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Despite working at KLCC (a stone’s throw away from Ascott) and having heard good things about SevenAteNine, I have never been to the place until this. I invited Michelle to join me for dinner. Michelle is actually one of the first persons I got to know through this blog from more than three years ago, and it had been quite a while since we last play catch up over a meal.

Sevenatenine at Ascott KL
very posh interior, Guinness-infused menu

As with Cafe Chulo at Jaya One, Ronnie Q at Bangsar, and Gypsy WIne & Bar at Changkat Bukit Bintang I reviewed recently, SevenAteNine is running the Guinness-infused Christmas main course promotion until the end of the year. It works like this (just in case you missed the previous entries):

  • order a Guinness-infused Christmas main course
  • fill up a voucher with your details
  • tear it in half and give the side with your details to the restaurant to redeem a small pint of Guinness Draught
  • keep the other half of the voucher to get RM12 off 3 pint of Guinness Draught on next visit

Sevenatenine at Ascott KL
KY, Guinness, and Michelle

SevenAteNine is a rather posh restaurant with very tastefully decorated interior, there are proper dining tables as well as sofas (more for drinking) arranged in fully indoor or semi alfresco settings. We picked a quiet corner upstairs and started browsing the menu.

Curiously, a plate of papadem with chili sauce instead of chips and salsa as tidbits, a little closer to home I suppose.

Sevenatenine at Ascott KL
papedem and warm salad with foie gras

We ordered a serving of warm salad with foie gras as appetizer, lamb cutlet and Guinness-infused beef ribs as main, and a creme brulee as dessert to share.

I have been ordering foie gras whenever I have a chance since I first tasted the delicacy at Zipangu. The simplistic appetizer came with 2 slabs of fattened goose liver, salad, balsamic vinegar, and a few slices of strawberry. The foie gras was pretty good, though it could be served slightly less cooked, but still it did not disappoint and went well with the salad and balsamic vinegar. The bitter after taste of Guinness Draught complements the rich and creamy taste of foie gras perfectly.

Sevenatenine at Ascott KL
lamb cutlet and Guinness-infused beef ribs

The lamb cutlet is prepared with a choice of medium or well done and served with potato, bell pepper, long beans, and some herbs. The taste was certainly pretty good and at least on par with those I had at Gaucho Grill. Juicy and full of flavor.

The Guinness-infused beef ribs, however, is another animal altogether (I apologize for the pun). A rather generous slab of ribs served cooked with a good deal of influence from Guinness Draught served with beetroot, coriander, and balsamic vinegar. Certainly a signature of the Chef in Black with its more complex and sophisticated taste. I like it.

Sevenatenine at Ascott KL
the excellent creme brulee

The dessert picked by Michelle made a perfect conclusion to the excellent meal. A generous amount of some sweet liquid that smells of alcohol is poured onto the dish and set alight just prior to serving. The creme brulee came in three flavors, sweet, creamy, chocolaty, with a pretty strong taste of alcohol. It was very, very good, a must order if you are there.

map to Ascott Kuala Lumpur
SevenAteNine is located at Ascott KL

SevenAteNine is a proper fine dining restaurant, and thus with the good food and nice ambiance come the slightly upper class pricing. The two main dishes were priced RM 49.70 each, warm salad foie gras at 39.70 (pretty decent price for the ingredients), and creme brulee RM 19.70. With other drinks (Guinness comes free with the meal), service charges and taxes, the bill came to just under RM 230.

Address:
No. 9, Jalan Pinang
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
GPS: 3.154967, 101.710589
Tel: 03-2161 7789

Discuss : KY eats – SevenAteNine at Ascott Kuala Lumpur

  1. Wow. The creme brulee looks simply tantalizing. I have never seen it served like that before.

  2. same here. highly interesting, that creme brulee!

  3. The creme brulee looks amazing, I’ve never seen it being served like that before, great!!!

  4. 3 in one creme brulee?? I wanna try!
    eerr.. u like guinness draught very much dun u? The strings of Guinness infused meals u had!

  5. creme brulee creme brulee.. i thought of making at at home this weekend.. seeing your photo of it made me drop the idea completely. better go there and eat!

