For the record, Main Street was the first restaurant we ever visited in East Capitol Drive, Pasig City. Aside from its awesome Canadian-American comfort food, the aesthetic appeal of this restaurant makes it a must-visit. If you’re passing by in the area or just looking to eat well without mortgaging your future, Main Street in Kapitolyo is a good start! Grab some drinks and expect to get satisfied with a decent meal. 🙂
Dinner was booked through BigDish’s app two days ago, and we had an instant discount off our meal. In case you’re not yet familiar, BigDish is a brand-new way of offering dining deals and discounts. There’s no membership fee required. Just reserve online (through the website or mobile app) and get discounts off your bill depending on the number of people, date and time, and the restaurant chosen. Once booking is done, a confirmation code will show up and this should be presented to the restaurant at the time of visit.
Review of Main Street Restaurant (East Capitol Drive, Pasig City)
If there’s one thing all creative industries can agree on, it’s that black and white is a timeless duo. It seems to be the main color theme in Main Street Kapitolyo. The sleek dining area looks even more beautiful with textural contrast of bricks on the wall that adds a striking embellishment to the space.
The ceiling also forms a good accent, with blocks popping out giving further texture and drama to the room. Overall, I love the chromatic harmony and clean, contemporary design. There’s coherence and balance in the choice of materials and colors, and the ambiance feels cozy. The choice of furnishings contribute to the orderly and restrained aesthetic. Main Street has a second floor, which serves as a function room where guests can book and host private events for special occasions. P.S. Grown-ups can head to the nice bar at the back.
As anyone would hope from a restaurant that specializes in Canadian comfort food, Main Street in Kapitolyo does a better than respectable poutinerie. Its Bacon Cheeseburger Poutine (PhP 240) consisted of hand-cut fries, USDA ground beef, applewood smoked bacon bits, and hot cheese sauce. This is the kind of food that can get you out of bed in the morning, even on lazy days.
If you like old classic, you’ll enjoy the Buttermilk Fried Chicken (PhP 290) as we did. The three pieces of chicken with garlic cream sauce were served with a choice of herbed rice or fries. We chose fries and didn’t regret it. The chicken was incredibly crunchy, with a crispy, craggy crust and juicy meat. It burst with seasoned juices underneath in every bite. Yum!
Served with roasted carrots and rice, the 8-hour braised Hoisin Baby Back Ribs (PhP 385) can’t be beat. This dish is quite a fusion of Asian and Canadian influences. With honey hoisin sauce, the baby back ribs were far from dry. Taste was excellent, too. It brought a massive dose of smoky, sweet, and tangy flavors.
I love salmon, especially one that melts across the tongue like butter. Main Street’s Miso Glazed Salmon (PhP 390) had moist and tender flesh and fat that’s been fully rendered. With a crispy seared skin, the pan-seared salmon arrived on the table with sauteed vegetables and a serving of shallot chive fried rice. The miso taste was definitely evident. It’s a combination of salty, sweet, earthy, and savory.
Prawn and Mussels Pasta (PhP 360) was Louie’s favorite among all the dishes we tried. Cooked with olive oil, garlic, prawns, Chilean mussels, basil, and parsley, the pasta was simple but really delicious. It’s creamy and filling.
For dessert, we had Apple Crumble (PhP 200). The thinly sliced apples were roasted in butter, honey, and cinnamon, baked with a crumble crust, and topped with smashed graham crackers and vanilla ice cream. I liked that it’s not toothachingly sweet, and the true flavor of apple still dominated. if you’re looking for classic apple desserts to please a crowd, this is the one. It’s pretty good stuff!
Price for Value:
Attentive servers? Wonderful decors? Satisfying comfort food tagged at affordable prices? Yes, yes, and yes, please. Main Street in Kapitolyo has it all. This casual restaurant in Pasig is recommended for fans of Canadian-American food or just anyone who would like to be served with real treats. Make sure to order poutinerie. It’s a taste explosion that should be crowned: a winner.
If you’re planning to visit Main Street, go make a reservation via the BigDish app or its website to score instant discount up to 50% off your bill. They’re also running a collaboration with Zalora which will get you another 20% discount off in the shopping site. Check it out.