The Plantation

G/F PT&T Bldg., 106 C. Palanca St., Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila

The Plantation
3.8
4.0 Stars

71 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 14
  • 4 stars 33
  • 3 stars 19
  • 2 stars 5
  • 1 star 0
  • 89 Reviews
  • 102 Recommend
  • 71 Reviewers
Category:
Bar
Business Hours
Open: 6:00a - 3:00a
Phone
+6325015727

Hours

  • Sunday
    • Closed
  • Monday
    • 6:00a - 3:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 6:00a - 3:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 6:00a - 3:00a
  • Thursday
    • 6:00a - 3:00a
  • Friday
    • 6:00a - 4:00a
  • Saturday
    • 6:00a - 4:00a

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Street, Parking Lot

Most Recent Reviews

Unisse C.
4.0 Stars
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I met up with a friend last Monday to catch up and have a few drinks. We decided to have a quick bite first before heading for drinks so we ended up in Plantation. But my friend couldn't wait to get a beer so he ordered one and we found out that they had a buy 1 take 1 promo going on.

The buy 1 take 1 beer promo starts at 3PM and ends at 9PM. I'm not sure if this is a daily thing or a Monday thing. Hehe. I forgot to ask.

So.. because of this promo, we decided to just have dinner AND drinks here.

We met up quite early so we had a basket of nachos for an appetizer first. The nachos were ok. I would have preferred it if the beef was warmer. The cheese was served separately which is a good thing to prevent the chips from getting soggy.

For the main meal, my friend ordered the Tuscan Pork Belly which is grilled liempo marinated in Italian spices with mushroom rice pilaf and roasted vegetables. My friend said it tasted like regular liempo. 128514 And I agree. But it was still good nonetheless.

I got the Herb Crusted Dory which is steamed cream dory with pesto rice and roasted vegetables. The fish was quite good! I'm not sure what the sauce was but it went well with the fish. I really enjoyed the pesto rice too!!! 128525 128077🏼128077🏼128077🏼

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Mae A.
4.0 Stars

Their Chicken Parmigiana was a little tough but oh-so-filling. 128076

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Luisa E.
5.0 Stars

Good food, reasonably priced and huge space and with it they get full for good reason. I got the Japanese salad which had perfectly seared tuna, crisp lettuce and cold fresh fruit. Definitely going to come back for the cheesy dory dish with pesto rice.

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Jerrick S.
4.0 Stars

Highly recommended Chicken gordon bleu with pesto fried rice for 230 pesos. And if you want to take lunch here with your friends just go 30mins before lunch for more seats. 128076🏼

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Reann G.
4.0 Stars

My favorite hangout place after work 128513 super love their Spicy Spareribs and their buy 1, take 1 promo from 5-9pm (2 bottles of local beer for P100). Super mura na yun ah! 128523

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Carla M.
3.0 Stars

One of those rare times that the NB lunch buds are complete Kirby G Yina M Chichi T and Julie J, plus we got a special guest, JP G. 128513

I don't remember anymore why we chose to have lunch at The Plantation, or was it because JP wanted to try it? Anyway... We got one dish for each of us plus two orders of buttered corn to share. Chichi and I split an order of Grilled Mediterranean Porkchops. Two pieces prime cut porkchops with peppercorn sauce, roasted mediterranean vegetables and mushroom rice pilaf. I can't really say that I liked it, although it wasn't totally bad. The porkchops were thin, dry, and barely had any flavor. 128533

The buttered corn was delicious! Shredded corn sautéed in lots of butter. Yes, butter makes everything better. 128523

I think this restaurant appeals to Makati office workers because they offer meals at affordable prices. I would say it's value for money because the serving size is pretty much generous, but tastewise, not so. I think they can still improve.

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Carla M.
3.0 Stars

Met up with the lunch buds Julie J Kirby G and Yina M last Friday. Took us the whole morning to decide where to eat (well, that's actually not new anymore 128517) until we ended up at The Plantation.

