Solaire Resort & Casino.

Solaire Resort & Casino is the first establishment to open along the Entertainment Complex in Pasay City last March 16.  They say Solaire promises a Las Vegas experience so after having lunch in Sofitel, T and I went to see what the buzz is about :)



Solaire is a five-star hotel with an 18,500 sqm casino area and 500 luxurious rooms.




Taking photos of the gaming area is prohibited so I just took snapshots of the lobby and the hallways.










But more than the casino area, I was actually more interested to see the other parts of Solaire.  If you have guests at home, no need to hire a dinner menu planner.  Just bring them to Solaire because there are so many restaurants to choose from!


Dragon Bar

"Every great hotel has a great lobby lounge—and this one features a fantastic silver dragon. Dragon Bar offers continental breakfast, coffee, martinis and all sorts of libations suitable for hanging back and watching all the casino action." -Solaire

The bar is located on the ground floor of the gaming area.  What caught my attention is the huge dragon sculpture in the middle.  I'm not sure if it's made of ice or crystal but I found it pretty cool.





VIP Lobby Lounge


There's a lounge only open for VIP card holders.  It also has access the VIP gaming rooms on the second floor.  They should also have translations services for VIPs since a lot of foreigners will probably stay, play, and dine here.




Yakumi

"Whether it’s sushi, sashimi, robatayaki or the freshest fish and crustaceans, world-class ingredients are the highlight of this Japanese restaurant featuring an expansive open kitchen. Chef Nori imports his ingredients almost entirely from Japan and blends traditional techniques with modern presentations to woo all your senses. Enjoy two private teppanyaki rooms for intimate occasions. Ask our sake sommelier for his recommendation to compliment your meal. One delicious bite and you’ll think you’re in Tokyo." -Solaire



A look at Yakumi's menu.  Check out the Live Abalone Sashimi priced at P12,880 ($322) and Beluga Caviar priced at P56,000 ($1,400)




Strip Steakhouse

"It’s a premium steak celebration at Strip where the finest cuts of beef, including American Kobe, are imported fresh and seared to perfection. Enjoy a cocktail from our extensive bar menu in the restaurant lounge, then gather at the chef’s table with a full view of the open kitchen. Admire the 3,000 bottles carefully chosen for Strip’s wine wall. Indulge in rich dishes and fantastic views of Manila Bay. The exceptional service, exquisite cuisine and high-energy atmosphere make Strip the hottest steakhouse in the Philippines." -Solaire




The interior looks so fab!




And the chairs outside are so unique.




Opposite Strip Steakhouse is a staircase leading to the VIP gaming area.




Red Lantern

"The name is a beacon calling out to diners from all over the world. The collection of specialty chefs led by Chinese Master Chef Chan makes this a true culinary destination. Suckling Pig, Peking Duck, homemade dim sum for lunch: the list of mouthwatering, authentic gourmet spectacles goes on and on. Ingredients arrive daily from Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, all for the enjoyment of Manila’s very own. Fancy the fresh fish and admire the custom made fine bone china. Whether you gather for a private party or simply feel like feasting, Red Lantern is sure to impress." -Solaire

The main entrance is actually beside another restaurant called Lucky Noodles.




But the dining area is visible from the hallway of Strip Steakhouse.




Finestra

"Chef Salvatore lends his gourmet touch to an array of delectable Italian fare. Authentic handmade pastas, designer pizzas, artesian olive oils and homemade gelato and sherbet all delight with their rich flavors and finest quality ingredients. Drop in for the antipasti lunch buffet and return to dine on exceptional Italian dishes coupled with panoramic bay views. Top it all off with a sip from our extensive selection of premium grappas and Italian digestives. With a private room and a wraparound patio, this is fine Italian dining like the Philippines has never indulged in before." -Solaire



Take a look at Finestra's menu.




Pour Toujours

This looks more like a jewelry store than a restaurant and the curtains are drawn so I can't really say for certain what it is.




