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Rockpool Bar & Grill Restaurant Review: Neil Perry’s long career as a chef-restaurateur has shown that he has a love of Asian flavors, seafood, prime meats and grilling, and matching them with some of the finest wines on the planet. Now he has indulged several of these passions in this trendy, upmarket, head-turning temple to taste. Diners enter and see a soaring Art Deco décor, stout marble pillars, formally attired staff, and an audacious display of stemware. And while this is impressive, nothing surpasses the aromas, the smoke, the sizzle of expectation. It creates a bon vivant ambience that few other places can emulate. Understandably, Perry sources only the best produce, then deals with it respectfully. The extensive menu offers everything from caviar to clams, lobster to lentils, abalone and Alaskan king crab. But this is a steakhouse, so of course dry-aged full-blood Wagyu, 36-month grass-fed, and aged 300 days grain-fed steaks from the wood-fired grill are kings of the table. The wine list is world-class, with 35 by the glass. This place deserves your full attention, so plan your time well. If it is short, then consider the bar menu (with almost as many choices as other restaurants) because at least then you’ll know what makes Rockpool Bar & Grill so special.