With the recent stressful events in the country, we all deserve to eat to our heart’s content and grab as much comfort food as we can! So for those who are craving for Western cuisine, there’s a new casual steakhouse that you may want to check out at SM Megamall.
ASTONS Specialities is a restaurant chain known for serving affordable Western cuisine in Singapore. The casual steakhouse is known for bagging awards such as Best Western Restaurant at the AsiaOne’s People’s Choice Awards in 2016 and earning recognition at the Asian Enterprises Brand Awards. ASTONS Specialities takes pride in its steak selections and homely Western food that are more affordable compared with high-end steakhouses in the Metro.
What sets ASTONS apart from similar restaurants is its cozy ambience with decoration that would remind you of the Wild West. They even have cowboy hats that they lend to customers for a leveled up Western vibe. ASTONS actually banners its reputation as a social spot for young professionals! No wonder it caught my attention.
They have different selections that cater to Filipinos’ food preferences, but if you’re already at a steakhouse, might as well go for the steak, right? ASTONS offers Starters from salad to nachos, Combo Meals that include a viand and 2 side dishes, 5 choices of Legendary Steaks, Burgers, Fish, and Grilled Chicken.
Popular items include steaks charbroiled to customers’ preferred doneness, grillwork chicken chops that come in a myriad of flavors such as hickory barbecue and chargrilled style, and super combo meals such as Surf & Turf. I’ll let the photos do the talking:
During my visit, I was able to try their sampler which contained Cocktail Franks, Chargrilled Chicken, and Prime Sirloin paired with fries and rice. The Prime Sirloin was juicy and flavorful, you can even see the hint of redness at the middle of the steak. The Chargrilled Chicken also had a smoky taste to it but I wasn’t able to eat much as I was so invested on the steak! On top of these, I’m not exactly sure how they cook their rice but it’s also really good and buttery-like.
If you don’t feel like eating rice, there are also other side dishes available: Mashed Potato, Potato Wedges, French Fries, Mac & Cheese, Onion Rings, BBQ Beans, Corn Niblets, Garden Veggie, Coleslaw, House Salad, Pasta Salad, and Potato Salad.
The most affordable meal on the menu is a serving of Chicken Napolitana pasta with Cream of Mushroom Soup for Php 269, while the most expensive one is a serving of New York Strip steak with two side dishes at Php 1,399.
Steaks cost between Php 1,099 to Php 1,399; average price for Grilled Chicken meals are at Php 349; Burgers and Pasta are around Php 350, while side dishes are sold for Php 88 each.
If you’re planning to treat a special someone here, prepare at least Php 2,500 if you want a full meal for two.
This is the first branch of ASTONS Specialities in the Philippines but according to their founder, Aston Soon, they are eyeing to open more branches in the future. For now, visit them at the 4th floor of Mega Atrium in SM Megamall, Ortigas.