Boeuf Bourguignon, Fois gras, Duck confit… the list is simply endless! The French has revolutionized the culinary experience and have since been pioneers of some of the most extraordinary fine dining food out there. Here are some of the top French restaurants in KL that will surely make you & your date feel like you’re being whisked away to the magical city of Paris…
1. Maison Francaise
If you’re looking for an authentic French dining experience, look no further than Maison Francaise. The restaurant is just a stone’s throw away from the KLCC! Maison Francaise’s wooden interior and chandeliers in an old colonial bungalow will definitely transport you briefly to Paris for a truly exceptional & unforgettable meal.
Chef Thierry Le Baut has pioneered a French menu that features both the classic & the nouveau. He hybridizes classic French dishes with Asian flavours, giving birth to some very compelling menu items. Signature dishes such as the Smoked Salmon & Beetroot salad, the Pan-Seared Foie Gras & Roasted Coral Trout are ones that are worth ordering for their unique flavours and plating.
The interior is elegant and situated in the middle of the restaurant is a modest-sized pool, perfect to lounge around & have a nice chat with your date.
This is the team who created Maison Francaise and have now come forth with their new French venture, 2OX! It is described as a ‘real and honest interpretation of French cuisine.
The restaurant is spacious yet cozy with an unmistakable European setup. The floor-to-ceiling glass panels and a courtyard allow plenty of natural light to fill the restaurant with bright warmth, making it a very inviting atmosphere And by nighttime, it transforms into an intimate and warm dinner area, perfect for family gatherings as well as special occasions.
Some of their classic French & European dishes such as Scottish Salmon, confit duck in sweet, rich orange sauce & buttery risotto.
Entier is easily one of the best French restaurants in KL – and it’s the most talked about one as well. Chef Masashi Horiuchi brings two decades of experience in European and British kitchens to this new French table.
Entier’s interior is simply gorgeous – low bulbour lights dangling from the ceiling, warm-toned plates on matching place-mats, round mirrors and wine bottles repurposed into glasses. Upon arrival, you are served freshly-baked sourdough bread and delicious kombu truffle butter that will just melt your insides.
Their iconic dishes include their ox tongue, two-way honeycomb tripe, juicy steak and their chicken leg. Their dishes boast of bold flavours that will surprise and excite you at the same time.
4. Brasserie Fritz
The visionaries behind Troika Sky Dining bring to you Brasserie Fritz, a beautiful French restaurant serving your classic Parisian archetypes such as freshly baked croissants, kouign-amanns and staple French dishes like steak frites, beef bourguignon and duck confit.
The experience is elevated with a six-seater seafood bar, where you can catch chef Steve Ariffin in action to create a six- to eight-course omakase meal from the day’s fresh catch. His dishes include carrot mousse, rosewater jelly and caviar, and oysters with smoked duck custard and orange oil.
The ambience of the restaurant is warm and cosy, perfect for a date night or special family dinner.