100 Revolving Restaurant

We literally had very high expectations for 100 Revolving Restaurant, probably the only revolving restaurant in the country. Newspaper writers and food bloggers have been raving about its French food and ambiance, and we figured that a lot of careful thought and preparation have certainly gone into both.

Since the restaurant is located near Eastwood mall, we window shopped a bit first to build up an appetite. But we (or okay, it was I for the most part) were just too excited and went up the 33rd floor of the MDC Building an hour ahead of our reservation schedule.

There were a couple of diners there at 6 p.m., with a huge group seated at the non-revolving area. They only turned on the revolving area when we got there. It was fun, at first. Like a kid, your eyes will automatically grow wide in amazement, and you will smile to your date as you say, “We’re moving! We’re really moving!”

At least, that’s how it was for us. He he he!

But then, you start to feel every single jerk. When the waiters come to get your orders and serve your food, you feel their footsteps. The movement of the revolving restaurant isn’t smooth.

ImageHere’s Francis still enjoying the sensation of the revolving restaurant. The photo’s blurry, not because the photographer’s pasmado, but because of the movement of the restaurant.

ImageSee? Even the photo taken of us is somewhat blurry!

Anyway, the wait staff of 100 Revolving Restaurant are really very warm and attentive. No sooner after we ordered that they served us water and fresh bread.

ImageComplimentary bread served with their special sauce.

ImageFirst up is their French Onion Soup. It really set the right mood for the next few dishes. We asked them to serve their bestsellers, with one exception.

ImageThey highly recommended the Seared Tuna Salad, which was very light and fresh. It had roasted nuts, nori strips, and parmesan flakes, all coated generously in wasabi vinaigrette.

ImageI had high hopes for the Chilean Sea Bass with Goose Liver, but I think I expected too much. Though it’s really good, it fell short of what I had in mind for the restaurant.

ImageFrancis ordered the Braised Pork Belly. They had him at the “nuts” description. I try to avoid making criticisms, but for the price of this dish, it is totally not worth it.

ImageFinally, the Pasta ala Jessie, a dish with prawns, scallops, and sun-dried tomatoes. Just okay.

Actually, that sums up our whole 100 Revolving Restaurant experience – just okay. The special, romantic ambiance is already there, and with that setting, you just expect to be blown away by the food as well. But we were not. And everything is so pricey, to boot.

But maybe we are alone in our thoughts, because everybody else seemed to enjoy their 100 Revolving Restaurant experience. If you decide to eat there, or have eaten there already, let us know your thoughts!

 

100 Revolving Restaurant is located at the 33rd Floor, MDC Building, C-5 corner Eastwood Drive, Bagumbayan, Quezon City.

Telephone: (02) 9621016

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2 thoughts on “100 Revolving Restaurant

  1. I had a similar “just okay” experience last october with my entire family I loved 1 thing and 1 thing alone
    :Chef jessie’s souffle

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