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Senso Ristorante & Bar

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This well-respected Italian restaurant serves fine-dining cuisine paired with impeccable service. Courtyard seating is available, as well as two private dining rooms. You can select your wine from the wine cellar and enjoy it in the adjoining bar.

Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 14:30

Mon - Sat: 18:00 - 22:30

Sun: 11:30 - 15:00

Sun: 19:00 - 22:30

$103 based on 109 submissions
Dinner (40 votes), Quiet (31 votes), Business Dining (30 votes)
TayShen

Nice lunch place

My colleague brought me here for lunch last week. Service is polite and very cordial. For $40, the lunch set is affordable and in such a nice fine dining environment too! The courtyard is a little warm in the afternoon so be sure to request a table inside. It might be a little noisy as the place is quite echo-y.

Overall, I will come back for lunch on a weekday especially when it's a special occasion, like a colleague's bday.

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25 Oct 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Nice lunch place

My colleague brought me here for lunch last week. Service is polite and very cordial. For $40, the lunch set is affordable and in such a nice fine dining environment too! The courtyard is a little warm in the afternoon so be sure to request a table inside. It might be a little noisy as the place is quite echo-y.

Overall, I will come back for lunch on a weekday especially when it's a special occasion, like a colleague's bday.
29 Jul 2014 • 29 reviews • 1 follower

The food is average at best but amex card holders get crazy discount

Senso is an establishment, but the food is old fashioned and very outdated.

I took my girlfriend there for a tread and was dissapointed with the food. but we were happy cos it was so very affordable with the Amex card discount. we managed to get 50% off our entire bill.

So overall, it was a good meal and i can recommend this restaurant if u are using the disount card

we went to oxwell & co after where we got a little sloshed

11 Jul 2014 • 242 reviews • 46 followers

Good Italian Fine Dining

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Senso Ristorante & Bar, Club Street’s favorite Italian restaurant turns 14 this year and i must say it's a feat in our dynamic food scene! To celebrate this milestone, a Best of Senso’s Signatures menu is put together for this occasion. From 1 to 31 July only, sample popular dishes from over the years and also taste exclusive dishes from Senso’s international outlets. The Manzo ($32), Beef Tartare, Roquette & Parmesan, Olive Oil, Chervil and Roasted Potatoes, was a sell-out dish in Crans Montana when it was introduced in 2010. Love the tender and well flavored meat. The menu also features the Sogliola From Mediterranean, Dover Sole Meuniere with Orange Zest, Rucola and Ripened Tomatoes, a special dish from Senso’s outpost in Geneva. Only the Dover Sole is used, the preferred fish for an authentic Sole Meuniere and also the use of oranges from Sicily for that added authenticity. We also had a mini olive oil tasting during the meal and that wonderfully aged (12 years) Balsamic vinegar that tasted like honey. It was amazing with the freshly baked breads. The other dishes are from the Singapore menu. The Green Asparagus and Morels Soup (Singapore 2005) $24 was a light and refined soup, perhaps a little too delicate for my liking. The Risotto (Singapore, 2006) $36, was probably the favorite dish of the night. The salty and creamy risotto paired simply with sweet and succulent grilled tiger prawns. While fresh zucchini flowers from Italy were used in the dish, i found it doing little to complement the already perfect combination. In fact, the fried flowers tasted oily and a little stale. Premium NZ Lamb Rack (Singapore, 2011) $44. The lamb was cooked to perfection with a nice pink center and was good on its own. The olive crust came served as a disk by the side instead and was a little too dry and crumbly. We ended our meal with a deconstructed Tiramisu Revisito (Singapore, 2011) $22. This was specially created by Executive Chef Yves Schmid in 2011. So there's coffee mousse, homemade mascarpone ice-cream with Savoiardi biscotto and coffee milkshake. Good flavors but give me a traditional tiramisu with all that richness anytime. All dishes on the menu are available a la carte, but diners looking for a heartier meal can opt for the three, four or five course menus that start from $88. Wine pairing is also available. The Senso experience was lovely as usual and i really love the atrium section where you get to dine under the stars but in comfort. Great place for a romantic date with your significant other.
19 Jun 2014 • 339 reviews • 3 followers

Senso - nothing sensational

Having heard about Senso Ristorante & Bar for a while, I finally made plans to eat there.   This authentic Italian restaurant serving classical fine-dining cuisine sits amongst a row of Colonial shophouses and boosts of a sophisticated, elegant interior complete with a long hallway leading to the dining halls.   For main courses, there was the Risotto and Hare (SGD$34.00) - traditional Carnaroli risotto with braised saddle of hare, rosemary, juniper berries and butternut pumpkin.  I have never eaten hare meat before, hence it was the first time I tried this delicacy - tasted like a cross between pork and quail meat actually. The risotto was not grainy enough in taste (the way I like it, done in French style), but the taste of the overall dish was fabulous, a blend of saccharine with savoury overtures, in a soft porridge-like texture.   We also shared the Senso "Bolo"-bster Lasagna (SGD$34.00) - homemade lasagne with fresh lobster meat and tomato sauce. Flavor-wise, there was the hints of lobster sweetness when we bit into the lobster chunks within this baked pasta dish, but the cheese taste was a tad light, unlike the usual lasagne taste. The texture was also non-sticky, and somewhat dry. The crusts were hard, like how Chinese pan-fried carrot cake's ones are like. Once the knife met the lasagne, it crumbled into pieces. It was a little disappointing.   Finally, despite us feeling full, we felt that we were entitled to a bit of desserts, so we had the Lemon Tartlet "Big Meringue" (SGD$16.00) to finish off the meal - lemon tartlet stuffed with red berries topped with meringue. We were thankful that the spiral layers of white above the tart was lemon cream (sourish) instead of sweet icing à la the conventional meringues. The tart was crunchy and flaky, and there were raspberries and blueberries hidden in the womb of this meringue tart, making it a welcoming refresher after the heavier courses earlier on.   For more detailed information and photos, please visit: http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/06/dinner-at-senso-ristorante-bar.html  
28 Apr 2014 • 6 reviews • 0 follower

Simply the Best

I spent 3 weeks travelling through Italy last year and the biggest surprise was that Senso , Singapore was as good as - if not better than the best restaurants of Rome, Venice, Florence, Vinci, Naples and Sorento.

From a service perspective the Italian restaurants in Italy were on a par with Senso - but Senso has great food and really knows how to look after its regular customers.

The pasta is yummy, and they will always make you a starter portion if you ask.