Mr. Jones serves the best truffled mac and cheese I’ve ever had. If that isn’t enough to get you in your car and on your way to Glorietta 5, scroll down for pictures. One bite into the mac n’ cheese was enough to convince me the hour-long drive to Makati was worth it.
According to their website, Mr. Jones is a contemporary diner inspired by the 1960s. “It is a new destination restaurant offering a full array of authentic American cuisine. Mr. Jones features real blue plates, gourmet diner pies, burgers, old-fashioned milkshakes n’ egg creams, fountain drinks, boutique gourmet beer and all-day breakfast among others.”
As I mentioned, the Wicked Truffled Mac n’ Cheese (above, left) was absolutely stellar. In addition to delectable truffle and two different types of pasta, it also had some veggies to give a pop of color (ie. peas). I would be happy sitting and smelling that wonderfully large plate for hours (okay, maybe just for a few seconds before digging in).
Although I was the least excited about Joe’s Famous U.S. Ribcap Tapa (above, right) when we ordered, this was my second favorite dish of the evening. Tender and perfectly seasoned with a hint of sweetness, the tapas went excellently with their soft scrambled eggs. The garlic rice was a nice touch as well. This is a deliciously Filipino addition to their 60s diner menu.
The Grilled Double Smoked Bacon & Corned Beef “Hash” (above, left) was okay; not entirely flavorful but not a wash-out either. The eggs were prepared well, but the sauce was slightly bland.
The Fish and Chips (above, right) had some spice in the fish, delicious french fries, and a good assortment of sauces. The fish came as a huge slab, which was a surprise. But hey, more fish and less batter is healthier(ish), right?
Also, Mr. Jones is a Raintree Restaurant, the same group that introduced Chelsea. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that they serve my absolute favorite Oregon brew, Rogue. Check out some shots of their menu (sorry about the quality, I only had my phone on me since this was a spur-of-the-moment foodie trip!) below.
Visit Mr. Jones at the ground floor of Greenbelt 5. If you’ve ever tried one of their shakes, let me know how they are in the comments below. I was tempted but too full!