We’re big fans of the gustatory delights Rockwell’s purveyors have to offer (and there are A LOT). For your consideration, and so you don’t get overwhelmed by the selections, here’s our list of four remarkable restaurants in Rockwell which you have to try and why you need to try them.
Great place for humongous steaks that are perfectly cooked and juicy. Get the Bistecca 122 or the Bistecca 122 Prime to share with a couple of friends (it’s a kilo of USDA Rib-eye Roast, so unless you want to take home a ton of food, you need to bring back-up) and the wonderfully fragrant Truffle Fries for a literal take on the classic meat-and-potatoes meal.
Bistecca is located at 122 Joya, Rockwell, Makati City. For reservations, call (632) 403-5231 or (63)906-486-2650.
2. AK Bistro
We’re big fans of AK Bistro, especially with how it takes familiar Filipino offerings and tweaks them to surprise even the most cynical of foodies. We suggest you try the Pork and Beef Pochero with Eggplant Salad and the Pinakbet Rice with Lechon Bagnet and Chocolate Bagoong. (Note: the chocolate bagoong is an acquired taste, which we personally like, but it’s not for everyone.)
AK Bistro is located at One Rockwell, Rockwell, Makati City. For reservations, call 478-9880.
Lu’s effortless interior design (which incredibly manages to combine the casual and the elegant) along with its fantastic culinary offerings transform the space into one of the best restaurants in the metro right now. We’ve been there several times, and the service and food are always impeccable. We’re particularly fond of the Ultimate Porkchop and the surprisingly wonderful Zucchini Blossom Fritters.
Lu is located at the ground floor of the Joya Tower, Rockwell, Makati City. For reservations, call (02) 403-3991.
4. Grace Park
Margarita Fores’ Grace Park (which utilizes the farm-to-table model) is a hit with local foodies, earning notable mentions from local food expert MarketMan and semi-celebrity/esteemed ruler of the universe Jessica Zafra, and deservedly so. The Mushroom Field with Asiago and Squash Ribbons, Pistachios & Goat Cheese Pasta are crowd favorites.
Grace Park is located at One Rockwell, Rockwell, Makati City. For reservations, call 0917-5138945.