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“Glorious venue & Stellar service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Flutes

Flutes
Ranked #36 of 10,421 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$100
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Glorious venue & Stellar service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flutes' reputation carries over from years back when the restaurant was at the Fort Canning location. After moving to the National Museum of Singapore, it has changed from being a magnet for locals to rather an event destination given the architectural icon it is housed within (think weddings).
Don't drive to the restaurant, parking is nil. Take a cab and enjoy the massive wine list (the Aperitif negroni was pretty good too)
But DO GO, the experience is excellent!

One, the food is supreme and that is a given. Just go to eat, please.
Being able to walk from the cosy and intimate restaurant through the national museum's main entry and atrium at night without a soul around is amazing...BUT Two, the professionalism and attention to detail that the staff brings to the event (a fun meal with good friends) is THE reason to go and sets Flutes apart from a lot of other supposed high-end dining locations.

Ali was our maitre d' for the evening and was an absolute gentleman. It was quiet and he made a point of taking special care of our group of four, suggesting suitable alternatives for the wine when we realised the bottle we drank was the last one in the cellar and ensuring that we were not forced to suffer on price or quality.
Ali helped create alternative options for our vegetarian friends when the menu did not offer them and he was on hand for a quick chat as we wound up the night.

The menu is short but varied. It is arguably not groundbreaking food-flair but rather high quality food delivered cleanly and with excellence in everything.
You cannot beat a burrata and ripe tomatoes; minty pea soup; risotto with a lightly crispy rice topping (unusual and a nice twist compared to normal glugginess) and juicy lamb cutlets with spiced dukkah and roasted eggplant.

What seems to be a Flutes legacy is the dessert plates with written messages on them; happy birthday/happy anniversary/congratulations etc. Between the two couples we have seen a few of these and this trip was no exception. Nice touch by the staff and good skills.

There could be a couple more vegetarian options available but as mentioned the kitchen is skilled enough to offer alternatives on the spot.

It's obviously not a cheap-eat, this is a treat of a location but you'll not be disappointed. Make sure you visit the restrooms and enjoy the wander through the museum; they usually have a standing display in the main atrium that you can peruse if you want...an added bonus to a high quality evening.

Visited March 2017
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Redwood City, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome date night!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome date night! Went to the movies, then hit Flutes.
Extremely friendly service. Great drink selection. Good wines by the glass. very good food. exceptional desserts!!

  • Visited February 2017
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect Dining Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was better than expected, and the food was great. Definitely one of the top choices for a perfect date with your loved ones if you are looking for somewhere romantic. The private room was cozy and quiet, but the air-condition was too cold, making the food cool quickly. Overall, it was a perfect dining experience at FLUTES. Will definitely visit again!

  • Visited February 2017
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore
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“Good experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu was good quality and value for money, service was excellent.
we will come back for sure, may be for the brunch.

  • Visited February 2017
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore
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“Valentine lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Customer service is really polite and trained . Flutes restaurant is polite to wait for us even I was 15 mins late and they are going to close the order .

  • Visited February 2017
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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