L'Aubergine

2/F 32nd and 5th Bldg, 5th Ave. cor. 32nd St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

L'Aubergine
4.6
4.5 Stars

37 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 26
  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 4
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 40 Reviews
  • 61 Recommend
  • 37 Reviewers
Category:
French
Business Hours
Reopens: 12:00p - 10:00p
Phone
+6328569888

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 12:00p - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 12:00p - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 12:00p - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 12:00p - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 12:00p - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 12:00p - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 12:00p - 10:00p

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Muffy T.
5.0 Stars
5

Food here is fantastic! Plating and quality is excellent. My favourite: the surf and turf.

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Ayesha I.
4.0 Stars

I had my Valentine's Day dinner date here and I must say that the place was elegant and lovely during my visit. The staff were very kind and stayed calm even though there were a lot of guests. Though I find their couch not really comfortable, I enjoyed the seven course meal they've served. Yes, it was pricey but hey, we've got steak man! It was not the best steak I had but I think the dishes served were all worth the price.

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Cezar R.
3.0 Stars

I actually like this place. On my last visit, I ordered the steak option of the business lunch set. Everything was good, from the salad to the dessert. My only concern was the main course itself, the steak. It was not bad, don't get me wrong. It was just not mind-blowingly good. Maybe my expectations were just too high.

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Joseph M.
5.0 Stars

Admittedly, I have an admiration for French culture particularly with the artisty they apply to cooking. Aubergine captures some of that quality and gives us a glimpse of what French cuisine is all about.

Amuse-bouche: To start, we were given oatmeal bread and a side of butter. Bread was crisp on the outside and tasted fresh as was expected. Next was what the French call amuse-bouche or in simpler terms - a free appetizer. It was a bite-size tuna in light breading topped with pomegranate jam (if I remember correctly). In formal French dining, the amuse-bouche serves to prepare the guest for the main meal. And it did just that.

Now on to the main appetizer and for that we went with a classic favorite -- foie gras. In this case, Pan seared French duck foie gras on watermelon and celeraic-apple mousseline with toasted brioche and salad greens in lychee dressing. It was rich and buttery as expected of this dish and the watermelon/apple balances it nicely. Salad was fresh and simple. Stellar presentation too.

Next up was main course / entrée. First was Australian Lamb 3 ways. Basically, you get to sample 3 excellent lamb dishes -- sous-vide lamb shoulder confit, oven roasted lamb loin, and grilled lamb chop. These are all served with a side of artichoke couscous, grilled polenta, ratatouille, mustard-seed chives sauce and papaya salsa. Certainly a lot of things going on with this dish but don't bother too much with these foreign ingredients, it's all about the lamb. The meat was cooked medium-rare and flavored well. Definitely, each lamb dish stood out from the other.

For the other entrée, we had the French duck leg confit which was another stand-out out dish. With duck meat, you get this extra layer of fat which makes the meal even more sumptuous. It goes well with the braised red cabbage and potato mousselin which balances out the fattiness.

Lastly, for dessert we had the Aubergine soufflé scented with Grand Marnier (orange liqueur) paired with ice cream. It had a delicate fluffiness and sweetened just right. A perfect conclusion to the evening.

As for the restaurant itself, I have to commend the service for granting my request to have a romantic table arrangement as this particular dinner was for a special occasion. They were also nice enough to serve complimentary macaroons with a heart-shaped chocolate too.

The interior was classy and exuded a modern french  vibe and the place wasn't crowded at all  at the time so that made the experience intimate.

Now if you're going to ask me about the price well let's just say you get what you pay for -- premium food and service. If you want to experience upper-class dining, then this place should be at the top of your list.

Bonus: the resto's name is French for "eggplant." 128077

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Jho T.
5.0 Stars

Cozy ambiance. The food was great & was presented artistically in an elegant setting, feels like you're dining in a five star hotel. Pricey, but good thing it's a company sponsored dinner so it doesn't hurt my pocket.

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Pam L.
4.0 Stars

My brother wanted to treat us for lunch using his first paycheck and so we went here to celebrate with him. His colleague told him that food is nice here and the budget per person would just be around P800.

The restaurant interior is classy. They have a glass-enclosed wine storage room and an open kitchen.

The dishes that we had were nice. They served the bread, the small appetizer and the sherbet for free. I ordered the prawn bisque (P350), Australian 3-way lamb (P1350) and blueberry panna cotta (~P500). The soup tasted good. It was creamy and the shrimp taste was distinct. The 3 pieces of lamb meat (each cooked differently--grilled, oven-roasted and confit-style) were tasty but a bit tough and dry. The panna cotta had just the right amount of sweetness.

Overall, it was a nice dining experience. The downside was just the ave. price per person which was triple than what my brother expected :p

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GGG X.
5.0 Stars

Fantastic!! Delicious French restaurant. If you ask me the best French restaurant in manila, I recommend here.

