| December 16, 2011

RR&B is short for Rib Room and Bar, located at the Landmark Bangkok near Nana BTS station. It is a fine dining restaurant that specializes in steaks. Apart from the steaks, I like being on high floors and see another perspective of this wonderful city. Being in the heart of Bangkok on the 31st floor can provide a good opportunity to do that. It was an easy decision to come here.

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At the lobby we took the glass elevator to the 31st floor. It is one of the only few places that go up that high in Bangkok. You can see the lower Sukhumvit area as it get higher it reveals more of the city. The elevator ride reminds me of a recent visit to Los Angeles at John Portman’s classic building the Westin Bonaventure. The elevator door opens; we arrived at the bar with soft lounge seats. Through a glass door is the restaurant. Seating is pretty spread out. The red toned lighting provides a mellow ambiance. The dining area faces the North-west offering views of the Prathumwan, Ratchadamri, and Wireless areas. It’s always nice to be at a place like this and see the Bangkok traffic jam but not get stuck in it.

Our dinner started with the Millionaire salad, the richness from the sea and land; Maine lobster, foie gras, salmon roe, layered on a creamy parsley sauce top with fresh vegetable and 25 aged balsamic. A great combination of sweetness from the lobster and the richness from the pan seared foie gras, this could be a main by itself. Next was the cappuccino lobster bisque. The scent of the sea allured us to the creamy sweet soup. Another salad we had was the Alaskan king crab salad, a light tasty appetizer.

For the main we had the north Atlantic cod. The base is a capsicum sauce, green asparagus, steamed cod topped with hollandaise sauce. It looked nice but it was week in flavor. What we were waiting for was the Australian wagyu tenderloin. A really thick, 2×3.5 inches piece of steak with a marbling score of 6, served with a wine reduction sauce topped with sautéed morel mushroom and fried polenta stick. I’m sure many people will agree with me that the only way to have a steak is medium rare. The steak was done just that way. It was easily cut to reveal the red and tasty beef juice. We were very impressed with our tender juicy and flavorful steak.

Address:RR&B (Rib Room and Bar) Landmark Hotel
The Landmark Bangkok 138 Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel. +66 0 22540404
Text/photo: Vasin Srivarathanabul

Sampled menu

Millionaire salad 1,490
Alaskan king crab salad 650
Lobster bisque 420
North Atlantic cod fish 1,400
Australian 400 days grain fed tenderloin 250 gr. 2,100
Magic white chocolate sphere 290

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