If you want to escape the Manila heat temporarily, but still enjoy the entertainment your home offers, close to the city is a place, home away from home – Le Mirand Restaurant and Recreation in Antipolo.
In this room you can enjoy their KTV, PS4, X-Box at Php 1,500/hour consumable with pica-pica and drinks. Not bad for a group of 5-6 🙂
For couples, they also have a special date room that can be set up for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. 🙂
Here you can enjoy some peace, quiet and privacy yet still enjoy the romantic view of the city skyline.
Le Mirand though is not just for friends and lovers, but it is family friendly as well. Their dining hall can seat groups of families. It’s quite peaceful here that it is conducive to hold a conversation. It is also spacious so the parents need not worry that their kids might accidentally bump into the next table. The kids can be free with their movements and they can roam the area.
When it comes to their food, I think it was a fusion of American and Filipino favorites like wagyu, baby back ribs to the local bulalo and sisig.
First that I tried is their own creation, Stuffed Eggplant. I liked how crunchy it was. It actually didn’t taste like eggplant at all, my tastebuds were even anticipating the smoky natural flavor of the eggplant but it didn’t even give a clue as to what the main ingredient was.
I also had their Wagyu Porterhouse Steak which is the bestseller of this restaurant. The flavor and the bite hit the spot! I’d want to have this again if my hubby and I would want to have a special and fancy dinner in Antipolo. It’s actually the perfect dish to go with the romantic couple corner upstairs. It was cooked perfectly and it was easy to slice into.
If the Wagyu Steak wasn’t sinful enough, you can have more of it with their Wagyu Fried Rice which had wagyu bits tossed into it.
My hubby and I would usually go to Tagaytay to have their bulalo special, not realizing that there’s this just near Marikina where we live. And what’s better is that we don’t have to wait long in line just to have this dish and satisfy our craving. What I like about Le Mirand’s Bulalo is that it has a lot of meat! We can have our fill of it without resorting to a fork fight on who will get the big or the last piece. 🙂 This is my personal favorite in their menu.
I’m not quite a fan of Baby Back Ribs, but it was well worth a try. It had the right touch of sweetness to it.
A Filipino favorite that they have in their menu is Pork Sisig. I believe that their price is quite high compared to other restaurants but since it’s the almost natural and appealing choice to go with a night of bonding and to share with a group, I’m sure this will be a part of your to order list.
On a regular day minus my diet mode, I’d order a tuna pasta or pasta with anchovies. This would normally look appetizing to me, but I’ve had enough of my carbs for the day so I just had a forkful of it. As far as I remember, it wasn’t that creamy (which is good) so it wouldn’t leave you with the guilt feeling. If you do want to get full minus the guilt factor, I suggest you have this as it was light yet it was just right to have as a complete meal.
So if you happen to want to escape the city momentarily or go on an impromptu road trip, stop over this place along Sumulong Highway. Unwind with family and friends in the activity rooms, play pool here (at Php 150/hour), or just enjoy a city skyline view while having their sumptuous and filling dishes. 🙂
Le Mirand Restaurant & Recreation
Lot 8 Block 01 Palos Verdes Garden Heights Sumulong Highway, Sta. Cruz, Antipolo City, Rizal
Mon – Thu: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm | Fri – Sun: 7:00 am – 12:00 am