Luxury Western Restaurant- BLVD House, KLCC

Finally paid a visit to the BLVD house, which has been the talk of the town for quite a while. 
Spoiler alert, it was pretty disappointing. 

Smacked right in the heart of KL, locating the exact location of BLVD HOUSE turned out to be quite a challenge especially with the roadworks all around the city centre. 
But for reference, it's in the vicinity of Suria KLCC, though I doubt it's actually "walkable".

Graced in an old French charm, the exterior of the BLVD house resonated with elegance, opulence and upscale, even a little intimidating if I may. 

Stepping into the premise, however, my perception changed. 
To my dismay, the premise looks so much smaller than it seems from the outside. 
It also appears like the interior loses so much of the exterior's poshness, 
the utilisation of sofa seating and benches makes this place feels more casual than it should. 

Another thing worth mentioning is that only half of the premise is air-conditioned.
The rest of the premise adopted the open-air concept, which I must admit, I absolutely loathed. 
I was sweating the whole time I was there and it made even the most delicious looking dish not the least bit enjoyable. 

Now when it comes to the price range, it is definitely of the higher range, in contrast with their devastatingly small portion.
Also, note that there will be no complimentary drinking water and you will have to purchase their overpriced house brand bottled water. 

BLVD Signature Bean-can Roasted Chicken (RM88)
This dish was probably the sole reason this restaurant rose to fame within a matter of days upon launching. 
A palm-sized chicken put to flame before our eyes was probably the ONLY highlight of the dish. 
Despite the WOW-factor upon serving, the taste was ridiculously "predictable", mundane, lack of excitement.
Surprisingly, what won us over in this dish was the dark horse, the smoked baked beans! 
Though being stupefyingly salty, the flame added a distinguish smoked scent and aftertaste to the beans and it was pretty satisfying.

Kale Florentine (RM38)
Brunches are only available on Sat, Sun and Public Holidays from 11am-3pm.
Simple yet rewarding dish. 
The poached eggs were really bouncy and runny upon cutting.
Parmesan Hollandaise sauce has a milkier taste and creamier texture when compared to normal Hollandaise sauce. 

Baked Salmon Parcel (RM99)
Painfully expensive for the small piece of salmon I was getting. 
Other than the staggeringly high price tag, I have no other complaints for this dish. 
The marinara sauce was fantastic, the harmonious blend of appetising taste from the tomato sauce and the generous amount of garlic, crushed red pepper, and basil to enhance the flavour, I couldn't bring my mouth to a halt right after the first bite. 
The soft and mushy was the perfect sides to savour every bit of the sauce too! 

If you're there for a celebration, please note that surcharges apply for birthday cake brought from outside. 
Also, make sure to make your reservation beforehand. 

In a nutshell, I wouldn't see myself revisiting them again. 
Their service and food were both below expectation and I couldn't justify the price tags.

BLVD House,
Address: NAZA Tower, Platinum Park, No. 9, Persiaran KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,
Contact: + 603-2630 9999
Hours: Mon-Thu: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
            Fri-Sat: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am
            Sun: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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