L’entrecote in Burgos Circle, BGC
L’entrecôte is one of the newer restaurants in Bonifacio Global City’s Burgos Circle. Burgos circle is becoming one of the premiere “hang-out” places in the country. A lot of young professionals relax and unwind after a hard day’s work by having dinner or, sometimes, a drinking binge at the establishments in Burgos Circle. One of the fine dining restaurants in this area is L’entrecôte. L’entrecôte is French and means a premium cut of beef used for steaks. When you look at this restaurant’s menu, you’ll see that it serves mostly steaks.
Upon entering the place, you will immediately see and feel that it is a fine dining restaurant. However, even if the restaurant gives that feeling, we were still relaxed and comfortable. With the comfy chairs and the professional friendly servers, it was actually cozy.
All of us ordered from their Menu of the Day choices. Their menu of the day options already went with salad and unlimited fries. We chose: Menu L’entrecôte – US Choice Entrecote Steak topped with special, secret herb butter sauce. It’s served with mixed green salad tossed in house dressing with walnuts, and unlimited fries. This is purely personal but saying a dish has a “secret sauce” brings to mind MSG and some other artificial ingredients that the chef probably doesn’t want to mention with the food. I think they should have just mentioned the ingredients because, for me at least, 1/3rd of how delicious the food is is in the anticipation — a list of delicious ingredients will only serve to whet my appetite. Anyway, I ordered mine medium.
First to arrive was the salad. The vinaigrette was slightly sour, (olive) oily, and really good. It was a great start to the meal.
The steak arrived and it was juicy, soft, and flavorful. It wasn’t mostly tendons as a lot of cheaper steaks are. The secret herb butter sauce was also quite good, so good leap of faith there. The fries were plentiful and served “Piknik” style — thin strips of fried potato.
Another order was the Fish — Fillets of Perch in beer batter with sauce Remoulade and fresh fries, served with mixed green salad tossed in house dressing & topped with walnuts.
I didn’t really taste the difference the Perch brought which is a delicate freshwater fish from Geneva. Probably because it was served fish & chips style – which means it’s fried in beer batter and eating it involved liberal amounts of vinegar and/or tartar sauce. I wish they could’ve cooked it differently to really bring out the flavor of the Perch.
If there’s one thing I wished would be better, it would be the presentation. The salad was ok but “fries” just doesn’t cut it. Granted, it was one of the cheaper items on the menu but I believe it should still be true to the spirit and atmosphere the restaurant tries to project.
Be prepared to spend around P1000 pesos per person in L’entrecôte. It’s on okay date place, perfect atmosphere, excellent service, but the food doesn’t impress.
Unit A Bellagio 2, Burgos Circle
Forbestown, Bonifacio Global City
Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel. No.: (+632) 8564858