No.26D, Bldg 10-12, Sinan Mansions, 55 Sinan Rd, near Fuxing Rd (M)
Another steak house opens in Shanghai. Chef Adam Levin, of New York Steak and Burger fame, has brought a relaxed and cheerful three-floor steakhouse to Sinan Mansions.
It’s a great place to have afternoon tea outside on a nice sunny afternoon. It’s very quiet and not as crowded as Xin Tian Di. Shanghai Slim’s has everything a surf and turf restaurant needs, but unlike most steakhouses here, the focus is on the surf. It’s bound to leave a mark as an affordable option for USDA steak and Boston lobster.
The menu is typical American steakhouse: boneless USDA rib-eyes and petit filets, mashed potatoes, even hush puppies. Most items come with a modern twist.
Things started with a bit of a mix-up. We ordered the brown Derby Cobb salad, (RMB60). The diced vegetables are clean and fresh and act as a nice and healthy contrast to the rich lobster mac and cheese (RMB88). The mac is sinfully creamy but a little light on its star ingredient. I also has the lobster pot stickers and let me say it definitely had more lobster in the pot stickers than the lobster Mac and cheese. We counted just three tiny shreds of lobster meat in the miniature Dutch oven in which it is served.
The Chesapeake crab cakes (RMB160) are delicious–pure and delightful. It was not greasy or heavy.
The steak, a 500g boneless rib eye (RMB268), was ok, it was a little more than the med rare I ordered. The port wine sauce saves it though, and the accompanying truffled mashed potatoes are light, fluffy and earthy.
The saffron pancetta (RMB55) is a unique, savory version of the classic Italian dessert and a perfect ending to the meal.
For desert I had the chocolate cake. It was excellent. You can savor the chocolate.