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The Dutch Gastropub (Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
The Dutch restaurant is a new gastropub set to open early 2016 in the SCBD area. Owned by the Union Group, it will be headed by Chef Chris Moes, a Dutchman who previously worked for Casa in Kemang and Canteen. The restaurant will follow a smokehouse concept: Cold cuts, cured meats, smoked meats and sausages will be prepared in-house. You will also have comfort food and some BBQ specialities. There is a big chance that it will become a popular hangout place even if the taste of the food is not good. Please leave a comment below if you've tried it. I'll make a full review a few months after the opening.

Hause Rooftop & Kitchen (Setiabudi)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Hause is a small bar and restaurant located on the rooftop of MD Place in Setiabudi. You have a long selection of cocktails, Western and Indonesian food, live music on selected nights, and a hipster vibe. 90% of the crowd is made of twenty-something Indonesians, among which a lot of pretty girls.  The building is only 6 floors high so you don't expect a fantastic view. There are plants and flowers everywhere and it's what I liked the most about Hause. It truly feels like an oasis in the city (especially in that area of Jakarta where you don't have any green spaces). A similar venue is Lucy in the Skye in SCBD.

Publik Markette vs Caffé Milano

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Following the opening of Central retail store and Uniqlo in Grand Indonesia, there has been a few new restaurants opening in this part of the mall. The two most popular are Publik Markette and Caffè Milano. I tried both of them for a quick double lunch on a weekday. In that same area, you also have Union Deli, Benedict and Nomz that I did not visit. Publik Markette was opened by Ismaya ( SKYE , Kitchenette , Pizza e Birra , Fook Yew, etc) and Caffé Milano is owned by the same people behind Union (some of which are also shareholders in Loewy , E&O and Cork & Screw ). The Union group's venues, concept and design, are more geared towards Westerners while Ismaya's concepts are very popular among local Indonesians and less among expats (except for a few venues such as Dragonfly ). Ismaya is usually more playful, more creative and innovative, while Union stays more classic and chic. Caffè Milano:

Wilshire Restaurant Jakarta

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Wilshire is a new restaurant located in one of the hippest nightlife areas in Jakarta, in the Foundry 8 (SCBD). It is just next to Canos , Blue Monkey and Empirica . All nearby restaurants have a very similar design and they are hard to differentiate. As the Foundry 8 is only a temporary location (it should be destroyed in a few years), I imagine that each venue only wants to invest the minimum to look good enough. Wilshire is simply designed if we compared it with Loewy , Union or E&O , but it is elegant and comfortable. The main original feature is the copper sticks display hanging from the ceiling, a great and inexpensive idea to decorate the room!

The Dining Room at Immigrant (Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Before it went under renovation, the club and the restaurant of Immigrant were not truly separated. You had clubbers next to you when you were dining, along with loud music and a terrible smell of cigarette smoke. This was obviously a problem and the owners of Immigrant have solved it by opening two different venues: The club Immigrant, and the restaurant, The Dining Room at Immigrant. Both are still next to each other on the 6th floor of Plaza Indonesia, but there is no direct connection between them. The Dining Room at Immigrant is probably one of the best venues for eating casual Western food in the mall, along with Moovina, Saint Louis (La Moda) and Bistro Baron. Compared to those, it has the advantage of being in a quieter location, and therefore more suitable for a date or an intimate dinner. It doesn't have a garden but there are large windows and many plants, giving the place a fresh feeling that it did not have before. I visited during lunch on a weekday.

Classified Jakarta Restaurant

By Ardi Foodie →
Located in Kemang Village (Lippo Mall), Classified is a European-inspired restaurant featuring mostly French and Italian dishes. It also specializes in non-industrial cheese. The brand is originally from Hong Kong and it has been brought to Indonesia by the Duck King group. The standards are pretty high for Jakarta, and the prices reasonable. Classified Restaurant Lippo Mall Kemang, G Floor #OD-08 Jl. Pangeran Antasari Kav.36, Kemang, Jakarta

Altitude (Gaia, Salt Grill, Enmaru) @ The Plaza

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Altitude is a group of 3 restaurants located on the 46th floor of the Plaza tower, one of the most expensive office buildings in Jakarta (also home the the Keraton hotel). 46th floor, yes: Great view of course, but make sure to book in advance and ask for a table near the window (if possible in the angle of the building). Luckily for my wallet, I only tried one of the three restaurants, Gaia, the Italian. The food was good, but not spectacular for the price: 550k for one appetizer and one main course. The quality of the service and the attention that we got, not only from the waiters but also from the managers, including 3 foreigners, may have been what we are really paying in the restaurant. One thing felt very wrong: The music was clubbing style and they only had one CD. So we had Gangnam Style and Party Rock Anthem twice each in one evening. That's twice too much. In Altitude, there is also an Australian Steak House (Salt Grill) and a Japanese (Enmaru) that I haven

Yamas Greek Restaurant Jakarta

By Ardi Foodie →
Yamas is one of the few Greek Restaurant in Jakarta to my knowledge. It is located Jalan Prapanca. I haven't been there yet but a reliable friend told me he was disappointed with the food. Other options for Greek cuisine in Jakarta include: El Greco, Hola Niko and Cuadrillo. Yamas Greek Restaurant Jakarta Jl. Prapanca Raya No. 37 C Kemang, Jakarta

Portérhouse (PIK)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
  Portérhouse, located in newly-developed Pantai Kapuk Indah, is one of the main social hubs of mid-to-high class Indonesian in North Jakarta. It is a classic Jakartan hangout place, with a cozy atmosphere, long and communal tables, soft music, and a long list of sweet drinks and snacks. On weekends especially, it gets busy in the evening and you have live music or DJs on occasion. Considering North Jakarta has a really poor choice when it comes to Western food, Portérhouse can be considered a decent venue with affordable price. Nothing worth coming from South or Central Jakarta if you live there though. Overall:

Pad@28 Bar, Bistro & Coffee Corner

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
This review was written by a Max, a reader of this blog: Located there, on the corner of Jalan Senopati and the road that takes you to SCBD, Pacific Place, SCBD Beergarden etc., lies a really nice restaurant called PAD@28. And I happen to believe that it is just about to make a big splash onto the gastro-scene of Jakarta. There are a few reasons for this belief:     1.    It is always buzzing with action. Weirdly enough, there aren't as many expats as you might expect from a place that serves duck confit, very well executed steaks, pork dishes (you heard me right - PORK, including a charcutterie platter) and really nice shots and cocktails. Mostly right now the clientel is still rich Jakartans in their late twenties and early thirties, with some 40+ people who still feel young.

Koi Mahakam Western Restaurant

By Ardi Foodie →
Koi Mahakam is an restaurant located in Blok M, Jalan Mahakam. It serves good value Western food. Please read my review about Koi in Kemang for more details ( Koi ). Koi Mahakam Jl. Mahakam I No. 2 Blok M, Jakarta Opening Hours:

E' Corner (Epicentrum Walk)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
E' Corner is a restaurant and bar in Epicentrum Walk, with an interior design themed around the Earth and the 5 elements - wind, fire, water, etc... As always with themed restaurants, expect to pay a little extra for the atmosphere, even though the food remains average. Opening Hours: Weekday: 11am to 12am Weekend: 11am to 2pm E' Corner Epicentrum Walk, GF, Komplek Rasuna Epicentrum Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Jakarta Selatan Indonesia, 12960