Bonjour! Have you eaten, fellow foodies? Today’s tale unfolds in the heart of Burgos Circle, where the vibrant rhythms of BGC mingle with the tantalizing aromas of French fare at L’entrecôte Bistro & Upper Room. Picture this: a delightful quest to immerse my French boyfriend, Grayson, in a symphony of flavors that would bridge the gap between his native France and the spirited kitchens of the Philippines.
With high hopes and an appetite for adventure, we stepped into L’entrecôte, ready to embark on a culinary escapade. Would Grayson’s discerning taste buds tango with the Filipinos’ playful take on French classics? The odds were 50/50, and the stage was set for a night of gastronomic exploration at L’entrecôte. So, grab a seat, loosen that belt, and let’s dive into a French feast like no other!
Ambiance: at L’entrecôte Bistro
The vibe at L’entrecôte Bistro & Upper Room echoes the cozy elegance of those restaurants in Nice, France. Imagine stepping into a space where the walls wear deep, rich colors that envelope you in warmth. Comfy leather seats beckon, promising a leisurely dining experience that feels like a snug embrace.
The ambiance? A soft, low glow of lights sprinkled across the room, casting a subtle, enchanting aura. And oh, those wine bottles, proudly displayed, adding a touch of sophistication. It’s that perfect blend of comfort and class, where every corner invites you to linger a little longer and unwind.
Now, personally, I waltzed through the menu and enjoyed every single bite. The entrecôte steak? Oh, it’s like a flavor fiesta in your mouth—tender, juicy, and dancing with a secret sauce that deserves its own spotlight. And those frites? Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside—a match made in culinary heaven.
But (you knew there was a ‘but’ coming, right?), my Frenchman, the ever-discerning boyfriend, had a different take. According to him, L’entrecôte, though flavorful, didn’t quite hit the bullseye of a true French market find. It’s like expecting fireworks and getting sparklers—good but not quite that explosive pop.
But hold onto your berets! Beyond the signature dish, the menu unfolds a tapestry of authentic French delights. From the classic escargots, tenderly enveloped in garlic herb butter, to the refreshing salade verte, every bite resonated with the essence of France.
L’entrecôte Steak (US Angus Choice Sirloin Steak): A signature dish, this steak comes smothered in their secret sauce, promising a flavorful and satisfying experience.
Saumon Fume Pissaladiere: A delightful starter featuring smoked salmon on a thin crust, typically accompanied by vibrant flavors of pissaladiere, a Provencal dish akin to pizza, making it a great choice for seafood enthusiasts.
Steak US CAB Tenderloin: Another steak option, the US CAB Tenderloin offers a different cut, possibly catering to those who prefer a different texture or flavor profile.
Lobster: For an indulgent experience, the lobster dish might be a highlight, likely prepared to bring out the rich and delicate flavors of this seafood delicacy.
Lamb Shank: A hearty and comforting choice, the lamb shank might offer a different culinary experience with its tender, slow-cooked meat and aromatic flavors.
Strawberry Vacherin: To end on a sweet note, the Strawberry Vacherin could be a delightful dessert option, offering a balance of sweet and refreshing flavors.
You know when you walk into a place, and the service is so on point that you almost expect confetti to rain down and a marching band to announce your arrival? Well, that’s what it feels like at L’entrecôte. The service? It’s like getting a warm, fuzzy hug from your favorite meal.
Picture this: you’re there, pondering the menu, and bam! The servers swoop in like foodie superheroes. They’ve got this uncanny ability to predict your needs before you even know them yourself. Need a menu recommendation? They’ve got your back. Want a refill? Blink, and it’s magically there. It’s like they’ve mastered the art of telepathic food service.
And the smiles! Oh boy, those smiles could light up a room. They’re like little bursts of sunshine in an already delightful dining experience. Seriously, if they bottled up those smiles, they could probably sell them as a happiness elixir!
L’entrecôte at Burgos Circle is like a mixed tape of flavors and experiences. It’s a bit like your favorite movie with those scenes that make you go “oh yeah” and some that leave you scratching your head thinking, “hmm, interesting choice.”
Let’s start with the L’entrecôte steak – flavorful, sure, but it’s like waiting for that grand finale at a fireworks show and then getting a few sparklers instead, according to my French boyfriend. Good, but not the dazzling burst you were hoping for. The frites, though? Crispy, golden, and downright addictive! They deserve a round of applause.
The service? It’s not just service; it’s a show with the friendliest cast. They might mix up a French phrase or two, but hey, it’s all part of the charm! They’ll have you laughing and feeling like you’re dining with old pals.
But here’s the plot twist – my boyfriend, who’s the real French deal, had his own French revolution of thoughts. While I was doing the foodie happy dance, he was in a bit of a ‘meh’ state. He felt the dishes were okay but missed that true French essence. It’s like listening to a French music cover that’s good, but you still miss the original vibe.
So, my final verdict? L’entrecôte Bistro & Upper Room at Burgos Circle might not hit every note perfectly, but it’s got its own rhythm. It’s a fun place with good food that might just make you smile. Go for the laughs, the frites, and the cozy vibes – and you might just find your own flavor groove here!
In conclusion, L’entrecôte at Burgos Circle presents a charming French bistro experience, albeit with room for culinary refinement. The ambiance captures the essence of a French bistro, while the service ensures a pleasant evening. While the food might not completely transport you to the streets of France, it offers glimpses of authentic French flavors waiting to be explored.
So, if you’re seeking a cozy spot for a relaxed evening of French indulgence, L’entrecôte at Burgos Circle is worth a visit. Bon appétit!
L’ENTRECÔTE CORNER BAR & BISTRO, BGC
CUISINE: French, Steakhouse, European
ADDRESS: Unit A, Bellagio 2, Forbes Town Center Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
HOURS: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Monday – Sunday)
CONTACT NO.: +6328564858
FB PAGE: L’entrecote Manila: Bistro & Upper Room
MODE OF PAYMENT: Cash, Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard. American Express)
LANGUAGE: Filipino, English
SERVICE: Dine-in (Lunch, Dinner), Take-Away
BUDGET: 500 PHP – 5,500 PHP (good for two or three persons)
OTHERS: Take-Away, Reservations, Parking Available (mall parking), Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
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