5. The Market Grill
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Featuring hearty and robust dishes in its extensive menu, The Market Grill is known for its — you guessed it — grilled selections, ranging from standard to premium cuts of high grade meats to seafood, including its signature flown-in live Boston Lobster, among many others.
Opened since 2012, the American restaurant also has burgers and rolls, its most famous being the Lobster Roll ($56), prepared with herbed pommery mayonnaise, toasted brioche roll and greens and served with a side of fries. The Market Grill also serves 350 day grain fed Sabchoku Wagyu ($49 for Tri Tip) as well as Duroc Pork chop ($36).
If you are in for a less meaty meal, opt for salad options such as the Lobster Salad ($30) that allows you to taste the best of the American cuisine’s lobster, without the overwhelming feeling of chewing on too much protein.
At 208 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068642, tel: 6221 3323. Visit https://themarketgrill.com.sg/.
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A star player in the nightlife that is surrounding the Esplanade area, Mischief offers the best of American and South-East Asian street cuisine with dishes featuring a creative fusion of the two. Headed by Chef Mark Tang, the dishes served here are modern, but prepared by traditional techniques.
Just like the foods you can find in America’s ethnic enclaves, Mischief’s menu offers you Singapore’s take on American staples. One interesting dish is the Wagyu Cheeseburger ($24), which gives the classic US cheese burger a twist with the inclusion of a Japanese beef patty.
The patty is topped with sharp cheddar and BBQ sauce and served between a brioche bun. Other intriguing dishes include Prawn Paste Chicken Wings ($16), Broccoli & Cheese ($8) and their Pulled Pork Fettucine ($23). The place features a nice dining area that transitions into party spot at night with a bar right beside it, so whether you are planning for a nice dinner out with friends or are in absolute need for a party night out, this spot offers you both.
At 8 Raffles Ave, #01-10/12, Singapore 039802, tel: 65320106. Visit https://mischief.sg/.
7. Smokey’s BBQ
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Serving the authentic flavours of true American BBQ, the restaurant prepares, smokes and slow roasts its smoked specialities to perfection, giving the food a unique Smokey’s signature taste. The diner uses traditional American methods, utilising wood chips and imported American cooking equipment to cook its meats, with the preparation process taking several hours.
The wait is well worth it, however, as it leaves Smokey’s meats tender and bursting with flavour. Try its Angus Beef Short Rib ($46), that features a tender 200 day grain-fed Angus beef short rib, mesquite smoked and roasted for over 20 hours that is elevated with a homemade BBQ sauce.
But if you are in the mood for something less filling, try Smokey’s Classic ($21), boasting a medium rare beef patty paired with a plain old fashioned bun.
At 73 Joo Chiat Pl, Singapore 427790, tel: 6345 6914. Visit https://smokeysbbq.com.sg/.
8. The Beast Southern Kitchen + Bourbon Bar
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Giving you a taste of the American South, The Beast Southern Kitchen + Bourbon Bar is the home to true blue home-cooked Southern comfort food for you. Its Chicken & Waffles ($20), a classic Southern dish, boasts a boneless chicken thigh brined for 24 hours and then fried till golden brown, served with crisp buttermilk waffle and its house-made bourbon maple butter sauce.
Available only on the weekends, its brunch menu features its Southern Big Breakfast ($22) served with andouille sausage, sunny side up and an array of other sides, as well as its Pulled Pork Hash ($20), featuring a 10 hour slow cooked pulled pork with a side of home fries and poached eggs.
At 17 Jln Klapa, Singapore 199329, tel: 6295 0017. Visit http://www.thebeast.sg/.