Last Updated on 25/04/2023 by iEat&Eat Team
The ‘Best Steaks in Singapore’ guide has been a passion project of mine for some time now, and I hold it dear to my heart (and arteries).
The majority of steaks in Singapore originate from Australia, the USA, or Japan due to their prized Wagyu breeds.
This guide categorizes steaks into two sections: more affordable options and the ‘money isn’t an issue, I own a yacht’ option. However, there is a significant difference in quality between premium and cheaper cuts, so it’s worth keeping in mind that you get what you pay for. One suggestion would be to purchase an expensive beef steak at a wholesaler and cook it yourself with the appropriate equipment to achieve the best balance of quality and cost.
However, if you’d rather leave the cooking to professionals, these restaurants serve up the best steaks you can find in Singapore. It’s important to note that this list is based on my experience and opinion, which can be highly subjective. Lastly, if you prefer your steak well done, I’m afraid I’ll have to ask you to leave now, as the quality of the steak becomes irrelevant at that point. All the fats and flavour are pretty much burnt to oblivion, rendering the steak unappetizing.
For those still with us, let’s dive into the list of the 10 best steaks in Singapore. Keep in mind that while these restaurants may not be cheap, they are probably the best you can find in the city. It’s worth noting, however, that expensive does not always mean good, as I’ve experienced several overpriced steakhouses that managed to ruin top-quality meat. If a restaurant is well-known but not featured here, that’s likely the reason.
1. Officers’ Mess Polo Bar
Website | 2 Cook St, Singapore 078857 | +65 6914 1400
Officers’ Mess Polo Bar is a luxurious restaurant located in the historic Maxwell Reserve Hotel, offering some of the world’s best prime-grade steak and highly sought-after liquor. Polo, known as the sport of kings, originated as a military exercise for elite royal mounted officers, and this restaurant celebrates its 2,000 years of fascinating heritage.
Their pursuit of excellence is evident in their New York Sirloin, Black Onyx Angus 300g (S$125++), which is masterfully carved from Australian grain-fed cattle raised in the cool New England Tablelands. With a marbling score of MB 3+, every tender morsel offers a hearty, rich flavour.
If dining in pairs, the T-bone Steak (For Two), Black Onyx Angus 800g (S$280++) is a close second, followed by the Fillet Mignon, Rioplatense Angus 200g (S$85++) from grass-fed cattle in the Argentinian Pampas. If you prefer corn-fed robustness from the States, the Texas USDA Prime Rib Eye Steak 350g (S$140++) is a perfect choice.
For pork lovers, their Kurobuta Pork Chop, Whiskey Raisin Jus (S$58) is an excellent option, and their Sauteed Brussel Sprouts With Bacon (S$18) is a recommended side dish. Additionally, the restaurant offers ten side dishes, all priced the same.
Despite the restaurant’s opulence, they also offer a signature Polo Bar Burger (S$75++), which includes a mouthwatering combination of Angus ribeye, sirloin, oyster blade, short ribs, and dry-aged Galician beef chuck roll. Topped with caramelized onion marmalade, bell pepper confit, and roquette, and served with fries, it’s a feast fit for any occasion.
2. Cinder Steakhouse
Website | Level 2, 2 Park Ln, Seletar Aerospace Dr, Park, Singapore 798386 | +65 8940 0885
Finding a good steak in Singapore is rare, but finding a steakhouse that match a perfect ambience is even rarer. However, Cinder Steakhouse at Seletar Aerospace Park provides both and earns the second spot on our list. The restaurant is located in a heritage building dating back to the colonial era, providing an idyllic getaway for diners who want to enjoy peerless meat.
Their 900G Cinder Double Cut Porterhouse MS3 (S$168) is sourced from cattle raised on a strict 5-month barley diet on South Australia’s Limestone Coast. The massive slab is appropriately listed under the “Sharing” section of their menu. Porterhouse is one of the highest-quality cuts, and Cinder Steakhouse elevates it to a culinary masterpiece. My medium-rare meat was seasoned perfectly and I didn’t need any of the four sauces available: red wine sauce, black pepper sauce, bearnaise, and Pommery mustard. The garlic butter served with it added to its delicious taste. It’s big enough for two and is very tender with a rich mouthfeel. Along with a huge portion of rich and creamy mashed potatoes, this dish is fit for a king.
To start the meal, Cinder Steakhouse offers an amazing Beef Carpaccio (S$29) appetizer. The delightful strips are seasoned with garlic truffle and pecorino cheese, then decorated with arugula and shallots and drizzled with sherry vinaigrette.
Another notable dish is the Balanzoni Alla Nerano (S$32), where the balanzoni is stuffed with decadent cheese and enhanced with the addition of basil and broccolini. The creamy zucchini contrasts perfectly with the firm bite of smooth macadamia nuts, providing a wonderful mouthfeel.
3. Morton’s Steakhouse
Website | 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797 | +65 6338 0066
Whenever someone mentions steaks in Singapore, Morton’s Steakhouse is always at the top of the list. Is it worth the price? Absolutely.
Morton’s pride itself on serving large, hearty dishes with excellent service. While the prices may be steep, the size of their steaks ensures that you won’t leave hungry.
My personal favourite at Morton’s is the Center Cut Prime Ribeye (S$132++), which offers a delicious flavour that competes closely with Bedrock’s ribeye cap. Weighing in at about 16oz, this is an enormous piece of steak.
4. SKIRT Restaurant
Website | 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374 | +65 6808 7278
SKIRT is a steakhouse that I highly recommend for special occasions and magnificent steaks, thanks to its amazing ambience and great service that makes you feel like you’ve stepped out of Singapore.
