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Wolfgang’s Steakhouse From Peter Luger Alum Set to Open in Manila

October 7, 2019

Next year, the SumoSam group of restaurants is slated to add another international chain, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, to their growing empire. Though the group made their mark by opening several homegrown concept restaurants, they have recently set their focus on bringing foreign brands to our shores, including Teddy’s Bigger Burgers from Hawaii, and now, the famous steakhouse chain. Set up by former Peter Luger alum of 40 years, Wolfgang Zweiner. After leaving the famed establishment, Zweiner decided to improve upon the concept, and since his first restaurant opened in 2004, has proven to be successful. The way Wolfgang’s does their meat is by dry-aging them, and finishing them in the oven, a trademark of Peter Luger. With locations across North America, and one in Tokyo thus far, the chain has gained quite a reputation, which some have said have even approved on the original.

The first branch in Manila will open next year in Newport Mall in Resorts World Manila, beside Republiq, a space where more high-end concepts are rumored to open, including Sugar Factory from Las Vegas. One must wonder if the price points will be friendly to Filipino customers, and if the high quality the restaurants boast will translate to their branch in Manila. If it remains consistent, this will be an exciting addition to our dining scene indeed, because Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, when on the mark, does their steaks exceptionally well.

Have you ever dined in any Wolfgang’s Steakhouse branch? How does it fare compared to Peter Luger? Do you think the franchise will be welcome here? Tell us your thoughts below.

Pamela Cortez Pamela Cortez

Pamela Cortez writes about food full-time, and has honed her craft while writing for publications such as Rogue, Town and Country, and The Philippine Star. She once rode on a mule for a mile just to eat mint tea and lamb in Morocco, and has eaten a block of Quickmelt in one sitting. Her attempt at food photography can be viewed online @meyarrr.

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4 responses to “Wolfgang’s Steakhouse From Peter Luger Alum Set to Open in Manila”

  1. Volts Sanchez says:

    It’ll cost an arm and a leg, I’m sure. Not that it won’t be worth it, mind. I just hate having to save for a meal /sigh

  2. Stephanie R. says:

    Hi, you might want to proof read your articles or double check your English. Your last phrase makes absolutely no sense dear..

    “With locations across North America, and one in Tokyo thus far, the chain has gained quite a reputation, which some have said have even approved on the original.”

    Maybe you meant “which some say are as good as the original”?

    • Midge K. Manlapig says:

      I think the writer meant to say “…the chain has gained quite a reputation that some say may be an improvement over the original.”

  3. Robbie Dinglasan says:

    I somehow still prefer Peter Lugers over

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