Address: 71/F, The Gramercy Residences, Kalayaan Avenue, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City
Opening Hours: 6:00 P.M. – 4:00 A.M. (Monday – Saturday)
This club will get you high in more ways than one. Located in a top floor of the tallest residential building in the Philippines, 71 Gramercy offers a splendid view of the entirety of Makati City. You and your loved one can enjoy not only the aforementioned view, but also a wide variety of French and Italian dishes.
Must-Try: Chilean Sea Bass, US Angus Rib Eye (Medium Rare), Oysters Rockefeller
Address: Nielson Tower, Ayala Triangle Gardens, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M. (Sunday – Thursday), 11:00 A.M. – 12 A.M. (Friday – Saturday)
Telephone: 828-4888, 828-1937
Built on what used to be the Philippines' first commercial airport, Blackbird harks back to its past with the airplane-shaped design of the place. The restaurant has elegant tables both inside and out, making it perfect for couples of every personality. With Chef Colin Mackay at the helm, it's no surprise that this restaurant has a simple yet sophisticated sensibility.
Must-Try: Prawn Scotch Eggs, Beef Carpaccio, Dry Rubbed Wagyu Hanger Steak
Address: PICAR Place, Kalayaan Avenue, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City
Opening Hours: 4:00 P.M. – 2:00 A.M. (Monday – Thursday), 4:00 P.M. – 3:00 A.M. (Friday – Saturday), 4:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M. (Sunday)
Telephone: 246-9069 (ext. 524)
True to its name, the Buddha Bar's centerpiece is a giant statue of the man formerly known as Siddhārtha Gautama. Its interior — covered in red, black and gold — will impress anyone you bring into this place, and the ambience/opening hours is just right for a dinner night with your Asian-cuisine-loving SO.
Must-Try: Vegetable Spring Rolls, Thai Style Red Curry Shrimp, Lamb Curry, the entire Sushi collection
I'm Angus Steakhouse
Address: 7431 Yakal Street, San Antonio Village, Barangay San Antonio, Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., 6:00 P.M. – 10:30 P.M. (Monday – Saturday)
Telephone: 892-5852, 843-7286, 893-1573
This restaurant may be relatively old, but it still has quite the punch. With its signature steaks, fine wine and posh interiors, it's a great place to eat if you're planning a quiet dinner date. Also, they have a special three-course menu just for Valentine's, so reserve your seats ASAP.
Must-Try: Any Angus Beef Dish, Mascarpone Passionfruit Cheesecake
Address: Makati Shangri-La Manila, Ayala Avenue cor. Makati Avenue, San Lorenzo Village, Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:30 A.M. – 2:30 P.M., 6:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M. (Monday – Sunday)
If you're looking for authentic Japanese cuisine, plus a cozy yet sophisticated ambience, look no further than Inagiku. Run by executive chef Wataru Hikawa, the restaurant is famous for its sushi, sashimi and teppanyaki dishes. Regardless of your favorite Japanese dish, this is not a place you'd want to miss.
Must-Try: Any sushi dish, Any teppanyaki dish
Address: Level 1, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 A.M. (Monday – Saturday)
Tired from your all-day shopping spree? Head over to Lusso, and relax with their nature-inspired interiors. With their wide variety of gourmet dishes, and an exceptional level of service, Lusso has something for couples of every stripe. Also, their burgers are a must-try!
Must-Try: Asiago Fries, Lusso Foie Gras Burger, Spinach Taglierini, Sans Rival Au Chocolat
Address: 2/F Ziebart Building, 2226 Chino Roces Avenue, San Lorenzo Village, Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., 5:00 P.M. – 10:30 P.M. (Monday – Sunday)
Entering this place, you'd think you're in a high class home — what with all the lush furniture, the living area and even a bedroom. Although they have a set menu (as any good restaurant should), you can ask the chef to customize your food and beverages from scratch. If your SO wants a dining experience that's literally unlike any other, pick up that phone and dial their number ASAP.
Must-Try: Prime 101 Signature Series Steak, Wild Mushroom Foie Gras Dumplings
Address: Podium Level, LV Locsin Building, 6752 Ayala Avenue cor. Makati Avenue, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Opening Hours: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., 6:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. (Monday – Friday), 6:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. (Saturday – Sunday)
Telephone: 750-1555, 893-0242
Not to be confused with "Sala Bistro," this restaurant is smack right in the middle of the bustling CBD. If you're in the mood for great-tasting European dishes and beverages to complement your romantic date, you can't go wrong with a restaurant whose name literally translates to "living room." Bon appétit, everyone!
Must-Try: Rosemary Grilled Angus Beef Bistro Fillet, Roast Fillet of Black Cod, Grilled Lamb Tenderloins
With this list, we hope you'll have a date to remember. Good luck with your reservations, and may you and your loved one stay together always!