Eat Drink KL: Chambers Grill @ Hilton Kuala Lumpur

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

This restaurant is available for bookings under TABLEAPP, which enables customers to make instant reservations at Malaysia's top restaurants, while saving time and money in the process. Reserve your table at this restaurant by clicking here.