The Grill by Sean Connolly restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2018

The Grill by Sean Connolly restaurant review

Metro Top 50 2018 restaurant The Grill by Sean Connolly in the Auckland CBD is a classic steakhouse based at the SkyCity Grand Hotel.

It’s all too easy to run with the obvious at The Grill: the aged rib-eye is fantastic here, but you really should explore the other options as well. Think manly classics from a posh steakhouse: the tartare, prepared at the table, is one of the finest in the city, and the duck parfait is a thing of silky beauty. For steak, you really must try the wagyu rump, cooked to perfection on the rare side of medium, bronzed and dark on the outside, with a perfectly pink interior. It comes with a choice of sauces, as you’d expect; what you don’t expect is top-notch wine service and a room as darkly contemporary as this. The finest steak in the city, by a country mile.

What it offers Shared-plate options / Fixed-price meals / Sunday roasts (from 6pm) / Good for vegetarians / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Pre-theatre menu / Bar / Craft beer selection / Private room 
A favourite dish Pasture-fed North Island west coast rib-eye on the bone with Café de Paris butter and duck-fat chips
Hours Lunch Wed-Sun, Dinner 7 days
Bookings Yes
Price $$$
Seats 110
Chef  Sean Connolly
SkyCity Grand Hotel, 90 Federal St, Auckland CBD
Ph 363-7067 

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