(Solomon Guest House Batch XXXVII along with Mr. Diosdado Hontuca – Captain Waiter)
Solomon Guest House is one of the infamous hatcheries of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. It is a semi-formal casual fine dining restaurant named after a De La Salle brother – Br. Solomon Nicholas Leclerq;the first La Sallian brother to be beatified. It is also known for its classic and one of a kind dishes served by the culinary students from the College. With a seating capacity of 40 to 55 people this homey and chill resto will surely captivate you.
A hidden gem (literally) within the streets of C. Ayala will surely give you a food experience to remember. Every school term, Solomon Guest House or SGH changes their theme to the desired cuisine of the current batch and this term’s batch offers you the wonders and thrills of Asian Cuisine. Join us as we travel along side them in “Viva La Asia”.
As you enter the restaurant, you will be greeted by their hospitable staff and direct yo to your seats. The ambiance of the place is relaxing. It’s like a get-away but within the city. The slightly dimmed lights and Asian inspired designs and colors add to this experience.
So we were handed the menu and ordered. We ordered the Solomon Guest House Pork Adobo, Mushroom Soup (the Soup of the Day), Crema Catalana and the all time favorites: Cajun Chicken Strips with Turmeric Rice and Molten Lava Cake. The portion size lives up to their price. Believe me, one serving is enough for two people with fair appetite. The taste,well, I think it’s good. It served well for its price. Although some wasn’t able to live up to our expectations but the dishes made us full for the price we paid. It was somehow worth it.
If you were to ask me to rate them, I’d honestly give a 7 out 10. Why? For a semi-casual fine dining restaurant, standard service time is at least 15 minutes. How long did we wait? Around 40-45 minutes. Not to mention the main entrees arrived first before the soup. Some of their dishes were unavailable. I had to change order thrice just to have something to eat. I wish they could keep that in mind. Despite the loopholes with their food and service time, the staff were accommodating. They made our dining experience worth it. We encourage you to visit them at 1025 C. Ayala St. corner Arellano, Malate Manila. They are open from 10:00 am to 6:00pm from Mondays to Saturdays. Note to all BENILDEANS: They offer delivery anywhere within Benilde!
(P.S.: I believe our rainbow of smiles are enough to justify our satisfaction. Just like what Hiro said to Baymax, we are satisfied with our care! )
Here’s a short video of our stay at SGH!