With steaks, it’s not the fancy plating or the colorful garnishes that take center stage: it’s the meat that becomes the show’s star. In a land where everyone loves saucy and savory dishes, it’s hard to find restaurants that serve a nice simple piece of steak to satisfy meat cravings. Even though there aren't many steakhouses in Metro Manila, our readers have their top recommendations.
Where:7431 Yakal Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City
Operating Hours:Monday to Saturday, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Make sure to partner I’m Angus’ steaks with their red wines!
Images: I’m Angus Steak House
The fifth steakhouse in Metro Manila that topped our list is I’m Angus Steak House. This steak restaurant in Manila serves classic steak options, including T-Bone steak (PhP3,200+), Rib Eye (PhP2,950+), Striploin (PhP2,800+), Tenderloin (PhP3,200+), and Tomahawk Steak (PhP5,400+), some of which you can also have in bigger options. To give their customers the best quality of meat, I’m Angus Steak House only sources their steaks from the Certified Angus Beef® brand in the United States.
I’m Angus Steak House is one of the best steaks in Metro Manila that is Served their steaks with root vegetables, mushroom garlic, shallots, and baby potatoes—simple yet filling side dishes to keep the highlight on the meat. This steakhouse in Metro Manila is also known for its wine selection, so make sure to order a glass of red wine to partner with your steak.
Where:3/F Sagittarius Building III 111 H. V. de la Costa Street Salcedo Village Makati City
Monday to Friday, 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Saturday, 6:30 PM to 11:45 PM
Elbert’s Rib Eye (PhP3,900) will send you to steak heaven.
Images: Elbert’s Steak Room Facebook page
The steakhouse in Metro Manila that made it to our fourth spot is Elbert’s Steak Room. Makati residents have been in love with Elbert’s for over a decade now because of the restaurant’s high-quality steaks. This steak restaurant in Manila only uses USDA Prime beef, which is wet-aged, frozen, and flown in from Wisconsin. To ensure quality, this best steak restaurant in Metro Manila only defrosted the meat once a customer ordered it.
The steaks draw rave reviews for their taste, but you might be surprised that this steakhouse in Metro Manila is simply brushed with grapeseed oil and pepper and seasoned with Sicilian sea salt and nothing more! Even though they are served with sauces, you won’t find the need for one because the steaks are flavorful on their own. This steak restaurant in Manila does not turn tables, so you can savor your steak without rushing.
Savory steaks for less can also be found at Pepper Lunch.
Images: Pepper Lunch Philippines Facebook page
The Pepper Lunch is the steakhouse in Metro Manila that made it into our top three. Although Pepper Lunch is more famous for its bacon-like beef strips on its metal plates, they also have the best steaks in Metro Manila on the menu! Steaks are undeniably expensive, but if you’re looking for a more affordable option without sacrificing quality, this place is your best bet.
Pepper Lunch’s The Giant (PhP717) is made with premium steak and can be served either medium rare or well done. This steak restaurant in Manila also has the Shimofuri Pepper Steak (PhP625) if you prefer the striploin part of the beef. Try these steaks with their signature sauces: brown honey sauce (Amakuchi) or garlic soy sauce (Karakuchi).
Second Floor, Resorts World Manila, Newport City, Pasay City
Ground Floor, The Podium, 18 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
LG/F One Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Operating Hours:Daily, 11:00 AM to 12:00 MN
No need to fly to New York to taste this world-class steak.
Images: Wolfgang’s Steakhouse PH Facebook page
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse landed the second spot on our list of the best steak in Metro Manila. This international steakhouse was opened in 2004 by Wolfgang Zwiener in New York and made its way to the Philippines in 2016. Wolfgang’s is known for consistency, so rest assured that wherever Wolfgang’s Steakhouse you dine in the world, you’ll get the same USDA-certified Angus Prime beef they use in all their branches.
This steakhouse in Metro Manila has selections of steaks that are pretty pricey, like their Porterhouse (PhP4,288 for 500g), but the quality is incomparable. Aside from flying their meats from the United States, it’s also delivered chilled and dry-aged at the premises to achieve the best piece of steak possible.
Second Floor, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Eastwood, Quezon City
Ground Floor, ATC Corporate Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Operating Hours:Daily, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Who knew the best steak in Metro Manila would be found in a simple cantina?
Images: Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina Facebook page
The restaurant that claimed the title of the best steakhouse in Metro Manila is Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina. Silantro is known for perfectly balancing Mexican and Filipino flavors, so expect a piece of steak here that will suit the Filipino palate. Although Silantro is not technically a steakhouse, they have a few steak selections to please meat lovers and steak aficionados.
An excellent steak option at Silantro is their Macho Lucha™ (PhP520) steak, a dry-rubbed beef grilled to perfection.
No matter what budget you have, there’s a steakhouse that will satisfy your carnivorous craving! Let us know in the comments section which of these restaurants you will visit soon!
Stay safe as you dine in! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions. For now, keep safe!
This article was initially published in Yoorekka on August 05, 2018.
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