Recommended Hotel Restaurants in the Metro

Here are more hotel restaurant suggestions for a romantic meal date.

By Rhea J. Bernardino
September 14, 2017

1. Sky Garden Steakhouse

If you've always wanted to have a romantic date at a fine dining restaurant but you're worried that you’ll end up penniless, you won't have that concern at Sky Garden Steakhouse. Its fine dining selection is set at affordable price points so that you and your date will be able to enjoy a fancy meal without having to empty your wallets.

Sky Garden Steakhouse treats guests to a unique dine-with-a-view experience. As you and your sweetheart indulge in gastronomical offerings, you'll also be filling your hearts with a romantic sight of the city.

Sky Garden is, first and foremost, a steakhouse, so you can expect that grilled meat is the star on its menu. The restaurant only serves the finest quality meats like T-bone steak and USDA ribeye steak. Another must-try is its 6-course dinner. For only PHP 1,299 nett per person, you can already have a filling meal complete with soup, appetizer, bread and dip, salad, main course, and of course, dessert.

Sky Garden Steakhouse is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Price range per person: PHP 350 to PHP 500

2. Verona Roofdeck

Fancy an interrupted view of the Makati and Bonifacio Global City (BGC) skyline? Verona Roofdeck takes you to a special rooftop dining experience that deserves a spot on your Instagram.

Verona Roofdeck Restaurant captivates you with its exclusive skyline view and intimate ambiance that make it the perfect place for you and your significant other to catch up and have a quiet conversation over food and drinks. The restaurant may be relatively small in size, but if you're a couple who values privacy, then it may be the ideal place to have your date.

Verona Roofdeck opens at 11:00 AM, serving international dishes like antipasti, soups, salads, and pastas. If you're both loyal to Pinoy food, you can even order signature local dishes like bagnet and kare-kare. And when the sun comes down, Verona Roofdeck transforms into a night spot. Get to know your date better while you both sip some drinks like beer or cocktails, which you can order from the bar.

Verona Roofdeck is open daily from 11:00 AM to 12:00 MN.
Price range per person: PHP 500 to PHP 650

3. The Nostalgia Dining Lounge

Do you and your special someone enjoy looking back on your favorite moments and memories through the course of your relationship? If that's the case, then you'll love The Nostalgia Dining Lounge. As its name suggests, this restaurant's old-timey ambiance will take you back to simpler and grander times for your date.

The European-inspired interiors and the antique décor that adorn its nook and crannies greatly complement the vintage vibe of this restaurant. With its cool and relaxed atmosphere, it's easy to have a quiet conversation with your date as you devour an array of delectable treats and sip round after round of drinks.

The food at Nostalgia Dining Lounge also rides on the "blast from the past" theme. French Executive Chef Jerome Catallier creates culinary masterpieces, which are based from his grandmother's heirloom recipes. Though French cuisine takes the spotlight in this restaurant, the menu also offers continental cuisine to satisfy each customer's unique craving. From escargot (snail) and linguini pasta to US rib eye steaks and even kalderetang kambing, there's a lot to choose from. Their drinks menu are also diverse, so feel free to choose your poison, whether it be in the form of wine, champagne, or beer.

Bonus tip: Drop by Nostalgia Dining Lounge on a Thursday night for their Nostalgia Nights themed parties. There's a different movie theme every week so be prepared to have a fun wining and dining with your loved one.

The Nostalgia Dining Lounge is open daily from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Price range per person: PHP 700 to PHP 1,300

This article is the continuation of the article, A Meal for Two, which was featured in the travelbook magazine – October 2017 Issue. Grab your free copy now in more than 200 locations in Metro Manila like branches of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Bo's Cofee, SM Global Pinoy Centers, Century City Mall, and many more!