Carmelo's Wagyu Steaks
Address: L1 Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:30 A.M. – 11:00 P.M. (Monday – Sunday)
Nothing says "awesome steak" like wagyu steak. At Carmelo's, you can order various grades of wagyu (the highest being Grade 9) in cuts like ribeye, salpicao, sirloin, and tenderloin. The restaurant is so confident about its steaks, they're served without any sauces whatsoever. For seafood lovers, Carmelo's also serves fresh and Rockefeller oysters, prawns ajillo, and Chilean seabass fillet, among others.
Cow Bell Steak Café
Address: 1C Eurocrest Bldg., 126 Jupiter St., Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. (Monday – Sunday)
Unlike most steak houses, Cow Bell Steak Café has a more casual feel to it. That doesn't mean they tone down on the quality of their steaks, though. On the contrary, their food is as delicious as it is affordable. You can also try out their salads, pastas, seafood dishes, and chicken if you prefer something other than steak.
Elbert's Steak Room
Address: 3/F Sagittarius Bldg. III, 111 H.V. Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:30 – 2:30 P.M. (Monday – Friday), 6:30 P.M. onwards (Monday – Saturday)
Named after owner Elbert Cuenca, Elbert's Steak Room is Cuenca's proverbial love letter to steaks of the highest quality. The restaurant specializes in USDA-certified steaks, which are cooked to medium-rare and served with a special sauce. You probably won't need the sauce though, as the steaks themselves have a scrumptious flavor that you'll surely come back to again and again.
Hogs & Cattle Steakhouse
Address: G/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. (Monday – Saturday), 11:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Sunday)
Wagyu is good and all, but unlimited wagyu — for Php899 per person — is even better. And that's exactly what you'll get at the Hogs & Cattle Steakhouse, which is conveniently located inside the Century City Mall. Also, the wagyu comes with unlimited soup, bread, butter, vegetables, mashed potato, and gravy rice, so every peso is worth it.
I'm Angus Steakhouse
Address: 7431 Yakal St., San Antonio Village, Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., 6:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. (Monday – Saturday)
Don't let this place's not-so-prime location fool you. Managed by Werner Berger, dubbed a "Food Ambassador" in the Philippines, I'm Angus Steakhouse has a classy ambience, a varied menu of prime beef dishes (and then some), and an open kitchen setup where you can watch how your food is being cooked. If you're looking for a dinner venue that's not likely to be crowded at peak hours, I'm Angus Steakhouse has just the thing for you.
Address: 6750 Ayala Ave., Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., 5:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. (Monday – Sunday)
Flying in all the way from Buenos Aires, La Cabrera has arguably one of the best steaks in Manila (if not the world). Between their simple yet carefully crafted meat dishes, and the appetizers that complement the steaks perfectly, you'll want to order everything on the menu. La Cabrera also employs an Argentinian chef who cooks with USDA-certified steak, ensuring that you get the "real deal."
Smith Butcher and Grill Room
Address: G/F ACI Bldg., 147 H.V. Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Opening Hours: 12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., 6:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. (Monday – Friday), 6:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. (Saturday), 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. (Sunday)
This steakhouse sets itself apart by serving steaks from four continents — Asia (specifically Japan), North America (specifically the U.S.), Europe, and Australia. It also boasts of a Steak Room, which showcases their meat dishes in an art museum-like format. Cap it all off with handcrafted furniture all over the place, and you're in for a steakhouse experience unlike any other in Manila.
Address: 227 Salcedo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
Opening Hours: 12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M., 6:00 P.M. – 10:15 P.M. (Monday – Sunday)
If you're looking for a steakhouse that's casual yet classy, look no further than Stockton Place. Helmed by Chef Celine, Stockton Place offers a carefully curated yet approachable menu. Aside from their rich, succulent steaks, you should also try out their butternut squash soup with goat cheese tortellini, foie gras salad, and lemon parfait with lavender petals.
When it comes to the best steakhouses in Manila, Makati delivers more than enough. If you know of other must-visit steakhouses in Makati, or if you have any thoughts about what we've included on this list, shoot us a message via the comments section below.