The Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar

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French

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Relaxed yet refined restaurant-and-bar by acclaimed Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.6
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Anniesaurusrawr
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Used to like it a lot but the food I tried this time is not as nice as before - especially the crackling chicken it was really dry and hard to chew. Will think twice next time if I were to go back.

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CherlynAurora
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, fantastic service, such a brilliant place to celebrate birthdays at, overall an amazing experience with all the food that we ordered!

The tagliatelle with eggplant, tomatoes & ricotta was fabulously light and so fresh! The truffle pizza was oozing with truffle and cheese, enjoyed it thoroughly. The veal Milanese & ocean trout were such amazing items too! For dessert, the warm apricot crumble was SO GOOD. Don’t ever leave without it.

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Noelle
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food is salty and not hot (slightly warm) when served. Customer service was bad. Staff at front desk has got some attitude problem when we arrived. She said she had tried to call me via my hp for confirmation but i had already received confirmation email the day before. I was not mentioned to expect any call from the restaurant from that email. I find it quite unprofessional for her to talk to us with bad attitude and not even making eye contact. The staff who took our order and served food was slightly more friendly. What i can read from your staff's behavior is that we are not "white" so we received less friendly service. All the tables were set up quite close to one another. It made it look like a fast food restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service. Feel welcome and friendly reception.
Good Food presentation. Lovely ambience. Will definitely visit again.

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JessN
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for another memorable night! Food and service was superb, especially the sommelier! She remembered both bottles that we ordered over month ago when we were last there for a Long lunch. Amazing! Can’t wait to come back again x

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VerlinC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Reservation was made through Chope website. Apparently, was given outdoor dining upon arrival. Was disappointed though. It would be good if I am reminded when reservation was confirmed by staff through phone. Nothing was being mentioned.

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Aegyogirl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value for brunch. Food is always cooked to a high standard. The French toast is especially yummy with a lovely crunchy exterior while remaining fluffy inside.

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StephanieP
Singapore
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were punctual and was of course seated quickly Would have preferred a table away from the bar and staff’s access to the kitchen. Ordered the calamari for starters, trout and pork chop for mains and a potato purée on the side, paired with white wine and to top it all of with really good profiteroles and apricot tart for desserts. Food was delicious. Service prompt and attentive. Overall a very pleasant first experience. Will definitely return. Thank you

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JocelynKau
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was at Dempsey Cookhouse on 23 July, for my partner's birthday dinner. We will like to compliment my server Monica. Her service was delightful, and we enjoy our dinner very much. Great thank you to her awesome hospitality. We will definitely return for future visits.

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CathH
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The vibe here is great and it is clear the team has put a lot of thought into creating intimate spaces in a very large space. We loved the sides: The baked cauliflower perfectly retained its crunch with the sweetness of the charring. The pea guacamole gets a ‘wow’ every time We take a new visitor there. Service is fairly attentive with the occasional miss on watching water glasses and being clear on whether all plates would be served together or in separate courses.

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PearlieT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food. Definitely will be back again and again.
Very attentive staff. I requested no bar stool seating as I'm expecting and was very happy someone called me back to reassure me there is no bar stool seating. Service staff also very attentive throughout our meal.

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JayTEE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambience and super friendly staff. Be great if Cookhouse offers Seasonal Menus as well ! thks

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect ambiance. Staff are friendly and nice! especially Szehwee! got a surprise dessert for birthday!!

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FlorenceH
London
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kudos for excellent service crew, something you don't see in many of today's restaurants. The Filipino waiter who served me took great care to note my food allergies and was very accommodating and professional. After the food was served by another staff, he came by my table to ensure that my food didn't contain the allergens. Johann the assistant restaurant manager provided service par excellence. Highly recommended!

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KarenT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely ambience for a relaxing brunch. The food was nice, but what you would expect for the price. Service was good, but took a little while at times but it was no issue as we were not in a rush. We sat outside as indoors is a little too much aircon for my preference, however the interior did look stunning.

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta and pizza were good ! Highly recommended to those who are on a date or would like to have a great dinner !

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CBG899
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I brought my newly arrived colleague from Seoul and she was impressed.
The front desk staff were professional and showed us our table.
The tables are a good distance apart. I notice the tall palms from a year ago have been replaced. We ordered from the a la Carte menu. A Caesar salad was shared and individually mains ordered. She had the seafood main and I ordered the vegetarian tagliatelle. All delicious and was told by the roving maitre’d that a new menu was recently introduced. The price points are acceptable by Dempsey standards. The lemon tart was a fitting dessert end.

