Grace Park - An Artsy Restaurant in Rockwell, Makati

Grace Park - An Artsy Restaurant in Rockwell, Makati

In celebration of the birthdays of my two kabarkada, we decided to do away with Greenhills, which is our usual hangout place. We wanted to see and taste something different, so we ended up here in Rockwell. My friends heard about this place called Grace Park, so we planned to check that out. Here in this blog post, I'm going to share with you our experience dining here in one of the beautiful artsy "old-fashioned" places in Makati.

Grace Park in Rockwell Makati - Welcome Cat

Artsy Old-Fashioned Interior
The moment I entered the restaurant, I was immediately struck with awe. Everything looked exquisite, and the ambiance was just heavily comforting. Perhaps it's because of the wooden elements blended in the interior that make it extremely homey.

This incredible beauty of the place makes it a good candidate for your next dating place. Plus, the dish serving are really more for "intimate" small groups (2-3 people) than for a family or barkada. I'll be sharing more about this in a while, but for now, let's continue admiring the place.

Grace Park Restaurant interior in Rockwell

Every corner of the restaurant is picture-perfect, and in fact those who are into photography may enjoy playing around the place as you experiment on various angles and subjects.

Grace Park Restaurant interior in Rockwell - dining area

Looking at these photos just refreshes the moment I fell in love with the interior of the place. It's just breathtakingly amazing.

Grace Park Restaurant interior in Rockwell

Okay, so let's now proceed with the dishes we tried beginning with the Chorizo appetizer!

Chorizos in a Blanket & Pecorino Bath || P285
 Chorizos in a Blanket & Pecorino Bath

This appetizer was a fantastic starter especially with its playful crunch. It also had this controlled saltiness and savory taste that make it interesting for the palate. In addition, the sauce on the side further pumps up the flavor with its creamy subtle sourness.

Cauliflower Clam Chowder || P240
 Cauliflower Clam Chowder

This soup was delicate on the palate and contained a balanced taste enough to warm the hearts. The cauliflower essence was not excessively powerful, but instead sufficient enough to zest up the soup.

Vegetarian Broccoli Soup & Poached Organic Egg || P295
 Vegetarian Broccoli Soup & Poached Organic Egg

As opposed to the Cauliflower Clam Chowder soup, this one contained a more powerful vegetable tone. However, this one is bolder and more interesting due to the thickness of its consistency as well as the enjoyable pouched egg in the middle.

Home Fried Potatoes || P95
 Home Fried Potatoes

Simple yet great, enough to satisfy your potato cravings.

Mezzi Rigatoni || P575
Scallops, asparagus, alaminos taba ng talangka
Mezzi Rigatoni of Grace Park Restaurant

This pasta dish had this noticeable seafood richness in taste from the taba ng talangka. Although it was naturally fatty, it still had this good harmony of flavors that did not easily saturate the palate.

Chicken Parmigiana || P610
 Chicken Parmigiana of Grace Park

Although pricey for a chicken parmigiana, this dish was undoubtedly delish! The meat was of excellent quality marked by its tenderness. Plus, the sauce on top was rightfully sour matched well by the subtle sweetness. If not for the price, I will definitely go back for this, since it's one of the best ones I tried.

Pappardelle with Duck Ragu || P595
 Pappardelle with Duck Ragu

Although more visually appealing, this Pappardelle was comparably less impressive due to the sharpness in flavor that we found distracting. Or it might be because I'm not used to the flavor brought about by the Duck Ragu. I'm not too sure about it, but what I'm sure of is I prefer the other pasta we had.

Before I end this blog post, I just want to share how interesting the restroom under the cupboard is here in Grace Park. It sort of gives you the "Harry Potter" feels.

Restroom under the cupboard in Grace Park

Grace Park - Overall Ratings and Summary

Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Place ★★
Taste  ★★
Service  ★★
Value for Money ★★
Budget: at least P600 each for a light to moderate dining experience coming in a group of 4

Grace Park is indeed remarkable when it comes to ambiance and service, but everything else (which is basically the dishes) might have fallen through the cracks. The price range might make you cringe a bit, and the "satisfaction" might not be high enough to back up the expensiveness. What I meant by this is, I could have gotten the same satisfaction elsewhere by paying lower (if not half) the prices listed here.

Then again, I realized that the service was excellent and the place is really fantastic, so I guess that's where the premium really came from. This is why I'm providing a neutral feedback on this, but if you appreciate restaurants with great ambiance and service, I really suggest that you drop by this amazing place.

I would definitely love to hear from you. Do drop a comment. I'll definitely appreciate it. Thanks! 

Grace Park
Location: Ground Floor, One Rockwell Building, Rockwell, Makati City
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily
Contact No.: (02) 8437275
Service Charge: 10% before VAT
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