Is there anything more decadent than a thick, juicy steak grilled to perfection and paired with a big, bold red wine? Vegetarians and vegans may want to avert your eyes for this one because our latest mission led us to some of the best spots in the city serving up superb cuts of meat like robust ribeyes, tantalising tri-tips, charcoal-grilled chops, and the king of all steaks—the mighty tomahawk. Even better, we uncovered a great selection of spots to suit all occasions from special celebrations to intimate dinners for two, Sunday roasts with the family, and easy-going eats for when you’re just looking for a quick carnivorous fix.
Amò may be best known as a vibey Italian spot serving up fab wood-fired pizzas, but they also do a great meats and seafood cooked over a wood-fired grill. The grilled Angus beef tagliata comes sliced to reveal luscious tender meat inside and is complemented by a tasty rucola and parmigiano salad on the side. If you’re sharing or feeling extra hungry, we suggest adding another side or two like the hand-cut fries with rosemary and truffle mayo or the sweet corn with smoked ricotta and black pepper. Bellissimo!
Amò, 33 Hongkong Street, Singapore 059672. p. +65 6723 7733. Open daily 12pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse
Just like the name suggests, this Italian spot focuses on traditional Tuscan style steaks. The signature dish is the Bistecca alla Fiorentina, a thick-cut F1 wagyu T-bone steak cooked over a wood-fired grill to give it a slight crust on the outside and tender meat inside. Purists can devour it as is, or you can opt for side sauces like the rosemary mustard or tre formaggio with three cheeses. Other stand-out dishes include the brick-pressed free-range chicken and line-caught Mediterranean sea bass.
Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse, 26 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238970. p. +65 6735 6739. Open Tues – Sun 12pm – 2:30pm, daily 6pm – 10:30pm
It may be set in a mall, but there’s nothing pedestrian about CUT by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. Everything about this sleek spot screams class from the softly lit dining room done up in leather and brass to the primo cuts of beef from Australia, Japan, and the US. Choose a selection from the meat cart and let the pros in the kitchen season your cut and grill it exactly to your liking. After one bite of that smoky char and juicy pink meat, you’ll understand why CUT lays claim to a coveted Michelin star.
CUT, 2 Bayfront Avenue, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, B1-71, Galleria Level, Singapore 018972. p. +65 6688 8517. Open Sun – Thurs 5:30pm – 10pm, Fri – Sat 5:30pm – 11pm
It’s all about the old school ambiance at Gordon Grill, a classic European style steakhouse that’s been holding fort at the Goodwood Park Hotel for over 50 years. From the minute you sit down, the attentive service staff will be on hand to guide you through the wine list and roll out the signature meat trolley so you can pick your preferred cut and size from their selection of premium meats. This is a great spot to gather with a group for a solid steak dinner or leisurely Sunday roast.
Gordon Grill, 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221. p. +65 6730 1744. Open daily 12pm – 2:30pm, 7pm – 10:30pm
L’Entrecôte is a charming French bistro that’s famous for one thing and that is the simple, yet oh-so-satisfying steak frites. The only main on the menu comes as a generous portion of grilled steak smothered in a umami-packed secret sauce and served with crispy golden fries and a fresh green salad with walnuts. Got a full-on hunger going on? Amp up your protein intake with the XXL portion for just $20++ more. And if you still have room after that, they also have an enticing selection of French appetisers and desserts.
L’Entrecôte, 36 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089614. p. +65 6690 7561. Open Mon – Thurs 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10:30pm, Fri 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm, Sat 5:30pm – 11pm, Sun 12pm – 3pm, 5:30pm – 10pm
Luke’s is usually first on our list when we’re craving a really great steak and seafood feast because the service, ambiance, and food are seriously spot-on. The menu features an array of mouthwatering chop house classics like freshly shucked oysters, jumbo lump crab cakes, bone-in tenderloin, and milk-fed veal chops. Pair your main with sides like the lobster mac ‘n’ cheese and creamy potato puree, and be sure to ask the sommelier to suggest a bottle from their excellent selection of wines.
Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House, 22 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069257. p. +65 6221 4468. Open Mon – Sat 12pm – 12am
The Market Grill
You’ve got to love a spot where dining at the bar is just as enticing as settling in at a table. In fact, we prefer grabbing a spot at The Market Grill’s long counter so we can watch the chefs in action as they grill up robust dishes like the massive Black Angus porterhouse that can serve up to three people and the moreish Hungarian Mangalica pork chops. There’s not a whole lot for vegetarians here, but if you’re a meat-lover, this is your spot. Insider tip: swing by at lunch for awesome great value deals.
The Market Grill, 208 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068642. p. +65 6221 3323. Open Mon – Sat 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Dark and cosy just like a good steakhouse should be, Masa Steak and Hamburg pulls out all the stops for carnivores with an ample selection of meat dishes made from primo beef flown in from Japan. Start with the beef carpaccio or tartar steak, then peruse the menu for various cuts of wagyu A5 grade beef priced by the gram. Our favourite was the melt-in-your-mouth tenderloin with an extra side of baked beef curry rice. It can get pricey depending on how much meat you want to devour, but trust us, it’s worth every penny.
Masa Steak and Hamburg, 11 Unity Street #01-03, Robertson Walk, Singapore 237995. p. +65 6836 2529. Open daily 6pm – 11:30pm
New Ubin Seafood
New Ubin started as a small seafood joint on Pulau Ubin, but soon grew so popular that a move to the mainland was in order. Now you’ll find them in a rather rustic setting in the Sin-Ming area, but don’t let the low-key locale fool you; this place gets packed. Seafood and cze char dishes are the stars, but surprisingly it’s also known for its steak. The US black angus rib eye comes chopped in perfectly charred, marbled cubes served with potato wedges, and in our opinion it’s every bit as good as the seafood.
New Ubin Seafood, 18 Tampines Industrial Cres, #01-16 Singapore 528605
Pistachio Grill isn’t your typical steakhouse, but this casual little spot makes our list for its hole-in-the-wall vibes and hearty Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes that won’t break the bank. Options for meaty goodness including the Moroccan style marinated lamb chops, grilled beef tenderloin skewers, and the slow-cooked lamb shank. Vegetarians are also well catered to with a decent selection of vibrant non-meat dishes like the smoked eggplant with tahini and chickpea pate.
Pistachio Grill, 20 Ah Hood Road, Zhongshan Mall #01-15, Singapore 329984. p. +65 6262 6400. Open daily 11:30am – 10pm