(SPOT.ph) With so many new buildings sprouting inside Bonifacio Global City on a regular basis, it’s hard to keep track of the latest places to visit and restaurants to try. One Bonifacio High Street is one of those relatively new haunts—a majestic 32-storey building that’s found on 5th Avenue and 28th Street, and just across Shangri-La at the Fort. Home to the new Philippine Stock Exchange and the residential tower The Suites, the property also features a four-level lifestyle center filled with diverse and exciting dining options.
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Here are dining spots to check out when at One Bonifacio High Street:
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is all about consistently serving premium meats sourced from top ranches and dry-aging them for 28 days to bring out the flavors. Indulge in juicy slabs of USDA-certified steak within this brightly lit, pop art-inspired establishment. Their signature, melts-in-your-mouth Porterhouse (P3,488 per 500 grams;minimum of one kilogram) is the main attraction and goes well with their Creamed Spinach (P498), Mashed Potatoes (P398), or Lobster Mac & Cheese (P989).
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is at LG/F One Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.
“Coffee ‘n chill” in this homey space filled with warm fixtures, wooden interiors, and pops of green. The local outpost of the popular Hong Kong café promises a great meal from beginning to end. Start off with carefully roasted coffee, taking your pick from signature lattes (P170 to P185) to single-origin brews (P190) harvested from Ethiopia or Costa Rica. Their gooey Gruyere Grilled Cheese Sandwich (P475) and fluffy Classic Belgian Waffle (P170) are not to be missed, but make sure to leave some room for dessert. You won’t regret sampling their homemade ice cream (try their toasted rice!) in a cup or cone (both P150) or sandwiched between two cookies (P165).
Elephant Grounds is at LG/F One Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.
Celebrated for their luscious banana pudding (P145/small), M Bakery offers a myriad of heavenly choices for people with a serious sweet tooth. Muffins and scones (P185 each) go well with brewed coffee to start the day right, while cookies (starts at P65), cupcakes (starts at P120), and classic cakes (P220/slice) are the perfect afternoon snacks or post-dinner treats. The best part? This classic American bakery doesn’t shy away from using homegrown ingredients such as calamansi, ube halaya, and ChocNut to make seasonal desserts and specials of the month.
M Bakery is at G/F One Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.
Feeling adventurous? You might want to check out CHINO MNL. With an arresting black-and-white wall mural by artist Aaron De La Cruz, the wide communal space is the setting for Mexican dishes made with a twist. The food gets an instant upgrade through the use of fresh Philippine ingredients and Japanese cooking techniques, such as the Tuna Tataki with Avocado and Salsa Veracruz (P625), Crispy Fish Taco with Chipotle Kewpie and Salsa Fresca (P225), and Clams with Chorizo and Aji Amarillo (P195). If you’re in the mood to drink, choose from their curated mezcal and tequila options, or grab a bottle of craft beer by Joe’s Brew.
CHINO MNL is at G/F One Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.
In the mood for tapas and Spanish entrees? This highly Instagrammable, tropical-inspired venue offers both and so much more through its playful menu. You can’t go wrong with their spicy Patatas Bravas (P290) and crunchy Kimchi Croquetas (P340) for starters, and their mouth-watering Glazed Iberico Pork Ribs (P1,190) and epic Chili Crab Paella (P890) as mains. Cap off the fiery meal with Helado de Yogurt (P230)—passion fruit-flavored yogurt ice cream—or Arroz con Leche (P280)—comforting rice pudding with caramelized mango and strudel.
La Picara is at 2/F One Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.
Harlan + Holden Coffee
Sometimes inaccurately referred to as “Because Coffee” due to the white minimalist sign that hangs over its glass frontage, this sleek-looking establishment is the first café in the Philippines to go cashless—reducing the time it takes for customers to fall in line and wait for their coffee. Aside from the convenient moneyless option, Harlan + Holden Coffee enthusiasts can also click on their choices through the online app, and then pick up their orders by the elegant espresso Modbar. Go for a hot and sweet Brown Sugar Latte (P120) or a milky Iced Cream Latte (P120) and pair it with a fudgy Brownie (P100), a chunky Chocolate Walnut Cookie (P100), or a savory Hand Pie (P100).
Harlan + Holden Coffee is at G/F One Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.
Budget-conscious foodies will get their money’s worth at this humble hawker stall-turned-world-famous eatery. Select your protein (choose from Soya Sauce Chicken, Char Siew, Roast Pork, or Braised Beef), accompanying rice or noodles (available in regular or vegetable form), and you’re all set! The Michelin-starred Soya Sauce Chicken Rice created by Chef Chan Hong Meng is filling yet reasonably priced (P128), giving you the chance to order other sides such as the Wonton Soup (P89) and Thai Style Tofu (P160), and refreshing iced beverages such as the Roselle Tea (P60) and Luo Han Go Tea (P60).
Hawker Chan is at G/F One Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.
Soban K-Town Grill
At Soban, kick off your Korean meal with the free banchan then devour the 6-Flavor Samgyupsal (P750). Sample the tender pork belly (that's good for two!) that comes in six unique flavors: fresh, fruity, soy garlic, black pepper, honey spiced, and gochujang. If you and your companion both fall in the “hangry” spectrum, the Mega Meat BBQ Set (P1,000) might be more up your alley, giving you 330 grams of beef, pork, and/or chicken with unlimited rice, unlimited soup, and two servings of coffee jelly.
Soban K-Town Grill is at 2/F One Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.
The Café Mediterranean
First opening its doors in 1994, this long-standing eatery still evokes the same cozy vibe through fresh dishes inspired by the “flavors of the sun” and its laid-back ambience featuring a wash of relaxing colors. Sharing meals is encouraged, with family and friends exchanging stories over the classic Hummus with Regular Pita (P185), richly layered Moussaka (P405), tasty slices of Gyro Pizza (starts at P455), and hefty Kebab Platter with chicken, beef, fish, and kofta (starts at P1,125). Vegetarian and vegan-friendly options are also offered for those with special requirements.
The Café Mediterranean is at 3/F One Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.
Juicery by Chateau 1771
This quaint bistro promises guilt-free delights consisting of gourmet fruit drinks, satisfying salads, fiber-rich fruit cups, and healthy vegetarian soups. Cool down with a tangy Honey Ginger Lemonade drink (P150) or a potassium-rich juice called The Big Vibe (P210). Satiate your hunger with a Pink Detox Salad (P230) loaded with kale, pomelo, and watermelon, or try the Asian Steak Tips (P150)—green ice lettuce with chunks of savory beef.
The Juicery is at 2/F One Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.