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Exile on Main St. Restaurant near DLSU - Hole in a Wall

One of the Signature Dish of Exile on Main St. - Chicks Shall Fly
One of the Signature Dish of Exile on Main St. - Chicks Shall Fly
Exile on Main St. just recently celebrated its 2nd year of existence, and I was invited to its Anniversary Party. Since this is the case, I grabbed the opportunity to update some of the contents of this blog post.

This blog post is just a follow up to my earlier post entitled: Food Trip: Exile on Main St. Restaurant near Taft

Note: This blog post was initially posted on April 21, 2013 and last updated on July 6, 2014


The Place

The view from the outside of Exile on Main St. Restaurant near DLSU
The view from the outside of Exile on Main St. Restaurant near DLSU
If you are having a trouble locating Exile, the map I posted in the other blog post may help you out. However, to aid you further on this, I took a photo of the place just before we entered.

You will notice at first glance that Exile looks like an ordinary apartment/home. This is why I'm showing this - so by the time you reach the place, you will no longer wonder.

What I really like about the place is its simple yet unique concept found in almost every corner of the place (even the outside). Check out the photo below, and be humored by what they did with some old footwear.
New way to design the garden - use an old pair of heels and use them as pots
Here's how the inside looks like:
The upside down short red table and chair in Exile on Main St.
The upside down short red table and chair in Exile on Main St.
You'll see there a short table and a chair hanging on the ceiling as if things turned upside down. Well, frankly, sometimes I worry that it may fall, but hopefully it won't.

Seating capacity: Less than 20 inside and 10 outside

Light bulb in a wine glass in Exile on Main St.
Interesting concept to light up the place!
Photo was taken by Nat Chan
More novel concepts of Exile on Main St. Restaurant
More novel concepts of Exile on Main St. Restaurant
What I appreciate the most about the place and its owners is their appreciation of the arts. It can be sense everywhere! In fact, Exile on Main St. exhibits some of the works of local artists which you may freely view.


Wood art found on the walls of Exile on Main St.
Wood art found on the walls of Exile on Main St.
Exile on Main St. Restaurant Interior
The spoon and fork designs to add more uniqueness to the interior
The light illuminating the "no-shoe" area of Exile on Main St.
The light illuminating the "no-shoe" area of Exile on Main St.

The Food and the Story

Just recently, I was able to once again try eating out in Exile on Main St. Restaurant near DLSU (located right across the back entrance of Burgundy Transpacific Place). This time, instead of having their famous chicken, I had Drunken Dory (P120) instead.

Drunken Dory of Exile on Main St.
Drunken Dory at P120

This Drunk'en Dory is "soused" in a special batter (think about why it was named that way, and you'll have an idea of what the batter was) and then deep fried. What I like about this awesome dish is the texture of the fish as well as the amazing zesty dip (i.e. Lemon Caper Sauce) that comes along with it. And for P120, I think this was able to maximize the value for my money.

As for the desserts, we had Y Tu Mama Brownie P75 plus P45 for ala mode.
Dutch cocoa, semisweet chocolate chips and walnuts get it on to create this dark and gooey brownie. Served warm with generous drizzling of caramel sauce. 
Bursting with Flavors: Y Tu Mama Brownie of Exile
Bursting with Flavors: Y Tu Mama Brownie of Exile

Y Tu Mama Brownie ala Mode of Exile
Y Tu Mama Brownie ala Mode at P100
And my goodness! It tasted heaven - 5 flavors bursting inside your mouth: cocoa, chocolate, walnuts, caramel and ice cream! What I liked the most about this dessert was that the level of sweetness was controlled, making you focus more on the blissful infusion of flavors! Needless to say, this goodie is definitely a must-try!

Oh by the way, you should note that the ice cream they use is homemade, so expect something different!
Exile on Main St. uses Home-Made Ice Cream for the Y Tu Mama Brownie A La Mode
Exile on Main St. uses Home-Made Ice Cream for the Y Tu Mama Brownie A La Mode
 You can purchase the ice cream itself at P45 for single scoop and P85 for double scoop.
The Home-made Ice Cream of Exile - "The Loving Cup"
The Home-made Ice Cream of Exile - "The Loving Cup"

So there you have it! I had another great experience dining here in Exile!

 Menu and Prices:
Exile on Main St. Restaurant Updated Menu as of June 8, 2014
Exile on Main St. Restaurant Updated Menu as of June 8, 2014
Blogger's Personal Recommendations:
  • Longganisa Con Sinta || P120
  • Chicks Shall Fly || P125
  • Drunken Dory || P120
  • Torn & Frayed || P85 for Half-Order
  • Y Tu Mama Brownie || P120 - winner!
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Exile on Main St. Restaurant and Bar
#2428 Leon Guinto St. Brgy. 727, Malate, Manila
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
www.facebook.com/ExileOnMainStBarRestaurant/



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6 comments:

  1. Huge servings ha, affordable pa. :)

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    1. Haha! Yes indeed! And, that's why we really love eating here during our lunch breaks. :)

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  2. I haven't been in Taft for so long! I actually don't have any idea what restos popped up around DLSU na :) Anyway, I'll make sure to try this once I visit the area. Hmm.. Maybe a Taft food trip is already in order XD

    xoxo,
    The Purple Doll

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    1. Yup, after the rise of a handful of condos in Taft, a lot of people invested in opening up restaurants around. And this means: more variety for students!

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  3. Thanks Renz for this :)

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  4. My pleasure doing this blog post! My latter years in college became more interesting because of our awesome food find here in Exile! :)

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