Previously located in Pondok Indah and serving food with the concept of “fine dining on a dime”, the new Mockingbird in Shophaus Menteng has decidedly changed its concept. No longer does one need to make an early reservation at Mockingbird, for the establishment has swapped its fine dining approach with the spirit of a casual bistro.
Menu wise, the establishment puts an emphasis on their steak, which comes in a handful of “styles”. The European Style, for instance, pairs the steak with potato gratin and portobello & champignon mushroom reduction. On the other hand, diners with Asian palate tend to settle for the Japanese Style, which marries the steak with ponzu sauce and seaweed.
When the afternoon rolls to evening, that’s the time when the restaurant welcomes most of its crowd, who vie for the al fresco seats. Come early to score the best seat and treat yourself to Mockingbird’s classic cocktails, then lose yourself in the summer-nights vibe of Jakarta.