Bistro à Table @ Section 17

I think it’s a bad thing that Bistro à Table is only a stone’s throw from our place. The temptation to eat there is just too great, and I feel no remorse when I say that I might actually be dining there again tonight, with my parents and the husband. The last time I came, I was swept away by the Australian Wagyu which had an insanely high marbling score of 9. The slab of meat was so riddled with fat, it was ridiculous.  But, as I say, if you’re a Wagyu addict and you have the cash to support your habit, you will love the ones they serve at Bistro a Table. Like any decadent pleasure drug, the meat is priced according to weight and country of origin. And like any decadent pleasure drug, the more you pay, the better the high. This Australian Wagyu had a nice balance between beefy, mineral flavor and pure, unadulterated fat. Very, very good indeed. So what did I do with my 400gm slab of Wagyu meat cooked medium rare? I shared it with a friend, of course. I mean, it was way to huge for one person alone. Served with a scoop of mashed potatoes and horseradish whipped cream, this was one killer sexy steak. Even till today, I am not sure what possessed me to complement my Wagyu steak with the equally rich (and tasty) starter of Grand Marnier Duck Parfait served with Cornichons & Caper Berries. But, am I complaining? No. No, when it comes to food, one can never have too much of a good thing. Just keeping going.

The Duck Cassoulet is something I will be dining on tonight, with my folks. I already made a mental note of it. Too much Wagyu will kill you, so I am opting for the far lighter duck cooked as a hearty stew. I love the way the duck meat falls off the bone and the soft bed of beans it is cooked on is just fabulously creamy. Err, did I say healthy. Well, less fat, possibly;)

The first time I ever dined here, Isadora chided me for not trying her desserts. This time round we ordered 4 out of the 5 listed on the menu. The woman can stop complaining now. The Terribly Alcoholic Tiramisu, was well, terribly alcoholic. Very nicely done  – really struck a chord with the alcoholic in me. Also a big hit was the Chocolate Fondant, the Dragonfruit and Coconut Pavlova,  as well as the Kaffir Lime & Lemon Tart. I don’t know about my dining companions but I liked all the desserts.

Since we were a company of 6 persons, we actually tried a fair number of items on menu. Here are some of the dishes we ate..


Grand Marnier Duck Parfait with Cornichons & Caper Berries RM19


Australian Wagyu (Grade 9-10) with Horseradish Whipped Cream (RM100/100g)


How would you like your steak..?


medium rare.. medium rare!


Duck Cassoulet RM48


Scampi & Shellfish Bouillabaisse with Rouille (Fish Stew) RM58




Pan-seared line-caught Barramundi with Summer Vegetables RM48


Another form of duck, not on the menu


Gruyere Souffle with Slipper Lobster Bisque RM35


Bistro à Table
6 Jalan 17/54,
46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours:
Mondays: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: Lunch and Dinner
Weekend Brunch will commence in August 2011.
Dining here is by reservation only:
Call +6 03 7931 2831 or +6 014 338 5888 for reservations
or email [email protected]
GPS: N3.12594, E101.63728
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  1. Hi Ciki, just wondering if the menu here changes regularly?

  2. Eh, i had a decent chunk of your wagyu too la, not only J2KFM! It was so yummyyyy!

  3. thinking of when is the last time i had steak! looking at here,i wan this!! >.<

  4. omg grade 9 wagyu!! fortunately i believe i pay much less than a 1k/1kg, close to aud120 per kg hahaha.

  5. That baramundi and lobster bisque looks scrumptious!

  6. wah, so expensive.

  7. Wagyu please! So highly marbled.. but the cooked steak looked more than medium rare, was it?

  8. Brother B says:

    The music needs some improvements – we do not need to listen to the same Coldplay song three times on the same evening – little things like these matter

  9. We went back again for my birthday, we tried the new Pavlova with Pakistani mango and fresh flower! Yummy!

  10. The entire meal looked delicious! I think sometimes it’s a blessing/curse to have such a fine restaurant near you house. Obviously the temptation to go there often is likely both a positive & negative thing 😛 As for my steak – I like it medium rare too.

  11. Yeah, good thing we shared. Haha …. but the melting fats on the prime slab was intoxicating, to say the least.

  12. auditorgeneral says:

    prices not that cheap but food presentation is lovely.

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