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“Nice chill out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Manhattan Bar

Manhattan Bar
1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715, Singapore
6725 3377
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Ranked #71 of 7,382 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: American
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“Nice chill out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I will make it short: I was there twice now. The food is great. Try the burgers, hotdogs and the apple pie!!!! Good bourbon and whiskey selection. It's fun watching the bartenders and if you are interested in fact around drinks they are the right people to ask. The menu is creatively designed... They divide it in different parts of New York with according recommendations for drinks and food. The interior is old fashion '20 s alike. Nice chill... Not a hang out place die to the prices but once in a while :-)

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Regent_Management, Manager at Manhattan Bar, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Dear Josephin,
Thank you for sharing your positive feedback about Manhattan. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed the food and drinks, as well as our bartenders performance while preparing cocktails.
We hope to welcome you again for a third time and more!
Best regards,
Carla Riely
Food & Beverage, Regent Singapore
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“Manhattan in Singapore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

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Walk into a time capsule of 19th-century glamorous New York right here at Manhattan, Regent Hotel Singapore. This 1 week old bar will transport you back to the Golden Age of cocktails and fine drinking with its craft bartending, artisanal spirits and luxurious environs. There was certainly nothing run-of-the-mill-hotel-bar about Manhattan.

The 90-seat bar is home to the world's first in-hotel rickhouse, where bourbon, whiskies and spirits, bitters and single-cask cocktails are aged in American oak barrels imported from Minnesota. Manhattan's Rickhouse uses the Solera ageing method and house blends are created by mixed fractions of the contents of the various aged spirits or cocktails.

I was enthralled by NYC-neighborhood-inspired cocktails which are accompanied with gourmet bites that are reflective of each neighborhood and the melting pot cultures they represent. I was naturally drawn to the Upper East Side and SOHO but Wall Street and Harlem was appealing as well. Cocktails are priced from $18 to $25 and the fixed beverage menu will change every quarter.

On the Upper East Side, we had The Millionaire ($24)- Plantation Jamaica 2000 Rum, Cedilia acai liqueur, Albicocca apricot brandy, fresh lime and house made grenadine. The ingredients and house-made syrups are not kept for more than two days to ensure freshness.

The Rebellion Burgers ($20) is absolutely UES in terms of its quality and taste. Juicy Angus Beef patty served with a pungent but delicious tomato onion jam, artisan Nicosia cheese and butter lettuce sandwiched in a buttered and toasted paprika bun. Is it worth 20 bucks for 2 little bites? Well the boys said yes. Non meat eaters could have the tempting Maine Lobster 'Roll' ($26) or Veggie Burger.

On Wall Street, where life is bold and wild and never dull, i had the New York Sour ($23)- St. George Bourbon, ruby port, house made lavender maple syrup, fresh lemon plum bitters. I didn't quite taste the lavender maple syrup but it was a delicious drink nonetheless. Pair this with the Charging Bull ($24) a petit filet with bourbon apple puree.

Wall Street served us the 'BIG' apple cheesecake ($10). I noted the irony when 4 baby Philadelphia cream cheese apple (mousse) appeared on crunchy vanilla sable. The rum-infused apple cheese mousse is encased in a thin gelatin coating. Interesting but we'd price it at $8. It's quite a stretch for $10.

If you're up for something special, take the Manhattan Guided Tour ($35) with its tableside trolley service to create a special cocktail blending rare spirits with artisanal vermouths and bitters.

I would certainly be frequenting Manhattan Bar, before it goes too mainstream like 28 Hong Kong Street. For a celebratory after work drink, Manhattan Bar serves complimentary Raine Laws gourmet sandwiches during their Violet Hour.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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