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“Beautiful view”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Mer - CLOSED

La Mer
Price range: US$50 - US$200
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Good for: Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: La Mer is the panoramic restaurant, located in the 23rd floor overlooking the Gulf Sea. The Chef creates progressive cuisine with thoughtful flavors combinations and textures. This elegant yet friendly and warm location is perfect for lovers of innovative cuisine which is enhanced by a wine list with over 250 world-class bottles. Adjacent to La Mer is Level 23, a sky bar which offers a wide selection of hand crafted cocktails, finest liqueurs and vintage wines. The pleasant atmosphere of La Mer enriched by live piano notes, attentive service and flavours make our restaurant especially suited for business events, special occasions and food lovers
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

The ambiance is as it always was, very nice. Service is fairly attentive, and table settings are gorgeous. The hostess in particular was very friendly, and everyone did their part to make for a pleasant stay.
The menu has changed since the last time we visited. The appetizers covered a range of foods, but the mains were 7-8 steak variations plus 1 sea bass and 1 mixed seafood option. It seemed more a steak house menu than the seafood place this has always been.
The amuse bouche was a gorgeous seared scallop which we adored. However, seared scallop is also an appetizer option, and it happened to be the option we choose, so we ended up with 2 courses of scallops. Both versions were quite different, but in the end, they were both scallops. We absolutely loved them, but would have preferred an amuse bouche different from our appetizer.
For our mains we both had the sea bass, with a lemon butter sauce and some veggies. Overall it was fantastic, but needed some basic seasoning. The bass was cooked to perfection, as were the veggies, and once we added salt, pepper and lemon, it was perfect in taste too. There was plenty of sauce and it was tasty. However, the veggies were a bit too large to eat in one bite, and a bit too al dente to cut with a fish knife, so we ended up struggling a bit.
My chocolate souffle for dessert was the best I've ever had. The top had just a little crunchy-chewy action going on, and the middle was light, warm and gorgeous. My husband's chocolate-orange cake was also very good.
The pacing was a little fast for us. This was a romantic night out, and we wanted to savor it, but the service was quite quick with our appetizers and mains. Happily we had a little pause before we ordered dessert, and again before dessert arrived, so it did improve as we went along.
We will absolutely go back. The food is top notch, small details aside.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
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126 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A romantic evening I will never forget.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

My husband and I spent the most romantic and special evening dining together. The staff were amazing. The steaks were cooked at the correct temperature. The mushroom soup and scallop appetizers were delicious. A very romantic setting with great views of Doha at night. Rose petals adorned our table and the sweet smell of flowers filled the dining room. We even watched as the staff dealt with an unruly guest with manners and respect even while unfortunately not being shown much in return. This night was the absolute most romantic evening we have ever had.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Sweetsunshiny
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Top Notch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

The restaurant would be a great choice for a romantic dinner. Very romantic setting and an amazing view overlooking Doha. The atmosphere is pure class. The staff were very friendly and very helpful with our baby. You would expect the food to be superb but it was surprisingly not! It was "good" but I expected "amazing".

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank NKhudari
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Doha, Qatar
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Seafood at its best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

Excellent choice for a romantic evening, birthday celebration or special occasion!! The food is great and the atmosphere amazing!

Visited April 2013
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“High Tea”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013 via mobile

Had a fabulous high tea. So much food that we didn't eat dinner. Great value for money too. Surprise, surprise.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank LizzROz
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