Where to To Take Your Dad This Father’s Day

A few days left before June 17th (Sunday)! Where will you celebrate Father’s Day? A few may say that mandatory celebration like is just a big marketing hoax to get you to spend and be lured in as a consumer. Well, partly YES. Same with Valentine’s day right? or any life celebrations for that matter. We, Pinoys are sappy sentimental like that and we are more empathetic, celebratory, and sentimental by culture. We grew up that way and we shouldn’t feel sorry for it. Besides, Father’s Day is a day for many people to show their appreciation towards fathers.

Most don’t have any clue just yet where to take our precious dads so we the Fat Girls Day Out crew listed our top 10 recommendations on where to take our Tatay this coming Sunday!

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10 restaurants. 4-6 recommended menu items. 4 different price points.

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All beef needs to be aged to allow the natural enzymatic process to tenderize the meat. They are currently two ways to do it: dry aging and wet aging. Wet aging allows the meat to tenderize for 7-14 days, any longer and it gets this metallic flavor that is unpleasant to the mouth. For dry aging, full enzymatic tenderization takes about 28 days to complete. They do this by keeping the beef in a temperature controlled room for a certain amount of days.

The longer it ages, the more moisture it loses. The result is similar to that of reducing a broth down into a demi-glace sauce or a gravy. as more moisture comes out the flavor of the meat is more concentrated thus elevating the true taste potential of the be

Type of Dad

Who wants an elegant MAN-MEAL!

What to Get

Wolfgang Steakhouse brings the New York experience here in Manila. While there are many establishments that offer steak, the way they prepare theirs is the key difference. Finding the quality USDA Prime Black Angus flying it in Manila chilled then aged for a minimum of 28 days before this dish is cooked in a 1,500-degree Fahrenheit broiler and served sizzling. They take the proper time, effort to ensure you get the quality of meat in every visit. The Fine Dining experience gives you enough time to enjoy each course, while eagerly waiting for the next dish to come. Paired with fine red, and good conversation makes any meal even more worthwhile.


Read about our full experience: WOLFGANG STEAKHOUSE: DRY AGED STEAK, FINE WINE, AND LONG CONVERSATIONS

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Wolfgang's Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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La Mère Poulard in Manila is the fourth branch of the renowned French restaurant. The original restaurant still sits in Mont Saint-Michel, while the two other branches can be found in Japan. There are only 4 La Mère Poulard in the whole world and that includes their venture here in the Philippines.

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The restaurant was founded by Anne “Annette” Boutiaut (1851-1931), who married Victor Poulard on 14 January 1873 and founded the Hostellerie de la Tête d’Or, after finding that customers came and went quickly, gave them the idea of cooking giant omelettes in a wooden hearth in a certain way made these eggs puffy and frothy . This technique made it feel that the eggs were more like a souffle rather than an omelet in the mouth. This, along with a number of other recipes she had crafted, gained her the French honorary title “Mère” or “Mother,” which is only granted to excellent cooks. This was the beginning of La Mère Poulard’s worldwide reputation for its hospitality and well-executed dishes.

Type of Dad

For those fathers who want something simple yet elegant.

What to Get

Worried about small kids? They have an excellent kids menu that makes us want to relive our childhood days. We recommend their Carbonara and Bolognese.

Note: Dads get 15% off on La Mere Poulard’s Traditional Menu this Father’s Day Weekend.


Read about our full experience: LA MÈRE POULARD: TRADITION AND QUALITY SINCE 1888 and

LA MÈRE POULARD (PHILIPPINES): VISUALS AND SNIPPETS FROM MEDIA FOSTERING EVENT MARCH 2018

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La Mère Poulard Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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This fine dining Cantonese style restaurant opened its first branch in Greenhills, San Juan back in 1995 and over the years, Gloria Maris triumphed in one aspect and that is consistency and that is probably the reason for all of their repeat customers. Gloria Maris represents celebration. It is an institution and it will continue to be one. From its grandeur interior, how each meal is prepared and served. The sheer size of everything is just GRAND.

