665°F restaurant is a steakhouse perched on top of the Andaz Singapore, a hotel in the Hyatt group. The name is a reference to the temperature of the Pira oven and grill. With set lunch menus priced from $38++ we thought we should give it a try.
The entrance to 665°F Andaz was consistent with our expectation of traditional steakhouses – dark wood panelling, brass embellishment and an air of luxury. But the inside was not quite the same. The restaurant had a small dining space in front of an open kitchen. It felt more like a canteen than a steakhouse. The beautiful part of the space was the wooden ceiling.
Next to the common dining area which became increasingly cramped as the tables gradually filled up, there was a spacious private dining room. I think the dining experience in here would be quite different.
Other than the ceiling, the other thing that we found attractive at 665°F Andaz was the view. But this can be enjoyed only if you are lucky to get a window seat.
665°F Andaz Set Lunch Menu
Here is a screen shot of the 665°F Andaz set lunch menu. A link to the dinner menu is provided below. There was a choice of a two or three course set lunch priced at $38 and $38 respectively. We had the two course option.
In anticipation of the steak for main courses, we looked at the wine menu which was nicely presented in the form of an iPad. There is a good range of wines available, with some available by the glass. The 2017 Backstory Cabernet Sauvignon from California ($20 / glass) was one of them.
Our choice of appetizers were Jumbo Lump Crab Cake (picture above) and Hokkaido Scallops (picture below). The latter attracted a $10 surcharge. The crab cake was nice but tiny. I suppose “Jumbo” was not a reference to its size. By comparison the scallops were great, both in terms of taste, looks and size. It was worth the extra $10. It would not look out of place in a fancy place like Odette.
The Main Courses
Since we were in a steakhouse, we naturally selected the two steak main courses listed in the 665°F Andaz Singapore. There was a choice of side dishes and we selected Truffle French Fries and Mixed Mushrooms. They performed the role of side dishes well, providing a break from the meat.
The steak dishes were Wagyu flank steak from Australia (picture above)
and tenderloin 200gm from Argentina picture below). The latter cost us an extra $10, which in hindsight we ought not have selected as the flank steak was better. It had a deeper richer taste. We thought that the tenderloin was plain and uninteresting.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Andaz Singapore Level 38
5 Fraser Street
Mon-Fri: 12-2:30pm, 6-10:30pm
Nearest MRT Stationb : Bugis
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