Morton’s the Steakhouse

From their first restaurant in Chicago in 1978 to the 74 restaurants they have worldwide, Morton’s has remained a favourite of many. People flock here for its porterhouse and prime ribeye (it’s the best), though you can’t really go wrong with the filet mignon either. It’s the leanest cut off the tenderloin, which still gives way to a tender bite even without much fat. 

There’s more than just beef. Seafood is fresh (think juicy scallops wrapped in bacon and melted cheese) but we recommend starting with either the lobster bisque or French onion soup. The sides are classic American decadent and generously portioned, such as the lobster mac and cheese, which we are pretty sure you will go nuts for.  

Morton’s is at the Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue, tel. 6339 3740. Open daily from 5pm to 11pm, except on Sundays; 12pm to 9pm 

*A $108+ steak and seafood special is currently being offered, but arrive early at 5pm to enjoy martinis at $15.95 each

Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse

Ah, the perfect place for date night. Dark wood, comfortable leather chairs and a charming Italian ambience. There’s plenty on the menu, from braised rabbit tortellini and butternut squash ravioli to a slow-cooked octopus salad. But what it’s best known for is its signature Wagyu-Holstein beef prepared in classic Tuscan style over a wood-fried grill. Juicy and charred to a crusty finish, it comes with mustard, steak sauce and salsa verde. Complement your meal with a bottle of red from an extensive list of tipple and finish up with a slow-cooked rhubarb and gelato. 

Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse is on 25 Mohamed Sultan Road, tel. 6735 6739. Open for lunch from Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 2pm and for dinner daily from 6pm to 10pm

CUT by Wolfgang Puck

You go to Cut for two reasons: if you have a banker’s budget and you love steak. We can think of many other ways to spend your money, but Wolfgang Puck is simply an exception. Hollywood A-lister-endorsed, quality extends beyond the food and service. Various hunks of beef hail from Australia, USA and Japan, and they are all grilled over hard wood and charcoal for that true BBQ finish. But be prepared. American Wagyu (Snake River Farms) New York sirloin retails at $160 for 230 grams, and something more hardcore like a Shiga Prefecture Wagyu ribeye ought to cost as much as $280 for every 230 grams. No matter what, every item is prepared to the tee, even if it is something simple like an onion ring or polenta. Just don’t look at the bill on the way out. 

Cut by Wolfgang Puck is at B1-71, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, tel. 6688 8517. Open daily from 5.30pm to 12am

*This 18 June, treat your dad to a five-course meal. Enjoy tuna tartare, wagyu and chocolate chiffon paired with Cut’s private reserve of whiskeys. $300++ per person

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

At Ruth’s, you have the best of both worlds. Classy decor and beautiful food. There are countless outlets worldwide, but this one at the Marina Mandarin will be no different. Quality is consistent and a menu is served with a calculated emphasis on meat and seafood, much like Morton’s. Enjoy custom-aged USDA prime beef freshly broiled in a 982.2 degree celcius oven, chunky blue crab cakes and seared ahi tuna. Then end it all with its bread pudding drizzled with whiskey sauce. 

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is on level 4 of the Marina Mandarin, tel. 6336 9093. Open daily from 11.30am to 3pm and 5.30pm to 11pm

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