Latest Rooftop Dining in Petaling Jaya!
With a stunning view that stretches over our cosmopolitan city to mesmerize diners, PJ’s Bar & Grill is potentially a favorite hotspot for many to coome. The latest rooftop dining in Petaling Jaya, PJ’s Bar & Grill is located at PJ’s newest hotel – New World Petaling Jaya Hotel.
The restaurant is located on level 30 of the hotel, strategically set in Paradigm Mall in Kelana Jaya, in the middle of prime location for PJ. Being the tallest building in that area without any other high rise building to block its view, PJ’s Bar & Grill boast of a 360-degree view that will have many diners opting to snatch up its alfresco area to enjoy the beautiful cityscape view meeting the backdrop of nature.
A cocktail or an aperitif in hand is all one needs to complete this gorgeous scenic view in the evenings when the sun sets and the sky turns into a kaleidoscope of colours.
There hotel’s infinity pool is located next to the restaurant and echoes much gorgeousness at sight. Tempting us with its reflections of the sky, one is tempted to book a stay at the hotel to use this pool!
The restaurant’s indoor dining area is set spaciously with simple and minimalize design. Allowing natural lights from all the glass wall panels and a peak of the cityscape, dining indoors is just as lovely as its viewing deck area in different ways.
The bar offers plenty of beverages from cocktails, aperitifs, beers and wines to non-alcoholic drinks to keep every thirsty traveler happy.
PJ’s Bar and Grill is helmed by Executive Chef Alexander Chong and his culinary team. With over 20 years of culinary experience in internationally acclaim restaurants, Chef Chong brings forth his repertoire of Western and Asian cuisines in the menu of the restaurant.
As the name says, the menu is filled with small bites, soups, seafood and meat with a solid list of desserts thrown in for good measure. If you fancy live cooking, another focal point of PJ’s Bar & Grill is its indoor open grill, serving up the city’s freshest ‘Catch of the Day’.
Our mocktails of Hibiscus Cooler was nicely thirst-quenching for the evening to go with our meal.
For starter, Chef Chong whipped up his specialty of Crispy Fried Fish Skins with Salted Egg to tease our appetite for more to come. These crispy unctuous fish skins are super addictive with salty egg sinfulness and fragrant aromatics that will have you reaching out unconsciously.
Under Bites, we tucked into Beef Tartaré (RM28), classic French appetizer of chopped raw beef cubes seasoned with mustard aioli, served with sprouts, chili and capers as well as toasted garlic bread. Add a little of everything to the beef tartare on toast and you get a delicious hit of flavours with a little heat and tangy.
House cured Marinated Salmon (RM28) was a classic crowd pleaser. Slices of sublime salmon with its smoky salty notes goes well with a salad of rocket leaves, thinly sliced onions, capers and a creamy sauce.
The Chowder (RM16), served in a pretty royal blue enamel pot, was lusciously thick with unctuous seafood essence. There were also pieces of chopped seafood in the chowder, finished with sprigs of dill and herb oil. Each spoonful is decadent and the portion was just right as it was very rich.
More from Bites, the Chicken Wings (RM26) came in a sticky sweet and spicy BBQ sauce. Sides of celery and blue cheese dressing completed the dish to echo the classic buffalo wings that we all enjoy.
For mains, it’s a feast of the grill! Savor Jumbo Satay of Chicken (RM28), Beef (RM38) or King Prawns (RM88). These were marinated and nicely chargrilled till cooked. The accompaniments of a spicy BBQ sauce and Chimichurri sauce jazzed up the meat and seafood skewers nicely.
For sharing, the PJ’s Party Platter (RM38) makes a hearty plate of various bites. From breaded Crabcakes and crispy Fried Soft-Shell Crab to hot Steak Fries and crispy Wonton Chips with various sauces, this platter is perfect with cold beer, cocktails and wine. The presentation also makes a wow factor at sight too.
To wrap up the evening on a sweet note, we opted for Classic Vanilla Crème Brûlée (RM28) and Citrus Baba (RM28).
For dining enquiries or reservations at PJ’s Bar & Grill, please call (603) 7682 0000, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit petalingjaya.newworldhotels.com.
PJ’s BAR AND GRILL
Level 30, New World Hotel Petaling Jaya
Paradigm, 1 Jalan SS7/26A,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily