“A Rare Steakhouse, Very Well Done”

Their words not mine. Although a fitting place to begin my first review since this was my first ever meal on the island. A lonely Saturday night after a long flight feeling alone and unsure about what to expect from my new home. Instantly my mind was eased with one of the finest combinations of cuisine and service I had enjoyed in years. Ever since then, as many times as I have returned I have yet to have a bad experience at this treasure of a restaurant.

For starters, the selection of soups and salads are adequate and make a pleasant light companion to the heavy steak. The French Onion Soup and Caesar Salad may be very good but the Escargots are the real treat on the first page. The escargots are perfectly cooked and come served in what looks like a miniature muffin plate, each snail drowning in a gloriously rich garlic beurre sauce, which itself makes a perfect lubricant to the fresh bread served to every table.

Upon turning the page, the variety of main dishes will most likely surprise even those among us who consider ourselves ‘picky’. A dining companion of mine was once left with a respectable four choices on the menu even after discounting red meat and seafood. Yes, there is a selection of chicken dishes, the Parmesan Dijon crusted being my pick. Steak and seafood are where this restaurant creates its many repeat customers though, and sure enough there will be more than one dish you want to order.

Considered by many to be the finest filet on the island, this should be your first choice. Sauce on the side so as not to taint the taste or visual impact of the dish. As a good friend of mine once said, ‘I cut it in half so I can admire it while I eat it’. It really is that good. For those with larger appetites the Porterhouse is a mammoth that will leave you craving a bed and a good nights sleep. I would place these two steaks as the most popular with the NY Strip coming in a highly respectable third.

Seafood lovers need not worry as there are Salmon, Snapper and lobster options on the menu. You can also add lobster tails to the steak dish if you feel torn between the two. Although I am not the biggest fan of Salmon, a girl I took there once said it was the best she had eaten on island, and it certainly looked worthy of such an accolade.

All steaks and entrees include a starch side dish, a vegetable side dish, a sauce and a Martini or Highball. A unique and fun twist on the regular tedium of menus. The Hypnotiq Martini is my usual choice, although it is a very conspicuous shade of fluorescent blue so you have been warned. The wine list is varied and will cater to most tastes, from budget to high end.

In summary, Copper Falls is a restaurant where you go when time is of no concern. This is not a slight on the service, which is impeccable and friendly but more a comment on the nature of the experience. Food, especially good food, is something that should be looked at as a shared experience to be enjoyed in it’s own sweet time. From the quality of the steaks to the dark, soothing atmosphere this is a restaurant where all your senses are longing for you to stay and savour just one more bite.

Price: Two courses and an average bottle of wine for two people would be in the $120 region

Dress Code: Smart casual is implied

Recommended For: Dates, Anniversaries, Birthdays, A special night out

Menu: http://www.copperfallssteakhouse.com/menus.html

Phone: 345 945 4755

Location: In the Strand Shopping Complex, opposite Fosters Supermarket

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