The best French restaurants in KL for a true fine dining experience

Looking to dine at authentic French restaurants in KL? You have come to the right place.

There’s a reason – or several reasons – why French cuisine is one of the most influential and popular cuisines in the world. First of all, tradition and culture play an important role in its evolution, as French cuisine dates back to the 14th century, where it developed with the influence of many surrounding cultures such as Spain, Italy , Switzerland and Belgium. In this era, banquets were frequently held among the elite, held in multiple courses to feature a variety of different dishes and seasonal ingredients.

At the end of the 19th century, Georges Auguste Escoffier is commonly recognized as the key person to solidify haute cuisine, essentially putting France on the map of the national cuisine that eventually achieved international fame. This period also marks the emergence of new kitchen, which emphasizes freshness, lightness and clarity of flavors, while being influenced by new trends in world cuisine.

With a long history of time-tested traditional recipes as well as the fusion of modern cuisine, French cuisine is revered around the world for its decadent dishes that have been prepared in a sophisticated way. In a nutshell, French cuisine combines rich and decadent flavors to create memorable dishes such as foie gras, snail and squeegees. Dining in French restaurants is often not just about the meal, but the whole dining experience.

If you are looking for a special evening with your loved one or a foodie friend, consider dining at these upscale and authentic French restaurants in KL.

Here are 5 of the best French restaurants in KL for an authentic experience:

Whole French cuisine

This modern French restaurant is located on level 41 of Alila Bangsar. Whole – a French word meaning ‘whole’ or ‘whole’, is the driving inspiration behind this restaurant’s nose-to-tail culinary approach that showcases g specific parts of the animal or vegetable ingredient, or signatures served as a whole. Right here, Chef Masashi presents creative French a cuisine that favors quality seasonal products.

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Brasserie Leon

For a delicious French steak and fries dinner, look no further than Brasserie Léon at Taman Tun Dr Ismail, run by Rui Yang Monico, Founder and Director and Executive Chef Geoffroi Herin. As well as perfecting the quintessential French dish that’s a favorite in France, other comforting classics include baked snails, mussels and fries, and decadent melted raclette cheese.

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The Gourmet

Authentic French bistro cuisine in Mont Kiara, this pork-free restaurant transports you to France by offering freshly prepared dishes that do not deviate from traditional French recipes in a warm and cozy atmosphere. Courses on the menu include

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At Gaston’s

Although it offers traditional French cuisine, this bistro is a casual restaurant where you can enjoy your meal in a relaxed atmosphere. The bistro is run by chef Florian Nigen, who used to run the popular Rendez-Vous restaurant (now officially closed) in Bangsar. Located in the same neighborhood, fans of Rendez-Vous will certainly be delighted with the rustic French offerings here that you would struggle to find outside of KL. These include charcuterie, pork terrine, chicken liver pate, and more.

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Chateau Dionne

For a chic evening while enjoying fine French cuisine, Château Dionne in Damansara Heights is an excellent choice. Led by Executive Chef Andy Choy, who has worked under top Michelin-starred chefs in the kitchens, the gourmet restaurant was born in Shanghai’s upscale Xuhui district in 2014. Today, the gastronomic adventure continues in Malaysia, built on a base of modern classic French cuisine. For a truly decadent experience, try the tasting menu with tantalizing offerings such as black truffle Hokkaido scallops and apple tarte tatin.

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