Monday, December 10, 2012

Murray's New Orleans Bourbon Street Steaks and Oysters

Hubby and I were meeting some friends for drinks last Friday night at the Fort area.  We'll be drinking and can't afford to do so on an empty stomach so we looked for a place nearby and found ourselves standing in front of Murray's New Orleans Bonifacio High Street.  I had the chance to try this place a few years back (it was so-so),  but Hubby has yet to try it so we gave it a go. 

Here's what we had:

Death by Gumbo.  The soup looked weird from the very beginning.  Why put rice in the soup?  But the server insisted that it was their bestseller (aka most expensive soup on the menu), so we tried it.  Did. Not. Like. It. 

Fried Calamari.  The calamari was ok, but the serving size was pretty small.  The picture above is all the calamari that was served to us.  I didn't take any before taking the pictures.  Promise! 

New Orlean's Famous Baby Back Ribs.  And now to their pride and joy... the ribs.  While the serving size is huge, the taste itself was... underwhelming.  Some parts are nice and juicy while other parts are dry and tough.  They did not provide us with the sauce either, and the sauce smothered over the ribs were too little (see photo of dry ribs above).  We did enjoy the mashed potatoes though, but that's not the point!  Side dishes are supposed to accompany the main course, but most definitely not overshadow it.  The onion rings weren't good either... I think there's more batter than the actual onions.

Overall I would rate Murray's New Orleans Bourbon Street Steaks and Oysters a 1 out of 5.  Probably never going back again.  For the price we paid, we could have gone somewhere else and enjoyed it more.  Can't help but agonize over the wasted calories.  

Murray's New Orleans Bourbon Street Steaks and Oysters is at B6 Bonifacio High Street, 5th Ave. Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

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