We were pretty tired and didn’t want to venture out too far for a meal. So we went shopping and sightseeing till late and came back to eat around 8pm at St Regis’s own restaurant. I called to book this during the day at the downstairs Rue D’Or french restaurant. Usually Japanese have good French/Italian fusion cuisines.
Menu was an IPAD! thats interesting. im not sure whether i like this idea or not. I always think a piece of paper/menu is always better and special.
St Regis guests have a special menu which is slightly cheaper and better. This is today’s menu. I had to prompt them for this menu however.
I opted for the 3 course wine pairing for I think 3000 yen which was cheap.
Gotta have some bread in a French restaurant.
Next up was a sweet garlic galette with a salad of asparagus and plum tomato.
A bit of a soup next which was an chilli avocado soup with tortilla chips
Final dish was duck breast with lavender, fennel and peach puree. It was wonderfully presented. The chef was French and you can see the French cooking and presentation.
Before dinner, we saw a couple and the girl had some flowers as well. Anyway they eventually moved into the bar. Probably has dating her or was about to propose? Who knows. Quite funny seeing Japanese couples date. The interior had some Japanese painting (obviously of Osaka seeing the castle there) But there was also a touch of New York.
You cannot come to Japan without having one of their famous whiskys. Note some of the prices!
I had no choice but to order one! I’m sorry I even forgot what I had!
Bottom Line – Japanese can also do good Western Food. This place was quite worth it for the quality and being a St Regis guest, the special was a no brainer. I thought service was a bit lackluster maybe because we came late so everything seemed rush. They had waiters who had fairly good english so we were quite impressed
Tip – have the set menu if you’re staying at the hotel. You get a better price/menu.
Rating – 16/20
Address : Japan, 〒541-0053 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Chuo Ward, Honmachi, 3−6−12