To be honest - writing a review for Hussar Grill is quite easy. The famous steakhouse (the Rondebosch grill house opened in 1964) is the yardstick for local steakhouses. A yardstick that many others fall well short of unfortunately.
This was our sixth Steak Night ™ visit to Hussar Grill, and our second to the Camps Bay branch. All of the winning elements of a proper eatery are there – leather booths with walls filled with books, wine bottles and vintage photographs. It all creates a great ambiance for the carnivorous feast that awaits you. The manager Lance also took the time to greet us and introduce himself, and assure us we were in for a good night.
The evening began with drinks and snacks at the bar, before we moved to the cosy private dining room our host had arranged for us. As per usual, our table was decked out with olives, fried potato crisps and some of the best biltong to snack on. For starters, we ordered some plates of hog ribs, bitterballen and saucy sausage. All finger-licking, lip-smackingly good.
Our waitron Nicky presented us with a well stacked meat-board of the various cuts on offer, with recommendations for each cut. Our steak orders varied from fillets, to fillets-on-the bone, and some house specialties (like the Fillet Moutarde; topped with a sauce of double cream and blended mustards). Now - normally for our usually large dining group - not all of our meals and sides arrive together. Not.at.Hussar.Grill.
Steaks, sides, sauces were all delivered seamlessly by a squad of waitrons, servers, and managers. All our steaks were well basted and excellently grilled. The fries were hot and perfectly cooked, and accompanied by delicious creamy spinach and butternut.
Some were unhappy with the quantity of meat on the 300g on-the-bone cuts, but if you consider all the snacks, starters and desserts – no one can honestly say they were starving at the end of the night. The manager even comped us a large bottle of Alto Rouge, and a round of vodka shots! There wasn’t a line that Lance was not willing to cross this evening.
Hussar Grill is more than a solid steakhouse. They serve top-quality aged beef, which is well grilled by experienced staff. Our waitress and the manager were all very friendly, and made us feel welcome. Throw in their no-corkage policy, and you’re in for a value meal.
We will no doubt return in the very near future…
Overall: 8.3 (average of scores)
108 Camps Bay Drive
(021) 438 0151