Dinner @ The Aristocrat Restaurant

After spending all day doing chores, my Mom, sister and myself went to the mall. We took my sister’s dress to the altering shop and afterwards we went our separate ways. My Mom and sister both went to do their thing, and I went on to do mine. I paid the bills and bought some things at the hardware section.

After we have finished doing our thing, we met up and had dinner at the Aristocrat Restaurant on the 3rd Level of The Block, SM City North Edsa. We placed our orders after browsing through the menu, running our eyes through pages of delicious pictures of their house specialties. After getting our orders, the waiter informed us that our orders will be served in 15 minutes. And true enough, 15 minutes later, our food was served.

Chicken Barbecue 186.00 pesos

The Aristocrat has been around since 1936 and is best known for its barbecue, especially its Chicken Barbecue. So that’s what I ordered. Three pieces of chicken marinated in their signature barbecue marinade,skewered and grilled, then served with Java rice, a siding of atchara (pickled papaya), and Java dipping sauce. Sarap! (Yummy!)

I love barbecue and this one I really loved! The chicken was tender and very flavorful. Dipped in the Java Sauce, it was pure gastronomic delight. The Java rice gave the perfect complimentary flavor to this grilled dish. And the sweetness and mild tartness of the atchara truly balances everything.

Chicken Barbecue 186.00 pesos

My Mom had the Boneless Chicken Barbecue, which is basically the Chicken Barbecue but sans the skewer and the bones. My sister, on the other hand, had the Pork Barbecue. Both dishes were also served with Java rice, atchara and the Java dip. We also ordered some Fried Calamari, which I wasn’t able to take a photo of. While waiting for our food to arrive, I decided to check out the Toy Kingdom nearby. By the time I got back, there were only 3 pieces left on the platter.

Pork Barbecue 151.00 pesos

The restaurant also serves dishes like pancit (stir fried noodles), kare-kare, lechon kawali, lumpia, adobo and so much more.

I was truly satisfied with my dinner at the Aristocrat. The staff were very friendly and accommodating.The service was fast and the food was good. Everything about it was perfect. What more is there to say?

The Aristocrat Restaurant
3rd Level, The Block
SM City North Edsa
North Avenue cor. EDSA, Quezon City

8 thoughts on “Dinner @ The Aristocrat Restaurant”

  1. then i showed this to hubby! now i have a bruise on my arm! as in…and as we speak! he dropped an egg!hahahaa!

  2. Ryan, question and maybe involves a bit of experimentation.

    I heard that Reyes’ barbecue and the Aristocrat is of the same family. Tanong ko lang kung yung lasa ng barbecue is relatively the same. Or iba rin sya?

    Nakakgutom. :3

  3. the honey chicken barbecue of aristocrat is an institution by itself. back in the 1980s people only trooped to aristocrat because of the barbecued chicken. the secret is in the sauce and indeed, the same taste is the foundation of reyes barbecue, serye, alex the 3rd, and even the mama sita’s barbecue sauce. the whole craze was started by the reyes matriarch way back in the 1950s when the whole thing was just a hole-in-the-wall eating saloon. the 3rd generation reyes’ have studied serious culinary science and has taken this idea and developed it further as proven by the different products and various cuisines that the reyeses now own and operated.

    i remember this chicken barbecue at the aristocrat restaurant along roxas boulevard where it was actually born. yikes! my age is showing! hehehe. nice post ryan!

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