Lyon is the French restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental hotel. It serves French dishes, many of them not usual for high-class restaurant since they are quite regional specialties. There are also some more international dishes, notably everything that comes from the grill.

There was a very interesting promo when I tried it, called Normandie, for which you get entrées, soup, main course and dessert for Rp220,000++. It is an excellent deal and makes the place cheaper than many trendy restaurants in Jakarta who often offer very poor taste. If you order dishes "à la carte", the prices vary from Rp100,000 to over Rp600,000. I think that including drinks and one side dish or dessert, your dinner shall costs you around Rp400,000.

Casserole normande
I was extremely pleased with my food, the best French food I've tried in Jakarta, and surely one of the best restaurants in the city. The waiters were trained and professional and only made one mistake, they forgot to bring the croutons with my soup.

I also enjoyed the design of the place, very classic and not too flashy. Unlike in other french restaurants in Jakarta, Lyon is not trying to be a sort of retro museum of what people fantasize France to be. It is not very romantic though but perfect for business.

Overall, I strongly recommend Lyon even though it is expensive. I think you pay only a small premium compared to what you would pay in a similar restaurant in France but at least you don't have to pay for the plane ticket. One remark though: My friend had the Rib-eye steak and she was less happy than I was with my Normandie casserole.

Rib-eye steak in Lyon Jakarta
Next to Lyon is the now famous MO Bar, a chic bar especially on Tuesday nights for its Ladies' night.
Opening hours:
From Monday to Sunday (on Saturday, brunch only):
Lunch: 11:30am–2:30pm
Dinner: 6:30pm–10:30pm

Contact details:
Lyon Jakarta
Jalan M.H. Thamrin Po Box 3392, Jakarta, Java 10310, Indonesia
Phone number: Mandarin Oriental: +62-21 2993 8888
Website: Lyon French Restaurant Jakarta (you can see the menu with prices)

Read about my favourite French restaurants in Jakarta: Top French Restaurants in Jakarta 

1 comment to '' Lyon (French Restaurant) "

  1. i have tried the rib-eye there and found it to be well cooked and tasty.
    perhaps your friend ordered well-done which is a horrible mistake!