THE new Shooters 52 in Nathan Road is as distinctly American as the original outlet in Times Square. Brass and wood panelling, a San Francisco cable car bar, street signs and a USA Today news stand all present a typical image of an American restaurant. Just like in America - where big is better - the portions at Shooters are generous. The varied menu offers hamburgers, sandwiches (hot and cold), soups, salads, 10 starters, seafood, pasta, chicken and large steaks. My dining companion and I had mushrooms stuffed with crab meat and topped with cheese ($78). The six pieces were just enough. The American potato skins ($52) proved to be too much for two, but extremely tasty. The Caesar salad was also generous but, at $88, a little pricey. For the main course, consider the house specialties: prime rib ($198) and Alaskan king crab legs $338 - the most expensive item on the menu. The crab legs are impressive. Each one is at least 40 centimetres and loaded with meat. The prime rib, a 16-ounce, boneless slab of meat, was more than enough for one and led me to wonder who would order the 40-ounce on-the-bone entree. We finished the meal with a light touch - fresh banana pancakes ($48). The price of our meal for two came to about $900 and included one drink each but could have been shared by another person. An average bill is likely to come to about $300 each.