Craving some meat? We steak out all the best steakhouses in town
Looking for somewhere classy for a date or just craving a big juicy steak? Whether you like your ribeye still mooing or Josper grilled, here’s our round-up of all the most notable meat restaurants and steakhouses in Singapore.
Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse
Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse is where to head to if dad’s appetite for steak knows no bounds (or if you fancy dining on steak en group) thanks to their novel 1.1kg charcoal-grilled Bistecca alla Fiorentina Wagyu T-Bone Steaks. There’s plenty on the menu for vegetarians, and if you just fancy a homemade pasta Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse ticks that box, too. For our full review click here.
Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse, 26 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238970 Tel: (+65) 6735 6739, www.bistecca.com.sg
Getting a table (or counter spot) at Burnt Ends is no mean feat so a little pat on the back if you managed to get a pew here! The modern Australian barbecue restaurant features a long open-concept kitchen where you can watch the chefs at work. Custom-made grills fired by coal, apple and almond wood ensure a sexy charred exterior with a juicy tender bite to their meats.
Burnt Ends, 20 Teck Lim Road, Singapore 0883911, Tel: (+65) 6224 3933, www.burntends.com.sg<
Bedrock Bar and Grill
Bedrock Bar and Grill’s toasty leather booth seats make for a great date night restaurant (they also have an outdoor terrace). There’s the Bedrock Black Pepper steak ($108), Australian grass-fed ribeye ($89) and Tomahawk steak (market price), with moreish sides like the truffle mac and cheese or creamed spinach. For veggie partners, try the “Steak” Diane of grilled mushroom, diane sauce, and truffle fries ($32). Then you can settle in for a nightcap with their fine selection of whiskey labels.
Bedrock Bar and Grill, 96 Somerset Road, #01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore 238163, Tel: +65 6238 0054, bedrock.com.sg
Butcher Boy is a contemporary-style Asian Grill brought to you by the team at Cure, located along the same stretch on Keong Saik Road and helmed by chef-owner Andrew Walsh. Steak-wise there’s the Japanese Tender Valley Rib Eye but other meaty offerings include their Butcher Boy Bacon & Cheese Burger with Fries ($28), Crispy Pork Belly, and Duck Banh Mi with Liver Pate and Sriracha ($18). This spot is a fun buzzing place for Asian-inspired cocktails, too!
Butcher Boy – by Cure, 31 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089138, Tel: (+65) 6221 6833, www.butcherboy.com.sg
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
This 1-Michelin Starred restaurant at Marina Bay Sands offers an excellent selection of premium cuts imported from the USA, Australia, and Japan (like the Japanese A5 Kobe Beef). This is a very special (read: hard on the wallet!) kind of place with some steaks exceeding $250, so choose wisely. For Father’s Day there’s an exclusive whisky flight on 17 June: $48++ for three tasting pours of 30ml each, featuring Laphroaig 10 Year Old, refined Bruichladdich’s The Classic Laddie and the unique Bruichladdich’s Octovore, a single malt Scotch whisky.
CUT by Wolfgang Puck, 2 Bayfront Avenue, B1-71, Galleria Level The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972, Tel: (+65) 6688 8517, www.facebook.com/CUTSingapore
Fat Cow is an upmarket steakhouse focussing on Japanese steaks prepared Shabu-Shabu, Sukiyaki, Hobayaki or the Sumibiyaki (charcoal-grill) style. Priced on the higher end with Ohmi Grade A4 Ribeye (from $138++, 150g) and Iwate Grade A5 Ribeye (from $148++, 150g), there’s always the option of a more affordable lunch date. Read about their lunch deals here.
Fat Cow, Camden Medical Centre #01-01/02, 1 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248649, Tel: (+65) 6735 0308, www.fat-cow.com.sg
Lawry’s The Prime Rib
The iconic Lawry’s The Prime Rib is a classy steakhouse on the fourth floor of the Mandarin Hotel boasting panoramic views of the Orchard Road though its floor-to-ceiling windows. The must-order is the signature 21 days aged USDA beef prime rib and the standing tradition of The Famous Original Spinning Bowl Salad where servers stand on their tiptoes to to pour Lawry’s exclusive Vintage dressing over a blend of crisp romaine, iceberg lettuce, shredded beets, baby spinach, chopped eggs and croutons. We hear they’re doing a Father’s Day set menu for $98++, too!
Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore, 333A Orchard Road, #04-01/31, Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897, www.lawrys.com.sg
Les Bouchons is a cute French restaurant on Ann Siang Road and at Rob Quay by the river, serving steak with and (here’s the clincher) free flow golden fries! From grilled Rib Eye Steak With “Vigneron” butter ($39.80) to the meat-lovers’ feast of prime rib (the Giant “Cote de Boeuf” 1Kg for 2 Persons at $50), this spot does simple French steaks well.
Les Bouchons, 7 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069689, Tel: (+65) 6423 0737 and Rive Gauche, 41 Roberston Quay, Singapore 238236, Tel: (+65) 6733 4414, www.lesbouchons.sg
L’Entrecote is a casual spot offering practically only one thing for main — steak and frites! The good news is this spot is super affordable at $34.90 (or upsize your meat for $54.90), and the other good news is that fries are unlimited! You’ll also get a small fresh green salad with mustard dressing and walnuts. Splash out on desserts; there is a big choice here of at least 15 different sweet endings but it’s hard going past the French profiteroles.
