You’ll be scheduling a steak-out at Maria’s Signature once you’re done reading this article.

Maria’s SteakCafe has long been a household name in the city, famed for its fuss-free and hearty menu of steaks, pasta, and meats. It’s the perennial favourite restaurant to go to for family dinners or romantic dates because you just know that you won’t be disappointed. The restaurant is having a bit of a renaissance in the past year, especially with the opening of its flagship restaurant in Suria KLCC, aptly named Maria’s Signature.

A scenic view right in the city

 

Located on the first floor in Suria KLCC, the restaurant has a scenic view of the KLCC fountain without all the hustle and bustle of foot traffic that you normally get from the ground floor of the mall. Time your date right and you might just be able to catch the Lake Symphony water fountain shows. As a flagship restaurant, you can expect the normally-casual Maria’s SteakCafe to a more refined ambience over at Maria’s Signature. We love the sleek and contemporary interior with dark oak and silver-grey marble fittings, as well as its dim, atmospheric lighting. For the larger groups, enjoy the leather booths for more privacy.

An inclusive menu for all

Naturally, you’ll find only the best cuts of steak here. But in case you’re dining with someone who may not be feeling for steak, on the menu you’ll also find a variety of lamb, chicken, fish, and lobster options. No pork is served on the menu and all the beef and chicken are certified halal. During our time there, we got a combination of spicy mussels to start the evening with, followed by mushroom soup, and a very juicy Australian Wagyu MB7 Rib Eye for the mains. Be sure to come with a large appetite.

Another thing that makes Maria’s Signature stand out from all the other branches is its cocktail menu, designed and curated by award-winning bartender Amanda Wan. If you look closely at the menu, you’ll see hints of Ipoh’s famous foods and ingredients within the cocktail. This is in reference to the origins of Maria’s SteakCafe, which started out from a little family kitchen 20 years ago in Ipoh. You see these elements in the Pompaloma, a tequila-based cocktail with pomelo as well as the Sesame Sour with peanut brittle topping, an iconic Ipoh snack. The cocktail menu is also an excellent one with varied drinks like the refreshing St. Aperol Spritz to start the night with, right down to the spirit-forward Oolong Fashioned cocktail.

While you might be able to have your lunch and dinner sorted at Maria’s Signature, there are also future plans to include breakfast and hi-tea sessions at the restaurant.

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PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.