Singapore restaurant REVIEW:
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    Baked bone marrow with crostini at The Black Swan, Singapore
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    Duck confit at The Black Swan, Singapore
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    The Black Swan interior, Singapore
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The buzz: The good folk at Lo & Behold (Loof, The White Rabbit, Tanjong Beach Club) just launched this 1930s-style joint in heritage building The Quadrant at the heart of the CBD. They aim to make the restaurant a destination dining spot: rare and special (like the places described in Nassim Taleb’s well-known namesake book, The Black Swan).

The vibe: Striking art deco outfittings with bold geometric shapes—including some cool frosted spherical lights—and a stunning U-shaped bar made of granite, all contribute to The Black Swan's pitch perfect period feel.  

The food: American classics with a contemporary twist, dreamt up by consulting chef Sebastian Ng (Restaurant Ember). Start with beef tartare ($26)—featuring diced nashi pear—or baked bone marrow with chilli and konbu ($18). Then, move on to mains like sous vide duck confit ($34). There’s also a set lunch (Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm) priced from $28 for two courses, plus, a condensed after hours menu (after 10:30pm).

The drinks: Tipples inspired by old school speakeasy favorites, from fresh rhubarb gin & tonic ($19) to Golden Parachute ($19), their take on an old fashioned made with 15 year old bourbon, apricots and manuka honey.

Why you’ll be back: Besides the comforting selection of hearty American standards and gorgeous setting (few places in the CBD have this much character), it isn’t too stuffy: ideal for after work drinks with colleagues or even a first date.

Eat this at The Black Swan: Baked bone marrow. It's one of I-S Magazine's 50 things to eat before you die (2013).

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In this 1930s-style restaurant featuring striking art deco outfittings with bold geometric shapes and a stunning U-shaped bar made of granite, dine on American classics like beef tartare ($4 supplement) to start, and duck confit for mains. It’s a gorgeous setting (few places in the CBD have this much character), which isn’t too stuffy. Take business associates here to feel like a pre-depression capitalist flush with cash.
Oysters, house spirits, draft beers and wines by the glass at 30% off. Plus, a glass of Champagne ($18) comes complete with a pair of freshly shucked oysters.
Get 30% off oysters, housepours, beers and wines by the glass. There's also an $18 deal for a glass of Champagne plus a pair of oysters.
Phone: 8181-3305
The Black Swan, The Quadrant, 19 Cecil St.,, Singapore, 049704 Singapore

Nearest Train:

Raffles Place

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; Mon-Thu 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat 5pm-2am

Price Range:


Open Since:

July, 2013
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