Julie got there first and chose the couch seat. But I requested if we can move since the person occupying the other couch kept of hitting the back of my seat. We chose the table vacated by another customer but after they cleaned it, it smelled like a stinky rag so we had to wipe it again with tissue. They didn't even bother changing the unused utensils, we still had to ask them for a new set.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to eat that day. I was choosing between the Herb Crusted Fish with Pesto Rice or the Shrimps in White Wine and Parmiggiano Reggiano. Chose the latter since it sounded good. Serving was generous considering this was only P210. Linguine noodles and shrimps sautéed in white wine and topped with Parmiggiano Reggiano (aka parmesan cheese. Pinaganda pa eh!). Hmm, it was okay. 128528 But the linguine was too sticky and soggy. Lacks flavor too but at least they didn't scrimp on shrimps. Not bad but I'd prefer to just eat pasta somewhere else.

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Yina M.
3.0 Stars

NB with lunch buds Carla M Julie J and Kirby G on a Friday. Sometimes my usual bar chow doesn't suit food for lunch, so i went with this Chicken cordon bleu on top of a serving of pesto rice P230. Flavor is good and won't kill you. I Found the serving size smaller than the last time i saw it on someone else's plate. So it was with quick inhalation that i finished my food. This wasn't the first time the four of us have been here so when Julie said she didn't order corn to share, that made me laugh.

This place gets packed in the evening but it is open 24 hours. They could prolly deliver if you live very nearby. I have a few favorites but i think i've been eating them too frequently that i'm getting sawa na. Beer is cheap during happy hour though and the food's not so bad taste and price wise.

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Gelai G.
4.0 Stars

Price - cheap for 3 people 128516
Customer Service - needs some
improvement, we waited 30mins before we are seated,there was a vacant table and we are told
we cant use them as its on the way where waiters come and go and we wondered why put 2 tables there in the first place?
Ambiance - if you want to get loud and drink til you drop, its a place to be after 5pm - if you want to just eat really good food, go there before 4pm

Kare-kare = super sarap and lambot ng meat! 128516
Garlic Mushroom = super sarap din! 128516
Belfian Choco Cake - super sarap! 128516

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Rachel T.
3.0 Stars

Service is very slow. Waited for them to clean the tables before we got seated, had to asked for the menu, waited again before the order was served and we had to ask for the bill twice before it arrived.

Although food was good, ambiance was good as well. I ordered a pesto grilled chicken with olives. Serving size was big.

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Fatima May B.
4.0 Stars

My colleagues and I ate here for earlier today to celebrate the success of our team last quarter. Wuhoo! 127881

We were the only ones seated mainly because it's 7 in the morning hence, I must say they're attentive to our needs. 128513

For the appetizers, they served nachos topped with ground beef, nacho cheese, pepper, onion and salsa. I reaally, really, really liked it - heck! I like anything that's cheese. 128540 We also had onion rings and calamari romana which is squid rings with light and fluffy breading dipped in marinara sauce. And yep, all three were gone in seconds. Meheheh. 128514

For the main course, we got to choose our own food. I ordered kare-kare. Sadly, it's not the classic kare-kare they have. Even my officemate who ordered the same thing wasn't too happy on how it was cooked. The meat was terrible in a way that even their knife wasn't able to do its job to slice it out. The shrimp paste was okay, just enough to compliment the blandness of kare-kare. Anyway, they have unlimited water so i think it would suffice, though I ordered my usual iced tea.

I think I'll still give this place another try. More so, they're playing really good music.

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Rachel T.
4.0 Stars

Ate here last tuesday with my ex-ofcmates. Last time I ate here was roughly 2 years ago. We ordered individual meals as it didn't seem that their menu was meant for sharing. I ordered the grilled chicken pesto pasta. Serving was big, i think it can be be for sharing. The chicken stips were also a lot and were sliced in big chunks. Price was also reasonable. My ex-ofcmates also enjoyed their orders.

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Yina M.
3.0 Stars

Nothing too ferrero-ey about this cake except for the real ferrero on top. I like that they have a good roster of cakes, too! Should've gone with the sans rival. Next time, next time.

I also tried the cereal crusted chicken fingers. The crunch was good but the flavor not so much.

Will go back and stick to their best sellers.

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Dell C.
2.0 Stars

I don't like the vibe here. The place is boring dark, music is unknown, sound quality is low and the crowd is just okay. #mapilisacrowd #walangcheck
128513

Got a bottle of two season red wine for 600 per bottle which is not bad already since I have a friend to share it with. Beers are quite expensive compared to other establishments too bad we are too full the food menu here looks promising.

Will try their food next time.

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Ruth S.
3.0 Stars

Thursday is happy thursday night!! 128588

Right after work, my officemates and I went here to unwind! 128521 we arrived at around 7pm and were seated right away! Yay! 128077 Place was full by 8pm!!!

