From upscale restaurants offering breathtaking views of the Twin Towers to hidden eateries surrounded by lush greenery, these are some of the best places in town for date night, good for a certain February holiday...
If you prefer to go local on date night, you really can't go wrong with Bijan. The soft dim lighting paints everything in a warm glow, and while this is a Malay restaurant, Bijan doesn't overdo the décor with too many traditional antiques, instead opting for something more modern and minimal. Add to that P Ramlee tunes and other Malay classics softly playing in the background, and the mood is set. Be sure to share a plate of the restaurant's signature rusuk panggang (chargrilled shortribs).
We don't need to remind you again about Cantaloupe, but just in case you haven't heard, it's a stunning 23rd-floor space that sports a fantastic view of the city. The food here sees sparks of genius on the part of executive chef Chris Bauer in the form of smoked and broiled Dutch eel, roast Wagyu sirloin and the playful yuzu and watermelon sorbet served with caramel miso cashew nut.
Only a five minute drive from the city centre, the dreamy French settings of Maison Française will make you feel miles away from town. Residence turned restaurant, Maison is fitted with elegant chandeliers, black table settings and glimmering glassware, all which create a modern European feel. The menu is purely French, and degustation menus of varying prices are available for those who would like friendly introductions to French cuisine.
Designed by Studio PCH, Southeast Asia's first Nobu outlet is less sleek than its older New York or Vegas counterparts, and instead chooses to play with wood – lots and lots of it. From the bar area and through the floor-to-ceiling windows, the view is at its starkest – you get a naked view of the Twin Towers’ middle portion as well as a sweeping view of KL’s twinkle. The food at Nobu is just like its genre – shocking. Only a man like Nobuyuki Matsuhisa (aka Nobu-san) can so gracefully pair precise Japanese techniques with the colours and zest of Peruvian cuisine.
Nestled in a tropical hideaway and decked out in all rustic teak, sculptures and dark wood, Tamarind Springs is made for special occasions. The resort-style restaurant stands out for its expertise in Mekong-style cuisine (basically a fusion of Indochinese and Thai) as evidenced in their Khmer krom shrimps with peanuts, green curry sauce and papaya.