Mr. Jones by Raintree Restaurants at Greenbelt 5 is moving to Bonifacio High Street in BGC soon. We came by last Saturday to admire its cooking and ambiance—three days before “D-day” or their move-out day. Mr. Jones is an up-market and contemporary restaurant serving a full array of authentic American cuisine. The menu features real blue plates, gourmet diner pies, burgers, old-fashioned milkshakes n’ egg creams, fountain drinks, boutique gourmet beer and all-day breakfast among others.

Review of Mr. Jones (Greenbelt 5, Makati City)

Ambiance: ★★★★★

Nicely decorated, Mr. Jones in Greenbelt 5 was a lovely rectangular room and not cramped. Theme was pleasing to the eye as it consisted of pastels accented with bold primary colors. Details on furniture were quite adequate and consistent. I liked it how natural bright lighting strikes all over the room, and I hope that this remains the same in their new branch in Bonifacio Global City. There’s also an al-fresco area that had a warm and relaxing ambiance. Being situated outside the mall and nearer the greenery was a big plus. It was absolutely charming! 🙂

Service: ★★★★☆

Service was professional, non-intrusive and accommodating majority of the time we were there. Orders came quickly and there was no pressure to leave right away once we had finished the meal.

Food: ★★★☆☆

Mr. Jones’ Crab Carbonara Linguine (PhP 450) tasted fine and fresh but just lacked excitement. Made with crab meat, black caviar, bacon, egg yolk, linguine, fresh lemon and dill, the pasta didn’t look much when it arrived. I was saddened because it did not have that strong, luscious flavor of crab in white sauce I had anticipated. I also wished that the garnish and toppings were more abundant and more vibrant. Overall, this dish deserved a mediocre salute. Next, please.

We chose Rosemary Grilled Chicken and Turkey Melt (PhP 450) from the list of superstar sandwiches because its description on the menu was long hence it looked interesting: emmental and gruyere cheese, pesto, mixed greens, tomatoes and onions, topped with sweet cranberry compote on toasted rye served with fries, coleslaw and a pickle. After 10 minutes, my curiosity was quelled finally upon my first bite. It was a good-quality sandwich. Everything was put together well and resulted to something satisfying. The sides couldn’t go unnoticed. They were as good as sides complementing a sandwich could get.

Price for Value: ★★★☆☆

The food was okay but not PhP 900++ okay. I expected a lot more. With the high prices, they should have inspired a deeper pang of hunger or a craving. That said, a reduction in prices would be nice and probably would reflect the taste of food better. At least this was what I thought out of the two items we ordered. I could pass a different judgment when we try more of Mr. Jones’ food next time. 😛

Greenbelt 5, Makati (moving to Bonifacio High Street)
Date Published: 10/01/2014
15 / 20 stars

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73 Responses

  1. Robin (Massrhole Mommy)

    That looks like a really trendy restaurant. The food looks great and it sounds like a great place to have a meal.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      The meal presentation at Mr. Jones and other restaurants of Raintree is a source of pride. I have never been disappointed with how they arrange and do the plating. 🙂

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  2. Catherine S

    This looks like a good restaurant. All the food looks and sounds really great.

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  3. Tamika

    The food looks delicious and I have mark this city down to bucket list. I love a great atmosphere with amazing food.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Nice. Just note the catch: expect that with a place like this, food is expensive. This can be a “special occasion” place or where you go when you need to take a good customer out for a business lunch.

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  4. FamiGami

    The decor is very sparse and plain. There’s not much to look at and the name itself kind of reflects that. At least the food is good!

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  5. John

    Looks trendy for a restaurant. Nice place to hang out with friends. And the foods seem, mmm, delicious.

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  6. jane

    this is very nice that pasta looks so full for me. the sandwich looks yummy! definitely will recommend your blog for my foreign friends

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  7. Rebecca Swenor

    This looks like an amazing place to eat and the food looks really good too. It does look like an old time dinner to me.

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  8. Rosey

    I’m sorry the food didn’t quite live up to the high prices and hype. We’ve had that happen before too.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Originally we ordered the Dark Beer Braised U.S. Beef Brisket (PhP 425) instead of the crab pasta. Unfortunately, the server told us that it’s not available. I think paying that amount for something meatier would have more value.

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  9. Joyful Gifts by Julie

    The atmosphere here looks wonderful and looks like such an pleasant place to eat. The food looks really good too. I’m surprised you only gave it 3 stars. Looks like you had a great time away!

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  10. mindy

    Really love the decor and ambience of the place, i have a thing for diner styled restaurants! Too bad the food are too mediocre!

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  11. papaleng

    Hayz, mas malayo na sa place namin. Nevertheless, we’ll try to go there to their new abode. Pansin ko lang, medyo pricy ata ang foods.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah medyo pricey. But then again, life is short. Carpe Diem! 😀 If you think you will like their food, then head over to Mr. Jones (soon at BGC) and enjoy.

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  12. Makati Condo

    It has great interior a mix of western and Filipino design. I like their milkshakes and tapa but sad to know that they will move away from our condo now.

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  13. Jonas Labagala

    A 450 Peso pasta wouldn’t last here in Davao as we will say that it’s too expensive for us to pay for it. It’ll be something special if it’s priced like that but based on your reviews, I don’t think I don’t want to risk myself to order their pasta. I’d rather have a juicy medium well steak that has the same price as the pasta at Mr. Jones. I do hope they’ll cut down their prices into half so that my wallet wouldn’t cry for agony in paying their expensive food. 😀

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  14. JeniG of Kalikotpepot

    The site looks posh. I love the honesty of your review regarding the price, which greatly matter as nowadays, practical customers look for fulfilling AND affordable food:)

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  15. Karen of MrsLookingGood

    Thank you for your honest review. I’m coming to visit soon so I’m always on the lookout of where to eat.

    Looks like I’m skipping this hehe. Plus I crave tons of pinoy food and asian food.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah but maybe the prices just reflect the high rates of their rental fee. It’s understandable that way since Mr. Jones was located in a prime spot in Greenbelt and so as other restaurants in the same aisle.

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