Italian Foccacia and French Baguette
They have broadened the set menu to include dessert, added a few more types of white bread to the selection and introduced foie gras and oysters as appetizers. Unfortunately, there was nothing special about the appetizer, salad and soup of the set menu and all three dishes tasted a bit bland to me. I recommend ordering appetizers a la carte.
Pan-seared foie gras (IDR 125.000 for 50g)One appetizer worth trying is the foie gras with cranberry sauce and soft brioche. This dish was better than I expected. Like other good renditions, the thickness of the cut was just nice and it has a crispy outer layer.
Sea Urchin and Scallops SpaghettiWhat many people don’t know is that this restaurant also serves one of the best Japanese style pasta. The pasta has been on the menu since the opening of the restaurant in 1993, long before the recent Japanese pasta craze. A favorite of my family’s is the Sea Urchin and Scallops Spaghetti. The sea urchin is worked into the sauce, making it thick, flavorful but lighter than cream-based sauces. It goes well with soft scallops and the salty seaweed.
US Beef Tenderloin – (IDR 255.000 for 150g set meal)The main highlight of the meal is still the steak. The juiciest cut is the sirloin but if you are looking to cut down on fat, opt for the tenderloin. It is best to eat the steak medium rare or medium but the restaurant caters to many levels of doneness and you can also have it cooked medium well – the most popular choice for most Indonesians.
From the top: Banana Cake, Mango Panna Cotta, Chocolate Macaron, Taro Creme BruleeThe new dessert platter included in the set also brings many surprises. The banana cake was moist and dense and the taro flavor was strong enough to surface through the caramelized sugar. I thought the plating was really pretty and eye-catching. I enjoyed rediscovering the newer Angus House and would gladly go back for steak and other flavors of its Japanese spaghetti. The original branch of the restaurant is also still open on the 26th floor of Chase Plaza and this is where you want to go if you want a more romantic ambience or a breath-taking view of the CBD.
Food 4/5 Ambience 4/5 Service 4/5 Price $$$Angus House Charcoal Steak Senayan City #04-48 Jl. Asia Afrika No. 19 Jakarta, Indonesia Tel: + 62 21 7278 1588 or Chase Plaza, 25th floor Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 20-21 Jakarta, Indonesia Tel: +62 21 570 0198