You don’t have to book the next flight out to Paris to enjoy a warm slice of French bread or the comforting taste of a Bouillabaisse stew. Though it may not seem like it, there are actually many restaurants here that offer French food exclusively. If you’ve always dreamed of trying their cuisine, check out the Top 10 French Restaurants in KL & Selangor.
1) Chez Lèoniel
Is there anything more delectable than a freshly baked pastry? We think not, so add to that mix some French sophistication, and you have the delicious pastries available at Chez Lèoniel. Tucked away at Lorong Gurney, this café can actually be found within Alliance Française – Malaysia’s Premier French Language Center. Chef Leoniel Dg manages the culinary team there.
2) Yeast Bistronomy
Yeast brought French bread and cuisine to Bangsar in 2012, with a cozy and welcoming little space. Their name comes from two important elements in French cuisine – bread and wine. The common ground between both? Yeast. At the bakery, you will find a selection of freshly baked bread and pastries, whilst the Bistro serves up hot meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
3) Bistro à Table
For comfort food with a French twist, visit Bistro à Table at Section 17 in Petaling Jaya. The food here is French, but with a modern and sometimes even a local twist. In addition to their a la carte menus, they also have Themed Degustation menus that offer interesting dishes for food lovers to sample. Reservations can be made online.
Nestled amongst The Row is Two-OX, a classic bistro which aims to make you feel as close to being at a Parisian café without actually having to fly out there. It’s perfect for those who like their meals relaxed and casual. Chef Thierry Le Baut dishes up French classics like coq-a-vin, steak frites and steamed mussels, along with more international dishes too. Check out their set menus, which allow you to build your own meal from their selections.
5) Enfin by James Won
Leave all your worries behind and engage all your senses at Enfin by James Won. With exquisite sights to tantalize you and enchanting live music as entertainment, you will be able to have an experience like no other here. Nibble on their wholesome artisan bread, or feast on their award-winning French dishes and desserts. Whatever you pick, it will certainly be crafted to perfection.
6) Maison Francaise [French House]
Put on your best threads if you’re visiting Maison Francaise, as dressy attire is recommended. You will find them tucked away in Changkat, and it’s here you can get a taste of fine dining the French way. With over 150 premium wines imported from France, you will also get the perfect beverage to go with your meal. Chef Thierry Le Baut oversees the kitchen, with simple yet exquisite meals. They also have a 7-course degustation menu.
7) French FEAST
This lovely French restaurant is located in Tengkat Tong Shin, in a house built in the 1930s. For lovers of Art Deco architecture, it is simply a must see. It melds well with the charm of the menu on offer too, which includes classic French food and wine. Chef Mickael Cornutrait is trained in French cooking and he combines traditional flavours with modern techniques.
8) Cafe de Paris KL
You can get an early start with Café de Paris KL, as they open at 8 am daily and you will get to sample their French pastries and bread, like pain au chocolat and croissants. For lunches and dinners, expect to taste classic French fare like Steak Frites, Casserole, Boullabaise and other specials. Of course, you must also try their selection of desserts – especially their crepes and macaroons.
At Rendez-Vous, their mission is to make French food affordable, whilst creating a laid-back ambiance for the utmost relaxation. Situated in Bangsar, they have Chef Florian Nigen at the helm, who is very well versed in the art of French cooking. Thus, they have a wide selection of meat and seafood dishes, as well as French desserts. Try their daily set meals, available for lunch and dinner.
10) DC Restaurant
Nestled comfortably in TTDI, DC Restaurant is housed in a 3-storey building, with each floor offering a distinct experience for visitors. They have several menu options to offer, including tasting menus which range from 3, 5 and 7 courses. Vegetarians will be pleased to know they have a menu that’s vegetarian-friendly as well. Reserve a spot online to avoid disappointment.
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