Mare Nostrum Jakarta is a new Mediterranean modern casual gastronomy restaurant in Jakarta located inside Grand Sahid Jaya, Sudirman.
Spain remains one of our top favorite countries we have visited. We love the architecture, the people and of course THE FOOD!! That’s why we’re excited to visit Mare Nostrum because it happens to be the official partner restaurant of Disfrutar Barcelona (Best Restaurant in Barcelona in 2019 and Top 9 of the World’s 50 Best Restaurant 2019).
The restaurant serves modern fusion cuisine with traditional elaborations, we can see that the menu here has the roots of Catalan cooking. It has interestingly eye pleasing decor with color blocking concept, round shaped furniture, high ceiling and beautiful city view from 18th floor.
Negroni Rosemary IDR 150k
Gin, sweet vermouth, campari with rosemary
Costa Brava IDR 125k
Pineapple herbs sous vide, orange liquer, sweet vermouth, lime espuma
Creamy Chicken Croquetas IDR 75k
Lightly breaded and deep fried bechamel chicken fritter. It has soft creamy texture with spot on seasoning, perfect for appetizer.
Vitello Tonatto Mare Nostrum IDR 200k
This dish is really unique and honestly kinda hard to describe. It it consists of light foamy mayonnaise-like sauce with thinly sliced sirloin beef hidden inside served with crispy bread. Surprisingly the white cream paired nicely with soft tender beef, it has light creamy taste without being overpowering, for more texture and flavor they put gherkins and pistachio on top too.
Open Face Omelette with Prawns and Mushroom IDR 140k
Cooked in front of customer, it’s fun to see the making process. It’s actually a very simple dish but when cooked beautifully like this, you’ll enjoy it as much as we did. Prawns and mushroom are juicy and well seasoned, omelette is also fluffy nice cooked with good quality of olive oil, what’s there not to love?!
Octopus with Garbanzo Stew and Spinach IDR 290k
This dish reminds us of one of our favorite comfort food we had in Madrid called Cocido or chickpeas stew. The soup is packed with umami, savory and very rich in flavor with soft chickpeas and tender octopus. It is both comforting and tasty.
Seafood Paella IDR 495k
Easily one of our top favorite paellas in town! It has all the good elements we expected, great rice texture, fresh and beautifully cooked fish, prawns and squid. The seasoning alone is amazing, full of rich seafood flavors, they really pack a punch. Portion is quick big, you can share it up to 4 people.
Liquid Chocolate Bonbons with Blackcurrent Sorbet IDR 80k
As the name suggests, the chocolate balls are filled with liquid chocolate inside. It is best enjoyed in one bite because it will explode in your mouth once you bite it. In terms of taste, the chocolate dessert has bold bitter sweet dark chocolate taste and for sweet fruity kick there’s blackcurrent sorbet.
Creamy Cheesecake with Cherry Sorbet IDR 95k
Essentially deconstructed cheese cake, surprisingly both of us enjoy this dessert more. Smooth creamy cheese mixture with buttery crunchy crumbles and dehydrated raspberry plus sweet tangy cherry sorbet, perfection in each spoonful. Nuff said!
Overall, the restaurant feels like an oasis with nice cozy relaxing vibes followed by delicious food and cocktail. All the dishes are tasteful and we have no complains. We can see ourselves coming back for more.
Mare Nostrum Restaurant
Grand Sahid Jaya 18th floor
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 86, Jakarta – Indonesia
Monday – Thursday 11.00-15.00, 18.00-00.00
Friday – Sunday 11.00-15.00, 18.00-02.00
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