BY CK Lam

Steak Frites in the heart of historic George Town, Penang is a great restaurant that fits the current trend towards nostalgia. The restaurant is part of 23 Love Lane, a beautifully restored boutique heritage hotel.

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We had a meal at the casual and charming dining room decorated with soft lighting, old antiques, wooden tables and booth seating.

Steak Frites @ 23 Love Lane – Steak, salad and fries by what2seeonline.com

Steak Frites @ 23 Love Lane – Steak, salad and fries by what2seeonline.comSteak Frites @ 23 Love Lane – Steak, salad and fries by what2seeonline.com

 

The steak takes pride of place in the simple and short menu. The grilled Australian beef tenderloin is served in melting cafe de Paris butter, along with a host of crispy fries, French baguette and garden salad.

The marbled beef marinated with salt, pepper, Dijon mustard and Lea & Perrin sauce comes with different preferences of sizes, priced at RM49 for 150g and RM60 for 200g.

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Beef tenderloin topped with cafe de Paris butter

 

The garden salad of local romaine lettuce is served before the main course with appetizing honey mustard dressing. We like the light dressing, made with just the right balanced amount of vinegar, olive oil, Dijon mustard and honey sweetness.

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We had the 150g steak cooked to medium-rare with a smokey glaze. Full of flavor and juiciness, the steak goes beautifully with the melting cafe de Paris butter. This tasty herb enriched butter is prepared with a wide variety of ingredients. Parmesan cheese, anchovies, Dijon mustard, pepper, parsley, thymes, dills and tarragon are just a few.

Steak Frites @ 23 Love Lane – Steak, salad and fries by what2seeonline.comSteak Frites @ 23 Love Lane – Steak, salad and fries by what2seeonline.com

 

We were recommended the Wamssler Sparkling Mead to go with the steak. Served chilled, the mead made with pure honey is deliciously refreshing. The restaurant is offering the mead with a buy 2 free 1 promotion, available from 16th September 2012 to 14th October 2012.

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The steak menu is served from 5pm on weekdays and from 12pm on weekends.

Steak Frites is a great dining place to return to. Its environment is a great place to dine in and at the same time there is a lot to see of the neighboring boutique hotel.

Steak Frites @ 23 Love Lane – Steak, salad and fries by what2seeonline.com

 

Steak Frites
23 Love Lane
George Town
10200 Penang

Tel: 04 262 1323

Website: http://www.23lovelane.com

* Many thanks to 23 Love Lane for laying on this invitation.

 

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 2:35 pm and is filed under Boutique Hotel, Cafe, George Town, Heritage, Invited Review, Penang, Pork Free, Restaurant, Western Cuisine. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

6 comments so far

 1 

the place looks gorgeous!!
do they only serve steaks ah? any other meats other than beef?

CK Lam Reply:

As of now, they only serve steak :)

September 26th, 2012 at 4:48 pm
 2 

Wow, finally they opened for business.. It just look like another China House..=)

CK Lam Reply:

There is much difference between the two places. Anyway do drop by 23 Love Lane for a visit. There is much to see besides those from the photos.

September 26th, 2012 at 6:15 pm
 3 

23 Love lane seem to be a good place to go and enjoy dinner & the heritage feel from the environment.

btw, how is the pricing ? acceptable?

CK Lam Reply:

Pricing is still reasonable…you get to enjoy a nice size piece of steak below RM50 :)

September 27th, 2012 at 10:03 am
Teng
 4 

Do they serve breakfast?

September 30th, 2012 at 9:10 am
 5 

You are very lucky to have such a good steak place in Penang. Kuching’s steak options are terrible.

November 5th, 2012 at 9:34 pm
Julie Loh
 6 

I went to Steak Frites.. cozy and lovely environment for chatting with your loved one. On that day, they served one and the only main course for dinner. Though there was no other choices, the Australian beef tenderlion was very well prepared and served nicely. Oops! forgot to mention the honey wine. I loved it!

December 30th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

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