We all know that running a restaurant is not easy, especially in a city like Singapore where new restaurants sprout up faster than HDB flats. For Dallas Restaurant & Bar, a modern restaurant that offers a decent variety of meat dishes, bar bites and drinks, making it past the 10-year mark is definitely something worth celebrating.
To mark its 10-year anniversary, Dallas has opened its second restaurant at the newly renovated Suntec Sky Garden. The stunning new branch features an exquisite glass house-style that offers a 360-degree view of the Suntec City area. There is also an al fresco option for diners that is great for drinks and light meals during cooler evenings. The centerpiece of this new restaurant is an island bar that serves a variety of beers, cocktails and New World wines. We absolutely love tasteful furnishings, the glass facade that lets in natural light and the amazingly high ceiling. If you have not been to Dallas Restaurant & Bar, the newly opened branch at Suntec Sky Garden might be a good place to check it out, particularly if you are trying to impress that special someone.
“Over the last ten years, Dallas has garnered a stellar following for its dining experience and laid back ambience. The opening of the second outlet at a prime CBD area means we can bring this same experience to more customers in the busy Marina Bay area.” says owner Jason Pope.
Dallas Restaurant & Bar is also adding new items to its menu for its anniversary. One of these includes the Snapper Fish Tacos ($22/$8 for additional piece), a starter consisting of chunky pieces of deep-fried of snapper laid on top of homemade pineapple chutney. A drizzle of Chipotle mayonnaise gives this dish a nice amount of heat without overpowering the other flavours. Topped with slivers of Spanish onions and cabbage, the best way to eat these tacos is to hold all the components with the mini flour tortillas and eat it using your hands.
Another starter is the Crispy Pork Belly Tacos ($14/$5 for additional piece). The idea is to create a medley of texture and flavours – crackling skin, tender meat, guacamole spread and heat from freshly cut jalapeno. For this dish, it will be great if the pork belly slices were more “melt-in-your-mouth” and less tough. We recommend eating this immediately as the skin can get a little chewy when it gets cold.
The Jalapeño Croquettes ($15) are also new to the menu. These breaded deep-fried balls of mashed potatoes with béchamel sauce, shredded cheddar and chopped pickled jalapeno peppers are quite dense and filling and can be ‘jerlat’ for diners we are used to the Japanese versions of croquettes.
But what really caught our attention was the Dallas Meat Platter ($70 for two / $130 for four). The meat platter comes in two sizes – for two and four diners. But both sizes will serve a mix of grilled Australian lamb cutlets, slow-cooked pork ribs, rotisserie chicken and a slab of medium-rare prime rib steak (250g for two and 300g for four). The platter comes with roasted potatoes, roasted tomatoes and salad. The platter deal is made better because the stunning view the restaurant offers and the laid-back atmosphere.
On a side note, if you are a true blue meat lover, Dallas Restaurant & Bar is having an ongoing deal for free flow Prime Rib Steak for only $35 during the weekends. The 100-day grain fed Australian beef is lightly seasoned and slow roasted for 15 hours before 250g is sliced and finished on the grill. Please order medium-rare for the doneness and forget the sides, although you do have the option for this dish to be served with French fries, salad or seasoned vegetables.
Dallas Restaurant & Bar (Suntec Sky Garden)
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #03-302/303, Suntec City Sky Garden, Singapore 038983 (between Tower 1 and 5)
Opening hours: Monday – Wednesday & Saturday: 11.30am – 12am (last order 10.30pm), Thursday & Friday: 11.30am – 1am (last order 11pm), Sunday: 11.30am – 11pm (last order 10pm)