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The service is great and food is good :) Nice view overseeing the MBS
Great food as always but bald Caucasian manager was snobbish. His staff rescued the service standard.
Had a great birthday celebration for my friend and we both enjoy the food and service by the staffs!
Very nice ambience and the staff’s service was excellent. Very happy.
Lovely dinner experience at Monti. I was initially a tad disappointed as I made the dinner reservations 1 week ahead & requested for a window table since it was a birthday celebration. Perhaps I made the reservation too late still and window tables were all taken. I was given a table along the 'aisle' of the lower deck (2 to 3 tables away from the window) & nearest to the kitchen entrance. So I often have waiters walking past me which can be a little distracting at times. Only perk of that was seeing the visual representation of food we didn't order and have a closer view of fresh pasta hanging at the 'window' of the pasta room. Despite facing the kitchen entrance, I did have a look behind me and I have to say that the overall ambience/lighting in the restaurant was pretty comfortable and romantic. Chic elegance. Service was pretty good. The waiters were amiable & do check in with us periodically in case we need recommendations on the menu, or to make sure we enjoyed our food. Only wished I didn't have to ask for more bread myself (twice). We had our fill of bread by the time they finally offered us more without us requesting for it. Not all the bread were served warm, but I was rather amazed/intrigued at the tray of 4 square bottles on table. 1 for balsamic vinegar, and 3 for varying intensities/ flavour of extra virgin olive oil (fruity, medium & spicy/bitter). I could really taste the difference between fruity and spicy/bitter. The food was fantastic. For starters, we had the kale salad (refreshing & flavourful though salty) and sliced sous-vide veal (interesting combination with the tuna mayo). For our mains, we had the ravioli stuffed with braised veal (flavourful veal stuffing and you can really taste the lemon zest in the butter) and the mushroom tagliatelle (also wonderfully flavourful with the mushrooms and truffle). I was really mesmerised by the fresh handmade pasta, especially the tagliatelle which has the most springy texture I ever had in pasta. I wished we had a bigger portion so I have more to savour that flavour and pasta texture. For desserts, we had the tea-infused chocolate cigar (acquired taste but absolutely instagram-worthy. pretty filling I must say) and the baileys affogato (nothing can go wrong with this!). They even gave us a complimentary shot of limoncello each before the desserts arrived (not sure if it was due to my reservation remark on birthday celebration or to clear our palettes), as well as nutty shortbread biscuits to end off the meal. Our overall experience was pretty good. Though we deliberated and came to the conclusion that we may not have left the restaurant filling full if not for the 3 slices of bread we had and that we each had our own starter and dessert. Nonetheless, I'm definitely returning for more of that handmade pasta!
Ordered an appetizer (Smoked Swordfish Carparccio), soup of the day (mushroom soup) and 2 mains (today's special: beef and black ink angel hair pasta). We had decided not to order dessert as their offerings were quite limited. Swordfish caparccio is thinly sliced, pretty tasty. Soup was great, done in the style i like. Beef is superb, though we find it too cooked for a medium rare, the meat is very tender and soft. Pasta will be great for those who like the taste of squid ink and not too heavy. We were pleasantly surprised that the restaurant prepared a slice of cake to celebrate my fiance's birthday. I had indicated in my reservation to reserve a window seat as I'm celebrating a birthday. The cake doesnt seem to be anything from the menu and tastes really good! We decided to have a drink and stayed on for their live jazz band which were really great too! The atmosphere changed from intimate dining to a jazz bar from evening to night. Overall, its a great experience dining at Monti and prices are not as steep as I initially thought. Only downside is they seemed to be understaffed once the place is full and its so hard to get a service staff when you need them.
Food was ok but the staff (the lady who received us at the door and the managers in suits) could have been more sincere and warm. The waiters and waitresses were friendly and helpful though. They were polite, not rude but somehow lacked sincerity. They were more attentive to the higher spending customers I gathered. What was most disappointing was that I was celebrating my husband's birthday on that day. In my reservation through Quandoo, which I followed up with a phone call to the restaurant the next day, I asked for a surprise cake / dessert for my husband. Through the phone call, the lady assured me that yes they could arrange for that and that the restaurant does give complimentary desert for birthdays. But it NEVER happened, not that I wanted the complimentary desert, I was more than willing to pay for it, just wanted the surprise to be carried out. This has never happened before in all the restaurants that we have been. Monti gave us the impression that they only cared for selected customers. I did not ask or pursue as from the start of the dinner, I wasn't too happy with their service. It was all cursory and for the sake of doing it, at least to me and my husband. Even when we left, we wanted to just acknowledge the staff and say goodbye, but none of them even bothered to make any eye contact or even noticed that we left. Just want to say again that the above is with regards to the higher level staff, the waiters and waitresses were fine, which made it even more disappointing. Wasn't happy at all with the whole experience, even the above average food couldn't make up for it.
The staff, the food, the cocktails - excellent / very good. I love Jazz - so that makes it a hit. However, I had a client with me whose Bday it was. The manager gave the name to the bloke on the mike, who just said " we have Bday lady in the house - Khun Fah " ... then he goes on to say " Not the recation I was expecting" ! ...... no Bday song when we were cutting the cake / Not even a " Happy Birthday " on the mike... on the contrary he kept singing on the speakers when we were saying happy Bday on the table.... least he could do was shut up for 2 mins !! Bad attitude. You dont need that, especially when u have all others boxes ticked off.
The ambience was lovely with a definite thumbs up for the view. And it was a rather quiet night which make sure it even more enjoyable as it’s cosy and we can listen and relax to the beautiful music. The food was excellent with the warm bread served with a special butter that makes it really delicious bad the pastas were so good. It’s a rather filling portion though so if you have a small appetite consider just ordering a pasta with no appetisers or others. Thank you for the lovely food and ambience.
Food was good but the service was not so great. I walked into the restaurant and was first in the line but I still had to wait 5 min before getting served. After being seated. I had to wait another 15min before any of the waiter took notice of us and came over to help us with our order. Also I email and call in to tell them I am celebrating my gf birthday and they replied saying they will serve a bd cake. And so I was waiting for them to serve the cake right after the main course but nope, none was served. Truly disappointed that the service is so lacking