Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Maria's Steak Cafe @ Bangsar

This month, the Telawi neighbourhood welcomes Mikey's, Ashley's & now, Maria's, completing a triumvirate of worthwhile new Bangsar restaurants that proudly bear the names of the people behind them.

 Maria's SteakCafe in Bangsar is the third outpost of the beef-loving brand with branches in Ipoh & Damansara Perdana. This outlet offers something exclusive to it though: Breakfast. Try the house-made waffles, topped with beef bacon & green apples for a crunchy combo that's both filling & fulfilling.

The omelette here's hearty too, with a milky-soft interior laced with beef bacon.

 Still, the steak is ultimately what many customers might be after. The speciality: Aussie chilled Black Angus, RM48 before taxes for 100 grams. The minimum order for our visit was 250 grams, supplying meaty satisfaction. A cut that received respect.

Foot-long veal bratwurst with sauerkraut & sauteed onions (RM21). The sausage tasted a bit too processed for our preference, but hey, we still swallowed every bite.

Not a bad bargain: Tender NZ roast leg of lamb with traditional brown sauce. RM30, but come between 11am-3pm daily to enjoy this protein-powered plate for a RM24 lunchtime promo.

Other steakhouse staples on the selection include oxtail soup with garlic bread (RM20), alongside intriguing temptations like white cod with sake sauce (we'd like to order that one next time). 

We really like Maria's prune cake. Perfectly moist & balanced in flavours. RM9.50 per slice. Lovely. 

 The wine selection here is well thought-out; all in all, this marks another welcome entry to Bangsar for 2014.

Maria's SteakCafe
58 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur. Facing the main road.
Tel: 03-2282-2220


Here's another piece of intriguing news for Bangsar: Across The Road bar owner Christian Wood will soon open a sports bar in Bangsar Shopping Centre, featuring twelve 200-inch high-definition screens that will continuously broadcast major sporting events from cricket to rugby. He's holding a competition for people to name the bar, with the winner receiving free drinks each month for a year. Details at www.across-the-road.com/nameourbar

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28 comments:

  1. I don't take steak, I think I will go for the breakfast. The waffle looks good. hehehe.

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    1. CK: yeah, i think the waffle is interesting. would like to have it with some vanilla ice cream on the side :)

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  2. The steak looks good but the waffles look even better to me :D

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    1. Ken: they're still experimenting with the waffle recipe, but it could become a hit! :) and yeah, the steak's tasty, though a bit pricier than expected :)

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    1. Footfringe: long live telawi! :)

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  4. The steak is pretty good value... definitely worth a try!

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    1. Baby sumo: ya, I think you could check this out the next time you're in Bangsar or if you're craving steaks. Hope you enjoy it! :)

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  5. Would you please provide the full address, and....aha!!! Is this place open from Mon-Sun?

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    1. Kmick: sure, it's 58 Jalan Maarof. Tel: 03-2282-2220 ... and yes, currently open daily.

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    2. Kmick: you're very welcome :)

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    3. Sean, is it beside BHPetrol?

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    4. Kmick: oh, it's on the same row as maybank and bank rakyat :)

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  6. Haha...no white cod with sake sauce...wat happened to the Sean I knew?...hehe :p

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    1. Ulric: heheh, this turned out to be a land-meat, no-fish meal :)

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  7. Hi Sean, the presentations are definitely appealing to the eye, and the steak looks mouthwatering good!

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    1. Linda: oh yes, kudos to this restaurant for a solid selection :)

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  8. Wowwww!!! Looks good. The name Maria reminds me of The Sound of Music. LOL!!! Name the bar? Moyes?

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, not a bad bet for steaks :) haha, ya, one of our fave films :) that could be a nice name. go join the contest and you could have a cocktail named after you! :)

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  9. Everything has a homely look to it. And looks delicious too! :)

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    1. Rebecca: yeah, the preparations here are kept classically simple, i think! :)

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  10. Ooh, I'm keen to try their breakfasts. Looks like some interesting combos.

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    1. The Yum List: ya, i hope they launch their breakfast menu by this weekend. want waffles! :)

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  11. What a gorgeous plate of food for breakfast.

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    1. Cquek: yeah, worth waking up for, heheh :)

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  12. I went there with a group of friends. The food was not bad and the service was good but there was this lady which i think is the manager. She does not even know how to treat a customer properly, she kept on looking at my group and by the looks like she thinks we're poor and cant afford to eat at the restaurant. She even came to our table and to tell us their pepper shaker was expensive thinking we can't even afford one i guess. Anyways, there was a customer which didn't finish their wine and they left. They cleared the place and she took the wine bottle and she was drinking from it. Very professional and classy i guess. In business, no1. is always customer satisfaction. BTW this is the Bangsar Branch.

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  13. I like the images you used in here, it's clearer than HD. lol. I agree with you..."..steak is ultimately what many customers might be after." It is because, I'm a steak lover and for sure, I'll go after that juicy steak, no doubt about it. I'm just a bit curious if this steakhouse uses wagyu beef? Wagyu is very loved here in Hong Kong.

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