Best Valentine’s Day Date Restaurants According To Your Budget

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Got a date or still planning one? A restaurant date may sound cliché, but it will always be a great choice. (Food always is, after all.)

Whether you’re minding your budget or you are ready to spend quite a few more cash this Valentine’s Day, we got you.

Check out these low budgets to extreme budgets date ideas for you and your loved ones to enjoy on hearts day. Note that most of the prices we listed below are found in Zomato.com or Booky.

Low budget (P500 and below for two)

1. Kanto Freestyle Breakfast

Budget: Approx. P400 for two

Branches: Mandaluyong, Tomas Morato, Pasig, Poblacion, Taft

Must try: Honey garlic chicken (P136), fluffy pancakes (3 layers, P88, individual P35)

A restaurant that offers 24/7 all-day breakfast to their customers, Kanto Freestyle Breakfast features popular Filipino and Western breakfast dishes at an affordable price.

From your favorite Filipino breakfast viands, to pancakes, bacons, and omelet, you surely won’t have second thoughts eating breakfast dishes on Valentine’s Day.

2. Naughty Nacho

Budget: Approx. P450 for two

Branches: Maginhawa, SM North EDSA

Must try: Nacho Volcano (P699)

Known for offering the largest nacho serving in the country, Naughty Nachos is the perfect casual date place for people who loves authentic Mexican food.

Satisfy your taste buds with your most favored Mexican comfort foods and enjoy a dating experience that surely won’t empty your pockets. Check-out Naughty Nachos on Valentine’s Day, or not on their branches near you.

3. Bento&Co

Budget: Approx. P500 for two

Branch: Quezon City

Must try: Make-your-own bento boxes

Want to enjoy one-of-a-kind bento boxes at an affordable price on hearts day? Bento&Co is the place to be.

Your haven for Japanese cuisine, they offer make-your-own bento boxes, so you surely won’t be leaving anything on your plates.

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4. Bowl Master

Budget: Approx. P500 for two

Branches: SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA, Double Dragon Plaza, Robinson’s Magnolia

Must try: Kare-kare rice bowl (Regular P145)

Bowl Master offers a wide range of menu from all day breakfast sets, to mixed rice bowls, international bowls, and their best-selling Pinoy meals all with a twist.

Living up to its name, they can serve you fresh and flavorful bowls perfect for your Valentine’s Day meal.

5. Uncle Moe’s

Budget: Approx. P500 for two

Branches: Kapitolyo, Citygolf, Mckinley Hill, Tomas Morato, Malingap, Parañaque, Poblacion, Mandaluyong

Must try: Kofta Balls (P255)

Looking for some shawarma fix for Valentine’s Day? Whether your team pita bread, team rice or both, Uncle Moe’s got you covered.

With ten years of offering quality Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, it’ll surely won’t disappoint.

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Medium Budget (P501 to P1,500 for two)

1. Abe

Budget: Approx. P1,200 for two

Branches: Alabang town Center, Serendra, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, TriNoma, Solaire

Must try: Mutton adobo with popped garlic (P555), Abe’s Chicken Supreme (P999)

For couples out there who love Filipino dishes, Abe is your ideal date place on Valentine’s Day.

A member of the LJC Group of restaurants, Abe serves traditional Filipino food inspired by Abe or Larry J Cruz, founder and owner of LJC Group, travels.

Conceptualized to provide an ideal setting for family and friends or even lovers who wish to comfortably dine and have a good time, they offer a wide range of gourmet dishes you’ll surely both like.

2. Romulo Café

Budget: Approx. P1,300 for two

Branches: Quezon City, Makati, Alabang

Must try: Pinoy Nachos (P148), Baby Pusit in Garlic (P378)

A restaurant ideal for intimate occasions housed in a beautifully restored house, Romulo Café is a combination of both modern and traditional dining.

With fancy interiors, amazing food, and a quaint ambiance, Valentine’s Day feels will surely hit the spot.

3. Bar Pintxos Tapas Y Mas

Budget: Approx. P900 for two

Branches: Makati, BGC, Muntinlupa

Must try: Boquerones (P300), Salmon Pintxos (P220), Gulas Al Ajillo (P580)

Bringing high-quality pintxos to the Philippines, Bar Pintxos is now a success story after having three branches in the South area since it opened in 2017.

A decent hang-out place with your partner on Valentine’s Day, check-out this cozy nook serving great food on their branches near you.

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4. Greg and Sally Tree Garden Café

Budget: Approx. P700 for two

Branch: Marikina

Must try: Tinapa Talinum Rice (P205), Peppered Pork Steak (with Squash, potatos, and rice P250, with Sally’s Garden Salad P250)

A peaceful quaint gem located in Marikina, the Greg and Sally Tree Garden Café has a dreamy feel-at- home atmosphere that makes it the perfect setting for a cozy and romantic date day.

Ambiance, budget, and food wise, you are sure to have a pleasant dining experience on Valentine’s Day.

5. Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen

Budget: Approx. P900 for two

Branch: Poblacion, Makati

Must try: Pogita at Malasugi (P600), Alimasag (P380)

Situated in the heart of Poblacion in Makati, Agimat is an enchanting foraging bar concept inspired by Filipino folklore.

That said, this place promises its customers a magical experience with its mystical ambiance, spellbinding food, and otherworldly cocktails celebrating everything indigenously Filipino.

