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Kamis, 07 Februari 2019

Bleu Alley Brasserie - French Semi Fine Dining Restaurant at Kelapa Gading

A new instagramable spot at Kelapa Gading, introducing Bleu Alley Brasserie! A french semi-fine dining restaurant with a classic European style theme and bar concept. The attraction here is definitely the eye-catching green stair. We came here at the afternoon during the Chinese New Year holiday on 5 February 2019 and we are excited to share what we saw and experienced here. Have a look on our short review!
The restaurant is located on the second floor of the building where you have to take those iconic steep stairs up. Everything is green here until you reach the second floor where the restaurant takes place.
Outdoor area

 Bar Area
I know my leg looks really weird :p
The concept of the restaurant is actually semi-fine dining French restaurant in which the waiters wear formal white outfit and service you politely in a fine-dining manner. Upon arriving on your table, there is a bottle of wine which you can opt out if you don't drink Wine. The plating of the food was very fine and beautiful with white clean paper covers the wonden table. 
There was some welcome bread with olive oil and vinegar oil. We unfortunately were not quite like the bread selections although we didn't complain for this. It's complimentary bread anyway! But we would rather love to have French baguette with butter or fragrant olive oil, instead of fluffy sweet bun or plain toast. There was also a mini sweet tart with white fla/cream in the middle which was pretty good!
As for the drinks, we had organic loose leaf Jasmine Green Tea (35k) and Infused Hibiscus Blackcurrant tea (38k). We love the bitterness of the Green Tea and the fragrant of the Jasmine. It's just the perfect tea for our kind of comfort food (as you can see below). As for the Hibiscus Blackcurrant, it was a little too sour for our liking. It is probably a perfect balance of some sweet desserts for some afternoon tea. The plus point here is you can refill your tea a few times, that's pretty generous for a French restaurant.
Here comes the main course. Lucy tried their Spring Chicken Betutu (98k) with sauteed long bean and fragrant butter rice. You won't believe us when we say that the rice was super good like it was somehow better than the chicken betutu itself. It was actually not as moist as your daily steamed rice, you can really taste every individual rice in your mouth but it was very fragrant and had that comfort salty flavor. The chicken betutu was very moist and seasoned well (can't quite say the best betutu we've ever had). But overall, 7/10, not bad.
This is Jeffri's main course ~ Poulet Roti (98k) which is oven roasted whole chicken with pomme frites, fresh leaves, sautéed baby carrot and sautéed string bean aka buncis. We have to be very honest with you that the chicken was very dry especially on the breast part and it was also lacking the proper seasonings in our opinion. A little bit of salt would probably make it better, but again we didn't quite understand what they were trying to deliver from this chicken. The chicken was also petite or can we say a baby chicken? However, the pomme fries (french fries) was unbelievably good like it was so soft on the inside, it was perfectly thick cut and also nicely seasoned. It just melted in your mouth!
At the end of the meal, the Chef approached our table and surprised us with some complimentary desserts (there were actually two desserts but we only captured this one). This is creme brulee with coffee cream and crumble. Lucy quite liked the creme brulee, while Jeffri thought it was too sweet and too thick. The bitter coffee cream on the side was meant to balance the sweetness of the creme brulee.
Verdict: there's big potential for French restaurant around Kelapa Gading as it is still rare at the moment. We think there is still time to improve on the main courses especially the seasoning. As for price wise, it was still acceptable (a tad higher compared to similar businesses around the area). Service was perfect, very well trained. Ambiance was great with jazzy musics. And btw, we got 15% off for F&B at the time of our visit. So make sure to check out their social media for more info. Thank you guys for reading!


Jalan Raya Boulevard Timur blok NE-01 no. 75,
Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta 14240

Opening Hours:
- Weekdays: 10 AM - 10 PM
- Weekends: 10 AM - 00 AM

Average Spending for two: IDR 350.000 - 500.000

RSVP: +6221 22458546




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