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The Steak House Winebar + Grill Restaurant Review: Either head down a stairway behind InterContinental Hong Kong’s Lobby Lounge or, alternatively, wind past Harbourside restaurant’s elaborate buffet and around a corner to find this family-friendly dining room and more romantic red leather banquette bar. Like the sides of creamed spinach, copious french fries and mashed potatoes it pushes like any good steakhouse, it knows just when to be boisterously over-the-top and when to sit back and let the hulking plates of USDA Certified Prime beef, Canadian Prime bone-in beef and Australian Wagyu, or the rotating selection of home dry-aged beef, do the talking. Tableside presentations include eight different salts (Hawaiian pink, sel de Guérande), a dozen mustards and ten knives from around the world, introduced by a smiling waiter in a red apron. Grilled over charcoal, the meat has a nip of smoke to offset the chew and sweet pink juices when cooked medium rare. A worthy prelude, the elaborate salad bar makes an ideal start to this hearty dining experience. One of Hong Kong's best sommeliers steers guests through a wine list that's strong on new-world reds like American Pinot or Rhône-style Australian. You can also sample wines from the city’s largest selection of big format wines, served by the glass, half-carafe or full carafe. Pre-order at least one of the chocolate fondant or apple tarte Tatin. They're cartoonishly big and admirably tasty, and that's exactly why meals here succeed.