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Bistronomy: Bistro + Gastronomy

Bistronomy feels like an old cottage left behind by your wealthy grandmother with all her pink and purple embroideries and vintage mirrors and china pedantically organized and intact. The lighting is soft, the interior chic, and the overall ambience feels like home. The menu, predominantly French, was a fusion of pastas, sushi rolls, seafood, sandwiches, and steaks. The highlight of the menu was unarguably the braised pork belly, although two of them we ordered came out tasting differently in sauce and texture; one was perfectly tender with little sauce while the other was tough and drenched in a lot of sauce. The price is on the higher range; expect to spend in the range of 150-300K per person.

Overall, I’d recommend this eatery for when you want to take someone out on a special dinner and splurge a little bit more than usual. For quite a fancy place, Bistronomy serves eats that are better than the usual fancy eateries around town (I’d place them next to Publico on my likelihood to revisit a restaurant). I absolutely appreciate that they purposely created an outdoor eating area reserved for customers who choose to smoke, leaving the indoors clean and smoke-free. Many restaurateurs don’t take into consideration that the odor of their restaurant affects eaters and their restaurant choices, but I’m glad Bistronomy’s do.

One thing I’d say they could definitely add to the menu is the variety of dessert choices. I, as I’m sure many of you, always have room for dessert. No matter what. But after going through the dessert selection of pudding mango, crème brûlée, gelato, sorbet, and mixed fruits, I was neither impressed nor drawn to ordering any of those. Perhaps a few selection of cakes would be a neat addition to the menu.

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Blue Hawaii
Rum / Lemon / Blue Curacao / Pineapple

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Rare Pan Seared Tuna Salad
Tuna / Mix Vegetables / Nam-prik sauce / Paprika

–Recommended for you who want something light, tangy, and fresh. Another alternative to this dish might be their Lobster Ceviche.

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Spaghetti Aglio Olio
Garlic / Chili / Anchovies / Olive Oil / Black Pepper / Italian Parsley

–Looks awfully dull and colorless, I know, but it was unexpectedly tasty. It’s a little on the spicy side (they used rawit chili), but recommended for you who aren’t looking for complex flavors.

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Olive Oil Salmon Confit
Norwegian Salmon Trout / Salsa / Avocado / Zucchini

–This was just okay, and the portion couldn’t be any smaller!

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Pork Brat Sandwich
Smoked Bratwurst / Hero Bread / Cheese / Homemade Fries / Veggies

–The brat was greasy and tasty, but they could’ve fit two in the herculean bread. This would’ve been a satisfying one except there’s too much bread and too little meat.

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Pan Seared Pork Belly (200 gr)
Pork Belly / Chili Oyster Sauce / Sautéed Veggies / Marinated Cucumber​–The winner dish! This is the saucy one with the tougher meat (but more photogenic). Not sure how 2 of the same dishes could’ve come out so differently. I’d come back for this dish and be sure to ask for the tender and less saucy version.

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BISTRONOMY
Jalan Ciranjang (Ciniru 1 No. 2)
Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta Selatan
(021) 739-6655


HOURS
Mon – Sun: 11 AM – 2 AM


 

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