25 Changkat Bukit Bintang, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
NileGuide Expert tip:
Pay attention to the restaurant's interior - there are endless local design features implemented by architect Zaini Zainul
One of the city's most durable and successful restaurants that can be credited with having kick-started the trend for exquisite food in ultra-chic surroundings. This sophisticated restaurant with a mod French menu and an enviable interior of subdued lighting, steel walls, luxurious drapes, columns and indoor pool is probably the most grown-up of all on the Changkat Bukit Bintang strip. Chef Chris Bauer makes accomplished haute cuisine that includes dishes such as pan seared foie gras with apple rendang
(coconut-based, spicy gravy), tea smoked salmon and basil garlic infused snails with garlic peanut crumble. Its sleek, sexy bar and lounge upstairs welcomes the alternative crowd Friday nights. Though Friday nights are the most vibrant, Frangi still throws a good party the rest of the weekend with a live DJ. Frangi's new wine bar Bibitus is warm and seductive – perfect for drinks before or after dinner.