Bistro à Table

Growing up as part of the MYF (Methodist Youth Fellowship) kids, I remember we came in all shapes, sizes and with different talents too. We had different roles in this youth group but most of the time we were just boisterous kids looking for new ways to vent our extra energy. Well, some things never change. I got an email from a long lost friend called Isa. Isadora Chai was an MYFer, and me and my sister grew up with her in youth group. She was always the cute and talented one that people flocked to. We soon lost touch when we all parted ways to pursue our different dreams, in different corners of the world.

As fate would have it, our paths have crossed again just this week. Here she is now, right in our neighbourhood, pursuing her latest solo project called Bistro à Table. I was so happy to see her again after so long! Tucked away in a cosy corner of section 17, the bistro is a smart casual space serving affordable adapted French cuisine which has a great little menu, though small -actually, the best sort of menu’s are small, if you ask me. The food ranges between RM44 to RM194 for a 2-3 course meal. Helmed by Chef Isadora Chai, the bistro food pays homage to modern French comfort food, while adopting local elements and that is why it is  called “adaptive French” cuisine.

I like the fact that the menu though limited, has some great old fashioned favourites, and also because that gives it a chance to evolve, and Isa promises us that she will keep changing it up.  If you would like more information, please check out their webpage here. Also, I am told that there will be a degustation menu night, coming soon, every first Monday of the month, but not just yet. I will have to wait patiently for this..


Coddled Maple Syrup egg with asparagus & crouton dust – a real treat for the senses .. !


a deconstructed Caesar salad – cos salad soup, with a soft egg within a circular wall of sliced toast, duck prosciutto slices, and a Parmesan crisp.


Isadora makes her own duck prosciutto


8 hour slow-cooked traditional Roast Lamb – a perfect medium rare


House-made Gnocchi with burnt sage butter, cherry tomatoes & zuchinni

We actually hardly scratched the surface of her menu.. as you can see, we did not even have time for desserts but trust me, we will be back!

Bistro à Table
6 Jalan 17/54,
46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours:
Mondays: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: Lunch and Dinner
Weekend Brunch will commence in August 2011.
Dining here is by reservation only:
Call +6 03 7931 2831 or +6 014 338 5888 for reservations
or email [email protected]
GPS: N3.12594, E101.63728
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  1. Degustation menu every first Monday?! I’m in! So July’s the next one huh?

  2. Sounds like a superb place to drop by. The dishes looked like a lot of effort has been put in place to prepare them.

  3. Mmmm degustation menu…… I like the sound of that!

  4. Your food pics keep getting better and better, dear… Superb! (said in some pseudo-French accent, hehe)

  5. Really like the top photo! How long did it take you to set up 😛

    French food in KL there is hope yet!! Now all your have to do is find some Spanish place :)

  6. Brother B says:

    To me, this is the kind of business we ought to support- Cosy, intimate and people doing it for pure passion of it. Am inspired.
    BTW- where exactly in Sec 17 this is located?

  7. I can only think of a word to describe the food I’ve seen on the three posts so far – thoughtful! Need to put serious eating hat on for this!

  8. love the first picture!

  9. Sounds like the perfect place to bring a date for a quiet night out 😉 The Duck Cassoulet is gorgeous! Perfect pink!

  10. omg! love how the pictures taken especially the first one! and this place sounds like a wonderful place to dine in and chill out too! :)

  11. i have heard some seriously conflicting reviews about this place. but your pics certainly make it look like a must visit place.

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