I’m not sure why I haven’t tried Mr. Rockefeller considering I used to go to Greenbelt every single day a few years back. Mr. Rockefeller has always been at Greenbelt 3 and in spite of passing by there lots of times, I couldn’t seem to want to go inside and try it out.
Good thing my childhood best friend suggested we celebrate her birthday at Mr. Rockefeller. The restaurant is one cozy place. Perfect for couples who are planning to date. I guess almost all all steak places has this kind of ambiance. I wonder why. I asked a friend and he said that it was because steaks are generally associated with fine dining. Therefore, the dining environment should be appropriate.
It was pretty obvious that Mr. Rockefeller specializes in oysters as it was named after it. In fact, we were browsing through the oyster menu and saw the many varieties of oyster dishes. We ended up ordering Oysters Rockefeller, well we should right? The restaurant was named Mr. Rockefeller for a reason.
We also ordered ribs. I wish we tried out their steaks as well but our stomachs could only take so much 😛 Maybe next time! I heard some great feedback about their steak so I’m keeping that in mind.
- Oysters Rockefeller (Php 330)
A definite star at Mr. Rockefeller was the Oysters Rockefeller. As I knew that it’d be that good, I opted for 8 pieces even if my friend was worried that we couldn’t finish it. I assured her that if she couldn’t, I surely would! :)) 4 pieces of Oyster Rockefeller is at Php 195. I do suggest you order the 8 pieces though, coz the oyster were that good.
Why do I think that Mr. Rockefeller’s oysters were that good? Well, it’s because in spite of the 18 ingredients on each and every oysters, I can still taste the freshness of the oysters.
- 5-layer Nacho Dip (Php 285)
Oh yeah! Mr. Rockefeller’s best selling appetizer according to them is the 5-layer nacho dip. I super agree coz you know why? The original nacho dip was just too good that I can’t even describe it! No words, man! This is a must order! The dip was superb, or should I say perfect!
- Gambas and Risotto (Php 375)
I’m a huge fan of risotto. Only a few restaurants serve it so when I saw risotto in the menu, I immediately told my friend we should order one. Our choice was gambas and risotto. It was tiger prawns cooked gambas style served on mushroom risotto with cream and parmesan cheese. In all honesty, while I loved the prawns, I didn’t like the risotto 🙁 I guess it was too dry and sticky for my taste. Maybe they put too much cream in our dish.
- Boneless Bourbon Ribs (Php 495)
We have an option to order the boneless bourbon ribs as half-rack (Php 495) or full-rack (Php 920).
Mr. Rockefeller’s famous bourbon ribs was simmered for 8 hours, until the meat is falling-of-the-bones tender then coated with BBQ sauce and grilled on volcanic rocks. We were so happy that we ordered it as the ribs were rich, sweet and zesty!
The ribs come with 2 side dishes. We can choose from baked beans, creamed-style corn, sauteed vegetables, garden salad, coleslaw, grilled zucchini & carrots garlic noodles, mashed potatoes, french fries, pesto potatoes, garlic rice, vegetable fried rice, plain rice and brazilian bean rice. Our choice that night were french fries and pesto potatoes.
We had a great dinner. We actually were able to talk about a lot of things, I guess the ambiance was nice for long conversations 🙂 If ever I’ll go back to Mr. Rockefeller, I’ll try out their steaks. Even though the delicious nacho chips and oyster rockefellers won’t be forgotten hehehe 😛
2nd level, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines
63 (2) 757-4802