It was the second time for my friend and I to dine at Dan Ryan's
for dinner. Generally the food were quite awesome with an American MENU. However, we never learnt the moral of the story
as the dishes were served in American portions, and bravely we always ordered at least three to four dishes in total..and we ended up bloated and leaving bits and pieces everywhere. This time, history repeated. We ended up ordering more than we could eat... having us left with two take-away bags on our hands when we left.
Onion Rings: I didn't quite like the Onion Rings to be honest. Although I could taste the onions inside, the outer layer of breadcrumbs were not quite coverable and it was less crispy than I imagined.
On a whole it was quite soggy and fragile.. as a onion rings lover, I much prefer thicker pieces!
Chicken caesar salad
Chicken caesar salad: It had a nice flavour with a taste of sweet and fresh lemonade. To my surprise, the breadcrumbs were soft and crispy! The lettuce were fresh and cut in to small pieces for my convience of eating! Loving it!
White wine (Lungarotti, Pinot Grigio IGT, 2009/10, Umbria, Italy): Personally I'm not an expert in drinking wine at all. But this bottle of white wine tasted very sweet to me.. it was easy to drink at first but hard to keep myself going later on.
Wild mushroom risotto
Wild mushroom risotto: From its appearance, it was nothing too surprising. But you should never judge a book by its cover!
Though it was slightly dried, the strong and heavy onion and mushroom flavour were able to enlighted my appetize! It was quite a simple dish with a simple use of ingredients, so much better than the linguine! It would be better if there could be more cheese!
Louisiana Seafood Fettucine
Louisiana Seafood Fettucine: Personally, I found this dish most 'heavy'. Not only was the Rosemary (herbs) too heavy, the sauce was not thick enough to blend in with the seafood and linguine... making the whole dish really starchy and tasteless!
Strongly discouraged anyone in trying out this dish when you next pay your visit!
On a whole, the food were generally really tummy-fulfilling but HUGE! As for quality-wise, I'm not sure if I would rank this high as the dishes weren't exactly cooked at the finest quality cooking comparing to some other famous names in town. It's hard to judge the food when it comes to American dishes...personally I prefer Outback and Ruby Tuesday... perhaps they have a better atmosphere and food that fit their genre? Not too sure if I will come back to Dan Ryan anymore - dislike the setting, over-priced MENU and the dishes choices were quite limited. - Y
Chicken caesar salad,Wild mushroom risotto
Date of Visit: Jul 26, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately HKD383(Dinner)Other Ratings:
Value for Money 2