Expensive yet average
This restaurant looks very nice from the outside. Some friends also gave good feedback about it. So one day, we decided to have lunch there. The restaurant looked very posh and cozy inside. We were automatically greeted by one of the staff since we were the only patrons that time. The moment we sat down, that's when we noticed the presence of quite a number of flies buzzing around. We can't understand their presence since the place looks clean enough. But we saw a waiter armed with an electric fly zapper so it must be a regular occurrence. We ordered crispy chicken wings for appetizer (average, breading too thick). For our mains, we ordered the pasta arrabiata with prawns ( lacking in taste but with perfectly cooked prawns) and the pan grilled chicken breast ( sorely lacking in flavor although good side salad). For the dessert, we ordered their chocolate soufflé. It tasted quite nice but it was very runny inside. Considering the fairly expensive prices on their menu, we were not impressed. Coupled with the presence of flies, we would rather go dine somewhere else.
30 Oct 2015
EXQUISITE ***** WHAT ELSE CAN YOU ASK FOR ??
Everytime my family dine at Gourmand Bistro, we always bring friends to join us because Gourmand is definitely a restaurant worth recommending, the one any food enthusiast should not miss in his/her food tasting journey. An impeccable mix of homemade French and Japanese cuisine that will gain you a whole new experience in culinary. Personally my meals here have been superbly memorable. Well how can I forget the savory crispy mushroom, and for sure you have to try the chawan mushi foie gras which is really really really exquisite (my mouth even waters right now thinking about it) and those are just starters. Tried the salmon steak with mushroom, roasted cod fish with sesame sauce, or a simple garlic rice chicken karaage with homemade curry sauce, beef sausage pasta with cream sauce as the main course and crème brûlée, lava cake as the dessert. Next time we go there we will try the recommended oven baked escargot. To top that, the service is superb. The managers and waiters/waitresses are super friendly and professional. Exquisite food, friendly environment, good company.........what else can you ask for? Now my stomach is growling just thinking about it.
06 Aug 2015
the best restro in pondok indah, totally underrated!
I lunch at pondok indah mall everyday and this is by far the best restro I have been to in PIM. 1/ japanese french fusion 2/ perfect food portions 3/ never had a bad order. the gourmand fried rice is healthy, not too salty, not too oily, flavourful, the fried tofu and veges are perfectly cooked and tastefully presened. the curry pasta with deep fried chicken breast is yummy with the chicken breast skillfully battered and the breast still juicy. 4/ the ambience is cosy and always accompanied by a perfect selection of music. 5/ waiters are attentive, polite and alwahs smiling. why this restro is always empty beats me. possibly because it is hidden in the corner behind the escalator. I can continue to rave about this restro bar but I implore all to give this a try. price wise, value for money and their complimentary bread and liver pate is delish.
28 Aug 2014
Jln. Jakarta, Jakarta 10730 Indonesia