Majority of Filipinos are still meat eaters. We love a good and flavorful steak. And those looking for a more exquisite kind of meat would be glad to know that Manila isn’t short of restaurants serving high grade steaks. We only have to choose the dining experience to match with that sumptuous food. Here we steaked-out three restaurants offering some of the best-tasting steaks in Manila.
The restaurant at the 5th level of Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila has very exquisite interiors. The warm glow emanating from the large fireplace oven of the restaurant radiates a classy ambience. This place is perfect for really special and formal dining occasions.
Their Angus Beef Prime Chilled Ribeye Steak is perfectly cooked. The meat is juicy and tender with flavors oozing out with every bite. The restaurant also offers choices of prime sauces. But if you ask me, the meat itself tastes good already.
Wanting to try out something different, we ordered Braised Cheeks. The meat was braised slowly in a marinade of red wine, herbs and spices. Forking through the meat, I could feel how tender and how easily the meat falls-off the bones. The meat was really succulent while the taste bears evidence of the chef having fun playing with spices.
For dessert, we had Chocolate Soup topped with Vanilla Ice cream and sprinkled with black pepper. It was really rich.
I Am Angus Steakhouse
Tucked in a corner of Yakal Street in Makati along with a line of other classy restaurants. I Am Angus Steakhouse has stylish interiors with contemporary design. There’s an open kitchen and a nice bar on the side. Nothing over the top but simply a relaxing and comfortable place for dining.
Their Tomahawk Steak was also perfectly cooked and the meat was tender. Even left untouched for quite sometime, it was still juicy and flavorful with the meat’s tenderness still intact.
The Seared Duck Liver is also another dish here worth chewing on. For me who is not a fan of liver, I enjoyed its creamy flavor along with the sour-fruitiness of the cranberry balsamic reduction.
It’s Prime Steaks served on the 22nd floor of Discovery Suites in Ortigas. This place has a elegant dining area but not too posh for casual diners to come in. It’s also perfect for business meetings or simply dining with a view of the city.
22 Prime’s Angus Steak is delicious as expected. Juicy and mouthwatering. They also have special sauces to add extra flavor.
Aside from the beef steaks, 22 prime also has this flavorful Grilled Norwegian Salmon. The tarragon béarnaise sauce was really smooth and goes very well with the salmon.
Chef Rick’s Cheese Bread is definitely in a class of its own when it comes to cheese breads, of course. Imagine three bread slices with sun-dried-tomatoes with four kinds of cheese and crushed peppercorns. I liked it because it reminds me of pizza in a good way.
5 th Floor Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila
1588 Pedro Gil corner MH Del Pilar, Malate Manila
Tel (632) 245.1234
Opens from Monday to Sunday at 6-11pm)
I am Angus Steakhouse
7431 Yakal Street, San Antonio Village
Tel (632) 892.6020
22nd flr Discovery Suites
25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig
Tel (632) 632.8222 loc. 3702