52nd State Gastropub: Where You Can Fill Both Your Heart and Your Belly’s Desire

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.

Fulfill your heart and belly’s desire at 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.

Fulfill your heart and belly’s desire at 52nd State Gastropub

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. 

Fulfill your heart and belly’s desire at 52nd State Gastropub

Dinamita Php150

 

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!

Fulfill your heart and belly’s desire at 52nd State Gastropub

Fulfill your heart and belly’s desire at 52nd State Gastropub

Sisig Php180

 

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.

Fulfill your heart and belly’s desire at 52nd State Gastropub

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. 

Fulfill your heart and belly’s desire at 52nd State Gastropub

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.

Fulfill your heart and belly’s desire at 52nd State Gastropub

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. 

Fulfill your heart and belly’s desire at 52nd State Gastropub

Fulfill your heart and belly’s desire at 52nd State Gastropub

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. 

Fulfill your heart and belly’s desire at 52nd State Gastropub

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

Facebook.com/52ndState

 

 

52nd State Gastropub: Where You Can Fill Both Your Heart and Your Belly’s Desire






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