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Bobby D's (Kemang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
I haven't been to Bobby D yet, but it was recommended by a reader of Jakarta100bars. His comment was: "Hi Thibaud, I'm in bobby D's now and haven't found a review for it on your site. It's a nice layout, apparently the guy that owns it is Australian. Had some food here which was quite nice. The staff are quite friendly here too. They have a pool table as well...check it out :) " I checked their facebook (where I took the photos) and it looks like a simple place with quite many events of all kind: Salsa, Sports, Sexy Night, Cuban, live music...  The prices seem reasonable too... Probably a good restaurant and bar to socialize in Kemang... If you want more info, check one of the following: Website: Twitter : Youtube: Facebook:  Bobby D's Kemang Bobby D's Restaurant and Bar The Mansion at Kemang, Shopping Arcade GF 001-003 Jl. Kemang Raya No.3-5

Alcoholics Bar & Grill (Kemang)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Alcoholics Bar & Grill opened at the end of April 2012 next to KOI Kemang. The originality with the place is that everything sold on the menu has been cooked using Alcohol. Personally, I think the concept could be effective, but the name of the restaurant is too ambiguous and misleading. We will see how it goes, but I'm afraid it will not attract the right customers... Alcoholics Grill & Bar Jalan Kemang Raya No 72 South Jakarta Phone number: +62 21 7195675 Mail: Facebook: Website:

Apero Lounge & Restaurant (Citywalk Sudirman)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Apero is a small lounge and restaurant (Italian food mostly) located in Citywalk Sudirman. The lounge is cozy and intimate, without being too fancy. It is worth trying if you are staying nearby  because they have a large selection of affordable drinks and wine (one draught bintang is Rp30k++). Concerning the restaurant, I tried two dishes from their kitchen and I was not satisfied. We had the Pizza with Beef Pepperoni (Rp40k++), which had almost no taste, and the Salmon de Paris (Rp65k++). The fish did not seem so fresh and the pasta was dry. Here are some pictures: Beef Pepperoni Pizza (Rp40k++)

BackStage "Beach Concert Café"

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
BackStage, a restaurant, bar and live music venue, is a popular hang-out spot located far north of Jakarta, on Ancol beach. There are two areas: The first one, inside, is more like a lounge than a restaurant, with sofas and small coffee tables for eating. From there, you cannot really hear the live music playing.

Le Bridge café (Ancol)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Le Bridge could have been a great place for having a romantic dinner or for hanging-out with friends, but the food there is so bad that I will never go back there again. Also, but this is not the fault of the restaurant, the sea in this area is quite polluted and smelly, so it isn't always pleasant, especially during the day. At night, it is better though since we cannot see the litter floating on the water. From the outside, Le Bridge looks like an upmarket café, located on a bridge right in front of the beach of Ancol. It is a nice sight since it seems to be on its own island, away from the shore.

By The Beach Restaurant

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
By The Beach restaurant is located in Plaza Indonesia/eX, where Fashion Bar used to stand. I was quite seduced by the design of the place: It is a replica of a sunny, mediterranean beach restaurant, with large windows and wooden floor. They could have avoided the plastic palm trees and some very un-authentic artefacts, but overall, it is a nice looking venue.

Canteen (Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
Canteen is a hip restaurant located in Pacific Place and Plaza Indonesia. In both places, they are next to the bookstore Aksara, to which they are related. I visited the Canteen in Plaza Indonesia during the afternoon on a Saturday. It was quite crowded, with expats and visibly rich, cool Indonesians. Some of them looked familiar and could have been actors or singers. At night, I think it is best to make a reservation. I liked the setting, in particular the fact that it is in a quiet part of the mall. With large windows letting a lot of light inside, and comfortable seats, it is a cozy venue, designed to be a hangout spot as much as a restaurant. Their menu features continental food, with mostly Italian dishes. Everything seemed fine until I ordered my food: Salade Niçoise (Rp55,000++), Rib-eye steak (Rp110,000++), Bruschetta (Rp45,000++), and Orange juice. A 2-course meal with soft drink should cost you around Rp200,000+. To give you an idea of how expensive it is, in some 5-sta

Carlo de Huts (Jakarta)

By Thibaud (Jakarta100bars) →
I discovered Carlo de Huts while wandering in the Crystal Lagoon, the upmarket food court of the mall Senayan City. It looked like the kind of restaurant I usually avoid: A well-designed concept with mediocre food. They had a few tables outside and I was in a curious mood so I decided to try it anyway. A look at their menu confirmed my fears: Many popular and easy-to-prepare dishes, a lot of junk food and a twist of marketing to justify the expensive bill. I ordered the lasagna, with little hope I would be served something decent and I was right: My plate looked very nice, but there was too much cheese, not enough tomato and the meat didn't taste very good. They probably used some cheap ingredients, hoping to make higher margins on every dish. The total cost for my meal was Rp120,000, including a fresh orange juice which tasted ok. I think a normal price for such a meal should not be above Rp80,000. Overall, I do not recommend you to eat in Carlo de Huts unless you are not pick