6252 6225
<br> BJ's American Diner, run by Bernie, started off as a full service restaurant previously known as Botak Jones. They pride themselves on truly putting out what they consider to be the best American-styled food they've ever produced in their 20 odd years in the F&B business.<br><br>Free delivery for order >$60. Delivery from 12pm - 930pm continue reading
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Opening Hours
11:30 - 23:00
Tue - Thu
11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:00
Other Info
Group Gathering
Alcoholic Drinks Available
Open Till Late
Takes Reservations
Restaurant Website
Signature Dishes
Black Angus Prime Steak New Zealand Ribeye
Review (3)
We know there's a lot of Botak Jones (BJ) reviews out there, some good, some bad, some ugly (don't cue Clint Eastwood, please). So probably what you'll read will be (same old) x2, maybe not.Having patronised Botak Jones literally a hundred times, maybe more, we've had more free ribeye steaks (thank you BJ loyalty cards!) than the toes on a cow. So when the friend introduced BJ's American Diner, we knew it was going to be baaad - in a good way of course. Heck, we specially drove all the way down from home in the Northwest just to eat, shoot, and leave for home immediately after.True to it's namesake and Bernie's (aka the Botak himself) in-your-face American hearty philosophy, the whole setup felt right-at-home - the perfect ambience for some chow-down with the mow-down. Adding to that was the lazy, albeit rainy Sunday afternoon. The timing was not accidental, but deliberately, strategically, masterfully chosen. Why? Complimentary soup, and free flow drinks (either sodas, iced tea, or hot piping tea/coffee) to suit your mains when you order anytime before 4pm (daily except Monday when they're closed)!We ordered the usual signatures: Cajun Chicken and Ribeye Steak: Hungry 300grams "Like a Boss" Edition. Since the Thanksgiving Meal still applied, we had it as well (the meal comprised generous servings of turkey breast with cranberry sauce + sides, free drinks, a soup, and a pumpkin pie with ice-cream for dessert - yours for the price of $20 nett). What entranced us next would be, besides the rather quick service although it was a pretty sleepy afternoon for the diner as well, the mains laced with incredibly large portions of spicy fries and cheese potatoes (this is where the carbo-phobic faint). As BJ fans would have noticed, the portions of fries at the usual kopitiam joints seem to be shrinking in line with the economic forecasts. Not at this diner, seriously. The ginormous portions of potatoes here brought tears to our eyes, having being reminiscent of BJ back in the good-old-days when you could ask for more fries and therefore, happiness.Of course, we didn't come to hantam-bolah the fries. The mains were as good as the usual joints (same recipe, duh), just that they seemed more flavourful. For the BJ un-initiated, we were referring to the grilled scent of steak infused with rosemary and peppercorn + rich chewy texture of its doneness (a beautiful medium rare), the thick smokey accents and springy taste of the cajun chicken that would make your throat dry, and juicy tenderness of the turkey breast that shys away its tough, chewy equivalent you'll find in other similar outfits on the island. The pumpkin pie was a novel treat though, having tasted like kueh lapis (Bernie goes Singapura, huh?)In the end, we literally pigged ourselves out, not being able to finish our cheese potatoes. All of us. To aid with the digestion, we attempted doodling on the blank white sheets of mahjong paper that served as dining mats using crayons found at our table (i.e. bring your kids along for a whale of a time - not yours).We spent approximately 61 for 3 persons (no GST and service charge, yippee!). But the portions, we reiterate, were more like 6611... burp!! continue reading
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Level4 2012-10-11
I stay around this area and i also love American cuisine. I have not found something really good until this place opened. This place is packed for lunch and dinner even on weeknights. However, i have become a regular at this place. .The ambience is really cool and cosy with some American country music and some memorabilia from the American traditional arts scene. Lunch here is served hot with free soup and free flow of soft drinks. I spent less than 30 bucks for fish and chips for my mum and a ribeye steak for myself. Usually, they will serve the soup quite hot because thats the way i like it and pn this occasion, it was somewhat similar. I had chicken gumbo soup basically, small chicken chunks with vegetables and rice in the soup. (Be careful of the bones) It had a little spice to it but i am always cool with that. The other soup i tried was the mushroom soup, a little tasteless but there are lots of condiments to cater to all sorts of tastebuds.The ribeye steak i had was ok, i ordered medium because i wanted a little raw and a little cooked. Served with the baked cheese potato and coleslaw. It was too hearty of a meal that i decided to skip the desert. The fish and chips was good and served with a lot of spicy fries and some cooling coleslaw as we were too full, we couldnt finish.Above all this, the waitresses there know that we are regulars and serves ALL Guests promptly. They have a high tech ordering system using an electronic tabloid to input customers orders. Furthermore, when you dig in to your meal, they will check on you to see if all is good. Wonderful. Its a good thing i stay near. continue reading
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Level4 2012-07-11
I never expect to find a Botak Jones outlet here. I love their beef steak and have been eating in few of their outlets regularly. I ordered my steak with fries and coleslaw. They took about 15 minutes to serve it. They have got the doneness correct, it is not too bloody nor overcooked. The steak has got a nice beefy taste and still tender in texture. The french fries tasted just normal. continue reading
(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)