Father’s Day is just around the corner, and while you’ll have dozens of choices to take your meat-obsessed dad for a special lunch or dinner—be it sushi, sisig, or a whole spread of Korean barbecue—steak will always be a classic.
Beef has always been a meal for the macho: Meaty, hefty, and measured in grams. Plus, let’s be real, a lot of dads just have a thing for steak! Father’s Day is this June 17th, and it’s best to plan your weekend ahead with our top picks the tastiest, juiciest steaks in the Metro to treat your dad to.
This steakhouse stands as Shangri-La at the Fort’s very own full-service concept, armed with a selection of steaks sourced from Australia and the United States, a whole range of side dishes to pair your meat with, and a bar that holds an extensive display of spirits and liquor.
With upscale interiors and menu items made to share, what better place to take your whole family to celebrate a special occasion? You can customize your steak dish just how you like it. Start with choosing your preferred cut of steak: Tenderloin (200g priced at P1,650), Rib Eye (350g priced at P3,100), and Striploin (320g priced at P3,730), among others. Give your specifics on how you like your meat cooked, and then take your pick at seasoning your beef with different kinds of salts, mustards, and sauces. Raging Bull Chophouse and Bar is man-pering at its finest.
Raging Bull Chophouse and Bar is located at the Third Level, West Wing, Shangri-La at the Fort, 20th Street cor. 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
Marriott Hotel Manila’s steakhouse takes pride in going the extra mile in dry aging their beef. Dry aging is a technique wherein beef is kept at temperature-controlled chillers for several weeks, resulting in an improved flavor profile and a texture that is extra tender.
Cru Steakhouse has been dubbed one of the best ones in Manila, serving a whole range of steaks including the requisite US Angus Beef Prime Rib Eye (250g priced at P2,400), Australian Grain-Fed Angus Rib Eye (250g priced at P2,000), and US Imperial Wagyu Beef (250g priced at P4,200).
For P3,500, diners can also opt to see a special menu unfold right by their tableside. Inspired by the TV show Masterchef and its Mystery Box Challenge, Marriot Manila’s in-house chefs can put together a special 3-course menu made from random ingredients from Cru Steakhouse’s mystery box.
Looking for a value-for-money treat, instead? Cru Steakhouse serves unlimited US-Certified Angus Beef (with an appetizer, side dish, and dessert) for P1,300 on Sundays, from 11:30PM to 2:30PM. It’ll be a feast fit for all fathers!
Cru Steakhouse is located at the Ground Floor of Marriot Manila, 2 Resorts Drive, Pasay City.
When it comes to steak, top-notch beef is an absolute must. Putting their sources and suppliers at the forefront is Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, whose founder Wolfgang Zweiner used to work under the famed Peter Luger’s wing as a head waiter. With USDA-certified Prime Angus Beef or Black Angus Beef flown into the Philippines from the United States on a weekly basis, one can only expect the best quality and baseline flavor from their steaks.
Their flagship dish is good for sharing: Diners may opt to get the Porterhouse for two (1kg priced at P5,988), for three (1.5kg priced at P8,888), or for four (2kg priced at P11,888). The Rib Eye Steak (900g priced at P5,488) and Fillet Mignon (450g priced at P3,108) are worth the splurge as well—every steak that is served in the steakhouse is dry aged for a minimum of 28 days to create the most indulgent flavors and textures possible.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is located at 2/F Newport Mall, Newport Boulevard, Pasay City and the Ground Floor of The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.
Anyone in Manila knows that Mamou is a go-to for excellent steaks, and for good reason! This full-service restaurant serves a mean Angus Ribeye USDA Prime Grade Steak (400g priced at P1,950), along with dry aged Bone-in Ribeye (600g priced at P3,290), T-Bone (700g priced at P3,290), and Porterhouse (1kg priced at 3,990).
Because it places a premium on home-style cooking with classic pastas and salads, among others, Mamou makes for the perfect place to gather around the table as a family and enjoy a hearty meal together. Don’t forget to order their flagship pasta, Lorenzo’s Truffle Cream (P395) to wolf down with your steaks!
Mamou is located at Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City, and Ayala Malls the 30th, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City.
Elbert’s Steak Room provides one of the most unique dining experiences in the Metro. Located stately atop an unassuming building in Salcedo Village, this intimate steakhouse has been dubbed one of Manila’s best.
Their beef is carefully sourced from Wisconsin, wet-aged, blast-frozen, and shipped straight to Manila where skilled butchers cut the meat to their specified thicknesses. Seasoned simply with Sicilian sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper, the steaks are cooked under a high-heat broiler to achieve a perfect medium rare in only 2 minutes.
The amount of attention put into every steak from start to finish is what makes this steakhouse extra special and worth it. Give into your carnivorous cravings with their USDA Super Prime Grade Striploin (P2,900), USDA Super Prime Grade Ribeye (P3,100), USDA Prime Grade T-bone (P3,100) and their USDA Prime Grade Porterhouse (P3,900).
Elbert’s Steak Room is located at 3/F Sagittarius Building III, H.V. Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City.