Alfredo’s Steak house in Tomas Morato, QC

Since it’s Mother’s Day, I decided to treat my mom for dinner in this restaurant that we are so familiar with. This was the place where my mom and dad used to date ( of course before I was born) and until I was growing up we frequent to this steak house whenever we are craving for steaks.

Alfredo’s Steak house has been one of the “institutions” in the steak industry in Manila. It doesn’t have any branches, probably they want to maintain the quality of their food. As you know, when restaurants expand the quality of food tend to deteriorate. They are situated along Tomas Morato, QC. They have a big red sign on top of the restaurant, you wouldn’t miss that. The dining area is in the 2nd floor.

The last time I’ve been there was when my father was still alive and that was probably like more than 4 years ago. Everything was still the same, the entrance, the stairs, the fake fire in the fireplace in the first floor, the carpet, tables, chairs, etc.. Even the menu is still the same, I believe they haven’t increased their price eversince the last time I’ve been there. When we arrived there the place was jam-packed (and that was about 8:30 pm) since it’s Mother’s Day.

I ordered Tenderloin Steak ( cooked medium rare) with Charbroiled Chicken while my mom ordered the same but she had Grilled Butterfly Prawns on the side. What’s good with Alfredo’s is that all their steaks come with free soup and salad. They also have unlimited bread and butter being served. Real good deal. The first food that was served was the bread, butter and the soup. After that the salad came and we waited for a few minutes for our main course to be served.

soup and bread

the bread, butter and soup

salad

the salad with thousand island dressing

tenderloin steak and grilled butterfly prawns

Tenderloin Steak with Grilled Butterfly Prawns ( with mashed potatoes and stir-fried vegetables)

tenderloin steak and charbroiled chicken

Tenderloin Steak with Charbroiled Chicken ( with mashed potatoes and stir-fried vegetables)

The ratings:

Food: 4.5/5

I would really recommend this restaurant to the people who want have real steak. There are some restaurants who offer steaks and believe me it doesn’t compare to Alfredo’s or even Melo’s. The steak is really tender and they have a really delicious gravy. Though the free salad is eventually having lesser vegetables through the years ( hello, it’s free don’t ask for more 😉 )

Ambiance: 3.5/5

Though it’s actually fine dining, there’s no dress code. There are some pros and cons in having no dress codes. Before they used to have a pianist playing while you’re dining but now there’s none. According to the waiter, the pianist only plays during Valentine’s day. Everything else is the same really.

Price: 4/5

It would seem pricey but compared to other restaurants that offer steaks this has a good deal. Each of our meal is priced at Php 455.00 and we had 2 cans of softdrinks priced at Php 60.00 each. So probably if you wanna go there, you can have a budget of Php 500.00. The lowest price of Tenderloin Steak is Php 355.00. The most expensive steaks are priced Php 600.00-900.00.

Service: 4/5

I liked the service here waiters really take good care of customers. I understand that there is a special occasion and our waiter pro actively apologized for the long wait for the main course to come. Also, waiters are aware if the customer is done with the food that they’re eating and will be getting ready to get the next course. Of course I gave him a tip for taking good care of us.

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