September has been good. Not only because there were many long weekends, but also because it’s my birthday month. I’ve been treated to so much good food that it’s starting to show on the waistline. But it’s okay, I’ll deal with it next month. After all, I don’t want to deprive myself of delicious food especially that I like eating, and it’s a month to celebrate! When Mr Gadget asked what I wanted for dinner, I somehow had this big craving for steak. I kind of ran out of ideas where to eat and thought of Prime in Le Méridien Hotel. It was not too far away from home, and I really wanted to avoid the Friday rush hour traffic. Of course, Prime is also reputable and is remarkably one of KL’s best steakhouse.
If you’re looking for somewhere private and quiet, I would say Prime is definitely a good choice. In fact, it’s a good place for a business meal. The place gave off a very serious vibe. There was a lot of wood/brown elements on the ceiling, racks, partitions and walls. The leather seats were large and lights were dim. Looked like you could sit there comfortably for hours.
Mr Gadget made an advance booking, and I believe they were told it was a birthday celebration. Hence, they had our table decorated with balloons and some flowers as centre piece, which I thought was very welcoming and did lifted us from the serious, to a celebratory mood. Our server was also very friendly and wore a very warm smile the whole evening.
We were served warm bread with three choices of butter; the normal one, harissa butter, and arugula butter. We also ordered a bottle of red wine to go along with our steak. Prices for wine can range from RM225++ and goes up to thousands.
It took us quite a while to order since there were so many choices in the menu, and I’m not going to pretend that I know my beef cuts and grades that well. So we settled for an Australian Certified Wagyu Sirloin Marble Score 6 – 340g (RM397++), and a 21 Days Dry Aged Wagyu Cube Roll – 375g (RM442++). On top of that we also ordered half a dozen of Fine de Claire Oysters (RM72++), which was entirely for me only since Mr Gadget doesn’t like raw food especially if they were oysters. Instead, he had the Spanish Style Prawns – Merguez sausage, olives and smoked paprika (RM88++). I thought it was so-so only but Mr Gadget was hoping there were more sausages.
We had three different choices of sauces to go with our steak – mushroom, truffle, and béarnaise. Frankly speaking, I didn’t enjoy the truffle and béarnaise sauce on my steak as much as the mushroom. We also ordered Creamed Spinach with Onions (RM24++) and Truffle Mashed Potatoes (RM28++) for sides. These two are always on the top of my list.
I don’t think you can tell which was the sirloin and which was the cube roll based on our photos. The doneness were same – medium. We decided to share to compare and decide on our preference. Mr Gadget preferred the Australian Wagyu Sirloin, whereas I find the Dry Aged Cube Roll (a.k.a ribeye) steak much more enjoyable. I think this is very subjective since everyone is entitled to their preference and taste for meat, just like with coffee and wine.
On top of the dessert we ordered, they also surprised me with another birthday dessert that came with a birthday song. A bit pai seh, but also excited because I got to make another wish and blew another candle.😄
Thanks again Mr Gadget for a lovely intimate birthday evening. Also, thanks to the great service from Prime which made it extra wonderful for us!
What was good about Prime:
- A great selection (different grades, cuts and weight) of halal certified imported beef – 21 Days Dry Aged Wagyu Cube Roll was so succulent
- Decoration on our table (birthday) for that extra touch
- Friendly and attentive staff – smile on their faces and we didn’t have troubles getting their attention despite seated in a far corner
- Options for non-beef eaters who are keeping their fellow steak lovers company – seafood, lamb & chicken
What was bad about Prime:
- Very serious/ businesslike atmosphere
- Spanish Style Prawns was so-so
- Sauces for oysters were not good
MISSGETABOUT SCORE: 7.5/10