Located at the basement of InterContinental Hotel Hong Kong, THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill is a 1-Michelin star in Hong Kong that specialises in charcoal grilled steaks. Before we start on its menu, we have to profess our love for this harbour-side outlet for it offers a view of the prized Hong Kong skyline. And if you happen to be there during 8pm, you can even catch the world-famous Symphony of Lights show! Good steaks and good view; your night cannot be better.
Prices can be quite cut-throat, but they run on a full house almost every night. We all need to indulge in a good meal, and to splurge on ourselves for all the hard work we’ve done, yes? Which is why THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill tops many’s lists for a luxurious dinner, and if you’ve been there just once, you’d understand why.
The steakhouse offers a great selection of the finest cuts – from USDA prime beef to Australian Wagyu to Japan Hida A5 Wagyu. Well, let’s just say the options are mind-boggling – even for non-steak lovers.
To begin, start with a round at the salad bar. Chargeable by per person at HK$390, it is an all-you-can-eat counter with the freshest picks from the market, complete with side kicks like caprese, carvings and cheese. Else, go for a bowl of soup; we enjoyed the lobster bisque that was so sweet with hints of freshness from the shellfish.
But your meal only truly begins when your steak is served. We had the 680g US Prime Long Bone in Rib Eye (HK$1,230). The charred taste from the charcoal grill is actually pretty addictive, and goes so well with the melty (good) fats of the well-marbled meat. Do medium rare or medium well if you really need to.
There are twelve kinds of mustards and eight kinds of salts to go with your steaks, so it is like experiencing a different taste with every bite. Have the staff advise you on the different textures of the mustards and pick your favourites based on your spice preference.
As for the salts, boy, were we mind-blown by the sheer types available! The Chardonnay Oak Smoke is the most popular, for it has a smoky after-taste that complements the meat perfectly. We loved the Himalayan Pink too for its spunky saltiness.
To complement your steaks, side dishes (HK$98 each) are aplenty – creamed spinach, truffled mash, onion rings and sautéed mushrooms are but some of the crowd’s favourites. Order a few to share, and savour the various textures.
For non-steak lovers, fret not because there are many salad and seafood options for your pick too. We heard the Crab Cakes (HK$280) are really popular. And so is the Alaskan Crab Legs (HK$475).
They have an impressive wine cellar too, because what is steaks without wine, right? On to the desserts’ menu, what you must not miss out on and is very eye-opening is its Molten Lava Cake. So huge that it might just be bigger than our faces. Not for the faint-hearted, and please do order this for sharing because the steakhouse is not responsible for any deaths by chocolate. We kid you not; it’s one massively decadent treat.
THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill
LG, InterContinental Hong Kong
18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: +852 2313 2323
Mon to Fri: 6pm – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest MTR: Tsim Sha Tsui
Note: This was an invited media tasting