Take your night out with bae up a notch.
Every couple’s interests are different, and your ideas of what’s romantic may vary. Whether it’s fine dining, a night of sipping cocktails together, or just a new experience in general – there’s a spot out there tailored perfectly for your dream date. Because of that, we’ve rounded up 10 best places for you and your significant other according to your personality.
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So are you planning the perfect date night? Skip the shrugs when you ask each other where to eat, and cut to the chase. Now all that’s left to do is to find out which one suits you best.
If you’re looking for amazing steak, try Stoned Steaks
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The steaks are high at this restaurant tucked along Scout Rallos in Tomas Morato. Stoned Steaks serves a wide-selection of high-quality steaks ranging from USDA Prime Steaks to Dry-Aged Wagyu. They’re cooked on lava stone plates, allowing diners to control the doneness to their liking, as well as trapping the natural flavor and juice of the meat.
If you’re looking for something cheesy, try Old Swiss Inn
Established in 1946, Old Swiss Inn has continued to bring authentic Swiss and European cuisine to Makati’s impressive international restaurant scene. Open 24/7 to serve you incredible dishes, customers are sure to enjoy their signature fondues, steaks, and raclette, as well as their extensive lineup of craft beers.
Insider Tip: For the month of February, they've introduced the new Smoked Scamorza Fondue. It's smoked with apple wood and is seriously good!
If you’re adventurous, try WYLD Kitchen x Bar
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Conveniently located along Mother Ignacia Avenue, WYLD Kitchen x Bar is definitely a spot that deserves a visit. Just like the Colorado wilderness that it has been so inspired by, a night out at WYLD will definitely leave an impression – from decor to dining experience. The single, must-try drink that you cannot miss is the Flora x Fauna. What makes this cocktail special? Quite simply, the chichaworm.
Reservations are accepted
2nd Flr. Unit 2, The Grandia Place, 143 Mo. Ignacia Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manila
(02) 246 9069
If you’re looking for something inspired by Japan, try Wonderbowl
Wonder Bowl is the newest concept from the same group that brought you Ramen Nagi. If you think they’ll be serving run-of-the-mill ramen bowls, think again. Specialty cocktails and artisanal ramen bowls are just some of the premium items available in this modern ramen bar. Read more here.
If you really love pasta, try Mamma Mia
Mamma Mia Ristorante E Bar is an Italian one-stop shop brought to you by the creators of Toni and Sergio Gastro Italiano. Serving a mix of traditional and modern Italian dishes that go with morning coffee or late-night drinks, they’re bringing the Italian way to Manila where sitting at the table with your loved ones for hours is the norm. Their carbonara is to die for!
If you’re looking for something dark and mysterious, try Gaja.
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Gaja is one of the exciting new Korean restaurants in Manila. They aim to take a centuries old cuisine rooted in tradition, and reintroduce it to the Filipino palate by adapting it with modern techniques to suit evolving tastes. Hidden inside the restaurant is a speakeasy called, The Odd Seoul. Read more about it HERE.
If you’re looking for somewhere small and quaint, try La Chinesca.
Chef Bruce Ricketts’ permanent mainstay for his Mexican mini-restaurant is still the place to be. Enjoy fresh tacos like Tripitas made with beef intestines & Guisada de Res made with beef shoulder & lengua and drinks. It’s for couples who enjoy quiet corners with amazing food in front of them. It’s not for people who don’t want to share tacos. Or the claustrophobic.
Insider tip: Ask for the secret menu and get their famed guacamole.
No reservations accepted
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248C Aguirre St, BF Homes, Parañaque
(02) 738 0724
If you’re looking for something charming and nature-inspired, try Flossom Kitchen Cafe
Flossom Kitchen and Cafe offers all-day breakfast, Filipino breakfast dishes, as well as salads, pastries, and coffee. It’s for people on the hunt for an Instagrammable chill out spot. It’s not for men with fragile masculinity. We recommend their best-sellers: Pan-Grilled Salmon, Truffle & Egg Croissant, and Molten Lava Burger. Our insider tip: This is the ideal place to spoil your girlfriends! The cafe is housed in the same compound as Benibana Beauty Hub – a beauty salon that specializes in hair, nails, and facials.
If you’re looking for a place to transition from coffee to cocktails, try Refinery
Ever since opening their doors in Rockwell, Refinery has become a crowd favorite with its all-day breakfast, international comfort food, light meals, and specialty coffee. The cafe and bistro has always set itself apart from the rest by establishing itself as a space where one can seamlessly transition from coffee to cocktails. Thanks to their long list of craft beers, wines, and spirits; it gets just as packed at night as it does in the daytime.
If you’re looking for something travel-inspired, try Akrotiri
A fusion of coastal food cultures from all over the world, Akrotiri brings the best of the East and West into modern Eurasian cuisine, a stirring pot of Mediterranean classics, mainly Greek and other European dishes, and Filipino, Thai, Japanese, and Indian influences.
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