At the heart of this chic grill-house lies their custom Parrilla grill, delivering impeccably grilled sustainable seafood, fish, and meats. Open all week, Fridays and Saturdays add extra ambiance. With a cozy yet refined vibe and attentive staff, Skirt sets a new standard for modern steakhouse elegance. Picture a striking open-concept kitchen with marble accents, dry-aging fridges, and stacks of wood for the perfect flame. Only the best from Australia and Japan make the cut. And it's not just about meat; Skirt offers a tempting array of fresh and aged seafood, and wood-fired vegetarian options too. While the views are a bonus, it's the mesmerizing dance of the flames that truly captivates.
Where: W Singapore Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way, 098374
Bedrock isn't your average steakhouse; it's a meat-lover's haven with a primal twist. Since 2008, they've been grilling classics with sass, offering wood-fired wonders and dry-aged masterpieces that'll rock your taste buds. From their cave-like logo to the roaring applewood grill, it's like dining in the Stone Age, but with sleek modern vibes. Sink your teeth into Bedrock Pepper Steak or Japanese Aged Wagyu that'll make you question everything. And if you're a hungry caveman, fear not—they've got sharing steaks big enough to make Fred Flintstone jealous.
Where: 96 Somerset Road, #01-05 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, 238163
"Deurim" at DRIM isn't just a fancy Korean term; it's their way of saying, “We're serious about our food, but we'll have some fun too!" They mix Korean tradition with wild ideas to whip up dishes like Korean beef tartare and stir-fried glass noodles with beef that might just steal the spotlight from the pan-fried battered beef or raw shrimp with soy sauce. And while you're enjoying the culinary show, take a moment to appreciate the simple, earthy decor that's there to remind you: it's all about the food, folks.
Where: 333A Orchard Rd, #02-14 Mandarin Gallery, 238897
The glammed-up, if somewhat masculine, setting plays second fiddle to the succulence of the steak here at Wolfgang Puck’s Singapore outpost. Fabulously charred cuts of beef of all sizes, ages and provenances are the real deal, introduced by fancy starters include steak tartare, pork belly and beef carpaccio. And if anyone dares order the (rather good) prawn cocktail, balance can be redressed with a portion of the bone marrow flan.
Where: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, 018972
Barbecue restaurants are currently roaring all round the world and this modern Australian beaut with its open-concept kitchen, grills, four-tonne oven and cooking-from-wood mantra is the apotheosis. There’s theatre, there’s heat, and if there’s aroma, it’s probably charcoal, apple or almond wood. Tuck into smoked squid or peri peri chicken, if you must, but save your appetite for their epic 45-day, dry-aged Blackmore's OP rib. Chef-owner Dave Pynt is a legend so plan ahead.
Where: 20 Teck Lim Road, 088391
Stylish, professional and a touch clubby, this restaurant which apes the classic seafood house of the Eastern Seaboard hums with the contentment of patrons chowing down on the freshest shellfish or a mercurial slab of meat cooked to order. Don’t forget the option of steak as this is some of the finest in town.
Where: 22 Gemmill Lane, 069257
Fireplace by Bedrock in Holland Village, north Queenstown, is where classic meets fire, like a sophisticated caveman's dream. They source from the earth and cook over open wood flames. Expect top-notch meats, fish, and seasonal produce infused with the smoky essence of wood – all wonderously flavoured and delicious. Head chef Victor is the chief fire-wrangler bringing culinary expertise from far-flung places like Salta in western Argentina and the Aussie outback. And the setting? Think clean lines and minimalism, because who needs distractions when you're busy pretending to be a Neanderthal gourmet trend-setter?
Where: 7 Holland Vlg Wy, #03-27 28 One, Singapore 275748
This paragon of modern British restaurateurship by celebrated British chef and restaurateur, Marco Pierre White, is a sepia-tinted home from home for people nostalgic for classical food and drink, particularly of a British and Italian leaning. Prices are far from cheap, but quality is good, and people like the clubby fixtures and fittings and mish-mash of idiosyncratic, largely 20c iconic photo pics and cartoons.
Where: 28 Mohamed Sultan Road, 238972
The Duxton Hill L’Entrecote may be the better known but this glassy, more contemporary outlet at Customs House is a great place for lunch in the sun. Add in a classic French bistro offering which pivots around steak, and here you have a small slice of the Rive Gauche or carnivore paradise – take your pick. Just don’t ask for the recipe of the sauce, it's a guarded secret.
Where: 70 Collyer Quay, Customs House, 049323
A revamped menu under the culinary helm of relatively new executive chef Seumas Smith has shone the light for Singapore gourmands on this tip-top sky high restaurant. Smith brings fresh Japanese ingredients and traditional techniques to the table. After taking in the breathtaking views, kick off your dining experience with freshly baked bread and whipped beef fat-infused butter. Sharing dishes nod to Asia but the real show-stoppers point to the likes of tender Japanwagyu A5 and wagyu flat iron from Australia.
Where: 2 Stamford Road, 178882