Taste What’s Up: 8 Must-Try Restaurants in Uptown Bonifacio
By Shen Mascariñas
It’s no secret that BGC is wealthy with great grub. With so many fantastic food spots popping up, picking where to host your next lafang sesh has become a challenge. Will you take your grumbling belly to High Street, Serendra, Burgos Circle, or The Fort Strip? Well, there’s a new BGC development that makes the answer harder and easier at the same time.
Meet Uptown Bonifacio, foodies. It features Uptown Place Mall and Uptown Parade that are both studded with awesome restaurants. Before you get a serious case of FOMO, taste what’s up!
8. Sweet Ecstacy
2F Uptown Parade, 38th Street corner 9th Avenue, BGC, Taguig
0995 218 3000 | Facebook
Open Sunday to Thursday from 11am to 12mn, Friday & Saturday from 11am to 1am
Budget for two – P600
Dubbed as our version of In-n-Out, Sweet Ecstacy is a haven for burger-addicts and for anyone craving for comfort food. Throw your diet out of the window, and stuff yourself crazy with straightforward, flavor-packed burgers. No outrageous toppings here, but you’ll appreciate the well-executed simplicity.
And what’s a burger meal without equally to-die-for sides? Sweet Ecstacy has fries, wings and milkshakes that come in various flavors.
2F Uptown Place Mall, 36th Street corner 9th Avenue, BGC, Taguig
(02) 246 9069 ext:287 | Facebook | Website
Open Sunday to Thursday from 11am to 11pm, Friday & Saturday from 11am to 12mn
Budget for two – P1500
Here’s another food spot perfect for a satisfying pig-out sesh. Morganfield’s is a franchise from Malaysia, specializing in ribs and generally American soul food. Take your pick from their ribs’ four flavors—Hickory BBQ, Garlicky BBQ, Spicy Asian BBQ and Smoked Peppercorn. Better yet, gather the gang, try everything and (lovingly) fight over the Ribs Sampler.
6. El Corazon
Shangri-La Plaza Mall’s well-loved, Filipino-Hispano restaurant has finally branched out. Look forward to tasting its bestsellers like Paella Valenciana, Madrid Callos and Salamanca Squid in the second branch. But, of course, there will be new dishes to get excited about, too. El Corazon will be leaning more towards Spanish cuisine with pintxos (tapa or small plates) as one of their specialties.
GF Uptown Place Mall, 36th Street corner 9th Avenue, BGC, Taguig
0917 854 4540 | Facebook
Open every day from 12nn to 12mn
Budget for two – P1500
Flatiron is from the group that created culinary gems Chateau 1771, Sentro 1771 and Cafe 1771. It’s a New York-inspired restaurant that specializes in food cooked in a cast-iron griddle. Don’t miss out on their signature dish, Flatiron Brisket 6—beef slowly cooked for six hours, making it fork-tender and wonderfully-aromatic.