Socieaty By Les Amis Group at the Plaza Indonesia has a very intriguing concept whereby they gathered the best of the Les Amis Group at this restaurant. As such diners can expect dishes from La Strada (Italian trattoria), Bistro Du Vin (French bistro), La Taperia (Spanish) and artisanal tarts from Tarte by Cheryl Koh. By the way, Les Amis was awarded 2 Michelin Star in 2016 in Singapore.
I didn’t plan for a dinner at Socieaty. But since I was at Plaza Indonesia for shopping in the evening, I thought it might be worthy option.
Filled with casual dinning vibes and dimly lit. In my opinion, I would mistaken it to be an unknown cafe if not that I knew it is Socieaty. Like most restaurants in Jakarta, they are relatively huge, comparatively to Singapore ones.
Started the meal with the Soup of the Day, Mushroom Soup (IDR 50k). The serving was easily mistaken as Cappuccino due to the foam. The mushroom flavour was light and creaminess wasn’t whelming too.
Chopitos (IDR 65k) is a dish of deep fried black ink battered baby squid with aioli sauce. The squid ink batter was light and crispy but I couldn’t savour the natural seafood flavour of the baby squid. The flavour was coming mainly from the batter.
Proceeding to the Main, Wagyu Ribeye 220g (IDR 350k) at medium doneness, served with grilled seasonal vegetable, straight cut fries and mushroom sauce. Grilled Wagyu Ribeye was at perfection. It was with the perfect amount of salt and pepper to bring out the maximum natural flavour of the beef. It is a shame that the fat weren’t well distributed throughout the steak. In addition, they could improve the cut as there were part with tough muscle that wasn’t too pleasant to the chew.
Finally, ended the meal with the Mille-feuille (IDR 65k). According to the menu the layered was hazelnut chocolate mousse. Somehow, hazelnut flavour was lacking, as such I savoured mainly dark chocolate instead. The puff pastry was a little too chewy. The texture didn’t seems right. In short, it was disappointing. Maybe I hold too high an expectation for Socieaty.
I don’t usually order fruit juice but since it comes under Mocktail, I gave it a try. However, there is one ingredients in each drink that I am not keen on. Anyway, I went ahead to order the Detox (IDR 58k).
Blended with Spinach, apple, lemon and lastly cinnamon which I usually avoid. Despite the fact that I don’t like cinnamon, it is this ingredient which contributed to the surprisingly refreshing scent. Conversely, I find it acceptable.
Hits and misses at the Socieaty By Les Amis Group. Perhaps is due to the high expectations I have for them.
Socieaty By Les Amis Group
Plaza Indonesia, Lantai 1, Jl. MH.Thamrin, Thamrin, Jakarta
Tel: +62 021 29923888 / 0852 22287777
Daily 1000 to 2200
By Car, Taxi or Uber