After more than 70 years, there is no sign patrons will grow tired of coming for celebratory and casual dining at the Aristocrat Restaurant. The restaurant serves breakfast choices, classics, favorites, soups and salads, sandwiches and other merienda favorites and group meals for group diners. Aristocrat Restaurant is known for the delicious barbecue that patrons have completely fallen in love with.
Aling Asiang and her husband Alex Reyes headed a typical Filipino family. He worked as a government employee while she stays at home to take care of the children. She mans the house perfectly and has a penchant for cooking gastronomic feasts for her family.
The Reyes family is never rich and the kids were taught to work around the household. The family never fails to spend quality time during paydays and weekends. Alex would take the family to a restaurant in Chinatown for a special meal. Aling Asiang would often comment on the dishes rating them according to whether they pass her taste or not. They would also go to Luneta on Sundays among families who bond over a day at the park. They would bring a lot of food with them during Sundays at the park and their children would often share this with their classmates.
The salary of a government employee could only provide so much for a growing brood which is why, one night, Aling Asiang thought of selling food to help out. Their main clientele are the college students of Saint Theresa’s College across their new home. The family also took to selling food during their Sundays at the park. These two ventures paved way to the birth of the Aristocrat Restaurant. After more than 70 years, there is no sign patrons will grow tired of coming for celebratory and casual dining.
Aristocrat Restaurant offers various delicious treats to their patrons. The restaurant serves breakfast choices, classics, favorites, soups and salads, sandwiches and other merienda favorites and group meals for group diners.
Aristocrat Restaurant is known for the delicious barbecue that patrons have completely fallen in love with. Three pieces of specially marinated chicken grilled on a skewer and served with Java rice, Java sauce and atchara is sold for P210. Boneless chicken marinated and grilled to perfection is also served with Java sauce, Java rice and atchara and sold for P190 per order. Two sticks of marinated pork slices with signature Java rice, Java sauce and atchara is P175 per order while pork spareribs grilled to perfection and served with Java rice, Java sauce and atchara is sold for P345 whole and P195 half.
Breakfast choices range from native favorites, All-American and an omelette feast. All breakfast choices, except omelletes, which are available all day, are sold from 12midnight to 10:45AM only.
Soup choices include hototai soup at P250 per serving, sotanghon, clam chowder, craband corn, cream of asparagus and mushroom soups at P70 each. A variety of salads are also served in the restaurant. Hawaiian macaroni salad is a feast to be shared or eaten solo as the sumptuous ham and pineapple in light mayonnaise dressing is sold for only P130 per serving. Also on the menu is chicken potato salad for P90, house salad for P180 and side salad for P75. And to complete the salad menu is the ensaladang manggang hilaw, a Pinoy favorite that is a mix of chopped green mango, fried eggplant, onions, tomatoes and the Aristocrat bagoong alamang. It is served for P125.
Aristocrat offers a variety of food choices. Whole honey chicken is at P440, whole South China chicken is at P650. Aling Asiang’s chicken adobo recipes are also served at P250 and P255 for chicken and pork adobo.
Fans of Filipino food would find a haven in Aristocrat. Pinoy dishes include crispy pata at P695, sizzling sisig at P210, lumpiang Shanghai at P260, sinigang baboy at P295, lechon kawali at P285, native longanisa at P235, tocino at P135 and tokwa’t baboy at P145 per serving would definitely satiate anyone’s cravings.
Beef choices include other Pinoy favorites such as mechado at P395, kare-kare at P410, bulalo at P460, callos at P325, kalderetang baka at P375, sinigang na baka at P375 and tapang karne at P275 per serving. Sizzling chicken steak is at P210 and tanigue steak is at P330.
A variety of seafood choices like sweet and sour lapu-lapu at P580 and grilled squid at P295 are served. Tasty vegetable choices like pinakbet (hipon) at P245 and chopsuey (shrimp, crab or mixed) is at P295 are perfect for healthy eaters. Noodle enthusiasts can feast on pancit canton at P350, bihon guisado at P305 and other noodle options are waiting for those who want a complete meal in one plate. And since Filipinos are rice eaters, rice dishes such as shanghai rice at P210, Aristocrat Java rice at P45, garlic rice at P40 and plain rice at P35 are also served.
Various drinks and shakes can be enjoyed after a hearty meal. And if you wish to have a Pinoy twist to your dessert, Pinoy halo-halo at P125 is a must-try.
If you want something light though, you can always choose to eat sandwiches like the bestseller flying saucer adobo at P95. Aling Asiang’s fresh lumpiang ubod is served at P90. Various other snack options are also available.
Large groups and families can choose from four set meals. Set 1 at P1400 has whole chicken honey, sweet and sour fish fillet, big serving of pancit canton, hototai soup and big serving of Shanghai rice. It is good for a group of 4-6.
Set 2 is at P1500 and consists of crispy pata, sinigang na tiyan ng bangus, pinakbet na hipon or baboy and a platter of steamed rice good for 4-6 people.
Set 3 is at P1000 and is composed of kalderetang baka, calamares, bihon guisado and a platter of steamed rice which is good for 4-6 people.
Lastly, there is Set 4 which is at P930. Lechon kawali, bangus belly with black beans, laing and a platter of steamed rice which is good for 4-6 people is also served.
Aristocrat now has 11 branches in various malls around Metro Manila. It will also open a second branch in 238 Banawe Street, Santa Mesa Heights, Marcos Highway and S&R Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong.