(SPOT.ph) For many, steak is a treat that you would reserve for a special occasion, but there’s actually no need to wait since you can satisfy your carnivorous cravings even when you’re not feeling flush. Get to the meat of the matter in any of these QC-based steak spots with reasonably priced prime meats, so you can eat steak whenever you want.
Here are 10 spots in Quezon City where you can find steak under P500:
Fat Cousins’ Diner
There’s something about the bright and cheery red and yellow color motif of Fat Cousins’ Diner that would put you in a good mood—not to mention the fun and inspirational quotes that you’ll see plastered on the inside walls. Its happy vibe reflects hearty grub that will satisfy your hunger without breaking the bank. A good example is the Premium T-Bone Steak (P259), a classic cut of prime beef cooked with their secret marinade. Be prepared to do away with your diet, because it’s served with a scoop of mashed potatoes, steamed rice, and home-style gravy. Make it a more indulgent meal by pairing it with a diner favorite, a frothy milkshake.
Fat Cousins’ Diner has branches at 114 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City and 670 Quirino Highway, Novaliches, Quezon City.
Don’t be misled by the trendy interiors—Roberto’s serves steak that won’t break the bank. A sure winner would be their best-selling Rib Eye Steak (P375/180 grams; P430/210 grams), thick-cut, fresh, and pure Australian beef with a generous rub of herbs and spices. The meat has a good amount of fattiness in it, grilled to your preferred doneness, and then topped with their blend of compound butter to make it more flavorful. Did we mention that it comes with a serving of either rice or mashed potatoes?
Roberto’s is at 2/F North Towers, SM City North EDSA, Bago Bantay, Quezon City.
Gudo might not be your current go-to spot for steak, but that may change after you get a taste of their T-Bone Steak (P205)—it’s a steal considering its serving size. Choose the way you want it cooked—rare, medium rare, medium, medium well, or well done—and enjoy it with rice or mashed potatoes and gravy. Gudo also offers pasta, pizza, and even peri-peri chicken if you want more than just steak.
Gudo is at 17 Congressional Avenue Extension, Culiat, Tandang Sora, Quezon City.
Maginhawa is pretty well known for having plenty of unique food finds, and Steakfix is one such place: just the thing for meat lovers who appreciate tender steaks. At this casual eatery, you can create your own steak platter and pair your choice of beef with sides like pasta, pizza, rice, mashed potatoes and corn, or mushroom cheese scramble. A fan of cheese? Go for the 3-Cheese T-Bone Melt (P239/one side; P279/two sides), which is basically beef blanketed by gooey melted cheddar cheese. Another crowd pleaser is the Bacon Mushroom T-Bone Melt (P259/one side; P299/two sides)—because how can you go wrong with anything that has bacon?
Steakfix is at Maginhawa Suites, 99 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City.
RUB Ribs & BBQ
Take a break from the usual ribs and you might just find a new favorite in the form of RUB’s char-grilled Porterhouse (P450) or T-Bone (P420), both of which feature quality Australian beef. Whichever you get, you can select either mashed potatoes or fries to go with the buttered veggies. If you still have space in your tummy, you can also go for their platters: their All-In Platter has pork ribs, fried fish, wings, mozza squares, and nachos for just under a thousand bucks!
RUB Ribs & BBQ has branches at 64 Scout Rallos Street, Sacred Heart, Quezon City; Don A. Roces Avenue corner Scout Tobias Avenue, Laging Handa, Quezon City; and 2/F Phase 1, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.
Griddle Steak X Wings
It’s easy to pin down the location of Griddle Steak X Wings, as this travel-themed restaurant is situated in Quezon City’s most popular food street. Find conversation pieces in the framed photos of famous world landmarks, or the large map and miniature planes that accentuate the interiors. Zero in on the budget-friendly Griddle Steaks that come in three variants: The Original (P199), Chef’s Pick (P239), and Texas Fire (P239), all are served with plain rice and your pick of side dish. You’ll find the size and tenderness of the beef commendable, considering the affordable prices. Go for Texas Fire if you can take some heat or the Chef’s Pick if you want an herby and zesty punch.
Griddle Steak X Wings is at 106-B Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City.
Steak To One
Ever since Steak To One opened in 2016, it has gained quite a following with students and office workers making their way to this spot for affordable yet filling meals. Head straight to the steak selections and fill up on your much-needed protein. You can choose from a Fillet Mignon (P280/150 grams, P390/250 grams), Porterhouse (P280/250 grams, P390/330 grams), Ribeye Porterhouse (P280/250 grams, P390/390 grams), or T-Bone(P168/150 grams, P285/250 grams). Then, select two sides ranging from rice to potatoes and even mixed vegetables, and finally, take your pick among three sauces: mushroom gravy, pepper gravy, or chimichurri. There’s even an option to upgrade to Surf n Turf for an additional P120. Food trip after jogging, why not?
Steak To One is at Quezon Memorial Circle, Diliman, Quezon City.
Snackaroo is a street-side spot furnished with simple wooden tables and plastic chairs. If you're cool with that laid-back ambience, you can't go wrong with their affordable steaks. Take your pick from either the T-Bone or the Porterhouse (P175/250 to 280 grams), served with gravy that’s on the sweet side—just the way Pinoys like it.
Snackaroo is at Judge Jimenez Street corner K-2nd Street, Kamuning, Quezon City.
Ever tried steaks cooked in a brick oven? That’s how Brickfire does it with their prime meats including the all-time favorite, Cowgirl Annie (P189/220 grams), which has three variants: original, wasabi, and honey mustard. They marinate their meats before their roast it in the 400-degree oven that locks in the juices and flavors to keep them savory and succulent. It’s served with rice and sides, and you can upgrade your meal to rice all-you-can, soup all-you-can, bottomless iced tea, or two pieces of shrimp for a surf-and-turf experience.
Brickfire is at 2/F Xavier Residence Building, Rosa Alvero Street corner Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City; Upper Ground Floor, The Annex, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City.
Blake’s Wings & Steaks
Blake’s Wings & Steaks branches get packed during peak hours, and sometimes there’s even a queue—for good reason. Since opening in 2014, they’ve been serving steaks with their own unique sauces, alongside mashed potatoes, plus some corn and carrots to add color to your plate. The casual dining restaurant offers two cuts of steak: Porterhouse (P295) and T-Bone (P275). Just pick your preferred flavor: original, hickory BBQ, or honey mustard) and gravy (original, mushroom, or pepper mushroom.
Blake’s Wings & Steaks is at U/G Main Building, SM City North EDSA, Bago Bantay, Quezon City; 186 Katipunan Avenue, Blue Ridge, Quezon City; Upper Ground Floor, The Parkway, SM City Fairview, Novaliches, Quezon City.