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Restaurant Verbena

Discovery Country Suites, 300 Calamba Road | San Jose, Tagaytay, Luzon, Philippines
+63 2 529 8172
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Ranked #10 of 71 restaurants in Tagaytay
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We usually go to Antonio's, but thank heavens we tried it here Everything was perfect. The ambiance, food and service. Mozzarella cheese pot, arugula salad, seafood sampler, Angus steak, croqueta de tinapa- all very good.

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Discovery_Leisure_Co, Manager at Restaurant Verbena, responded to this review

Dear Loren P, Thank you very much for sharing your post about your visit to Restaurant Verbena, I guess you have heard that we are currently closed for renovation. The good news is that you will soon be able to visit us when we re-open Restaurant Verbena in August.. Aside from the new interiors, I am sure our Chef Celmar... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Although a bit pricey compared to other restaurants we visited in the Philippines, the food at Verbena was very good, comparable with counterparts in Europe.

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Discovery_Leisure_Co, Manager at Restaurant Verbena, responded to this review

Dear Bor1s, Greetings from Restaurant Verbena! Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions on Restaurant Verbena. We admit that our menu selection is a little up market. This is because of the skill. meticulous care and premium ingredients that go into each culinary creation that comes out of our kitchen. Our commitment to culinary excellence has made... More

Gran Canaria, Spain
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Interesting menu, the caprese salad was good, but with a too strong dressing and lacked freshness. The ribeye steak for 2 that was served, was too well done to be medium and slightly dry with a 2peppercorn sauce that frankly kills the meat. They served delicious fresh juices with the meal and service was impeccable. I guess the kitchen need... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The best seller food for me is the black truffle risotto. It's a simple non pretentious dish and yet, it has packed all the wonderful flavors. I feel no guilt eating this dish. If i go back to Tagaytay, I will definitely order this again. We have also ordered the Lucban longganisa risotto, it's also very good but after eAting... More

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dallas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My most recent visit was for breakfast - boyfriend's birthday celebration. We ordered a bottle of champagne straight away. This is really my only complaint, it took our server about 15 minutes to bring it out. I asked 3 times and they said they were "preparing it". Ooookay, just hand me the bottle and I'll open it? We didn't want... More

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Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Too busy to plan & think of a place to eat while in Tagaytay...it's my sure fire choice! A small, simple but elegant place with a view to boot! Ambience perfect for that romantic dinner for 2 (especially if staying overnight/weekend, the management & staff don't draw any limit to their pampering), or even for big group of friends out... More

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Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Small, intimate restaurant with a great view of the lake. We were able to try some of their breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings since we had an overnighter at the hotel and decided to eat all our meals at the restaurant. There were some hits and misses in their food but overall it was good. Food can be pricey. They... More

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Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I love the dressing of their salad. It’s fresh and you can even ask them to prepare another one just incase the first serving is not fit for your taste. Their steak is too die for. It’s moist and is cooked to perfection.

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manila
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

it had been a while since we last ate at Verbena and we decided to pay a visit again since it was included in the Miele Guide. Verbena is the restaurant of Discovery Suites in Tagaytay and it is statrting to show some wear and tear. We were seated at the terrace which was quite pleasant. While waiting for our... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Irritating Sunday traffic in Tagaytay is easily forgotten upon settling by a window-side table in this boutique hotel's cafe - after a long & winding drive on Ligaya Road from Laurel Batangas, we decided on this safe choice, & slumped by our table with a good brunch of Herb Risotto, the Sampler Plate, Mushroom Arugula Salad, and Tomato Tarte Tatin,... More

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