Hong Kong's authentic American steakhouse
A gem inside InterContinental Hong Kong, The Steak House Winebar and Grill is known for its classic American surf ’n’ turf menu, abundant salad bar and swish interiors.
After entering through the hotel’s grand lobby, glide down a set of stairs to the sophisticated restaurant where you’ll find several distinct sections: a romantic wine bar, an intimate main dining room and an energetic open kitchen.
Naturally, steak is the star of the show, with a menu featuring USDA beef, Australian wagyu, Japanese A5 Hida wagyu (a highly coveted breed) and a selection of hormone- and antibiotic-free cuts — all prepared to perfection on a beautiful copper charcoal grill, which is the first and only such grill in Hong Kong. There’s also an extensive list of seafood, including an immense 35-ounce Boston lobster, super jumbo king prawns and a meaty crab cake appetizer.
No matter where you sit, from the modern wine bar to the minimalist main dining room, the staff at The Steak House Winebar and Grill goes out of its way to create a memorable dining experience, with personal touches that go beyond the usual service with a smile.
Our Inspector’s Highlights
• Succulent cuts range from a nine-ounce New York strip to a 32-ounce Grade 7 Australian wagyu tomahawk.
• The devil is certainly in the details here, where you will get to choose from eight types of sea salt, a dozen mustards and even 10 different specially curated steak knives, from a classic wood-handled Nevada utensil to a Porsche-designed chrome option from Germany.
• A signature offering, the salad bar is a no-brainer appetizer to complement your dinner. Everything from smoked salmon and charcuterie, cheese and countless types of olive oils and balsamic vinegars will be yours for the feasting.
• Ask about the specials, as the restaurant offers premium cuts from various parts of the world featured throughout the year — be it a 45-day dry-aged steak, such as a U.S. porterhouse or a bone-in strip, or even special beef selections from artisan butchers in France and Argentina.
• If you’re not into sweets, a great way to finish off your meal here is with a digestif sampler: four tasting-size pours of either Macallan single-malt whiskies, grappa or Camus cognac.
Things to Know
• Before the iconic restaurant’s last revamp, the team traveled around the U.S., sampling the best of the best steak restaurants and then bringing their experience back to Hong Kong.
• Channeling American dining tradition, the portions are enormous, so plan accordingly.
• The main dining room is more family friendly, so ask the host or hostess for a corner table if you're planning an intimate evening.
• A great value at this Hong Kong steakhouse is the weekend semi-buffet lunch menu, a four-course prix fixe meal with the salad bar. Indulge in lobster bisque with vegetables, your choice of entrée from the charcoal grill and then a delightful dessert buffet.
• Spectacular towers of seafood are ideal for those dining in a group, so you can taste a bit of everything. Try the steakhouse seafood tower for an eye-popping arrangement of Boston lobster, king crab, abalone, black mussels, scallops and prawns.
• Perhaps the most expensive burger in Hong Kong, the signature beef burger weighs in at 14 ounces — complete with lobster tail, foie gras and French fries — and costs $178.
• When it comes to steaks, it’s hard to go wrong, but the Japanese A5 Hida wagyu has earned a loyal following for its rich, melt-in-your-mouth texture.
• Save room for dessert, as the chocolate fondant is the size of your head — a memorable way to end a decadent dinner experience.
• The wine list spans the globe with 4,000 bottles in the cellar from 380 labels, most of which are sourced from France and the United States.
• As for the wine bar, the gorgeous glass cellar stocks giant three-liter double magnums and six-liter Imperial bottles, which you can try by the glass or carafe.
• For something different on the cocktail list, try the well-balanced Bakers Banana, made with Baker’s Bourbon, Laphroaig, lime juice and a splash of banana liqueur.