If you’re a sucker for scrumptious food and mellow music or you just simply want to hang out with your friends on a night out, the The Red Piano Resto Lounge has got you covered. Filled with class and character, this place will charm you with its ambience and delicacies–and it might even charm you into singing!
Based on the ground floor of Arya residences at The Fort, it’s easily accessible with parking and a valet service.
They serve eclectic cuisines, ranging from Italian and French to Spanish and American dishes. There’s something for everyone with the bountiful options. Despite this, quality is not compromised as each dish is cooked to perfection.
For starters, they have a set of salads to choose from. One of their fan-favorites is the Open Sesame! (P395) with salad greens and grilled chicken, topped with wonton crisps, and tossed in sesame dressing and peanut sauce. The convergence of sweetness and tang melds in your mouth. The balance of flavors is truly magical, it’ll make your mouth go open sesame!
The Red Piano’s iconic signature dish, the San Fran Clam Chowder (P550) doesn’t disappoint. Served in an artisanal sourdough bread bowl, the chowder is creamy with an oomph of seafood flavor.
For the main dishes, the Chorizo Gamberetti pasta (P320) is olive oil based, mixed with cherry tomatoes, chorizo, and shrimp for a subtle yet striking taste; the Boeuf Bourguignon (P1,100) is braised beef in burgundy and brown stock, sprinkled with herbs, pepper, mushrooms, and baby carrots. You can have it served to you with pasta or risotto.
They have other renowned dishes such as Carne y Mariscos Paella which is good for sharing, P1,490 for four to five people and P2,980 for six to eight people, along with the El Jamon (P1,500), and other rich desserts such as the Sans Rival (P350) and Crème Brûlée (P250).
The food they serve is not your cheap run-of-the-mill kind. Its price translates to its quality. The Owner, Carlo S. Llave says that cooking is his passion so when it comes to meals, he prioritizes the right, high quality ingredients to create authenticity instead of cutting down costs to make it cheaper. He says, “this is coming from passion. Di mo titipirin.” He enjoys rediscovering food by delving deep into its etymology and finding the best way to make it with bona fide ingredients.
Doubling as a speakeasy bar at night, The Red Piano also has all the spirits you could think of, even the most luxurious ones. But if you’re on a tight budget, they have a Happy Hour every day from 5 to 8 pm where sangrias and mojitos are unlimited for just P500. For avid wine drinkers, they also have unlimited wine at P600.
The Red Piano is a very accommodating resto lounge with good vibes, evident in their B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Beer) arrangement (or any alcoholic beverage for that matter) with a corkage fee of P500. But if your bill reaches P5,000, no more fee for you!
Now, you might be fascinated about why the place is named The Red Piano. Besides stating the obvious that there’s a red piano as the centerpiece, how the concept came about is a wonder. In a flash of a vivid dream, the owner envisioned a hot red ferrari with a mic gleaming beside it. This turned out to be the focal point that would signify the striking color of the grand piano.
Rooting from the owners’ school reunion, the DLSU class of ‘78 BS Mechanical Engineering felt nostalgic and wanted to share it with others. Through The Red Piano where people can eat, drink, chill, and sing, the bunch revisits the joy of their youth and implores others to create happy and lasting memories as well.
Aside from good food and ambience, the owners also wanted to share a recreational activity that they enjoyed. Previously known as sing-along and transformed through time, now known as an open mic, the Red Piano opens the floor to everyone. They also have regular singers to grace the crowd with wonderful melodies from 7 to 10 pm with the likes of Jeli Mateo (Mondays and Wednesdays), Mischa Clark (Tuesdays and Thursdays), and Lizha Yulip (Fridays).
Formed through a group of good old friends, the owners kept in mind the importance of spending time with friends in the conception of their resto lounge. The Red Piano caters to big groups with the second floor rentable for exclusive parties and intimate get-togethers, good for 60 to 100 people.
Bring your friends to “Eat. Drink. Sing. Celebrate.” at the Red Piano!
You can visit the The Red Piano at The Plaza, ARYA Residences, McKinley Parkway Drive, Rizal Drive & 8, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For more information, you may check out their official Facebook page or Instagram account.