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August 10, 2009 | Central jakarta, French Cuisine, JAKARTA, South Jakarta, With Pork


I’ve been wanting to visit Java Bleu for a long time, but never found the opportunity to go to Fatmawati area. Several weeks ago, a friend informed us that Java Bleu has opened a new outlet in Cikini. So last weekend, we decided to have dinner there with a friend. The restaurant is located on the second floor of Cafe au Lait, only several doors away from Bakoel Kopi and Vietopia. We asked for the non smoking section as usual and were pleased to find that the smoking and non-smoking sections are physically separate. The menu is written in a big blackboard that the waiter wheeled in front of us.
Java Bleu
So we ordered Escargot with Herb Butter 38K for appetizer and for the main course we ordered: Home Made Duck Confit 120K, Ox Tongue “Bourgeoise” 75K and Home made Pork Sausage Creole 72K. For desserts we chose: black & white melt chocolate with ice cream 29K and Creme Caramel 24K. For the drinks we chose: Iced Lemon Tea with Vanilla Pod 16K and Lemonade with Fresh Mint 18K. The escargot came first accompanied with bread that we used to clean the sauce. The appearance may not be appetizing, but it was surely the best escargot I’ve ever had so far. The garlic & parsley butter was generous, and the taste is balanced, not too salty. The main courses were served with a delicious potato gratin and watercress salad. The ox tongue was cooked to perfection, while the duck confit (confit de canard) was so tender. The sauces in each main dishes was also delicious. My least favorite dish that night was the sausage, but it was by no means terrible. The cream caramel is a tad sweeter for my taste buds, but the black and white melt chocolate is just perfect. Overall, we had a great time there. The service was friendly and the price was reasonable. 🙂

Java Bleu Bistrot
Jl. Cikini Raya 15
Jakarta 10330
ph : +62(21) 314 4545

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5 Comments

  • liel

    wow jadi pengen nyoba escargot-nya. do they come in shells atau udah ‘ditelanjangi’ dari cangkangnya?
    btw 1 porsi dapat berapa pieces escargot?

  • jenz

    udah ngga pake cangkang. 1 porsi 6 pieces. 🙂

  • Daniel Prawira

    Wuahh,finally u tried java bleu Jenz. They also had the best mushroom soup ever. It’s like u wanted to lick all over the bowl. He2. Cobain deh. Very recommended!

  • Rani

    I went there based on your recommendation and very much satisfied with the food, service, and place!

  • Arif

    Two saturdays ago I went to the Cikini location; it was dead quiet on a Saturday night. The appetizers (had escargot and goat cheese) were quite good, but also quite rich. However, both the ox tongue and the duck confit were overcooked (the confit especially), tough and rubbery; the potato gratin tasted like they were made several hours earlier and reheated; and the dressing on the watercress were odd and soupy (not in a good way). Maybe should’ve gone to the main location on Fatmawati instead.

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