I don’t know any guy who doesn’t like steak. I say this because the only thing that excites Mr. GJG aside from me treating him to dinner is having his steak fix. So you could imagine his delight when we visited Highlands Prime Steakhouse last week as a pre-Father’s Day treat to him. He even had “light breakfast” that day so he can prepare his tummy for lunch. Ha!
Highlands Prime Steakhouse is located at Estancia Mall, Capital Commons, making it more accessible to all the steak lovers and foodies at heart. This second branch of Highlands Prime Steakhouse opens its doors to yuppies and families as their newest hangout place in the metro.
Highlands Prime Steakhouse Estancia have a separate bar area for yuppies who want to chill out over a drink of their choice — be it cocktails, beer or wine.
The bar area transforms at night with different music and lightings compared to the main dining area which remains cozy and subdued throughout the day and well into the night.
While Highlands Prime Steakhouse Estancia attracts the younger set, it still caters to guests and families who look out for comfy and refined eat-out experience even past dinnertime. There are doors and walls that divide the bar area and the main space, so much so that the relaxing ambience of the steakhouse’s dining area is still preserved.
A huge wine cellar, which divides the bar area and the main dining space, stores high quality wines and cocktails, perfect for drink enthusiasts. Tall tables and seats are also available outside the bar area for those who prefer al fresco dining.
It still boasts of the same airy, sophisticated and cabin-inspired interiors as in its SM MOA branch. Cowboy-themed paintings are displayed on its wooden and stone walls and a fireplace hearth can be found in the middle of the main dining area that completes the entire Western look and feel of the restaurant.
Once we were inside I felt like we took a road trip to Tagaytay or Baguio with the almost all-wood interior of the restaurant. Lil’ Ms. GJG even admired how pretty the restroom was. Sorry, no photo of that- you’d have to visit Highlands Prime Steakhouse to see it. 😉
The 150-seater Estancia branch also houses three function rooms which are available for various special occasions like corporate functions and family parties. The menu for private events can be customized depending on the preferences of the guest.
This is one of the three function rooms of Highlands Prime Steakhouse. If all three are combined, it can seat up to 90 people at best.
Here’s Highlands Prime Steakhouse Menu.
And here’s what we ordered.
Ripe Mango Shake, P140.
Arizona Summer Salad, P350.
Fresh tropical fruits mixed with strawberry vinaigrette makes for a refreshing appetizer.
Chicken Nuggets P230.
Breaded chicken fillet with tartar sauce. We wish the portion size was bite-size so it’s easy for a toddler such as lil’ Mr. GJG (who likes finger food) to use his hands to eat.
Mac N’ Cheese, P195.
This was lil’ Ms. GJG’s dish. The verdict? She finished it all by herself. According to her, she loves that it’s not too cheesy and too salty. “The macaroni noodles were delicious, chewy and it was fun to eat!” She didn’t want to share her dish because she said, she liked so much. I guess not all Mac N’ Cheese are the same and this one from Highlands Prime Steakhouse got two thumbs up.
For families with lil’ children who plan on dinning here, do not worry, they have high chairs and coloring materials for kids, so they’re busy coloring while waiting for their food.
Roast Beef Pasta P400.
While I think most pastas are one and the same, this Roast Beef Pasta is something that I would never forget. Al dente pasta smothered in special BBQ sauce with US PRime Roast Beef, mushroom and sundried tomato. It’s as mouth-watering as it looks and as I describe it.
Sausage Pizza, 380.
Did you know that Highlands Prime Steakhouse uses freshly made dough bread for their pizza? We had their Sausage Pizza which had tomato, ripe mango, mandarin oranges and of course sausages as toppings. Surprisingly, sausage and mango go well together.
Prime Rib 10 oz., P1,630.
The star of the show was this beauty. Medium rare cooked to Mr. GJG’s liking. It comes with corn cob, side vegetables, a choice of either rice or mashed potato and pepper corn sauce. According to Mr. GJG, it was one good steak- tender and juicy prime rib. It was so good, he ate half of it without adding the pepper corn sauce.
The smile on this guys face is waaaaay to obvious that he liked the steak no? I had a few bites and I gotta say, it was indeed one of the best steaks I’ve tried. On our next visit, I’ll order one in well-done for me to truly enjoy. 😉
Cheesecake with Mango Sauce, P220.
To cap off our hearty and filling lunch, we had cheesecake. I was leaning towards getting a chocolate-based dessert but I had consider Mr. GJG’s request. The cheesecake, though it was big and fluffy, didn’t taste much like a cheesecake to me. It was creamy but I was expecting the cheese flavor to overpower the mango. Unfortunately, it tasted like chiffon cake to me. Still, it was okay according to my not-so-much-of-a-dessert-person-husband.
Thanks Highlands Prime Steakhouse for the pre-Father’s Day treat! Mr. GJG & I will be back perhaps during the Happy Hour to eat more steak to cap off the work week.
HIGHLANDS PRIME STEAKHOUSE
North Wing, Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Meralco Avenue, Brgy. Oranbo, Pasig.
For inquiries or reservations call (02) 532-2324 and 0906-498-6616