Founded by acclaimed chef Emmanuel Stroobant and Roxan Villareal, Rocks Urban Bar + Grill has reopened at The Sail @ Marina Bay, in the heart of the central business district (CBD). Located on the second floor of the building, its view of Marina Bay and the city skyline, and convenient location make it a great place for a smart, but unfussy, business lunch or a quiet dinner. There is also a function space, good for private dining or a cocktail reception!
The restaurant has understated contemporary aesthetics, furnished in elegant neutral colours, and has an interesting highly textured feature wall made using a countless number of stones! Near the entrance, the bar stocks up on a wide range of wines from all over the world, cocktails, beer and more.
When it comes to the food, you can expect quality, as with all Emmanuel Stroobant Group establishments. From fresh seafood, such as freshly shucked oysters and scallop carpaccio ($24), and starters — try the signature crab cake ($29) and steak tartatre ($27) — to main dishes that include grilled meats, fish, wood-fired pizzas ($28) and more, you get variety as well!
Don't forget the delicious desserts. The menu consists of classic European favourites, such as chocolate fondant ($22), bread and butter pudding ($16), and pavolova ($16).
Rocks is open for all-day dining Mondays to Fridays, and open on weekends for private functions only. It is located at #02-01/02 The Sail @ Marina Bay, tel: 6438-4404, www.rocks.com.sg