We were in Burgos Circle looking for a place to eat after my sister claimed her gift certificate at Bubble Tea. We spotted Melo’s and although we knew it was a very expensive place for steak, we decided to eat there to try it out (just once). Glancing at the menu, you would instantly know why they are expensive. It is because they sell their steak per ounce and an ounce would cost PHP140+ up!
For example, if you were to order their Certified Angus Beef Rib Eye, it costs PHP165 an ounce and the minimum per order is 8 ounces. Among their different cuts, only the Rib-eye would be cut in front of you where they will bring a steak cart, slice a portion and weigh it. You can then ask for the fat to be removed so that the weight will be reduced. The other cuts (eg. tenderloin, t-bone, porterhouse) were already pre-cut so you would be paying for it’s current weight with bone and fat.
Melo’s have two kinds of steak: Certified Angus Beef (US) and Wagyu (Australia/Japan). In general, Wagyu costs more than Angus Beef. We also learned that the quality of steaks are based on the marbling and they are graded on the amount of marbling they have. Marbling is a term used to describe the white streaks you would see in the beef, the more the higher quality it has.
Here’s what we ordered.
All orders includes soup as the appetizer.
The burger includes a garden salad.
Smoked Salmon – PHP 480
It looked raw so I passed on this one.
Certified Angus Beef Burger – 75/ounce = PHP 600
The burger patty was big and delicious.
Certified Angus Beef Ribeye – 165/ounce = PHP 1369.50
It wasn’t as juicy as expected but good none the less
Wagyu Beef Cowboy Cut – 175/ounce = PHP 2413.25
The cowboy cut is just Rib-eye with bone. Aside from being the most expensive one, we agreed unanimously that this better than Angus beef. I had it cooked medium and it was juicy and tender. Very yummy! Steak Heaven!
So that’s our pricey steak dinner which we enjoyed at Melo’s. They sure do know their steaks. I learned a lot about steaks and it feels like a new steak world has been opened for me. However, due to the price, dining here would be more of a reward or a celebration instead of something oh-let’s-dine-here-because-I-feel-like-dining-here casual way.
Till next time,
Melo’s, Burgos Circle
Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City
Taguig City, Metro Manila
Restaurant by Mall: Burgos Circle
Restaurant by Location: Burgos Circle