For a restaurant that claims to serve ‘the best Steak in KL‘ I expect Ril’s to the very least, be able to prepare my meat properly according to my specified doneness. I don’t know why but the steaks I have had recently all have been less than satisfying due to overcooking. And the fact that they always get it right for my dining partner but not for mine only makes things even more frustrating.
Complimentary buns baked in house, fresh and fluffy. Nice and all but honestly I think just some normal salted butter would do – maybe even better than the fancy ones they provide.
Just for the record I have been to Ril’s Steakhouse at The Warehouse and this post is about their newly opened branch in Bangsar. Since we already tried their grass fed and prime Wagyu in our last visit we decided to give the others a try. I had the Australian Angus Rib Eye (grain fed 300g, RM152) while SL had the Sticky Beef Short Rib @ RM72. Because the latter does not look very appealing I am not going to show it but it was delicious alright – the meat was so tender it falls off the bone literally.
Proof that my steak was overcooked, this was nowhere near medium rare. Thinking back, I regretted not sending it back to have it replaced.
The desserts here are a-o-kay but man, they really do cost a bomb. Apple Crumble @ RM22, served on a piece of tile instead of plate.
Eton Mess Royale @ RM22 – basically layers of crispy meringue, berries (the blackberries are frozen unfortunately), whipped cream and hibiscus jam.
And lastly Chocolate Fondant with The Last Polka’s Gula Melaka ice cream @ RM26, sounds unique right? Anyway I think the fondant was not really well done because its centre was almost solid instead of being gooey and melting. I might be nitpicking but then I paid a whopping RM26 for it so I think a perfect pudding was a reasonable expectation. In the end, the ice cream was really the only saving grace, which I find kind of ironic.
To sum it up, it was an average dining experience at best with more misses than hits.
No 30, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur