I really love the food in here, specially their Salt and Peppered Spareribs and their Yang Chow Fried Rice.. We've dined here countless times.. We would always order those foods plus their Mixed Vegetables.. The crews are all approachable.. We are well treated in this restaurant. The most memorable dining experience I've had was during my graduation in college 2 years ago!!! :)
I'm surprised to hear someone complaining about this location. I've been going there semi-regularly since it opened a few years back, and have never gotten noticeably "bad" service. In fact, the staff have also been very accommodating. The only times I've experienced a lag in service are when it is jam-packed busy or there is a wedding reception in the function room. Aside from that, I've never had to wait very long or follow up on anything. In fact, I'd rate this location much higher than some of the older establishments, particularly the ones around the heart of Manila.
For those who have had a less than wonderful experience, I'd say to give them the benefit of the doubt and try it again. You might be surprised. Just my two cents.
When we say sanitize we mean sanitize! your store is like a dust collector specially on the second level! I even experienced drinking red tea with a small cockroach! come on store manager do your job right! I suggest you conduct general cleaning every other day and set Pest traps upon closing.
the first time I ate there was my last bday, me and my family really enjoyed the food, they will first serve you crackers while you are waiting for your orders to be served. the chicken, bday noodle, mango prawn salad, mixed veggies, sweet & sour fish, & crispy salt & pepper pork are great. I really enjoyed the food, "NO REGRETS". The service are great, the manager also assists us on our needs. And now FOC is one of my favorite restaurant.
I tried the new offering "Dear Darla" last night and found it really good, except for when I asked for an extra helping of the alfalfa which is very "konti" when served, I was told to fork out an extra P50 for it. I think they they should serve more of the alfalfa next time. It's not good for one meal at all. The place is okay though. Service was "sweet". He eh.
as planned, my hubby and I went back to la copa last wk, everything's still good, we had our usual.. classic caesar salad (split into 2, gotta save room for the oysters in white wine:-)), porterhouse steak for me and fillet mignon for my hubby and of course 1 order (FIRST, 2ND supposed to follow later) of oysters, hot pan de sal and butter on the side and we shared a lobster bisque (twas also good).
my steak was quite tough as i had it "well done" (sorry can't rly stand bloody meat), maybe bec. i used to ask for tenderloin/ a la pobre cooked well done so, next time, am goin back to that. my hubby's steak was fine, except, it was a bit smaller, but he really didn't mind bec. it still tasted good... and then the oysters came, it was ok except that the oyster meat seem smaller and less plump and the white wine sauce on it was not cooked off, so it still tasted strongly of the wine, that was a quite a downer since my hubby can't rly have alcohol, so he just poured out most of the sauce/ juice fr them, oh well,,,we said we were gonna order one more (as usual) and request the chef to cook off the wine some more. then disappointment came, the waiter tells us that they're out of oysters, argh! o wow! apparently, a big grp came w/o reservation and ordered lots of it.
still, it wasn't all that bad, so we just had to find the silver lining(s) in this experience: 1) everything's still quite good 2) resto is newer and cleaner (though farther) 3) items are still reasonably-priced. we only paid P1,200 for everything.
so are we still going back? definitely! :-) but maybe we will call ahead and make sure to reserve 2 orders of the oysters :-)