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Elysee French Restaurant Kemang

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Located in Kemang, Elysee is an affordable French restaurant replacing Ginger Li. The Chef is an experienced French man and the decor is that of a classic French bistro. Lunch menu available.

Bistro Garçon (French Restaurant)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
The French restaurant Bistro Garçon comes from the same group behind Immigrant , De Luca , Rustique, and Monolog . I was happily surprised when I visited it to find out it is much more than your average restaurant inside a mall. I consider Bistro Garçon to be a true independent restaurant, with a passionate young French chef eager to please his guests. The place is rather small and simple, with a discreet French theme. You have a bar at the entrance with a good selection of wines, and a menu featuring mostly classics of French cuisine. Everything was perfect during my dinner in Garçon: The food, the portions, the presentation, the decoration, the service, the music, etc... They also have delicious pastries and desserts from their Japanese Chef.

Colonial Molecular Gastronomy French Restaurant

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Colonial Molecular Gastronomy is a French restaurant located in Lippo Mall in Kemang. Three of us tried the food there on a Sunday lunch. The place was deserted, the service was slow, the décor is a copy of other existing venues and the food very disappointing and average. The name of the restaurant, including "Molecular" and "Gastronomy" seems very inappropriate as Colonial is just an overpriced venue with nothing to offer but marketing. My bet is that the place will not last more than 2-3 years. Colonial Molecular Gastronomy French Restaurant Lippo Mall Kemang, UG Floor Block OD 11 Jl. Pangeran Antasari Kav.36 Kemang, Jakarta Opening Hours:

My Favourite French Restaurants in Jakarta

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
The overall quality of French restaurants in Jakarta has improved over the past few years, particularly with the openings of Lyon , Amuz and Orient8 . Still, I think the options are limited, and most of the best venues are too expensive: Take the first six restaurants of my list, they will all cost you around Rp1 million for a 3-course meal. Some more affordable options exist, for instance Java Bleu , Le Bistro or Escargot . In those restaurants, the cuisine and the setting remain simple, but it is authentic and you eat well. A full meal in those should cost you less than Rp450,000. At last, you have a third category of French restaurants, in which you have great design and atmosphere, but average food. Among those, Bistro Baron , Loewy or SHY are the most happening. A full meal will cost you almost the same as in fine dining restaurants .

Riva (Park Lane Hotel)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
    Opened in 1998 in the Park Lane Hotel, Riva is one of the best French restaurants in Jakarta . It is a fine dining venue with mostly classic dishes: Steak au poivre, Foie gras, Salmon, Boeuf Bourguignon, etc.. Nothing experimental, you should not be too surprised by the food you will eat. The restaurant looks old-fashioned, but it feels charming and unpretentious. I really enjoyed the open kitchen, which allows you to spy on the chef while he cooks. It is always impressive to see for yourself all the efforts that come with your meal. The menu is not very long, and it changes regularly. I saw that they have it on their website here , but it isn't updated. You can still have a look to get a general idea about their food though. I chose as an appetizer the Baby Organic Spinach Salad (with Parmesan, Lemon extra virgin oil dressing, and Truffle boursin crostini) and for my main course the Steak au Poivre (Seared wagyu beef rump rolled in crush white pepper, pomme dau

Tartine Restaurant FX Mall

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Tartine is a moderately priced eatery focusing on tartine, a french word for a slice of bread topped with anything eatable (just like a sandwich without a second piece of bread to close it). It is not haute cuisine but it is good enough and creative. Tartine is also very pleasant in its design: Elegant, yet simple and homey. For the price you pay, it is worth it not so much for the food, but rather for the atmosphere, very cozy. Opening Hours: From Sunday to Thursday: 9am to 12am Friday and Saturday: 9am to 2am Live Music from Wednesday to Saturday. Happy Hours: From 4pm to 6pm = 50% discount. Tartine Restaurant Jl.Sudirman Pintu 1 Senayan FX Lifestyle X'nter Lt.FB No 02A.03 Jakarta, Indonesia Phone: +62 21 2555 4222

Baron Bistro (French Restaurant Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
The Bistro Baron is a French-themed restaurant serving popular French dishes. Expensive (at least Rp 180,000 for a meal), it serves decent but not excellent food. Clients pay also for the atmosphere since the place is a copy of a chic Parisian bistro. I must said the attention paid to details was impressive. Ideal for snack, i recommend you to try some french specialties such as the crêpes suzettes, the lait-fraise or the orangina. For a full meal, I think there are better French restaurants in town ( Java bleu , Escargot , Lyon ) but if you can afford it, why not.

AMUZ (French Fine Dining)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Amuz is a French fine-dining restaurant opened in October 2010 by chef Gilles Marx, who previously worked in Riva . The venue sets you in a Parisian décor, circa 1900, with exposed metallic beams, large windows and classy furniture. The clients on that day were mostly rich Indonesian/Chinese women but it might have been just a coincidence... The menu is classic and should change depending on the availability of seasonal products. A la carte , the price for an appetizer is around Rp200k, and for a main course Rp350k (up to Rp650k). I took the lunch meal, more basic: Rp250k++ for a 3-course set lunch. This is an excellent deal.