Tucked in the heart of bustling Makati City is a a eatery owned by The Gustavian. The name is Brasserie Boheme. The name might not be apropos since the restaurant is surrounded by commerce. However, inside Brasserie Boheme, diners feel detached from the city. It offers a brief oasis to the busy city life.
As I mentioned earlier, Brasserie Boheme is cozy. It is well-lighted, cheerful, and relaxing despite the hustle and bustle of the country’s business capital. The interior design is modern, with large rectangular tables and booths, ambient lighting, and plates inspired by Picasso, or at least I think so, since it is located at Picasso Boutique Hotel.
The facade of Brasserie Boheme is simple and blends well to its surrounding buildings. Passersby probably wouldn’t notice there was a restaurant there if they are in a hurry. Clients have the option to dine al fresco. My friend and I went to that area after our brunch and found it a nice place to hang out. Even when there were people walking outside, we felt detached because of the low white walls sheltering us from the outside.
I was disappointed in the service but I have to admit that we went there very late, around 4:30 PM, and that is a late brunch. It is understandable that the wait staff were busy preparing for the dinner crowd but I wish they were more attentive to us. They were courteous to us and friendly.
Food and Price
Brasserie Boheme offers Menu du Jour Prix Fixe which means that a customer may select an appetizer, a main course, and a dessert from the numerous menu choices. All these for the price of P390 + 10% service charge.
My choices were
The Beef Gazpacio Salad I didn’t like much. There were only 2 slices of beef and when they were consumed, the salad tasted so bland.
I loved the Amparito Sole & Salmon Roulade. It was light, flavorful, and tender. The portion was just right as can be expected from a gourmet restaurant.
Strawberry Marie Jo & Fresh Cream was delish! The strawberries were fresh and had light syrup. The crepe and creme were perfect too.
The Menu du Jour selections changes every month. The waiter told us that Brasserie Boheme is still at its soft opening stage and prices may change by the end of March. It’s possible that the management will decide to keep the price. I hope they do so they will keep true to the name “brasserie.”
There is a deli right beside the restaurant. I think it is still part of Brasserie Boheme if I’m not mistaken. The deli is stocked well with various meat and cheese. There is also a good selection of wine and even sweets.
I will definitely come back to Brasserie Boheme. I will invite my friends to dine or lunch there then hang out at the al fresco area afterwards.
Brasserie Boheme by The Gustavian
Picasso Boutique Hotel
119 LP Leviste St. Salcedo Village
(o2)403-4774 and (o2)828-1506