West Jakarta maybe isn't as hip as Pantai Indah Kapuk, or South Jakarta in particular when it comes about good and hip spots for dining. You will find a lot of malls and shopping centers here, but to find a great spot with a line of nice restaurants wouldn't be as easy as if you go to Pantai Indah Kapuk, or Senopati.
Having to work at an office located in West Jakarta, it sure helps to know that there is one cool spot to hang out after work and get a decent meal. I'm talking about 19th Avenue.
This restaurant is located at Greenville. The restaurant's name, if I may guess, must be derived from its location which is at Greenville avenue no. 19. Just a guess though.
The outlook of the restaurant is pretty catchy. You can never miss this restaurant since it has a big signage too on the side of the street.
I was seated at the second floor. In this floor most seats are sofas so it's more comfortable up here I think.
So what about the food? Let's see what I tasted that day.
Chef Mini Garden Salad - IDR 42K.
Since this is a foodtasting event, I can't really be detailed about the whole dish (do forgive me). Well, you know how it is in a foodtasting event, you took snapshots of this dish and decided not to tasted it first because you want to take photos of another dish and when you went back to try suddenly it's all out. Yeah, that's pretty much what happened to me.
But according to my foodie friend, well it's quite decent. I don't know what exact ingredients are used there, but I reckon there were some mushrooms, tomatoes, and bellpeppers involved. Sorry can't inform you about the taste, but if you should ever come to 19th avenue do please order it and let me know how it taste.
Mushroom Soup - IDR 35K.
Tomato Soup - IDR 35K.
Nachos Mexicanos - IDR 52K.
What's great about the nachos is that they poured salt in it so it didn't went bland like regular nachos elsewhere. Since it was also seasoned with jalapeno and chilli con-carne well it had a bit of spicy punch. Mexican food should be spicy, right? So it's a well executed dish.
Karage & Fries - IDR 48K.
Mushroom de Ajilo - IDR 42K.
Aglio Olio with Prawn & Mushroom - IDR 62K.
Cheese Madness - IDR 58K.
I just loved cheese and this dish had me sent to cheese haven. Super delicious. The cheese wasn't that heavy so eating it mouthful after a mouthful was nice. The fettucine was cooked al-dente and the smoked beef was so generous. There are just a lot to love about this dish. Cheese lover, this is a must try!
Gyutan Don Teriyaki - IDR 68K.
Chicken Katsu Curry - IDR 62K.
Pepper Chicken - IDR 76K.
BBQ Beef Ribs - IDR 129K.
The most loveable dish that day. Every component of this dish was just stunning. Visually speaking, it's sooo appetizing. The taste was awesomely delicious. The meat was just executed to perfection. Juicy and so sooo tender. And you just gotta love the waffle fries. They're so crunchy and savory. A very recommended menu.
19th Avenue Awesome Pizza - IDR 98K.
Pesto Champion - IDR 88K.
Wild Fungi - IDR 86K.
Now let's move to the beverages. At 19th Avenue there are quite a lot of choices of beverages, starting from choices of teas, coffees, juices, sodas, smoothies, mocktails, and beers. Here are some that I tried.
19th Avenue Ice Chocolate - IDR 36K.
Fresh Milk - IDR 19K.
Banana Berry - IDR 38K.
Blue Lychee Soda - IDR 36K.
Pepppermint Lemonade - IDR 36K.
Mango Tango - IDR 49K.
19th Avenue Lemon Tea - IDR 36K.
Choices of Ice Cream (Single Scoop) - IDR 19K.
Overall conclusion, this is a good spot to hang out if ever you should travel around West Jakarta and feel bored of going to the mall.
It has got great ambience, a good service, and food that might be comfy to the tummy.
A nice to hang out with its location that's quite strategic amongst the culinary area of Greenville.
Prices are classified medium, starting from IDR 19K up to IDR 129K. Do remember there are 10% tax and 5% service charge.
So, give it a try. Some menus might become your favourite. Well, I have my own favourite menus at 19th Avenue now, and can't wait to get back there and have them again.
Keep on chewing!
Green Ville, Blok AV No. 19,
Phone: (021) 29401119
Green Ville, Jakarta Barat