This nostalgic American diner lines up an all-day menu
You would probably think of booth seats and red couches a la Archie comics if I cite an American diner here in Singapore.
Roosevelt’s Diner & Bar at Dorsett Residences may be chic and a minimalist take on the loud American diner, but it certainly is not minimalist with the food.
Opened in January, Roosevelt’s has had its detractors but I had a positive experience there. The airy and quiet space is great for a meal with the family, or a mid-afternoon chill-out.
All-American Menu, all day long
My heart leapt when I saw Jalapeno Bacon Mac & Cheese ($11) as a side dish. I was not disappointed. The macaroni was creamy with cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan.
The smokiness from the bacon and the slight zing from the jalapenos kept the dish from being too rich. While it is listed as a side, you could easily choose to have it as a main.
Roosevelt’s also serves an all-day-breakfast until 6pm daily, and the Eggs Roosevelt ($17) is definitely one of the must-tries. Similar to the huevos rotos in Spain, the runny poached eggs is covered with a brava sauce-like hollandaise with chorizo sausage and smashed potatoes.
Southern Food for the Soul
People from the South would be proud of what this eatery has to offer. The Southern Fried Chicken ($18), from Roosevelt’s is marinated overnight in fresh milk before being golden fried, and the homemade secret sauce to go with the chicken is made of seven different sauces. Good luck to you at trying to find out what they are! The side dish of the triple mash – sweet potatoes, potatoes and pumpkin – is tasty as well.
Bacon buffs would love the juicy Candied Bacon Beef Burger ($20), the patties are marinated with house spices and the bacon candied. The result is a lunch meal with a juicy and sweet-savoury flavour, plus a side of fries.
Desserts are available in a separate menu. I recommend the Apple Forrest Berries Crumble ($8). This tart and sweet take on the American cobbler sits in a warm cocotte with soft cooked fruit with a creamy scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Come eat like a Yankee at Roosevelt’s Diner & Bar.
Roosevelt’s Diner & Bar, 331 New Bridge Road, #01-02, Singapore 088764, Tel: 6538 3518