Lucky Noodles
(Read my blog post about Lucky Noodles)

This is Solaire's 24-hour casual dining restaurant.  I like how the kitchen is open for us to see and how they have a counter where people can just sit down for a quick meal if they're on their own.




Fresh

"Chef Sascha has taken the buffet dining experience to exceptionally fresh levels. You’ll be wowed by our Exhibition Kitchens featuring Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Chinese and Continental cuisine. Indulge in limitless choices of breads, appetizers, pastries and more. Pair it all with a wide variety of juices, cocktails and mocktails. This is 24/7 dining where the only thing frozen is the ice cream." -Solaire




The inside really looks so fresh with different colorful flowers scattered about.




A closer look at the buffet prices.





Eclipse

"This hot lounge is your weekend destination for Latin-inspired action. The Solaire Stunners serve craft cocktails while bands and DJs play until early morning. Plus the in-house mixologist keeps the party going 24 hours a day with inspired Sangria and crafted cocktails you won’t find anywhere else. Featuring the hottest bands and coolest cocktails, the Eclipse Lounge serves up the best party in town. Enjoy one of our signature cocktails while you listen to free live entertainment all night long." -Solaire




T and I liked those water pool things.  Whatever you call them :)




Food Court

I was surprised to see a food court in Solaire.  Seems like they thought of everything!

"At the Food Court, the food is extraordinary, and the prices are too! Chef Hisham has created six unique dining experiences that are sure to please even the most discriminating tastes. Patisserie offers tasty pastries, muffins and coffee. New York style pizza and burgers are the inspiration behind the menu at Americano. Chicken Lickin’ delights with eight different ways to enjoy chicken. Pan Asian brings together the best comfort food in the east. Get your noodle on at Hong Kong, or satisfy your Japanese cravings at Sapporo. So many incredible choices, and with one location, you can select them all." -Solaire







T and I had fun just going around Solaire but we can't wait to try all the restaurants!





Solaire Resort and Casino
Visit Date: 30 March 2013

1 Solaire Boulevard 
Entertainment City 
Metro Manila
Philippines 

Tel. No.:  (+632) 888-8888 



How to get to Solaire
From Mall of Asia: Take Jose W. Diokno Blvd. South and turn right on Aseana Ave. 
From Pasay City: Take Diosdado Macapagal Blvd. South and turn right Aseana Ave. 
From Makati: Take EDSA to Diosdado Macapagal Blvd. South, then turn right on Aseana Ave.


Image credit: Solaire's website.

Where to eat in Solaire
Here is a rundown of the restaurants and bars
I mentioned in my post:

Signature Restaurants
Strip Steakhouse
Finestra
Red Lantern
Yakumi

Casual Dining
Lucky Noodles
Fresh

Quick Serve
Food Court

Bars
Eclipse
Dragon Bar
Sunset Bar & Grill





12 comments

  1. A food court at a hotel? Interesting! :)

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    1. Reply 3 years too late but someone posted a comment so I saw all these comments here just now. Yes, interesting that they have a food court!

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  2. Ang ganda, in fairness may Beluga Caviar pa!

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    1. I still remember the days when you were still the Thanksgiving girl! ;)

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  4. Great reference. Can't wait for you to post a Solaire dining experience! Haven't seen much of those yet. What I'm hearing is how expensive most of the restaurants are. :/

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    1. Wow it's weird. It's like someone just reposted your comment below!

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  5. Good to know they have a food court, which is not so surprising. After all, even the Venetian in Macau has one. :)

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    1. Yes we just visited it last year. Food at the food court at the Venetian is surprisingly ok!

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  6. Great reference. Can't wait for you to post a Solaire dining experience! Haven't seen much of those yet. What I'm hearing is how expensive most of the restaurants are.

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    1. Hi! I've posted about Lucky Noodles which is not that expensive :) They also have a Food Court that offers a wide range of choices. The newest restaurant is Kiwa, it's a Korean grill resto but I have yet to visit it.

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