Address: G/F V Corporate Center, 125 L. P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:00 A.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)
Phone Number(s): (+632) 246-9069 (ext. 590)
To be sure, seafood restaurants in the Philippines are a dime a dozen. But Catch Restaurant is particularly notable for their support of sustainable fishing practices (meaning they don't condone dynamite killing, illegal labor and the like). Because of that, their food tastes like it just came fresh from the sea, and the cooking is likewise superb. Their menu may be intimidating to casual diners, but if becoming their patron means supporting a good cause, why not give them a try?
Coco Hut Fried Chicken and Fish
Address: G/F Solaris One Building, De La Rosa St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
Opening Hours: 7:00 A.M. – 12:00 M.N. (Monday – Saturday)
Phone Number(s): (+632) 333-3131
Located beside Army Navy, Coco Hut Friend Chicken and Fish has a vast array of Filipino dishes. You'd want to try their chicken in particular, because it's served in large portions, and you can choose whether to make the flavor "original" or "spicy." The place fills up pretty fast, so pay a visit as early as you can.
La Vie Parisienne
Address: G/F LPL Center, San Agustin St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Opening Hours: 7:00 A.M. – 1:00 A.M. (Monday – Sunday)
Phone Number(s): (+632) 812-9235
Whether you're a fan of French cuisine in general, or you simply like wine and cheese, this is a restaurant you don't want to pass up. Their wine collection is extensive but affordable, and the cute blue tiles lend a relaxing atmosphere to it. The place is rather small, so if you plan to eat here with friends, reserve your slot as early as possible. (Tip: Talk to the French manager about the perfect cheese and wine combinations. He'll be more than happy to assist you.)
Address: Unit 59-C, Paseo Center, Paseo de Roxas, Urdaneta Village, Makati City
Opening Hours: 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 A.M. (Monday – Sunday)
Phone Number(s): (+632) 501-9732
Mobile Number(s): (+63) 917-845-7967
If you need a cozy, relaxing place to work away from office, Paseo 59C is the place to go. You can order one of their quick, delicious and reasonably-priced Filipino-Chinese dishes, as you chat with your co-workers on how best to execute your next big plan. There's only so many people Paseo 59C can accommodate at any one time, though the long operating hours more than make up for it.
The Penthouse 8747
Address: Penthouse, Lepanto Building, 8747 Paseo De Roxas, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Opening Hours: 4:00 P.M. – 1:00 A.M. (Monday – Saturday)
Phone Number(s): (+632) 246-9069 (ext. 747)
Its name might not be the most creative in the world, but you'd still want to drop by after work. The view from the penthouse is stunning, as is the décor for the place. Their collection of alcoholic beverages is nothing to sneeze at either, and you can top it all off with delicious dishes like flatbread and tuna poke.
Sicilian Roast by Giuseppe
Address: 100 Carlos Palanca cor. De La Rosa St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M., 5:00 P.M. – 10:30 P.M. (Monday – Saturday)
Mobile Number(s): (+63) 977-693-2409, (+63) 947-343-7194
If you want to know what it feels like to dine in an Italian restaurant, give this one a shot. It has a relaxing atmosphere, and there's a good chance you'll have a friendly conversation with one of the servers. The food presentation is appealing, which makes you want to dig in no matter how many calories you end up consuming. Overall, it's a great place for solo dining, dates and small group meetings.
Takashi Japanese Cuisine
Address: G/F Elizabeth Place Condominium, 332 H.V. De La Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:30 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. (Monday – Saturday)
Mobile Number(s): (+63) 915-136-3882
As a recent addition to the bevy of local Japanese restaurants, Takashi Japanese Cuisine delivers. They have over a dozen varieties of maki rolls — all of which you can pair with the likes of donburi and ramen. Regardless of what you choose, though, you're sure to get great value for your money, because these are as close to the "real thing" as you can get.
And that's our roundup for the best restaurants in the Makati CBD that have opened within the past few months. If there's a place you'd like to add to this list, or if you have any thoughts at all about our picks, let's talk about it in the comments!