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The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar
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Ranked #161 of 11,774 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: US$26 - US$53
Description: World-renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s legendary involvement in every aspect of his restaurants – concept, menu, architectural design, staff selection and training – shows through in The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, his most recent establishment here at COMO Dempsey. Signature elements like an open kitchen elevates the cooking process into a performing art, while communal dining makes the experience more familial and relaxed.
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Description: World-renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s legendary involvement in every aspect of his restaurants – concept, menu, architectural design, staff selection and training – shows through in The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar, his most recent establishment here at COMO Dempsey. Signature elements like an open kitchen elevates the cooking process into a performing art, while communal dining makes the experience more familial and relaxed.
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

From the welcome, to the service from Joey, the prompt arrival of share plates, then just the right break before our mains of salmon (with a divine truffle jus) and ricotta pasta, then a decent break before yummy desserts. A pavlova and a frangipanni tart shone as did crab dumplings and calamari at the outset. I asked for the Chef to cook the salmon as he felt it should be. A winning touch, unasked the waitress reports back the Chef recommends medium on this dish and I concurred happily. Wine is never cheap in Singapore, so the quality of a clever wine list is appreciated with a rousanne marsanne blend from the Barossa a standout. A French Pinot by the glass was a flavoursome whilst light way to end the dinner. And all this before I mention the room, wow. Just wow. A converted cookhouse, literally, that served the barracks during the war. It now houses this modern day Californian influenced eatery, inside with a clean outdoorsy feel of white and plants and big lights hanging from high, high ceilings. Also under the same roof, a bar, a tempura counter and stools, plus the divine Peranakan hit, Michelin-starred Candlenut. Dempsey Cookhouse is flawless with a fresh approach to Singapore dining and a fabulous ambience. The tables turn over throughout the night. Don't worry about dining windows, because this machine is so well-oiled that it all works seamlessly. Thank you Chloe, Clifton, Joey firstly for introducing yourselves and all the team for a first-rate performance. Singapore just went up a notch with this casual yet sophisticated cuisine and venue. Barely two or three months old and already smoothly in its groove. Uber cool.

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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Happily got a table when we went by at lunch time without a reservation. Cool and pleasant place with the high ceilings and generous table spacing and setting.
Lunch menu had ala carte and several set lunches with a wide choice of dishes.

Service was good except for the occasional jar of 'no problem' reply by one or two wait staff. If there is one training tip for all service staff it would be , do not ever say 'no problem' to a customer. If there was a problem, the customer would likely not be there in the first place.

Otherwise table service was good. The kitchen service was poor. Not wanting a full lunch, we opted for 2 al carte main course items and it took perhaps 20-25 minutes for it to be served and when it was ready, it was taken to the next table. We caught the attention of the staff and finally had our lunch.

Beef tenderloin and the beef burger were good and the pavlova dessert was excellent.

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Thank SunMoonShine
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

came here for easter brunch and it was just fantastic! first of all, service is outstanding! i am from hotels background and studied also in switzerland, cant fault this team anything! so professional, fast, polite, you did not get a chance to poor even your own water.

will recommend, besides the stunning interior, perfect service, the food is awesome too!

price was not too bad considering the level of food and service you recieved and for brunch actually acceptable.

perfect!

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Thank felixflorian
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

This latest addition to the F&B scene serves good quality food and creative cocktails in a lovely setting. Their portions of desserts are most generous I have ever had and their excellent service made our dining experience ever so memorable. It is totally understandable why their tables are taken up on weekends and the strict timings they imposed for each seating.

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Thank Y880
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Time was when Dempsey wasn't exactly famous for high quality dining, but that has been changing in recent years. The Dempsey Cookhouse is another milestone on the way.
The interior designers did a great job: leaving the high ceilings but partially filling the space overhead with large lampshades. The feeling is light, spacious, and airy. It helps that the tables have not been crammed in to maximise seating. As a single diner without a reservation, I accepted a seat at the bar (I prefer to sit down to my meals - not up) and didn't regret it. The long marble top, large array of bottles with overhanging greenery make an interesting place to eat and drink. The service was impeccable.
My foie gras starter was seared just right, and served with a finger of toasted brioche and some apple sauce. The main of roasted cod was perfectly cooked and the verdant and piquant sauce a different, but very appropriate accompaniment, without overwhelming the delicate fish flavours.
The only disappointing note was the wine. There is a fair selection by the glass, and I tried the Sauternes with the foie gras: it was okay, but nothing special - of course, one shouldn't expect much "special" at the price, but Sauternes is generally underpriced, and I think that there must be much better options at the same price point. The South African gewurztraminer I tried with the fish was hugely disappointing: no freshness, and none of the vibrant floral notes that should make gewurtz so enjoyable. It tasted as though it had travelled to Singapore overland on a donkey!

For this level of dining, the prices were very reasonable.
I shall definitely be returning!

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Thank Katsuwonus
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