The last time I stepped into Tony Roma's was 4 years ago. So when we couldn't decide where to have dinner one evening after our run, we let a poster advertisement for "America's Best Ribs" make the decision for us.
The restaurant was fairly emptied out by the time we stepped in for dinner at about 9pm.
We got the Half Onion Loaf ($8.90), a towering concoction of battered and deep-fried onion rings, served with a BBQ-mayo sauce. This was so aromatic and it tasted as good as it smelled. I didn't really take to the BBQ-mayo sauce though, I'm so not a fan of mayo.
We got 2 mains to share. First up was the BBQ Half Chicken ($20.90), served with a corn on the cob and mashed potatoes. The chicken was juicy enough, but the glazing BBQ sauce was a tad too sweet. The mashed potatoes was also way too dry, even the bacon and shredded cheese topping couldn't cure the dry potatoes. This dish wasn't value for money, but at least the chicken was huge.
We also ordered the Ribs and Fish Fillet Combo ($28.90), also served with the same sides. The ribs were disappointingly not tender enough, and didn't live up to the "America's Best Ribs" promise. It might be the best in America, but definitely not in Singapore. But the fish saved the day. It was flaky, clean-tasting and moist. Overall, this dish was a let-down, and not worth its $28.90 price-tag.
Tony Roma's also serves a Mini Baguette with Herbed Butter, but we were too occupied with the onion loaf to enjoy this. I noticed that the bread was served warm though.
I have to point out something though, we were served by a very very very earnest waiter. He was always so eager and sincere in his service. I didn't get his name (he looks to still be around 18 years old?) but he's the kind of waiter I would give a better tip to.
3 Temasek Boulevard #B1-007
Suntec City Mall
Tel: 6337 9055
Open Mondays to Thursdays from 11.30am to 3.00pm for lunches and 6.00pm to 10.00pm for dinners; and
Fridays to Sundays from 11.30am to 10.00pm