Despite its wild and carnivorous moniker, Le Sauvage is actually a very refined spot. Perched high above the skyscrapers of Manama, the steakhouse is artfully furnished with a downtown air that makes you wish you were wearing a better outfit. This is the sort of place where there are three types of salt on the table and even the bread gets its own introduction, with an innate awareness of show and atmosphere.
But a glance at the menu reveals a savage heart: the grandiosely titled “Catherine De Medici” Green Ravioli shares the bloodlust of its namesake with no fewer than four different meats sealed within – the Wagyu burger secretes seared foie gras beneath its brioche bun, while the selection of spicy sausages is wonderfully brutish and diverse.
The steak is well-cooked and hefty. It’s a muscular cut that skirts on the edge of fattiness. Nevertheless, the flavours are superb, offset with an opulent Café de Paris sauce. It’s a balancing act which sums up Le Sauvage perfectly – the wild counterpoised by the urbane.
And, if you’re not much of a carnivore (we’ll forgive you), you can order from the menu of award-winning European spot and sister restaurant Le Domain , too.
The bottom line A savage heart beats beneath this steakhouse’s sleekness.
Time Out Bahrain staffhttp://www.timeoutbahrain.com