1950 Restaurant: Home for Reinvented Classic Dishes (Valencia, Quezon City)

From Chef Robby Goco of Cyma, Chester Villas of Akulturado Vancouver, and Jon Balangay of Le Monet Hotel comes 1950 Restaurant.  

1950 Restaurant
2nd Floor Dining Area
1950 Restaurant takes its setting in a 2-storey American Contemporary house of the Santaromana Family which offers a spacious dining area and sufficient parking.  

1950 Restaurant
It delivers a warn and vintage vibe brought about by the merger of newly furnished interiors  with the old furniture and fixtures.

The food fare in is 1950 Restaurant Modern fusion inspired from the travels and familial recipes of Santaromana family.  You'll surely find the menu selections quite intriguing. 

kale soba
Kale Soba (400 php)
While the Kale Soba makes used of the Japanese Green Tea Soba (or buckwheat noodles), it is depicted like an Italian Pasta.  Thus, the Soba is engulfed in cashew cream Alfredo sauce and topped with wild mushrooms.  The flavor was sophisticated yet wonderfully pleasing!

caesar salad
Caesar Salad (400 php)
We found that there's not much distinction with 1950's Caesar Salad from the usual fare.  The grilling process was not evident in terms of taste and texture. 

buttermilk fried chicken bites
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Bites (300 php)
The Buttermilk Fried Chicken Bites is a levelled up version of the popcorn chicken.  It comes with spiced honey and brown butter gravy to boot. 

grilled octopus
Grilled Octopus (325 php)
The Grilled Octopus is a work of art.  Somehow the subtleness of all components highlighted the tender Grilled Octopus.

lobster bisque
Lobster Bisque (600 php)
The Lobster Bisque delivered a foretaste and aftertaste of cream rather than lobster or crab which made us wonder if we didn't mix it enough.  

Filipino Classic
baked hipon and laing
Baked Hipon and Laing (375 php)
The Baked Hipon and Laing had a a rich and creamy coconut milk with a light spiciness.  Some of my companions were yearning for the sharp spicy kick.  Well, we reckon the interpretation here is more on harmonious blend rather than dominant spiciness.

adobo classic
Adobo Classics (350 php)
The Adobo Classics offers four (4) kinds of adobo: Adobo Classics sa Gata, Chicken Adobong Tagalog, Pork Belly Adobo sa Dilaw and Adobo sa Flakes.

bavarian cake
Bavarian Cake (280 php)
The desserts at 1950 were all very pleasing to the eyes.  But, it failed to followthrough for the other aspects.  When it comes to pastry, it is a given that the texture was too bring comfort.  Well, the Bavarian Cake like the other desserts we tried were all too dry.

molten lava cake
Molten Lava Cake (280 php)
The Molten Lava Cake looks really impressive.  However, it wasn't oozing with molten lava as we cut into it.  It was too dry for our liking.

Baked Alaska (280 php)
This is the loveliest Baked Alaska we've ever encountered.  Those who love sweets will definitely appreciate the fluffy meringue that shelters the strawberry ice cream and chocolate crumble.  The sourness of the strawberry and blueberries offered a great contrast to the sweetness.  While the strawberry ice cream complemented the chocolate crumble well.

White Chocolate Blondie (280 php)
The White Chocolate Blondie was our least favorite among the desserts.  It was a huge chunk that was dry and tough to chew.  

Toasted Ensaymada (80 php)

This is the first time we encountered an ensaymada that did not captivate us to finish in one seating... The Toasted Ensaymada is better when dipped in the hot chocolate and topped with candied bacon bits.  However, even then it isn't anything spectacular.

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Oh 1950 Restaurant, the concept seems fun and timeless.  Yet, it wasn't so evident in the execution of the dishes. Perhaps, we need another visit to know you better...

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating 1950 Restaurant Menu
Ambiance N/A
=Favorites or Recommended 
1950 Restaurant
Business Address 14 Castilla Street, Near One Castilla Place, Valencia, Quezon City
Business Hours 11am-10pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 500-1,500
Free WiFi No
Contact (0917) 816-2599

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