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European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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European, International, Fusion
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I came there for lunch with my husband and we were very pleased. Quiet and elegant ambiance with a awesome menu. My favorite was canelloni and Vietnamese salad…. Do not forget burnt butter vanilla ice cream for dessert. Waiting for next visit!!!!!!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 26 July 2021

We came to celebrate my wife's birthday as we've been here a few times before and always enjoyed it. This time, right from the start, it felt as if some of the staff weren't that interested. I get extremely frustrated in a restaurant when the...staff ask how the meal is and before you've had the chance to reply they've gone (in those instances I'd prefer that they didn't ask as its simply perfunctory). This evening, no one asked us how the food was and I noted the same at tables nearby. We ordered wine by the glass and the waiter simply poured the wine into the glass and walked away, not bothering to let you taste it before filling your glass as is customary in even average establishments. I watched other tables after this and the same thing happened all night. Not what you'd expect in a high end establishment like Blackbird. I had the octopus starter which was absolutely fantastic. On the other hand my wife had the burrata which was probably the worst one I'd ever tasted. The main courses were reasonably good and of a standard you'd expect at a good restaurant. The general ambiance of the restaurant is good and been maintained despite the awkward seating arrangements because of the lockdown. I'm not going to be put off by tonight's rather average dining experience as I've enjoyed dining here in the past and everyone can have an off day but the owner may want to think about doing a refresher course for his front of house staff about how to interact with guests in a discrete and professional way.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 12 March 2021 via mobile

We know this place from Friend’s recommendation. At first we felt a bit sceptical about this place. But as we first steps inside the restaurant we know that this place is the kinda place that we like. The ambiance meet our expectations. And the food...is over the top. We can’t remember when the last time we had food as good as foods in this restaurant. Will definitely hungry for more 👍👍👍👍👍More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 29 January 2021

There are not enough starts to describe this place, it is just perfect. The garden is so relaxing, the food was just perfectly done, service is impeccable. Try to get a table in the tower.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 11 December 2020 via mobile

Wow! We are at a nearby Airbnb, and we have tried this place twice. The wood smoked chicken is so good, it didn’t even need the sauce. Everything is fresh from scratch. Unique offerings. Highly recommend “The Works” pizza. It includes candied bacon and kalamata...olives etc. . OMG.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 10 December 2020

Friends December lunch - we opted to split 2 orders of the Wagyu burger and one sausage pizza... We three chaps went through the orders straight away... comfort food with ingredient twists... each scored on its yummy expectations... Knowledgeable and friendly service and a sophisticate/stylish/lovely...setting made for yet another memorable experience (which is the consistent standard for Blackbird).More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 8 October 2020

This pandemic has thrown a lot of great restaurants slightly off their game. Blackbird is one that usually would be absolutely on top of the list. Food is still good but the service is not. Granted there is social distancing in place but there needs...to be an understanding that social distancing doesn’t mean no service - rather it means a more thoughtful approach. My issues here is staff are very hesitant to approach the table - example to pour the water that they have put in the usual ice bucket 10 feet from the table - far better to put the standing bucket at the table and explain it’s more convenient for the customers to access? We ordered two skirt steaks that also were not quite up to the usual blackbird standards. Rare was medium rare and medium rare was more like medium. No complaints other than that I would say do your best to support those who are battling through this pandemicMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 25 September 2020 via mobile

I have been here many times over the past decade. They have an excellent menu, and all my meals there have been great - and dining in the old airport control tower is a kick. Yes, the reason there is an Ayala triangle is they...used to be the runways First visit though since the quarantine - it is sad to see that, in order to be covid compliant, their normally awesome decor is no more like a school cafeteria. Very disappointed in this aspectMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 September 2020

A must try exceptionally great restaurant. I came here with my family a couple of months ago to celebrate my Father's birthday. Blackbird Resto really satisfies our appetite. We all love the food that we consume. My most loved dish was the Wangyu Steak, a...kind of mouthwatering tenderly cooked type of steak, highly recommended. So far, only burger is below my expectation but all in all I loved their food. When it comes to dessert, I recommend Rhubarb and Ice Cream dessert. This restaurant is perfect romantic treat for your loved ones.Great customer service, attentive staffs. This will definitely not our last to dine in here!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 30 August 2020 via mobile

I have to give the establishment an overall good review. Been here several times, some solid drinks. They got this weird ass dessert that’s got ice cream, caramel, and popcorn. Yeah, effing popcorn with ice cream! It’s good y’all. For real. But we went once...on August 30th and apparently the establishment liquor ban hadn’t been lifted, so they wouldn’t make any cocktails. They wouldn’t even drip a little vodka in my Mango shake, which was wild. Also they didn’t update their QR menu to match what they actually had, so literally the only 2 things we came her for (Manhattans and branzino) weren’t available. I’m actually writing this review as I sit in the restaurant, and legit a mouse just ran out from underneath the table next to us. They moved us tables, which was nice. Staff is still very nice, so can’t say anything against them. All things considered (yes, even the mouse) this is still a solid establishment. And 100% grab some cocktails once the bans are lifted. And check in on my friend Fivel.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Leahanne R
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Response from JeffM1952 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Some on site and public parking at the side
MamiLove V
25 February 2018|
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Response from Les080253 | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure they will do as many courses as you want!!
Chrizzy C
18 August 2017|
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Response from mmollova | Reviewed this property |
More in the 2.500 PHP for dinner, I would say
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5