7 Romantic Restaurants in KL to Celebrate Valentine’s Day (version 2014)

    Whether you’re looking for that first date venue or somewhere to celebrate an anniversary, Kuala Lumpur boasts its fair share of good fine dining restaurants. We have been compiling a restaurant list for Valentine’s Day for four consecutive years. So in tradition, this year we have chosen seven restaurants that are guaranteed to make your dinner date a night to remember. We had some some old favorites such as The Sage and Villa Danieli and some new names this year. The service and food at each of these are remarkable and it is set to add some romantic flavours to your evening.

    Maison Francaise
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    Maison Francaise, otherwise known as The French House is only a five-minute drive from the city centre. However, the dreamy white coloured standalone building will make you forget about the hustle and bustle of the city almost immediately.
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    The chic, black-and-white interior features elegant crystal chandeliers, paintings of talented French artists and glimmering glassware. Patrons can choose to be seated at the pool side, the verandah or the top floor.
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    Chef Franck Lamache serves classic French fare such as foie gras terrine, smoked salmon, seared glazed duck breast and bouillabaisse fish stew paired with an extraordinary wine selection. Guests can choose a three-, four- or five-course menu—followed by a perfect sweet ending made of Grand Marnier Souffle or Le Mont-Blanc.

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    Maison Francaise
    5 Jalan Changkat Kia Peng, KL
    Tel: 03 2144 1474
    Website: http://www.maisonfrancaise.com.my
    Operating Hours: Open daily, 12noon-12midnight
    GPS: 3.151936,101.715095

    Graze, KL Hilton
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    Graze is a casual dining restaurant offering classic European recipes. Chef Audrey Chin created a menu that is inspired by the tastes and traditions of French-Italian, with a focus on quality ingredients and an award-winning, international wine list.

    The modern, yet inviting decor of the restaurant makes it ideal for a romantic occasion. Couples love to be sitted at secluded romantic corners of the restaurant overlooking the greenery of the Botanic Garden and its lake.
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    The classics are all nicely done, including Mimolette Cheese Souffle, Beef Tartare, Bouillabaisse – plus chef specialties such as Roast Chicken with Garlic & Thyme and Graze Chocolate Tart. Graze’s superior menu of steak and seafood is sure to impress even the pickiest of culinary palettes.

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    Graze @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur
    3 Jalan Sentral, KL.
    Tel: 03-22642592
    Opens daily from 12 noon to 230om, 630om to 1030pm
    GPS: 3.137774, 101.683102

    Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar
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    A truly beautiful restaurant, Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar needs no further introduction. The restaurant has a view that overlooked the Kuala Lumpur skyline and hillside. The ambiance is perfect for a romantic dinner date – classy, lush but not intimidating, with the occasional melody of glass clinging, soft whispering and sizzling at the background.
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    Chef Daniel and his team bring the best of French and Japanese fusion experience to their guests. A 3 course set dinner costs RM 175 nett, which had a good selection of options for each course. The foie gras appetizer is the rave of the town, same goes to their seared scallops and steaks.

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    Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar (Pork Free)
    The Gardens Residences Level 6
    The Gardens, Mid Valley City,
    Lingkaran Syed Putra,
    59200 KL.
    Tel: 03-22681328
    Lunch (Mon-Fri): 12pm-2pm
Dinner (Mon-Sat): 6pm-10.30pm
Closed on Sunday
    GPS: 3.122347,101.678295

    Thirty8 Restaurant @ Grand Hyatt Hotel KL
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    THIRTY8 is located on the top floor of the hotel, consists of a restaurant, a wine bar and a lounge. Floor to ceiling glass windows allow plenty of natural light in the restaurant and at the same time provide an expansive 360 degree view of KL’s magnificent skyline.
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    THIRTY8 offers a selection of steaks, Chinese seafood, sushi and sashimi for breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner. Come here for its steak and that comes with 4 types of dressing – Béarnaise, mushroom cream, green peppercorn and Chimichurri. Impress your date with THIRTY8 signature cake that came in a dome and fogged up by dry ice, creating a visually striking scene.

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    THIRTY8 Restaurant and Lounge
    Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: +60 3 2182 1234
    Hours (THIRTY8 Restaurant and Lounge):
    Daily, 6:00am – 11:00pm
    Hours (THIRTY8 Wine Bar):
    Sunday to Thursday, 12:00pm to 12:00am
    Friday and Saturday, 12:00pm to 1:00am
    GPS: 3.154271,101.71237

    Neroteca @ The Somerset
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    Neroteca @ The Somerset, Kuala Lumpur has been around for the longest time and requires little introduction. The restaurant may be relatively small but it is very welcoming. I love the hanging ham and copper pans over the deli counter and the long rows of wall-mounted wine racks behind the bar. The central downtown location is also a plus although that means it tends to get crowded during peak hours. Reservation is a must.
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    From the fresh bread and dry-roasted garlic to start, to the cure meat platter, roasted suckling pig, seafood paste and tiramisu to end; everything is absolutely delicious. The service was spectacular; the waiters were really friendly and knowledgeable. In my book, Neroteca definitely qualifies as the best non-halal Italian restaurant in Kuala Lumpur.

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    Nero Teca
    Ground Floor, The Sommerset, No. 8, Lorong Ceylon, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: 03-2070-0530
    Opening hours: Daily 11.30am – 11.30pm
    GPS coordinates: 3.148861, 101.70736

    Villa Danieli
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    Villa Danieli is all about warm and comfortable ambiance, with large murals on top, medieval torches hanging from the walls emitting dim light, large glass bottles filled with olives oils and a welcoming entrance, just like a typical Italian cottage.
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    Villa Danieli is one of those authentic Italian restaurants that set itself apart from the rest.The food is always great, the wine selection is nice and the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable when it comes to recommending wine to pair with your food choices.

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    Villa Danieli
    Sheraton Imperial Hotel Kuala Lumpur
    129 Jalan Sultan Ismail,50250 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: +603 2717 9922
    Business hours:
    Mondays – Fridays: 12pm – 2.30 (Lunch)
    Mondays – Saturdays: 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Dinner)
    Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
    Tel: +603 2717 9922
    GPS: 3.156349,101.705332

    Opus Bistro
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    Located at a quieter part of Bangsar, Opus Bistro is a homey, long-standing Italian restaurant that attracts a loyal group of regulars with its classic offerings. The restaurant has been there, in the same place, since forever ago.
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    Our revisit has reaffirm the fact that Opus Bistro has got indisputable food quality, just like its reputable sister outlets at Jalan Bangkung. Though ‘glam’ dining as such is not light on the pocket (for us lar), but the food quality more than makes up for it.

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    Opus Bistro
    67, Jalan Bangkung
    Bukit Bandaraya
    59100 Kuala Lumpur
    Tel: 03 20924288
    Hours: Sunday – Thursday 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm – 11:00pm
    GPS: 3.14073,101.66924

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