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10 restaurants in Jakarta to spice up your next date night

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, May 13, 2016  /  03:16 pm
10 restaurants in Jakarta to spice up your next date night

SKYE features a unique combination of Southern-American interior and a panoramic view of the city's skyscrapers. (SKYE/-)

Ever wish to have a romantic getaway just one step away from your workplace? Amid its endless traffic and busy streets, Jakarta is home to many options of romantic restaurants where you can have a date night and enjoy a memorable evening with your significant other.

Below are some of the places you can consider for that perfect date.

SKYE

Conveniently situated on the 56th floor rooftop of the BCA Tower in Central Jakarta, SKYE features a unique combination of Southern-American interior and a panoramic view of the city's skyscrapers for those opting to dine in the outdoor area. Black Angus Tenderloin and Boneless Beef Ribs are among the restaurant's signature dishes, but it also provides vegetarian options as well as selections of wines and cocktails.

Starting price: Rp 300,000 (US$22.51)

Emilie Restaurant

Set in one of the capital city's chic neighborhoods of Kebayoran Baru in South Jakarta, Emilie boasts elegant interiors and an intimate ambiance thanks to celebrated interior designer Jaya Ibrahim. In terms of food, it offers modern-traditional French cuisine that is updated seasonally. Set menus are available for lunch and dinner, but guests can choose to dine à la carte, with highlights including Foie Gras Poêlé and Le Porc de Ibérique.

Starting price: Rp 300,000

Amuz Gourmet Restaurant

Regularly crowded by couples on Saturday night, this fine dining restaurant, situated in the Energy Building in Central Jakarta, features a chic Parisian interior designed by Idris Samad and an open kitchen where the chefs’ skills are exhibited. With a focus on French cuisine, à la carte menus are available as well as seven-course menus dégustations paired with a selection of wine if you are looking to have a complete French dining experience.

Starting price: Rp 300,000

(Read also: 5 Indonesian restaurants to impress your foreign friends)

Enmaru

First opened in 2006 in Japan, Enmaru offers a combination of modern and traditional Japanese interior design -- get ready to feel as if you're in an izakaya somewhere in Tokyo -- but with the convenient addition of an endless panoramic view from The Plaza's 46th floor. Understandably, its sushi and sashimi are recommended to try, but also allocate your time -- and money -- to taste other signature dishes, such as the Japanese Iwate Wagyu.

Starting price: Rp 350,000

The seating area at Enmaru restaurant affords a beautiful view on Jakarta from the 46th floor.(Enmaru /-)

Gaia by Oso Restorante

Serving Italian cuisine and a view of Jakarta's skyline from the The Plaza's 46th floor in Central Jakarta, Gaia oozes romantic yet homey ambiance thanks to its wooden elements. It is particularly recommended to try the restaurant's foie gras pizza, but also leave room for its renowned tiramisu, served according to the original 1956 recipe.

Starting price: Rp 300,000

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Slightly hidden in the corner of Somerset Grand Citra in South Jakarta, this restaurant boasts a warm and cozy ambiance thanks to high windows and elegant lighting. As the name suggests, the must-try dishes here are the steaks, which will be served sizzling hot. Besides its Petite Filet, make room to try the juicy Ribeye or Porterhouse for Two. It also has an extensive choice of salads, soups and seafood.

Starting price: Rp 400,000

(Read also: New Orleans-style steakhouse opens for business in Jakarta)

Akira Back

Situated at the 12th floor of MD Place in South Jakarta, Akira Back serves contemporary Japanese cuisine with recommended menus including Tuna Pizza, the Pop Rockin’ and Crispy Kalsi Roll. While dining, guests can sit back and enjoy each other's company while sipping extensive options of wine, cocktails and sake and marveling at Jakarta's evening sky from the indoor seating area. 

Starting price: Rp 300,000

The seating area of Akira Back restaurant, where you can taste contemporary Japanese cuisine.(Akira Back/-)

Le Quartier

The elegant interior of this restaurant in Kebayoran Baru, adorned with gorgeous chandeliers under the glass ceiling that show the evening sky of Jakarta, oozes romantic vibe for those having dinner with their significant other. With French cuisine with a twist on the menu, its must-tries include Escargots Le Quartier, White Ham and Truffle Oil Stone Baked Pizza.

Starting price: Rp 250,000

Namaaz Dining

Also located in Kebayoran Baru, Namaaz Dining boasts a more private venue with only 28 seats available at the restaurant from Tuesday to Saturday. Said to be the first in the country that offers molecular gastronomy, the place specializes in progressive Indonesian menus that consist of 17 courses; no wonder the dining experience can last up to three hours. It is particularly a must-visit for adventurous diners, as Namaaz serves its food by season and renews its menus every 6-8 months.

Starting price: Rp 1 million

(Read also: 5 classic restaurants of the capital city)

Sriwijaya

Part of The Dharmawangsa Jakarta, Sriwijaya features majestic and classic interior design influenced by the 18th-century Sriwijaya Kingdom that will make you feel as if you were having a feast in a kingdom. Interestingly, it provides Indonesian cuisine served in French technique, and guests can expect to be served a colorful yet elegant set of cuisine. (kes)

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