Sage Bespoke Grill

2/F Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Ayala Ave. cor. Makati Ave., Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

Sage Bespoke Grill
3.8
4.0 Stars

19 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 5
  • 4 stars 8
  • 3 stars 4
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 1
  • 23 Reviews
  • 31 Recommend
  • 19 Reviewers
Category:
Steak
Business Hours
Reopens Mon: 11:30a - 2:30p
Phone
+6328142580

Hours

  • Sunday
    • Closed
  • Monday
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p
  • Thursday
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p
  • Friday
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p
  • Saturday
    • 6:00p - 10:30p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Reservations:
Yes
Attire:
Smart Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Jerome M.
4.0 Stars

Appetizers:

The prawn cocktail was good.

The scallop ceviche was plain.

Soup:

Lobster bisque was good.

Salad:

Caesar Salad was good.

Main:

I had the Australian Wagu Prime Rib Eye. It was delicious with proper middle doneness. The creamed spinach was good.

Dessert :

The cheesecake was delicious.

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Joseph C.
5.0 Stars

Still one of the best steak place after Melo's . Get the prime rib 400 gms, medium done. shredded corn, and fries . you can ask them to split if you want a lite lunch or dinner.Onion soup and one glass of Montes Alpha cab.

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AAA M.
5.0 Stars

We held our christmas party here and reserved one of their rooms for 15-16pax. I can't go on to details for everything we had here but I'd say there wasn't anything we tried that wasn't good. I loved all the steaks and seafood we ordered. Though the river prawn is a bit bland, it was cooked well and was huge. Loved the beetroot salad too. So, Like everyone else, I'd say too that the downside here is the price but I admit, I am of those shameless people who would justify price for quality and service. So though I am aware, I think it's still very much worth it and I'm very much willing to come back here.

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Gerald T.
4.0 Stars

Steaks were excellent, but very pricey!!

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Linlin T.
5.0 Stars

BEST-KEPT WEEKEND BUFFET SECRET - Sage opened a few years ago to the tune of fancy bistro and late night tapas lounge... It was a surprise to discover that they have a rather quaint but well-curated lunch and dinner buffet on weekends!

Don't expect row upon row of slap-stick viands and sushi boats piled high beside Indian curries though! There are plenty buffets that will give you a mountain of choices, but If you choose to dine at Sage, you're choosing to fill your plate with very high grade ingredients... And only that.

But trust me...For P 1,400++ per head, you're in for a real fancy weekend treat. The price includes unlimited access to a spread that covers Filling Salads, Cheese & Charcuterie Boards, Roast Beef and Unbelievably Fresh Seafood (pictured)!

Imagine taking as many oysters and prawns and crabs you like and having their executive chef cook it in any way you like! That alone would be worth coming back for... But Sage doesn't stop there.

In true bistro flair, a small menu appears on your plate as your buffet comes with a pasta and a main dish of your choice too! We tried practically everything on the list from burgers to gnocchi and highly recommend the seafood pasta and the lamb stew. The quality of food was so good that the only reason we were thankful that the main dishes were served in individual portions is that we've been eyeing the dessert buffet ever since we walked in!

Hand-made eclairs in all the colors of the rainbow stand us the centerpiece of the dessert table along with chocolate mousse cups, decadent cakes and fresh fruits. Everything was as good as it looks but it was the chocolate mousse that was the perfect end to a satisfying meal.

OVERALL, don't let the quiet demeanor of this place intimidate you... with high-quality ingredients and top-notch cooking techniques it's sure to become one of your favorites soon!

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Mika M.
5.0 Stars

100th review! Wow! Okaaay. The past months, I have been saving my 100th review for something else but things didnt go as planned. So here... My 100th review goes to SAGE! I had dinner here on a Rainy Saturday night. When I entered the place, I couldnt help but compare it to Old Manila. It gives me the same vibe. I had duck confit. Maaaan! 10/10. The best duck confit around the metro! C had prime ribeye. I asked him and he said it was 8/10. I love their wine. We had Merlot " Don Sebastiani" :) For dessert, we ordered Mango Sphere (dulce de leche pana cotta) YUMMMY!!!! Love this place10084

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Joseph C.
5.0 Stars

shangrila- filipino ala carte longanisa, corned beef- and eggs benedict! start your friday right!

