Terrace Grill – Kuwait
Terrace grill is a place that reminds me of my teenage years, the place I went to with my parents instead of peacock for a Friday lunch with the family. The memories I have of this place are superb in terms of food, atmosphere, and good times with everyone in my family. A steak house located in JW Marriot-Salheya, was one of the first “fine dining” restaurants that we know of in Kuwait.
I hardly ever get amazed by steak houses in Kuwait, so I went to terrace grill hoping it would amaze me and live up to the memories I have. Since I was in a steak house, I ordered Carpaccio as an appetizer; bland and completely tasteless. Nothing special nor innovative. The tempura I ordered next was as disappointing as the Carpaccio; soggy enough to make me want to forget about eating there again. However I did manage to convince myself to order a steak, since that was the purpose of the meal. I went for a standard fillet-medium which came out quite good but still, not the quality I was hoping. The fillet came next to a bed of frozen french-fries which I couldn’t believe since I was paying quite a bit for a “gourmet” meal. Overall, I wouldn’t go again. I was paying 30kd a person for what should have been 10 kd; in terms of quality.
I was certainly disappointed at what terrace grill had to offer. I really do hope they would refresh and do something innovative and pay attention to quality of their food. They’re catering to a more educated people in terms of food, and they certainly have more competition than they used to.