August 15, 2019 – Vinz Lamorena
New York is a city where diverse cultures come together and bring with them a myriad of flavors that always tastes authentic even with a touch of a modern twist. Flatiron 1771 fuses the Big Apple’s heartiest comfort food in a single menu—it’s part American, part Intercontinental, with a dash of Asian flavors here and there.
While its name may be borrowed from a famous American landmark, its corners feel like one of your go-to traditional Italian family restaurants. It gives a familiar scene with its mismatched seats crowding each table and vibrant Spanish tiles mapping the floor. The al fresco area has a more neutral palette soaking up the warm tones of the sun and offers a relaxing spot in the middle of a bustling district.
This Uptown restaurant serves the New York experience to the table from lunch to cocktails, and you can never go wrong with an order of steak, a no-brainer staple for a good meal. Flatiron 1771’s Prime Rib Steak (P529.99 per 100 grams) is cooked with a gorgeous layer of fat for that juicy and flavorful bite. You know the meat has been dry-aged well when it remains tender long after it’s been served.
The dish comes with three sauces: The blue cheese butter, bois baudran, and chimichurri. We loved mixing the freshness of chimuchurri flavors with the savory bliss of the blue cheese butter with our hefty slab of meat—together, a medley of tastes one can’t help but relish. The steak also comes with thick potato wedges toasted to a crisp with cheese.
One also shouldn’t snob the top recommendation of the restaurant’s executive chef—the Chicken Piccata (P499.99). Bites of the deep-fried chicken breast compliment the light and heavenly cream spaghetti with a bit of tang and crunch. This is a specialty dish that you’re bound to order on every visit with its straightforwardly delicious palate.
To add to the list of carbs that are worth the calories, the Salbacho Pizza (P559.95) is topped with salami, bacon, and chorizo. It’s definitely the new meat lovers’ favorite—something we know resident pizza lover Joey Tribbiani would approve. There is undeniably an interesting merging of salty flavors from the cured meats, perfectly tempered by the tartness of the pizza sauce. Every bite of this thin crust creation is crisp and covered in cheese.
Another Flatiron signature dish is the jam-packed Seafood Jambalaya (P749.99) has the same richness of the popular paella, topped generously with shrimp, squid, clams, and mussels.
The Intense Brownie Burger (P560) is the restaurant’s sinful take on the ala mode. Huge scoops of velvety coffee ice cream are sandwiched between chunky Swiss chocolate brownies and it’s drizzled with chocolate espresso and toffee sauce. Its brownies are extremely fudgey with a moist center—truly an indulgence you won’t quite forget.
Photos by Vinz Lamorena
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