Bilao is one of the only Filipino spots on the UES and they open at 8am, so keep it in mind for a breakfast or lunch date in the area. Opened in August 2020 (cue the applause), this casual, sit-down spot also gets busy during weekend brunch. And if you respond well to things like tender pork and joy, you should check out the “silog” section of their menu. It has a bunch of different grilled meat options - like tocino and grilled beef - paired with a fried egg and garlic rice.

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