We tried Village Tavern at Bonifacio High Street Central the other day, and man it was a really awesome dinner!
Seeing the menu was a bit grueling, I wanted to try everything! Like seriously there’s that seemingly awesome dish at every section that will make you utter the words; “I/We should try that one!”. I came to Village Tavern excited to try their American comfort food, didn’t realize I will be having one of the most crazy filling dinner with a lot mind-blowing entrees. Awesome stuff.
Fresh center-cut Ahi-tuna, seasonal greens, carrots, snow peas, and edamame in sesame-ginger dressing.
I honestly didn’t get much of the greens, my eye was stuck on those lovely pieces of tuna. They were succulent and the ginger dressing was a good match for it.
Fresh spinach, seasonal greens, bacon, apples, cranberries, spiced pecans, blue cheese, sliced egg, and grilled chicken in sweet vinaigrette.
Their Grilled Chicken and Spinach with Mixed Greens changed my perception on salads! Most often than not, when we do food trips, I try the salad because I need to describe how it tastes (for the post) but this one’s different, one bite and it was like a great explosion of flavors that really delighted my taste buds; the pecans, bacon, and grilled chicken with all the greens and some other stuff makes this wonderful medley of flavors. It’s really, really nice!
Premium lump crab meat, home-made tartar sauce, and mixed greens tossed in Miso dressing.
I love their crab cakes! It had this awesome fried(?) outer layer for that nice tinge of crisp, then you hit the center and it was tender, juicy and packed with flavor. And guess what, I normally don’t eat crab! But this one’s one of those rare exceptions, because it was damn good! This one’s a must-try.
Served with Bayou cream sauce and toasted garlic bread
Another awesome appetizer dish! Their Blackened Shrimp was really good, it was love at first bite. The bayou cream sauce is usually shrimp based and is usually used for pasta and other seafood dishes. And man it was really good! The sauce is rich with these small notes of spice that really titillated my taste buds. This dish jump-started my appetite, a definite must-try!
We also tried some of their flatbreads that are made of whole-wheat flour, made from scratch and baked at their coal fired oven.
Home-made tomato sauce, pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, hamburger, onions , and mozzarella cheese.
Gruyere, apple-wood smoked bacon, and caramelized onions
Their flatbreads did not disappoint, the tavern flatbread was good with pepperoni, hamburger and other nice stuff that I’d like to have in my pizza. But their Gruyere and Applewood-Smoked Bacon Flatbread was at a different level; the seemingly nutty and mild flavor of the cheese really went well with their whole-wheat flatbread and the bacon pieces was just divine and I really liked it, bacon fans don’t dare miss this one when you visit Village Tavern.
Chicken Tenders with Mango slaw and chipotle sauce, served with black beans and rice pilaf.
We really enjoyed their Crispy Chicken Tacos, the chicken tenders was cooked beautifully with a golden and crispy outer layer. I really liked the hint of spice that came with it, providing this nice kick in flavor. But what really made this dish special is their black bean chocolate sauce, Oh yeah it has chocolate! It was definitely a nice surprise giving the dish a more interesting flavor and texture.
Applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar cheese with caramelized onions and barbecue sauce.
Bad-ass burger with a half pound Angus patty topped with cheddar cheese and caramelized onions AND it has the Applewood-smoked bacon that I really like. This burger oozes with meaty goodness and I really liked it.
Three slow roasted, hand pulled pork sliders topped with coleslaw.
Fan of pulled pork stuff? Don’t miss this one! Their gorgeous barbecued pork sliders was awesome. Slow roasted goodness tucked in these three buns. The tender pulled pork was definitely packed with flavors and the bits of coleslaw adds for a more interesting texture. This one’s a definite must-try.
Crispy pancetta, grilled chicken and caramelized onion in basil cream sauce.
I’m a big sucker for pasta dishes and it’s one of my favorite type of food ever. The basil cream sauce eveloped the pasta bits well and I really like the crispy bits of pancetta and the grilled chicken. It’s really quite nice.
Roasted chicken topped with applewood-smoked bacon, barbecue sauce, tomatoes, scallions, Monterey Jack and cheddar, served with black bean and rice pilaf.
This dish blew us away! It’s just one of those really special stuff that comes to your table; when it’s served and you say wow, that looks awesome, and when you take your first bite and it went well beyond your expectations. And when we tried it we were blown away by its sheer awesomeness. The piece of chicken was slow roasted for a while and is then cooked with a significantly higher temperature to give it that beautiful golden brown color. When we bite into it the meat was luscious and definitely flavorful. The cheese and the bacon topping was just awesome and it’s served with the much loved black bean chocolate sauce, GREAT!. I could probably go on and on describing how good it was. It’s really an amazing dish and you should try it.
Rich and very moist French cake, vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.
Good old moist chocolate cake, full and rich flavor matched with a rather subtle taste of vanilla ice cream. I’m a big fan of combinations like this and I really enjoyed it.
Fresh carrots, pecan and cream cheese icing served warm.
First off, the dish is aptly named because this is one of the best carrot cake I tasted. Awesome stuff, and I liked how its served warm and the moist cake with the cream cheese icing almost melts in your mouth. It’s really good and you should try it. 😀
Layers of chocolate and traditional cheesecake served with raspberry and and chocolate sauce.
Two of my favorite stuff rolled into one, its a cross between a chocolate cake and a traditional cheesecake. It’s served almost frozen and it’s really nice. The raspberry and chocolate sauce was a good too. 😀
Layered with chocolate hazelnut, banana ice cream, fresh banana, caramel and chocolate sauce.
Crepes with hazelnut spread generously stuffed with banana ice cream on a bed of caramel sauce and topped with chocolate chips. Should I say more?! 😀 It’s AWESOME, a definite must-try!
VERDICT: Our dining experience at Village Tavern was splendid. The service was good and the stuff we tried went well above my expectations. If you like good American comfort food, this place SHOULD be at the top of your list. It’s my new favorite restaurant by the Bistro Group. The place really deserves a return trip and I can’t wait to go back there and try a bunch of other stuff.
VALUE FOR MONEY: Menu items are a bit on the pricey side, BUT they serve awesome stuff that’s worth every penny.
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Village Tavern, Bonifacio High Street Central
2/F Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Ave
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig