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Located at Boat Quay, Restaurant Absinthe is a three-storey restaurant that offers different dining experiences on each level. Have a laid-back dinner alfresco or at the seafood bar on the first floor, dial it up a notch on the second floor with a classier, vintage feel and go all out on the third floor with a posh, fine dining experience. Start off with the Hamachi ($22), a Japanese-inspired carpaccio of yellowtail kingfish, with salmon roe and truffle. Then, move on to the sublime Canard Confit ($28) – a classic French duck confit with thin, crackly skin and exceedingly tender, flavourful, and juicy meat – probably one of the best you'll ever have. For a sweet finish, go for the Crème Brûlée ($12) or go savoury with exquisite Fromages (from $26 for three) from a trolley of French farmed cheeses. Working in the area? They've got set lunches too (from $28 for two courses)!