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“Great for couples”

COLONIAL - Cuisine & Molecular
Ranked #512 of 7,673 Restaurants in Jakarta
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: European, French
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A 1930ish uniquely rustic ambiance enjoyed and appreciated by most.A 15 Meter Bar offering novel & taste exploding Molecular Drinks along with a long range of cocktails, mock-tails, Coffee, Tea, Juices and mixers !(Google Article - Molecular mixology strikes Jakarta byMary Baines, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Feature | Wed, February 13 2013, 11:58 AM)Wine list offers variety available in the country at moderate pricing. A full range of french cuisine menu offers fine & delicately cooked meals comparable with the best in the region ! A separate page offers alternatives of Asian-Indian select tasteful meals added with a dedicated page for the vegetarians.An immaculate outdoor sitting rejuvenates senses adding further joy to the peak with its food, drinks, ambiance, and music.
Jakarta
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“Great for couples”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

We have visited Colonial a few times before and always had a great experience. Recently we celebrated our wedding anniversary at Colonial, food is great, atmosphere is intimate and the service is excellent. It is one of our favourite restaurants.
The cocktails are also very special.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Melindasouthafrica
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COLONIALJakarta, Director of Sales at COLONIAL - Cuisine & Molecular, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Dear diner,
We are grateful for your repeat patronage and assure you of doing our best each time you visit. Thank you for coming back to us and allowing us to make your visit a memorable one!
Pease bring any concerns to the notice of our managers and we assure you of meeting your expectations on each visit.
Best regards and gratitude,
The management.
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English first
Jakarta, Indonesia
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10 reviews
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“My favourite place in Kemang”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

I have visited colonial several times for lunch or afternoon, definitely one of the best restaurant in Jakarta. I like to sit on the terrace outside, usually it is breezy with soft music.

The food is always perfect. Consistency is great and all I liked every single dish i have tried. One of my favourite is the chicken tikka.

Service is highly personalised and waiters are all english speakers and very knowledgeable.

Wine cellar is as good as expected

a must try!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank fedina821
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COLONIALJakarta, Manager at COLONIAL - Cuisine & Molecular, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear diner,
The entire team of Colonial Cuisine & Molecular thanks you for your kind comments and response. We continuously strive to better ourselves and welcome all our guest’s comments.
Do celebrate with us again this Festive Season!
Best regards,
The management.
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Singapore, Singapore
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“One of the best drinks & dining experiences in Jakarta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

I recently visited Jakarta and went to Colonial for drinks and dinner on Saturday night. The molecular cocktails were fabulous! They look as cool as they taste and watching the bartender make them was a real experience. Try the Bloody Mary, Haemoglobin and Toblerone. I guarantee it's nothing like you've had before. The food's pretty good, too. We ordered the duck confit, the black mussels, the lamb curry and the ocean trout. All cooked to perfection and very, very yum. Will definitely go back for more!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank TravelTripping2010
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COLONIALJakarta, Manager at COLONIAL - Cuisine & Molecular, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear diner,
We are very pleased to have made your visit to Colonial Cuisine & Molecular a memorable one!
Come visit us again as we are continuously inventing new molecular beverages to add to the diners experience.
The menu too is going through some exciting additions this Festive Season with the growing popularity of our Prix Fix menus and wine pairing options!
Best regards and gratitude,
The management.
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“Nice restaurant ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I was wandering around after having dinner in Lippo and walked pass this restaurant, looked at the menu and decided to have dinner sometimes. Very cozy place, tasty food (red snapper is my favourite) , nice dessert, friendly staff. Service is excellent. The price is quiet expensive but all worth it. This restaurant has become our favourite restaurant. We've been here 3 times in 2 weeks.

Helpful?
Thank TariStyr
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COLONIALJakarta, Manager at COLONIAL - Cuisine & Molecular, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear diner,
We are grateful for your repeat patronage and assure you of doing our best each time you visit. Thank you for coming back to us and allowing us to make your visit a memorable one!
Pease bring any concerns to the notice of our managers and we assure you of meeting your expectations on each visit.
Best regards and gratitude,
The management.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Scottsdale
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“Best steak in Indonesia!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Came here with business associates, trying it for the first time.

We ordered few appetizers, including the Norwegian smoked salmon and Jamon Iberico - both were excellent. We also had the Brie and Pear Salad, which was also great.

For the main course, I had the Tenderloin a la Rossini, medium rare. The steak was cooked perfectly and is the best steak I have ever had in Indonesia - and just about anywhere in Asia. The cut of meat was very high quality and tender.

We enjoyed two different bottles of wine with the dinner, both recommendations of the head waitress. Both were excellent, with the Edizione Cinque Autoctoni being the standout!! It was wonderful with the steak!

Overall very good service, attentive, and ready to answer any questions we had about the menu, etc.

The atmosphere is high class, but not "stuffy" in any way. We dressed casually and felt very comfortable. They have a nice patio, or you can dine indoors, as we did.

This is a great place for a business dinner or for a nice date night. Prices were reasonable for the quality of food.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank John W
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COLONIALJakarta, Manager at COLONIAL - Cuisine & Molecular, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear diner,
The entire team of Colonial Cuisine & Molecular thanks you for your kind comments and response. We continuously strive to better ourselves and welcome all our guest’s comments.
Do celebrate with us again this Festive Season!
Best regards,
The management.
Report response as inappropriate
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