52nd State Gastropub: Where You Can Fill Both Your Heart and Your Belly’s Desire
Looking for a place to eat along Jupiter Street in Makati is easy. Restaurants line up one after the other on the right side of the road, but on the opposite side of the road lies a hidden gem: 52nd State Gastropub.
52nd State Gastropub is a Filipino-American gastropub that offers a variety of Filipino and American food that will sure tickle your fancy.
The restaurant is a quaint little place that can seat 50 people including the outside seating perfect for small events and for those who like intimate places for dates and quiet night caps. The restaurant has only been open for a month, but it is already gaining loyal customers that come in for both their food and drinks.
When I checked 52nd State Gastropub’s Facebook page, everyone seemed to love their Dinamita. It may look like the ordinary Dynamite that you can buy at food bazaars, but aside from having cheese inside the chili, they also added ground pork and red chillies. Perfect for those who like spicy food!
What’s a Filipino meal without sisig? Unlike most of the sisig I’ve tried, their version is not too oily and is packed with pork meat, fat and liver topped with egg. This is perfect for 52nd State as you can pair it with rice or have it as pulutan while drinking.
Crackling Bagnet Php 290
After that very hearty sisig, we took on the bagnet. The pork is perfectly cooked; it is so crispy and tender that it falls apart when you put your fork through it. The plate is a single order, but the serving is big enough to be good for sharing and is served with rice and lechon sauce.
Crispy Tadyang Php335
This is my personal favorite: deep fried beef ribs. Usually, beef is hard to prepare well done and with the perfect texture. This garlicy goodness is really tender, though, so you won’t stop munching on it, especially if you are eating it with some ice cold beer.
Bbq Spare Ribs Php230
This has a really familiar taste, just like those Jack Daniel Ribs you get in American diners. A perfect combination of liempo and ribs! They serve it in two thick slabs making sure that you’ll get full or that you can share it with friends.
Nilagang Corned Beef Php325
We had too much ‘putok-batok’ goodness, so luckily, they served us the Nilagang Corned Beef. It is served in a small cooking pot filled with corned beef, potatoes and cabbage. I don’t usually order soup when eating out, but this is perfect to pair with all of the fried food that they served us.
I haven’t been to a restaurant where all of the served food was really good, so it was actually a surprise to the best food in such a small (and new) place. All of the food that they served us was amazing and I will definitely go back to try the rest of their offerings including the newest one on the menu: Gambas. I actually got so hungry writing this, I am going there now.
52nd State Gastropub
357 New Solid Bldg, Jupiter Street Makati