Roughly two weeks to go before the 14th of February! Have you booked a restaurant for your date yet? Well, if you’re planning to take lots of pictures to document the special occasion, you might want to consider a place that’ll serve as the best backdrop for your picture-perfect moments. Not to mention, the food should be as yummy as it is foodstagram-worthy. Below, we list down a few suggestions:
1. The Terrace, Maxims Hotel
Dine under the stars while savoring an exquisite four-course meal—a choice of boneless beef short ribs, crispy pan seared snapper fillet, or Valentine chicken kiev for the main course—at Resorts World Manila’s Mediterranean-themed restaurant. Located on the fifth floor of the Maxims Hotel, you and your date can enjoy the romantic set up at the pool deck for only P1500++ per person, or choose to stay in a cozy cabana for P1800++ each.
Address: 5F Maxims Hotel, Resorts World Manila, Newport Blvd., Pasay
For reservations: (632)908.800 local 8889
2. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Have a romantic poolside dinner buffet with a glass of sparkling wine and a string quartet to serenade you and your loved one. After the culinary specialties, make sure to stay for the special fireworks display at 9pm to cap off your evening. Plus, a red rose for the lady!
Address: CCP Complex Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Manila, 1300
For reservations: (632)832.6988
3. Balay Dako, Tagaytay
If you’re up for a little road trip, then how about driving to Tagaytay for a taste of sumptuous Filipino dishes? Enjoy a filling meal and then snap lots of cheesy couple #selfies with the beautiful panoramic view of Taal Lake.
Address: Tagaytay-Nagsugbu Highway, 4120 Tagaytay City, Cavite, Philippines (Besides Leslie’s and Max’s across Magallanes Square in Tagaytay)
For reservations: (639)25.584.1655
4. 13 Ubay by Cuistot
If this place looks familiar to you, that’s probably because it’s the same restaurant where the Teen Queen Kathryn Bernardo whips up her delicious dishes in her primetime soap, Pangako Sa ‘Yo. But more than a taping location for the show, this new resto is an actual hidden gem with awesome Italian cuisine. Trust us, their grilled cheese wrapped in bacon is the bomb!
Address: 13 Ubay St., Sienna, Quezon City, Metro Manila
For reservations: (639)17.876.2692
5. VASK Modern Tapas & Gastronomic Cuisine
Indulge in a special Valentine treat at VASK Modern Tapas & Gastronomic Cuisine's Anna Deck where you can wine and dine with an amazing view of the city skyline. Complete with live music to serenade your love! Starting at P4900++ per person, you may choose a package inclusive of a six-course gourmet dinner, flowers for the lady, and a bottle of Anna de Codorniu Rose for the couple.
Address: 5F Clipp Center, 11th ave. cor 39th st., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
For reservations: (639)17.806.5292
6. Adaäm & Yves Organic Bistro
Why do you think we chose this place for our #PreviewBestDressed Brunch to begin with? The Scandinavian-inspired resto, which boasts of stylish industrial interiors and an all-day-breakfast menu, is the perfect date location for the milennial couple. Not to mention, their classic organic pink arroz caldo makes for a double-tap worthy #foodstagram post!
Address: Icon Plaza, 25th Street corner 6th Avenue, 1634 Taguig, Philippines
For reservations: (632)801.6084
7. Mecha Uma
Chef Bruce Rickett’s “passion project,” Mecha Uma, was basically coined from a Japanese expression that means absurdly delicious. They have an a la carte menu that’s regularly updated with dishes of the moment, but you and your date can also expect a gastronomic adventure with Japanese inflections care of their tasting menu and their blackboard of specials.
Address: G/F RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, 25th Streets, cor. 6th and 7th Avenue,Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Philippines
For reservations: (632)801.2770 / (639)17.544.3226
8. The Nest, Viviere Hotel & Resorts
Bring your Valentine to The Nest in Alabang and experience an intimate, alfresco-style date with a 360-degree view of the South. Have a romantic sky-high dinner set on one of the pool side tables overlooking the bay with good music to make your evening even more special.
Address: 31st floor Vivere Hotel and Resorts, 5102 Bridgeway Avenue, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa
For reservations: (632)771.7777