Cue Modern Barbecue in Fort.

Finally got to eat in 'Cue Modern Barbecue in Bonifacio High Street!

I've heard people raving about their bone marrow but since I decided to go on a healthy lifestyle change after I got hospitalized last May, I had to beg off eating from this place.  When I finally haven't gotten sick despite a flu epidemic going around now, I knew I had to reward myself for being good and decided it was time for a visit.

'Cue is a pretty busy restaurant so when dining on weekends, better call and make a reservation.  Contact details can be found at the bottom of this post.

I don't know why unsweetened iced teas are not that common here in the Philippines.  The only place I know of that serves brewed iced tea is Tony Roma's (do you know of any other place??). Which is why I was ecstatic when the server told me that they serve Freshly Brewed Iced Tea (P90/$3).  Isn't it cute how they placed the drink in a glass jar?

For our appetizer, T got the famous Bone Marrow and Steak Tacos (P485/$12) with roasted corn salsa, flour tortillas, sweet 'n spicy salsa verde.  This is really good!  So happy my "cheat day" was worth it!

T also got the 'Cue Ceasar Salad Bowl (half P205/$6) with romaine leaves, parmesan, bacon, three mustards, and creamy bagoong dressing.   We thought half order would be good enough for both of us but it wasn't.  As you can see, there are only a few lettuce leaves on a really small plate.  I find the bagoong dressing unique but I have mixed feelings about its taste.

We couldn't decide what main dish to order because everything sounded good so we asked the server for recommendations.

Among the dishes he mentioned, we chose the Bacon Slabs 'Cue Style (P455/$11) which is slow-baked then fried house-cured, half-pounder bacon.  Dishes from the "Chopping Board", which is what they call the main courses, come with a house-made side or staple, and one type of sauce.  We got two kinds of sauce though, the House-made BBQ sauce (which I like better) and the Red Wine BBQ Sauce. 

The menu said that the "Dishes from the Chopping Board" are good for sharing.  I don't know about the other dishes but when the bacon slabs arrived, it looked good enough for one person only.

Again, I have mixed feelings about this dish.  It's not bad but it wasn't that.. special.

For the house-made side, T chose mashed potato. 

Since the serving size of our supposedly "good for sharing" main was a bit small, T and I ordered more side dishes.  The best one was the Bacon Jalapeno Corn Bread (P95/$3).  But again, the serving size was too small (it's like a mini muffin!) so we had to order two pieces of bread.

I was craving for something cheesy so I got the Just Mac and Cheese (P95/$3).  It was just ok.  Could've used a bit more flavor or cheese. 

Overall, dinner was fine.  Although I think it was a disadvantage that T and I heard too many 'raves' from people who ate in 'Cue such that when it was our turn to dine here, we were like... "This is it?".  The bone marrow was good but aside from that, everything was just.. ok. 

Thumbs Up!
Good food presentation.
Friendly servers.
Nice ambiance.

Thumbs Down!
Small serving size despite a label that says "good for sharing".

Good but overhyped.  We might go back to try the other dishes though.  Let's see.

'Cue Modern Barbecue
Dining Date: 18 January 2013

7th Avenue corner 29th Street South,
Ground Floor, East Superblock 
(near Rocketroom, opposite Slice High St and Jamba Juice)
Bonifacio High Street, 
Bonifacio Global City, 

Telephone No.: (+632) 621-4052
Mobile No.:: (+63917) 899-2283

1 comment

  1. Hi Joeiii! I have frequented BHS but haven't tried Cue. Your post had me wanting to try the bone marrow and steak tacos all the more. :D


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