Elias

2/F Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Ave. cor. 28th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Elias
3.8
4.0 Stars

84 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 14
  • 4 stars 47
  • 3 stars 17
  • 2 stars 5
  • 1 star 1
  • 90 Reviews
  • 104 Recommend
  • 84 Reviewers
Category:
Filipino
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+6325467977

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱101 - ₱525

Most Recent Reviews

Chieo O.
4.0 Stars
4

There was a Globe event last Friday with this great singer named Chris ______, while listening to his performance we got a quick appetizer sojourn at Elias ( by Crisostomo ) seemingly familiar menu selections and choices....

So we went for the Bagumbayan Lechon, thinly sliced lechon kawali chips with vinegar and liver sauce... Really crispy and it looked like a crossover of chicharon at its ends with crispy lechon kawali meat 12852210084128077🏻 yum yum yum getting younger with this, hehehe 128525

Then we had the Tempura Style Prawn cooked with a twist of Laing and aligue sauce for its dip, surprisingly delicious as well! That laing was a surprise combo with the plump shrimp, and of course the loveable crabfat sauce 12852210084128077🏻

We also had the all time favorite, mangoes and cream goodness, their Olimpia Cake....1008410084100841008410084

Couldn't resist their Leche Flan as well, hehehe12852212852212852210084

So was that appetizer? Hahaha yes, had to move over to more BGC foodie finds on a traffic stricken weekday 128522128518128522128518

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Avi C.
2.0 Stars

Elias serves Your typical Filipino dishes with a twist.
I found the menu items bringing me back to Noli and El Fili days in HS. Plus points there!

Okay, GF was craving for Kare Kare that time so without batting an eyelash, ordered it straight away.
I wanted something healthy (haha) so i got the lumpiang hubad.

Oh well, sad to say, this reto wont get any recommendations from me. Here's why:

1. Everything was pricey! - i dont mind pricey as long as it makes me forget the price when i taste the food. But this? Just plain pricey. (60php for 1 cup of rice, 520php for kare kare and 200+php for lumpia)

2. Service was just bad. I dont see why they'd have to serve you water in such small glasses. The server had to come back several times! Didnt also see why theyd charge that much for table service.

3. Food is cute because they gave itt cool names but other than that? Hmm Max's Kare kare is waaay waaay better and is more appropriately priced. As for the lumpiang hubad- hmm try another veggie dish. Seriously.

Overall, 2 spoons- all for cute menu names.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

Before the christmas break, my family and I had our "pre-christmas lamon" here at Elias. Days before eating here, we've been eating Japanese or Chinese food which made us crave for good comfort food which is Pinoy food. There are a number of Filipino restaurants in Fort but the one nearest my office is this one (plus I haven't tried eating here yet). Though the menu is almost the same with Crisostomo.

Instead of ordering the usual sinigang and kare kare, we decided to try something we won't normally get.

SINUGLAW TARSILO
Kinilaw na tuna with grilled liempo. This was surprisingly good. The liempo was tender and tasty. I loved how the vinegar was not too sour that we still enjoyed the flavor of the tuna, liempo, onions, ginger, and green mangoes. And it had the right level of spiciness! 128076🏼 Serving size was generous as well.

LUMPIANG HUBAD
This was just okay. Generous serving of veggies with peanut sauce but nothing too special about it. Should have ordered something else. A different vegetable dish.

SUSAN
Shrimps, milkfish, mussels, and squid pinaputok with lots of onions, tomatoes and their special sauce. This was really goood! As in!!! 128525 Reminds me of Pixie's sinugba? but instead of just fish, you have a lot of seafood to enjoy and eat!! A must try for seafood lovers! 128076🏼

ESCOLTA
Birthday noodles because it's almost my birthday. 128518 Tastes exactly like my aunt's pancit canton but with more toppings like quail eggs and chorizo. My lola, who is a very maarte picky eater, liked this!

Service was just okay. The place was full so the staffs were hard to call but their nice naman. 128513

Elis is a good place to eat at for family lunch/dinner as the serving size is very generous and everything is good!! Pinoy foooood!!!!! Perfect for families with lolas and lolos! 128513

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Gina G.
4.0 Stars

Celebrating Team Christmas Dinner.

We thought our 10k budget is not enough for 26 persons but wooow! may take out pa kami.