  6. hmm still not cheap after the ++ charges…

  7. tom,
    Yesss

    carpetburn,
    Neither was I until then. :D

    chriso,
    Make it happen!

    lovie,
    It was very nice! :D

    thenomadGourmand,
    Oh yes! :D

    dy,
    Hahhahaa you have a point.

    lotsofcravings,
    This place is not known for being cheap. hahahaha. :P

  8. eh.. u working in KLCC ?? tot somewhere in PJ..

    i’m working nearby ler.. :P

  9. Do you have to keep flinging Guinness to my face? hrrrmmmph! LOL

    Those food look yummy. I’ve dined there once. Nice ambience.

  10. i love your pictures! so clear. :p

  11. atrica,
    Yes! KLCC :D

    Alice Teh,
    I can’t help it! :P

    abby,
    Thanks. ;)

  12. lamb cutlet nlook so tempting and delicious…. yum yum

  13. u had creme brulee this time?! *SOBZ!*

  14. bro, looks yummy… Because of the warning on your blog banner, i defeated my diet by some of your recommendations in your blog :( gain weight liao…

    looking forward for more and more…

  15. have u became Guinness ambassador ?

  16. hey ky….wah…i like ur this post….

    this reminds me of my anniversarry celebration with my wife few years ago at 789 … nice food and ambience. by the way, is my wife who suggest and brought me this place.

    same owner as souled out …. u shud try their white sofa at ground floor there and lie down there….hard to get up again!

  17. PenangTuaPui,
    It was very nice!

    Jade Zheng,
    Hahaha and it was awesome :P

    clement,
    Ops.. exercise more! :D

    kit,
    I wish! :D

    vialentino,
    Waaaa, how nice!

  18. geez.. d guinness sure looks yummy… it’s been a while since i’ve tasted warm stout.. sigh…

  19. i went there with mike for my bday dinner hehehehe

    hmm this michelle looks strangely familiar..dunno why.. is she from kk?

  20. bro, can do review on delicious cafe near KLCC? i heard its kinda good leh…

  21. ehh..

    den next time can have lunch together.. hehee..

  22. Hi Ky, I got ur links from Sabahan.com, u are listed last year among the top 50 most influential blog in Malaysia :).

    I love food too and I have link ur site as my acquittance in my site. Hope we can exchange link :)

    Cheers!

  23. sn,
    Warm.. ooOo you pro!

    fie the elf,
    Yes she is from KK! :D

    clement,
    Haa, haven’t been there yet, maybe one of these days. :)

    atrica,
    Yah! :D

    DA,
    Thanks :D

  24. I had my 17th bday there with a very kinky-shaped cake! ;) It’s one of the few restaurant-bars in KL which hasnt dropped in standard over time.

  25. Sammy,
    ooOo 17 is sooo long ago! :X

    aud,
    Who’s there!

  26. aud,
    Hahahaha it’s POLIS!

  27. WOI U NOT SUPPOSED TO SAY THAT FASTER LA

  28. aud,
    OK OK, POLICE WHO!

  29. police let me in, it’s cold out here.

    HAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

  30. aud,
    Hahahahahaha you’re so fuhnnneyyy HAhahaha

  31. ky, wish u merry xmas in advance … wont able to visit ur blog till next year 1st jan….will be off for my holiday….c yeah.

  32. vialentino,
    Enjoy your holiday! :)

  33. guiness guiness guiness!
    seems like the cafe chulo prices are more attractive. How about the food – comparing it with Sevenatenine?

  34. 7atenine has a really nice ambience for drinking and catching up. One of the more open but ‘posh’ bars.

  35. If you ever visit TTDI or City Square, do try out Porto Romano. Excelente!

  36. crappy booze,
    Well Sevenatenine serves higher class food with more expensive ingredients, and thus offers some tastes you might not find at Cafe Chulo, such as foie gras. That said, Cafe Chulo is pretty good in itself. :)

    Yiling,
    Couldn’t agree more ;)

    Matthew,
    Ooo interesting, thanks! :D

  37. Always passby this place, quite nice ambiance ~~

  38. Where’s Felix? :p

  39. midmid3vils,
    Ya, true. :)

    Simon Seow,
    There are a lot of things I don’t know and some I don’t really care. haehheahe

  40. gosh..if shes from kk..and she looksfamiliar..she must be from my old school! heehehehhehe

  41. fie the elf,
    Small world!

  42. oh my goodness it IS me.
    hi fie, are you elsie’s sister?

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