When you want to commemorate an important event, be it a luxurious first date or a wedding anniversary, fine dining restaurants would make the ideal venues. Even though fine dining previously links with the elite, it is now slowly changing due to the increasing fine dining restaurants all over Kuala Lumpur. Now, to help you decide on the restaurant that best suit you, we have compiled a comprehensive list of fine dining restaurants in KL that are worthy of your indulgence.
1. Ciao Restorante
Operating since 1991, Ciao is the oldest Italian restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. This warm and inviting Italian restaurant, with indoor fountains and spacious outdoor deck, was a bungalow formerly.
One of the many dishes that stand out is the Ravioli di Spinaci Al Burro e Salvia, a pasta dish filled with spinach and ricotta cheese. Also, it goes with butter and sage sauce. As they regularly host wedding receptions and private events, it is best if you make a reservation beforehand.
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Address: 20A, Jalan Kampung Pandan, Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 10:30pm; Saturday – Sunday: 6pm – 10:30pm
2. Marble 8
Marble 8 takes pride in carefully selecting cuts known as Marble 8 Cuts, where they use Wagyu beef from Australia and dry-aged in their modern walk-in dry-age cellar. Reimagining the dining and drinking experience in Malaysia, Marble 8 manages to infuse exquisite flavours with authentic creations that accents with luxurious charm. Here, you’re able to indulge in the finest selection of whiskey and cigars amidst the old world charms. Check out their menu here.
Address: Petronas, Menara 3, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 12pm – 2:30pm, 7pm – 11pm (Daily)
Located on a stunning 23rd floor space that spots a fantastic view of the sky, Cantaloupe allows their customer to have the freedom to create their tasting menu from 24 elegant dishes. If you’re a vegetarian, fret not as they also have the vegetarian degustation menu. Some of their most sought after dishes include foie gras satay, butter-poached lobster, fried beef tendon and roast Wagyu sirloin. As they are innovative with their menu, customers couldn’t help but keep coming back for more.
Address: Level 23A Tower B, The Troika, 19, Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday: 12pm – 2pm, 6pm – 10:30pm ; Saturday – Sunday: 6pm – 10:30pm
4. Nobu KL
Having almost 30 franchises all over the world, Nobu serves Japanese dishes meticulously thought out by Chef Nobu Matcuhisa. They elevate your senses as you nibble away on that sushi, tempura, sashimi and many more.
Their food is known to be a marriage of Asian simplicity with exotic South American. So, you can expect more than 40 cold and hot dishes on their menu. Other than that, Nobu KL is also Southeast Asia’s first branch with a dramatic panoramic view of KL city skyline, perfect for a romantic date!
5. Maison Française
Maison Francaise is a French fine-dining restaurant with a romantic and vintage ambience. The executive chef who used to work in Les Ambassadeurs and Le Taillevent prepares the food here. They are both Michelin standard restaurants in Paris. Serving mainly artsy and pretty Southern French dishes, the food is, without a doubt satisfying both to the eyes and stomach. What’s better? They serve different complimentary appetizers every night!
Address: 5, Jalan Changkat Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 11:30am – 11:30pm (Daily)
6. Dining in The Dark
As suggested by the name of the restaurant, customers are to dine in total darkness when they’re here. What’s more exciting is that you don’t know what’s on your menu as they will only reveal it to you after dinner. Not even when you’re eating it! The chef would prepare a thoughtfully designed “surprise menu” every four-month. And, it comprises of appetizer, soup, main and dessert with varying flavours to give your palate an enjoyable experience.
Address: 50A, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 6pm – 9:30pm (Daily)
There you have it, a list of 6 fine dining restaurants for that atas lifestyle in KL! Be sure to do your research first before going to any of these as dining in some of these restaurants requires a particular dress code. If you’re one that would want to avoid the hassle of such, you can always order a well-prepped meal via foodpanda and have it delivered to your doorstep.