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“good servers.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mesa, Filipino Moderne

Mesa, Filipino Moderne
G/F Greenbelt 5 Legaspi Street | Ayala Center, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
+63(2)7280886
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Ranked #34 of 977 Restaurants in Makati
Cuisines: Filipino
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“good servers.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

this is for mesa @ southmall. it took us an hour to decide which rest. to dine in this mall. finally we opt for Mesa. the servers were nice and acommodating. the food came shortly. i like the pata, palabok, sisig and crispy leche flan. the servers are always attentive like filling our drinks you dont have to ask unlike other rest. will comeback.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very Nice and Good Price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

As the name suggests, a modern take on Philippine fare. We enjoyed everything we had, and the prices were less than we would have expected for being in a high-end environment.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Avon Lake, Ohio
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27 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great food....but”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

MESA Moderne at SM Aura
Bonifacio Global City

MESA Moderne restaurant is different from others because they bond the traditional and varied ingredients together to produce a local dish you’ve been eating all the time, but with a twist. There are other restaurants doing the same cooking but not quite the same way as Mesa. They have an unwavering operation for delectable ingenuity, imagination and daring taste. Regulars always settle to the basic and well known local dishes such as “kare kare” Unfortunately, they don’t use ox tail, but swapped with beef shanks and some tendons, not as authentic and scrumptious. I tried the chicken binakol soup, which is a stewed chicken with green papaya, pepper leaves and the young coconut meat. Super delicious. They offered lots of local fabulous foods and desserts and always with an extra touch to make it extraordinary.

The place is uniquely decorated, classy and elegant with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Their cutlery are ultramodern and I have to whine about their fork and spoon which has a rounded handle making it slick and tricky to hold. Their water glasses are like miniature leaning towers. Surprisingly, no accident has happened yet.

Napkins are the very thin and small folded paper, instead of a well starched and nicely folded cloth napkins. Quite ludicrous.

Service staffs were all polite and courteous but they still need some training to be efficient. Most of them are not conversant with the sophisticated menus. Maybe, they’re too bashful to recommend a dish or suggest pairing it with a particular wine. After meals, they never care to asked how was the food, suggest a dessert or fill up your water glasses or coffee cups, unless asked.

The place is warm and stylish and I highly recommend this to my friends, but with a warning: study the menus yourself, get used with their fork and spoon and ask for paper towels for your napkins.

1-31-2014

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mississauga, Canada
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“best food in best surrounding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

There's so much authentic Filipino dishes to choose from, they were all worth the price. The service were excellent. The surrounding (the Greenbelt) is one of the best place to be in Makati is amazing. We've eaten here before since we live here(during winter months in Canada) in one of the condos in the area. We always introduce the restaurant to our visiting family & friends. The restaurant never fails us. I can recommend this to anyone visiting the Philippines & will be in the area.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Naples, Italy
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“the best pilipino in makati”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

i live in makati and i often go to mesa also with customers. great variety of local food, the service is always quick and gentle...great quality price range. try the fried pork...it is amazing. the location is inside greenbelt mall, in makati area........................

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