Contemporary restaurant and bar 6ixty 7even on Neil Road has an eclectic and cosmopolitan modern fusion menu perfect for that indecisive date.
Now that the hoarding around the newly constructed Maxwell MRT station have largely come down, the row of shophouses along Neil Road is beginning to see a revival. One of the newest to join that F&B enclave is modern bar and restaurant 6ixty 7even.
What looks like the entrance to a night club opens up to a contemporary dining space with an open kitchen taking pride of place where head chef Ramesh Babu holds court. There are intimate corners within the restaurant where one can hide with a date, but for some hot and steamy cooking action ask to sit at the kitchen counter to see him at work.
The food at 6ixty 7even is eclectic to say the least. Chef Babu, who has a very cosmopolitan culinary background garnered from serving as a chef on a cruise liner – pulls inspiration from all over for a menu that, pun fully intended, can be seen to be at sixes and sevens.
A glance down their bar snacks menu will give you an idea. Korean Yangnyeom Style Crispy Chicken Karaage and Szechuan “Ma La” Chicken Karaage? Fried Calamari with Garlic Aioli? Nacho Chips with Avocado Guacamole and Tomato Salsa?
This is United Nations in a menu.
That said, what we did try was well-executed, testament to the veteran chef’s largesse of experience in feeding large numbers of very hungry people on a big boat. For example the Grilled Tikka Skewer with Cucumber Raita was excellent, the chicken well-marinated and grilled to juicy perfection.
We liked the Angel Caviar too. Effectively their take on that popular modern French-Japanese fusion of truffled angel hair pasta, here it is tossed in Avruga caviar and sakura ebi. This came at a portion that is larger than most.
The Pan Seared Tiberias Harvest Locally Sourced Barramundi came highly recommended. But instead we were attracted to the Signature Connor Stout Braised Beef Cheek; this is fork-tender beef that’s redolent with roasty notes from being rendered down with the stout. The accompanying pickled pearl onions were a delight, their sharp tang cutting through the richness of the meat. The peanut butter infused potato mash, though, was downright peculiar.
While many of the dishes may sound pedestrian, there are touches of brilliance. The Foie Gras and Cauliflower Velouté was absolutely delightful, the soup silkily creamy and full of luscious flavour from foie gras. Now if only there were a big piece of foie gras that came with it!
Like its food, the wine list at 6ixty 7even is a little of a mixed bag. But that just makes wine pairing here a fun adventure. We did enjoy the Domaine de Cristia Côtes du Rhône, the fruit-forward Grenache-Syrah blend pairing well with spicier dishes like the chicken tikka.
For drinkers, 6ixty 7even’s upper floor hides a very comfortable corner with sofa seating, a good way to while away an evening over whisky and wine along with those eclectic bar bites. In fact, we can see ourselves spending some time here.
We reckon 6ixty 7even is perfect to bring that Tinder date, because, you know, you never know what they like. Or that indecisive friend. Surely there’s something here from Chef Babu’s extensive and varied menu for them?
6ixty 7even Restaurant & Bar
Address 67 Neil Road, Singapore 088898 (Google Maps link)
Opening Hours 3pm to 10.30pm Mondays to Saturdays; closed on Sundays
Tel (65) 8626 0775