Now I’ve only heard of Jake’s Steaks in passing. I haven’t really heard anything special about it, but they had me at “steak.” The word “big” did come up as well and that certainly helped. The menu is nothing complicated. Just a bunch of steaks, sausages, and a few seafood items, which should make any carnivore proud.
The place is a bit secluded, if not small. There couldn’t have been more than 10 tables inside the place. Plus, they have this flat screen2, and some stick figurines, which were…uh… different I guess.
So no more screwing around. Orders are simple. Just me and my sister, 1 steak each. We both got the T-bone mostly because it’s the cheaper variety. They do have Rib-eyes (USDA and Angus) which cost between P665 to P765. I ordered a T-bone Mega, while my sister got the T-bone Regular. The difference was supposedly the size but side-by-side, there doesn’t seem to be much difference3.
The steaks come with mixed veggies and steamed rice. We both opted to pay an additional P20 for garlic rice. Their garlic rice wasn’t really anything special, but it’s not bad. I can’t complain.
For the steak, it’s not bad. Not bad at all. I mean, I didn’t really expect dry-aged quality or anything, but I was looking for something close or similar to EAS. I’d say it’s pretty much the same, but the beef here is a bit more tender. A bit more fat on the beef, but who are we kidding here? I could use a bit of fat. I could see where people may start complaining because fat is really oily and tends to be tough to chew. But when it comes to the actual meat, you don’t even need a knife to shred it. They scrimp a bit on the gravy, which was quite good with a pepper-y flavor.
I like this place and I’ll definitely be back from time to time. I’ll give Jake’s the edge over EAS because of the better quality of beef, but just by a hair. Price is just about the same, but the service is way better over at EAS. Overall, I still can’t say if this is an alternative or replacement for my steak fix. I’m just glad that I know have the luxury of choosing.