In a city of increasingly long and complicated restaurant menus, Maria’s SteakCafe brings a wave of fresh air.
At the outlet on Bangsar’s Jalan Maarof (just down the road from Maybank) the concept is as straightforward as most people’s choice of main: steaks cooked well and served to let the meaty flavours speak for themselves.
That sounds obvious for a place that calls itself a steak café but with so many options for diners in the nearby Telawi district the temptation could have been to broaden affairs.
But that’s not the style at Maria’s, and even though selected other dishes make it onto the menu, the focus is squarely on the meat.
On our visit that meant the option came down to two dishes: the Australian chilled Wagyu steak and the New Zealand baby lamb cutlets.