Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Gustavian, Eastwood City

UPDATE: This establishment is closed already as of January 2011.

Name: The Gustavian
Location: Eastwood, Libis, Quezon City
Google Maps: Eastwood Mall
Must Know: Small restaurant with about 6-8 tables inside. Al fresco available.
Date: May 1, 2010
The very first restaurant we decided on reviewing.

Over at mass in Holy Family Chapel, I had this idea that we would review a restaurant every week, luckily, my girlfriend agreed - hence, this blog became the brainchild of that idea.I had read about The Gustavian from Rogue magazine so we decided to give it a try.

The Gustavian is this posh gourmet-type restaurant just at the edge of the new Eastwood mall. Its theme is like a Victorian design dining experience, and sort of has a relaxed atmosphere.

First up was the Salmon Gravlax for appetizer. This one was thin slices of salmon served with bread, some herbs and tomatoes. Refreshing - just enough to ready yourself for what's coming.

Main course was Chicken Fillet with Saffron Risotto and Beef Stroganoff.

The beef dish was served with rice and pretty much made up a very simple dish. The taste was excellent but it didn't really have any interesting characteristic except that the beef was nice and tender.

The chicken provided some surprise as upon serving, it looked very normal. However, once you bite into the chicken, the taste suddenly explodes as if it had been waiting for the very first bite. Its safe to say this chicken was marinated really well and every slice and each bite on the chicken had a consistent taste which was really good.

To sum it all up, I believe there's a need for us to come back here and try their other dishes. I know the place has something wonderful to offer and perhaps, a different serving and trying their cold cuts would best suit my dining experience at this place.

For now, here's how it went down.

4.0 - Food Quality. The chicken left a good impression and was probably the best for that night.
3.0 - Ambiance. The place had a nice feel about it but it didn't quite follow through as to why the place is called 'The Gustavian'.
4.0 - Value for Money. You get what you paid for,
5.0 - Service. They had excellent serving time even on a weekend.

TOTAL = 16 on our F.A.V.S. Scorecard. No x-factor to bum-up that score.


  1. How much yung chicken with saffron risotto? Sounds yummy... mahilig pa naman ako sa risotto ;)

  2. Hi Michelle,

    This was the first time I made a review so I forgot the actual price. However, I remember the place having dishes roughly around PHP250-PHP330.

    Try it, it's the best dish I had that night.