Here's a golden oldie...Jake's, a familiar name to many. Steakhouses used to be where we dined out for special occasions but nowadays with so much choices, they have been replaced with more stylo places. One thing is sure, while the decor can be a tad kitsch with old Wild West reminders, Jake's serves excellent food especially steaks that will make you return for more.
It takes a regular like my friend CS to manoeuvre us around the menu filled with meaty references as she selected the best of the lot. The overall favourite was the Angus Ribeye (RM148) - a juicy, packed with flavour and suprisingly slightly sweet tasting piece of steak that didn't need any enhancements at all. Good meat should be eaten au naturel with just a little salt and a grind of black pepper. Also ranking high for those who don't mind getting their hands dirty was the lamb flap (RM78) with its tasty meat and fats mingling together. The spare rib bone (RM98) was tender and full of flavour but some of us didn't quite like the slightly sweet sauce slathered on it. The lamb steak (RM42) seemed to pale in comparison to these weighty bovine (and lamb) delights. Equally as good as the meat was the pan fried Dover sole (RM88.40) with its sweet tender flesh. It was so good on its own we forgo the melted butter on the side.
Apologies for jumping straight into the mains but the appetizers were good but not exceptional i.e. the escargots that I often approach hoping and praying no Pretty Woman scene happens (the escargot flies off!), the cheesy nachos and the butter laden garlic bread. We end our protein rich meal with a sliver of pecan pie with ice cream (RM12.90) and nut brittle complimentary from the management. The brittle is addictive that you find yourself munching on it even though you're full to the brim.
So next time you crave for steak, do your tastebuds a favour and drop by Jake's for some good olde steak, as they sure do them very well here!
Jake's Charbroil Steaks
No. 21, Jalan Setiapuspa
Tel: 03-2094 5677
(Halal. Jockey parking is available. For more pictures, see my Flickr set.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.