My wife celebrated her birthday a few weeks ago. The weather hadn’t been cooperating but we still made plans. My father-in-law, who was the one responsible in introducing to us Resorts World had promised to treat the family a nice dinner that night. After the wife picked me up from the office, we headed home to pick up the in-laws. We deemed it impractical if we went with two cars so we just told the ‘rents to stay put at home and we’d pick them up. My dad-in-law had been telling us how good the food was at a certain restaurant there so that was our destination. It was Café Republiq.
The restaurant is inside the newly commissioned mall – actually it had a good view of the atrium from where it was at. The place was huge and right then and there, while you are looking at the place from the outside, you just knew immediately that it would be pricey – a bit. As expected, service was pretty good. I didn’t have to open and pour my soda, someone did it for me. They provided tables for those wishing to dine outside of the restaurant itself – think tables that were set up the actual plaza inside the mall.
The roll call of orders we made – my mom-in-law had their house burger (gigantic – she probably finished 2/3s of it), my father-in-law had their grilled salmon, the wife had their amazing riblets (I had a piece – fantastic.) and my order was their grilled chicken ala pobre and a side of their griddled garlic potatoes. Let’s just say there isn’t much to say except that the price you pay for is actually worth it. I’ve had my share of horror stories of my chicken being undercooked but this was just on the dot. Oh, yes the servings – pretty huge.
Per head, dining here may set you back a cool PHP500 – maybe more. Comparing it with a few american sit down restos that serve the same portions, it may come out a bit on the high range. I guess the plus side here is their superior service and attentiveness to customers and the whole ambiance itself which came out feeling a bit of a fine-dining type. In any case, it doesn’t take away the fact that a lovely dinner to compliment a lovely night really doesn’t hurt a bit.