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)
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 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.
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. 😛