Try Agimat on your next date day and satisfy not only your cravings for Filipino dishes served with a twist but also your pride and love for everything authentic Filipino.

High Budget (P1,501 to P3,000 for two)

1. La Piaza

Budget: Approx. P2,000 for two

Branch: Okada Manila

Must try: Carpaccio di manzo (P628), Risotto ai funghi e gamberi (P688), Rigatoni al Salamone (P608)

One of the many diverse dining options at the Okada Manila, La Piazza is perfect for your next Italian date with great food and an amazing view.

They serve dishes that will surely satisfy your taste buds specially if you’re searching for impeccably made Italian cuisine.

2. La Cabrera Grillado and Bar

Budget: Approx. P3,000 for two

Branch: 6750 Ayala Avenue

Must try: Provoleta (P890), Bife de Chorizo (400g for P4,720, 600g for P6,180), Panqueque de Dulce de Leche (P390)

Cooking steaks at their custom-made grills, La Cabrera serves an array of authentic Argentinian dishes from appetizers down to your desserts. With rustic ambiance and unlimited servings of cold and hot side dishes, your Argentinian dining experience will surely ring the bell.

3. Raging Bull Chophouse and Bar

Budget: Approx. P2,800 for two

Branch: Shangri-La at the Fort

Must try: Grain-fed, Queensland Ribeye 350g (P3,420), Grilled Atlantic Salmon (P1075), Candy Floss Pavlova (P345)

Serving premium quality steaks, the Raging Bull Chophouse and Bar is your modern American steakhouse and bar concept located in the heart of Bonifacio Global City.

With an exciting and romantic ambiance, curated selection of wines, bourbons, cocktails, and whisky, and offering a one-of-a-kind steak experience, it will transform you into a different world even just for your dining moment.

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4. Gallery by Chele

Budget: Approx. P2,300 for two

Branch: Clipp Center BGC

Must try: Pearls (P495), Tunamansi (P895), Presa Iberica (P950)

Gallery by Chele serves good food by applying modern Spanish techniques to locally sourced ingredients.

With nature-inspired wood interiors, you’ll surely be set on the mood to enjoy extraordinary dishes made from your usual Filipino fixings.

5. Lemuria Gourmet Restaurant

Budget: Approx. P2,500 for two

Branch: Horseshoe Village, Quezon City

Must try: Scallops & Sea Urchin (P915), Herbed Crusted Rack of Lamb (P1,745), Duck Breast (P1,480)

Dreaming of an evening of food, wine, and classical music? Lemuria Gourmet Restaurant is your ideal French private dining experience.

It offers an innovative menu accommodating national and seasonal inspirations. Challenge your palates with their unconventional offerings of French degustation in a homey yet elegant setup.

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Extreme Budget (P3,001 and up for two)

1. Ninyo Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge

Budget: Approx. P3,500 for two

Branch: Loyola Heights Quezon City

Must try: Paris 6-Course Degustation (P3,000 for 2 persons)

Wanting to impress someone this Valentine’s Day? Fret no more! Ninyo Fusion Cuisine and Wine Lounge has got you covered.

Considered as one of Manila’s best kept secrets, this restaurant is your hidden paradise for an intimate time with your loved ones. Be ready to indulge not only your appetite with their world-class dishes, but also your mood with its antique interior and candle lights and rose petals set-up.

2. Blackbird

Budget: Approx. P3,100 for two

Branch: Nielson Tower Makati

Must try: Twice cooked beef short rib (P680), Prawn Scotch eggs (P280), Blackbird fish pie (P980), Blackbird burger (P680)

Soaring high for years now, Blackbird is the perfect date place if you’re up for both simplicity and sophistication in one.

Flaunting effortless elegance in its interiors, it will surely make statement for an excellent setting on valentine’s Day. Wait ‘til you get your hands on their mouthwatering dishes for you’ll surely won’t get enough of it.

3. Ministry of Crab

Budget: Approx. P4,500 for two

Branch: Shangri-La at the Fort

Must try: Garlic chili crab depending on the weight (P1,700 – P12,500)

Considered as the best restaurant in Sri Lanka, Ministry of Crab features the best export-quality Philippine mud crab with a concoction of both Sri Lankan spices and Filipino flavors cooked using Japanese techniques.

Its interiors are inspired by its original store’s colonial Sri Lankan style that’s why you’ll get both the feels and the taste from their dishes and their design.

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4. Wolfgang Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zweiner

Budget: Approx. P5,000 for two

Branches: BGC, Resort’s World Manila

Must try: Taste of New York (P2,750), Rib Eye (P4,488)

Rated as one of the best steakhouses in New York, Wolfgang Steakhouse is ready to share its world class dishes to the Filipino community. With its contemporary ambiance, you’ll surely get that perfect New York steakhouse feels.

A fine place to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones, fill your appetite the perfect American degustation you could ever ask for.

5. Cru Steakhouse

Budget: Approx. P4,000 for two

Branch: Mariott Hotel

Must try: Cape Grim Tasmania Grass-fed Rib Eye (250g at P2,200, 350g at P2,350), US Certified Angus Beef Prime Rib Steak 900g (P6,300)

Steaks being a culinary staple to many celebrations is one of the best reasons to visit a steakhouse on Valentine’s Day.

Cru Steakhouse is still considered as one of the leading steakhouses here in the Philippines. With its award-winning location, they continue to offer a one-of-a-kind steak experience you will never forget.

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