SINGAPORE RESTAURANT

Sear

A modern American steakhouse serving cuts of meat from all over the world.

A modern American steakhouse with lofty views of Marina Bay and tons of meat on the menu. Using PIRA charcoal ovens, they've got cuts like a Kobe rib eye, Canadian Angus tenderloin, New Zealand Wakanui aged steaks and Australian Jacks Creen wagyu cuts that come with sauces like Pommery mustard, seaweed butter, Bordelaise with soft bone marrow, chimichurri and more. There's also a range of sides including creamy sweet corn with corn kernels, lemon rosti and creamed spinach, to name a few. 

However, if you're not into all the meat they've got other dishes like grilled Boston lobster, Dorper lamb ribs and a seafood sharing platter which has Maine Boston lobster, Jumbo shrimp cocktail, diver scallop ceviche, oysters and Alaska king crab leg. Drinks-wise, they don't skimp on the wine selection and have a short list of cocktails, too.

The buzz: Atop the Singapore Land Tower's 50RP dining destination is a modern American steakhouse serving up lesser known cuts of meat from countries like New Zealand and Canada, aside from your usual suspects.

The vibe: Airy and much like modern steakhouse. There are floor-to-ceiling windows on this 45th floor restaurant that's offset by the mandatory American steakhouse treatment that calls for lots of dark wood tables and grey suede chairs. There's a more laidback feel with wooden murals of cow skulls and a minimalistic approach to furniture.

The food: They've got familiar cuts like Kobe rib eye ($340 for 250g) and Australian Jacks Creek Wagyu rib eye ($182 for 1kg), but it's the Canadian Angus tenderloin ($78 for 250g) and New Zealand Wakanui aged sirloing ($88 for 300g) that make it more interesting. Each steak comes with one sauce, with seven choices like salsa verde, chimichurri, bordelaise with bone marrow and béarnaise (additional sauces at $4). The sides are equally thought out with choices like creamy sweet corn with corn kernels ($16), lemon rosti ($15) and maple Brussels sprouts with pancetta and nuts ($16).

The drinks: Lots of wines. There are by-the-glass options (from $16) and rarer boutique bottles like 2012 Pouilly-Fume from La Demoiselle de Bourgeois ($208) and a 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon from Meyer Vineyard ($228). They've also got a short cocktail list with easy drinks like Sear Signature made with gin, campari and lime ($17).

Why you'll be back: This place puts out quality steaks with a nice sear from the PIRA charcoal grill. They've got an interesting range of meats that go beyond what's expected of a steakhouse where you don't have to break the bank given the quality.

Venue Details
Address: Sear, #45-01/02 Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Place, Singapore, 048623 Singapore
Phone: 6221-9555
Website: www.50rp.com.sg
Area: Raffles Place
Cuisine: American
Open since: November, 2014
Opening hours: Mon-Fri noon-2:30pm; Mon-Sat 6-11pm
Nearest trainBayfront
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