Blame it on Elvis Presley, I was lured into this 50's Americana dimension in the heart of Greenbelt 5 via Mr. Jones. It's a well-executed dining theme from the Raintree Restaurants Group(headed by Martin and Andrej Wisniewski), the same group who brought to you Chelsea, M Cafe, and MoMo).
Mr. Jones' design elements were derived from the Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, and Jerry Lee lewis era. And like what I said, it was the continuous Elvis Presley that hypnotizes me like a Budol Budol victim to get my lunch there. It's essentially Austin Powers-centric resto with glazed sea-foam-colored vinyl dinner chairs, fire-engine red faux "sharkskin" booths, bronze Copenhagen pop walls and table surfaces, kitschy tablewares. The dwarf-plate Palm Trees dotting the al fresco area add a 1960's Palm Springs feel to the overall dining experience.
They say one can never go wrong with a house specialty, so I grab myself a US Beef Ribcap Tapa and Garlic Overload(Php295 + 10% SC). It's topped with a heap of crispy garlic chips, garlic fried rice, special MoMo, Atchara, and two Sunday Side-Up eggs. It's better than any tapa of any restaurant, but it taste bland for me. I should stick to the rule of thumb that says Filipino foods are best cooked at home.
I was supposed to order a Banana Split but upon getting it I was informed that cherries and almonds are not available. Where can you find a Banana Split without a cherry on top and not sprinkled with almond nuts.
So I decided to grab a second entree. This time, it was superb to the last bite. Rosemary Grilled Chicken and Turkey Melt(Php375 + 10% SC), served with Emmental & Gruyere Cheese, Pesto, Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Onions, topped with Sweet Cranberry Compote on Toasted Rye, and with home-made fries.
They serve in American quantity which makes it really humungous serving far as Filipino eating capacity is concerned. Still, I vouch Mr. Jones hearty mix of quality and quantity food combo for my foodie friends.