It has been a tradition to celebrate Popsy’s birthday in a really nice new restaurant. In the past, we celebrated his birthday when Parallel 45 opened in 2005 and when Lemuria was just starting in 2006. We celebrated Popsy’s birthday this year in the budding (2 weeks in operation) Steak Room of Philmugger Elbert Cuenca who operated the once famous Restaurant 12 in Greenbelt 2. He recruited back the waiters and chef of Restaurant 12 and started Elbert’s Steak House — strictly steak only. Although they were able to serve Salmon for my mom upon prior request.
The steaks are USDA certified and imported from Wisconsin. They perfected how to cook the steak in a juicy and tasty manner. Although, I must admit that it wouldn’t compare to a Rib-Eye wagyu experience at Malcolm for the P1,750 only vs. P2,860 Rib Eye, to share in Elbert’s. But you go to Elbert’s for the privacy, cozy interiors, and warm company by Elbert himself. You’ll be surprised how a once call center office was transformed to one of the coolest steak place hide out in Makati. Thanks to the architectural genius of Noel Bernardo of Elite Concepts who is credited for the visionary concept of the famous Lan Kwai Fong restaurant in China. Currently, it can only serve a 3 tables and maximum of 12 people. The vision is to have a maximum capacity of 50 by adding 2 tables of 8, a private function room for 10 people and a lovers table.
Simply, you go to Elbert’s for that special occasion where money is not an issue and you pay for the memorable experience with your special some one. We paid close to P1,600/ head for the overall experience — ouch!!
Aidan poses in an Eric Paras Leather Chair creation after eating his share of Elbert’s Steak. Aidan spontaneously posed when I asked him that I want to take a picture of him on the chair. I wonder when will Aidan be “discovered” hahaha…
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Where is Elbert’s Steak Room?
Right now, there is no visible sign outside the building where Elbert’s steak room is located. It is in the 3rd floor of the Sagittarius building where New Bombay Indian Food is located. Here is the location map.
You enter this ordinary stairs leading to the third floor.
This is like a time machine and once you enter the red sliding door on your left, you’ll be in a totally different mood and ambiance.
Elbert’s Steak Room
Steak Dinner Menu! (check this for an updated menu listing) Right now, it is strictly steak menu. Special request may be accommodated upon reservation especially if someone in your group would prefer fish. I can’t imagine a vegetarian eating in this kind of place. The steak dinner includes the house salad and a choice of soup. They change their soup menu everyday.
I like the mussel cream soup because of its after taste and right consistency in the cream.
The house salad was fresh with arugula, lettuce, palm heart, tomotoes, avocado, bell peppers and simple ginger dressing.
Currently, they have a limited set of wine (Elbert’s Room Wine List). We ordered the La Joya Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
Rib Eye (P2,200+ 10% service) and additional P400 since we decided to share this between me and Rache. This is Rache’ share and she requested a well done steak because she is pregnant and cannot eat raw food. The rib eye is almost 1-inch thick and usually comes in 300gms+.
We were glad to get a sauce sampler. The best for us are peppercorn, red wine & shallots, and the mushroom cream. The chimichurri is one of the most requested which is the green one in the middle, a cilantro-based sauce.
Steamed Salmon (P600+). As requested by my mom. Thanks for accommodating her request! My mom said it was very good but expensive.
Angel Hair Pomodoro (P125+) side dish. This comes in small plate and really it was not worth paying P125+ for this…
Filet Mignon (P1,600+) USDA select tenderloin — 2in cut. Sorry for this shot (if you know what I mean).
Porcini Mushroom Risotto (P125+). If this risotto could talk, it would say “It sucks to be me!” and I would say “It sucks to be you, indeed!”
My P2,600 Rib Eye Steak to share (this is my half of the 300 lbs steak). It was juicy, tender, tasty and grilled perfectly.
Best Chocolate Mousse, Creme Caramel and Tiramisu Sampler. This was complimentary and I must say “Compliments to Chef Grace for these simple dessert creations!”
Elbert’s Steak Room Ambiance
Here’s the snapshot of the chic vibe of the place…
The Wine Library smoking area.
The Bar area.
This is the corner for the lover’s table where it will be a bit secluded from the rest.
The P50,000 Max Private Room for 10 people. You pay P50,000 for eat-all-you-can and drink all you can for a group of 10. This would be a good venue for an intimate meeting with key customers or a celebration with rich friends.
Btw, you get to enjoy this chandelier for the night inside the private room as a bonus.