LIST: Safest spots for your romantic Valentine’s date

Published February 4, 2021, 1:32 PM

by John Legaspi

After all, food is still the ultimate love language for many Filipinos

With social distancing protocols still intact, many couples need to reignite the spark that comes from togetherness this Valentine’s Day. And what better way to make that happen than to have a classic romantic dinner. After all, food is still the ultimate love language for many Filipinos.

So, if you’re on the search for the best date spots in the metro that bring love in every course and abide with health protocols, we’ve got you covered. Treat yourself and your lover this Hearts Month in these hotel restaurants that serve not just good food, but also a scene fit for a bella notte of love.

The Manila Hotel

With its crystal tree, lush table setting, and delicate floral fixture, the Champagne Room at The Manila Hotel is a true romantic place. Matching its scenery is its delightful French menu set, including pan seared foie gras and lobster, beef tenderloin, and raspberry desserts, making it a complete Paris-like lovers paradise. 

Champagne Room

The Valentine’s Day dinner at the Champagne Room costs P4,500 per head and takes place from Feb. 12 to 15. Female diners are also in for a treat as they will receive one long-stemmed Ecuadorian Rose. Reserve a table at the Champagne Room here

Discovery Primea

A memorable Valentine’s dinner awaits couples at Discovery Primea. Lovers can enjoy their time together on an intimate date set-up at Flame restaurant with a four-course dinner this Valentine’s weekend.

Dinner for two at Flame, Discovery Primea

The menu includes amuse bouche, pan-seared US scallops, miso-glazed black bass, josper grilled rib eye “Tagalog,” and “choc-nut” marquise.

Discovery Primea’s A Valentine Weekend will happen from Feb. 12 to 14, and costs P2,200 per head. Visit its website for reservations.

Manila Marriott

The hotel whips up two dine-in options for couples. They can opt to have fine dining with great steaks at its Cru Steakhouse or a four-course indulgence at the Marriott Café for P4,200.

Cru Steakhouse

Visit its Facebook page for reservations.

The Peninsula Manila

From Feb. 13 to 14, lovebirds can feast on a variety of eats at The Peninsula Manila. From Escolta restaurant’s seafood fiesta (P3,100) and Chef Allan Briones’ one night multi-course dinner at the Old Manila (starts at P6,000) to Spices’ fresh-off-the-grill specialties (starts at P4,000), its Valentine’s Day offerings are sure to set hearts (and taste buds) aflutter. 

Send an email at [email protected] or visit its website for reservations.

Marco Polo Ortigas

Asian flavor reign supreme this Hearts Month at the Marco Polo Ortigas. From Feb. 13 to 15, sweethearts will be treated with an authentic Cantonese cuisine at the Lung Hin restaurant. Diners can choose from the Beloved set menu for two (P4,380) and the One and Only selections (P6,800), both available during lunch and dinner service.

Strawberry-filled by Lung Hin

Make a reservation through Marco Polo’s Facebook page.

Discovery Suites

Don’t want to travel too far? Then book yourselves a delightful dinner in Discovery Suite’s 22 Prime.

Their set menu comes with sous vide Wagyu strip loin. For an additional fee of P1,500, you get chocolate pralines and a bouquet of flowers.

Their set dinner is priced at P2,500, and you may book via their Facebook page.

Widus Hotel and Casino

Welcome the year of the metal ox and celebrate the month of love with auspicious delights and romantic gastronomic feasts at Widus Hotel and Casino.

Kickstart the jubilant celebration with a long-standing Chinese tradition of dragon and lion dance performance, coin tossing, and the lighting of firecrackers at the Widus Grand Lobby on Feb. 12.

Make the occasion truly unforgettable by indulging on splendid lunch and dinner buffets featuring traditional favorites and international flavors to bring in a year of good fortune, luck, and prosperity at Salt Resto for only P999net person.

Further the occasion with an intimate Valentine’s five-course meal at North Luzon’s first fine-dining steak house, Peppers 21, for only P1,950net per person.