French cuisine, renowned globally for its unique presentation and exquisite flavors, stands as a pinnacle of culinary artistry. The exacting standards and unwavering commitment to detail exhibited by French chefs serve as a guiding light for haute cuisine worldwide, setting the bar for food preparation excellence. While French cuisine is inherently simple, its execution demands meticulous attention, balance, and unwavering dedication. Consequently, only the most seasoned chefs armed with the finest ingredients can truly bring French gastronomy to life. In the bustling culinary landscape of Jakarta, where French restaurants abound, it can be a challenge to identify those truly worth savoring. Allow us to guide you through our Editor's top picks.
Best French Restaurants in Jakarta
1. Amuz $$$
Strategically located at Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD), Amuz Gourmet Restaurant cozily nestles in a corner of the second floor of the Energy Building, which makes this fine-dining venue a perfect getaway from the crowded and busy streets of Jakarta.
The open kitchen allows the chefs to display their culinary skills. Amuz Gourmet Restaurant offers contemporary French cuisine accompanied by the finest of French, as well as other European and New World wines, perfectly stored in a walk-in glass cellar. Amuz also offers an adjoining bar and lounge to enjoy special cocktail creations or a wide selection of wine by the glass. Your must dine in Jakarta.
The Energy Building, 2nd floor
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53 SCBD, South Jakarta
Phone: (62-21) 250 5064
2. Bistro Baron $$
Bistro Baron serves classic French Bistro favorites, highlighting the authentic yet home-style French dishes. This is French comfort food, served in a casual and cozy decor. With its charming interior, meticulously prepared food and a well thought-out drinks list, Bistro Baron is not only meeting the demand for authentic, high-quality dining experience, but it also infuses some French tradition and soul into Jakarta’s bustling food scene.
Plaza Indonesia Extension Level 1, Unit E 20-21 Jl. MH. Thamrin Kav 28 – 30, Central Jakarta
3. Orient8 at Hotel Mulia Jakarta $$$
Hotel Mulia Jakarta invites you to enjoy a fusion epicurean indulgence at Orient8, a dining venue uniquely serving French Each culinary concoction is presented to reflect Orient8’s cozy yet elegant French colonial interior style.
Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta
Jl. Asia Afrika, Senayan
DKI Jakarta 10270, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 5753270
4. Basic Instinct Culinary $$
Serving contemporary French cuisine in an ornately decorated interior reminiscent of The Great Gatsby, Basic Instinct brings to the table the exquisite flavors of French ingredients unmasked by unnecessary seasonings.
Lot 22 Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD)
Jl. Jend. Sudirman No.Kav 52-53, RT.5/RW.1
Jakarta Selatan 12190.
Phone: +6221 51402121
5. Lyon $$$
One of the few french restaurants in the city that serves the rustic side of French cusine, in a relaxed yet sophisticated environment. The restaurant has two elegant and unique private dining rooms, which can accommodate up to 14 guests, offering intimate venues for special occasions and business dining. Enjoy a menu full of dishes that uses both prime imported ingredients and the finest locally sourced produce to create dishes full of fresh, lively flavours. For example, you’ll find exquisite Fines De Clair oysters from Brittany, France and a Mayura Station Ranch full-blood wagyu rib-eye alongside a striking soup made from heirloom tomatoes harvested in Puncak, West Java.
Mandarin Oriental Jakarta Jl. Kebon Kacang Raya CBD, Central Jakarta
Phone: (62-21) 2993-8824
6. Le Quartier $$
Transport yourself to the vibrant atmosphere of Paris and savor a slice of “la belle vie” amidst the hustle and bustle of Jakarta! Come allow yourself to indulge and unwind in Le Quartier’s understated elegance that is deeply rooted in the charming philosophy of France’s romantic neighborhood brasseries.
Jl. Gunawarman No. 34 (Senopati) Kebayoran Baru | South Jakarta
Phone: +6221 72788001
7. Vong Kitchen $$$
Vong Kitchen is a tantalising concept by celebrated Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges and son Cedric. Together, they have curated a menu of seasonal and signature dishes starring the freshest local ingredients. Take a seat within the restaurant’s sophisticated New York Grill-style interiors designed by Rockwell Group, where modern French-American flavours take shape in an open kitchen and a lively bar keeps the drinks and conversation flowing. Or dine out on the streetside terrace and watch the world go by.
ALILA SCBD Jakarta
SCBD Lot 11, Jl. Jend. Sudirman
Jakarta Selatan 12190
8. PIERRE $$$
Taking over the space previously occupied by Emilie, the restaurant is a tranquil refuge from the mayhem of Senopati. Just as intimate as the Jaya Ibrahim-designed space is the food – traditional French cuisine that will warm the cockles of your heart and transport you to Paris in a spoonful of pomme purée. Brandon’s years of experience in Michelin-starred kitchens of France, Australia and Switzerland gave him mastery of French techniques, but his passion in rustic fare and seasonal ingredients reign supreme. Like dining at the home of a sophisticated French friend, who just happens to be amazing in the kitchen. À bientôt!
Jl. Senopati No. 39, Jakarta 12190
Phone: +6221 521 3626, +6281286886807