Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and while some of us may seem ecstatic over it, others have started to dread it.
1. The Black Pig
Upon entering The Black Pig, you would immediately sense the place’s laid-back and industrial feel. This approach translates to their delicious dishes as well. While they are well-presented and prepared by Chef Carlos Garcia (who has worked for Michelin-starred restaurants in the past), nothing about them is intimidating. If you’re looking for something in between fancy and casual, this is it.
2f The Commercenter Alabang, Commerce Ave. corner East Asia Dr., Filinvest, Muntinlupa City
2. Your Local
Once named one of the best restaurants in the world, Chef Danny Antonino and Nicco Santos’ place serves exciting interpretations of mostly Southeast Asian meals. With its intimate vibe, the restaurant will surely set the mood for a great date ahead. We’re giving it plus points as it has a secret entrance to coffee shop Yardstick as well!
GF Universal LMS Building, 106 Esteban St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
3. Van Gogh is Bipolar
Inspired by owner Jetro Rafael’s own story of conquering his bipolar disorder, the restaurant offers meals that positively alter your mood. Van Gogh is Bipolar is great for couples who are adventurous with their food choices or for anyone who loves a surprise.
154 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, Quezon City
4. La Chinesca
If you and your date can’t get enough of Mexican food, be sure to try out La Chinesca in BF Homes. From fish tacos to tacos made with beef shoulder and lengua, you and your date will surely find a dish that perfectly suits your taste buds.
248C Aguirre St., BF Homes, Paranaque
5. The Champagne Room in Manila Hotel
You can always opt to go all out and dine at Manila Hotel’s The Champagne Room. Often described as one of the best fine dining experiences in the metro, it charms guests with its classic interiors and delicious dishes.
Manila Hotel, Roxas Blvd, Ermita, Manila