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SUZAINAK
London
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great experience going to the Cookhouse. I was celebrating a friend's birthday and the restaurant helped with a small dessert and candle at the end. Very nice!

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JDNGU
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE FOOD IS AWESOME, STAFF IS FRIENDLY AND SERVICE IS GOOD

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KayeB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in garden surroundings. Comfortable chais and lovely big ceiling fans. Denzel looked after us wonderfully. The food was sensational. Really tasty. Superb well balanced wine list. We are booking to go again this week when we return to Singapore.

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StephenT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, beautiful building and a great bar
You will always have a nice experience when dining at The Dempsey Cookhouse

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SimonB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Generally I would recommend Dempsey Cookhouse. However the staff need to do more to control unruly children in the restaurant. We were sat next to a table with two children, that we not being controlled and the staff did not say anything to their parents.

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JimmyT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

If they are seriously wanting to be one of those top restaurants in town, food quality , taste and presentation must be greatly improved. I dun think their staff is ready too without proper trainings.

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Rcyjy8
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it. Good Quality of food. Great ambience & excellent service. Cannot ask for more.. Staff if prompt and attentive. Best of all. being able to book via open table is thumbs up!

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Paulzxcv
London
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very attractive place, great food, would recommend and return. Service could be improved. We booked an outside table, but upon arrival told the OpenTable get these things wrong and one wasn't available. Inside is air-conditioned to a chill. It had to take some complaining to get this sorted. Staff we not very attentive. Had to keep asking to our wine to be topped up etc. No feeling they were thinking about us. We had to prompt and ask them each time anything was required. The service wasn't unpleasant or a reason not to go, just could be better.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and service in a lovely atmosphere!

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YongR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thanks for your wonder service! Waiter was absolutely efficient and friendly. (:

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent ambience and attentive staff.
Should service drinks before food though.

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Shaina
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

My husband and I went to this restaurant to celebrate a special occasion on a Saturday night. When we first arrived, the hostess told us that there was one table we could sit at outside but that we'd have to be done in an hour. She did not ask whether we had a reservation (which we did), and only after a confused exchange did she realize that we had one and thus could be seated inside.

We were greeted immediately by the waiter, who brought our water and the menus out quickly. However, it took 20 minutes for our other drinks to come out, and my husband's was wrong (he ordered a mojitto and got a martini instead). In addition, as I am obviously expecting a child (am in the 37th week of pregnancy), the waiter asked when the baby was due and then made a comment under his breath referencing how "large" I looked. Very rude and inappropriate!

Despite the waiter's forgetfulness and rude comments, we stayed (probably against our better judgment). I ordered grilled tenderloin with salsa verde - the meat was tender but the seasoning was overwhelmed by cumin (which I typically like but didn't complement the steak). My husband ordered the "simply cooked" tenderloin, which was 100 grams. His dish was fine but nothing to write home about. He also ordered a tomato, fresh basil, and chili pizza which came out cold. At the end of the meal, I ordered cheesecake and he ordered an aperitif -- my dessert came out quickly and was delicious, but his drink took an additional 15 minutes and reminding the waiter.

Overall, the lack of service, inappropriate comments, and lackluster food make me wonder why this restaurant is rated so highly on Opentable. We have no plans to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Absolute delicious

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Fungi
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambience is good, especially for meeting and catching up with friends.

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Mo16
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This was our second visit from Australia; love the setting although same menus as 2 years ago; maybe time to add a few new dishes.

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Vish
Singapore
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Hi
I truly enjoy your food and service.. ambiance is perfect.
A curious question- why do I get called about preferences when the menu is standard in terms of offering and basic veg/ non veg, eggs, garlic etc preferences?

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OpenTable Diner
Singapore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The white and black ambiance was great. Staff were prompt and attentive. Food was to our satisfaction as well.

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TomP
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place and wonderful mood~!!
We've got the special service for our anniversary!!

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JacquelineT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was excellent right from start to finish. My friend felt the chicken was a bit on the dry side and attributed it to being breast meat. We did the chef's recommendation which comprised what felt like 10 courses.

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JoyL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, with outstanding service from very helpful yet unobstrusive staff.

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CherieT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. Was there for a birthday celebration and staff was super coordinated, didn’t even need a reminder and service was impeccable. Would recommend for any occasion!

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CathyS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Very good food. Great night all round.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a few cocktails at the bar and then sat outside and loved the ambiance
Been here 3 times now and each time great

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The Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 269 OpenTable diners.