Article by Catherine Joyce Tan (@cathhh09) / Photos by Waldo Katigbak
Have you found the holy grail? How about the Holy Grill?
Opened last July 16, Holy Grill is a restaurant that will take you on a scavenger hunt. With stickers scattered and plastered all around Taft, the clues lie in how abundant the stickers are in a given area. The more concentrated the stickers are, the closer you are to Taft’s holy grail: Holy Grill!
If dining at a table resembling The Last Supper doesn’t convince you that you’ve found the holy grail, their other gimmicks — Infinite Steak and Pre-Game Thursday, anyone? – surely will! At only Php298, you can enjoy unlimited flatiron steak and a maximum of two servings of java rice. Eat fast, though, because people are usually lining-up to enjoy it, too!
A flash sale happens here once a month. The catch? You have to be on the lookout for it as they only announce it on social media the night before or on the day itself!
Of course, Thursdays in Taft, are the best, too. During Holy Grill’s Pre-Game Thursday, you get to bring your own drinks (alcohol, *wink wink) into the establishment. With your drinks and their playlists, you’re covered for a Thursday funday!
Holy Grill is “where the hungry are fed”. Their must-tries? Their spicy cumin ribs, rib-eye, and crunchy chicken cornflakes!
The spicy cumin ribs (Php318) are composed of American ribs, java rice, and hickory barbecue sauce. The ribs are marinated overnight and slow-cooked for four hours, ensuring that they are oozing with flavor when they serve them to you.
At only Php198, you can also enjoy some true rib-eye, java rice, and their signature gravy. The place prides itself on serving restaurant-quality food at Taft, so rest assured that you will be getting your money’s worth.
Not into beef? Then their crunchy chicken cornflakes (Php188) might be perfect for you. With chix breast fillet, cornflakes, signature gravy, and white rice, you will leave this place full.
If you’ve read this far, then we’re letting you in on a little secret: Chalk Campus Hottie 2017 winner Samantha Aguilar suggested Sam’s Sisig Nachos (Php158) as part of their secret menu, and it’s for a limited time only. The best part? The sisig is made with bagnet and liempo!
They also put great emphasis on food presentation. Don’t be surprised if you leave with totally Instagrammable food pictures. They also have a little corner where you can do a “gang gang” photoshoot. Better not miss out on these!
Ground Floor, 2 Torre Lorenzo, Taft Avenue, Malate