Dining Experince at Cowrie Grill by The Manila Hotel

The model of the day, Pepi de Leon of www.kampeonngpagibig.com (with kuya on the side as bystander)
At the first thought, Cowrie Grill would be something that would like Racks or Highlands Steakhouse with those leathers and horns but to my surprise, the settings was cozy with these big shells as decorations so I asked them why. And I found out that those big shells are called cowries. But it's alright, you can still expect steaks from them as they are offering signature creations of steaks and grilled entrees with gracious classic tableside service, where food is cooked and served right before the guests, the Cowrie Grill promises to be so much like the old times preparing dishes in the highest of standards which will really give the guest entertainment while waiting for their food to be cooked and prepared.  

Today, we feasted on their various and known dishes:
Lobster Bisque (lobster tail medallion, flambé with brandy)
- The soup is really good, the taste is very rich.

Maître D' Caesar Salad (Romaine Lettuce, classic Caesar salad dressing, prepared table side)
- the elaborate rendition and freshly tosses caesar salad, what I like about this is that serving is too much as you can compare to other restos. You'll be satisfied.

Sherbet of the day (watermelon flavor)
- After the salad, we we're served their housemade  sherbet which is really refreshing. Perfect for that hot sunny afternoon.

Angus Beef Rib, U.S. (With Baked potato, vegetable and sauces)
- The Cowrie Grill's signature Angus Prime Rib using a Montague steakhouse broiler. The beef is tender and juicy. The serving is too much for my stomach, some of my friends can't eat it all. The baked potato is just a plain potato with dressing and bacon bits on the top. The steak is best complemented with wines from the restaurant’s exquisite selection. I had tried around 7 wines I think and what I like the most is their lambanog infused with lychee. It really taste like lychee.

Baked Alaska
- This is one of the favorites in their restaurant, strawberry and vanilla ice cream, sponge cake browned meringue, flambé with brandy. Sweetness overload!

Coffee or Tea with Chocolate crinkles
- And lastly, if you're not satisfied yet you can order some chocolate crinkles and coffee or tea. Their version of their chocolate crinkles is the best I've ever tasted yet.

(Right: Coffee; Left: Sherbet of the day - watermelon)

Yeoja Verdict: Guests will surely keep coming back to this cozy restaurant. The taste, service,  ambiance, entertainment... excellent! As you can remember their lavishly unique decor with lots of rare cowries, you will remember the taste and dining experience here at Cowrie's.

Taste: ★★★★
Ambiance: ★★★★
Presentation: ★★★★★
Entertainment: ★★★
Serving: ★★★★
Service: ★★★★
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Must -try: Lobster Biques, Baked Alaska, & Angus Beef Rib
Recommended for: couples, meetings, intimate gatherings, etc.

Branch Visited:
Cowrie Grill by The Manila Hotel
Promenade Mall, Missouri St., Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan del Monte
Open daily from 11:00 AM to 3:00PM for lunch and from 6:30 to 10:00PM for dinner. 

For inquiries and reservations, call 463-1993. Follow them on Facebook:

Food being prepared on the table side, very entertaining!
Their wide selection of alcoholic drinks.
Photo courtesy of Cowrie Grill