Monday, August 26, 2013

Chambers Grill @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Hilton KL's sweeping F&B revamp brings us another new restaurant this month: Chambers Grill, a lobby-level outlet that taps into the thrill of broiled meat & seafood.

A robatayaki-style counter is this establishment's centerpiece, with a gleaming backdrop of Himalayan salt chambers where prime cuts of beef are dry-aged for weeks before being cooked.

Commence with complimentary charcoal-black bread rolls, completely befitting of Chambers' burn-baby-burn theme, served with unsalted butter.

Dry-aged steaks are the highlight here: The least extravagant protein-powerhouse possibility is this 250-gram, 28-day-aged Black Angus rib-eye (RM188++), prepared fully rare & partnered with mushroom sauce that's laced with Hennessy X.O.

For tighter budgets, try a skewer of dry-aged, barbecue-rubbed Argentinean sirloin (RM38++).

Or opt for Wagyu (the menu says it's Marble Score 8) with yuzukosho paste (RM88++).

Wagyu intercostal muscle 'char siu,' basically beef marinated with honey, five-spice powder & hoisin sauce, complemented by a Chinese chili dip (RM68++).

Red-meat lovers can also have lamb rump with Mexican rub & guacamole (RM38++).

Chambers' side dishes are unusual: Smoked rice with hand-churned salted butter (RM18++) ...

... & sand-baked King Edward potato, densely smooth, with spiced sour cream (RM18++).

The restaurant supplies a trio of signature salts to pair with the food: Red wine salt goes with meat, smoked salt with chicken & veggies, while lemon salt's for seafood. Where's the remainder of that menu? A tale for another time.

Unfortunately, wine's also exorbitant here; this New Zealand Sileni Cellar Pinot Noir's only the second-cheapest bottle on the main menu, clocking in at RM210++.

Cocktails are OK: Pimm's Royal Cup (RM35++; Pimm's No. 1 topped up with Bollinger champagne, with apples, cucumbers, oranges, lemons & strawberries).

Strawberry Margarita (RM32++; Olmeca Tequila, triple sec, strawberry syrup & ice cream).

Chambers Bar & Grill,
Hilton Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily for lunch & dinner.
Tel: 03-2264-2592


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26 comments:

  1. I can’t wait to visit this place, it looks awesomely fabulous

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    1. Cquek: it's quite cool how the hilton has overhauled so many of its restaurants this year! helps keep the hotel fresh =)

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  2. Ooooo another steak place that I can visit! Some of the steaks look quite reasonably priced.. small portion?

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    1. Baby Sumo: ooo, ya, the only real full-sized steak we ordered was the 250-gram rib-eye. the sirloin and wagyu were both only skewers, probably less than 100 grams each. hope you enjoy the steaks, since they're dry-aged to try to make them stand out a bit more =)

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  3. What to expect - it's THE Hilton. Everything's nice there...

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    1. Suituapui: heh, yeah, the hilton has its reputation to maintain =)

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  4. Wah so that means close proximity competition for BEAST la right? .. can never get enough of good steaks though.. :)

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    1. Ciki: close proximity competition for Prime perhaps! both might cater to same steak-loving crowd (like you!) :D

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  5. Hi Sean, I have to watch my red meat intake but the steaks here look very good...and that baked potato, too! :)

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    1. Linda: i hope you manage to have a good meal with some beef from time to time =) and i can't resist meat with potatoes, it's the ideal combination, yeah =)

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  6. I have the menu saved & I know exactly what i wan here :)
    However...

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    1. Rebecca: heh, ya, there's definitely a 'however' for me too =)

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  7. What prices! It seems that both very fresh food and very old food fetch eye-popping prices :) Looks delish

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    1. Footfringe: heheh, ya, some of the beef here is aged for more than a month. i guess that technically makes it old food :D

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  8. aiks, sadly still can't eat beef, so don't really have much comment in term of the taste of it~ >.<

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    1. Mr Lonely: oh yeah, no worries, i have several friends who also share your dietary restrictions for beef =)

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  9. I rather take the beef, drinks too 'elaborate' for me !

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    1. Wong: beef will definitely help to fulfill the craving for protein =)

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  10. The meats here looks pretty good...how's d taste of the yuzukosho paste? =)

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    1. Ulric: it's fairly mild, so it can actually end up being overpowered by the beef's flavor, heh, but it's ok, there are some tangy and savory and peppery notes, i think, though maybe i imagined it =)

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    2. Haha...mild in order not to overpower the meaty notes of the hearty beef or lamb =)

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    3. Ulric: ooo, that's a wise point! especially since the restaurant itself chose to match this yuzukosho paste with the RM88++ skewer of Wagyu =)

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  11. Meat galore and it seems like we're seeing dry aged beef being the trend these days. Will be tad hard to decide what to have but I reckon I will listen to my wallet before ordering:P

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, i think only the real steak-specializing outlets like chambers, beato and the steakhouse will be able to offer dry-aged beef for now, but let's hope more will do so :D and yes, i think our wallets should be the wisest voice for us to listen to, heheh =)

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  12. This would be a stiff competition for Prime?

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    1. Eiling: it might distract some customers away from prime next door, ya! =)

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