5 Fine Dining Restaurants in Bacolod City to Spoil Your Taste Buds!
You know what Negrosanons have in common? We all love FOODS! You will be overwhelmed by multitudinous food hubs in whichever part of the island you will go. And speaking of food houses, did you know that there is a long list of restaurants seating in the booming capital of Negros Occidental? Bacolod City is not just the city of smiles — it is considered as the place where good foods are found! If you are looking for fine dining recommendations, here’s our top 5 mix of local and international fine dining cuisines in Bacolod City.
24th Street Lacson, Bacolod City
About two years ago (August 2017), a beautiful house opened its doors to diners in Bacolod City – Maria Kucina Familia. As far as our Spanish vocabulary is concerned, Kucina means ‘cuisine’ and Familia obviously means ‘family.’ Basically, Maria Kucina Familia is a cuisine for the whole family—no, not really because the restaurant welcomes everyone who wants to have a taste of their mouthwatering menus and is always ready to provide a classy venue—even on your first date!
Maria Kucina Familia is spacious enough, with an al fresco to accommodate a large number of guests. Their foods are priced reasonably, and they all come in interesting choices. As for the aesthetics of the restaurant, diners can have a sight of their beautiful antique pieces.
Foods to try
- Parmesan Crusted Salmon – Php 325
- Chorizo Risotto – Php 220
- Garlic Spareribs – Php 220
- Maria’s Fried Chicken – Php 220
- Ox Tongue in Mushroom Butter Sauce – Php 320
21 Lacson Street, Bacolod City
It is Bacolod’s homegrown resto – 21 Restaurant. You can’t leave the city of smiles without dining-in at this luxurious restaurant. Serving the people since the 1980s, 21 restaurant continues to remain the top-class dining place in Bacolod City. It is a food house established for both the locals and foreign guests. The resto is covered with so much sophistication—from the way their foods are plated to their diners who are usually business owners and the like. But there’s totally nothing to be intimidated about as their staffs are accommodating enough to make you feel warm.
21 Restaurant has so much space for the diners. They can cater to 400-450 persons with just their regular seating. As for their function room, it can fit 200 people. The resto accepts both cash and cards for the diner’s convenience. Their food selections are pretty extensive too! If you are expecting costly menus for this fine restaurant, well it is not as expensive as you think. In fact, almost the majority of their dishes are good for sharing already. And above all, they have a “special aquarium” where you can request some fresh catch for your plate.
Foods to try:
- Original Super Batchoy
- Chicken Binakol
- Krispy Kare-Kare
- 21 Restaurant Chocolate Cake
- Asian Style Fried Chicken
Paseo Verde Building, Lacson St, Bacolod City
Italian flavors, anyone? Italia Restaurant Bacolod brings the whole taste of Italy in the city of smiles. If Negros’ delicacy is not your cup of tea, this fine Italian cuisine will fill your tummy with their savory food selections. The location where Italia Restaurant Bacolod is currently situated is actually their new place. It is undeniably bigger and better than the previous one. Since they have been serving the guests for almost a decade now, improvements are quite transparent—but the impressive taste of their dishes, however, remains the same.
Coming into Italia Restaurant Bacolod is like entering a romantic resto in Italy. It is a place where enchanting arts, peaceful ambiance, and ritzy vibes are held in one. Here, you can converse with your friends without having to deal with annoying noises.
Foods to try:
- Spinaci Quattro Formaggi Pizza
- Baked Oysters Cesari
- Double Chorizo Pasta
- Chicken Scallopine
12th St., Cor Aguinaldo, Bacolod City
Anne Bistro takes dining into a world-class level. Considering that they serve international cuisines, you might not find their menus qualified for ‘everyday foods.’ On the flip side, if you are okay with tasting something out from Bacolod, then Anne Bistro is a must-try. Although the resto had just opened last year (2018), it already garnered an award as “one of the best restaurants” in the city of smiles. Anne Bistro started out as a dream, surprisingly. But base on the success that the fine restaurant is relishing today, we can definitely say that Anne Bistro is indeed a dream come true.
Anne Bistro’s cozy set-up proved that there is really “beauty in simplicity.” It doesn’t have fancy decors but the resto will surely make you feel like you are dining in your own home—all because the restaurant is actually an old house before. To think that Anne Bistro offers caterings services is a bonus too!
Foods to try
- Oyster Popcorn – Php 145
- Seafood Aglio Olio – Php 305
- Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls – Php 165
- Fish Rendang – Php 420
- Porchetta – Php 410
Ground Floor, L’Fisher Hotel, 14th, Lacson St, Bacolod City
Seated inside the five-star hotel in Bacolod City, L’Fisher Hotel, is the famous Ripples Restaurant. It is a luxurious dining place for people who want to spoil their palates with delectable dishes while surrounding themselves with the peaceful ambiance and classy interior of the restaurant. Ripples have special offerings on the weekends. They serve themed-buffet on specific occasions. At times, you will catch the restaurant offering seafood buffet and European cuisines.
Ripples Restaurant will not make you look forward to Instagrammable walls, overwhelming sceneries, or other cool stuff but the mouthwatering goodies piled on top of their counters and table are enough to give you the best view! The foods that they are serving are not just satisfying to look at, but once inside the mouth, they just explode with flavors only Ripples Restaurant can give. Like any other fine dining restaurant in Bacolod, the place is vast, providing a comfortable set-up for the guests.
Foods to try:
- Seafood Curry
- Grilled Blue Marlin Steak
- Pink Ice Cream
- Paella Valenciana
The next time you visit the colorful city of Bacolod, be sure to dine in any of the fine restaurants listed above. (Thank us later!)
What other fine dining restaurants, and foods do you recommend to try in Bacolod? Share with us in the comments below.