Come for the taxidermy, stay for the steak. That’s the take-home message from this vast New York-style grill in the heart of Collins Street’s business district, where you can dine under the watchful gaze of stuffed ibexes, peacocks and foxes. Uncannily, it’s as if a natural history museum ran headlong into Grand Central Station’s oyster bar – so get with the program and order a dozen freshly shucked, chase them down with half a kilogram of dry-aged rib eye and finish with a Martini at the bar. Don Draper would give it the nod.
Open Thursday-Friday for lunch and Tuesday-Saturday for dinner
Best for: Sin-soaking food with atmosphere
Stand-out dish: Any order of steak
Fab factor: The museum-esque decor
Address: 401 Collins Street, Melbourne
Phone number: (03) 9982 1811