Eat and Drink: Your Guide to Restaurants in Capitol Commons
Capitol Commons is located at the corner of Meralco Avenue and Shaw Boulevard in Ortigas Center. This destination in Pasig is a mixed-use development by Ortigas & Company which features residential, office, and commercial areas.
Photo from Capitol Commons Facebook page
Just beside the string of food establishments at Capitol Commons is the Capitol Commons Park, open daily from 5am to 11pm. From day to night, you can have a jog around with your running buddies (dogs included!), or have a seat to enjoy your cup of coffee to-go. You can also bring your bike to cycle your way around Capitol Commons.
Foodies in the area can explore the gastronomic offerings in Capitol Commons, as they now have free-standing restaurants open for you hungry and thirsty folk. These food spots, as they are free-standing, boast of outdoor (al fresco) dining and on certain occasions, feature live music or outdoor art events. Restaurants may open much earlier and close in the wee hours of the night, as they have more flexible operating hours than establishments operating inside a shopping mall. The food strip, along Camina Verde road, also has a diverse food selection for your curious palate.
Eat and Drink at Capitol Commons
Popular for: Mediterranean cuisine as interpreted by Chef Carlo Miguel of Draft, Beso, and Publiko fame. Food is recommended to be paired with their selection of imported beer on tap and on bottle, as they are a cerveceria (beer bar/beer garden).
Also try: Out To Lunch lunch plate available daily from 11am-3pm. P349+ for your entree that comes with your choice of Soup of the Day or Dessert of the Day, and a glass of Iced Tea.
- Open Mon-Thu 11am to 3am, Fri-Sat 11am to 5am, Sun 11am to 1am
- @BlackOlivePH on Twitter and Instagram, /blackoliveph in Facebook
Popular for: Artisanal ramen and inventive renditions of Japanese food, as created by Chef Him Uy De Baron. Locavores should troop here, as they only use the freshest available local ingredients.
Also try: Food that's not just ramen, such as their handmade gyozas, beef cheeks, wagyu flank steaks, and seafood.
- Open for lunch and dinner: Tue-Thu 12nn to 3pm and 6pm-11pm, Friday-Saturday 12nn to 3pm and 6pm to 12mn, Sun 11am to 3pm and 5pm-10pm
- @nomamaramen on Twitter and Instagram, /nomamaramen in Facebook
3. Säntis Delicatessen
Popular for: Gourmet selection of imported sausages, cold cuts, meats, and wine. While more of a gourmet grocery for takeaway than a sit-down restaurant, you can choose among their savory items and sweets for your outdoor picnic at the Capital Commons Park.
Also try: Assorted cheeses, freshly baked pastries and bread, and Swiss chocolates.
- Open Mon-Sat 9am to 8pm
- @SantisDeli on Twitter and Instagram, /SantisDelicatessen in Facebook
Popular for: Being the first modern Filipino restaurant in the country. Chef Vicky-Rose Pacheco's Sinigang na Corned Beef is still the long running best seller, and the dish that has put the restaurant on the map.
Also try: Sentro's many versions of the adobo, as they have an adobo section on their menu. End with a dessert called Keso Flan, which deliciously combines three favorites: cheesecake, flan, and bibingka
- Open Mon-Thu 11am to 11pm, Fri-Sat 7am to 2am, annd Sun 7am to 11pm. Closed on weekdays from 3pm-6pm, serves breakfast Fri-Sun from 7am-10:30am
- @Sentro1771 on Twitter and Instagram, /sentro1771 in Facebook
5. Starbucks Coffee
Popular for: Coffee. Before all the third wave cafes sprouted, Starbucks pioneered the always-brewing coffee culture of our metro. For cold drink fans, their popular Frappuccino blended beverages hits the spot.
Also try: Their drive-thru facility, for harried days where you need your caffeine rush on the go.
- Open Mon-Thu 7am-12mn, Fri-Sat 7am to 2am, and Sun 9am-12mn
- @starbucksph on Instagram, /StarbucksPhilippines in Facebook
Popular for: Hearty comfort food and indulgent grub best paired when you're on your way to being tipsy--Belly Good Sisig Tacos, Tipsy Burger, Boneless Crispy Pata, and Tipsy Salpicao are best sellers.
Also try: Tipsy Hour, from Sunday to Thurday. It's buy one take one on local beers, plus a happy hour rate on selected bar appetizers.
- Open Mon-Sun from 4pm to 4am
- @tipsypig_ph on Twitter and Instagram, /tipsypigph in Facebook
For inquiries and more information, drop by the Capitol Commons Information Center (open daily from 8am - 9pm Mondays), call 401-3332, or visit their website (www.capitolcommons.com.ph). Follow Capitol Commons on Twitter (@capitolcommons_ ), and like their official Facebook page (Facebook.com/pages/Capitol-Commons/396767453772311).