Mr. Jones Greenbelt 5 Review
One of my favorite restaurants in the metro is definitely Mr. Jones in Greenbelt 5. I've dined there at least 3 times in the last several months and that says a lot considering I'm one to always make it a point to try a new place every time.
It's very hard to get seats at Mr. Jones during lunch or dinner time. This is because a lot of people want to eat there and there are only about 5 tables inside. Even the al fresco area gets filled up easily.
Mr. Jones exudes that 1950's American diner vibe. Check out the Restaurant City-esque diner style tables and chairs. There's even a mini jukebox on display near the entrance, and all the songs they play hail from Elvis Presley's era.
Hubby and I decided to have lunch there last Sunday with the family. We immediately ordered "Garlic Portobello" Steak and Eggs (P525, pictured above) to share. It's our all-time favorite from Mr. Jones. The steak is very tender, juicy, and tasty plus it comes with 3 eggs any style you want. I love the garlic roasted mushrooms that top the steak. A generous helping of roasted rosemary potatoes ensure that your hunger pangs are satisfied. Two wedges of sweet ripe orange help cleanse the palate. :D
For our kids, I ordered Wicked Truffled Mac n' Cheese (P395, pictured above) for sharing. I had this on my first visit to Mr. Jones and I must say it has improved by leaps and bounds. It is now cheesier, plus the taste and aroma of truffle oil is much more evident. "Mommy, this mac and cheese is different but it's yummy," commented my 6-year old daughter. Meanwhile my 9-year son was just nodding his head while eating.
Since I was using a coupon for Buy 2 take 1 main course free from my Enjoy Philippines card, we got to order three dishes in all. Last but not least was the Grilled Bone-In Maple Glazed Pork Chops & Apple Sauce (P450, pictured above). A thick slice of pork chop drizzled in cinnamon apple and apricot compote is served on a bed of spiced pumpkin puree. There were organic carrots and haricot verts (french green beans) too, you just don't see them in the photo because they were under the pork chop. Pretty nice dish, but the Steak and Eggs still take top prize. :)
With its easygoing casual ambience, good food, and decent serving portions, Mr. Jones is going to be a favorite for quite a while. :)
G/F Greenbelt 5,
Makati City, Metro Manila
501-3682 to 83
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