Type of Dad

For the strict traditional father who wants to have an elegant meal at his go-to Chinese staple.

What to Get


Read about our full experience: GLORIA MARIS (ALABANG): GRANDEUR, MODERNITY, AND CONSISTENCY.

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Gloria Maris Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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Toyo opened its doors last March 2016 to rave reviews and is located at The Alley, a compound at Karrivin Plaza along Chino Roces. Chef Jordy Navarra’s clean technique was helmed both by his innate passion, talent and at the same time a true reflective work coming from his previous experiences at The Fat Duck in the UK and Bo Innovation in Hong Kong.

Toyo’s philosophy revolves around taking basic elements of Filipino flavor presenting it in a subtle way that strips basic elements to highlight the true essence of it.

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They cook using wood and charcoal. Open fire, but in essence, keep the flavors clean that will lead to simplicity and easy to understand food. Toyo’s offerings are best enjoyed through its tasting menus (P2,900 +++ per person) or its three-course set menu (P1,000 per person). A handful of dishes are available in à la carte. We decided to try first the 3-course meal for our first visit.

Type of Dad

For the playful young dad who wants to try the something familiar yet refined.

What to Get

Toyo’s offerings are best enjoyed through its tasting menus (P2,900 +++ per person) or its three-course set menu (P1,000 per person). A handful of dishes are available in à la carte. We decided to try first the 3-course meal on our first visit.


Read about our full experience: TOYO EATERY: OUR COUNTRY’S CULTURE ON A PLATE

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Toyo Eatery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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Bistro Remedios can be found right around the Remedios circle. It’s that place with the wooden door and green roof. The moment you step in, it’s like going back in time. Antique fixtures, furniture, and art from local artists herald their walls and bring back the Old Manila charm.

A live ensemble of Filipino Folk singers serenades you, as you have a traditional Filipino meal.

Type of Dad

For the traditional Pinoy dad who can sometimes be hovering and overprotective.

What to Get


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Bistro Remedios Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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Get re-acquainted with your love for French cuisine in the most refined yet modern way at the ground floor of NÜWA, The Tasting Room’s new home in Manila, which shares the same name as Chef Guillaume Galliot’s Michelin-starred restaurant at the City of Dreams Macau. You can create five to eight courses and pair them with their fine select wines and whiskeys.

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With high ceilings, gilded space with elegant droplights encapsulates the whole area making it an elegant stage for the set to be an elevated dining experience.

Type of Dad

For the dad who wants everything to be perfect. He’s the type of guy who wants everything in order, and that includes his meal.

What to Get

The chef’s mission is to let core ingredients shine and trump the balance between panache and flavor. For diners to revel in the delights of each dish composition.

Every dish will be paired with their curated and pre-selected vintage wines.

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PRICE POINT:

  • 4 Courses PHP 4,588++ (TTR With Wine Pairing PHP 2,000++)
  • 6 Courses PHP 5,088++ (With Wine Pairing PHP 2,800++)

Read about our full experience: THE TASTING ROOM: IMPECCABLE GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE

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The Tasting Room Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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Thai food is known for its impactful taste, variety and unique combinations of seasoning. It’s a balance of different flavors: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and spicy. They also use herbs and spices to further enrich the taste of the food. Mango Tree has showcased a variety of Thai cuisines that would excite your taste buds. Their cooking is carefully balanced to bring out the diverse flavors of their plates. The authenticity of food – their genuine approach in presentation, proportions, freshness of ingredients of their dishes has made them the pate of Thai fare.

Headed by seasoned Chef Siwat Korsem with experience in Thai cuisine for over 27 years, Chef Korsem will continue Mango Tree’s vision of ensuring that every customer is satisfied with the complexity of tastes by using only the best and freshest ingredients, authentic herbs, and spices.

Type of Dad

For the adventurous dad, who likes to try all different kinds of food.

