Photos by Girard Dy Pico of Concepto
Everyone knows Poblacion is the place to be on a Friday night. With bars and restaurants everywhere you look, it proves itself worthy to be called the food hub of the South. Yuppies, law students, and professionals frequent Poblacion to escape from the hustle and bustle and to just unwind at their go-to bars for a quick fix-me-up.
This time around, a fresh new resto-bar has leveled out the playing field. With unique mixes from their resident bartender, creative (and deliciously sinful) meals, your choice of premium steak cuts, and something exciting lined up every night; Concepto might just be your new go-to place any day of the week.
Prichon with Concepto’s own take of garlic mayo, peanut butter, and hoisin sauce
With an open bar as soon as you enter, an accessible meat refrigerator so you can easily choose your preferred steak cut, and an upper and lower deck; Concepto reminds one of a neighbourhood steakhouse in the suburbs where friends meet after work to just relax and let loose.
Open bar with Concepto’s resident bartender
Upper and lower decks add to the atmosphere of the neighbourhood resto-bar, making it a perfect venue for private parties
Best known for its choice cuts and for giving you the freedom to choose which cut you’d like, Concepto is the embodiment of “steak any way you want”. For less than one thousand pesos, you can choose from a variety of pork and beef cuts, your steak’s doneness, sides, and sauces to match!
Concepto Liempo with fries on the side
My personal favorite is their bone marrow steak. Creamy and sinfully indulgent, it showcases Concepto’s creativity and ingenuity by turning something as simple as bone marrow into an irresistible delight.
Bone Marrow Steak – must-try!
For those who are not that big on steak or meat, in general; Concepto’s menu has something for everyone. Just check out their steak caldereta, fish with honey and sundried tomato sauce, healthy salad, and the perfect dessert to top it all off. Concepto changes its menu every three months, and the dishes you find here are just a sneak peak of their new menu items for the first quarter of this year.
Steak caldereta with potatoes, carrots, bell peppers, and cheese on top
Fish seasoned and cooked to perfection with vegetables, mashed potatoes, and custom-made honey and sun dried tomato sauce
Salad with tomatoes, carrots, and cucumber in balsamic vinegar
Dark chocolate brownie with dark chocolate cookie on top and macapuno ice cream
The best thing that sets Concepto apart is that you can customize the menu according to the type of cuisine you want. Yes, you read that right. Have something special coming up soon? You can actually reserve the upper deck for private parties and collaborate with Concepto to build your menu from scratch! Throw in a live band every night and it’s almost like you have your very own resto-bar!
A live band performs every night to set the smooth vibe
Here’s a sneak peek of their new menu
Concepto has come a long way since it officially opened in September last year. Now on its second menu run and with two annexes – Seneca, its open bar, and Retail, their affiliate hip and trendy clothing line – Concepto has made its mark on the Poblacion-loving community and has earned its spot as the go-to weeknight wind down.
With Migz Del Gallego (third from left) of Concepto
Now you know where your next party should be ;)
6234 Mañalac street, Poblacion, Makati
026891656 / 027459343