If you’re a steak connoisseur and have a specific taste preference, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the wide variety of steaks available. One particular standout is the special Black Onyx Beef Porterhouse MBS 3+ 1.3kg (S$280), which guarantees to satisfy any steak lover and is regarded as the marbled beef that all others are compared to.
For those seeking an intimate evening of indulgence, SKIRT offers a brand new 3-course Grazing Menu (S$196++ per couple), showcasing the chef’s curated selection of the best seasonal produce. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a romantic meal with your loved one.
5. Wooloomooloo Steakhouse
Website | 2 Stamford Rd, Level 3 Swissotel The Stamford, Singapore 178882 | +65 8305 5692
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse offers a contemporary dining experience with breathtaking views and a welcoming ambience, thanks to its wide-spanning floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
While there is a good variety of starters available, the main attraction is still their steaks. The cuts are executed to perfection, with a high-quality charred crust signature of top-standard steakhouses.
They offer a range of cuts, including Australian Black Angus beef, USDA prime beef, and high-end full-blood Australian Wagyu. The USDA Prime Ribeye (S$98), which weighs around 340g, is an excellent showcase of their beef, which is 250 days grain-fed for a buttery finish. If the portion is too large, you can request it be split in half and shared between two people.
In addition to their steaks, Wooloomooloo offers a comprehensive list of starters that add a twist to classic dishes. With its impeccable service and delicious food, Wooloomooloo Steakhouse is sure to delight all guests.
6. Opus Bar & Grill
Website | 581 Orchard Road voco, Orchard, Singapore 238883 | +65 6730 3390
Opus Bar & Grill offers a perfect balance of prime steak, Marine Stewardship Council-certified seafood, and an elegantly opulent setting. The highlight of the restaurant is the 1.2 kg Whiskey-Aged Wagyu Tomahawk (S$168++). This prime Australian meat is raised on a 360-day grain diet, resulting in a marble score of 5.
For an added treat to your taste buds, you can opt to have your steak flambéed tableside in a shot of whiskey (S$12).
If seafood is more your preference, the Grilled Seafood Platter (S$148++) is an excellent choice, featuring responsibly-sourced Boston lobster, Atlantic scallops, king prawns, and 200g Chilean salmon.
Opus dry ages their own meat in customised cabinets lined with Himalayan salt tiles, infusing a subtle tenderness and deep flavour into every morsel. Their open flame grills are fuelled by sustainable Jarrah wood, imparting a distinctive aroma and essence that elevates each dish.
To add to the freshness of their dishes, micro herbs come straight from the Opus vertical hanging garden to flavour and garnish their plates and drinks, ensuring that every last ingredient is fresh and delicious.
7. CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Website | 2 Bayfront Ave, B1 – 71, Singapore 018972 | +65 6688 8517
While CUT by Wolfgang Puck is definitely one of the top steakhouses in Singapore, it may not be as value-for-money as some of the others. The steak can be quite expensive, and the lighting is quite dark during dinner.
At CUT, the main style is to use fresh quality ingredients with minimal added flavours. They do offer mustard and other sauces for an additional cost, but the focus is on the steak itself.
CUT primarily serves American prime steaks, such as the USDA Prime New York Sirloin Steak. The 395g Ribeye Steak is also a standout, featuring a delicious flavour with a touch of grilled char.
For those who prefer very marbled and fatty meat, they also serve Wagyu steaks.
8 . Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse
Website | 26 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 238970 | +65 6735 6739
Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse, with its romantic ambience and excellent service, is definitely one of Singapore’s top steakhouses. Specializing in Italian Fiorentina steak, this restaurant is a must-visit for any steak lover.
Their signature wood-fired Fiorentina BMS 6 Wagyu F1 T-bone (S$228/1.1kg) is a standout, featuring a huge and evenly pink cut that’s full of flavour from the bone. This particular Australian Wagyu-cross beef cut is exclusively exported to Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse and is grain-fed for 420 days, as well as being dry-aged in-house.
If you’re looking for an unforgettable dining experience, Bistecca Tuscan Steakhouse is definitely worth a visit.
9. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zweiner
Website | 1 Nanson Road, Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay, #02-01, Singapore 238909 | +65 6887 5885
Compared to the longstanding steakhouses in Singapore, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zweiner is relatively new in town. Owned by Chef Wolfgang Zwiener, who opened the original brand in New York City, this steakhouse has no relation to the already-famous Chef Wolfgang Puck.
The star of the New York-style steakhouse is undoubtedly the USDA Prime Dry Aged Porterhouse Steak (S$248 – S$450, depending on serving size), which is served sizzling on a large plate and looks like a dream come true for any carnivorous diner. This huge black Angus steak is meant for sharing and is dry-aged in the restaurant’s own ageing cabinet for a minimum of 28 days.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse does an excellent job of delivering on its promise, from the trendy and plush bar area to the amber-hued dining hall. It’s a trendy hangout for camaraderie and the gathering of like-minded beef lovers.
10. Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Website | 6 Raffles Boulevard, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, 4th Level, Singapore 039594 | +65 6336 9093
If you’re in the mood for US steaks that can rival Morton’s, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is an excellent choice. This 120-seater fine-dining concept infuses a countryside character into their dishes, which can be a refreshing change of pace.
Their USDA Petite Filet features USDA Prime beef, which is the top 2% of US beef. Graded primarily for marbling and younger age, you can expect tenderness with every bite at Ruth’s Chris Prime Steak House.
Portions are huge, as is typical in American-style diners, so you won’t leave feeling hungry. While the sides are a little standard, with the usual suspects like mashed potatoes, I highly recommend trying their appetizers instead, especially the barbecued prawns.