Bistro Baron Art Deco style Plaza Indonesia Jakarta

Bistro Baron Art Deco style Plaza Indonesia Jakarta

What did I think of Bistro Baron Art Deco style Plaza Indonesia Jakarta ? as I was just passing by inside Plaza Indonesia Mall and my eye got caught by the beautiful “Art Deco” design of that little restaurant that is looking so “Frenchy”. So first impression is really great and the place is extremely attractive because of its design that reminds me of France and also of the famous trans European train “Orient Express”

 

Bistro Baron Art Deco style Plaza Indonesia Jakarta

 

Here we go back into the glamorous twenties (1925) and I almost would hope to meet Somerset Maugham sitting at the bar.

 

Bistro Baron Art Deco style Plaza Indonesia Jakarta

Bistro Baron Art Deco style Plaza Indonesia Jakarta

 

Bistro Baron Art Deco style Plaza Indonesia Jakarta

 

Menu is extremely Frenchy and very representative of Bistro and Brasserie style witch can be considered as the fast food of the times. Then it was very affordable and cosy serving comfort food but nowadays these dishes are considered iconic classics and some can be pretty expensive.

Note: Bistro is basically similar to bed & breakfast which are real home selling rooms and serving the homemade comfort food. Originally from Paris, in certain part of France it is more characterized by the bar and the drinks operation rather than the food. There are some controversy about the origin of the word that could come from Russia.

 

Bistro Baron Art Deco style Plaza Indonesia Jakarta

 

A brasserie would be a much bigger and professional place such as a restaurant and serving a regular menu but with the same affordable and quick service. Brasserie means “brewery” because they were build near beer breweries and therefore had beers on the menu as well.

 

Bistro Baron Art Deco style Plaza Indonesia Jakarta

Bistro Baron Art Deco style Plaza Indonesia Jakarta

So to resume Bistro Baron serves a Brasserie menu in a Brasserie design but in Bistro space. Below is a very typical and beautiful Parisian Brasserie bar .

 

Bistro Baron Art Deco style Plaza Indonesia Jakarta

 

Check the video below to get a real vibe of the atmosphere inside the Bistro Baron Art Deco style Plaza Indonesia Jakarta.

 

 

A cute Imperial soldiers figurine to decorate the library shelving to add to the “back in time” feel, The books are real and quite interesting actually, You might want to drop your cellular and open one.

 

Bistro Baron Art Deco style Plaza Indonesia Jakarta

 

I just ordered an Espresso and a French Onion Soup.

 

Bistro Baron Art Deco style Plaza Indonesia Jakarta

 

Great onion soup requires a bit of time and great products especially the cheese and the bread, to reach a taste rather deep and well balanced between sweetness and the fat of the cheese. This one was was nice and I enjoyed it though the portion was a bit small it did not have that deep rich taste . The coffee was good but again nothing extra ordinary. The baguette was ok but not cooked from the day so little bit dry on the edges ( baguette will rarely be good more than 6 hours except the ones made with sour dough)

The service was very agreeable however slightly inattentive which seems to have become the General standard  even in any 5 star hotels in Jakarta. Anyhow the team was friendly and knew their job, Just lacked a bit to engage in short conversation but I am guessing sometimes English speaking can refrain employees will to engage and again it has become a standard everywhere given to social media addiction probably.

The bill was acceptable for me, what do you think?

 

Bistro Baron Art Deco style Plaza Indonesia Jakarta

 

All in all a very pleasant experience despite the bar been out of Air Conditioning. An hour well spent in a retro and comfortable French atmosphere. And though I really believe they could stretch the performance a bit further I would Definitely recommend the place.

 

Bistro Baron Art Deco style Plaza Indonesia Jakarta

Bistro Baron Art Deco style Plaza Indonesia Jakarta

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