By Min Yan
Marina Bay Sands has been open for the better half of a year, but its casinos and luxury shops have been far more of a draw then it's dining scene. However, those who go to fill up shopping bags instead of stomachs are missing out.
While customers have been focusing on other recreational activities at Marina Bay Sands, the complex has quietly been working to elevate the local dining scene on to the global stage, bringing in world-renowned chefs and their signature restaurants.
We check out the stars of the Marina Bay Sands fine-dining scene.
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Made for true steak connoisseurs, CUT by Wolfgang Puck presents a contemporary twist on the classic steakhouse offerings.
CUT serves an elaborate menu with a wide array of signature, premium steak dishes, which are presented alongside more pescetarian friendly offerings like pan-roasted Maine lobster with black truffle sabayon, and a 500 bottle wine list.
A casual spinoff of Chef Daniel Bouloud's Michelin-starred restaurant in New York, db Bistro Moderne offers a mix of traditional French bistro cooking and contemporary American flavours.
The Original db Burger is a must-try, an elegant take on the humble sirloin burger that doesn't lose its hearty flavor. Food aside, we absolutely adore the impossibly stylish interior of the bistro, so chic that even the French would approve.
Talk about exclusive, Santi at Marina Bay Sands is only one of the two restaurants outside of the eponymous chef's Spanish hometown, and understandably presents its dishes with the excellence and attention to detail that the late chef insisted upon in all his restaurants.
The food here is a blend of the chef's Catalan roots and Mediterranean influence; it's basic but sophisticated, offering unexpected surprises in deceptively simple dishes. The winning factor is in the restaurant's meticulous attention to the use of ingredients and preparation of food.
Check out the full list of the best Marina Bay Sands restaurants at LifestyleAsia.com.
Caffè B, an Italy-meets-Japan fine dining restaurant, didn't make the list but we think it's still worth a taste. The best of fine dining isn't only found at Marina Bay Sands, check out what St. Regis Singapore has to offer. Or, maybe forget exclusive multi-course meals and sink your teeth into Singapore's best burgers instead.