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Len I.
5.0 Stars

Went here for business lunch. It's my second time and never fails! Met everyone in the kitchen and service team. Absolutely awesome!

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Yina M.
3.0 Stars

Ladies who lunch, that wasn't us. But since we were ladies and were all dressed in black and lunched, this was some pretense.

Sage has a bright atmosphere against dark wooden tables. We were seated near the window and this is good as I enjoy natural light. Sage offers lunch sets for P770. You can choose from a roster of lamb, josper sea bass, salmon, skewered chicken, filleted chicken thigh or a pork chop. The meat comes with two sides of your choice. Before anything else, we also ordered three appetizers (seen in photo)

127844 jumbo shrimp cocktail - shrimp was fresh but not too tasty. The dipping sauce at the center of the cocktail glass proved to help with flavor.

127835 wagyu beef carpaccio - excellent meat that melts in your mouth combined with cheese and what seemed to be a pomegranate puréed sauce. 128077

127842 no icon for the salt and pepper squid - basically a take on calamari. Ho-hum, not very impressive.

When are entrees arrived it looked a tad small, it seemed small in the photo in the menu. I had two small portions of lamb and my sides of crisp, buttered vegetables and buttered marble potatoes. It also came with a vinaigrette tuna salad with lentils. If I had to describe my main dish, it would be a classier version of Kenny Rogers' sets. For hotel standards, I guess this is what a set lunch costing P770 would be. I would gladly pay more for a better portion. Not to say the food wasn't filling nor good in flavor.

My fellow ladies ordered the salmon, chicken skewers and the josper sea bass. Reactions? They had reactions.

127841 chicken was good, it had two sticks, a side of mashed potatoes and vegetables. Sticks looked ok but didn't appeal to me, I'd rather get them at hossein's that'd be worth your money.

127907 the portion of the salmon looked decent and if I were to choose this would be the best thing to order among the set menus. It did look dry, though.

127907 the josper sea bass looked quite pitiful and tasted dry and a bit burnt. Even the thyme that went with it looked like hair as it was burnt to a crisp. They served the tail of the sea bass, and we compared it to another person who ordered it, the fish part looked consistent to be a tail portion as well. But the siding of Mac and cheese was delicious!!

For ladies who had appetites, we found the portions to be enough but not worth the price. If they had increased it to a nett of P1,000, I wouldn't hesitate to shell out the cash given that this was a hotel.

Since the sea bass was pitiful, we had ordered a small beef tenderloin to share. It came in perfect! Medium rare, great taste with another serving of Mac and cheese. Ooh, I took the Mac and cheese all to myself.

There's room for dessert so we ordered chocolate air and the banana sticky toffee pudding.

127854 chocolate air was 10084️. It was light, airy, chocolatey and heavenly

127820 but this banana sticky toffee pudding hit me out of no where. I've seen so many versions of this dessert and I have not liked any of them at all. For starters, there isn't a heavy banana flavor. It was topped with pecans and salted caramel ice cream. I would say that this was a perfect combination that one spoonful was amazing!!! It lightened up your senses!!! This was sage's specialty dessert and measured up to it. Great way to end a meal!

Their food and beverage manager also strode up to us. It was nice meeting him especially when he said that Sage offers 'Mediterranean brunch on weekends'. He started mentioning meats that made my mouth drool and eyes light up 128525. I didn't ask how much it was, but it's something I would explore! Mmmmmmmeats!!!

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Rodney O.
4.0 Stars

Yummy! Would definitely try this place again. Prices of the food is not that high considering its inside a hotel.

