Last month, I went to watch a movie with Cindy & Imel at Grand Indonesia. Before the movie started, we decided to hang out at a recently opened restaurant called Union Deli. From the name, you can guess right away that this place is the newest venture from the popular Union Bakery, Brasserie and Bar (read the review HERE) at Plaza Senayan.
Adapting the concept of New York style bistro, Union Deli is designed in an elegant and classy western bistro style, with an open kitchen and dessert counter on the left side and high glass wall at the back providing some natural lighting, while the right wall is decorated with frames just like its predecessor in Plaza Senayan. Unfortunately, they don’t provide separate smoking & non-smoking sections, so I figured that when the place is full, every guests will inhale all those poisonous smoke. Some great concept huh?
Fortunately while we’re there, no one was smoking yet. My friends who arrived first already ordered their famous red velvet pie 50K and pandan doughnut 25K. Since it was around Christmas time, I ordered their egg nog rum raisin pie 75K. I like the egg nog pie very much, the liquor was strong and the pie crust was also delicious.
Several days later, I begged SC to have breakfast here. We arrived shortly after they opened, so there’s no one sitting in the smoking section yet. At first I wanted to try their pork sandwiches, but their kitchen was not yet ready for pork items. So we ordered classic pastrami sandwich 125K. It was so good, the pepper crusted smoked beef brisket is not too salty but juicy and flavorful. It was served with a whole wheat toast, a bucket of chips, whole grain mustard and pickle.
After that we had wanted to order dessert, but unfortunately there were already smoking customers. So we just paid the bill and left. All in all, the food here is good albeit pricey. However, the stupid smoking policy ensures that we’ll never return again.
Central Department Store Ground Floor
Grand Indonesia Shopping Town
Jl. MH Thamrin No. 1
Ph. +62(21) 2358 0476
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm