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“High Expectations but,......” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Nathalie's Gourmet Studio

Nathalie's Gourmet Studio
Unit 4-1-5 - Solaris Dutamas | Jalan Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
+60 3 62 07 95 72
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Ranked #175 of 2,518 Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
Price range: $6 - $35
Cuisines: European, French, Mediterranean, Bistro
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Private Dining
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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“High Expectations but,......”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Strange I can't find this restaurant but only Nathalies Gourmet, well this is the restaurant near KL towers, used to be High Tide

Before I went, I was told by 2 people, don't go, you'll be disappointed

despite numerous attempts to book online, almost impossible - my fault I suppose!!??

Spoke with the owner to organise a booking for 6 last night, a special occasion. RM70 corkage for a special bottle of champagne, no worries can cope with that. Restaurant looks nice, and a good seating, they probably have 50 seats and it qwas quite full so good for them

Ordered a second bottle of champagne, an excellent white and a superb red, we were prepared to spend

Other than the fact we had to raise our hands and almost beg ever time we wanted our glasses refilled, the servers were quite good, it was actually a nice service experience

The food came out, all tables (not just us) were given a complimentary amuse bouche, nice. Appetisers were good, and main course nice too. RM70 for a Black Angus steak, I thought pretty good, until it came out and it looked about 4cm in diameter and about 100g at best, the night before I had a 200g black angus in Pampas on Changkit Bukit Bintang for RM90

We brought our own cake (which was superb - made by The Westin actually (naturally)) which was served as dessert, nice and then we ordered some digestives

All in all I do recommend the food but don't you think that given there are apparently 2 French chefs and the owner in the restaurant, at least one of them would come out of the kitchen and, in such a little restaurant, say hello to their guests - npope, not once, not a hello, not a goodbye, nothing

now if I owned a restaurant I think I'd take the time to know all my guests and at least have the common courtesy of greeting them at some time during the evening

that just proves, being a great cook doesn't necessarily make you a restaurater, shame, it would have been nice for some interaction with someone cooking (especially if they are expats) and perhaps there was even a daily special - guess we won't know

Well, we actually spent a LOT of money, food and beverage it was worth it, just haven't got the whole hosting thing right

I would recommend it though, an overall nice place

Sorry, I don't normally write these things but lots of people write them to us so may as well share my thoughts

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Modern French Cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

If you are visiting Kuala Lumpur and staying at the Shangri-la Hotel this restaurant is only 2 minutes walk from the hotel.

Food is excellent, well presented and staff are knowledgable. Dishes were innovative, the Tart Tartin pictured is just an example.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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Malaysia
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great food, good unobtrusive service but pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Love the food, great service from waiters that actually know what is being served. The cost of eating there is very expensive but worth it as they seem to use good quality ingredients and you can tell that time and care is taken over the preparation of the food

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Pricey but good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

2 girlfriends and I decided to give NGS a try and it did not disappoint. Since it was our first time there, looking at the price, we decided to order a couple of dishes and share. Had the scallops (RM33) for starters which was a good mix of fresh scallops,grapefruit and avocado. We each had 2 portions of scallops each. 2 mains, the beef and cod. The cod tasted ok - would have liked the skin to be a little bit more crispy, but the potato puree/mash that accompanied was divine. The beef - oh the beef....cooked to perfection! the 1 starter, 2 mains and 3 drinks cost us about RM200++. would go back for a splurge soon!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Bubbly tea-time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Excellent coffee and nice and simple tea-time snacks. Go for the macarons, they won't fail you!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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