As one of Jakarta’s noted upscale neighborhood, Menteng remains one of the most noted residential areas in the capital. To more extent, Menteng is also now home to many cafes, bars, and lounges that opens until the wee hours and open late after lunch time. And if that’s not what you fancy, then perhaps check out some of our favorite places to chill and eat in Menteng;
One of our favorite hidden gems, Paradigma serves Indonesian comfort food at its best. From the likes of Ayam Rica Rica, Ayam Woku Manado and Soto Ayam to the pleasure of Gurame Soup. The open space and the architecture of the restaurant make it imperative for us to sit and chill while we enjoy the breeze.
Jl. Pegangsaan Barat No. 4, Menteng
TUGU KUNSTKRING PALEIS
Experience dining at this esteemed restaurant which inhabits an old dutch office building in an art deco house that reminds us of the days of yore. Their menu offers an extensive collection of Indonesian cuisine and do try their Rijstafel, it’s really good.
Jl. Teuku Umar No. 1
BART (Bar At The Rooftop)
The bar on the rooftop of Artotel Jakarta is one of the few rooftop bars in the capital serving authentic cocktails and proper music selectors every now and then on weekends. But do keep in mind that the area can get a bit hot during a humid summer night, and stay posted on their instagram for cool programs and promos (@ilove_artotel)
Artotel Jakarta, Rooftop Level
Jl. Sunda No. 3, Menteng
HERITAGE By TAN GOEI
Run by 3 generations of the family, HERITAGE By Tan Goei was recently renamed to pursue younger market segment. This indo-dutch restaurant has been serving some of the best classic indo-dutch dishes and remains one of the city’s oldest food institution.
Jl. Teuku Cik Ditiro No. 3, Menteng
(+62-21-3155057) Instagram : @heritagejkt
Another one from Plataran Group, Plataran Menteng is an upscale restaurant and gallery specifically designed for the discerning diners and art lovers of the capital. As in the tradition of Plataran Group, the building is really beautiful and the menu was carefully crafted to accommodate even the most unique of palate.
Jl. H.O.S Cokroaminoto No. 42, Menteng
Located at Double Tree Hotel in Diponegoro, Iindigo Lounge whips up a good selection of alcohol, and on weekends they usually hold an event with local indie selectors for you and your family to enjoy.
DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Jakarta-Diponegoro
Jl. Pegangsaan Timur No. 17, Menteng
Serving true-blue American and Argentinian barbecue, El Machote is a new addition to the Jakarta dining scene. Try out their meat cuts prepared through the restaurant’s smoker of perhaps their grill parilla that leaves the original taste of the meat, intact.
Jl. K.H Wahid Hasyim No. 59
Text : gs
Photos : Special