1 Cuscaden Road
Tel: 65 6732 2234
Concierge.com's insider take:
Proprietor and culinary star Ignatius Chan proves that great food needs only the simplest backdrop to generate global buzz. A regular at the top of Asia's best-restaurant lists, this serious eatery inside the Regent Singapore near Orchard Road offers menus that blend European dishes with Japanese ingredients, like the Wagyu burger and cappellini with zucchini and smoked mullet roe. The 13 counter seats are Singapore's most coveted reservations; book ahead to dine elbow-to-elbow with Asia's famous faces and top tycoons who chat with head chef Sufian Zain while he works on their dishes. Three intimate private rooms create a dinner-party vibe, albeit one where the host can whip up foie gras mousse with sesame, white truffle linguine, and fig tiramisu with homemade Rocky Road ice cream. Throughout, the muted color palette of the d)cor keeps the focus on the food and its elegant delivery.
Open Mondays through Fridays noon to 1:30 pm and 7 to 9:30 pm (last seating), Saturdays and Sundays 7 to 9:30 pm (last seating).