Based on my two visits to Ril’s Steakhouse, my conclusion is that the food coming out of Ril’s kitchen is just consistently inconsistent. And no, I am not going to sink any more money into this place when there are better alternatives in town. It almost feels like you are taking a gamble just to eat here, it might be good or bad – you will never know.
Anyway, we actually had this meal at The Warehouse even before our visit to their Bangsar branch. Remember when I said I seem to have bad luck with steaks? Well my Wagyu Rib-Eye @ RM168 is overcooked no where close to medium rare (and at Bangsar branch as well) while my wife’s Rib-Eye was perfect. Couldn’t they at least get the more expensive meat done right?
I would have been more forgiving if Ril’s is a normal Western food restaurant, but the fact is that they are a premium restaurant specializing in steaks and their main starts at RM76 the cheapest! And let’s not forget again they advertise themselves as the best steak restaurant in KL too. So it is just simply disappointing to be served dry and chewy meat amidst all the hype and expectation.
If you must eat here, skip the acclaimed Tiga Rasa Scallops @ RM28 and go for the Lobster Bisque which I find more appealing for the same price. The scallops are nothing but fancy and over-seasoned shellfish served on big spoons. It is a pity because the scallops are big and fresh on their own, too bad the three different sauces overpowered their natural sweetness.
Verdict? The steaks are absolutely delicious when perfectly cooked according to your preferences. But from my personal experience that does not seem to be the case so far. Try only if you are feeling lucky, else there are always other places more deserving of your hard-earned money like Angus House or Opus.
The Warehouse Gallery & Café,
198, Jalan Tun H S Lee,
GPS Coordinates: N3 08.572 E101 41.802