Highlands Steakhouse: A Steak Date with Dad

Friday, October 14, 2011
I've always believed I inherited being a foodie from my dad, so I try to savor the moment every time we get to have a father-daughter date. One fine weekend, we spotted the famous Highlands Steakhouse at SM Mall of Asia. Since we've always wanted to dine at Tagaytay Highlands Steakhouse but lack the membership, we didn't hesitate to go straight inside the SM Mall of Asia restaurant and grab a table for two.

The restaurant's interior is quite cozy with dim lighting. The walls, the decor, and even the washroom are consistently of a cowboy theme. Actually, even their servers are wearing cowboy outfits with a matching hat!
Caesar Salad Caesar Salad Closer

Upon checking their menu, we were quite overwhelmed since Highlands Steakhouse has a wide list of items to choose from. In the end, we just opted for their sets which already include a bowl of soup, a solo serving of salad, an entrée, dessert of the day, and a bottomless beverage with a choice of coffee, coke products or iced tea. My dad chose to order the Rib-Eye Steak set (P1,700+) in medium. While I, on the other hand, opted to get the Roast Lamb Racks (P1,500+) also in medium doneness.

Rib-Eye Steak 10oz

After getting our orders, our server brought us two slices of freshly toasted bread along with a bowl each of the Lobster Bisque, Onion Soup and Clam Chowder. As a thick soup lover, I found this bowl very satisfying. The chowder has a rich flavor without being too overpowering. We were also served with Caesar Salad, our salad choice made from fresh vegetables drenched in a tasty Caesar dressing.

Roast Lamb Racks

Our main entrées were served afterwards. Although our meat choices were only of 10oz. instead of the 15oz. standard serving for a la carte, both my dad and I loved our Rib-Eye Steak and Roast Lamb Racks as they were very tender, succulent and flavorful.

Caramel Cake

We really savored every bite of our juicy entrées. And upon finishing, we were served with the dessert of the day, a Caramel Cake which has a soft sponge topped with a creamy frosting and sweet caramel chunks. Although I found the cake quite good, I felt as if this meal ender can be skipped anytime.


True enough, Highlands Steakhouse lives up to its promise of serving quality steak. Even the soup and the salad were actually good. Although my dad and I don't usually spend over 3k with just the two of us, we felt like our money's well spent. Aside from the great food, we enjoyed the very comfortable ambiance which made dining at Highlands Steakhouse more memorable. Another thing we love at the restaurant is the service. Each dish was served right after we finished the previous one. We need not call the attention of our servers as they already know what to do.

Overall, our experience at Highlands Steakhouse was more than pleasant. Even though the price tags are quite steep, the great food, service and ambiance one can get from dining here makes every penny worth it.

Taste - 4.5/5
Ambiance - 5/5
Service - 5/5
Price - 3/5
Overall Value - 4.5/5

Highlands Steakhouse, SM Mall of Asia
2/F Unit 213 Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Bay Blvd.
Pasay City, Metro Manila
(02) 556-0768


  1. delicious steak!! love it... thanks for blogging ^________^

  2. All of that food looks good. Definitely a place to make memories with a beloved friend or fmaily member. It is not always easy to find a place where you feel that the one you want to treat will feel appreciated. However, that one looks like it fits the requirements.

  3. yum! i'd like to bring my dad there too

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