Modern American steakhouse & cocktail bar by legendary celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck
May 6th, 2013
Widely acclaimed as among the top three steakhouses in the USA, the original Beverly Hills based CUT by Wolfgang Puck has been joined in recent years by sibling restaurants in Las Vegas, Singapore (2011) and London (2012). Standing boldly among the Singapore offshoots of other notable USA-based celebrity chef at the unique assemblage under the banner of “Celebrity Chef Restaurants” at the iconic Marina Bay Sands Singapore casino, hotel and entertainment complex, CUT by Wolfgang Puck is a modern, sophisticated fine-dining interpretation of the classic American steakhouse. The restaurant features CUT’s signature prime dry- and wet-aged beef selections- headlined by the Snake River Farms American “Kobe Style”, U.S.D.A. Prime Illinois Corn Fed; and 300-day grain fed Australian Angus from Rangers Valley. Steaks are grilled over hardwood and charcoal fires, and finished under a 1200 degree broiler. In addition to its fine dining, CUT also features a chic bar and lounge, serving expertly crafted cocktails, and a sumptuous selection of bar bites, in a relaxed and informal setting.
With the launch of his flagship restaurant- SPAGO- in the heart of Beverly Hills back in 1982- Austrian born chef Wolfgang Puck embarked on an extraordinary trajectory building an international empire as restaurateur, TV show reality chef, and in the process becoming, most probably, the first iteration of the concept of “celebrity chef”. The Wolfgang Puck Group currently encompasses globally more than 20 fine dining restaurants, and 80+ casual dining outlets and bar & lounges. With multiple Michelin star awards and the recipient of a plethora of awards and industry acclaim, Wolfgang Puck continues to evolve his culinary style to entice new generations of increasingly discerning diners with his impressive cooking skills, reinventing his restaurants and menus in the process.
Since its 2011 opening in Singapore, CUT by Wolfgang Puck has enjoyed considerable popularity and extensive critical acclaim, and has rapidly garnered an elevated status among local steakhouses. CUT, with its superlative international pedigree, delivers a sophisticated and refined dining experience, with an impressive menu featuring the finest premium cuts of steak, plus signature entrees such as Pan-Roasted Maine Lobster with Black Truffle Sabayon, and other seafood and meat dishes. CUT is open daily for dinner only, and seats 114 in the restaurant dining rooms, plus a further 24 seats at the Bar & Lounge. Table reservations are strongly recommended.
CUT Restaurant dining room
A modern, elegant design, the interior of CUT is the work of internationally acclaimed designer Tony Chi who has previously created designs for a number of Wolfgang Puck restaurants in the USA. Warm, unpolished timber floors evoking a traditional steakhouse aesthetic combine pleasingly with luxurious red leather Bellini dining chairs, and simple yet elegant solid timber dining tables.
The main CUT dining room features modern bronze metal lighting fixtures that dim to a comfortably subdued, discrete level. The bar area at the front is partially open into the dining space.
A spectacular private dining room can hold up to 40 guests in a spacious room lined with floor to ceiling mirrored walls, and glass fronted wine displays.
Internal passageways are flanked on either side by full height glass wine displays that showcase the extensive 700+ label wine list. Framed portraits of Hollywood legends are featured on the walls throughout CUT.
CUT Bar & Lounge
Adjacent to the reception area, the CUT Bar & Lounge extends across the front of the restaurant interior, separated from the exterior promenade by a series of four-metre high bronze panels that can fold back in the evenings to partially open the space onto the mall.
The sleek white marble bar counter is lined with red leather Bellini barstools, with guests in the lounge area seated on elegant, swiveling Bellini chairs at glass-topped low tables.
The bar specialises in superbly executed, handcrafted cocktails that are complimented by a selection of sumptuous bar bites. The visage of legendary actor Jack Nicholson appropriately oversees the action.
Selections from the Cocktail Menu & Lounge Menu
At the CUT Bar & Lounge, the beverage program is led by an enticing cocktail list of whimsically titled modern drinks, crafted from premium spirits and local ingredients- re-interpreting some of the classics- frequently with an Asian inflection. An emphasis is placed on gin-based cocktails- embracing the smooth finish and richly complex botanical flavors available from the current generation of premium gins produced by both leading brands and artisan distillers. Stand-out gin based cocktails include Sweet Little Thai’s- Broker’s Gin, Kaffir Lime Leaf, Lemongrass, Lime, Ginger, Thai Basil and Chili; Nimbu Soda- Bombay Sapphire Gin, Ginger, Lemongrass, Chaat Masala Syrup; and She So…Honey! – Old Raj Gin, Umeshu Extra Shiso, Yuzu Juice, Japanese Cucumber, Honey.
Other intriguing cocktails include Rolling Fog Over Mt. Fuji- Nikka Yoichi 12 Year Malt, Aperol, Lemon Juice; “Papa Doble” A.K.A. Hemingway Daiquiri- Ron Zacapa Sistema Solera 23 Rum, Grapefruit, Maraschino Liqueur; and Dragon’s Fire- Don Julio Añejo Tequila, Cointreau, Jalapeno, Ruby Red Grapefruit.
The Lounge Menu offers a compact selection of gourmet bites- including Steak And Frites- USDA Prime Beef, House Made French Fries; Steak Tartare- Prime Sirloin, Grilled Bread; and Artisanal Cheeses- served with Honey Comb and Toasted Nut Bread.
Umami Cocktail- Hendrick’s, Oba Leaf, Cucumber, Japanese Umebosi Plums.
Garden of Eden- Mango Tea Infused Vodka, Lemon Juice, Cane Sugar Syrup.
Indecent Exposure- Patron Silver, Reposado Mescal, Mint, Coriander, Chili, Pepper.
Mini Kobe Beef Sliders- Brioche buns, Sweet pickles, Kobe beef .
Tuna Tartare Sandwiches- Wasabi, Japanese cucumber, tuna, togarashi “toast” .
Prime Steak Sandwiches- Mushrooms, Pickled Chilies, Aged Gouda
CUT by Wolfgang Puck- steakhouse at Marina Bay Sands- Singapore
Address: Level B1 Galleria, Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue. Singapore 018972
MRT station: CE1 Bayfront
Reservations: +65. 6688 8517
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/CUTSingapore
Dinner Sunday – Thursday 6:00 pm ~ 10:00 pm; Friday & Saturday 6:00 pm ~ 11:00 pm
CUT Bar & Lounge- Daily 5:30 pm ~ 12:00 am