STEER D I NING ROOM
15 Claremont Street, South Yarra; (03) 9040 1188 steerdiningroom.com.au Open Wednesday-Friday for lunch and Tuesday-Sunday for dinner A rather fancypants modern steakhouse pitched at the business crowd, Steer lurks in the backstreets of South Yarra and greets guests with a luxurious fit-out (gossamer curtains, linen-clad tables, a carpeted hush) and a roving platter displaying their range of pasture- and grain-fed beef. The Australianraised Black Angus, Hereford and Wagyu are presented with a dizzying list of producers, scores and cuts – and the choice doesn’t end there. Five condiments, including fresh Tasmanian wasabi with soy and pickled ginger or a classic Béarnaise, go head to head with eight sides – from onion rings dusted in rosemary salt to stir-fried greens. If one cannot live on steak alone, a punchy list of entrées leans towards Asia with a subset in tataki (Harvey Bay scallops, Hiramasa kingfish, Wagyu tenderloin) as well as oysters with Champagne granita.