Place was still the same when I first went here last year. I enjoyed our first visit here (jambalaya and kare kare were both really goood and yummy!!! 128513) Hmmm personally, i think it would have been better if they arrange the tables to provide more space. Parang sobrang crowded and sikip kasi? 128517 Service was uhmm, okay? 128566

We ordered Nachos, Calamari, Salpicao, Chicken Parmigiana.

Food were all affordable and serving size were all good for sharing. Just don't expect too much.

The nachos were okay. With beef, onions, bell pepper and cheese sauce. For 200 pesos, sulit na! The calamari was not that crispy but the flavor was good just wished they had a different dip/sauce. The marinara(?) sauce was just not working. 128529 The salpicao was tasty but was just too saucy. It was like rufo's tapa just sweeter and with mushrooms. The chicken was huge. Somewhat bland and dry but my friend liked it.

Happy hour is until 9pm (Beers are buy 1 take 1!!!) If only i like beer!!! Good thing, water's unlimited and free 128541

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Julie J.
4.0 Stars

Lunch out today with birthday boy Kirby G 127880127881 and Chichi T .. Too bad Yina M and Carla M couldn't join us 128533

Beef Salpicao and buttered corn 127805 What a great combination! The Salpicao was really flavorful and went well with garlic rice... The corn combined with parsley and butter is always a must order for us 128514 good food and great friends... Simple pleasures of life 128515

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Joanna B.
4.0 Stars

After having a beer or two at a restaurant, we wanted to check out black market, but it was closed.
We ended up looking around on Palanca street, and took a seat at plantation.
We ordered a bottle of wine for around php 600. I'm used to drinking wine and I've never gotten drunk off it, tipsy maybe.
But oh my, this bottle of wine was S-T-R-O-N-G. After a sip, I looked at the bottle and saw it's alcohol content was '13%'. It was just the two of us sharing the bottle and I had seriously underestimated the wine, by the time we had finished, I was drunk and hungry. (Drunk in a different way that I can't really explain). I literally knocked out in the passengers seat of the car 128569.

But back to Plantation, nice place to go to chill and eat. They close late which is a plus point. Ambience is quite nice, wasn't too crowded when we went. All servers were very attentive. I'd go back to try the food.

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Yina M.
4.0 Stars

A first for me to try this during lunch and like on the Seventh day, it was gooooood. The lunch crowd isn't as full as the after work drinking crowd so it's not crowded. (Don't you love repeating words? Crowd!!!)

We ordered sizzling corn with parsley for P190. It was not on a sizzling plate for sure! 128077🏽

My favorite Crispy shrimp bites for P235 but that day it didn't feel too fresh.

Beef and mushrooms salpicao for P220. The sauce and taste had the right amount of peppered flavor and the beef had the right tenderness. I had ordered garlic rice to go with it.

Kirby G added Cajun chicken pasta for P220 and Julie J the Japanese salad for P190. We partook in all the food. My perception is that it's a gastropub with reasonable prices. I can't complain about the food but there are a few misses in their dishes from what I tried before.

I would go back for lunch again, this time, with some co-workers.

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Yina M.
4.0 Stars

Plantation churns out quality bar chow. This is what my colleague, Glenn, uses to bribe more of our co-workers to join us for a few drinks. He orders onion rings and nachos, and I order shrimp bites and gambas. Yea. I was feeling shrimps last Friday.

I promised him a drink and I was starving already. Shrimp bites are one of my favorite appetizers in plantation. The shrimp is fresh and crunchy inside its fried batter. My go-to sauce with it is vinegar with a few chili peppers. Last Friday, I also ordered gambas and garlic rice. Garlic rice!! 128525 it's been a while!!! Their garlic rice is excellent! Evenly coated rice with serious garlic flavor paired with gambas was even better! Plantation has a chef that knows how to handle shrimp because the gambas tasted fresh and the suave had the right amount of heat and spice. They also have chorizo in it but since I couldn't eat it, I was limited to the shrimp, but that's not a consolation.

I had a few pieces of nachos and onion rings, and though tasty, the sauces made it taste better.

I had a Kraft Katipunan beer but found it too heavy.

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Cheryl S.
4.0 Stars

i ordered lechon kawali..the single serving includes bagoong rice which taste good..but the lechon taste bland. I like their nutella cake, not too sweet..

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