Located at a prime location within the Burgos Circle community, this French (?) restaurant is the first structure to your right once you make a right turn towards the basement parking. Everytime I chance upon it, I would always challenge anyone who is with me to pronounce the name of the restaurant but no one is quite sure on the right way of saying it (hahaha!) So I googled it and out came a simple yet strong kick on the “r” and “t”.. something like “le-entRe-coT” .. uhh okay.. go figure =p Weirdly though, there is an exact restaurant in Paris - same name & around the same menu entrees! Wonder if it is a franchise? =)
Finally, after couple of attempts to visit, I was able to go with my favorite food trip partner, Malayne, though she has a long list of “cannot eat” items hahaha (I’m working on them). The ground floor was fully occupied so we were ushered to the second floor via a spiral staircase. From our spot, this graffiti wall maintains an interesting accent to the restaurant ambiance.
I don’t claim to have a high appreciation of French/Parisian/European food nor do I claim to be knowledgeable in their cuisine but I keep an open mind (& heart & wallet) to any cuisine that comes my way. =D Definitely not what I’ve expected when I flip open to see a sparing list of menu entrees.. few appetizers, salads, pasta, steak mains, and uhh.. that’s it! I think their wine list is longer than the mains. Is that a european thing? =)
Malayne ordered the L’entrecote Menu and changed the salad to soup since her diet doesn’t contain any greens only red (meat) hehehe =p I was suppose to get the Geneva set because I fancy (nax!) a glass of wine but I’m really trying
hard to reduce my meat intake so I opted for an order of French Onion Soup and The Adlez Salad. Oh did I mention that the fries that accompanied the steak is unlimited?
I love my salad. It is perfect for starters as it is enough for sharing. It comes with egg, fish cubed, potato wedges, aubergine, greens in a light tangy dressing. I would recommend this! Our starter soup was not exactly a good impression starter as strings of onions floats around the soup with a gruyere-pasted bread soaking in the center. The steak was served already sliced into strips and from the looks of it smothered in their special sauce. It was not as appetizing as Mamou’s steak where juice is oozing out and the meat is a pinkish medium well. I was able to sample a few strips that made me have a change of heart. The meat was tender and the sauce was such that your platter will be wiped clean afterwards. =)
Price per head around P1000. L’entrecote. Burgos Circle. Fort Bonifacio.