Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Grill 582 @ Best Western Premier

It's time to welcome another hotel to KL: Best Western Premier recently launched its flagship Malaysian outpost, helping to expand our fair city's onslaught of dining options.

Grill 582 is one of Best Western's four main F and B venues, specializing in meat and seafood.

This darkly lit outlet's repertoire isn't as impressive as, say, Prime's or Mandarin Grill's, but since Best Western is a four-star establishment instead of five, our wallet is relieved that prices here aren't as punishing as Prime's.

Comparisons continue: the watermelon-balsamic-feta amuse bouche is similar to something Dish offers, but the combo here is serviceable instead of spectacular.

Beetroot and goat cheese salad with toasted walnuts and honey vinaigrette (RM30++). Competently executed, featuring fresh flavors; it's always pleasant to see beetroot on the menu.

Grilled Aussie rib-eye, RM79++ for 200 grams, with mushroom focaccia. Not a bad slab of meat, though it came out medium instead of our requested medium-rare.

Roasted spring chicken with Koffman's cabbage and potato fondant (RM50++). Forgettable fowl.

Oven-baked cod with spinach, mushroom veloute and leek ash (RM60++). Fine fish.

Side dishes cost RM12++; choices include broccoli with almond butter and bubble and squeak.

All in all, Grill 582 is an OK option for folks who want to try someplace new or are in this area.

Other outlets here include buffet coffee house Kembali Kitchen and tapas hangout Hugo's on 6.

Note: driving to Best Western might be tricky. Best route: come from Pudu, pass Central Market on your right and then keep a lookout for the building's entrance on your left.

Folks seeking a nightcap can head to the hotel's Punch Bar and Lounge.

Gin and tonic, alongside rum on the rocks.

Comfortable, but be warned: some members of the service team here are less than warm.



Grill 582 and Punch Bar Lounge,
Best Western Premier Dua Sentral, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2272-8888
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27 comments:

  1. Expected a good review...but turns out to be ok only...hmmmm...liddat I rather spend at Ril's or Las Vacas...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: yeah, i'm not sure if this place will expand its menu further, but for now, i'd probably rate it a 6/10 at the most. not bad, but not brilliant =)

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  2. It's not hard to find :) it's just you are not familiar with brickfields. Its one of the earliest areas that I've learned when I came to KL 16 years ago!!

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    1. Leo: ooh, that's true, i'm hopeless with the brickfields area. and i couldn't use my phone GPS to get here, since the hotel isn't listed on it yet, and i couldn't find the coordinates, heheh =)

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  3. i thought this will be a great place for grilled meats...but it seems not too interesting...

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    1. Cindy: it's OK for a business lunch or dinner, i think. but yeah, i wish i could give this place a stronger recommendation; the food is enjoyable but not exceptional...

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  4. Since the meat is ok only, did you try their desserts?

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    1. CK: nope, didn't try their desserts. there were only two desserts on the menu - lemon tart with mascarpone cheese and apple pie with vanilla ice cream =)

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  5. Wise Words! If that whole red triangle is watermelon, then it's an interesting shape! heh

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    1. Drops of Contentment: heheh, all it would take is one small watermelon to supply maybe 20 plates of that appetizer :D

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  6. Forgettable fowl or fine fish? Cue furrowed brow: "Which dish, which dish?" :P

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    1. Kenny: i hope there's a door number three, behind which lies a nice chunk of foie gras instead :D

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    2. For fine foie gras: an ooh la la? :P

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    3. Kenny: this poetic rhyming, is alarmingly mushrooming :P

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    4. Rhymes are a dime a dozen, just like livers of plain pheasants. It's fattened goose livers you want; this, and truffles, if I may be so blunt. :D

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    5. Kenny: oh desist already, you're making me hungry; 'tis a situation most unsatisfactory, for at this point i don't even have confectionery :P

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  7. very cozy place for a drink and eat after a tiring day..
    nice..

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    1. Simple Person: yeah, you're right, it's quite a quiet hotel so far, so it's a good place for people who want to escape from the crowds =)

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  8. Oohh Best Western has a fond place in my memory because Saucer and I stayed at the same chain when we were driving along Great Ocean Road last time. It was dark, cold, the car was almost out of fuel and I was dying to pee in the deserted road.. We were so worried about not finding a place to stay until we saw that Best Western was about 15 minutes away from our location then. What a relief it was to go to the washroom and be comfortable in a heated room! :)

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    1. Iamthewitch: ooh, that's a very vivid memory of the hotel brand. it sounds like a good thing that there was a best western for you that evening! i'm looking forward to seeing the reviews for best western KL; hopefully people will like this hotel too and its rooms and facilities :D

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  9. That's a nice looking chunky piece of cod fish.

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    1. Baby sumo; juicy and moist, good fish treated well by the kitchen =)

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  10. The cod looked really small. Is it enough for you? The chairs at the bar are really quirky. I would rather visit a bar with good service than one with pretty chairs. hehe

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    1. Eiling: oh, maybe it was the angle of the photo, but the cod was actually a regular, decent-sized piece =) heh, yeah, there were two members of the service team here who were rather cold and unfriendly and seemed unhappy to be working, constantly frowning. so we just relaxed in the seats :D

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  11. I wonder if you would be back for the other outlets anytime soon :P

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    1. Rebecca: i'll skip kembali kitchen (the coffee house/buffet outlet)! :D

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