The Black Apartment – Review by Love. Eat. Wander.
What should you expect from a restaurant with a name “The Black Apartment”?
Something obvious. It is housed in a black-painted apartment. No, it’s not creepy, more classy actually. The Black Apartment is easy to market as the name itself already ring bells of intrigues, and where intrigues are, the inquisitive crowd will be, millennials especially. It is something smart, marketing-wise.
We got to the place because of the catchy façade. Very interesting concept – pure black and unassuming. The only indication that says it was a restaurant open for public were the scribbled words below the “The Black Apartment” sign saying BURGERS * CHICKENS * FRIES.
It was Friday night and there were no people around, except for the guard who ushered us to the parking lot. I was ready to tell JimBry to turn around as I thought we were the only diners that night until I saw silhouettes of people inside reflected through the windows. We then decided to check what’s in there. Great thing we did!
We were warmly greeted, and we were seated right after.
THE FOOD & RATES
The Black Apartment had a satisfying menu that easily connects with people from various walks of life. That means their rates are affordable – no single order of more than PhP300. The place was modern and smart, simple yet classy, even high-standard. No wonder it was listed as one of the best burger chains in Cavite.
We settled ourselves and placed our orders. (See photos from Instagram. Hover your cursor and click on the left/right arrow to turn the page.)
Home Sweet Home Burger (PhP240) – Eat this and temporarily break all the rules by savoring the savory. It has a large chunk of burger patty, then cheese and bacon. This calorie-filled slump of food looked really delectable but JimBry thought it’s on a bland side. We were expected to eat it with a knife and fork, but we tossed the utensils away and ate it with our greasy and sloppy hands. More satisfying!
Hot Chicks Next Door (Chicken Wings – PhP189) – We loved their version of chicken wings! The sweet and spicy sauce was just perfect. I and the husband agreed that theirs was the best chicken wings we have tasted in Cavite area. One of these days, we will drop by the place to take out an order or two of their chicken wings for our wine night!
Exterior and interior were mostly in black and white. The only fancy decorations I have noticed were the black pendant lights. I personally liked the minimalistic details which did not fail to set the mood right. The place was small; tables were set very near each other so the privacy was quite a concern. The inside can accommodate around 25 people while the few extra tables and chairs situated outside can comfortably accommodate around 10 people. The parking space can accommodate more or less 15 sedans.
They were all so amiable. We liked them!
Our Unsolicited Plate of Thoughts
I wish the staff will tone down the music for the diners to easily hear and understand each other. Yan lang naman. The rest, all awesome!
HOW TO GET TO THE BLACK APARTMENT
Location: The Black Apartment – Bahayang Pagasa, Molino, Cavite (they also have a branch in Imus)
Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday (12NN to 10PM) * Friday & Saturday (12NN to 12MN)
From nearby cities
- Ride a bus/van/jeepney bound for Bacoor and get off at SM City Bacoor.
- From the mall, walk towards the terminal and ride a mini-cab bound for SM Molino.
- Tell the driver that you are getting off at Bahayang Pag-asa.
- If you are coming from Manila, there are jeepneys in Baclaran bound for Paliparan. It will pass by Bahayang Pag-asa.
- The notable landmark in Bahayang Pag-asa, Molino, Cavite is the Shell Station and the 7 Eleven at the Molino Road corner Avenida Rizal. Walk through the Avenida Rizal until you reach The Black Apartment which is located across the Saint Thomas More School. You can also ride a tricycle if you feel not burning fats. Just tell the driver to drop you off at The Black Apartment across Saint Thomas.
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Disclaimer: We are not professional food critics. Ghaad, we cannot even cook a decent meal. We just love eating and
criticizing (lol)recording our experiences. That given, please do not take our word against us, as our reviews are solely of our personal opinion, purpose and consumption. We may be swayed, subjected, or somehow influenced by background, sex, religion, nationality, affiliation, and experiences.