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Restaurant Verbena

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Discovery Country Suites, 300 Calamba Road | San Jose, Tagaytay, Luzon, Philippines
+63 2 529 8172
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worth every penny

The place was dead quiet on a weeknight but we enjoyed it. Our server Mark was great and very attentive to us. He gave us complimentary appetizers as well. I had the mussels and lobster bisque which were great, and my husband has the tagliatelle with pigs head -- also delicious except for the smell... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
DMoreno1905
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The place was dead quiet on a weeknight but we enjoyed it. Our server Mark was great and very attentive to us. He gave us complimentary appetizers as well. I had the mussels and lobster bisque which were great, and my husband has the tagliatelle with pigs head -- also delicious except for the smell that pork sometimes gives off.... More 

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Manila, Philippines
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our group of 8 was in a celebratory mood and decided to dine here. Everything we ordered was top-notched: arugula salad, chilean seabass, ribeye steak, lucban chorizo risotto, even the plain rice tasted far from being plain. Ambiance was charming. Wheelchair accessible including restroom. No baby changing table. Resto has ample parking and is situated right beside Starbucks. Service by... More 

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manila
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Upside 1) Location- easy to find; parking space ample 2) Sophisticated menu - and very tasty too! 3) Staff- attentive, warm, knowledgable about the dishes 4) Favorite- Mussels, the bread and Lemongrass Mojito! 5) Newly renovated - everything looks fresh and bright 6) Service is quick 7) Pricey, but worth it!

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Discoveryhotels, Manager at Restaurant Verbena, responded to this review

Dear Northstar Manila, Again, many thanks for your postitive review of Restaurant Verbena! We trust that you will consider us as a regular stop whenever you are in Tagaytay. A lot of our diners have said that our location, and the magnificent view of Tagaytay lake and volcano from our terrace makes the trip from Manila worth it. We hope... More 

Makati, Philippines
Top Contributor
336 reviews 336 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This spot offers dishes in keeping with this ridge town. Its dark wood decor with al fresco balcony tables is consistent with its theme of serving good international dishes. I particularly like the Lucban Longganisa Risotto and the Angus Steak.

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Discoveryhotels, General Manager at Restaurant Verbena, responded to this review

Hi DJ, Many thanks for your wonderful review. After a 7-month renovation, we've re-opened Restaurant Verbena with new interiors that takes full advantage of the panoramic view of Taal lake and volcano. We've also expanded our menu so there will be more culinary expressions of Contemporary Country Cuisine that you may enjoy. We hope that you and your friends will... More 

Paranaque, Philippines
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The cheese and wine spread during happy hour delighted our group before our main course was served. Looking forward to more specialties from your chef!

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Discoveryhotels, General Manager at Restaurant Verbena, responded to this review

Dear Tita_m13, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our restaurant in Tripadvisor. You may be interested to know that we have undergone a major refurbishment of Discovery Country Suites and Restaurant Verbena. We would like to invite you to visit us very soon so you can see the many exciting changes we have done not... More 

Manila, Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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 

Suzhou, China
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Discovery Country Suites, 300 Calamba Road | San Jose, Tagaytay, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Calabarzon Region  >  Cavite Province  >  Tagaytay
  • Phone Number: +63 2 529 8172

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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