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Monique A.
4.0 Stars

A party & meet up with friends ... We had the place all to ourselves which was just great .... Private party !!!!

Cocktail : Trish blossom (350)was refreshing & not too sweet ... Good one must say

Duck liver emulsion (600) was good too .. Comes with a few pieces of crostini toast

Spring rolls was crisp & moist, flavory with generous filling ... Nice dish (220)

Good vibes, good music, good service... Will be back soon 9786

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Joseph C.
5.0 Stars

smoking loon merlot 2011 california wine, steak salad, pork terin, prime rib eye 400gms. golden circle complimentary food. plus ultimate gourmet 20% discount. Excellent service and food. wide selection of wines from 1,400 to 60,000 plus .

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Mike L.
3.0 Stars

The lamb tasted a LITTLE BIT funky. Had the kurobuta pork too and it was actually a bit tough.

Overall it was an OKAY meal.

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Jed Warrick T.
2.0 Stars

Expected a lot since its a steakhouse and venue is situated in makati shang.

Food ordered:
1. Beef tenderloin: 3 stars-doneness was so inaccurate. Ordered medium but meat served was close to rare.
2. Lapu-Lapu: super dislike. Super salty and meat was not fresh.
3. Duck: meat was so tough

Only saving grace was the dessert menu and appetizers.

If you want to enjoy your steak, still better to go to melo's or Antonio's (if in tagaytay).

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Joseph C.
5.0 Stars

beef tenderloin, medium well, classic caesar. good portion choices. less than 2k per head more price friendly than Cru.

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Angela Marie C.
3.0 Stars

"Ba't anliit ng mga pagkain?" Hahahaha 128516 That's what my friend said when the food arrived. 128514128514128514 Dami kong tawa! 128513128513128513

Sage is Makati Shangri-la's new Tapas Bar and Spanish Fine-Dining Restaurant. We stayed in the Tapas bar (first floor) as we only wanted bar chow to go along with our drinks. Let me rephrase that, we just wanted Spanish Tapas along with our beverage. 128077

The food's average-tasting for me and their selection of wine is quite limited. Was expecting more, taste-wise since it's Shang... 128542 What saved this review is their impeccable ambiance and the fact that we enjoyed happy hour during our stay. 128522

They had a show band when we were there but we were declined of the opportunity to jam with them. Apparently to avoid drunken strangers from grabbing the mic, they refuse to have jammers, even those who have had proper performance training in the past. Oh well. 128540

All in all, an OK experience. Didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either. And obviously, food and drinks are on the pricey side... Ambiance naman talaga binabayaran e. 128528

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars

it's nice to go this place if you're on a date or if you have a business meeting. very nice ambience!!

i ordered the teriyaki sea bass (pictured). the size was pretty big but it was on the salty side. the noodles that came with the fish was salty too.

i also ordered the clear soup. nothing special. in fact, parang nilagang tubig siya. no taste.

my wife ordered the ribeye. it was soft and tasty. but if i want to eat steak, i'd rather go to melos.

my friend ordered the lamb and he said it was cooked perfectly.

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Clarisse E.
3.0 Stars

Sage is the new fine dining establishment of Shangri-la Makati (or at least fine dining in price). It is located at the old Conways in the Mezzanine. (Long review warning!)

We had dinner on a Saturday evening soon after it opened. Our reservation was 8:30 pm but we arrived at 8:45 pm because of the EDSA re blocking traffic. Starving, complete with noisy tummies.

The interiors are modern and warm. Red leather walls, vintage/wavy glass panels, lighting from the same wavy glass, grey leather chairs and banquettes, and of course, white table cloth, silver etc., plates with the all seeing eye in the middle. 128521 The restaurant was full.

When we got there, it took a while for our waiter to give our menus. My husband had to ask for the menu. We finally got down to ordering after perusing the menu for 10 minutes (yes I know, indecisive kami). By that time we were super hungry and thirsty asked for bread and water several times. (I don't remember if bread is usually given after we order or as soon as one sits down.) Bread and water was given some minutes after we had placed our order. Bread came with herbed butter, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and tomato salsa.

