Romantic Restaurants in Manila for your Picture-Perfect Proposal


If you like it, then ya better put a ring on it!

If you’ve been head over heels for a while now and you’re looking for a sign, THIS IS IT! Bend the knee and pop the question, “Will you marry me?” in these romantic restaurants that are sure to be perfect for that special day.

READ MORE: Check out the Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Metro Manila this month!

From garden restaurants, roofdeck bars, and intimate hideaways, rest assured that Booky has searched high and low to find the best proposal spots for you! And in case you weren’t planning on popping the big question anytime soon, don’t worry- these restaurants also double as some of the best date places in Manila!

Proposal Restaurants in BGC

Foo’d by Davide Oldani – Shangri-la Hotel

FOO’D (pronounced food-dough) by Michelin-starred chef Davide Oldani is the first to offer an affordable fine dining experience starting with a three-course meal at only Php 800.

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Insider tip: Get up to ₱100 off your bill!

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G/F Shangri-la Hotel at the Fort, 30th St corner 5th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 950-8492

Dario Ristorante Italiano

Dario Ristorante Italiano serves up the flavors and romance of Italy right in the heart of BGC! Indulge in authentic Italian cuisine and be serenaded by live piano music as you and your partner are transported to the romantic Italian countryside.

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Photo from Facebook | darioristoranteitaliano
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G/F Serendra, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 856 0676

Also read: 12 Romantic Restaurants in BGC Perfect for Monthsaries

Proposal Restaurants in Makati

Blackbird

Blackbird is a contemporary European and Asian restaurant headed by Chef Colin Mackay (of Sala Bistro and People’s Palace). It’s aviation theme is inspired by the Manila International Air Terminal which was built and used to stand on the same location in 1937.

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Nielson Tower, Ayala Triangle, Makati
(02) 828-4888;(02) 828-1937

Grace Park

Grace Park by Margarita Fores (Asia’s Best Female Chef for 2016) is a farm-to-table concept offering diners dishes made only from the freshest ingredients. The vintage and calming interiors make the dining experience extra special.

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Rockwell Dr, Makati, 1200 Metro Manila
(02) 843-7275

Stockton Place

Stockton Place is a homey and intimate Makati restaurant serving some of the finer things in life: thick USDA prime ribe eye, foie gras, scallops, and more- creating a night perfect for pampering your partner before you pop the question.

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Insider tip: Get up to ₱500 off your bill!

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227 Salcedo St, Legazpi Village, Makati
(02) 844-9539

Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie – Citibank Tower

Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie is a fine dining restaurant located on the 34th floor of the Citibank tower. Offering a wide variety of international dishes, this restaurant is top of the line when it comes to giving you the best romantic experience under the stars should you choose to dine al fresco.

Insider tip: They have a stunning 360 view of Metro Manila that you just have to check out.

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Seared Tuna Salad on Wasabi Vinaigrette Dressing by Top of the Citi by Chef Jessi
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Chocolate Meringue with White Chocolate Ganache and Fruits from Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie
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34/F Citibank Tower, 8741 Paseo de Roxas, Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 750-6810 | (02) 750-5811

Proposal Restaurants in Quezon City

Lemuria Gourmet Restaurant

Lemuria is a secret garden restaurant hidden amongst a residential area in New Manila. It is a dining destination and not exactly a place you just happen to pass by and decide to eat at. The restaurant serves French Mediterranean dishes with wine pairing that completes the whole experience.

Booky Tip: Proper attire (no shorts or slippers, etc.) is required to dine here.
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Photo from @lemuriagourmet
Photo from @lemuriagourmet

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5 Julieta Circle, Horseshoe, Quezon City
(02) 722-2185

Ninyo Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge

Ninyo is an escape pad, it’s not exactly a beach resort but it sure looks like one. Chef Niño heads the kitchen serving his take on modern Asian and European dishes with 100 of the world’s great wines. For romantic dinners, make sure to get one of the outdoor private gazebos. Don’t forget to bring your own lock to hang on their romantic love locks wall.

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Insider tip: Get up to ₱200 off your bill!

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66 E. Abada St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(02) 426-0301; (0917) 580-7928

Pio’s Kitchen

Pio’s Kitchen is a private dining restaurant headed by Chef Chin Gallegos. Chef Chin personally welcomes her guests into her grandparents’ old home which is exclusive for reserved guests only. Homey and spacious, Pio’s Kitchen can be customized according to the guests’ personal preferences, subject to additional costs.

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96 Sct. Reyes corner Sct. Fuentebella, Laging Handa, Quezon City
02) 509-4529;(0917) 532-2892

Las Casas Quezon City

The first entry into the Las Casas Heritage Collection, Las Casas Quezon City offers the famous Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar experience right in the heart of Roosevelt Avenue, Quezon City. Exclusively catered by the Cibo d M group, expect a uniquely memorable and one-of-a-kind time at Las Casas Quezon City.

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Photo from Facebook | LasCasasQC
Photo from Facebook | LasCasasQC

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Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, 132 Roosevelt Avenue, Del Monte, Quezon City
(02) 866-8500

Proposal Restaurants in Alabang

Caviar Restaurant and Champagne Bar – Alabang

Caviar is a French fine dining restaurant that celebrates the era of cultural refinement and social elegance in the last century. Located in Alabang, it provides a serene, intimate space where guests can escape from the real world and relax, drink great wine, and eat some of the best food around.

