Tuesday, June 12, 2007

RESTO LIST 2007

***I lifted this from Resto List 2006, but tweaked it to accommodate for new restaurants. Enjoy!

RESTO LIST 2007
A lot of people ask me about which restaurant they should go to for their dates, birthdays or any other random occasion. People who know me well know that I love to eat, as well as eat out, so I’ve decided to make a rough list to a few of my favorite restaurants. Hopefully, it will inspire others to love food as works of art, or help settle debates that go on to forever on what resto to go to. If I have time, I’ll try to write about each and every one of them (Don’t depend too much on it, though, considering I rarely have time to blog). Happy eating!

(LEGEND: F = fine dining; M = mid-range; C = casual dining; D = dessert; W = wine cellar/bar)

NEAR (relative to Corinthians)
CAFÉ YSABEL (F)
OMAKASE (C)
BLUE BACON AND GREEN EGGS (M) ---> CLOSED
CAFÉ JUANITA (try their toffee dessert) (M)
CYMA (try their flaming cheese, moussaka and family style greek salad) (M)
SUMOSAM (M)
YUTAKA IZAKAYA (C)
BODHI (Vegetarian) (C) ---> CLOSED (the one in greenhills)
P 45 (PARALLEL 45) (F) ---> CLOSED
BARCINO (W)
LEMURIA (F)
ANGEL'S KITCHEN (C)
INYO (M)

TOMAS MORATO
UNO (M)
KATRE (F)
A TASTE OF LA (try their brick-oven baked pizza, esp. the spinach and bacon)(M)
FLEUR DE LYS (D)
GREENS (Vegetarian) (C)

MAKATI
GAUDI (M)
PASHA (M)
CANTINETTA (the one in Pasong Tamo, not power) (M)
SEGUNDO PISO (not Terry's in Podium, try the arroz con gambas al cognac) (M & W)
CARPACCIO (F)
BIANCA’S (F)
LAVIGNE (F & W)
QUEENS (M)
PEOPLE”S PALACE (M)
OLD SWISS INN (get the fondue) (M)
L’OPERA (try their pizza with cream, salmon, capers and caviar) (F)
CAFÉ MAESTRO (F)
LAUDICO’S (F)
LA CABANE (M)
KIKAFUJI (M)
TIANANMEN (try their Manchurian Calamares & Lechong Macau. MMM!) (M)
ZIGGURAT (try their lamb with couscous) (M)
RICCO RENZO (M)
LUMIERE (Sunday Brunch) (M) ---> CLOSED
M CAFÉ (Bern said the Sunday Brunch is not as good, but i like their Japanese-cooked steak) (M)
AMICI DI DON BOSCO (cheap, yummy gelato) (C)
SERYNA (M)
NIKO NIKO (M)
MALCOM'S PLACE (try the Wagyu) (M)
RED (the only chilled steak in the country) (F)
LA GROTTA (if only for the truffle cream pasta) (M)
SWAGAT (C)
NEW BOMBAY CANTEEN (C)
GALILEO ENOTECA (M & W)
SANGO (C)
CAFE A-GO-GO (C)

FORT
JE SUIS GOURMAND (get the LAMB SHANK! YUM!) (F)
BISTRO FILIPINO (F)
AUBERGINE (F)
MYRON'S (M)
CHELSEA (sister resto of M) (M)
SOMS (C)

MALATE
BLUE FROG (try the Grand Marnier Souffle) (F)
LOLO DAD”S (F)
SALA (F)

Restos I'd like to bash:
PALOMA
CAFE CASANOVA
MASSIMO CAFE (overrated wagyu)

*disclaimer: I can’t guarantee the opening hours of these restaurants. Most are closed on Sundays, which is a loss for those Sunday family lunches, so be sure to call ahead of time. And also, reserve when needed.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! I agree with you. Gran Caffe sucks big time!

graey eats said...

anonymous: yeah, i wouldn't be surprised if it closes earlier than expected

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