17 Must-Try Restaurants for Steaks & Ribs in Metro Manila

Steak or ribs? Take your pick!

Deliciously melt-in-your-mouth steak and fall-off-the-bone ribs are within reach when you treat your family to these amazing restaurants. Book ahead to skip the queue!

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La Cabrera Grillado & Bar – 6750 Ayala Ave.

La Cabrera is a famous Argentinian ‘parilla’ headed locally by Executive Chef Juan Barcos. It strives to provide the same unique dining experience as its principal through its old rustic interiors and great food. Read our full feature here.

MUST-TRY: Bife de Chorizo, Asado del Centro
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6750 Ayala Avenue, Makati
(02) 833-8946

Melo’s – Alabang

Melo’s Steakhouse by Carmelo Santiago is the first in the Philippines to offer Certified Angus Beef. It’s also one of the few spots to offer authentic Wagyu beef. Insider tip: In its Alabang branch, their al fresco seating area treats you to a live music night in the activity area of the Westgate compound. Read our full feature here.

MUST-TRY: Certified Angus Ribeye, Wagyu Tenderloin Grade 12 wrapped in Porcini Mushroom
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Westgate, Alabang – Zapote Rd, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 771-3945

Vanderlust Bistro & Patisserie – Tomas Morato

Vanderlust, named after how Germans pronounce the word ‘wanderlust’, is popular for their homegrown pastries especially the schneeballe, but what you probably didn’t know is that they serve hot items too including the Bistecca Florentine. More about Vanderlust here.

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0100 Sct De Guia cor Tomas Morato, Sacred Heart, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 871-7314

Morganfield’s – various branches

Morganfield’s is a country grill and restaurant from Malaysia specializing in prime, slow-cooked skateboard pork ribs in various flavors. They also serve other American favorites such as burgers, chops, steaks, seafood and more.

MUST-TRY: Sticky Bones
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Also read: 11 Places to Get Tender Slow-Smoked BBQ in Metro Manila

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Terry’s Bistro – various branches

Terry’s Bistro is a Filipino-Spanish restaurant serving the best of both countries’ specialty dishes for 16 years and counting. Today, it’s one of Manila’s classic spots for delicious food finds among steak and wine lovers alike.

MUST-TRY: Original Bone-In Prime Black Angus Ribeye Steak, Terry's Special Black Angus Steak
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Ruby Jack’s Steakhouse & Bar – City of Dreams

Ruby Jack’s is an elegant, modern steakhouse hailing all the way from Tokyo. It offers premium dry-aged steaks best paired with a glass of wine.

MUST-TRY: Premium Japanese Ohmi as Wagyu Striploin or T-Bone Steak
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UG/F City of Dreams, Aseana cor Roxas Blvd., Parañaque
(02) 801-8888

Dillingers 1903 Steak & Brew – Greenbelt

Dillinger’s is a popular American pub and bistro perfect for a chill night with its old-fashioned yet classy setting. If you’re a fan of great drinks, you can easily hop over to their hidden speakeasy, Prohibition Liquor Lounge.

MUST-TRY: Tomahawk Steak
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3/F Greenbelt 3, Esperanza St, Ayala Center, Makati
(02) 621-6790

Flatiron 1771 – Uptown Mall

Flatiron 1771 takes pride in their comfort food dishes that are slow cooked on iron skillets. Bestsellers include the Flatiron Brisket 6, Miso-Glazed Salmon, and Intense Brownie Sugar a.k.a. the Brownie Burger.

MUST-TRY: Flatiron Steak, Flatiron Brisket 6, Lamb Shank
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UG/F Uptown Place Mall, 36th Street cor. 9th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 802-5461

NIU by Vikings – SM Aura

NIU is Vikings Buffet 2.0. The interiors are more modern and luxurious, a definite upgrade from its pioneer sister brand. The restaurant can accommodate around 350 people per seating time and it boasts of 9 different food stations of various dishes and cuisines. It even has function rooms for your private events. Insider tip: Request for their ‘by order only’ menu. Read more about NIU, here.

MUST-TRY: Their crazy meat section, which comes with carvings ranging from steak to ribs and more.
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6/F SM Aura, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 478-3888

Todd English Food Hall – SM Aura

Named after an American celebrity Chef, Todd English offers food from all over the world in an upscale food hall setting. It has 9 different food stations including: salad & charcuterie, sushi, raw, Asian, pizza, pasta, grill & ocean, and the wine & tapas bar.

MUST-TRY: Boneless Angus Ribeye Steak and Bistecca, which comes in 1kg and 1.5kg options
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5/F SM Aura Sky Park, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(0917) 863-3364

Smith Butcher and Grill Room – Salcedo Village

Located in the heart of Makati, Smith Butcher and Grill Room has been conceptualized to pay homage to the humble butcher. It is a premium steakhouse offering the highest quality selection of steaks from four different continents, seating 100 people in an urban industrial chic environment.

MUST-TRY: Japanese Matsusaka, Porterhouse
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ACI Building, 147 H.V. dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 833-9623

Black Pig – Commercenter

Hidden in Commercenter, Alabang, The Black Pig is an obscure European restaurant inspired by a shared appreciation for two noble creatures: Spain’s black Iberco pig, known to be the finest ham in the world, and the Philippine’s own native lechon which is widely regarded as a national dish. Insider tip: Take a seat in their al fresco dining area to have an amazing view of the Alabang skyline.

MUST-TRY: Grilled Angus Prime Rib-Eye
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2/F The Commercenter, Commerce Ave, Filinvest, Muntinlupa
(02) 808-1406

House of Wagyu Stone Grill – various branches

House of Wagyu Stone Grill is a fine dining restaurant that specializes in premium Wagyu steaks cooked on hot stone grills. Aside from their best-selling steaks, the Escargot Au Reisling, Grilled Prawns in Creamy Lemon Butter Sauce and Frangelico Panacotta are definite must-try dishes.

MUST-TRY: Ultra Prime Tenderloin, NY Striploin Grade 9
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The Farm Organics Resto  – various branches

The Farm Organics Resto is a farm-to-table concept restaurant that serves certified organic grass-fed beef sourced from their own breeding cattle farm in Masbate, a socially conscious agricultural business operating since 1976.

MUST-TRY: Certified Organic New York Steak, Certified Organic Ribeye, All Natural Baby Back Ribs
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I’m Angus Steakhouse – San Antonio

Managed and owned by Santis Delicatessen’s CEO Mr. Werner Berger, I’m Angus Steakhouse is a hidden gem offering quality steaks best paired with their great selection of fine wine. Highlight of the menu? The crazy 30oz steaks.

MUST-TRY: Striploin Steak, Tenderloin "Chateaubriand" Steak, Tomahawk Steak
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7431 Yakal St., San Antonio, Makati
(02) 843-7286

CAV Wine Shop and Cafe – Bonifacio High Street

CAV Wine Shop and Cafe is an upscale restaurant whose name was taken from the French term ‘cave,’ meaning wine cellar. The name aptly illustrates the restaurant’s wide selection covering over 500 different bottles from all over the world. It serves modern European cuisine ranging from steaks to seafood and more.

MUST-TRY: Prime Beef Ribeye on Bone, Prime Beef Tomahawk
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G/F The Spa Bldg., Lot 5 Quadrant 8, 11th Ave., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 856-1798

Buta+Wagyu – SM Aura

Buta+Wagyu is a spinoff of Makati’s Wagyu Japanese Beef, serving only A5 quality wagyu beef (levels 9-12) flown fresh from Japan, and homegrown organic okra-fed pork. Fun fact: They also have a premium wine selection, with one bottle costing as high as Php250,000.

MUST-TRY: Stone Grill Sampler—the best way to try all the choice cuts of A5 Wagyu
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5/F SM Aura, 26th St cor McKinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 946-7262

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