American cuisine may not have the formidable reputation of, say, French food. But when it comes to classic comfort food, Americans do it well. And then there’s the wave of New American cuisine that have garnered accolades from critics and dining guides the world over. Luckily, we’ve got some great American restaurants in Hong Kong — and we’ve rounded up some of the best just in time for Thanksgiving. You’re welcome!
If you’ve got a hankering for some juicy steak, this popular American steakhouse is sure to satisfy your appetite. With dark wood interiors, cosy booths and spacious bars, this is the perfect spot to wine and dine your partner or enjoy a group dinner with family and friends. Start with some New Orleans-style sizzling shrimp or blue crab cakes before taking your pick of a wide range of hand-selected fine cuts of USDA Prime Steak. Using a special broiling and seasoning technique, each serving of steak or chops will arrive sizzling on a 500°plate. Pair that with a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from the award-winning wine list and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a night of culinary success!
108-110 Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2366-6000; Lippo Centre Tower 2, 89 Queensway, Admiralty, 2522-9090, www.ruthschris.com
This popular Wan Chai bar and restaurant is known for serving some of the best New American fare in the city. From sticky buffalo chicken wings and hearty mac n’ cheese to finger-licking BBQ glazed ribs, you can rest assured that your fix will leave you feeling suitably satisfied (and stuffed!). Besides tucking into some farm-to-table American grub, you can also sip on some American wines and a cheeky tipple from an extensive selection of American Whiskeys. This definitely wins our vote for one of the top American restaurants in Hong Kong!
69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, 3182-0128, www.stonenullahtavern.com
This chic little spot tucked away at The Langham, Hong Kong brings a slice of New York’s deli culture to Hong Kong. There are burgers galore, classic deli sandwiches, and even a lineup of Tex-Mex dishes. If you’re feeling competitive, this is definitely the spot for you. There’s a burger challenge, where you (and probably some friends) chow down on a 12-inch, 36-ounce behemoth made of prime ground US beef. And then there’s the Suicide Hot Wings Challenge, where you’re asked to down six blazingly spicy wings in five minutes. Did we mention they also do takeaway turkey?
8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2132-7898, www.langhamhotels.com
Serving everything from lunch and brunch to sake pairing dinners and thanksgiving lunches, this family-led favourite offers an extensive range of menus to suit different occasions. The signature dish, however, is not to be missed and includes a choice from four cuts of slow-roasted USDA black Angus prime ribs of beef served alongside the famous original spinning bowl salad, Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes and freshly whipped cream horseradish. Adding to that, they also offer a selection of private label wines to elevate the experience further.
Shop 201, 2/F, Hutchinson House, 10 Harcourt Road, Central, 2907-2218, www.lawrys.com.hk
For honest, mouth-watering American food, Lily and Bloom really is a no brainer. Much to the pleasure of discerning gourmands and cocktail connoisseurs, this hotspot will continue to rustle up contemporary American cuisine and unique cocktails, despite a recent management change (though it’s now under the Le Comtpoir group umbrella, so we’re not worried!). Step into the old Manhattan-inspired restaurant decked out in rustic wood and industrial elements and settle in for a menu packed with classic American dishes. While lunch and brunch offer a variety of hearty dishes including steak and egg and wagyu beef burgers (with a side of bloody marys), the dinner menu covers everything from sashimi and lobster mac and cheese to heavenly tomahawk steaks.
5-6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, 2810-6166, www.lily-bloom.com
While Hong Kong has its fair share of American-style steakhouses, Morton’s definitely ranks high on the list. Situated on the fourth floor of the Sheraton hotel in TST, the Chicago-born restaurant overlooks the twinkling lights of Victoria Harbour, ideal for those romantic dinners or special occasions. Take your pick from the extensive selection of wines from around the world followed by your choice of four tender, melt-in-the-mouth cuts of steak. End with Morton’s Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake with an oozy, molten chocolate centre.
4/F, The Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2732 2343, www.mortons.com/hongkong
From the urban-chic design to its use of fresh and sustainable ingredients sourced from around the world, Blue Butcher is a solid win. Choose from a diverse selection of beautifully presented starters, including homemade corn bread and refreshing roasted baby beetroot. Pair these with a meat option such as bourbon glazed beef ribs or grass fed T-bones, all personally selected by the resident butcher to satisfy your carnivorous cravings. Thirsty? Wash down the flavorsome dishes with a bold, expertly-crafted cocktail or high-ball.
108 Hollywood Road, Central, 2613 9286, www.bluebutcher.com
This quintessential American steakhouse, founded over four decades ago in New York, holds a strong presence throughout Asia-Pacific and prides itself on offering the most original dry-aged steak. With dimmed lights and leather booths, the atmosphere feels both welcoming and vintage. The simple one-page menu covers all the classical American dishes, from seafood platters and shrimp cocktail to signature dishes such as sizzling Canadian bacon and Wolfgang’s Beverly Hill’s chopped salad. Looking for a great deal? The signature Porterhouse for two is a steal.
1/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, 3990 1646, www.wolfgangssteakhouse.hk
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