Food was indeed pinoy style dishes.

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Zenrick T.
4.0 Stars

Love the filipino cuisine

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Eric P.
3.0 Stars

First the food tastes great, especially the garlic chicken, the only negative remark il give this resto is when me and sister had lunch at this place flies are roaming everywhere. Hopefully next time it will be a positive experience.

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Ig Plummer S.
4.0 Stars

This was throwback review. I just saw Elias and remember was not able to write a review of this in Looloo. Our Filipino friend who lives in Germany wanted to eat Pinoy food. And Elias did not disappoint us. We were able to satisfy our friend's craving.

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Raquel E.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Aileen L.
4.0 Stars

Hubby's Pre 36th Bday celebration at Elias Bonifacio High Street last Saturday afternoon.

After our trip to FlowHouse in Cavite we went straight to BGC and starve to death. We're so hungry after our Flowboarding session. We arrived at BGC around past 2pm. We were supposed to eat at Wholesome table but kids don't like it so we end up at Elias since I am craving for Filipino food that time.

Elias is one of the high end Filipino restaurants in Bonifacio High Street. It is an upscale version of Crisostomo by Chef Florabel. My daughter celebrated her bday before at Crisostomo in Eastwood so I know that this is the perfect place to celebrate hubby's birthday.

I love the food and ambiance of Elias because it will brings you back to Philippine Colonial Cuisine concept. The Filipino given names inspired by the books of Jose Rizal ( Noli & Fili)

Here are the dishes that we had :

🔹Salomes secret - binusog na pusit glazed with sweet sauce. The pusit is easy to chew and love the tomatoes inside the squid. (P295)

🔹Don Rafael - aka "crispy pata" Deep fried pork leg with garlic sauce,atchara and soy vinegar. This is what I really enjoyed eating here. The pata is huge and crunchy. Sarap ng balat!128055 especially when dip to soy sauce (P695)

🔹 Escolta - and because it's hubby's bday we ordered this bday noodles for long life, pancit canton with quail eggs and assorted meat and seafood . This noodles is not ordinary, similar to my fave bday noodles at a Chinese cuisine (P395)

🔹Dona Victorina - sautéed prawns in crab fat! The prawns was 6 pcs and huge! I'm drooling! (P495)

🔹La Paz Bulalo - Their Bulalo was so good! With corn cob and puro beef talaga walang masyadong taba. They even gave us additional sabaw128077 ( P595)

🔹 Plain Pandan rice (8pcs) 480 pesos . Mahal talaga ang rice sa mga resto ngayon. Okay lang basta wag fake lang ang rice127834

Sum it all, the food here are all delicious. May tira pa dahil generous ang servings.

Medyo matagal yung service but it's worth the wait. Total bill: 3,218.84128077127860

Busog talaga ! 128077

By the way they have wifi here so it's okay to wait128518

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April H.
2.0 Stars

We had to wait twenty minutes to be served this cake (for takeaway). They sliced it, put the slice in a plastic container and placed a sprig of mint and a cherry beside it, then closed the container. Then walked where we were seated. In a restaurant with only one other table with customers, I don't think you need 20 mins for that...

What bugged me most was the question of the server-- kailangan nyo pa po ba ng bag? Wow, hahawakan ko ng ganyan pauwi. Kainis talaga minsan.

Plus the quezo de bola cheesecake's crust tasted weird. So not worth the P200!128078🏻

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Pau R.
5.0 Stars

The Legazpi made me eat laing for the first time! It's a brilliant twist on the prawn tempura stuffed with laing. And oh, it is served with crabfat dipping sauce. You'll surely come back for this! 128077128077128077

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Kacey T.
4.0 Stars

Surprisingly their sinigang ni eva,l -sinigang with watermelon is delish.. Their manok ng diablo is not spicy so im a little disappointed. Thier pakbet, laing, gatang gulay are nice.. Try their ventura - assorted seafood in coconutmilk yum!

