Wrapping up a day with steak is always a good idea.
From a hectic schedule of filming for Pop Talk and visiting tourist sights in Guam, all I wanted to do was take a shower, lie on my bed and raise my legs on the wall. But when I was told we had to stop by Manhattan Steakhouse, my energy tank was suddenly filled up to full tank ready to take the steak. You can’t blame me, I heard the word steak! I bet you’ll feel the same way too. :p
Manhattan Steakhouse is Guam’s premier steakhouse for their “prime” certified angus steaks that is patterned after New York’s Manhattan Steakhouse. In Guam, this is certainly where your feet should take you for steaks. Since I wasn’t in control of our schedule, I didn’t have time to doll up anymore. Straight from the tourist spots to the steakhouse. I thought my black leggings and plain white blouse won’t be allowed for the formal intimidating restaurant. Thankfully, I wasn’t that underdressed after all.
Conveniently located in our hotel, Pacific Star, Manhattan Steakhouse is just an elevator away if a slab of ribeye steak haunts me in my dreams.

The Food:

Oyster Rockefeller ($ 18)
Rate: 5/5
Mr. Roy Abraham, hospitable GM of Pacific Star, did the honors of ordering for our appetizers. To maximize our night in Manhattan Steakhouse, he ordered a platter of various appetizers – Oyster Rockefeller, Giant Shrimp Cocktail, Crab Cakes and Seared Tuna and Salmon.
From mom’s childhood lesson for me, you should never start with oysters to avoid upsetting your stomach. That night, I mistakenly started with Oyster Rockefeller. Oyster stuffed with seasoned spinach and hollandaise sauce. By the way it was looking at me, facing my side of the table, I couldn’t resist. Ooooppsiedoodles! 😀
Spicy Seared Tuna ($ 16)
Rate: 4/5
Spiked wasabi aioli spread on top of seared tuna kept my fork and mouth busy without stopping anymore. Spicy Seared Tuna had that soft and smooth raw texture in the middle while its edges are semi-cooked.
Lump Crab Cakes ($ 16)
Rate: 4/5
Potato coated crab cakes served with corn relish and dill remoulade. Lump Crab Cakes completes my appetizer. Now, I’m ready for the next big thing, steak!
Photos of these appetizers show bite-sized servings, which is not the actual size. Individually, you can order for a bigger portion.
Berry Weiss Beer
Rate: 5/5
The men in the room were raving about this Berry Weiss Beer. Ok, I got jealous and ordered for myself too. Talk about peer pressure, it still happens! Haha! Well the guys were right, it exhibited sweet notes of honey, blackberry and other berry mixtures.
USDA Prime Filet Mignon 6oz. ($ 45)
Rate: 5/5
Then the steak arrived! I was glued to my seat and was in serious business of delving into this medium rare USDA Prime Certified Angus Filet Mignon without being disturbed. Excellently cooked steak that achieved what a medium steak lover looks for. Inner beauty colored red and exterior browned and cooked edges.
USDA Prime NY Striploin 12oz. ($ 58)
Rate: 5/5
I allowed the tip of my tongue to slowly taste every angle of this USDA Prime NY Striploin. Firm and succulent, that I have to emphasize. As I reached to the center, I took a break and allowed my stomach to rest and digest. Beware of non-stop eating when you’re faced with Manhattan Steahouse’ prime NY steaks.
Baked Alaska
Rate: 5/5
A show of Baked Alaska with sugar being browned stopped the time at the table. Everyone’s faces were turned towards the dessert sight, waiting for us to nibble down to our throat. Baked Alaska is a dessert must-have consisting of ice cream and browned meringue.
The second part of the dessert, ice cream was still in the performance to impress the audience. This time, Ice Cream with Berries.
Ice Cream with Berries
Rate: 4/5
Turkish Coffee
Rate: 5/5
95% of the people in the room have never tasted Turkish Coffee, including myself. I raised my hand when Roy asked us if we wanted to try the special coffee of the house. Our gracious host prepared Turkish coffee by himself, demonstrating to us the proper way of making and serving this traditional coffee. It adhered to the black and dark side of coffee with a distinctive pinch. I finished a cup without realizing it. My knees were shaking, wanting one more of this Turkish Coffee.
If you’re in Manhattan Steakhouse, note down Turkish Coffee as a must-try.

The Ambiance:

We were stationed inside the private room with a long presidential dining table seeming we have a formal meeting going on. Hehe. Dining at Manhattan Steakhouse is ideal for romantic rustic evenings or formal gatherings. Well you don’t have to follow the status quo. Dine whenever you wish when steak calls you.
Prepare your credit card or your cash, it’s a night where budgeting is the last in your mind. You’re paying for the spectacular food, VIP service and high class ambiance.
What do you think of Manhattan Steakhouse?
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Location: Pacific Star Hotel, 627B Pale San Vitores Road, Tumon, Guam
Website: http://pacificstarguam.com/#restaurants-bars