Following the Greenfield food crawl from the previous post, we now jump in to the 2nd stop – Blackwood Bar & Grill.
Late at night when I would pass by Blackwood coming from my Tuesday ‘dgroup,’ often I’d see the restaurant in dim and yellow lights that make it seem to be intimidating. Large tables occupied with groups of friends, it shows to be a hangout place with mugs of beer and appetizers rather than big plates of food for the hungry.
It was a good opportunity to take a look at Blackwood’s ambiance during the day. And have a peek on what they offer as well. I’m glad this restaurant was part of our itinerary food crawl.
Blackwood, a lightbulb name that popped into Chef JunJun’s head. A random name appeared to be also the African and Australian name for acacia tree. Acacia is a symbol for new hope, new beginnings and perseverance, which is a perfect match for the three owners’ personality.

The Food:

Bacon and Truffle Mushroom Cream Pizza (Php 350)
Rate: 4/5
Since we were pressed with time, making room for more restaurant stops, we cut to the chase to the main deal of the day – the food!
Level 1 of our Blackwood trip, we were served a not-so-ordinary looking pizza that has crisp and puffy edges delicate to aggressively grab with a hand. Almost as good as a croissant, only it’s in a form of pizza. I was brought back to ‘fusion’ type of cuisine, which I don’t regret having. To tell you frankly, the first taste of this Bacon and Truffle Mushroom Cream Pizza didn’t fail to impress me that I secretly wanted to take a round 2.
Fried Calamari (Php 320)
Rate: 4/5
Bar chows don’t miss Fried Calamari on top of their menu. Filipinos look for this simple fried dish to pair up with their cold beer.
Buffalo Crab Claws (Php 350)
Rate: 5/5
Now this is different, Buffalo Crab Claws. I get it, you’re a chicken winger like me. But let’s get this straight, we have to switch our fondness for chicken wings and give Buffalo Crab Claws the time to shine. Just imagine, that familiar crab meat and buffalo sauce, nothing messed up by combining these two main ingredients. Blackwood have taken buffalo wings to a more sophisticated yet playful image.
Blackwood Corned Beef “Reuben” Sandwich
Hungry – Php 395
Very Hungry – Php 530
Rate: 5/5
It isn’t over. More reasons to sit down and hang out at Blackwood is this special Corned Beef “Reuben” Sandwich. Luscious meaty corned beef that adds sexiness to its body. My hands couldn’t wait to take a hold of those loaves from the minute I took my eyes on it.
Looks didn’t deceive me after all. Truly its meat lingers. Just be careful not to be infatuated with this sandwich. No more reasons to be intimidated from Blackwood’s facade if you’re after their corned beef sandwich. Don’t worry, I’ll be back for you Reuben.
Freshly Popped Chicharon (Php 160)
Rate: 4/5
 I already stood up, walking little steps to burn the food I had, but Blackwood pulled me back for their Freshly Popped Chicharon. It was producing sounds of popping, a sign of its freshness. Now who could resist?
San Miguel Pale Pilsen 500ml
Workaholics stationed near Greenfield know where to stay on a Friday night. Blackwood is known for pushing fresh local draft beer. As a matter of fact, an average of 150L to 300L of San Miguel draft beer are being served on a strong weekend night. That glass you see is a patented glass of San Miguel, imported from Europe.
Citrus Cooler (Php 85)
Rate: 4/5
Best-selling drink when the sun is out, a non-alcoholic Citrus Cooler made with cucumber, fresh citrus, fresh herbs and soda water.

The Ambiance:

During the day, the side couches, tables and regular chairs are occupied. When the sun starts to hide, the bar gets the attention, with more people sitting next to it as they call out for more draft beers.
No time for happy hour. Once the bar opens, it’s happy hour for Blackwood.
Will you spend your happy hour at Blackwood Bar & Grill?
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Location: The Hub, Greenfield District, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 12:00PM-12:00AM
Contact: (+632) 570-5601 / (+632) 659-4409
Budget: PHP350

Food 9/10
Ambiance 9/10
Service 8/10
Cost 8/10
Overall 8.5/10