NAPA Restaurant ,# 2 Scout Borromeo Street, Quezon City- Philippines
Napa Restaurant signage is very visible within Scout Borromeo street in Barangay South Triangle with ample area .
I had a privilege last January 24, 2013 to join an eyeball and a victory party (Filipino Bloggers Worldwide) organized by Ms. Sumi Go that was held in the heart of the busy Barangay South Triangle area. This area is known for its restaurants, condominiums, medium- sized malls that are perfectly located just a stone throw away from two popular television stations.
According to some old time residents , This area used to be a quiet and lazy residential area even up to the late 1970’s when commercialization started converting the residential lands into tall condominium units and business establishment. The restaurant used to be called Bistro Napa located at IL Terrazo in Quezon City. The place used to be an old residential house, then converted into a pre-school run by ABS-CBN Children’s Center for about a decade, before it was re-adapted as a restaurant and bar by its present owners.
Much of the foundations of the old-house was retained and was enhanced by the present proprietors (Kudos for its re-adapted re-use).
used wine bottles as a lightning fixtures in the restaurant
It had an open area perfectly fit for occasions like garden events, baptism, meetings, and a hangout place for barkadas.
Napa restaurant outdoor area serves an an ideal place for couples or small group its garden -like theme is perfect for moonlighted date or team building
NAPA restaurant had function rooms that can hold private affairs from company team- buildings, seminars, meetings, family reunions, parties, media conference and special events ranging from 20-120pax.
chicken buffalo wings -one of the signature dishes of the restaurant
According to Chef Joseph Apolinario , the name was derived from NAPA Valley in California that is known for its grape vineyards and agricultural lands. Another interesting trivia is that one of the proprietor hails from the NAPA Valley region hence they choose the name.
Ms. Ruby Rodriguez with her family dining at Napa Restaurant ( photo credit : Napa Restaurant)
There are some celebrities and government employees, is said to have been regular clientele of the restaurant among them were Ms. Ruby Rodriguez, Mr. Piolo Pascual , Mr. Gerald Anderson , Mr. JM de Guzman , MTRCB Chairman Atty. Toto Villareal, PBA player Mark Barroca and Artista Academy celebrities of TV channel 5.
Artista Academy of TV channel 5 press conference ( photo credit : Napa Restaurant )
The garage area was converted into an outdoor patio style setting, perfectly fit for those people who wanted to admire the various flowering and ornamental plants carefully arranged in a landscape.
This area used to be a garage , now this was converted into a semi-outdoor dining area by the proprietors
The friendly staffs and crews were very accommodating and even escorted us to our dining area. The new location comes an updated menu, with a focus on comfort food like pizza, pasta, cakes, spare ribs, spicy buffalo chicken wings, sweet potato chips, lava cake and other popular favorites.
painting are hung on the wall serves as gallery for the art collection
Gallery: The wall of the restaurant had a several collections of paintings and object d’ art (collection by one of the owners) –This is another reason to visit this restaurant. Aside from the yummy food that they serve, their restaurant offers a visual treat.
wine bottles serve as lightning fixtures in the restaurant
What I like most about this restaurant is their ability to convert their used wine bottles as accents for their lightning effects and retaining the structure of the old residential house.
Filipino Bloggers Worldwide group picture (Photo credit :Napa Restaurant )
Food Menu :
We would like to Director Rich Ilustre and Chef Joseph Apolinario and the whole Napa Restaurant & Bar team, Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful event for us. Maraming Maraming Salamat po sa inyong lahat!
The restaurant will have their valentine’s day treat
How to get there: From MRT (EDSA -Quezon Avenue station) take a short walk 10 to 15 minutes or take a tricycle/ pedicab ride going to Scout Borromeo street ( Php 25 special )
Public transportation (from Manila, and South areas) take the PhilCoa and Fairview buses /jeepneys and go down at the Quezon Avenue / National Bookstore/ Tropical Hut area then a short walk for about 5 minutes. The restaurant is located just about 2 blocks away from Quezon Avenue.
I would give my few cents of ratings
Address: Napa Restaurant and Bar-12 Scout Borromeo St.,
South Triangle, Quezon City , Metro Manila, Philippines
Telephone: (02) 414-8272
Operations: Monday to Thursday
11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00pm to 1:00 am
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
11:00am to 2:00pm and 5:00pm to 2:00am
* The restaurant also accepts reservations for events