Time flies. I'm another year older and another year wiser! This year we celebrated at Prime Steakhouse, which won the prestigious Expatr...

Time flies. I'm another year older and another year wiser! This year we celebrated at Prime Steakhouse, which won the prestigious Expatriate Lifestyle 2016 Best Hotel Restaurant last year. I guess any carnivorous steak lover would have heard or dined at Prime. Nestled in the 5-star Le Meridien Hotel, they have a wide selection of cow and cuts, so be ready to be spoilt for choice. I had quite a hard time picking my main course. The waitress recommended me the Wagyu Eye Round, which was currently on promotion. I decided the trust her and went for that. Hubby doesn't really eat beef, so he chose the lamb.

Some complimentary bread. 
Served with 3 different types of butter: Arugula butter, normal butter and black pepper butter. Liked the black pepper one :)
Gave some bread to our LO but didn't realize I took the black pepper flavored one. After a bite, she cried and refused to eat it. I took a bite and was shocked. It was hot - even a lil too much for my taste buds to handle! Poor baby, mommy is sorry for being so careless >.< Guess she was kinda 'traumatized' coz she was cranky almost the whole night after that :(
Oyster fine de claire (RM72 for 1/2 dozen).
We had oysters for starters that night. We ordered a glass of Italian Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and a glass of Riesling to pair with the oysters (House wines are at RM35/glass). Prime serves the oysters with 6 different dressings but I prefer eating my oysters with just a dash of lemon juice without extras so I get to enjoy its sweetness, creamy texture and brine.
Wagyu Eye Round Stan Broke (RM158 for 220g/8oz)
My Wagyu Eye Round (Marble 6/7) Eye Round Stan Broke, served with soft truffle polenta, breaded portobello mushroom with basil cream cheese and roasted vine stem tomato with extra virgin olive oil and sea salt. It was accompanied by 3 assorted flavored Bearnaise sauce: Original recipe with black pepper, tarragon shallots and vinegar reduction, Choron with addition of tomato puree and Foyot with addition of meat glaze. Pretty good, in terms of flavor and size, but the meat was a little firm, so it required some extra chewing... I guess the reason why the meat had a bit more resistance was partly because I requested for medium well. I wanted to let LO try but seemed like the black pepper bread spoilt her appetite coz she totally rejected it, not even a small tiny piece -_- Should have just stuck to medium >.< The waitress also helped to pair our mains with their house red wines.
Garlic and rosemary rack of lamb, served with lamb kofta, lamb tomato jus and pesto potato mash (RM168).
Sadly, this was a little disappointing. Hubby said it was salty (I don't take lamb so I didn't try) and he still preferred the one in Maison Francaise. We also ordered some sides for LO: Grilled corn on the cob and Creamed spinach.
Grilled corn on the cob (RM24).
Creamed spinach (RM24).
I wouldn't recommend them though because they are quite pricey and the mains were more than enough. We were stuffed and couldn't manage to finish them - kinda wasteful. 

And so... What's a birthday celebration without candle and cake, right? I chose the rich hot chocolate cake but was given a complimentary chocolate and orange cake as well! 
The complimentary chocolate and orange cake.
The rich hot chocolate cake (RM35).
The chocolate cake, served with chocolate sauce, fresh fruits and gianduja ice cream was like WOW! Rich, moist, chocolatey and that smooth gianduja (combination of hazelnut paste and milk chocolate) ice cream was heavenly! I was swooned!! The complimentary cake wasn't too bad, but then it's free, who would complain? Haha.

Despite the expensive menu (Our total bill was RM692.00), the overall dining experience was pleasant. Food was fairly good and service was excellent! It's definitely recommended for celebrations like birthdays, anniversaries or any other special occasions, unless you are that loaded and is willing to splurge on most of those ordinary days :P

Food: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Service: 9/10

Prime (Pork free),
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur,
Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 
50470 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening Hours:
Mondays to Fridays: 12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm.
Saturdays and Sundays: 6pm-10.30pm.

03-2263 7888

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