Location: 51B Scout Rallos, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City
Telephone Number: 0917 595 0018
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday and Sunday 11:00am – 11:00pm, Friday and Saturday 11:00am – 1:00am
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EIGHTEEN BISTRO, Scout Rallos, Quezon City
Halloween is just around the corner and I know just where you can spend trick or treat. We’re too old for candies, but we’re not too young to go lounging. That’s about the best words I can describe Eighteen Bistro. Sitting beside Mr. Graham’s and Mrs. Graham’s, it’s an incredible place where one can grab a neat Red Sangria during a hot day, a candy land for millennials like us. Finding a quiet place to chill with anyone can be a challenge these days, those hobby-centric cafes stealing the limelight wrongly. I find Eighteen Bistro a refreshing restaurant in this cluttered city.
Beef Bourguignon – P320
In broad daylight, Eighteen Bistro is innocent. You can grab a neat plate of Beef Bourguignon before anything. Those mille feuille-like slices of Potato Terrine are incredible. The meat is a bit tough but the red-wine infused flavor hits the spot.
Chicken Parmigiana – P290
Eighteen Bistro’s Chicken Parmigiana is heavy on the stomach, and three people can split this to get the most out of their small plates. I love the Mushroom Pilaf Rice hiding beneath the chicken.
Spicy Portobello & Cream Cheese – P285
The moment the menu was placed in front of me, this immediately caught my attention. Any dish with cream cheese is my ultimate favorite. The fact that there’s no “truffle” to decorate such dish commonly paired with portobello mushroom is a winner. I can rely on its simplicity without bells and whistles. This pasta dish is one of the best I’ve had in a while and you should absolutely share this with anyone.
While eating this pasta, I can’t help but imagine how perfect the combination would be with a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. Eighteen Bistro has a range of wine selection, but we wanted to try their Halloween-themed cocktails that’s interesting and surprisingly good.
The White Walker, Dracula’s Wish, and Frankenstein
At night, Eighteen Bistro dresses to impress with its unique cocktails that only sell for Php18 from 6pm-9pm. You’ll have to order one small plate and one main course to avail this.
The White Walker, a homage to Game of Thrones, is a special concoction made of Iced Blue Curacao, Whiskey and Soda. Feels like wintertime blues in a bubblegum-like drink.
Dracula’s Wish looks deathly like Bloody Mary, but Gin, lemon, Tequila, Grenadine, Blueberry and Pineapple make up this drink. If any, the drink is slightly similar to a glass of Sangria.
Finally, Frankenstein is for the brave, the mojito-looking glass actually a mix of broccoli juice, rum, lemon, and sugar with a basil touch. One can smell the flavors of broccoli but be surprised with how the sweetness blends well with rum. It’s bound to change anyone’s impressions of broccoli juice.
We badly need more humble, unpretentious sanctuaries like Eighteen Bistro that easily charms you. If any, Eighteen Bistro reminds me of Shinjuku‘s Bar Albatross with a slightly upscale and classy market.
I can’t wait till my next visit to Eighteen Bistro.
Thank you Eighteen Bistro for this piping hot S’mores dessert. Pretty soon you can grab this dessert right beside Eighteen Bistro at Sugarstop, a take out store for the highly sweet tooth.
Eighteen Bistro is part of the 50 Restaurants to Try in Metro Manila Before 2015 Ends.
Eighteen Bistro Rating:
|Taste and Originality:||( 3.5 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||( 3.5 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||( 4 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||( 4 / 5)|
|Average:||(3.8 / 5)|