6 Romantic Restaurant Destinations in Manila

romantic restaurants in manila

It’s the holiday of love once again, and I’m sure by now, almost every couple has already decided on where they want to celebrate Valentine’s Day at. But for those who don’t have any options yet, or haven’t completely made up their minds about their V-day plans, here’s a list of my favorite romantic restaurant destinations in Manila. I’ve been to all of these restaurants in the past, save for one, which I plan to go to tomorrow!

Here are six romantic restaurant spots in Manila, in no particular order:

romantic restaurants in manila 71 Gramercy Makati

Inside 71 Gramercy

1. 71 Gramercy. Treat yourself and your date to the breathtaking view of the sunset or the city lights at night as you dine on the 71st floor of one of Makati’s most prestigious buildings. Nothing says romantic like 71 Gram, with its posh interiors, high ceilings, tall windows, and a spectacular view of the city. Do take note of their dress code (they’re very strict about it!), so show up in your best attire, and make it a night to remember.

romantic restaurants in manila 71 Gramercy Makati

71 Gramercy Valentine’s 2016 Special – Stargazing on Valentine’s Day

They also have a Valentine’s dinner special on February 13 and 14, where you and your date can enjoy stargazing while you dine. However, reservations are required, so call ahead of time to reserve a table for the weekend.


romantic restaurants in manila Rustic Mornings by Isabelo

2. Rustic Mornings by Isabelo. Rustic Mornings by Isabelo has been a crowd favorite for many years, and is hailed by many as the top romantic restaurant in Manila. An ancestral home-turned-restaurant, it’s homely ambiance is exactly what makes it a gem. Guests can choose to either dine at the al fresco garden area or inside the restaurant.  Either way, they’re treated to the artsy little quirks that make this place special. They serve breakfast from 8 AM to 4 PM.

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo caters to walk-in guests from 8 AM to 4 PM. After 4 PM, the restaurant transforms into Isabelo’s Garden Restaurant for dinner.

romantic restaurants in manila Rustic mornings by Isabelo

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
#11 Isabelo Mendoza St., San Roque, Marikina City
510.6914 / 681.2461 / 0917.700.5810 / 0917.814.6824

romantic restaurants in manila gaucho argentinian restaurant

3. Gaucho. In the mood for Argentinian food? Gaucho has the perfect meat dishes and wines, paired with the dreamy ambiance for an unforgettable Valentine’s date. Their meat dishes boast of a tasty and succulent quality that comes from being slow-cooked for over six to eight hours. Gaucho is also known for their impromptu tango performance numbers, so keep an eye out for that one! ;)

Gaucho Cocina y Vinos Argentinos
Third Floor, Robinsons Magnolia, New Manila, Quezon City
Open Mondays to Sundays, from 10 AM to 10 PM

romantic restaurants in manila 100 revolving restaurant

100 Revolving Restaurant by Chef Jessie Sincioco

4. 100 Revolving Restaurant by Chef Jessie. Here’s another restaurant in the sky to make it to my list, and this time, it’s a revolving restaurant. It’s an exhilarating experience to be dining 100 stories above the ground, but even more exciting when you’re treated to a 360-degree view of the city. The floor moves at a rate of 2 hours per cycle, giving guests just enough time to finish their meal and enjoy the full 360.

romantic restaurants in manila 100 revolving restaurant

Price Range: Salads at Php 200-500, Pasta starts at Php 450, Main course at Php 700-1600, Solo Pizzas at Php 395, Desserts start at Php250

100 Revolving Restaurant by Chef Jessie
34th Floor, Citibank Tower, Valero Street, Makati, 1200 Metro Manila
Open from Monday to Saturday, 11 AM – 10 PM

romantic restaurants in manila galileo enoteca deli

Inside Galileo Enoteca Deli. Photo from Flickr user mysterygirlx

5. Galileo Enoteca. For our first year anniversary, the boyfriend and I decided to have dinner at Galileo Enoteca Deli, an Italian restaurant located along Calbayog in Mandaluyong. To be honest, we thought very little of it simply because it fails to attract any attention to itself. From outside, it looks like a small, old-fashioned meat shop. Now, looking back, it’s as if its charm comes from the fact that there’s an authentic Italian restaurant at the heart of Mandaluyong, hidden in plain sight.

The interiors mimic fancy wine cellars in Italy, which adds to its amorous charm. Price range is Php 1000 – 1500 for two people, which is reasonable for authentic Italian cuisine (not to mention, their vast range of wine selection.)

romantic restaurants in manila galileo enoteca deli

Galileo Enoteca Deli
No.80 Calbayog Street Corner Malinao, Mandaluyong City
532.04.82/ 534.46.33/ 0922.832.80.71
Open from Monday to Saturday, 11 AM – 11 PM

romantic restaurants in manila le jardin manila

Le Jardin Manila, BGC

6. Le Jardin Manila. Take your date to the fanciful indoor garden of Le Jardin Manila. Located on the Penthouse of the W Building, guests are treated to the beautiful view of the skyline of Ortigas, which is even more romantic at nighttime. The garden ambiance is perfect anytime of the day. Guests are encouraged to order set meals, in three (P2200), four (P2800), or five courses (3200).

romantic restaurants in manila le jardin manila

Nothing says Valentine’s than a strawberry dessert. Dessert de Gils by Le Jardin Manila.

Le Jardin Manila
Penthouse, W Fifth Building, 5th Avenue corner 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
403.3049 / 09178176584
Monday to Saturday, 10 AM to 11 PM

romantic restaurants in tagaytay sonya's secret garden

Bonus! 7. Sonya’s Secret GardenSonya’s Secret Garden is a two-hour drive or commute away from Manila, but if you and the SO are looking for a quiet place to enjoy the Valentine’s weekend, this one might just be your best choice. Their lunch and dinner buffet, which features dishes made from all-natural, homegrown ingredients, cost Php 683 net per person, and their breakfast buffet cost Php 560 net per person. They also have bed and breakfast accommodation available for those who would like to spend the weekend out of town. Their signature massage available at the spa, as well as the snacks you can buy for pasalubong, are just some of the things to look forward to when visiting Sonya’s Secret Garden.

romantic restaurants in tagaytay sonya's secret garden

Which romantic restaurant in Manila are you keen on visiting? Share it with me in the comments section below!-HANA

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