Fillet steak, rare to medium rare, mustard seed and pepper encrusted basting, delicious chips and Springbok Carpaccio to boot. That steak though, wow. When combined with the special basting, the chips, and the specially matched glass of shiraz (or two), it was the best steak meal I've eaten. Coming from an Australian that is high praise.
Just the tenderness, the technique in cooking, the quality of the cut, and natural flavour was exactly what I needed on this very chilly Johannesburg night.
The five stars are for the steak. The Springbok Carpaccio was also interesting, while not everyone's cup of tea: the texture is not like beef carpaccio, and I couldn't quite put my finger on what it reminded me of in terms of texture and flavour. But then it hit me (and my dining companions) - it tasted like a subtle and more substantial variation of smoked salmon. Don't laugh until you try it - it honestly resembled smoked salmon more than game.
The bottom line is this: if you're in Rosebank and enjoy a good steak, hearty food, and bold wine - go to the Grillhouse. Pricey by Johannesburg standards, but on this occasion you do get what you pay for. I had to go back there twice to make sure, but I say five stars.
Sunday lunch with the Mrs. We were both in need of a steak. Boy did we find it. All the way from the service to the fillet and New York sirloin was excellent. I think obviously a night time arrangement would probably have suited the decor and ambience but we didn’t care. We were happy.
What a lovely restaurant. I have always wanted to come here because I have heard such good things. The service is amazing from the time you enter, super attentive staff. The complimentary bread looked really good, I just didn't have any space in my belly for it as we just came from a movie where I devoured quite a bit of popcorn. The fillet I ordered was phenomenal, I had it with a side of greek salad which was delicious (most creamiest feta imaginable). I wish I had the mashed potato and onion rings though as I have been told that it is divine, maybe next time. :) I had a glass of Merlot with my meal and it was goooood. I feel it is a little overpriced but worth the experience.
A classical SA grillhouse thst has stood the test of time.Interior reminds us of New York steak house.Service is excellent and prices most reasonable. Highly recommended.
Jarrod Michael-Sylar Prinsloo-Bluth
Phenomenal steak and excellent service!! The atmosphere is incredible and the staff are extremely knowledgeable. The bar at the back is very warm and cozy.
Kgahlego Pitsi Boloko-Kewana
This place is consistently always worth it! Went there last week for my partner’s 30th Birthday, & not only did they let us bring our own cake, but they also gave him ice-cream & chocolate to say Happy Birthday! How sweet!
But onto the real stuff:
Service 5/5 - attentive without being overbearing
Food 5/5 - that welcome bread is just everything (please, where can I buy it???). My partner had the Black Angus Steak - perfection!!! I had the wild mushroom steak - amazing! The food here literally never disappoints. And always take your servers advice on the steak
Vibe 5/5 - laid back & relaxed - perfect for an intimate dinner.
Decor 3/5 - the only thing this place needs is a decor update. One of the seats in our booth was flat, and those statues are a bit out of touch in the current climate
Overall 5/5 - I’m sticking with 5 because this place really is just great. The decor could use work, but the food & service are always on point. Been here multiple times & I’ve never been disappointed.
The best steak Iv ever had!!!!!!
Sauces were stunning!
Sides were yummy
Hot bread was delicious!
The decor is clean and 5*
Service was excellent!
Thank you for a wonderful Sunday lunch!
Lovey experience at the Grillhouse Rosebank . Definitely my favourite Grillhouse . My fillet steak was cooked to perfection and the restaurant has a lovely ambience! Definitely worth a visit! Service was also on point.
This restaurant is a meat lovers heaven. I don’t eat red meat but I managed to find my perfect pork ribs. Flame grilled to perfection, I added this to a baked potato and then finished it off with a refreshing sorbet shared with my fiancé.
What a restaurant!! This is really the epitome of a classic steak house. Their steaks are unreal and have been since I can remember. The Grillhouse is a treat all round. The service, quality of steak, atmosphere, wine list are incomparable. Love it!!!