One of Bangkok’s oldest grill-style restaurants, Fireplace Grill and Bar at InterContinental Bangkok, is getting a massive menu overhaul this June that aims to bolster the restaurant’s already strong reputation for quality European-style grill mainstays — thick cuts of seared cow, lobsters from Canada, prawn cocktails, you name it. 

While steakhouses and brasserie openings seems to be a trend at the moment, Fireplace Grill and Bar has weathered the ups and downs of Bangkok’s tumultuous dining landscape better than nearly every other venue to take up the flag. As such, the new menu in June aims to revitalize the restaurant’s core offering, with a revamped focus on the grill and a strong balance between meat and seafood, instead of trying to completely reinvent the wheel. 

The shiny, new dishes on the menu still offer a hat-tip to the time-honored tradition of European and American steakhouse style—rich, heavy, and fulsome—as seen in the new seared foie gras and Scottish brown crab starters on the menu. Seafood enthusiasts have a lot of enjoy here as well, whether you like it cold with exuberant dishes like Kaviari Oscietra Prestige caviar and akami tuna (lean Japanese tuna), or hot with the likes of butter-roasted Canadian lobster, pan-fried toothfish, and Sicilian red prawns with tagliolini. 



There’s plenty of turf to counter the surf at Fireplace Grill and Bar as well, like prime cuts of steak from Japan, the United States, and Australia. The chefs here have also added charcoal half baby chicken and Australian lamb rack to further bolster the new menu. 

Fans of the venue don’t need to fret, it’s classic favorites, many of which take a heavy French lean. Warm up acts like the escargots a la bourguignonne (snails in garlic herb butter), French onion soup, and tournedos rossini (pan-fried filet mignon served with foie gras and a black truffle Madeira sauce) represent some of the French staples that will remain on the menu after years. 



You can also meal-cap the experience with Crêpes Suzette—classic sweet crepes saturated with butter, caramelized sugar, and some booze with the alcohol evaporated. While not French, the British-born prawn cocktail also remains on the menu along with some classic steak cuts like Stockyard prime ribs and Stanbroke Sanchoku wagyu striploins.



While you are munching yourself into a proper steakhouse food coma, you can sip away on over 240 wine labels (not all in one sitting!) collected from a range of family-owned vineyards and estates from across the globe. The regular live jazz performances from renowned American artist Coco LaShaun each Thursday also help to nail that smooth, comfy vibe that everyone wants in their steakhouse experience. 

Fireplace Grill and Bar, G/F, InterContinental Bangkok, 973, Phloen Chit Rd., 02-656-0444. Open daily noon-2:30pm, 6-11pm. 

For reservations, email [email protected] or visit the official website



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