When being asked on what hotel restaurants I suggest for romantic dates, I have to be honest that my top of mind recommendations are usually from popular 5-star hotels. The situation changed and my list has grown since the stormy evening O and I drove to Discovery Suites, to have a taste of the hotel’s gem at the 22nd floor named 22 Prime.
22 Prime offers exquisite dining experience for steak lovers in the city, including O and I. The flagship restaurant of Discovery Suites allures when you speak of US Prime Angus Steak. For the gentlemen, this post is once again for you. An idea where to bring your ladies, from a lady’s perspective. 😉
Last month, the restaurant proudly unveiled their new and exciting dishes prepared by Corporate Chef Anthony Raymond and Executive Chef Gerwin Bailon. Two chefs expounded the importance of origins, how hands-on they were in carefully selecting USDA prime steaks from specific farms. Putting into mind and heart the value of where their ingredients originated, the new a la carte dishes portrays flair that guests will admire. To impress you more, Discovery Suites’ Prime 22 ranked 4th in the Best Restaurants in the Philippines list of Miele Guide 2011/2012 and other noteworthy recognitions from prestigious publications.

The Food:

Black Bean Veloute (Php 265)
Rate: 4/5
While hearing the whisper of heavy pours from the window, the first touch of my spoon laid on this Black Bean Veloute with crispy pancetta, scallions and sour cream. Its velvet texture of black beans soothed side by side with the crispy pancetta to add yin to the yang.
Short Rib Ravioli (Php 695)
Rate: 5/5
All points and edges of this Short Rib Ravioli was smothered up in my mouth to the last bite. Stellar combination of brown butter squash puree, roasted wild mushrooms, truffle cream sauce, grated parmesan and short ribs packed in the ravioli skin. It’s like listening to classical music for creating an ambiance of gracefulness.
Chateaubriand “Carved Table Side” (Php 3,500)
Rate: 5/5
This good for 2 (500g) grilled USDA Prime Angus Tenderloin served with grilled asparagus, forest mushrooms, twice baked potato and 22 Prime’s signature sauces makes a good mark to your evening date. Watch a quick ceremony of carving the meat beside your table, while smelling the kitchen-fresh scent of the USDA Prime Angus Tenderloin.
There were mixed reactions to this Chateaubriand “Carved Table Side” but all leads to only one verdict. I conclude the medium steak’s glamour enchants a diner’s sensitive palate, which made me forget about the risk of driving to Ortigas on a stormy evening.
Pecan Pie Bars
Rate: 5/5
All Pecan Pie Bars in Manila has to be served the way 22 Prime prepared it. There was no adjustment needed as 22 Prime cracked the code to perfect a Pecan Pie Bar. Just enough pecans infused in the fudgy bar, balanced with crushed sea salt and accentuated with a half-sliced strawberry from Tagaytay.

The Ambiance:

A desirable romantic vibe created by elegant furnitures with an unbeatable view of the city. Wearing a smart casual to semi-formal attire will match the slow wedding-like music playing in the background.
Couples who are looking for a new stopover restaurant to cap off the evening should take note of 22 Prime at Discovery Suites. If you’re on a date, request for a comfortable spot by the window to get an evening view of the magnificent city (and the cars stuck in traffic. Hahaha!)
22 Prime bar
 Parking in the basement may be an issue for bulky and muscular cars. Fitting into a guest parking slot provided by the hotel appeared tricky. Unfortunately, you have to be a skilful driver to master their parking. If you don’t want to risk it, you could park in Podium Mall or outside the hotel, where there are several public parking spaces available.
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Location: 22/F Discovery Suites, ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 12:00NN-2:30PM / 6:00PM-10:30PM
Contact: (+632) 719-8888
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ILOVEDISCOVERYSUITES
Website: http://www.discoverysuites.com/
Budget: PHP1,500++

Food 9/10
Ambiance 9/10
Service 9/10
Cost 8/10
Overall 8.75/10