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Unit A-206 Westgate Center, Alabang-Zapote Rd, Alabang,Muntinlupa
+632 552-7930

Melo’s

Melo’s Steakhouse by Carmelo Santiago is the first in the Philippines to offer Certified Angus Beef. Also one of the few spots to offer authentic Wagyu beef, strap in for a night of fine dining with great ambiance and romance as you indulge to great food and a live band.

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Insider tip: Get up to ₱500 off your bill!

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Westgate, Alabang – Zapote Rd, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 771 3945

Mona Lisa Ristorante – Commerce Center

Mona Lisa is a hidden Italian restaurant with an extensive menu where they have dishes to represent every region of Italy. Set the mood with an explosive and flavorful dining experience that will light up the senses.

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Insider tip: Get up to ₱500 off your bill!

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2/F The Commerce Center, Commerce Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 556 0708

Proposal Restaurants in Manila

Sky Deck

Guarantee that sweet “YES!” while overlooking the historical compound of Intramuros in Manila. Choose from a number of their premium wine selections to celebrate a new chapter of your lives. 

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G/F The Bayleaf Hotel, Muralla cor. Victoria St, Intramuros, Manila
(02) 318-5000

Champagne Room

Often tagged as one of the most beautiful fine dining restaurants in Manila, Champagne Room, over the years, has been able to maintain its classic, elegant and royal charm to its multitude of loyal patrons. Its regal interiors and high-quality dishes make it a top choice for a breathtaking night out.

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Manila Hotel, Roxas Blvd, Ermita, Manila
(02) 527-0011

Barbara’s Heritage Restaurant – Plaza San Luis Complex

If you’re looking for authentic Filipino food to add to your historical day trip, Barbara’s, located in front of San Agustin Church, is the perfect place to go to. Come hungry so you can try all of the dishes from their grand buffet, while enjoying cultural dance performances. This is the perfect romantic setting for Philippine history lovers!

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Fun Fact: A few scenes from Last Night starring Toni Gonzaga and Piolo Pascual were shot here!

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Plaza San Luis Complex, Gen. Luna St, Intramuros, Manila
02) 527-4086; (02) 527-3893

Proposal Restaurants in Mandaluyong

Galileo Enoteca – Highway Hills

With ‘enoteka’ meaning wine gallery in Italian, Galileo Enoteca boasts of fine dining Italian cuisine and a wide selection of luxurious wine. Its rustic interiors definitely transports every couple to a quiet Italian escape in the metro.

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80 Calbayog St, cor. Malinao St, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong
(02) 532 0482; (02) 534-4633; (0922) 832-8071

NIU by Vikings

If you believe that you should go big or go home for your proposal, then look no further than Niu! Dive into a night of international cuisine, a world class buffet, a romantic live piano, and indulgence that you and your partner deserve!

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Insider tip: Get up to ₱200 off your bill!

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12 ADB Ave, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
(02) 635 7888 or (02) 638 7888

Proposal Restaurants in Marikina

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo

Are you and your significant other morning people or simply love breakfast? Then Rustic Mornings by Isabelo may be the restaurant for you. It’s one of Marikina’s hidden gems that doesn’t only serve delicious food with quality service, but also has a garden style set up that’ll surely make your proposal memorable.

Note: They accept walk-ins only.

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo Garden Set Up
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Bacon, Eggs, and Hashbrows from Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
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11 Isabelo Mendoza St, San Roque, Marikina
(02) 681-2461 | (0917) 700-5810

Greg & Sally Tree Garden Cafe

An out-of-town like destination within the metro, Greg & Sally Tree Garden is a romantic date place that serves up affordable herb-infused food for the adventurous foodie as well as a garden set up for those who plan to propose in this garden restaurant.

Fun fact: They even have proposal packages available.

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Honey Glazed Chicken from Greg and Sally Tree Garden Cafe
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145 Ipil St, cor Champaca St., Marikina Heights, Marikina
(02) 255-5659 | (0945) 221-3905

BONUS: Out-of-Town Proposal Spots

Want to pop the question at during a special out-of-town trip? We still got you covered!

Antonio’s – Tagaytay

Antonio’s is Tagaytay’s most celebrated fine dining destination that features the best international cuisine by world class chef Tony Boy. Its impeccable food, elegant interiors, scenic gardens and great service are make them exemplary. People come here to celebrate special occasions–birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and more.

Insider Tip: They're closed on Mondays.
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Purok 138, Barangay Neogan, Tagaytay
(0917) 899-2866; (0918) 899-2877

Mama’s Table – Ambuklao

Mama’s Table is the perfect place for a private and intimate getaway. Featuring private fine dining experience set inside Vicky Clemente’s secluded glass garden home. They offer a luxurious French-inspired, 8-course degustation meal that will satisfy the senses. Adding that extra touch of playfulness and intrigue, there is no menu and all the dishes served are expertly prepared surprises.

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888-A Ambuklao Rd, Baguio City
(074) 442-1794; (0915) 643-8775

Tahanan Bistro – Antipolo

Tahanan Bistro is a casual fine dining restaurant that overlooks an expansive garden and a snapshot of the Manila skyline. If you want a more private proposal experience, this restaurant is strictly by reservations only.

Note: The restaurant is only open three days a week.

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Kamote Dish from the Halcon Set by Tahanan Bistro
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Insider tip: Get up to ₱500 off your bill!

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22 Loresville Dive Lores Farm Subdivision, San Roque, Antipolo
0925) 880-1487

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