Friday, August 7, 2015

Steaks & Lobsters @ Desa Sri Hartamas

Desa Sri Hartamas might seem to have everything, from Japanese sushi bars & Korean barbecue joints to Italian pizza parlours & German beer gardens, burgers & pork ribs to cakes & cocktails, but it's never had a real surf-&-turf specialist before this week. With a no-nonsense name like Steaks & Lobsters, customers know exactly what the protein-powered game is here.

A peek into the restaurant's carnivore-bait chiller will banish any doubt that Steaks & Lobsters is serious about its fare: You'll find coveted cuts of meticulously selected beef, from Aussie grass-fed to Angus grain-fed to Wagyu. Prices range from RM48 for 300 grammes of grass-fed sirloin (RM62 for grain-fed) to RM189 for Wagyu rib-eye MB7. All the steaks come with refillable sides of potato salad, fries, veggies, coleslaw & various sauces, so customers are guaranteed to go home feeling jolly full.

Wet-aged steaks, prepared precisely to your preference. Steaks & Lobsters also dabbles in other beefed-up dishes such as a 12-inch Spicy BBQ Dinosaur Bone (RM85) - carved out for caveman appetites - showcasing a beef short rib that's been braised for eight hours & basted with spicy BBQ sauce & olive oil over a charcoal fire, served with refillable sides as well.

 Boston lobsters form the menu's second main component - the restaurant's pride is the succulent signature char-broiled lobster flamed with house-made aioli (RM75 for half, RM140 for whole), but patrons can also opt for steamed or grilled, served with spiced butter sauce or lemon bearnaise sauce respectively (RM68 for half, RM128 for full). Lobster is also the centrepiece of a Boston Roll (RM80, with fresh lobster salad stuffed into a toasted charcoal bun) as well as Lobster Pesto Pasta (RM68).

While waiting for the main event, the restaurant offers appetisers galore - familiar favourites, with a few twists here & there. Crowd favourites include spicy chicken wings (RM25 for four crispy drumettes & four flappers with honey mustard, carrots & celery), portobello fries with smoky sriracha aioli (RM19) & battered lobster-crab cakes with marinara sauce (RM28).

There's plenty to sample beyond steaks & lobsters, from budget-conscious starters like garlic escargots (RM18 for a half-dozen), nachos with four dipping sauces (RM19), herbed mozzarella cheese sticks (RM19) & a bucket of onion rings (RM18) to mid-range staples of cold-smoked, slow-roasted chicken (RM27), cod & chips (RM32, with 250 grammes of fish) & peri-peri char-broiled chicken leg (RM29) to a big-ticket, high-rolling '24-Carat Gold Burger' (RM168), endowed with a special-occasion 200-gramme patty constructed with Wagyu beef, lobster, crab & foie gras, crowned with gold leaves & Monterey Jack cheese.

A respectable range of vino can be guzzled; glasses start at RM19.90 (bottles top out at RM149.90). But the attention-seizing beverage is the duck bacon vanilla milkshake (RM17.90), laced with chewy bits of house-cured bacon - a testament to Steaks & Lobsters' potential to become a very special spot in Hartamas. Many thanks to the team here for the hospitality this evening.

Steaks & Lobsters
42, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur. Open Tues-Sun, 5pm-12am

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35 comments:

  1. Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to Steaks & Lobsters! :D :D :D

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    1. Suituapui: chickens eat lobster? heheh :D

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    2. No, they end up slaughtered and cooked...and served on a plate. LOL!!!

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    3. Suituapui: aiyo ... cruel twist of fate for the chicken! :)

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  2. The beef looks mouthwatering and tender, not to mention delicious, Sean!!!

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    1. Linda: it's quite a treat for beef lovers :)

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    1. The Yum List: luxury in lobsters :)

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  4. My type of food! Would really love to visit this place!

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    1. Ken: hope you get the chance when you're in KL! :)

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  5. waaaa.. the wagyu price is reasonable la.. is it also 200gm? Anyway, steaks and lobster.. best combo ever!! Can't wait to check this place out.

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    1. Ciki: hope you enjoy your feast of beef & crustaceans! :D

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  6. sorry i meant 300 gm

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    1. Ciki: ya, 300 grammes of Wagyu Rib-Eye MB7 for RM189 :D

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  7. Hmmm...the steaks look a bit more done than how you'd usually have it, no? And why is the grain-fed meat (at RM62) more expensive than the grass-fed one (at RM48)?

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, i usually order my steaks rare, and these were medium-rare ... also, since they're wet-aged and sous-vide cooked for this particular instance, they're not as bloody as usual, the restaurant noted :) oh, grass-fed is not necessarily more expensive than grain-fed ... in this case, the grain-fed actually might be more satisfying for many customers :)

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  8. I am not a beef person, I go for the lobster. Hehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, you can have half a lobster for as low as RM68 :)

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  9. The gold burger next! :D

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    1. Rebecca: that would be interesting to sample, heh :)

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  10. Not really a lobster fan but a good piece of steak can make me a happy girl!

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    1. Choi Yen: get a good slab of 300 grams! :D

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  11. Nay for the beef but yay for the lobster :) something different apart from the regular stuffs that I had. Hopefully the crowd was not as bad as Ribs at The Burgeon

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    1. Leo: it opens at 5pm, and i think it shouldn't be too crowded for an early dinner! :)

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  12. OMG this is like heaven. Well, I'm not into meat but the lobster! :)

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    1. Lux: i don't often have lobster, so this was a pleasantly memorable dinner :)

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  13. Price seems fair for the steaks.... looks yummeh! Oh and some lobster as well please.

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    1. Baby Sumo: ya, considering all the steaks and lobsters come with refillable sides, it's quite a good deal here :)

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  14. Any idea if the meat is halal?

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    1. Ajiman: i believe it's from halal suppliers, yup :)

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  15. Remind me of Burger & Lobster in UK .
    Wanna have a try :-D

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    1. Jenny: hope you enjoy this place! :)

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  16. Hi ,sorry just need to check, is it Halal certified?

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    1. Akmal: the meat is halal, but the restaurant is not halal-certified, as it serves wine

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  17. Do you cater to Moslem meat eaters? are your cuts halal?

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