One of the best steakhouses in Thailand, Hamilton’s at Dusit Thani Bangkok took its name from the first US ambassador to Thailand, Hamilton King who served between 1898-1903. Renowned for its outstanding service, contemporary setting and quality cuts of the world’s best beef, Hamilton’s continues to excel in every department pleasing diners of all ages and all nationalities.
Decked out to resemble a 1920’s high-end American bistro, dark wood dominates the walls, floors and furniture as chrome and frosted glass complete the trick to transport you back to another era in time. Meanwhile, soothing period music, monochrome images of a long forgotten Bangkok and the aroma of cooking beef all tug and tease your senses.
With space for just 50 diners, we made an early evening booking to ensure we could fully appreciate this wonderful restaurant and at the same time take our time to savour numerous dishes from the menu. Our attentive waiter was on hand to advise the daily specials and which choice cuts of beef we should pay attention to. His expert knowledge and guiding hand also extended to the wine list and which wine should be paired with beef, fish or pork.
Our starters included the mouthwatering Smoked Beetroot Salad with Feta Cheese and Shaved Pear, Rocket and Aged Balsamic Dressing and Crab Cake with Shaved Fresh Fennel and Radish with Spicy Yoghurt Dressing. Sharing both dishes, we truly appreciated the rich flavours of the delicate yet sizeable crab cakes, which amazingly complimented the smoked beetroot salad.
Moving on to the mains, the highly recommended Kurobuta Pork Spare Ribs with Homemade Steak Fries and Hamilton’s Signature BBQ Sauce was paired with a medium Striploin (250 grams) steak topped with the famed Hamilton’s Steak Sauce. The ribs were cooked to perfection and this allowed the smooth texture of the meat to melt in the mouth. Dipping fries in the rich BBQ sauce is something one must experience to really enjoy the moment. The striploin was particularly tender as it was cooked over lava stones to totally preserve the natural juices of the beef.
With our calorie-count already out of the window, we plumped for the Jalapeno Sorbet with black sesame tuile and orange basil foam served on lime kiwi sauce for our shared dessert. The rich sharpness of the sorbet helped rid our taste buds of its meaty flavours and was the perfect way to end a wonderful meal at the best steakhouse in Bangkok.