[Review + Giveaway!] A chill night at SF Bistro - McKinley Hill, Taguig [CLOSED]

if you're looking for a cozy place to hang out with your friends for a good drink, and a dynamic menu that offers sound gourmet fusion dishes, here's a chill place you might want to try out!

last week, terai and i got to experience SF Bistro (yup, that's san fran!) for the first time. it's located at the ground floor of Tuscany Private Estates, right in front of McKinley Hills Village, and just a good walking distance away from Venice Piazza. :) so if you work around McKinley or BGC, there's no reason to miss this place out!

honestly, i don't know what's distinct with san francisco's food offerings that are categorically different from the more commonly known american foods like burgers, steaks, and mashed potatoes. but looking at the menu, i figured that SF Bistro is generally an american fusion restaurant so i was excited how the food is going to come out!

the place is a bit small and could come off as pretty cramped, you know when you have to tip toe your way between chairs? haha i even knocked off a lamp. sorry! 

they have a bar counter, and a small space beside the stairs for a performer (preferably solo hehe). the lights are a bit dim for my own liking (and photos) though hehe. but anyway, the overall feel of the place is cozy and relaxed. and with that guy singing over there, there is totally no reason to not loosen up. his voice is amazing! upstairs is where the kitchen is and a function area :D yes, they accept reservations!

Here's a peek at their menu, they have a lot to offer specially with the drinks (just click to enlarge)!

Aaaaand, the food!
Here's what we ordered during our visit :)

Spinach Dip
Php 195.00

those are crispy tortilla chips, served with a special spinach dip. you could never go wrong with nachos talaga, and this dish is no different. we loved how the dip is so cheesy! simot sarap samin to! hahaha

Ginger Detox
Php 80.00

MY FAVORITE DRINK! i'm a sucker for ginger and anything with detox in it (i've caught the detox fad bug!). this is most probably cold water infused with lemon, ginger slices, and mild sweetener, at least. and the result is an extremely refreshing healthful kick. YOU HAVE TO TRY THIS. i will definitely do this at home since it looks so simple hehe

Portabello Truffle Pasta
Php 205.00

From the menu: Linguine pasta tossed in our creamy sauce in mushroom. Served with two slices of bread
it may look like a glammed up carbonara but it's more than that. the sauce is amazing and tastes very sosyal. hahaha ano ba. this is my favorite among all the dishes we tried! 

Beef Sliders
Php 245.00

From the menu: Grilled beef patty with lettuce, tomato, in cocktail buns. Served with our cucumber sauce.
that's two mini burgers served with drizzled onion rings. aside from being super cute, they also taste great! 

Chicken and Shrimp Chimichurri
Php 365.00

From the menu: Grilled chicken and shrimp in herbs and spices in creamy chimichuri sauce
we told ourselves not to eat rice so we won't gloat easily but the curious sounding dish caught us. we loved how the rice was specked with a lot of herbs but still didn't taste too overpowering. the chimichuri sauce was super creamy, and the lemon which we squeezed to death provided a great contrast to the dish. it could use some more salt and seasoning though, but maybe that's what the condiments are for hehe. >XD

Barbecue Ribs
Php 250.00

From the menu: Slow roasted pork ribs in our very own barbecue sauce. Served with a choice of rice or dirty mashed potato and buttered vegetables
The best seller for entrees! when we read the menu we were like, DIRTY MASHED POTATO? yung totoo? apparently it's a term used to describe mashed potato which isn't totally peeled. in short, may balat. so dirty daw. haha #amused

we enjoyed this a lot! the pork was tender, the barbecue sauce was strong, but was perfectly tamed with the mashed potato. perfect combo diba! at my buttered vegetables pa. 

Vanilla Ice Cream
Php 135.00

Classic Mojito - Php 150.00
Ginger Valley - Php 150.00

terai ordered the Classic Mojito, and i can't get over the ginger feels so i opted for the Ginger Valley! hahaha! she loved the ginger mojito better because obvious ba, GINGER IS OZOM!

aaaaand that's all! i hope you loved this feature as much as we loved eating there! i'm gonna be wrapping this up soon with their contact details aaaand MY VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY!  ma-excite ka, dali! HAHAHA

thanks for having us, SF Bistro!

Location, contact, and stuff!
San Francisco Bistro
G/F Tuscany Private Estates
Upper McKinley Road
McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio

Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11am - 2am
Phone: 9492744
Email: reservation.sfbmckinley@gmail.com


Giveaway time!

hahaha welcome to my first ever giveaway! >XD the rules are simple! just key in your entries using the rafflecopter widget below and get a chance to win Php 1,000 worth of SF Bistro Gift Certificate and a surprise gift from me!

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2. Contest will run from September 10 - 17, 2014
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