There might be no better perch in KL for sipping a Sangria while soaking up the sunset; launched this month at Petronas Tower 3, Marini’s on 57 hopes to raise the bar for what a rooftop bar and restaurant can be.


58 Floors Within 60 Seconds

The entrance to Marini’s can be best spotted from outside Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s lobby; take the express elevator, which whisks customers within 60 seconds to near the top of the 58-floor Petronas Tower 3.


Spacious, Sleek And Sleaze-Free

Spacious, sleek and sleaze-free, flooded with natural light in the early evening. Marini’s opens by 4pm everyday, closing a full 12 hours later before dawn breaks.


Marini’s on 57 features air-conditioned and alfresco areas. There’ll be separate sections for an Italian restaurant and a whiskey lounge by mid-July; we’re keen to see what those will look like.


KL’s Highest-Level Watering Hole

And for folks keeping count, yep, this is now KL’s highest-level watering hole; Skybar, Luna Bar and The View are mostly on the thirtysomething-floor of their buildings.


Reservations Required

The trump card might be the unbeatable proximity to the Petronas Twin Towers. Positioned as both an after-work haunt and a late-night party place, Marini’s seems to require reservations for the best tables.


Bar Bites

Bar bites here are better than average too, but as expensive as expected. Nevertheless, these French fries (RM15++) are mighty fine, especially with a moreish house-made truffle dip that’s buttery-creamy and earthy-fragrant.


Lamb kofta with harissa sauce grilled bread (RM28++). Giving the staff members here their due: service is lightning-swift and sunshine-warm.


Happy Hours

Marini’s happy hours stretch from 4pm through 9pm. Excellent bargains include RM25++ for a glass of Prosecco La Fara …


… or a glass of Italian Coste Delle Plaie Rosso …


… or a pleasurably potent Mojito.


As more eateries work to open before Ramadan, we’re looking forward to the next few weeks.


In an eerie coincidence, this entry on Marini’s on 57 comes a day after our Midi 57 post (the former’s on the 57th floor of its skyscraper, the latter’s No. 57 on its street). Perhaps that’s a number that warrants a closer watch.


Rest assured, a few more up-in-the-air hangouts will open before 2012 is over; keep an eye out for THIRTY8 by the time the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur opens in September.








Location and Contact Details

Marini’s on 57

Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03 2161 2880

Find: Contact details and map of Marini’s on 57 here.

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