The menu can be found on the website, but for a brief (and inaccurate) summary...

There is a degustation offered at Php 4,900 per person plus tax and SC. I didn't count the number of courses but it was a lot. No wine at this price. If with wine pairings, it is more expensive (sorry I don't remember the price). Anyway, the price of the degustacion is about the same as the degustation restaurants we have tried elsewhere.

A la carte menu contains appetizers, soups, seafood, meat, a grilled section, cheese and desserts. We chose to order a la carte, and for three courses (appetizer, main course and dessert, no wine), I estimate it cost about Php 2,500 to Php 3,500 per head depending on what was ordered by the diner. Not exactly cheap.

Food came pretty quickly and was quite good. I know this is a food and restaurant review app but for the life of me, I can't remember what we ate. All I know is that it was good. Sorry this is a really late post. (Also, I was distracted by my mom, who called for a hotel nurse to take her blood pressure because she saw SOMEONE ELSE collapse in the ladies' room. Para din daw she is sure na Hindi siya mag-collapse.)

However, the service didn't really fit the pricing and the look of the restaurant. On the good side, service was kind and friendly - something I already expect from restaurants here. Everyone is really mabait. The waiter even got the children's menu from Circles. But for the price we were paying, I expected more than mabait. To list my issues down:

1) The dishes in each course didn't come at the same time. Since we each ordered an appetizer, main course and dessert, I expected that the appetizers would be served at the same time. However, they came one at a time. Most of the time, the men would be served first before the women.

2) Bread and water took a long time to be served.

3) It all felt very casual in a not sulit way (because of the price). It felt magulo. I mean, I don't like stiff uncomfortable service. But it should be relaxed GOOD service where your needs are anticipated, and when waiters serve each course, it is like some sort of choreographed dance but very dignified and relaxed. I remember when we were kids and a special occasion meant we could eat in Prince Albert (yes I'm THAT OLD). The vibe was never stiff but the service made you feel special. I didn't get that feeling from Sage.

I would say service is 2 stars and food is 4 stars so average at 3 stars. It may be that when we were there the restaurant was new so the waitstaff isn't fully trained. Things could improve in the future.

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Len I.
5.0 Stars

What a gastronomical treat!128076

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The Food Scout N.
4.0 Stars

Excitement fuelled me up when I heard of the recently opened tapas bar at Makati Shangri-la named Sage Tapas Bar. The new tapas bar launched its new beverage menu, highlighting originally handcrafted cocktails, and a list of new well-curated tapas created by Chef de Cuisine Gilles Galli. Together with selected well-crafted Tapas, Sage makes sure entertainment isn't dull as they lighten up the stage with their new entertainment lineup of celebrity DJs and bands.

One of the dishes we tried is their Dolma. O and I are fan of tomatoes. By just saying that, you'd see how we were so inclined to finishing this plate of Dolma. In general, Dolma is not only limited to tomatoes but it is a dish of stuffed vegetables including pepper, onion, zucchini, eggplant and garlic. Sage's version of Dolma is a plate of cucumbers and tomatoes stuffed with pork and beef meat. I chose not to eat the cucumber and finish the tomatoes and its stuffing partnered with unlimited cocktails served on our table.

Another to love is their Phyllo or Filo pastry with lamb confit and figs. It has a more complex taste than what Filipinos normally serve at parties, Lumpiang Shanghai. The crisp of phyllo pastry blends evenly with every bite of the strong seasoned lamb filling. Paired with Waikiki Punch, this became my favorite!

The night didn't end without a number of cocktails. To name one favorite, Waikiki Punch was my companion that time.

For more dishes and cocktails, visit www.thefoodscout.net

Pray, Eat and Love.

Cheers,
The Food Scout
www.thefoodscout.net

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