Press Reviews

Le Jardin Manila, located at the Penthouse of the W Building at The Fort, transports diners to a place of French elegance and countryside charm. The light is glorious on a bright, sunny day, especially since it has a cool garden theme. Its high ceilings and muted walls give a sense of airiness and space. Large glass windows frame a view of the Ortigas skyline. The 100-plus seating area has two private rooms that can be combined into one…
Vangie Baga-Reyes, Philippine Daily Inquirer

Beyond your meal, there’s more than enough reason to appreciate the presence of a classic French restaurant in the local scene. The service: ace. The quality of ingredients: top-notch. The view: breathtaking. You come to Le Jardin with an expectation to be whisked away from the harried crowd and busy hustle; you leave with nothing but a peppering of favorable adjectives for the wonderful dining experience you just had…
Idge Mendiola,

All other restaurants will claim, as Jonas did, that “our food is basically high quality raw materials, executed with passion and love,” but at Le Jardin the love does make itself known to your senses.” The dominant green of the interiors, all that indoor garden feel, all those miniature trees growing out of the center of some tables set without any of those stuffy linens, do make you feel relaxed enough to sit back and say “ooh-la-la” as soon as the friendly staff serves the amuse bouche…
MB Philippines

It’s not every day that one can afford to eat like this (okay, some people can) and Le Jardin takes the stuffiness out of French restaurants and simply concentrates on the food. It’s authentic French style, says Gils, but it’s also experimental in a way — he’s makes spring rolls with foie gras…
Tanya Lara, The Philippine Star

With over a decade of experience under his belt, Gils Brault, founder of the world-renowned Trois Gourmands in Ho Chi Minh City, is nothing short of a haute cuisine maestro. So when Manila-based chefs Jonas Ng and Hasset Go decided to launch a Gallic kitchen in Manila’s go-to culinary hub Bonifacio Global City, they knew right away the celebrated chef was their number one pick for partner. The rest, as they say, is history, with the trio’s laidback-meets-upscale concept Le Jardin just launched in the Philippine capital, in a pretty penthouse-level space replete with vertical garden, white patio chairs and dark wooden tables…
PenCities by LUXE Guides

It’s a quiet place, with speedy and careful service, without the fuss one might imagine would accompany a place that serves elegant food…
Alexa Villano and Tiffany Jillian Go, Rappler

Make her say oui in this exquisite French sanctuary in Bonifacio Global City. Styled like a very elegant garden is this picture-perfect restaurant that puts as much emphasis into their venue as they do their food. High ceilings, faux foliage (that is, of course, well-manicured), plush white chairs, the foyer, the private rooms, the wine cellar, quirky lighting on the walls—there are too many things to look at. All the elements contribute to this overall effect of industrial-meets-rustic elegance—high-end yet cozy. Sunlight through the windows makes this space look extra sublime during the day, but it morphs into this intimately sweet setting at night….
Sasha Lim-Uy,

Escargot, French for snail, may not be common for Filipino’s chosen appetizer as much as in France. You’d find these appetizers served in numerous French restaurants. In Philippines, we have our version called “kuhol” but the French looks for more ways in being creative with their Escargot. Le Jardin blew us with their Escargot de Bourgogne, a must-try. Garlic and parsley butter rolled the delight in my taste buds. The winning appetizer in Le Jardin, for O and me…
Jill Bantang, The Food Scout

And why would diners dash to the exit right away when, in true French fashion, Le Jardin Manila boasts of its own wine library and cheese house? Gils is an expert sommelier so Le Jardin’s collection of wine is so much more than what you can see and buy in stores. Each bottle is carefully selected by Gils….
Nickky De Guzman, Manila Bulletin

It was a truly amazing night, and this was one of those dinners that I will always remember. Le Jardin definitely captured what they want to give to their customers: to make their guests remember the experience that they had…
Mariel Abanes, When In Manila

This scenic penthouse/dining hall is a preview of the French capital. Pristine white walls serve as a fitting canvas to the well-manicured faux foliage that adds warmth to the mixed industrial space. Backed by Chef Gils Brault of Vietnam’s Trois Gourmands, this is a restaurant that pays meticulous attention up to the smallest of details—from the bistro lights on the walls to every chunk of foie gras. A great way to let the ladylove know how sophisticated (and galante) you’ve become from the crude, beer-chugging bro you once were…
Gelo Gonzales,

I love Paris..and I love MANILA! So having PARIS in MANILA just seems like the perfect combo for me. Le Jardin takes you to France via airplane  elevator all the way to the top of the W Building. The interiors are very French with high ceilings, pretty details and flowers everywhere…
Patty Laurel