From Australian wagyu to USDA prime rib, here are a few restaurants where you can eat some of the best steaks in Singapore, plus an online meat delivery company that brings Argentine beef to your doorstep!
Cook & Brew
If you’re looking for an excellent steak with a view, this gastrobar’s your place. Perched on the 33rd floor of The Westin Singapore, Cook & Brew offers Asian and international comfort food classics, and an extensive selection of beer, wine and cocktails.
The restaurant’s most popular steak is the USDA 365-day grain-fed striploin (340g; $59) paired with smashed pan-fried potatoes, buttered greens and smoked Cipollini onion emulsion. Another hit is the Irish beef porterhouse steak (900g; $132), which is ideal for sharing. There’s a “surf and turf” option too, where you can add Nova Scotia lobster (add $56) to accompany the porterhouse – the best of both worlds!
Aside from steak, Cook & Brew’s menu includes the likes of handmade ricotta cavetelli with manchego cheese and dried chilies ($27), “Fancy Fish & Chips” with lobster ($56), chicken Parm ($28) and a black truffle fried chicken with orange, ginger and lime pickle dipping sauce ($32/$59). Chef Aaron also puts a local spin on the burger, creating a “Hawker Burger” from USDA beef patty, char siew-style pork jowl, crispy pork belly, sambal mayonnaise and spicy chili fries.
There are delectable sides aplenty too, with Parmesan rosemary fries ($8), roasted cauliflower with chilli and cumin seeds ($7) and grilled sourdough bread ($6) among the favourites of regular diners.
Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse
Situated in a heritage shophouse along Mohamed Sultan Road, this Tuscan-style steakhouse is an elegant spot for gatherings of all sorts – with friends, family or your significant other.
Bistecca’s signature Fiorentina ($188), a whopping 1.1kg T-bone, is truly a sight to behold. It’s popular too – you’ll see it on almost every table when you’re here. This sharing-sized steak uses F1 Karoge Washu (“Japanese Black”) wagyu and Tajima beef that’s been 420-days grain-fed. 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, though: 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).
Pair your steak with sides such as wild field mushrooms bathed in thyme butter, broccolini with chilli flakes and parmesan, steak frites, and heirloom cauliflower with anchovy and chili flakes (all $13-15), among others. And, whatever you do, don’t miss starting the meal with the smooth and creamy burrata ($40) – 300 grams of hand-formed young mozzarella served with a dash of balsamic and a bed of greens.
If your dining companion isn’t into steak, don’t worry. Bistecca’s got fish, chicken, lamb and pork options, and a selection of great handmade pastas; favourites include agnolotti with sweet peas, ricotta, pistachio, pickled onion and mint ($26), bucatini with prawns and a spicy tomato passata ($32), and risotto with wild garlic, asparagus, mascarpone and sourdough crumbs ($28).
Romantic and cool, SKIRT at W Singapore has an uber-trendy atmosphere and good food to boot. There are many options to choose from, but the full-blood wagyu Sher rib-eye ($118) served with a watercress and garlic confit is a firm favourite, and one of the signatures. SKIRT’s other cuts are all popular, too, from the wagyu tenderloin ($89) and Aberdeen Angus T-bone steak ($120) to the sharing-sized 800g whole Cape Grim Butcher’s Cut skirt steak ($169) and 28-days aged Hereford Porter House ($21 per 100g), to name a few.
You can’t go wrong with any of the sides at SKIRT. From olive oil mashed potatoes ($7) and lobster lardon mac and cheese ($20) to butter gem lettuce with apple cider vinaigrette ($7) and honey glazed carrots ($11), there’s a side for everyone!
And, for those who don’t want red meat, the restaurant has seafood, pasta and poultry galore on a menu that’s extensive yet never overwhelming. Our favourites include the pan-seared black cod ($62), hand-made tortellini with braised beef and black truffle ($52) and the char-grilled chicken with kumquat-lemongrass dressing ($56), to name a few.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib Singapore
This steakhouse is a favourite among meat lovers looking to experience some of the best cuts from the US. Featuring fab views of Orchard Road, the venue features a Grand Bar, main dining room and six private dining rooms, making it a great pick for large group celebrations and corporate events, as well as intimate meals with family and friends.
Lawry’s started in Beverly Hills, and is most famous for its signature prime rib of beef, aged up to 28 days for ultimate tenderness, then slowly roasted on rock salt. This method forces the juices inward and ensures juicy and flavourful meat all around. While the Lawry’s Cut (285g; $120) is the most ordered item, the Singapore Cut (130g; $75), California Cut (160g; $80), English Cut (200g; $95) and “Diamond Jim Brady” Cut (450g; $180) are popular too. All prime rib roasts are carved tableside on silver carts, and served with whipped Idaho potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, whipped cream horseradish and the “Original Spinning Bowl Salad” – a signature salad dish that’s made tableside.
Aside from the signature prime rib roasts, Lawry’s offers cuts like US Prime Black Angus filet mignon ($89) and rib eye ($85) and the American wagyu “Gold Grande” ($169), a 300g New York strip steak. There are seafood, chicken, lamb and pork dishes available, too.
Start with a jumbo shrimp cocktail ($35), traditional lump crab cake ($32) or Atlantic lobster tail with butter ($32/$59), and pair your main with sinfully good sides like truffle fries ($18), or a trio of creamed corn, buttered peas and creamed spinach ($18).
Looking to get great steak delivered to your doorstep?
Argentina is recognised as serving up some of the best steaks in the world, thanks to beef that boasts a winning formula of a tender texture and a rich flavour.
Singapore-based company Pampas Meat is an online store that delivers fresh and chilled Argentine Angus beef to your doorstep, flown straight from The Pampas, an iconic region in the South American country renowned for producing high-quality grass-fed meats. Thanks to the excellent weather and rich, grassy pastures, Pampas cattle can feed and thrive in the natural conditions. This means no antibiotics or growth hormones, making the meat a healthier and tastier option compared to many run-of-the-mill brands of beef at your local supermarket.
Argentine steak is also an ideal meat for barbecuing. It has consistent texture, cooks slowly and evenly under low fire, and, when done right, is tender enough to cut with a spoon. We’d suggest taking your Sunday roast to new heights with an asado, or traditional Argentinian barbecue. The typical cooking time for a big cut of steak is around one to two hours – the perfect excuse to have the barbecue up all afternoon long!
Psst – Enjoy free delivery from Pampas Meat when you spend more than $100.
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