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Kara G.
4.0 Stars

While April H was busy taking pictures of the food, I was snapping pics of the gorgeous decor. A throwback to the Spanish era, Elias achieves the look and feel of Español interiors while capitalizing on their food preparation. I loved the way the food looked. I didn't order any cakes, just the tsokolate eh. It was warm and creamy and satisfying to the belly after a hearty meal. One suggestion though: instead of the Nutella-ish dip they have with the churros, why not use the tsokolate eh? Mas ok pa ung combination when I tried it 128523

My brother got the queso de bola cheesecake while Ayps got the Narcissa cake and Mike, her brother, tried the Tsoknut flavored one. Interesting choices for the flavors, really original 128079

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April H.
4.0 Stars

Walking off our heavy dinner from Forum South Global to BHS with Kara G... I know that's not enough, but the group thought that they were ready for dessert... I suggested Elias!9728️ it's a place I like more for their desserts rather than their entrees... It's the first place where I've tried the Quezo de bola cheesecake, their so-called Narcissa... It was love at first bite for me! (Though I now like the Quezo de bola cheesecake of CBG better!)128513

So, I ordered my beloved cake, while my brother got the Madrid... It's a frozen Choco nut mousse, which was likewise pretty tasty... Finally, there was an order of churros, which was just okay for me... Didn't really like the churros itself, though the chocolate dip was good...

We also had a round of brewed coffee or tsokolate... It was pretty much a successful way to end the evening!128077128077128077
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Paul E.
4.0 Stars

We decided to stroll around bgc and ate in Elias since we were craving for some filipino food. We took Mi Ultimo Felicidad (Chicharon bulaklak) , Manok ng diablo, Pinoy Paella. The bill costs us around 1.3K but everything is worth it. From the taste to the servings, they priced their offerings fair enough to fit the budget of everyone.

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Joy O.
4.0 Stars

Thanks to Groupon, I got the chance to try Elias for the second time 128522 We tried out Isagani (rellenong bangus), Adobo Damaso (chicken pork adobo) and Maria Elena (adobong kangkong with lechon kawali toppings). All of them are delicious. Loved the savory taste of the adobo and the crispy outer coating of the bangus.
BUT imo, altho I loved their food, for some reason, it did not leave that much mark on me.
Taste: 11088110881108811088
Price: 11088110881108811088️ - reasonable price
Ambiance: 11088110881108811088
Service: 11088110881108811088️ the servers are named Juana and Tasio, cool!

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Alex O.
4.0 Stars

Elias is our go to place when it comes to closing the restaurant for a private function, and to showcase Filipino cuisine. And Chef Florabel can really whip up a great course. Everything from the apperizer to the dessert was a smorgasbord of the best in Elias.

Notables were, among others, the fishballs for appetizers (such a great comfort food), the sinigang sa pakwan (yes, tamarind soup with watermelon), rack of lamb and shorts ribs adobo style, and, for desserts, the suman sa latik with Batangas tsokolate and, chocolate mousse with Chocnut (yes, Chocnut!).

I also love the ambiance of the place, homey yet elegant. If you like Filipino food with a finer touch and a nice ambiance, this is a place for you.

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Cette D.
4.0 Stars

So this is probably a week or more ago. 128584

My parents treated me because I was so down a day before due to our cancelled flight. 128542 That is so bad!!! 128549

Anyway, our curiosity led us to ordering the sinigang na baboy in watermelon or they call it as "sinigang ni Eva", which is a great marketing strategy because Filipinos are so adventurous even when it comes to food. And it wasn't a disappointment because it was good! 9786127817127817127817 We also had the sweet and spicy squid. This one is a fail! 128078128078128078 The squid has a bitter odd taste and super kunat! 128544128544128544 We return them back to the kitchen and had it cooked again. It was a little better but still makunat! 128544 The inihaw on the other hand was delicious and flavorful but still chewy like the squid. My favorite is their adobo rice which is surprisingly not too salty. 9786

I love the interiors!

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Maureen S.
3.0 Stars

Got to try this place, thanks to Rochelle C'! 9786

We had melon juice, beef tapa (quite crispy but very small serving), aligue rice (oh, plain-looking but the tasted really great), stuffed squid, killer lechon (am really not used to eating so much amount of pork skin and fat 128563) and suman with chocolate.

And the winner is.....the aligue rice 128540

Hmm, I don't think that i'll come back though as the dishes are quite expensive and I don't think the taste is worth the tag.

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Bibsee R.
4.0 Stars

Authentic Filipino food named after Dr. Jose Rizal's novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. Loved the Beaterio: sizzling corn and cheese, and the suman fondue. First time to eat sticky rice with bittersweet chocolate. Yum!

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