Looking for the best steak restaurants in Singapore? Whether you fancy wooing your date over a tender wagyu, or tucking into a T-bone while taking in sky-high views, we’ve rounded up the juiciest steakhouses in town. Here’s where to eat some of the best steaks in Singapore, plus two of our favourite butcheries to buy from.
The scene: Romantic and cool, this is one of Sentosa’s best restaurants, with an uber-trendy atmosphere and good food to boot.
The steak: There are many options to choose from, but the full blood wagyu Sher skirt steak ($79) served with a watercress and garlic confit is a firm favourite, and one of the signatures. The Cape Grim filet mignon ($88) on a green pea and bone marrow rösti oxtail dumpling with dried sea scallop is another must try; it was so tender the knife just slid right through it. The mains were perfectly paired with a smooth Italian Montepulciano Farnese from 2011 ($20 per glass).
The sides: The lobster, pork belly and truffle mac and cheese ($19) was rich and creamy, and the broccolini a la plancha ($11) cooked to perfection. I’m always a fan of gratin potatoes ($15), and these were the best.
The best of the rest: Don’t miss the starters! We tried almost all of them. The freshly baked foccacia with duck fat butter and smoked salt was light and fluffy, and served after ordering – so delicious, but we just had to try and save some room. The Sri Lankan crab and caviar ($32) served in a shellfish broth was my absolute favourite, along with the truffled beef tartare ($28) with crispy rice and chipotle dressing from the Saturday lunch menu. The bone marrow escargot ($45), and veal sweetbread and foie gras ($38) in a mushroom and red wine jus are also worth trying. We’d recommend pairing this menu with the Wittman 100 Hills Pinot Blanc ($20 per glass), and finishing with the sweet and yummy banana “pizza” ($18) with caramelised pistachios and vanilla bean ice cream – the perfect end to a lovely evening.
– Jacqui Young
The scene: This almost-hidden gem has the classic steakhouse vibe down pat: dim lighting, stacked firewood, leather seats and rustic, wooden floors.
Tip: Snag a table with a prime view of the Padang!
The steak: The menu features prime cuts from Ireland to Idaho, but the Australian beef is really the star of the show here, with a nice variety of cuts available from different regions. We absolutely loved the medium rare filet mignon ($62, 8-ounces), grass-fed and four-weeks wet-aged from Homestead Beef, Victoria. Juicy and lean, it was total perfection (and even better paired with a glass of malbec!). All steaks come with a selection of au jus, peppercorn, mushroom and red wine madeira sauce, which were all nice to try.
The sides: The truffle mac and cheese is a definite must-try here; with just the right amount of creaminess and flavour, this addictive dish was a highlight of the night. We balanced it out with sides of wild mushrooms in garlic butter ($14) and delicious grilled asparagus spears ($19).
The best of the rest: If you love quality cheese, definitely start with the burrata mozzarella with slow-roasted tomato and basil, fire-roasted bell peppers and sunflower seeks in garlic oil and Parma ham ($28); it was a generous portion of perfectly salted burrata, and the perfect consistency. We also loved the horseradish flavour in the tuna and spanner crab tartare ($32), which has an avocado base, mixed with oranges (which gave it a surprising texture), shallots and coriander, and finished off with sour cream and salmon roe. Though super-full, we managed to find space for something sweet – the Wooloomooloo cheesecake ($23); uncooked Philadelphia cheesecake served with berry compote and yoghurt sorbet, it had a very nice cream cheesy taste with a fabulous cookie crust.
– Amy Greenburg
Weekend cuts and cocktails
Did you know Wooloomooloo does brunch, too? Priced at $68 without alcohol, or $128 with free-flow Laurent Perrier La Cuvée champagne, gin and tonic cocktails, wine and beer, the five-course brunch lets diners mix and match selections from the restaurant’s regularly changing surf and turf menu. Kick things off with a choice of two starters like mini crab cakes, salmon tartare, bone marrow toast and cured ham, before moving on to a second course of lobster bisque or beef goulash, then a choice of main – think spiced spanner crab linguine, shakshouka, hand-chopped steak tartare and grilled short rib, among other options. Follow it up with a choice of dessert! Meanwhile, kids can enjoy a two-course brunch for $20. Brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday from 11.30am to 3pm.
Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse
The scene: Housed along heritage-rich Mohamed Sultan Road, this Tuscan style steakhouse is an elegant spot for gatherings of all sorts – with friends, with family, or with your significant half. The restaurant is dressed in brick walls and glamorous artwork, which add a touch of old-school Italian allure, while leather booths and wood panelling give the space a classy and upscale vibe.
The steak: The char-grilled bistecca alla Fiorentina ($188), a whopping 1.1kg T-bone, is truly a sight to behold. Seen on almost every table, this sharing sized steak uses F1 Wagyu beef that’s pasture-raised in Australia, and organic Best for family style Italian grain-finished under the highest ethical standards. It’s served in thick-cut slices true to traditional Tuscan fashion and has a marbling score of six; each bite is rich, succulent and extremely flavourful. A word of caution: If you’re not used to thicker cuts of meat or if you’re a small eater, you should share this between three to four people. For something more modestly sized, there’s also a selection of individual cuts like the tenderloin ($65) and bone-in sirloin ($90).
The sides: When I’d first visited Bistecca earlier this year, I promised to return for the burrata ($40), and thankfully, I managed to try it this time! Featuring 300 grams of hand-formed young mozzarella served with a dash of balsamic and a bed of greens, this burrata was undoubtedly one of the best I’ve ever had. Smooth and creamy throughout, the cheese pairs fantastically with a side of fresh Pachino tomatoes ($9) from Sicily. Another favourite at our table was the funghi ($13) – wild field mushrooms bathed in thyme butter – which was fragrant and cooked to perfection with a pleasant bite.
The best of the rest: Apart from serving its stellar steaks, Bistecca does a mean handmade pasta, too. We devoured the fettuccine ($26) – smoked pimentón (paprika) pasta, blue crab, roasted peppers, lemon butter – and pappardelle ($28), a hearty combination of braised oxtail ragu, red wine, cherry tomato and parmigiano. There’s also an extensive wine list with everything from bubbly and reds to dessert wines, as well as a well-versed sommelier who’ll help you decide on a suitable pairing. – Anthia Chng
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener
The scene: Taking cues from the original Manhattan establishment, Wolfgang’s old-school, masculine and sophisticated décor captures the New York steakhouse experience perfectly – a mahogany bar, wood panelled walls, walnut floors, warm lighting and crisp, white table linens – as does the first-rate service.
The steak: The quality of the USDA prime beef and seafood here is top-notch; steaks are dry-aged on the premises for at least 28 days, and the seafood is as fresh as you’d expect it to be at a high-end steakhouse.
After indulging with starters such as the fabulous seafood platter ($50) – a tower of half lobsters, crab meat, shrimp and oysters – tasty, must-try lobster bisque (hands-down, the best I’ve ever tasted; $24) and the Beverly Hills chopped salad ($23) – a delicious mix of romaine, spinach, green peas, carrots, corn, cucumber, red cabbage, hearts of palm, avocado and feta with vinaigrette – out came my New York sirloin ($109), still sizzling on the plate. I loved every bite of the juicy, tender cut (it’s large, so I’d suggest sharing it if you fill up on appetisers and sides), and I couldn’t have been more thrilled with the waiter’s recommendation. Meanwhile, my fish-loving husband enjoyed his grilled yellowfin tuna ($70), which he said was cooked perfectly.
The sides: The lobster mac n’ cheese ($25) is a must (obviously), and it’s just as good and sinful as it sounds. We also got a side of boiled asparagus ($18) to balance things out!
The best of the rest: Whatever you do, don’t leave without trying the New York style cheesecake ($18)! I’m not usually a cheesecake lover, but this one’s to die for!
– Amy Greenburg
Three hours of “happy”, daily!
Don’t miss Wolfgang’s happy hour from 3 to 6pm daily (yes, even on weekends!). There’s a selection of wines by the glass ($15), draught beers ($10) and house pour spirits ($10) along with an array of cocktails, including two speciality drinks unique to the Singapore restaurant: the Wolfgang Sling ($15) – Bombay Sapphire, Kirschwasser, Dom Benedict, fresh lemon juice, sparkling water – and the Orchard Road ($15) – Bombay Sapphire, honey syrup and fresh lemon juice.
