On a recent trip to Bangkok I dined at Hamilton’s Steak House in the Dusit Thani Bangkok. Hamilton’s has copied the decor and feel of an American style Steak House. This is more a business lunch / dinner spot than a place to go to with a group of friends.
As usual in Thailand the team of Hamilton’s Steakhouse is friendly and attentive, though not overly so. I always smile when I hear the wait-staff apologise for delivering the food or a drink.
Unfortunately there is a limited choice of cuts of steak to choose from, not really that big an issue, would have liked to have tried the tomahawk, but would not wasted too much of it, so went with a Medium-Rare 440g Aussie T-Bone.
The quality of the meat was pretty good, but I remembered why it had been a long while since I have had a T-Bone, the cut is usually to “thin”. I prefer a Rib-Eye that is about 3.5 to 4cm thick, more flavour and a better cut to have served medium-rare as it takes a bit longer to cook which gives the fats and juices more time to do their thing and bring out the flavour. This steak needed to be cooked a bit longer, which would have meant it was served as a medium, so that the fat and juices had more time to come alive.
Like many steak restaurant’s Hamilton’s Steak House provides a choice of different salts, though their presentation is a bit better than most. I was served the Lava Salt, it was pretty good.
The wine list is a little limited, but that is not that unusual in Thailand, I chose a 2011 Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino.
|Name: Antinori Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino
Region: Montalcino, Italy
Vineyard: Pian delle Vigne
Oz’s Rating: 4 out of 5
Bright medium weight red-brick in appearance with a reserved pleasant combo of cherry, black pepper, spice and mocha aromas. The medium-bodied palate was complex and balanced with subtle tannins and an enjoyable medium to long finish.I enjoyed this, would be interested in trying this in a few years to see how it much further it evolves.
Hamilton’s Steak House
I enjoyed my meal at Hamilton’s, good service, great bottle of wine, but would have liked a few more steak cuts to choose from. If you are looking for a lively place Hamilton’s is not the place, try Gaucho’s, but if a nice quiet is what you want, then Hamilton’s could be a good choice.
Not sure I will dine at Hamilton’s Steak House again if I had another restaurant to choose from, but would not say no if I was invited.
Dusit Thani Bangkok Benjarong Terrace @ Night
Dusit Thani Martini
A very good dirty Martini and the lovely young lady who made it for me!!