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Been wanting to eat at Saveur for a long time already, but every time I see people queue-ing outside the restaurant, it always turns me down. Today, the restaurant door was unusually closed, and it didn't look that crowded, so my friend and I decided to have our dinner there. As we opened the door and went in, I saw a machine to dispense the queue number (no reservation allowed at the Far East branch btw), and here I was thinking it would take so long. Moreover, there were some people on the wai
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Been wanting to eat at Saveur for a long time already, but every time I see people queue-ing outside the restaurant, it always turns me down. Today, the restaurant door was unusually closed, and it didn't look that crowded, so my friend and I decided to have our dinner there. As we opened the door and went in, I saw a machine to dispense the queue number (no reservation allowed at the Far East branch btw), and here I was thinking it would take so long. Moreover, there were some people on the waiting list already. But then the staff straight away led us to sit. Lucky us, first visit without waiting time hehe.

The place is not really spacious (the seats are really close to one another) and it's too crowded inside. The ambience actually looks nice with the chandeliers and elegant black color, but due to the noisiness, I guess it's not a suitable place for romantic dining. Talking about the menu, there were not many options to choose from, but the price is very attractive. French food is usually identical with high price, but thanks to Saveur, they have made it affordable.

Each of us ordered one dish from the main course selections and a glass of iced water. The staff kindly reminded us that warm/iced water is chargeable at 30cents. Our food came quite quickly, took less than 15 minutes...
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Duck Confit - $12.90
duck confit served with mashed potato, sauteed shitake with parsley, orange segments and orange-infused natural jus
It must be one of the restaurant's best-seller dishes, since I saw every table ordering it. It kinda reminded me of Indonesian 'bebek goreng' (fried duck) haha. The duck was nicely fried, the outer skin was crispy and it was such a tender kind of meat. However, it was a bit too salty for my liking. The mashed potato was a perfection. It was so creamy and tasted differently from others I've tried before (different in a good way of course), and it blended nicely with the orange jus. The sauteed shitake mushroom was so-so though.
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Chicken Rolade - $9.90
chicken thigh stuffed with foie-gras infused chicken farce, creamy basmati rice and parmesan sauce
It was my friend's order. Upon seeing the word 'foie gras', I was a bit doubtful to try it. She ensured me to try. I detected a bit of weird taste (maybe it was the thing?), but overall, it's not something that would make me refuse to give a second try. The rice was creamy and went well with the cheesy sauce.

Overall, it was a good experience trying French cuisine. I was delighted with the service as well, that's why I didn't mind paying 10% service charge. The service was prompt and friendly, the staffs always put a smile on their faces even though it was a busy evening. Definitely will come back!
(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
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