Happy hour at Wolfgang’s also includes a special selection of bar snacks with highlights such as fresh oysters ($10 for two), USDA Prime sirloin steak crostinis ($20) and the Classic Wolfgang Burger ($22).
The Chop House
The scene: If you’re looking for a spot to catch up with friends or hang out at after work, The Chop House in Katong is a great one (and there’s another outlet at VivoCity). With cosy wooden interiors and dim lighting, the casual grill house offers a homely atmosphere and has a patio for alfresco dining.
The steak: Take your pick from three cuts: Australian grain-fed sirloin ($29), Australian grain-fed tenderloin ($35) and USDA prime grain-fed rib-eye ($39). We enjoyed the tender, juicy rib-eye, which came nicely marbled and in a generous portion. Besides watercress and grilled tomato, steaks come with a choice of sauces: a rich béarnaise, tasty black peppercorn and red wine.
The sides: We couldn’t get enough of the sweet potato fries ($5). A perfect mix of sweet and savoury, they came crispy and piping hot. Or, opt for the classic mac and cheese ($6), creamy spinach ($5) and creamy mash ($5).
The best of the rest: The restaurant serves up everything from pasta to pork chops and fish and chips. If you’re a fan of ribs, the smoked barbecue US baby back ribs ($48 for a full slab) are worth a try – the meat slips right off the bones and is not overpowered by the sauce. We also enjoyed the spicy and tasty garlic prawns ($28) served with saffron rice. In addition to the affogato ($7) and apple strudel ($9), a must-try dessert would be the churros ($8) – perfectly crisp and absolutely delish. – Lindsay Yap
The scene: At 40 floors up atop the iconic CapitaGreen, this Mediterranean jewel capitalises on a stellar vantage point. The far left of the establishment holds a lavish outdoor bar where crafty cocktails and an endless breeze make for a popular spot for post-work tipples. Indoors, the restaurant adopts a more intimate tone with idyllic lighting, mirrored walls and a swanky interior that exude a luxurious Manhattan-chic vibe.
The steak: Artemis offers three distinct cuts to match your preference and appetite. Those partial to the lean and tender will enjoy the 200g O’Connor tenderloin ($62) accompanied by red onion jam, bone marrow and red wine jus. Our favourite, however, is the 420-day grain-fed Kuroge Wagyu F1 bone-in rib-eye “côte de boeuf” ($148, 1.1kg), sinfully marbled and packed with flavour. Though this comfortably feeds three to four people, don’t shy away from sharing it on date night – the leftovers make glorious steak sandwiches at home!
The sides: With an emphasis on seasonality and Mediterranean flavour, the sides are light and refreshing. An exquisite amusebouche and freshly baked bread set the standard, while to complement the richness of the steaks, we loved the beetroot “tartare” ($12) with Greek yoghurt and charcoal-cooked leeks ($14) with a saffron and citrus kick.
The best of the rest: Vegetarians and seafood-lovers are kept just as content here. There’s a great deal of diversity in the menu that can be best experienced with the five-course Chef’s Seasonal Tasting Menu ($128); highlights include the grilled yellow peaches and burrata with pistachio pesto and the black cod with purple carrot mash, buckwheat and brown butter. – Leanda Rathmell
Sitting at the top of Andaz Singapore at Level 38, 665°F offers premium halal-certified prime cuts and sustainable seafood to match the stunning sky-high views. Leading the culinary team at 665°F is Chef de Cuisine Josephine Loke, who has cut her teeth at top-notch dining spots including Pollen, Tippling Club, Open Farm Community and two-star Michelin restaurant Odette. The steaks are chargrilled in a Pira oven, which creates the flavour, aroma, juiciness and texture unique to an open-fire barbecue.
If you’re visiting in a crowd, don’t leave without trying the whopping 1.2kg Margaret River Wagyu Tomahawk ($240). Otherwise, there’s also the grain-fed Australian Ribeye ($80, 340g), alongside meaty alternatives like Australian lamp chops ($65). The menu is complemented with a range of produce and ingredients sourced directly from around the globe, including Ireland and Australia.
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