The buzz: Celebrated restaurateur Wolfgang Puck opens Spago’s first restaurant in Asia atop the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, with a new lunch menu to boot.

The vibe: Expect nothing less than sleek interiors with shiny Art Deco touches, the ubiquitous open kitchen concept and French windows overlooking the Infinity pool—complete with hotel guests reveling in the sun. The colonial-style space paints itself as a slightly less proper (read: stuffy) fine dining experience and while it has a breezy and casual alfresco space, it’s still an outfit that requires a smart dress code. Come here in your finest casual attire and risk feeling out of place.

The food: The menu is strongly rooted in its Californian heritage, but with a Singaporean twist. There are delicious starters like the chicken ‘laksa’ spring roll ($22), tasty vermicelli and chicken infused with spicy coconut broth and wrapped in a crispy shell; and the butternut squash gnocchi (to be advised), a seasonal dish that’s wonderfully soft and buttery. For mains, the beautifully-plated honey miso Japanese black cod ($59) is fresh and silky smooth, albeit a little heavy-handed on the miso sauce. Unlike the miso cod, the grilled USDA prime sirloin ‘steak frites’ ($59) is nothing out of the ordinary at first glance, but coupled with yummy sides like brussels sprouts and fries, and it’s satisfying nonetheless. 

Why you’ll be back: Reliable food, excellent service in the form of general manager Wes Guild and a great selection of Old and New World wines make this the place to go to for a power lunch or a tete-a-tete away from the hoi polloi.