Date to impress. We’ve come up with a list of seven splurge-worthy restaurants that scored real high on the food and aesthetics department.
Take your date out to any of these restaurants—the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, after all.
7. 12/10 (Makati City)
Along Guiji Street in Makati lies a modern-minimalist bar and restaurant called 12/10. Fall in love with their beautiful interiors, and their Japanese and Korean dishes.
Average cost for two: PHP800
12/10 is located at 7635 Guijo Street, Makati Manila, Philippines
For reservations, call 0915 663 2823
6. White Moon Bar (Manila Bay)
Enjoy cocktails by the sea at Hotel H2O’s White Moon Bar— it has the best view of the famous Manila Bay sunset.
Average cost for two: PHP1200
5. Mecha Uma (Bonifacio Global City)
Mecha Uma got its name from an abbreviation of a Japanese expression which means “absurdly delicious food”. It is a tiny, trendy, and hip Japanese fusion restaurant owned by Bruce Ricketts (aka Chef Brossy), the nephew of action star Ronnie Ricketts. It has recently been cited in the The Diner’s Club 50 Best Discovery Series list.
Average cost for two: PHP 1200
25th St., 6th Ave., RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, Bonifacio Global City. Taguig, Philippines
For reservations, call 9917 855 7230
4. Van Gogh Is Bipolar (Quezon City)
For a unique dining experience, visit Van Gogh Is Bipolar —an interesting self-service cafe that serves a “mood-healing diet” which promises to make you and your date feel happy and calm. The menu is delicious yet unexpected, since the courses would depend on the mood of Chef Jetro Rafael, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Average cost for two: PHP 2,000
Inner Courtyard, 154 H. Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
For reservations, call 0922 824 3051.
3. Blackbird at the Nielson Tower (Makati City)
Up for something fancy? Try Blackbird at the Nielson Tower. What’s interesting about this contemporary fine dining restaurant is its history. The Nielson Tower, which is Blackbird today, used to be an airport during the pre-World War II days. Another fun fact was that the first domesticated flight in Asia took place here—it was a trip from Makati to Baguio.
Average cost for two: PHP2500
Makati Avenue, 1224 Makati, Philippines
For reservations, call 0917 889 2782
2. Le Jardin (Bonifacio Global City)
Take your date out to brunch at Le Jardin, one of the Metro’s best-kept secrets. Located at the Penthouse of the W Building at The Fort, Le Jardin is a quiet French garden-inspired restaurant overlooking the city.
Average cost for two: PHP 4000
Feast with unlimited delicious French eats with one free drink for only P999 net per person. Visit us daily from 3PM-7PM for Le Jardin Manila’s Les Tapas Nights! #lejardinmanila #unlimited #lestapasnights For inquiries and reservations, contact us at 09178176584 / 4033049 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Antonio’s (Tagaytay City)
The beautiful rural scenery of Antonio’s served as an inspiration to realize their chefs’ gastronomic dreams. Enjoy their fresh and relaxing ambiance, and savor their delicious menu, which ranges from French, Mediterranean, American, and Italian.
Average cost for two: PHP 4,500
Purok 138, Barangay Neogan, Tagaytay city, Philippines
For reservations, call 0918 899 2866