True to its name, Modern Society strives to carve a contemporary edge in everything from its design to its dishes – its founders have envisioned a habitat for social creatures to mingle over two levels called The Gallery and The Loft (comprising the main space and a lounge upstairs), with the centrepiece of a bar built of Greek marble beneath a light display hovering from on high.

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Modern Society is primarily a watering hole, with a complete liquor selection to prove it, including the sort of signature cocktail selection that we gravitate toward, ranging from choices like the absinthe-fuelled Ach Tung to the siphon-crafted Scientist, served hot with a base of gin, Manuka honey, cinnamon, orange peels and more.

We craved cool refreshments for a sultry Saturday night, so we sought out Shenanigans (RM39; beetroot, whisky, Parfait d’Amour, pineapple-and-chilli syrup, lemon) and Rum Runner (RM38; a house mix of rum with nutmeg, lime sherbet and juice), both of which proved nicely nuanced.

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Contemporary fare

Knock back a few after checking out the kitchen’s specialities, which comprise mirthful twists on familiar comfort fare – Scotch eggs are studded with salmon belly, fish roe and beef bacon, coupled with chipotle aioli and tomato salsa (RM10.90), while chicken burgers come with ramen buns that sandwich a miso-spiked patty, cheddar and caramelised onions, plus plenty of fresh fries (RM26.90).

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Fish and chips also secure a makeover via Modern Society’s Zesty Sea Bass, which surfaces with two tail-on fillets, strikingly crisp in a thin coating laced with Sichuan peppercorns, complemented by a house-made tartar sauce (RM25.90).

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For those of us who relish our grains, the menu’s top temptations might be risotto with buttery foie gras in a goji berry broth with apple chutney sauce (RM45) and Peruvian-inspired rice mixed with cheese and egg, encircled by a gravied beef rump stew (RM25.90). All in all, Modern Society has the potential to evolve into an interesting venue. Service is welcoming and sufficiently proficient.

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Location & Details

Address: L1-10, Level 1, Damansara City Mall, Jalan Damanlela, Kuala Lumpur.
Hours: Currently open Mon-Sat, 1130am-230pm, 5pm-3am.
Tel: +603-2771-9710
Find: View directory for Modern Society here.

10 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Sue Ann Lim May 19, 2017 Subscriber

    Win Ern

  2. Wei Shan Cheah May 19, 2017 Subscriber

    Alvin Thz near my house lol

  3. Puiyi Wpy May 19, 2017 Subscriber

    Agatha Lim jom

  4. Bob Denis May 19, 2017 Subscriber

    I see you!!!

  5. Adeline Ang Liuqing May 19, 2017 Subscriber

    Xin Hui Leong Into the very long list. :>

  6. Kathleen Yap May 19, 2017 Subscriber

    Haha is that u Sayles Finns?

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