COCONUTS HOT SPOT — There’s a new steak spot in town, and it’s by Wolfgang! No, not that Wolfgang (*cough* Puck *cough*). This one’s another international icon in the realm of meat: Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zweiner.
First established in 2004 with a flagship restaurant in Manhattan, the eatery is considered and frequently honored as one of the top steakhouses in New York City — and trust us, there are a lot of steakhouses in the Big Apple. This latest expansion sees the brand making its debut in Singapore as part of the new InterContinental hotel at The Quayside, Robertson Quay.
Luxury hotels need their luxury restaurants, obviously, and it shows in the steakhouse’s dedication to New York-ian grandeur in its decor. Solid walnut floors, a mahogany bar, imported Italian chandeliers and two lush private rooms form the setting for some fine dining and quality steak.
Being a steakhouse, the main focus is obviously in its steak and chops, but it’s hard to resist wolfing (ha ha) down other nibbles. Dinner should kick off with the likes of Wolfgang’s Salad ($25), Wolfgang’s Crab Cake ($38), and the lobster bisque ($22). Then there’s the seafood platter ($50) as a sharing option to whet your appetite before the bougie beef arrives.
Twenty-eight days — that’s how long the eatery ages its sub-primal cuts of prime USDA Black Angus meat. We don’t have to tell you how amazing dry-aged steak is, but that’s basically what you can expect at Wolfgang’s — intense, nutty flavors, and each bite is ultra tender and juicy to boot.
Also expect to cough up a wad of money for the steaks, but that comes with the territory and the name. New York sirloins go for $99; rib eye steaks at $118; and prime filet mignons at $118. The best course of action here would be coming for the porterhouse steak with friends — it’s $185 for two pax, $275 for three pax, and $360 for four pax.
The meat sweats from all that protein can be quelled with a selection of signature side dishes, and you can’t go wrong with creamed spinach ($15), sautéed mushrooms ($18), German potatoes ($22), or a bowl of good old white rice, although that’s appallingly priced at $10. Even the most devilish of zi char stalls don’t charge that much for plain rice, geez.
The point here is: don’t order rice at a globally-renowned steakhouse, because everything else is sublime.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is at #02-01 The InterContinental Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Rd, 6887-5885. Daily 11am-midnight.