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Joseph C.
5.0 Stars

duck confit and cbp redwine. excellent date place.

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Joseph C.
5.0 Stars

basic caesar, bread - excellent . white wine appetizer.

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Blu A.
5.0 Stars

Consistently great food. Best service. It's pricey but worth it for a special occasion. PS: If anyone from Aubergine is reading this... PLEASE IMPROVE YOUR RESTROOM.

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Alex O.
3.0 Stars

One of only 2 restaurants in the Philippines named in the Miele Guide. The other one is Antonio's. Fine dining resto run by Chef Norbert Gandler of ISCHAM, a culinary school, which probably feeds its brigade of chefs inside the most impressive kitchen I have seen in a restaurant. It is encased in glass and is a centerpiece of this restaurant. It is clever idea to train your students, and at the same time, make money.

Ambiance is nice, cozy, classy, a place to impress with wide selection of wines. The Bordeux red wine we had was very nice. Food is haute French cuisine, and plating is nice, and the Chillean sea bass was excellent. Be prepared though to pay more than P2,500 per head for a complete course.

Be prepared also that the waiters and cooks are sometimes students doing practicum, so expect some imperfections here and there.

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Pammy M.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Tintin S.
4.0 Stars

Ok it's been a while since I last ate at Aubergine. It isn't as stuck up as it used to be. :P or it was because we were a bunch of friends having a good meal together. Food was gooooood!!! I had the angus striploin. Mushroom soup was fantastic. Presentation was superb. Service was impeccable until the pralines & macarons that took sooooo long. Needs to be a really important occasion to come back unless you can do what we did and had a set menu prepared for most of us. If you're not into appetizers or desserts, go ala carte instead. Very happy tonight :)

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Vince-Anj L.
3.0 Stars

I had high expectations from this restaurant. In fact, 2 sky's-the-limit-budgeted friends backed Aubergine up and said that it was the best fine-dining restaurant for them in the Metro, so for obvious reasons, we gave this a shot for a much-anticipated SUPER SPECIAL OCCASION. And yes, it was disappointing for the price that we paid.

The only good side to this restaurant is its ambience... Let 's give it to them, and their foie gras which was really superb!

Service sucks. Had to follow up my request for water for about 5 times before it arrived... Talk about some service deluxe, huh? Steak was just so-so and so is their Surf and Turf. Caesar Salad was really bland, bleck. Dessert sampler was just okay.

Should have just followed my instincts to go to either The Goose Station for my foie gras craving or Cru for my husband's never-ending search for the best steak. Pretty sure, we'd be happy or at least contented with either of them.

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Thea V.
5.0 Stars

Amazeballs!!!

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Shai V.
5.0 Stars

Another great meal. Everything was so tasty . The salmon with crab cake salad was a really good appetizer . Grilled prawns with scallops has always been a favorite and has been consistently good !

Hope to come back again soon..

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Ricky d.
3.0 Stars

Ok because of this chocolate cup... I must say i was walking forward to a zesty dinner as i crossed the street from work. Table for 15 at the board room. My my the wood flooring felt a bit oily on the soles and was loose and creecky . Jumping forward , the tiniest possible appetizer , tasty as it was (quarter of a bite size) overshadowed the sorely lacking in amount and tanginess of the caesar dressing on my foliage. The angus rib eye was perfectly grilled with a side cup of cafe d paris butter. Ending with eye candy dessert sampler platters. P45,000 for this table of 15 ... Overall disappointed on this 4 th and maybe final vist to this branch at least...

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Chris L.
5.0 Stars

Swiss perfection! As simple as this! Perfect fresh produce' executed perfectly! Now I just like to go home and sleep..... Happy food coma!

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Shai V.
5.0 Stars

Great food! Awesome ambiance . Good service .

Love this caprese with iberico ham starter ( forgot the name of that dish). Perfect with our mc laren vale Cabernet Sauvignon .

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Krisella L.
5.0 Stars

The food here is absolutely, positively AMAZING. If I tried to describe my experience here in words, I would probably run out of adjectives before I run out of love for this place. 128525 Apparently they (selectively?) do buffets, as I got to eat here once again for my cousin's 18th birthday in an eat-all-you-can setting. Roast beef, lobster, caviar, salmon, lamb, veal, sea bass, steak, assorted dips and spreads (hummus, baba ganoush, liver pate, etcetera), assorted bread, a well-stocked salad bar, and fresh sashimi, to name a FEW (yes, there were tons of other dishes, as if the ones mentioned weren't enough); pure heaven! And the dessert spread was equally decadent, with chocolate mousses, fruit compotes, panna cotta, creme brulees, fresh fruit spreads, and the like. I honestly don't think I've ever had a better dining experience in my life, if you total all that yumminess plus the great service. All throughout the meal I was wondering how much it cost my aunt and uncle for such a lavish feast, though, as the single-serve dishes are already very pricey. 128560

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