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Salt grill & Sky bar
Ranked #62 of 11,481 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $120
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Orchard Road
Description: Salt grill & Sky bar by celebrity chef-restaurateur Luke Mangan presents a refreshed look with an added exclusive dining area on the 56th floor for diners seeking utmost privacy as well as a brand new bar on the mezzanine floor. The kitchen of the all-day restaurant is helmed by recently-appointed Chef Mathew Leighton, the youngest Executive Chef in the group. Serving modern Australian cuisine and New World Wines, diners can enjoy stunning views of Singapore amidst a modern-chic setting coupled with unparalleled service.
Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Went it with high expectations and wasn't disappointed. Great location with views. Service was very professional and a step up from general Singapore standards. All our dishes were very enjoyable. Will be back bit not too often as it's pricey .

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Thank Wardymik
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Singapore can be very hit and miss with high-end restaurants and during the past 3+ years we have had more misses than hits. Salt is definitely a hit: great menu, good wines and an A+ setting, but a number of issues keep this from being a five star review.

Service on arrival was excellent and after a great pre-dinner drink (at the rather underwhelming bar) we were pleased to be seated at a window seat. Others have mentioned that the tables are a little close together, but when tables with a view are at such a premium I don't blame a restaurant for making the most of it.

We ordered the tasting menu with wine pairings. Service during the ordering was a little sullen and not in keeping with the otherwise friendly staff.

The food was good. There were some stand-out dishes (crab omelette with broth, white onion soup and the (oh-so-good) beef) and some were just OK (kingfish sashimi and barramundi underwhelmed), but overall the ups far outweighed the downs.

However, service for the early courses was lightning quick – to the point that we had to ask for the courses to be slowed. The service on the amuse bouche (served in an espresso cup and saucer) was so fast that the saucer was removed whilst my wife was drinking from the cup!

The machine-gunning of the appetizers rather detracted from what should have been an elegant dinner and gave the impression that we were just a table to be turned – not what you want to feel on a special occasion (and at SGD 600+ for two). The table-service generally was at odds with the service that came before it, which had been warm, professional and classy.

The wine pairings were of a good quality and really were well-matched, but with dishes coming and going so quickly, there was very little time before the next dish and the next glass of wine arrived. We are not slow drinkers by any stretch (honestly, probably the opposite) but at one point we were triple-parked. The waiter could not fail to have noticed, but no action was taken to slow the courses until we asked.

In summary, we had a great time: a memorable meal with classy, interesting wine. But at a restaurant like this you expect rather more nuanced, intelligent service, and maybe even a smile.

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1  Thank Matt N
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Alasdair F, General Manager at Salt grill & Sky bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2013

Thanks very much for your comments. It's good to hear you enjoyed most of your evening, and I'm sorry it wasn't perfect. You have every right to expect perfection and if not perfection then at least attention to detail.

We have addressed the issue of speed of service, particularly with the degustation menu. You're right it should feel paced to a level that is comfortable for the guest. Some people want really quick service, some people want it slower, and some people just need a good amount of time to get through all the food that is served on this menu, it's a lot. We're working on having the team check with degustation guests about the speed of service after a couple of courses.

Thanks again for your comments, they're much appreciated. Rest assured we've taken them on board and shared them with the team.

FYI we are working on renovation plans at the moment and included in this will be not only better window seating but a re-design of the bar so I hope that you will be able to visit us again when the work has been completed. Watch this space!

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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

I had dinner last 14 September, Saturday. Made my reservation through reserveit, but I made a mistake by having a reservation at the bar instead of the dining room. I called them last minute requesting my reservation to be moved to the Dining Area, which has welcomly address and I was surprise that my Window Seat request was still acknowledge. That was a very nice move :) throughout the meal, the service was so attentive without being intrusive, the staff all
Looks professional. I didnt feel being rush even though we ordered food late as we are all busy talking to each other. The Ambience was the icing of the cake. Chandeliers are fabulous. View is amazing. Food is also very tasty and flavours are well balance. I might only suggest to lessen the appetizer portions as it gets too filling and might leave less space for your mains. I ordered the pan seared scallops and i was served 3 big scallops. Maybe it was meant for sharing (for Asian Custom). The 3 ways pork for main was fantastic. Perfect sizes and very juicy. :)

They have a minimum spending per person($60), maybe you can share appetizers (range from $28-35) and mains range from ($65-72). But it was worth it.

The only bad thing was the receptions at the 4th floor didnt guide us where the lift is, as it is hidden behind a curtain. And was very dark.

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1  Thank Vadhel
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

From the moment you walk in and get the vast view of singapore it is just WOW.
First you enter the secret lift which is darkened adn vlue and arrive at the 55, you then enter into the main dinning room with a view to die for ( love to be there in a thunderstorm )
Wait staff are friendly nd attentive with out being pushy.
We had the banquet lunch where you chose a starte and main . Oneof the specials that day was the shashimi of kingfish with ginger eschalot and goats cheese with pretty purple flowers on it ( left you wanting more ) . I followed this with the char grilled red drum , preserved lemon, green beans, tomato caper parsley burnt butter( yum)
Cosmpolitan was great and the wine brilliant .
Would love to go there again.

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1  Thank Nic29e
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

I went with a guest to the bar, I must admit it was a bit of a let down. Whilst the atmosphere and views and great - most of the window view is taken up by a walkway which curves around to the bar.

The bar itself is 'limited' and not that cool at all - there are no real views and you end up looking over the dining room. Not great!

The service is so-so, with one bar man serving the bar tables. We ordered a couple of round of drinks and a cheese plateau and everything was fine except the fact that the cheese dish didn't arrive. After asking the manager, they reacted quickly but he didn't come back to apologise at all. Sums the service up overall.

When the bill came, the tried to charge for the cheese dish - so I ask for it to be deducted from the bill which they duly honoured.

Overall a mixed result!!

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