Breakup Steak (250g)

$42.90 ยท 17 Reviews

As the name states, this is possibly a dish you'd want to indulge in to feel better in the event of a bad break up & you'd likely will.

The break up steak is made of a 300g aged ribeye, aged in-house, served with 2 types of salt - garlic salt & smoked chilli salt, mashed potatoes, twice sautรฉed mushrooms & roasted carrots.

It may look simple, but the cooked at medium rare, the ribeye is so tender & soft, it almost melts in your mouth. The 2 salts (made in-house) provided helps to heighten the flavour by just a notch, making it super easy for you to wipe this plate clean!

The sides that comes with the steak compliments it pretty well & definitely fills you to the brim!

Definitely something for you to try if you're a steak lover! #noragrats


I first dined at this outlet when they were called Pasta J, and they were located at Upper Thomson. They have now relocated to Novena and we have yet to go there. Iโ€™ve tried their Breakup Steak and Pesto Pasta with Prawns and Squid, and I was blown away both times. The steak is tender, cooked to perfection and so flavourful. Iโ€™m not a fan of prawns, but believe me, the prawns in their pesto pasta are the only prawns I actively want to eat (and miss eating). I asked them to switch out the squid for more prawns, because thatโ€™s how much I love their prawns! Their twice sautรฉed shrooms are absolutely delicious as well. Highly recommended because of the great food, and also because you can bring dogs to the restaurant ๐Ÿ’•

โœจ ratings: 10/10 โœจ

Best steak ever!! No dishes in Pasta J disappoints. And best thing is that itโ€™s also pet friendly. Nicely done with sesame seeds coating the steak. Savoured every mouth of it ๐Ÿ˜‹


One of the star dishes at this diner along Thomson Road is the Break-Up Steak ($42.90); its name connotes that the steak is good enough to replace a partner after a break up. Though we can't speak for that, we do know you can expect 250g of hearty ribeye cooked to tender and juicy perfection, complete with a smoky crust derived from their secret housemade rub.
Photo by Burppler Vanessa Kou

Truly lives up to the hype. Basically the break up steak except with sirloin instead of ribeye. While sirloin is commonly regarded as the tougher cut compared to ribeye and leaner, this one was excellent. Sure there was some connective tissue that made it chewy but the texture of the steak itself was flawless. Good amount of crust and so much flavour contained inside. Really juicy as well. It was nothing like any other steak I've tasted, just as they said. Best steak I've had period

Btw it came with pepper that u grind yourself in a weird mortar and pestle, as well as garlic salt. Really does make a difference

The sides were really good as well. Their usual unique mushroom with a really sweet caramelised baby carrot(it was so sweet my friend thought it was sweet potato at first). Finally mash that's quite decent(again not the ubiquitous kind, it's slightly grainy)

Update: they don't dry age, they don't sous vide. So how they get the consistent pink and so much flavour is completely beyond me


Not exactly what we expected it to be as it looked like mushroom soup and tasted slightly salty without the typical creamy chowder feel. Fresh live clams were thinly sliced & streaky bacon bites were detected. If you ask me, I still prefer the Muddy Mushroom Soup ๐Ÿ˜…
Still glad to be back here again for the steak & felt refreshed by the new retrofitted dining atmosphere ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป #burpple


Owner John has given it a more โ€˜atasโ€™ setting with more sitting capacity! You can also book the entire place for private/company event as I noticed thereโ€™s a built in screen & projector installed ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
Work in progress too in revamping the menu.
Signature Break-Up Steak ($42.90) will stay of course! How can we not have this juicy 250g Ribeye cut that is sooo good that it could replace your lover ๐Ÿ˜‚



Pasta J is pet friendly and it has great food. I have heard so much about the break up steak even before coming so we had to try it.

Upon arrival, Romeo, was immediately given a bowl of iced water by the friendly staff which he gleefully lapped up. When the steak arrived, he could smell it and got really excited too. Pasta J did not leave him out and brought some beef jerky treats for him.

The steak ($42.50+) was the right amount of fatty and lean, making it so juicy. We had ours medium rare and it was cooked that way, with some parts a little bit more medium. Overall, it tasted great and tender, melting in your mouth! It would be even better if the steak was a bit thicker. Still worth trying though! The steak came with pepper, salt, roasted carrots, mashed potatoes and mushrooms. The carrots were really sweet. (Taste: 8.3/10)

The cafe was spacious and we would come back again with Romeo to try the other things on the menu!


๐Ÿ˜‹ Back here for the 3rd time and again my meal choice is this super tender juicy steak ๐Ÿ˜˜Satisfaction & Happiness Guaranteed ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ˜‹ #burpple


๐Ÿ˜˜ This time, no sharing ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Super Striploin ($31.90) Juicy & tender & yummy 200g with no sauce needed ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป #burpple