Singapore is prone to this kind of thing, things like situating an upbeat, modern Italian trattoria-style bar and restaurant in a venerable part of Chinatown and having it succeed beyond all expectation. Singapore is a food and drink-oriented island, and &SONS is a product of this foodie environment. Made a reality by the same people that brought you Osteria Art, a downtown venue that oozes old world charm, &SONS is a project that doesn’t dispense entirely with an atmosphere of sophistication even as it cranks the tempo up a notch. Expect &SONS China Square Central premises, best accessed from Cross Street, to be buzzing until late at night.
China Square Central is one of Singapore’s premier retail destinations. The old Chinatown shophouses have been refurbished and in some cases repurposed, modern glass-and-steel manifestations of traditional Chinese architecture have sprung up, and now the area embraces the globalism that is at the very heart of The Little Red Dot. Therefore it should be no surprise that you can find a trendy, contemporary interpretation of the traditional Italian trattoria – a casual bar and bistro-style restaurant – housed within. &SONS is an exciting place to experience Italian hospitality and gastronomy, and for lovers of convenient good times it’s open until 1am during the week and 2am on Saturdays.
&SONS food menu is a delight, concise and pointing straight as an arrow at the heart of authentic Italian cuisine from cosy quarters in Singapore’s China Square Central. Appetisers and main courses are sorted according to terrestrial provenance – harvests (vegetarian dishes like smoked caciocavallo with honey and walnuts), from the sea (grilled whole Italian seabass with rucola for two), from the land (Italian cheese platters, Wagyu beef carpaccio or grilled grass-fed beef sirloin tagliata), plus house-made artisanal pasta, dolci (unmissable gelato and tiramisu) and breads with EVO and balsamic. There are special deals scattered through the week and discounts for larger bookings that are guaranteed to maintain a steady flow of foodies to &SONS Cross Street, Chinatown location – needless to say, bookings are strongly advised.
Big portions food and taste very good, very affordable lunch in weekend
great italian food, especially the entrees. We were a large party of 12 and they were accommodative of the constant changes. Service for some folks took longer so we had to wait a bit to get started eating
Excellent service and food was delicious. Was there for a birthday celebration and they made use feel well taken care of. Would visit this place again!
Had a great lunch there! Nice ambience. Service was very attentive & lunch portions were just right for a rainy afternoon! I'm impressed by how quickly our lunch was served, so you dont need to worry about rushing back to the office.
The food was good, but not great. The 1 for 1 taco deal was great. The appetizers were interesting and tasted slightly above average. I really enjoyed the roasted squash with rocket leaves however, the pasta was a bit of a downer. It had a nice taste to it because I really enjoy the truffle taste but it was just that. I like the simplicity but wished that there was a bit more sauce because it tasted a bit dry. The music was a little bit too loud but had a good choice of songs. Overall, an average dining experience which could be better. I may come back but with so many other interesting and better restaurants, I rather take my money elsewhere. I came because it had an interesting menu. Didn't quite deliver. Although the waitress who served my table was great, I forget her name though. Another thing, for some reason, it was really hard to find it. They should make a sign that says &SONS in front.
I had the Grilled Beef Steak today, and overall it was good - the steak I ordered was medium-rare and the potatoes were perfectly soft yet crunchy. However, just a note that the steak was not consistently medium-rare throughout; at one end it was almost rare. Also it would have been good to have more potatoes as compared to the salad they gave on the side; the salad was quite tough to manage as it was a lot and quite long (the ends stuck out as I tried to eat them). Otherwise, friendly and efficient staff, prompt receipt of food and water was given without needing to ask. Very good value for money.
Went with a friend on Friday night and it was pleasantly uncrowded. The decor of the place is great, service was also very good. We had a bottle of wine recommended by the waitress - the Nero Di Troia Puglia. Pretty good wine but on the sweet side. I had the wagyu beef ravioli, my friend had the duck confit and we shared the chocolate lava cake after. The ravioli was nicely done but would've liked a more meaty/beefy flavour. The duck confit was good but nothing spectacular. The chocolate lava cake was delicious! Overall a very good dining experience, would go back a 2nd time.
After reading the reviews, I was excited to try this eatery, and booked two days before arriving, (on a Monday night). When we arrived there was one other table seated, and we were provided the guests of the night seating, at the entrance to the bar service hatch and under a noisy aircon (why book I ask myself). The menu was fairly interesting, but I would rate the food as marginally above average Italian as interpreted by non Italians. It was quiet and no vibe. I’d have no reason to go back, although my meal was exactly as ordered.
Had a quick lunch at Sons for first time and enjoyed their "Big Lunch Plate" where main courses are all below $13.90! Food came pretty fast despite restaurant having a good lunch crowd. Good portion, great tasting main courses and attentive service. Had Salmon and Beef Stew, both were delicious. Could do with some dressing on the accompanying salad. Hope they will consider offering Lasagne for dinner if not lunch. Will definitely return for dinner.
Like the ambience, friendly staff, good food & live music! My 2 cents to the &SONS Management, a clearer & much visible signboard for a first time visitor & patron to look for will be good!