Roof Deck Restaurant

City Garden Hotel, 7870 Makati Ave. cor. Kalayaan Ave., Makati, Metro Manila

Roof Deck Restaurant
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  • 4 Reviews
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Category:
Mediterranean
Business Hours
Reopens Sat: 4:00p - 12:00a
Phone
+6328991111

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 4:00p - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 4:00p - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 4:00p - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 4:00p - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 4:00p - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 4:00p - 12:00a
  • Saturday
    • 4:00p - 12:00a

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Reich T.
5.0 Stars
7

Going to hotels for grub is not my thing.  For some reason,  i associate the adjective expensive in the equation and i think Hotels are for relaxing not for eating.  I know,  it's weird.  Anyway,  i was lucky enough to be Clarissa P 's plus one when she visited Roof Deck Restaurant. 

Roof Deck as the name connotes is located at the rooftop of one of the prettiest hotels in Makati Avenue.  Would you believe me if i tell you that City Garden is more than a decade old?  Man,  it's like a Twilight Zone episode when you step inside.  Think modern meets zen.  The lobby has excellent lighting with high ceilings and modern furniture. 

The restaurant is intimate.  This is one of those places where one can hang and run away from hustle and bustle of Makati.  We were greeted by warm smiles from the staff.  Their F&B manager, Rinna is equally friendly and happily answered all our questions.  They recently launched their Pinoy Octoberfest Menu.  Yes,  you heard that right... Pinoy.  I love the fact that they made it Homegrown.  (the visit was last month and yes,  this is one of my backlogs... Better late than never)

Grub

| Lumpiang Sisig with Picco de Gallo Sauce (Php 310).   They made the quintessential bar chow 10x interesting by wrapping them with lumpia wrapper and frying them to perfection.  The crunch and the richness of the sisig goes well together.  If you want an explosion of gastronomic proportions,  dip em in the picco de gallo sauce.  This is deconstruction at its finest.

| Harumaki.  Banana wrapped in bacon (Php 250).  Hmmm...bacon with banana...wait...what? Did you say banana? 

This is one of those unexpected pairings that surprised me (in a good way).  The natural sweetness of saba works well with the smoky bacon and brings an interesting flavor contrast. 

| Kinilaw na Isda in Pinakurat Vinegar (Php 375).  This our version of ceviche.  This is one of those dishes that requires a PhD.  It sounds simple but selecting the right elements will make or break the dish.   One has to pick the right fish and ensure that the vinegar has the right amount of acidity.  Pick the wrong fish and you're doomed.  Use the wrong vinegar and the dish goes Kaput! 

I am glad to report that the Kinilaw passed with flying colors.  The vinegar has the right level of acidity and it highlights the fish.  And yes,  the dreaded "malansa"  flavor is non-existent in this dish.

| Crispy Crablets with Chili Soy Vinegar (Php 275).  The baby crabs didnt die for nothing...it is super crispy and it is seasoned well. 

| Beer Coated Chicken Popcorn (Php 350).  Another revelation.  I know what you're thinking,  what is so special with Chicken Popcorn... Well,  this is not the kind that you can get anywhere.  They use chicken breast fillets instead of ground chicken.  Trust me,  you would taste the difference after the first bite.  The fillet is moist and flavorful.  The coating they used is also infused with chicken flavor hence no past-like taste.  I like the fact that they a made a common dish special by tweaking some of the elements and making it stand out.

Octoberfest will not be complete without drinks!

| Pinacolada
| Margarita

Both are priced at Php 99

Shooters (Php 50 each)

| Nutty Irish Man.  Coffee Liquer with Hazelnut Syrup.  This tastes like spiked coffee.  Caffeine lovers would have a field day with ze Irish Man.

| Melon Ball.   Vodka with some Melon Liquer and Pineapple Juice.  Anything with vodka is fine by me.  Vodka and i go way back.

After munching on the delicious grub,  I had an epiphany... I realised that getting grub at hotels ain't that bad.  City Garden proved that they can offer a relaxation and excellent food at a very affordable price.

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Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars
10

October signals the start of the world's largest beer festival originating from Germany. The concept has been adapted by a lot of countries including our own. As soon as the first of October hits, food and beverage businesses such as restaurants, bars and clubs go all out with their Oktoberfest menu! A month long celebration, Oktoberfest promises the best deals when it comes to beer, cocktails and even bar chows!

In celebration of Oktoberfest, City Garden Hotel Makati prepared deals that you can't resist for the whole month of October! Through their late night Roof Deck Bar that has an awesome view of the Makati Skyline, they'll be launching their "FILIPINO OKTOBERFEST - PULUTAN EDITION!" Beer, gin, rhum, tequila - name it, they have it! Enjoy their very affordable pricing for these alcoholic beverages including cocktails and shooters when you avail any of the dishes in their Filipino Oktoberfest Menu!

Cocktails for 99Php? Shooters for 50Php? Bucket of 6 Beer Bottles for 450Php? What about fresh fruit juice/slush for a refreshing break for 50Php? Awesome deals!

We got the chance to try the following ---

> Cocktails: House Margarita for 99Php
& Pinacolada for 99Php

> Shooters:

- Nutty Irishman (shooter) for 50Php: Coffee Liqueur + Hazelnut, loved the coffee flavor + the sweetness from the hazelnut

- Melon Ball (shooter) for 50Php: Melon Liqueur x Pineapple Juice x Vodka

> Watermelon Slush for 50Php: you can also opt for a plain juice with ice

Onto the "Pulutan" or Bar Chows, we tried the following ---

> Beer Coated Chicken Popcorn for 350Php

A shy away from the usual Chicken Popcorn that uses ground chicken meat, I loved each bite of these little balls! Using chicken breast fillet, the chicken meat was tender and flavorful. The coating was sweet but also had some sour notes. Perfect beer match indeed!

> Lumpiang Sisig with Pico de Gallo Sauce for 310Php

A genius twist to a Classic "Pulutan" favorite of Filipinos, they wrapped their tasty and meaty Sisig into Lumpia wrappers! Each bite will give you a nice crunch from the wrapper and an explosion of goodness from the generous heaping of Sisig!

Served with an equally good Pico de Gallo Sauce, dip each roll into this for an added flavor. But trust me, the Sisig rolls are good even without the sauce!

> Banana Wrapped in Bacon "Harumaki" for 250Php

Honestly, who would have thought that banana and bacon would go so well together? Their corporate Chef, Dennis Peralta is such a genius! Imagine, sweet and soft Saging na Saba wrapped in salty and crispy bacon - it worked and it's delicious! Served with Yakitori Sauce, dip in to get that Japanese flare.

> Kilawing Isda in Pinakurat Vinegar for 375Php

Ceviche is not an easy dish to prepare. Some sort of expertise is needed, I believe, to ensure that the dish is nothing sort of "fishy" in smell and taste. City Garden Hotel Makati did an awesome job with this one. Cubes of fresh Tanigue that has been marinated with Pinakurat Vinegar with onions, fresh chili and ginger - the fish was "cooked" well with no slimy texture at all.

> Crispy Crablets with Chili Soy Vinegar for 275Php

Baby crabs that have been marinated in lemon, salt and pepper, coated with flour and then deep fried - I loved the crunch from each piece! You'll get hooked with this bar chow and wouldn't notice that you've actually had a lot!

Other than these dishes that we've tried, they also have Classic Crispy Pata in their menu. According to Rinna, their F&B Manager, each order is about 1.2kgs in weight! For 925Php, that's a relatively cheap compared to other restaurants! Another item in their Filipino Oktoberfest menu that got me was the Salted Egg Yolk Calamares. We weren't able to try this but I'm excited to go back for this!

Overall, we loved the dishes and the drinks that we've tried. Their price points are relatively cheap and won't get you intimidated. They also have LIVE ACOUSTIC BAND performance every Friday. Plus, their view of the Makati Skyline is just awesome! Great place to chill and unwind after a long day at work or probably a great place to celebrate the end of a work week!

Go on and visit the Roof Deck Bar of City Garden Hotel Makati and enjoy their Filipino Oktoberfest Menu!

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Marc David M.
4.0 Stars

Beating Friday traffic with a great view and cold bottle in hand! 128525 What better way to chill than sitting inside a cold car in traffic. 128513

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Gerard N.
5.0 Stars

If you just want to chill around makati, this is one of the best place to do it.

You have a view of the whole skyline of the city(makati) while you chill with your girl sipping your martini after a long week at work.

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