Sauntering Down Bonifacio High Street (Part 1: TGIF Dinner)

Sauntering Down Bonifacio High Street (Part 1: TGIF Dinner)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Yesterday, we were in Bonifacio High Street. Traffic was really bad in EDSA, then we remembered, it was a long weekend plus it was payday, and most probably, some of the working population had already received their bonuses. It was still early for dinner but my stomach was already complaining by the time we got there. There weren't many dining options, a lot of the restaurants were in Serendra. But the long walk from the far end of Bonifacio High Street to Serendra did not seem appealing to hungry tummies and weakening legs. It was a battle between Brothers Burger and TGIF, thank goodness my hubby decided to go with Friday's (I hate Brothers Burger save for their Cheese Steak Sandwich).
TGIF decor
We had no problem getting a table as it's still early for the dinner crowd. The restaurant had it's usual dimly lit ambiance and a smorgasbord of decors all over the place, some mounted on the walls and some hanging from the ceiling.
TGIF decor2
First off, the server asked us for our drinking preferences. While my hubby opted for the usual regular iced tea, I wanted the strawberry flavored one (I love the Strawberry Iced Tea in Fish and Co. and since it's refillable, I could consume 4-5 glasses in one sitting, as with the one in Red Robin in Calgary, Canada, which even had bits of strawberries).
TGIF Strawberry iced tea
For the appetizer, we ordered Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Quesadilla (P395 +SC). Flour tortilla packed with chicken, tomato-basil mix, bacon and oozing with Monterey Jack Cheese. Coated with Parmesan and pan-fried to a crispy, golden brown, then drizzled with balsamic glazed. Served with marinara. I'm really a fan of quesadillas, and I loved how they did not skimp on the chicken, but I still think it's pricey for just 4 quarters, that's almost P100 for a small slice.
TGIF Quesadilla

TGIF Quesadilla 2
I ordered the Dragonfire Chicken (P425 +SC). A plump, juicy (or so describes the menu) fire-grilled chicken breast glazed with a fiery chili-garlic sauce then served over rice pilaf with pineapple pico de gallo and steaming broccoli in Cilantro-lime dressing. Good thing the server warned us about the chili-garlic sauce being hot, I requested for it to be served on the side instead. And fiery hot it was. I found the chicken to be dry and it just relied on the sauce for flavor. The chicken is better off paired with sun dried tomatoes (I stole a few from my hubby's dish). I did not like the cilantro-lime dressing either, it gives a weird aftertaste for the broccoli.
TGIF Dragonfire chicken
My hubby ordered Chili Grilled Chicken Breast (P395 +SC). Succulent breast of chicken, drenched in exotic rum-chili marinade and served on a bed of wild coconut rice (read: rice with niyog flavor and not rice in gata). The chicken was indeed juicy, and so were the string beans, however it could definitely use some butter.
TGIF Chili grilled chicken breast

TGIF Chili grilled chicken
All in all, it was still a good meal, a nice change from our usual take out and deliveries. And the better part is, though the food did not seem humongous in terms of serving size, it did the job of silencing our grumbling stomachs until well after midnight.

TGI Friday's
Spot: Quadrant B3, Bonifacio High Street
Telephone: +632 856.2996 / +632 856.2997

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Sherry said...

yummy.. how much is the meal cost?

entrepgirl said...

the whole meal costs about p1,580. :)

gourmandtales said...

i miss the times when u eat at TGIF and u wont be able to finish a dish because of its size

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