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5 Best Restaurants for Dinner Date in Jakarta (Part 2)

5 Best Restaurants for Dinner Date in Jakarta (Part 2)

Fine Dining

Continuing previous article, Check In Jakarta will give you recommendation about restaurants in Jakarta with romantic ambience and perfect for your dinner date. Here they are!

1. La Vue
Do you want have a quality time with your love ones at the rooftop while enjoying the view from the height? La Vue Rooftop at 9 level of The Hermitage Jakarta, can be your perfect choice. Although it is located in a hotel, but La Vue open for piblic. Which means, you don't have to booking a room if you just want to enjoy this place.

La Vue divided into 2 areas. There are swimming pool, bar and gym at the first floor. While on the top of it is a rooftop area connected through the stairs. This rooftop are has capacity up to 50 visitors.

Come at night is a good idea, because you can enjoy Jakarta view which looks so beautiful. Comfort sofas and unique chairs lined up for you to relax while talking with your partner. Your selfie also going to be good, because there is no tall building around the place blocking the view. Because it is an open area, make sure to check the weather before you come to La Vue.

 Photo Source: http://www.hermitagejakarta.com/id/dining

For cocktail lovers, Jager Bomb is a must-try for you. Jager Bomb is a combination of Jagermeister and Kratingdaeng. Another option is Cosmopolitan, a combination between vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, lemon, and gomme syrup. Not only cocktail, La Vue also serves beer selection, spirits, and cider.

What about non-alcohol drinks? Easy! You can order herbal tea, decaf tea, or any other tea drinks. There are also mocktail, milkshake, smoothies, coffee, soft drink, squash, and juice selection.

For the food, you can try Western and Indonesia fusion from La Vue kitchen. There is also sharing menu, such as Tapas Platter Selection consists of potato Bravaz, calamari, crab croquette, chicken wings, and lumpia Semarang.

But, if you want to indulge your belly, then Hermitage Nasi Goreng, Hermitage Club, Red Curry Chicken Breast, or Oxtail Soup is a perfect choice. Rendang Pizza or Spaghetti Vongole seems can't be missed, too. Lucky if  you come with your partner, because you maybe will get special promo.

La Vue
Website: http://www.hermitagejakarta.com/id/dining
Address: Jalan Cilacap 1, Menteng, Central Jakarta
Operational Hours: Everyday: 09.00 – 00.00 WIB

2. AMKC Atelier
“Atelier” is a french word means a studio or workshop for artist. This word used by fashion elite foruntuk labeling their mode house. 

But, Atelier is different, not related to fashion at all. AMKC Atelier is a place for you who wants to indulging your tongue with exclusive dishes. This fine-dining restaurant located at Plaza Indonesia ground floor, right across Socieaty.

Step into this restaurant with 70 seats, you will find simple, elegant, and chic impression. There was not much happening with the design, it was just neat and clean with a lot of white, along with the classy ambiance to it. It feels like you are in a France cafe, in a elite are Upper East Side, New York City, America.


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The name of AMKC is an akronim from the owner initials, a husband and wife, chef Adhika Maxi and Karen Carlotta. For culinary enthusiasts, they are so popular. Chef Adhika focus on the making of hot kitchen gourmet in American-France style. While his wife, chef Karen focus on pastry and dessert making.

Like how designer make a masterpiece dress in an atelier, Adhika do the same thing at AMKC. He making food with a perfect taste. That's why they only  serve limited menu.

Black Truffle Choux is the favorite menu at AMKC. This appetizer menu is the new sus cake interpretation from the chef with black truffle as the filling. Don't worry, this sus cake is smaller than the common sus cake. Black Truffle Choux consists of 5 pieces of sus cake.

For the main menu, you can choose Truffled Angel Hair. A combination of chewy texture rom thin pasta, crunchy from toast crumbs or as they called with crouton.

Every once a month, AMKC changing their menu so the customer will not bored.

AMKC Atelier
Website: http://www.amkcatelier.com
Address: Plaza Indonesia Lt.1, Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.28-30,Gondangdia, Menteng, Central Jakarta
Phone Number: (021) 29924357
Operational Hours: Everyday: 10.00 – 22.00 WIB
Instagram: @amkcatelier

3. Bunga Rampai
White building at Cik Diktiro street, Central Jakarta, a colonial architectural style of the early 20th century embellished with eclectic decoration and romantic-masculine shades like black, grey, and gold. Displayed on its corners are collector’s pieces such as Palembang antique cloth and Palembang antique cupboards to enhance the luxurious atmosphere. Such classic and romantic impression can be found on the first and second floor. On the third floore are the rustic, natural, and romantic nuances fill in the unique green architectural style. That old house now popular as Bunga Rampai.

The use of Bunga Rampai name was because the owner wants to hint special meaning. Bunga rampai is a term for flowers setting that put together in a bouquet, creating scent and charm. As well as this restaurant that serves wide selection of Indonesian food at its best.

