After the disappointing dinner at the Cheese Cake Factory, we were eager to end the night in a nice place with a few drinks – the perfect way to celebrate the week’s end. Another place we wanted to try on the Gourmet Jakarta magazine was Birdcage. We were looking for along a tree line street in Kebayoran Baru when I saw it, and I said “There it is!” and my husband, who I guess was looking another way, said “How do you know it’s the one?”
My answer “Just LOOK at it!” LOL! It was so funny… because when you see Birdcage Restaurant and Bar, you will know you are at the right place! I mean just look at that:
Beside the stairs is a winery with an extensive collection. I read that the restaurant is composed of 2 floors, but for that night, only the 2nd floor seating area was open. So up we went…
The place was not so packed and yet quite lively as well. Perfect for a chill weekend night out to catch up with an intimate group of friends. I love the rustic solid hardwood furniture – that made the ambiance casual, and relaxing. Couches are scattered all over, and I’d love to get one next time, under the glass panes surrounded by greens of the trees outside. Fair warning to the ladies, do not wear stilettos here because (like me) they will get caught in between the hardwood floor planks. Next time, I’m coming in wedges!
I love this place! It’s not crawling with teeny-boppers and it was age appropriate. The music started a bit dance retro, then moved on to more popular house beats (think Hed Kandi) . There is a MASSIVE TV covering an entire portion of the wall so now we have another option for watching those football games that my hubby loves.
Must come back next time to try their italian food properly. I wonder if it’s open on Sundays? It would be a great place for a lazy Sunday brunch!
Updates as of Feb 2011:
- Yes they are open on Sundays (highly recommended in fact!)
- Also open for breakfast from 8 am
- They have an acoustic every wednesday from 8 pm to 11 ish
- Birdcage offers free WIFI
- Jl. Wijaya 9 No 23, Kebayoran Baru
- Tel: 739 2430
- follow @birdcageresto on twitter for more info