Spotting the famous Highlands Steakhouse
at SM Mall of Asia, my dad and I didn't hesitate to try it out since we really wanted to dine at Tagaytay Highlands Steakhouse but find it a little far.
The interior of the restaurant is really nice and comfy. From the walls, the decors and the wash room, Highlands Steakhouse consistently executes its cowboy theme. Even their servers are wearing cowboy costumes!
Since the menu was overwhelming, we opted to get their sets which includes the entrée, a soup, a salad, dessert of the day and a bottomless drink with a choice of coffee, coke products or iced tea. My dad ordered the Rib-Eye Steak set (P1,700+)
in Medium while I ordered for the Roast Lamb Racks (P1,500+)
also in Medium. Both of us have chosen to get Caesar Salad
for our appetizer and iced tea for our drinks.
We were served with two pieces of fresh breads together with the soup which I believe is their Lobster Bisque, Onion Soup and Clam Chowder
. It was a great starter since the soup was rich in flavor without being too overpowering, and the bread was a really nice complement. Next to be served was the Caesar Salad
which I really like because of the fresh vegetables and delicious dressing.
Our entrées were served next. Both my dad's Rib-Eye Steak set (P1,700+)
and my Roast Lamb Racks (P1,500+)
were tender, juicy and rich in flavor. Although they were only 10oz. with 15oz. being the standard, they were satisfying enough to leave us full.
The dessert of the day that was served is the Caramel Cake
which has a really soft and creamy base cake and sweet caramel pieces. Personally, I think this was just a so-so meal ender and I can skip this anytime since the previous dishes were already very satisfying.THE VERDICT
Highlands Steakhouse truly lives up to its image of serving quality steak. Even their soup and appetizers were also great. In addition, the ambiance that their restaurant interior gives off is truly enticing and very comfy which is a big plus.
Service is also top-notch. Every dish were served right after we've finished the previous dish. We didn't even need to call the servers as they already have the initiative. They also check on the guests when billing out to ask for feedback.
Overall, Highlands Steakhouse is a restaurant I would want to go back again and again. Although the price is pretty steep, the great food, service and ambiance you can get from dining here makes every penny worth it.
Caesar Salad Closer
Rib-Eye Steak 10oz.
Roast Lamb Racks
Rib-Eye Steak, Roast Lamb Racks, Caesar Salad