Rockpool Bar & Grill

66 Hunter St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

The most stunning dining room in celebrity chef Neil Perry’s restaurant empire has got to be Rockpool Bar & Grill in Sydney. Seated amid soaring green marble columns and Art Deco windows in a space designed by Emil Sodersten, diners can choose between the finest steaks, seafood, cocktails, and wines—more than 3,000 of them—that Australia has to offer. Dry-aged beef and sustainable fish are simple yet succulent, cooked over an open flame or in the wood-fired rotisserie. Start with the signature Four Raw Tastes of the Sea before savoring the Wagyu or Cape Grim steak, or opt for classy appetizers and cocktails in the candlelit bar, adorned with 2,682 hanging Riedel riesling glasses.

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Good Food, Great Wine list, Beautiful Place

This restaurant is beautiful, located in an art deco building. Chef Neil Perry’s food is excellent. Not cheap, but I think it is worth it for a special night. The place has a great buzz. And be sure to ask for Michaël Engelmann, the head sommelier, who is fantastic. He spent five years previously at Gary Danko in San Francisco.

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