The 5 Popular Restaurants for Steak in Singapore
Eat & Drink | June 23, 2017
Steak and red wine. This enticing couple can make our week.
And Les Bouchons is there for carnivores to indulge in Parisian style steak frites.
The Market Grill is where a group of friends chatter with delicious chargrilled steak as well as lobster and burgers on the table.
A local flavour of steak can be found at New Ubin Seafood.
Hipsters might enjoy the Australian barbeque style steak and buzzing atmosphere at Burnt Ends.
And Pepper Steakhouse & Bitro is an ideal place for families to enjoy the giant sharing steak or reasonably priced set meal.
These five popular places for steak, some are the steakhouse themselves, some are not. But they share one thing in common – offering consistently good steaks.
- French style restaurant serving great steak at around S$40: When it comes to serving perfect steak and fries at this price range, Les Bouchons simply shines. With a good selection of cuts – ribeye, sirloin, filet or cote de boeuf – and affordable pricing, it is a must visit place for steak lovers.
- Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Vigneron Butter: Ribeye, topped with garlic and herb infused butter, is a surefire hit in Les Bouchons. Perfectly charred steak unveiling the succulent flesh inside is simply superb.
- All mains served with free flowing crispy fries and bowls of fresh salad: People love this just because the French fries are so good. The free flowing basket of those hot crispy fries always makes diners satisfy with their French-style steak meal.
- Burgundy Escargots with Garlic Butter: Served in a wrought iron skillet, it comes submerged in butter perfectly imbued with garlic and parsley. Absolutely divine!
- Reasonably priced, extensive wine list: What a better way to enjoy your classic French fare than a remarkable choice of full-bodied wines and champagnes. The good news is that wines at this bistro are wallet-friendly.
- Stay classy with the premium cuts or low profile with the high-low cuts: Premium cuts such as the US prime ribeye, Wagyu Chuck Rib, and Black Angus Prime Beef Rib cost around S$72 to S$158, all of which are served in copious amounts to serve 2 to 3 diners. Meanwhile, high-low cuts like the Beef Cheek, Wagyu Rump as well as the ever-best-selling Black Angus Beef and Bavette win the hearts of many for their reasonable price tags that range anywhere between S$39 and S$58.
- Steaks are chargrilled to perfection: Steaks like Black Angus and Beef Bavette came from cows grain-fed for 200-400 days and have gone through dry-aging, so the meat tastes flavourful naturally. And by means of charcoal grilling, the meat’s juices and tenderness are sealed in so that all the goodness will burst in your mouth.
- 500g Lobster-rific dishes for the lobster fans: Harvested from Maine and Boston, the lobsters at the Market Grill are served fresh, sweet, and hot, meaning you get to choose which one would you like to be cooked. If you like this idea, choose amongst the Whole Lobster (S$45), Lobster Roll (S$45), and the Teres Major & Lobster (S$125).
- One of the best burgers in town: Big, fat and juicy. Does sound perfect for an ideal burger, right? At The Market Grill, guests may find delight in a wide selection of meaty burgers. If you like cod fish as patty on your burger, then choose CW Cod Fish (S$28), but if you’re after the salty bleu cheese topped on bacon and beef patty, then CW Bleu Cheese burger (S$25) is an unforgettable option.
- Exotic food selection: Pig’s ear, ox’s tongue? Sounds strange but thankfully, when you have a great chef in the kitchen, there’s no point in wasting away these delectable parts.
- Fabulous US Angus Rib-Eye Steak: New Ubin Seafood is famous for serving incredible and perfectly charred rib eye steak, complete with potato wedges, caramelized onions, mustard and ketch up. The succulent steak is cubed and served on a wooden board so that one can easily pick up with chopsticks.
- “Out of this world” beef fried rice: This dish is only available with the rib eye steak order. Extremely fragrant fried rice, made clay pot style, is cooked with trimmed beef fat and charred ends from the steak. Nevertheless, this sinfully rich dish holds its own distinct place and is a great crowd-puller.
- Fusion of world cuisines for a thrilling culinary experience: A Zi char place serving steak with fried rice? And foie gras satay? New Ubin Seafood ingeniously blends signature dishes from Western and Eastern cuisines with a brilliant Singaporean twist.
- Interesting, affordable set menus that can be customized to preferences: You will be spoilt for choices with an amazing selection of set meals. Meant for both big and small groups, they include some of the most loved and popular dishes from their wide-ranging menu.
- 2+1 deal with crab dishes: Who doesn’t love deals? And coming with delectable crab dishes such as chilli, pepper, garlic and butter crabs, it is simply awesome.
- David Pynt and team tossing grilled delights: The Australian born renowned chef, David Pynt, along with his impressive lineup, is out there for a most personalized experience, assessing choices and recommending dishes.
- Onglet, onion and bone marrow steals the show: It is perfectly seared hanger steak with pink juicy insides. Served with sliced bone marrow and a rich burnt onion sauce, it is a real delight.
- Pulled Pork Sanger: Almost no one leaves this place without devouring melt-in-your-mouth pork, stacked between the oven-toasted brioches and flecked with sesame seeds. The pork is slow roasted for 10 hours, gently pulled and tossed with tangy chipotle aioli, pickled jalapenos and cole slaw.
- Exciting small plate concept for an adventurous soul: Burnt Ends makes for a very delightful culinary expedition with small-plates concept. You can feast on ingeniously crafted delicacies without paying for a whopping big a la carte meal.
- Featured on Zagat’s 2014 “10 hottest restaurants in the world” list: Co-owned by chef Andre Chiang and hoteliers Mavis Oei and Loh Lik Peng, Burnt Ends is forever packed for serving some awesome grilled creations.
- Steaks are predominantly grass-fed from New Zealand: Grass-fed steaks like ‘Savannah’ Angus beef, Wakanui, and Wagyu are sourced from New Zealand, while the grain-fed Harvey prime beef and grass-fed Cow Boy Steak are from Australia. Being grass-fed steaks, the mouth-watering beefy flavour comes out naturally once grilled medium-rare and seasoned with salt & pepper. So this could be a win-win situation for the adventurous steak lovers who want to save on money without sacrificing food quality and experience.
- Steaks for sharing: Available in mid-range price, a group of 2 to 3 may feast on an 850g Australia Lamb Rack Bone-in (S$118), 800g/1,300g AU Tomahawk beef with Crushed Green Pepper Corn (S$98/S$158), or the 700g AU Grass-fed Cow Boy Steak with Crushed Pink Pepper Corn (S$78). Whichever you choose, any of these steaks are served with turnip & mustard gratin & garlic sautéed spinach as well as beer batter onion rings. Definitely for the robust foodie!
- Lots of steak sauces to choose from: These sauces are complimentary so don’t be shy to choose one; such as Béarnaise Sauce, Red Wine Sauce, Tasmanian Bush Pepper Sauce, Horseradish Cream, Mustard Sauce, Diane Sauce, or the Hollandaise Sauce.
- A 3-course lunch meal for less than S$20: Order the set lunch menu and that’s all you need for the whole afternoon. It comes with a good variety of mains such as tender pork loin, lamb stew, and a serving of soup, and is definitely perfect for family diners. For a cheap price, the quality of food is worth it.
- Family friendly dining room: Located at the Great World City, Pepper Steakhouse & Bistro is in a quite secluded residential and commercial complex. Unsurprisingly, the restaurant is mainly visited by families so the dining set-up had to be arranged for small and large groups of people. This place could be a great spot for families.