Mesa Filipino Moderne, Greenbelt 5

If Greenbelt is your hang-out spot, pretty sure you know this place by sight. On a slightly sunny Monday we had the chance to dine at this must try place right in the heart of Makati, Philippines.

Service: We entered the restaurant quite early for the usual lunch hour, but the place looked so seemingly well-prepared. The crew was at their best poise and pleasing personality when they asked us to be seated in a couple 2-seater table. Since I am constantly having space issues with small tables (I am half clumsy, so is my dear husband), I strongly declined and asked instead for a bigger one; 4-seater table to be exact which they just graciously embraced. It’s rare that I/we get to win in some sitting debate especially if at one glance you’d know it will be full-housed (reservations were parading at that time), so this may be one of the appreciated things I like there. Secondly, I like it when a crew responds to how each dish is cooked. When they share notable insights how dishes are made and would obviously taste, or somehow knows and talk like a chef.

Value: Long ago when I haven’t tried this charmed resto yet, I used to think that they might be hella expensive because the place looked so “sosyal”. With all sosyal (most foreign) guests too. Until my enthusiastic dad told me that this place is not that pricey 2329as I thought and a foreigner friend of his really liked the food. I was like seriously? And so we tried, dined and never wasted a time. Indeed, the dishes are so so good and fairly priced. Price range per food starts less than a hundred up to a thousand, depending on what you’ll order. But for us  with all the massive food intake that we did that day we only paid approximately 900.00 PHP.

Food: We do like how sumptuous dishes were that day. It’s been a while hubby and I shared a big catfish dish that we really really liked.  Fish skin and bones were well fried, yummy meat that you can taste wonderful seasonings. The baked scallops are worth ordering. The toasted garlic bits add a tangy flare to its initial buttery taste. Thinking about it now makes me drooling hungrily. The only improvement is on the rice portion. Rice was supposed to be good for 3-people, apparently it looked less. So we needed to order another to satisfy my dear husband. If they could only serve rice as equally as Little Asia, definitely’ll be throwing a perfect score with no questions at all. Overall the resto offers Filipino dishes in its finest form.

Atmosphere: Located along the Greenbelt’s posh greenery, this humble resto let you feel a modern twist of Filipino dining. Nice woven tables covered in clear glass paired with long wooden bench and lighted small candles make the usual set-up. A wall-size clear glass separates the indoor with nice ceiling details and lovely cozy couch. The only thing you’d ever need is to call for reservation especially on peak hours/days.

Verdict: ❤❤❤❤ – Definitely going back!

Greenbelt 5, Makati City
Telephone: +632 728 0886

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. All is based from the author’s own experience, thoughts, resources and means. Information and reviews provided are for general public purposes only.

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