18th Birthday Dinner at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

Our son officially turned 18 last Saturday. We wanted to have dinner someplace nice and asked him to pick a restaurant. He said he wanted to try eating at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse. Hubby has been bugging me about Wolfgang’s Steakhouse for weeks so we decided to celebrate our son’s 18th there. We went for an extravagant family dinner instead of a big party.

Wolfgangs Steakhouse The PodiumI reserved a table for 4 at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse at The Podium for 5pm. Why 5pm? 7pm onwards was already fully booked. Our son commented that the interiors were rather ordinary despite the place being pegged as a fine dining restaurant.

Wolfgangs Steakhouse The PodiumWe were served complimentary freshly baked bread and butter as we went through the menu.

Wolfgangs Steakhouse The PodiumWolfgang’s Steakhouse has a bottle of their very own Old Fashioned Sauce on every table. I tried it and it’s like crushed tomatoes with spices and horseradish. It goes really well with the steak.

Wolfgangs Steakhouse The PodiumWe ordered USDA Prime Porterhouse for Four 2kg (P3,488 per 500g). We initially wanted to order the Porterhouse for Three 1.5kg to share but the server told us that the bone is weighed along with the meat so we went with the 2kg version. It was too much meat and we ended up taking home what we couldn’t finish. So this is what a P14k platter of steak looks like lol.

Wolfgangs Steakhouse The PodiumAnyhow their official website says that this is the star of the show where their menu is concerned so it was what we got. The steak is really really good. So far it’s the best I’ve had here in Manila. We had it medium and it’s incredibly tender. It’s flavorful enough so you don’t need any sauce but I tried their sauce anyway.

Wolfgangs Steakhouse The PodiumThen we had Lobster Mac and Cheese (P989). We regretted ordering this because for starters, it’s a really tiny serving and wow, there were maybe a total of 3 miniscule pieces of lobster in it. The server said it’s good for 3-4 people. She must’ve meant 3-4 toddlers. Not recommended.

Wolfgangs Steakhouse The PodiumWe also had Beverly Hills Chopped Salad (P618). It’s got chopped romaine lettuce, baby spinach, avocado, green peas, carrots, corn, cucumber, red sweet pepper, red cabbage, hearts of palm, and feta cheese all drizzled with house vinaigrette. Very refreshing, a nice complement to the steak. Problem is, like all the other side dishes, it’s a small serving.

Wolfgangs Steakhouse The PodiumWe also had Creamed Spinach (P498), which was anything but creamy. It wasn’t bad but I was expecting it to actually have some cream??? Anyways, my good friend The Hungry Chef told me this is the traditional style creamed spinach which is just well, spinach. I just prefer the ones I’ve tried with some butter or milk or cream for more flavor.

Wolfgangs Steakhouse The PodiumI think I can say that this is our most expensive family dinner ever lol, as our bill reached a whopping P17k. The steak was really good though and we were all sated, so much so that we had no space left for dessert.

Bottomline? You go to Wolfgang’s Steakhouse for the steak. Everything else is just okay to above average. And yes, it’s hella expensive. Just to give you an idea, the cheapest thing on the menu is Steamed Japanese Rice at P128 and you can peg a bowl of soup at around P500. Oh well it’s not every day your firstborn turns 18, lol.

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener
G/F The Podium
18 ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City

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  • Reply Cris Vergara February 17, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Wow happy birthday po sa anak ninyo…
    Parang magkapatid lang po kayo hehe…

  • Reply Julieanne Francis Ugay February 18, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Happy 18th Bday to your son thank you for sharing your experience at Wolfgang’s.

  • Reply Love Compoc February 18, 2019 at 2:15 am

    OMG the bill pero okay lang yan , natupad wish ng son mo Ms Rowena na kumain dyan. Mas okay pa actually ang dinner with fam pero mas dama ang moment tska wala na iba aayusin pa unlike sa nagpaparty. Ang pricey pala ng steak dyan but sana medyo malaki ung serving ng iba. Natawa ako sa for toddlers lang hehe.
    HAPPY 18th bday sa son mo ❤

  • Reply Monaliza Valencia February 18, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Happy Birthday to you son Ms Rowena. God bless

  • Reply Gellie February 18, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Happy 18th birthday to your son! I’ve always wanted to try that place. Siguro when I get back to Manila. Been stuck in Pampanga lately. Spinach is one of my favorite veggies. Sayang it didn’t reach your expectations, but at least it was still good.

    Have an awesome week ahead! 🙂


  • Reply YOURSWEETMOM February 18, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Happy 18th birthday to your son. Napanganga ko sa bill

  • Reply Maryangeli February 18, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Ansaya po ng celebration ng anak nyo. asarap po ng mga kinain nyo

  • Reply Didi February 18, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Happy Birthday Ahia Ken! Grabe, parang kelan lang our trip to Korea!!
    Looks good the steak, the sides parang sobrang small naman. Yung creamed spinach na bowl parang kasi laki lang ng spoon, or was that a serving spoon? Hehehe… 🙂

  • Reply Queenie Mance February 19, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Wow steak i love it pricey pero mukang masarap talaga try din namin yan. Pag may nagbirthday hehe ♥️ig queeniedukie

  • Reply rachel esma February 19, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Happiest Birthday po to your son.

  • Reply Anafe Compoc February 19, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Belated Happy Birthday to your son madam
    Mukhang napa-nganga lang ako sa billwow 17k? Although mukhang yummy nman sya pero that kind of servings?..omg medjo nakakaloka ng slight Sabagay din po..atleast masaya po ung son nyo sa napili nyang resto..un naman po ang importante and un din ung hiling nya..so keribels lang..hehehe
    Ig: @iam_anafe08

  • Reply Elvie Mae Balea February 19, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Just WOW! for the price. Yet the priceless thing is that you’re happy altogether po for your son’s special day.

  • Reply Claire Paodes February 19, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    How i wish someday makakain ako ng ganito

  • Reply Luz Soriano February 19, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    Belated Happy Birthday to your son Ms. Ro I tried their USDA prime porterhouse at tlga naman super sarap, pricey nga lng tlga si Wolfgang buti na lang treat ng Boss ko

  • Reply Rhea Alvarez February 23, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Never experience eating at Wolfgang yet for I am clueless of what they offer. It shows in this blog that they cater such delicious meals that justifies its price. Will consider this restaurant soon.
    IG: @rhea_a_alvarez

  • Reply Monalisa Bio February 28, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Happy Birthday po s anak nio Madam, grbe ang price pla dian. Ok lng po yn minsan lng yn icelebrate ang 18th bday.
    Ig: carcom28

  • Reply Angelie Namindang March 10, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Happy 18th Birthday to your son madam.. God bless!!!

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