What to Get


Read about our full experience: MANGO TREE, BGC: A MODISH FINE DINING THAI RESTAURANT

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Mango Tree Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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Take your palette to the Basque region of Spain and head over to Tapella Bar and Restaurant. It’s a modern Spanish restaurant nestled within the confines of Greenbelt 5. Tapella spearheads their food with influences from the Basque region while also taking influences from nearby neighboring countries.

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Ingredients are sourced from Spain, Morocco, and locally where they are able to bring these parts together and bring life to Tapella. Adorned with modern furnishing and hues of light and dark. They have an air-conditioned and al fresco dining options. One thing that we love Tapella is on how they meticulously curate and source their core ingredients such as the locally made chorizo that they use in their dishes

Type of Dad

For the dad, that’s hit with the travel bug and constantly talks about his latest trip to Spain, Italy, or France. No boarding pass required.

What to Get


Read about our full experience: TAPELLA: FLAVORS OF SAN SEBASTIAN

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Tapella Bar & Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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The Pantry has nine global stations: the Chinese bao bar, the Indian Tandoor oven, the brick oven pizza area, the salad station, the seafood station, the carving station, the dessert station, the beverage studio, and a takeaway counter called Grab & Go. They observe three to four cycle changes in its menu. That means, if you come for lunch today, and the succeeding two days, there would be a different lunch every day.

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Their idea of farm-to-fork is their constant ethos. Using only organic and locally sourced fair trade produce and ingredients to create quality tastes and textures from Indian, Italian, Filipino and Pan-Asian cuisines.

Type of Dad

Open minded, adventurous and likes to get value for his money.

What to Get

This is a buffet so go all the way in and eat your heart out.


Read about our full experience: THE PANTRY BY DUSIT THANI MANILA: LUNCH GAME IS STRONG

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The Pantry - Dusit Thani Manila Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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Chef Florabel’s mission is to make fine dining as non-intimidating and within the greater public’s reach. She’s known for her ingenuity and brilliant infusion of the best local produced and making something world class. Felix is one of the 9 concept restaurants on Yatco’s roster and can probably be the best representation of her vision. The restaurant was named after Chef Florabel Co-Yatco’s dad, Felix. Opened last April 2008 serving Asian Continental food and is one of the pioneering restaurants in Greenbelt 5.

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The restaurant is architecturally elegant that offers no less than fine dining. Modern and upscale interiors. The ambiance is chic but not stiff, with very courteous and knowledgeable staff welcoming and serving guests.

Type of Dad

For our dads who stick to the classic and disciplined preparation of dishes. One who enjoys classic Pan-Asian food! Perfect for Sunday lunch after hearing the Sunday mass in Greenbelt.

What to Get


Read about our experience: REACQUAINTED LOVE WITH FELIX

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Felix Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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When Yuval and Norfar Mann moved to the Philippines from Israel about eight years ago, Norfar struggled to find restaurants that cater to vegetarians like her and most of the times vegetarian dishes that were being served to her wasn’t really 100% vegetarian at all. On February 2016, the couple opened Chaplin at Century City Mall in Makati. Chaplin serves authentic Israeli cuisine, pastries, fine coffee and curated cocktails.

The food that we sampled was excellent and comforting. Israeli food has a lot of similarities in terms of character to Asian-style dining. Their food is served in big portion sizes that is meant to be shared family-style.

Type of Dad

The Hipster Dad. He passes around a petition to have the water fountain changed to organic water.

What to Get


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Chaplin Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Why Celebrate Father’s Day

It may appear like every month there is another “Hallmark” holiday that needs to be taken care of with cards, gifts and family lunch/dinners. June brings in all the other holidays but on its trail comes Father’s Day. However, Father’s Day is one of those celebrations, we should take time out of our demanding lives to recognize. After all, we all have (or had) a father and without him, we would not be here today.

We hope this list helps and please feel free to engage with us anytime thru any of our channels. Have fun during your Day Out!

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