Club Street Social

Stepping into Club Street Social at Gemmill Lane gives you a feel of a Manhattan-bistro bar that’s cozy and elegant without the flash. It is small but the design aesthetic is clean and uncluttered, plus the space gets a lot of light in the day so the overall feeling is open and inviting. Had been to Club Street Social on two occasions, once for dinner, and for this visit, it was on a Monday for early lunch. The place gets packed faster for the former so come early especially if you’re a big group. The restaurant doesn’t also accept reservations.

 

Club Street Social serves breakfast daily and is available all day. And there has been a lot of rave on their brunch offering which is a lot to say given Singapore’s number of restaurants offering the same.  So I have yet to taste for myself but I am a fan of anything truffle so I can’t wait to go back and try their Truffled Egg Toast ($14).

But moving on to the main event, the stars for me in their Italian-inspired menu are the paninis. I’m no chef and it seems like it’s not rocket science to do, but done perfectly is another subject and I’ve had my taste of paninis. And the verdict on Club Street Social’s paninis? Perfect. I’d highly recommend their Grilled Ribeye with Caramelized Garlic, Fontina ($28). The beef is well done and tender, and the panini absolutely fresh with the right crunch that’s certainly tasty. Everything just melts in your mouth, it’s an explosion really.

 

I was with Z on this panini-devouring day, and he had this Prosciutto, Mozzarella, Tomato, Truffle Mayo ($16), but he did get a bite of what I had and he prefers it. But that’s not to say this one was a let-down. I guess since it was close to lunch, he was just opting for meat but we did want to have different orders so there you go. When it comes to panini, it’s all about what filling you’re craving for. I was personally dead set on the ribeye, but I did have some fleeting thoughts on getting the Pan-Seared Lobster, Avocado, Yuzu Mayo ($28). The mayo bit just threw me off as I hate mayo, but word on the street is that it’s just as amazing as my Club Street Social panini favorite. So I may just have Z try it on our next visit to confirm this.

 

 

Club Street is lined with a lot of dining options whether you’re out looking for a restaurant for sit-down dinner or a bistro for after-work drinks. And it is expat-central so it gets busy busy. But this second visit I’ve had to Club Street Social tells me that its got enough going for it to keep crowds walking in their direction.

 

Be fierce,

 

Jakeena 🙂