This place was popping even on a Monday night. So popping that parking became an issue for a little bit and I basically had a scenic driving tour of Legazpi Village by the time I got a decent spot (I’m lazy and didn’t want to walk far at night).
For me, Stockton Place has that country home type feel with rustic white wooden furniture and an al fresco area for those who wanna enjoy the fresh Makati air (as fresh as it can get anyway) or for those who want to enjoy a smoke with their meal. I was half tempted to book a table outside cause people watching (aka judging) is a favorite past time but the heat and humidity were unbearable even at night so a table inside was in order.
I waited for my friends and started with a Bourbon Tea Sour because the happiest hour is the hour you make it to be. Also, I just really like anything with whiskey or tea so they got me. Sneaky. That drink was amazing. Just sharp enough that you can taste a little bourbon right before the taste of tea. Not too strong that it would turn off anyone trying a whiskey drink for the first time. All their drinks sound so refreshing especially for the hot weather. I wish I wasn’t driving so I could have another. Designated driver for life! #hellaresponsible
Once my friends arrived we ordered the following: pear rocket salad, poached chicken, and crispy pork belly. The salad was a great combination. After all you can’t really go wrong with arugula, pears, and balsamic. I didn’t try the chicken but it looked perfectly tender and not dry at all. To be honest, I had settled for pork belly because I was aiming for steak but the price was a little steep. More on price later. The pork belly was pork belly heaven! There wasn’t too much fat so I felt like I could partake in its goodness. I’m sorry, heart. I’m not a big fan of skin but the skin on this was not too crispy and not too soggy. And let’s talk about the meat. The pork had that rich pork flavor but none of that funky smell I’ve encountered elsewhere. The flavor was so good that I forgot to dip it in the sauce the whole time. Oops. Mashed potatoes were more pureé than mashed. I don’t know about you but I’m feelin’ 22 and I prefer my chunky mashed. You know, skin on, country style.
A second visit was finally made after all this time! I went with my mom and besides the pear rocket salad, we ordered the calm linguine and the prime grade rib eye to share. I really like tagliatelle which looks similar to linguine so I quite enjoyed the pasta. The clams gave a good flavor to the al dente noodles and it wasn’t too creamy at all. We split two thick cuts of the rib eye, one medium and the other medium well. The steak was good and perfectly cooked to each of our likings but I don’t think the seasoning was able to penetrate through the thick cut. Props to not overcooking the rib eye. The steak came with a giant side of potatoes but truthfully, I ignored them and concentrated on methodically cutting and eating my share.
Overall price was a little on the steep side for the serving size so I’d save this place for special occasions. Food was pretty good though!
227 Salcedo, Legazpi Village
Makati, Metro Manila
+632 844 9539
Monday to Saturday 1800H – 2200H