Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore is a steak restaurant at Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay. It is part of an international chain of steakhouses by Wolfgang Zwiener that serves only USDA Prime Black Angus steak. We tried the weekend roasted prime rib from the brunch / lunch menu.
The Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay is a newish hotel along the Singapore River at Robertson Quay. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore is located on level 3 which is served directly by the carpark lift from the basement. Which is a good thing these days as it avoid multiple entries and the Safe Entry procedures.
The decor of Wolfgang Zwiener Singapore is in the style of a classic American steakhouse. An oppulent bar greets visitors. Dark wood panelling and furniture, crisp white tablecloths and immaculately dressed waiters complete the look.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore Menu
The Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore menus are conveniently available online. We have provided a link to them at the end of this post. The lunch menu is the more affordable way to dine at Wolfgang’s. Here is a picture of the lunch menu. We thought that the most attractive item was the weekend roast prime rib for two that cost $165++ or as a complete meal at $198++ with salad, soup and sides. We opted for the set meal version.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore Wine List
On the reservation page of the website we noted an advisory: “Corkage – $80++ per 750 ml of duty paid wine or champagne. 1 bottle per 4 guests … cake charge fee: $4++ per slice.“
A nice steak is best accompanied by some red wine. The corkage fee of $80 is one of the highest we have seen in Singapore. That rules out BYOB at this restaurant. The Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore wine menu is quite comprehensive. There is a large selection of American wines. A good range of French and Italian wines are also available as well as some other international labels. They cost from around $25 for a glass and $100 a bottle. Here are pictures of some sample pages from the Wolfgang’s wine list.
On the subject of expensive wine in restaurants, here is an interesting article on the subject and a suggestion by Nick Lander on the Jancis Robinson website: A wine-pricing manifesto
We selected a bottle of Italian wine – 2017 Borgogno Barbera d’Alba Superiore ($110). It was a light red wine. A more robust red might have been better to go with steak, but it had the characteristics that draw us to Italian wines at restaurants – young wines can be enjoyed and they taste great immediately after opening.
Our steak lunch at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore started with a salad and a soup. The salad was a random mangle of leaves which I did not take a picture of. Which was a good thing as it might otherwise dilute the beauty of the other dishes. The soup of the day was some kind of chicken soup. Which we thought was a bit ordinary for a $198++ lunch. We saw lobster bisque on the menu and asked if we could switch to that. This was done with a $10 surcharge added. We were glad to have made the switch. It looked and tasted good.
Roasted Prime Rib Lunch
Our Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore roasted prime rib lunch was served with Yorkshire pudding and a choice of two sides. We selected sautéed mushrooms and steak fries.
Steak experts prefer their steaks to be rare or medium-cooked, pink and soft in the middle. We also like our steak soft and not overcooked. Medium-well is probably the usual request. But sometimes it turns out hard and overcooked or sometimes still red and bloody. Some chefs refuse to cook their steak beyond medium. Fortunately the folks at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore knew exactly what we wanted. It was done the way we like – still soft but with no trace of rawness.
The platter of roasted prime rib was adequate for two persons with average appetites. Given the reputation of Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, we had expected the flavour to be mind-blowing. But that was not the case. It was a good piece of meat but we did not think that it was better than a steak in a good steakhouse.
Yorkshire pudding is something we look forward to at a roast beef meal. We thought those served that day was rather dry. We prefer the ones served at Lawry’s which also come with taste-enhancing gravy. The portion of fries was substantial and they tasted good but the portion of mushrooms was rather small.
Dessert and Expensive Coffee
The dessert of the day was tiramisu which was pretty good. Coffee was not included in the meal but we ordered some anyway. How much can coffee be right? At Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Singapore, black coffee and cappuccino costs $8 and $10 respectively and tasted quite average. Note to self for future visit – skip the coffee!
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener
1 Nanson Road #02-01
Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay
Tel: +65 6887 5885
LUNCH 11:30 ~ 16:30 (LO 15:30)
DINNER 16:30 ~ 23:30 (LO 22:30)
LUNCH 11:00 ~ 16:30 (LO 15:30)
DINNER 16:30 ~ 23:30 (LO 22:30)
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Lunch Menu
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