Top Dinner Spots for Valentine’s Day
Is the pressure on to find the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? It’s Honeycombers to the rescue – impress your beloved with a romantic dinner at one of these restaurants we’ve sussed out, just for you!
Wine and dine your partner with a 5-course dinner at Bengawan. Start your meal with a complimentary glass of champagne followed by a cheese platter and the jumbo scallop appetizer. The mains are nothing short of droolworthy – you get a choice of Wagyu beef tenderloin with foie gras, white truffle peelings and bone marrow, or lobster served with angel hair pasta in Champagne cream sauce. Finish up with gourmet dessert and a box of Godiva truffles. Partner’s a vegetarian? No problem, they’ll whip up something for him/her too!
Bengawan, Keraton at The Plaza, Jl. MH. Thamrin Kav. 15, Jakarta 10350, Phone: +62 21 5068 0000. Valentine’s Day Set Menu available at IDR1.200.000 per person.
Le Gran Cafe
If you’re a sucker for traditional romance – candle lit tables and romantic live music – and buffets, Le Gran Café is the place to go. Expect Artichoke Velonte with Seared Foie Gras, Roasted Duck Comfit with Angel Hair, and Red Wine Marinated Short Ribs (just to name a few) accompanied by absolute aphrodisiacs in the dessert section. Bring the memory of this romantic dinner home with you; the thoughtful folks at Le Gran Café are offering complimentary roses and a photograph of your night.
Le Gran Cafe, Gran Mahakam, Jalan Mahakam I no.6, Blok M, Jakarta 12130, P: +62 21 720 9966. Valentine’s Day Dinner Buffet available at IDR 388.000 per person.
Planning to pop the question? Well, we suggest you do it in one of Scusa’s 7 outdoor cabanas if you’d like some privacy. The 5-course menu will be served at your table discreetly so you’ll be in your own little bubble, away from the madding crowd, for the perfect night. The cabanas are on a first come, first seated basis, so get down there early!
Scusa, Intercontinental Jakarta Mid Plaza, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 10-11, Jakarta 10220, P : +62 21 251 0888. Valentine’s Day Set Menu available at IDR 890.000 per person.
C’s Steak & Seafood
C’s Steak & Seafood (in the lavish Grand Hyatt) will be presenting a “Sweet & Savoury Varlhona Chocolate” a la carte menu from 10-13 February. With desserts like Chocolate-Chili cake (tastes way better than it sounds, really) is a prologue to an amazing Valentine’s celebration. Come back on the day itself with that special someone and share a 5-course meal. IDR 728.000++/person.
Grand Hyatt, Jl. M. H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30, Jakarta, P: +62 21 2992 1234. Valentine’s Day set menu available at IDR728.000 per person.
Up for some nostalgic fun? The theme at Cassis on Valentine’s Day is Turn Back Time – Revive Your First Date. Ladies will be showered with roses and chocolates, and a photo booth will be available for you to keep the new memories. The main entrees were carefully planned for this event, because men and women will be served with different dishes! Wouldn’t that be perfect for an excuse to feed each other?
Cassis, Pavilion Apartment, Jl. KH. Mas Mansyur Kav 24, Jakarta, P: +62 21 5794 1500.
If you’re tired of the over-the-top Western menus everywhere, celebrate your special with gourmet Javanese food (with a twist) at Harum Manis instead, with the “Rama and Shinta” Valentine Dinner. Move over chocolate mousse, it’s time for the delish Classic Custard Rice Caramelized Sugar Crust and Ice Durian Kopyor to hog the dessert spotlight.
Harum Manis, Pavilion Apartment, Jl. KH. Mas Mansyur Kav 24, Jakarta, P: +62 21 5794 1727. Valentine’s Day set menu available at IDR 444.000 per person.
One of the prestigious institutions in Altitude at The Plaza, Salt Grill will whisk you to a romantic night on the RMS Titanic (yes, that one that hit the iceberg and sank on it’s maiden voyage – but we’re not going to let it bother us). The 6-course menu is based on the first class dining saloon of the ship at that time. Do take note that there are 3 scheduled seatings at 6pm, 815pm and 10pm. Ladies will receive roses, chocolates and wine. Now, if only Mr. Dicaprio was on the menu too!
Salt Grill, Altitude, The Plaza 46th Floor, Jl. MH. Thamrin Kav 28-30, Jakarta, P: +62 21 2992 2448. Valentine’s Day set menu available at IDR. 999.000 per person.