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Bedrock Bar and Grill
For superior and diverse meat cuts
Bedrock is an uptown, sophisticated restaurant where guests can order meats imported from the farms of USA and Australia. Steak-wise, the Australian grass-fed porterhouse (500g for $89) is a must for big eaters, although lighter portions can be ordered in the form of the USDA prime tenderloin (240g for $89). You can also choose from a variety of five sauces ($4 each) – you won't go wrong with the staplered wine sauce and the wholegrain whiskey mustard.
Book a table here | Address: 96 Somerset Road, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites #01-05 | Opening hours: Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm, 6.30-11.30pm
For Tuscan-style steaks
This Italian steakhouse is well versed in the traditional Tuscan cooking method of preparing dry-aged beef, and then placing it over wood-fired grill. It yields a traditional charred-crust steak that you can easily sink your teeth into. If you’re sharing, the Fiorentina wagyu F1 t-bone (serves two, $178) is a good option and introduction to the meat's quality and marbling. Pair it with a sauce of your choice (salsa verde, gorgonzola or pepper with balsamic reduction) for a remarkable finish.
Book a table here | Address: 25 Mohamed Sultan Road | Opening hours: Tue-Sun noon-2pm, 6-10pm
For personalised, artisan beef cuts
Just like a fashion boutique offering bespoke clothing, Fat Cow is a Japanese-inspired atelier that is precise with steak preparation. Premium wagyu (marbling grade from A3 to A5) slabs are the attraction here, such as the Grade A5 Iwate Ribeye (150g for $148), which may dig deep into pockets but justifies with its highest marbling grade. For lunch, we recommend the Fat Cow donburi ($38++) – a sumptuous combination of rice topped with charcoal-grilled wagyu beef and onsen tamago (slow-cooked egg).
Book a table here | Address: 1 Orchard Boulevard, Camden Medical Centre #01-01 | Opening hours: Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6-11pm
Lawry’s The Prime Rib
For select beef and quality service
Ever since its inception, Lawry’s has forged a reputation for serving top-notch prime cuts and other popular starters such as the broiled Atlantic lobster tail ($27++). For mains, we recommend to stick with tradition by opting for the signature prime rib dinner with the tender Lawry’s cut (285g roast USDA prime rib of beef, $93++). This dinner includes the original spinning bowl salad (a combination of romaine lettuce, chopped eggs, croutons and shredded beets), as well as a fancy portion of Idaho mashed potatoes.
Book a table here | Address: 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery #04-01/31 | Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11.30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11.30am-10.30pm
For generous portions to share
This Australian-inspired, Hong Kong based establishment has a spacious interior propped with classy wine cellars and an open theatre kitchen. Not only is it a go-to concept for a great view of the city skyline, the beef portions are hearty and viable for sharing. The tomahawk (70-day grain-fed black angus, $125) is a signature example that can easily feed two guests, possibly right after whetting your appetite with the creamy tuna and spanner crab tartare ($29).
Book a table here | Address: 2 Stamford Road, Swissotel The Stamford Level 3 | Opening hours: Daily noon-2.30pm, 6.30-11pm