Built by five women, Bunga Rampai always tried to serving an authentic Indonesian fare. Such as sate lilit Bali, bakwan jagung and ikan bakar Manado, Javanese nasi buketan ijo, rendang Malin Kundang from Padang, empek-empek Palembang, and more.

Even for nasi goreng menu, they have a lot of it. You can order nasi goreng with the region name, order nasi goreng kampung, and nasi goreng seafood. There is also nasi goreng rebana, which is a lamb nasi goreng with special ingredients. That's why nasi goreng rebana become the favorite one.

For the drinks, every month Bunga Rampai presenting mocktail of the month. One of them is Strawberry Lassi and Fruit Punch, a combination of kiwi, lychee, and melon.

 

 
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All Bunga Rampai's rooms use flowers name. Kacapiring room for smoking room and Kemuning room for the lounge. Teratai room is the most favorite room, or we can call it porch. All around glasses in this room, make the room brighter. On the two sides, there is a small cabinet with vase contain flowers on the top.

Not like the formal Anyelir room, Alamanda room behind the restaurant has casual ambience. The floor in this room is unique and pull your attention.

Bunga Rampai has botanical theme. And yes, almost in every corner of the room decorated by flowers. When it comes to night, you will feel the romantic nuance. The sound of violin, cello and guitar filling the room softly, make you feels like you are in the overpast year.

Bunga Rampai
Website: http://www.pakisculinary.com/main/bunga-rampai
Address: Jalan Cik Ditiro No.35, Menteng, Central Jakarta
Phone Number: (021) 31926224
Operational Hours: Everyday: 11.00 – 23.00 WIB
Instagram: @bungarampai.pakis

4. Atico by Javanegra
Do you want to enjoy good food with your partner this afternoon? Then, you should come to Atico. This stunning rooftop restaurant serves a wide array of Spanish food.

Atico occupies quite a spacious space with one private dining section and a rooftop area where you can sit back and have a good time after work. They also occupy thin marble tables, and still include the earthy homey vibe. For smoking guests or if you are just in the mood to sit outside in touch with the open air, there's this fresh area and because they are located at the rooftop, it's tall enough for you to see the Mega Kuningan neighborhood, the view is good enough when it is a sunny day.


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And what about the food? What should we choose here? Check In Jakarta recommend you to try Pollo Asado (Rp 150.000). Contains half portion of Andalusian roasted chicken. The chicken is so beautifully cooked that the meat is soft and tender along with the semi-crispy skin, it is also the homemade savory sauce that really elevated the flavor, it is just so tasty & complemented the chicken very nicely. There are also pieces of baby potato, garlic, cherry tomato, rosemary and herbs dressing chicken.

Satisfied by Pollo Asadonow the time for dessert. Dates Pudding (Rp 55.000) could be your perfect dessert. Like its name, this hot pudding made from dates.

For coffee lovers, you should try Cortado (Rp 30.000). This Spanish macchiato has bitter taste with a bit of acid taste. Cortado served with a cookie.

Or for chocolate loversCold Belgian Chocolate (Rp 60.000) is the best choice for you. Using Belgian chocolate, it has sweet light and strong chocolate. Atico is definitely one of the best fine-dining restaurants, food wise, place wise, service wise all terrific.

Atico by Javanegra
Address: Menara BTPN Level 4 Rooftop, Jl. Dr. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung, East Kuningan, South Jakarta
Phone Number: (021) 22958194
Operational Hours: Everyday: 08.00 – 00.00 WIB
Instagram: @aticobyjavanegra

5. Ristorante Da Valentino
This Chef Marco's restaurant you will invite to enjoy Italian authentic food. The interior is very fancy and elegant with dark railings, brick walls, gray tablecloth and red chairs. You will love the classic Italian music played there giving a relaxing intimate ambiance for the guest, so romantic!  This restaurant has two main areas, lounge and dinig area with a couple private rooms.


Photo Source: https://www.instagram.com/valentino_jkt/

Located at 11st floor of MD Place, Ristorante has a best menu that you should try, Burrata Cheese with Cherry Tomatoes and Salad. Burrata is a soft creamy cheese and can rarely be found in Jakarta. The texture is really nice, soft juicy creamy yet very light at the same time served with sweet and tangy cheery tomatoes, greens, and balsamic vinegar caviar.

Yo can also find various homemade pasta and one the best selling menu is Fettuccine al Granchio, squid ink fettuccine with crab meat in creamy tomato sauce. The homemade squid ink fettuccine was lovely and cooked nicely al dente while the sauce was balanced in terms of creaminess and tanginess. Highly recommended!

Ristorante de Valentino
Address: MD PLACE, 11th Floor, Jl. Setiabudi Selatan No. 7, South Jakarta
Phone Number: (021) 29057888
Operational Hours: Everyday: 11.30 – 23.30 WIB
Instagram: @valentino_jkt