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Bring Your Babe on a Date Night at These 5 Romantic Restaurants in Metro Manila

Have a dinner date in one of these romantic restaurants in Metro Manila this Valentine’s Day!

By: Eunice Sheene Fulgencio | January 28, 2023
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See these romantic restaurants in Metro Manila where you can take your babe for dinner.

Images: NINYO Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge (L); Galileo Enoteca Deli (R)

What’s life without a bit of romance? Every day becomes enjoyable when you have a loving partner to spend it with. Not everyone has someone they can share their triumphs and defeats with, so if you have found the person for you, make sure to cherish him or her as best as you can. If you’re within the metro this Valentine's Day, take them on a memorable dinner date at one of these romantic restaurants in Metro Manila.

These restaurants in Metro Manila don’t only bring a sense of passion, but they also come with delectable menus that will leave both you and your partner wanting more. Read on if you are still looking for a place to make this February 14th your most memorable Valentine’s dinner yet!


1. Galileo Enoteca Deli

Location: 80 Calbayog Street corner Malinao Street, Mandaluyong City
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Price range: PhP220 to PhP2,100


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Galileo Enoteca Deli first opened its doors in 2000.

Images: Galileo Enoteca Deli Facebook page

Transport the love of your life to a picturesque replica of Italy by taking them to this romantic restaurant in Metro Manila, the Galileo Enoteca Deli. Owner Gaetano Vitrano wanted to ensure his hometown was well-represented, so only authentic Italian food and imported wines were served in the restaurant.

Galileo Enoteca’s menu offers a wide selection of wines and must-try Italian dishes for this Valentine’s dinner, such as truffle pasta, carbonara, and their sumptuous steak that will surely go well with the wine of your choice.


2. Blackbird

Location: Nielson Tower, Ayala Triangle, Makati City
Operating Hours: Daily, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Price Range: PhP280 to PhP980


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Blackbird is a popular choice for intimate wedding proposals.

Images: Blackbird at the Nielsen Tower Facebook page

For a romantic restaurant in Metro Manila with an impressive history, you have to check out Blackbird in Makati. Situated in what was originally the country’s first commercial airport, Blackbird sprung to life. Bearing the original Art Deco design of the airport in this restaurant in Metro Manila, its high ceilings, grand staircase, and open wooden deck scream luxury and sophistication.

The night menu at this romantic restaurant in Metro Manila features modern Asian plates, classic salads, fresh pasta dishes, and juicy grilled meats. One of the must-tries is its tender lamb cutlets with a rosemary and pepper crust served with savory chorizo and smooth potato gratin. For your Valentine’s dinner reference, Blackbird has a separate menu for the day, night, afternoon tea, and weekend brunch.


3. Caviar Restaurant and Champagne Bar

Location: Unit A-206 Westgate Centre, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Operating Hours:
Monday to Saturday, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Price Range: PhP325 to PhP3,950


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Caviar Restaurant and Champagne Bar also offers brunch and lunch set menus.

Images: Caviar Restaurant Facebook page

From the establishment’s name, you can already tell that Caviar Restaurant and Champagne Bar is a romantic restaurant in Metro Manila that offers a one-of-a-kind caviar and champagne experience that anyone will surely remember for years. While going to the southern part of the metro can be quite a drive for couples, the restaurant elegant and chic ambiance makes up for the travel time.

Aside from an extensive offering of caviar, this restaurant in Metro Manila also offers multi-course menus composed of delectable and exquisite dishes. The light and flaky house-smoked salmon on the dinner menu is one of the bestsellers and will go perfectly with a glass of wine at this romantic restaurant in Metro Manila.


4. Ninyo Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge

Location: 66 Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Price Range: PhP1,400 to PhP2,700 per person


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Ninyo’s is so popular that mega-famous showbiz couple LizQuen even celebrated their anniversary there in 2018.

Images: NINYO Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge Facebook page

No other establishment can promise you a secluded, intimate garden in the middle of Katipunan Avenue better than this romantic restaurant in Metro Manila, the Ninyo Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge. All around the restaurant are gazebos fit for only two, so you and your loved one can feel like you have a world of your own while relishing its Asia-European fusion dishes perfect for Valentine’s dinner.

Included in its 5-course Degustation Paris menu in this restaurant in Metro Manila is the Trio of Oyster, all cooked in different and exciting ways that you haven’t tried before. The entreé is the classic Surf & Turf with succulent grilled tiger prawns and a delectable US Top Blade Steak. But privacy only comes second to the cuisine, as Ninyo offers multi-course Degustation menus with mouthwatering dishes.


5. Top Of The Citi By Chef Jessie

Location: 34th floor, Citibank Tower, Paseo De Roxas, Makati City


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Chef Jessie owns two other restaurants in the city, one in Pasig and one in Makati.

Images: Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie

Last on our list of romantic restaurants in Metro Manila is owned by renowned chef Jessie Sincioco. This restaurant in Metro Manila is located on the rooftop of Citibank Tower in Makati and can accommodate 120 people at capacity. Top of the Citi offers an al fresco dining experience atop a terrace with a breathtaking skyline view meant to be shared with the person who takes your breath away.

Top of The Citi regularly offers a special menu for Valentine’s dinner, but it has some must-try dishes perfect for any day of the year. Sample their fresh and crisp seared tuna salad in wasabi vinaigrette dressing, an ideal opening for a meal. For the entrée, a good suggestion in this romantic restaurant in Metro Manila is the pan-fried sea bass with goose liver for a complex mix of flavors from a food pairing that unexpectedly works perfectly.

January 2023 Update: Top of the Citi is permanently closed. But don’t worry! You can check out Chef Jessie Restaurant, which offers al fresco dining atop a terrace.


Regardless of where you plan to take your special someone, the important thing is for you to have a sweet Valentine’s Day celebration. While you should make your partner feel appreciated every day, going all out on the 14th will score you plus points in the relationship department. Who knows, you two might discover new dishes or drinks to become your shared favorites in these romantic restaurants in Metro Manila.


Visit Yoorekka Magazine to discover more romantic restaurants in Metro Manila!


Stay safe as you dine in! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions. For now, keep safe!


This article was initially published in Yoorekka on February 14, 2019.


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About Eunice Sheene Fulgencio
Eunice knew that she’d be writing for the rest of her life from a very young age. Naturally introverted, she is selective with how she uses her time and who she spends it with. Has a penchant for sweet treats, sentimental proses, and online personality quizzes. A true-blue INFJ.
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