Eat & Drink: Le Quartier

CLOSE QUARTERS. Stepping into the threshold of Le Quartier (Jl. Gunawarman no.34, Jakarta; +62 21 7278 8001;, patrons are greeted with a convivial ambience of rustic wood and not-too-shabby chic décor.

Like a beloved neighborhood restaurant in an obscure nook in Paris, the eatery gives off a homely vibe with vitrage- draped windows while its dim chandeliers impart an intimate atmosphere to the space.

Slipping into a cozy corner in the private room or mingling with other guests in the bar, the authentic French cuisine by Executive Chef Chris Janssens is the ever-present accompaniment to good company and good times. Simple dishes make up most of the selections, staying true to the French belief that simplicity is the height of elegance.