New in Tanjong Pagar Road is The Shavencat, which offers lunch, dinner, small plates and club entertainment.
It is divided into two sections, The Bar, which has a modern European menu, and The Club, with live entertainment from 6.30pm.
Dishes at The Bar include Spicy Garlicky Tiger Prawn ($16), with chilli flakes, cereal and basil, and Wagyu Beef N Foie Gras Gyoza ($14), served with enoki mushrooms and black truffle dashi.
At The Club, diners can order Crispy Pork ($14), with butternut-feta salad and arugula, and Baby Back Ribs ($18).
Where: 21 Tanjong Pagar Road, 01-01
Open: The Bar: 11am to 3am, The Club: 6pm to 5am (Monday to Saturday), closed on Sunday
Info: Call 6224-3383 or go to to facebook.com/theshavencat
Luke's Oyster Bar & Chop House
Luke's Oyster Bar & Chop House in Gemmill Lane now has a branch at The Heeren.
Like the first restaurant, the focus is on seafood from the East Coast of the United States, and New York-style chops and steaks.
Start off with the kale salad with roasted peanuts and herbs ($27) or wild rice salad with dried blueberries and toasted almonds ($15), new dishes created for this restaurant. Mains include Luke's Bone-in Beef Tenderloin Au Poivre ($74), served with mustard and Cognac jus.
The restaurant also serves a variety of oysters, priced at $45 for six and $90 for a dozen.
Where: 260 Orchard Road, The Heeren, 03-02
Open: Noon to 10.30pm daily
Info: Call 6733-4813 or go to www.lukes.com.sg
Outpost Bar & Bistro
The 5,500 sq ft Outpost Bar & Bistro has opened at St James Power Station, offering food, drinks and live music.
Besides a variety of alcoholic beverages, such as the Flaming Lamborghini ($29) and Outpost Ice & Fire, ($20), guests can enjoy bites such as the Outpost Trio Mini Burgers ($18, above), beef, pork and crab cake burgers with thick-cut fries.
Where: 3 Sentosa Gateway, St James Power Station, 01-11
Open: 6pm to 2am (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday), 6pm to 3am (Wednesday and Sunday), 6pm to 4am (Friday and Saturday)
Info: Call 9069-1109 or go to facebook.com/outpostbar
An all new rum-and-grill restaurant bar has opened in Amoy Street. It is by the people behind cocktail bar Jigger & Pony, which is also on the same street.
Dishes on the menu include the Hanger Steak ($24++) with homemade chimichurri sauce.
Sugarhall offers cocktails, mostly priced at $22++. The bar also stocks over 50 types of rum.
Where: 102 Amoy Street
Open: 6pm to midnight (Monday to Saturday, last order at 11.30pm), closed on Sunday
Info: Call 6222-9102 or 9732-5607 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Catch N' Bite
A gourmet seafood takeway joint has opened in Jurong East.
Catch N' Bite has a wide range of items, from tapas to sandwiches to bento sets. These include the soft shell crab bento ($8.90) and the ultimate lobster catch roll ($9.90), which is Maine lobster served with fresh vegetables on a toasted ciabatta bun.
Where: 3 Gateway Drive, Westgate, B2-K16
Open: 10am to 10pm daily
Info: Call 6465-9935 or go to www.catchnbite.com
This article was published on May 18 in The Straits Times.
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