Sherry (Syue Li) Steak & Seafood Restaurant
238, ZhongMing S Rd
Hours: 11:30 am-2:30 pm, 5-9 pm
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
This classy, cozy restaurant is a rare find--an upscale place offering high-end cuisine and service for very down-to-earth prices. Manager Yokar Huang and Head Chef Yang Shang-de have decades of food and beverage experience between them with stints at places like Taipei's Ritz and Sherwood hotels. The menu is a mix of Continental/French cuisine, starting with NT$380 five-course lunch sets that includes main courses like Stewed Truffle Mushroom with Rice, and Pan-Fried Fresh Fish. The eight-course NT$680 Sherry Classic Dinner is a similar, good deal. Other main courses also are offered as sets, including Roasted Pork Knuckle with Sauerkraut (NT$590), Charcoaled Prime Ribeye Steak (NT$980) and Grilled Salmon Steak with White Wine Sauce (NT$580). Plus, there's a good wine list, beers, cocktails and coffees. Another five-star touch is tableside preparation of Caesar Salads and Crepe Suzette desserts by Manager Huang. His exeptional Caesar Salad, originating from his time at The Ritz Taipe's Paris 1930 restaurant, features a 15-ingredient sauce that has a uniquely-tasty, spicy edge. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Ann Lee
A. Representative of the fine dining fare is the beautifully-presented Medium Pepper Fish with Honey Mustard (NT$120 a la carte), prepared using fresh, tender, uncooked sailfish, with a black pepper crust and mustard sauce on the side.
B. Sherry (Syue Li) Steak & Seafood Restaurant seats about 36 in a romantic setting with light-yellow colors, fine linens, silverware and furniture, and soothing music that ranges from Bossa Nova to Italian opera.