L’Entrecote, 36 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089614, Tel: (+65) 6690 7561, www.facebook.com/LEntrecoteSG.Official
The name says it all, doesn’t it? MeatSmith, by the same people behind award winning Burnt Ends, offers the meat lover great meaty food in a casual dining set up. This smokehouse has eclectic dishes on the menu from Memphis Rub Pork Cheeks ($9) to Hot Smoked Sausage ($9).
MeatSmith, 167-169 Telok Ayer, Singapore, Tel: (+65) 6221 2262,www.facebook.com/pg/meatsmithsg
Morton’s is a classic American steakhouse with stellar service in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Plump for the Center Cut Prime Ribeye ($99.50) or the Center Cut Filet Mignon (from $80) for perfectly grilled tender meat. We have a soft spot for their happy hour from 5 to 7 pm when you can sip martinis (Cosmopolitan, Appletini, Chocolate Mortini, Lycheetini) at just $15.95, and enjoy complimentary steak sandwiches!
Morton’s Steakhouse, 5 Raffles Avenue, Fourth Storey Mandarin Oriental, Singapore 039797, Tel: +65 6339 3740 www.facebook.com/MortonsSingapore
Opus Bar & Grill
Opus Bar & Grill at the Hilton Singapore offers steak grilled over their open charcoal grill. This Father’s Day they are offering a whopping 800g charcoal-grilled Australian Westholme Wagyu Sirloin (which is good for 2 pax), with 2 free sides and a special wine package at $138++ (for 2 people). Also on the menu: 220g U.S Greater Omaha 100 days corn-fed prime grade cuts or 220g Kobe Cuisine Australian Wagyu Rib-eye, marble score 6 ($92).
Opus Bar & Grill, 581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883, Tel: (+65) 6730 3390, www.facebook.com/OpusBarandGrill
For the dads out there who take their barbecue very seriously; this one’s for you. Smokey’s has earnt itself a bit of a rep for their brisket as well as their baby-back ribs out on the East Coast. They’ve also got a nice selection of American craft beers like our absolute fave, the Magic Hat #9!
Smokey’s BBQ, 73 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427790, Tel: (+65) 6345 6914, www.smokeysbbq.com.sg
This modern steakhouse located at Sentosa Cove exudes upmarket dining with its bling decor and elaborate chandeliers. There’s an open kitchen with a Parilla grill and the menu offers a selection of beef imported from the USA, Argentina, and Australia featuring the skirt steak at $79.
SKIRT, 21 Ocean Way Sentosa, Singapore 098374, Tel: +65 6808 7278, www.skirt.wsingaporesentosacove.com
The Southern Fried Chicken at The Bird is seriously finger lickin’ good, but what puts them over the top for us are their delectable appetizers and sides: Fried Green Tomatoes, Sweet and Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Burnt Ends, Cornbread and Biscuits…oh my! Father’s Day Special: Dads with an appetite will appreciate the “All-You-Can-Eat” Fried Chicken special at just $28++ from 11am to 4pm. For $40++ you can pair it with free-flow Full Steam Ahead beer!
The Bird Southern Table and Bar, B1-07 (Galleria Level), The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972, Tel: (+65) 6688 9959, www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/american/the-bird-southern-table-and-bar.html
Lovers of Japanese Wagyu listen up! Yakiniku YAZAWA serves excellent grade Japanese Wagyu imported from all over Japan. This place offers something really special — order different cuts of meat which you grill yourself at your table (it gets a little smokey but it’s a heap of fun!). There are a myriad of dips to go alongside your chosen cuts, and for between $100-150 per head you’ll get a memorable meaty dining experience.Yakiniku YAZAWA, 11 Unity Street, #01-01 Robertson Walk Singapore 237995, Tel: (+65) 6235 2941, www.yazawameat.com/top_e
At sleek moody Wolfgang’s Steakhouse,the Porterhouse ($185 for two people) is the thing to order. Wolfgang’s uses USDA Prime Black Angus steaks, which are flown in directly from the US, then placed in a climate-controlled facility for 28 days of dry aging, which results in super tender, extra flavourful meat. For Father’s Day father and son (awwww) Wolfgang & Peter Zwiener have created Singapore’s most decadent whisky pairing set menu ($280), combining their pick of the finest Macallan pours with their signature dry-aged steak. Read our full review on Wolfgang’s here.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, 1 Nanson Road #02-01, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, Singapore 238909, Tel: (+65) 6887 5885, www.wolfgangssteakhouse.sg
Perched on the 3rd floor of the Raffles City Shopping Center, Wooloomooloo Steakhouse offers great views of City Hall. If your man is into sharing, there’s the delicious bone-in Australian Black Angus Tomahawk which is a huge portion (over a kilo at $125, portion for 2).
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, 2 Stamford Rd, Level 3 Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore 178882, Tel: +65 6338 0261, www.facebook.com/wooloosingapore
Lead image courtesy Opus Bar & Grill