31 Ocean Way, #01-22 Quayside Isle
6734 8066 | mu-se-o.com
Located on the second level, overlooking the marina and Sentosa’s new restaurant strip, Quayside Isle, the glass-walled MUSEO is buzzing with doof-doof background music and has a definite place-to-be-seen vibe.
There’s a long menu of cocktails, many offering a twist on the original. In the French 75 ($23), for example, the gin and Champagne are standard, but the added pandan reduction makes it zingy and sweet. Kroenberg Lager ($11) is one of two beers on offer.
For starters, the obvious option is the signature mezzanine menu ($38) to share, four dishes artistically placed in large glass cups: crispy pork belly, soft shell crab, barbecued squid and the standout crispy silver fish. This artisanal approach to presentation carries through to the main courses, here termed “entrees” in the American style. Both the signature dishes, cod fillet with mushroom risotto ($33) and two-way lamb ($35), were very good.
There’s a good selection of desserts, but after such a big meal a simple gelato ($6) hits the spot. Those who feel comfortable behind an easel can spend time before or after their meal knocking up a masterpiece on the raised platform in the middle of the restaurant. Those who don’t can just sit back and watch the boats.