Friday Finds ☆ Le Jardin Moovina ☆ French Restaurant
What makes you want to try a new restaurant? In my case, a lot of times if I don’t know what to pick, it’s interior design (and menu & prices). Le Jardin was a restaurant that my friend wanted to try since she spotted the restaurant at Plaza Indonesia. She wanted to try because Le Jardin looked very cool from outside and asked me and another friend to go with her. We picked a date and went to Le Jardin. It is the same friend who invited me to her stylish home for morning tea and introduced me to Huiz van Wely in the Papilion, Plan B, Harvest Cafe, and discount dinnerware shops Fatma and Toko Dewi.
I actually first learned about Le Jardin through a Japanese blogger Unomin’s Life in Indonesia. I took a mental note, but I might have not tried Le Jardin unless my friend asked me to go with her. She definitely gave me an opportunity. I’m a type of person who sometimes need a little push to try a new place. Especially since Plaza Indonesia shopping mall, where Le Jardin is located, is far from where I live with traffic, I wouldn’t think to go unless there is a reason.
I instantly fell in love with Le Jardin. Apparently Le Jardin was opened by the same group that manages Ocha & Bella. I have been recommended to go to Ocha & Bella for a while and I am yet to try (You know why), but I hear that it’s a great restaurant. From what I see at Le Jardin, I can already tell that I will like Ocha & Bella.
I loved Le Jardin for its design, ambiance and dessert. I tried their savory crepe for lunch because it’s not common to see places you can have savory crepes in Jakarta. It was good. The dessert was delicious and the presentation was lovely. The interior design totally grabbed my heart though. I loved everything about the interior design of Le Jardin. What impressed me even more was that they allowed me to take photos. I have been told no enough at places that are big and well-known, I was delighted to get permission to take the photos of the restaurant. It was so fun!
The upper level to Le Jardin is a different restaurant called MEZZANINE which has a separate entrance, but is connected to Le Jardin with the stairs inside the restaurant. MEZZANINE seems to have more sophisticated minimalist atmosphere.
I loved this area with a fire-place. I don’t know any restaurant that has this type of atmosphere. When it gets dark with dimmed lights in the restaurant, I bet this area is filled with many stylish Jakartans. I imagine that it makes a great sitting area for business meetings, date night, friends get together, and more!
3rd Floor #119
Jl. M. H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30
Jakarta Pusat 10350