Bistro à TableRestaurant, $$$, French, Petaling Jaya
Opens at: 12:00keyboard_arrow_down
Mon - Sun
- Mon - Sun 12:00-15:00
- +603 7931 2831
- 6 Jalan 17/54, 46400 Petaling Jaya
- Private RoomYes
- Accept Credit CardYes
- Dress CodeSmart Casual
- Vegetarian DishYes
- Bring Your Own BottleYes
- Car ValetNo
Soon to celebrate its ‘tin anniversary’ or tenth year in 2021, Bistro à Table has long been part of the scenery in Section 17, PJ. One is made to feel special from start to finish; chef-patron Isadora Chai takes it upon herself to pay every table a visit—something that should be emulated by more restaurateurs and head chefs. The restaurant skews towards the small side, but the space is thoughtfully arranged to give guests as much privacy as possible. While the white tablecloth establishment takes pride in certain signatures, such as the Coddled Egg and Sea Urchin Tartlet, we personally feel more afinity for the mains. The New Zealand lamb, for instance, sees the innovative use of meat trimmings as crispy condiments, and fans of chilled noodles would do well to order the Enggawa Cold Pasta, a delectable dish with melt-in-the-mouth flounder. Some consider the prices here steep, but given Chef Isadora’s years of dedication to her craft, we deem every penny well spent.
ON THE PASS
Adroitly striking a balance between motherhood and running her restaurant, Isadora Chai is a rare species of chef willing to tailor her recipes to accommodate meat- and gluten-free diets.