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“Exploring french cuisine in Jakarta” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Emilie French Restaurant

Emilie French Restaurant
Ranked #262 of 7,648 Restaurants in Jakarta
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Description: Emilie is a French Restaurant and Bar located is at Jalan Senopati 39, a close proximity to the Sudirman CBD and the prime residential area of Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. Combining elegant interior, intimate ambiance and friendly service, the restaurant provides a tranquil city refuge for a refined dining experience. We value simplicity and attention to detail. Our menus are updated seasonally capturing the season's best ingredients.
Jakarta, Indonesia
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Exploring french cuisine in Jakarta”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

The restaurant has a nice decor, average service and five star prices. The quality of the food is ok, but does not justify the price. There are better options for french food in Jakarta

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English first
Jakarta, Indonesia
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Another dislike for Emilie”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

I took my wife to Emilie for her birthday. The place was dead at around 7 on a Saturday night.

If you're looking over the reviews for this restaurant, you will notice a common theme -- 'bigwigs' are treated very well while 'ordinary folk' are served bland, overcooked faux-french food. My wife and I certainly experienced the latter.

Does the head chef only work for some guests and leave the rest of the cooking to underlings who do not know how to cook? Are they just too proud and lazy to do a good job for every paying customer? Or perhaps the bourgeoisie are trying to keep out the peasants?

Bill for two entrees and two glasses of wine: USD $160.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank ArifH67
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Boston
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Just great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

I had dinner by myself on a Sunday in November. The restaurant wasn't too busy, so seating was easy and I was given my choice of reservation time. The food was excellent; presentation was perfect, and the staff was extraordinarily friendly and knowledgeable. Keeping it simple, I had scallops as an appetizer and a filet for the main course and the cheese selection for desert. The wine selection is pretty good, very detailed for French and Italian wines but a bit weak on the Californian side-they do make the best wines in the world in California - contrary to what the French say - IMHO! The filet was perfect medium rare and I mean perfect, and everything else was top notch. A relatively uncomplicated meal, but I wanted good food not fru fru little tidbits. Emile delivers every time - best French restaurant in Jakarta.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Shazda
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best of the Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Exquisite french! Authentic ! Upscale raw material ... Never fail to impresses Me... Great selection of wines and caviar..

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1 Thank Bonjourmadam
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“A piece of France in Jakarta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

If you are a fan of traditional seasonal French Cuisine, you will be in Heaven. With input from the Chef himself, the group of friends I enjoyed this meal with, had a gastronomic feast. My initial fears of Nouvelle Cuisine were allayed went a sumptuous entree of a Cepe mushroom risotto was presented followed by the finest Boeuf Bourguignon I have ever had.

The restaurant is somewhat sparse with plain white walls though the settings are designed well and the table wear unique adding to the whole evening.

The only down side was that the excellent wine list was significantly pricy with a bottle of 2009 Pouilly Fume a whopping Rp980,000 which represented one of the lower priced bottles available. I know that this in Jakarta and wine is expensive but other establishments manage to refrain from gouging the customer on the alcohol.

All in all it was a fabulously indulgent evening and for a no hold barred special dinner, this must rate up there with the best in SE Asia.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ScrumBumJakarta
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