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Five picture-perfect places in the Metro for a romantic date

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Whatever occasion it may be, an intimate gathering in a cozy place with good food never goes out of style. And since love should be celebrated not just on Valentine’s Day but even on ordinary days, everyday is a chance to explore restaurants which just don’t offer luscious dishes but also have picture-perfect interiors.

There’s no need to sift through a long lists because we listed five restaurants where you can spend and enjoy a romantic date.

1. Firefly Roofdeck

It is a known fact that Makati hosts a number of restaurants where you can drink and dine, but if you want a romantic view of the city’s skyline at night with performances of live bands, we suggest the Firefly Roofdeck.

The view from Firefly Roofdeck at dusk.

The view from Firefly Roofdeck at dusk.

Enjoy a romantic view of the city at night.

Enjoy a romantic view of the city at night.

Aside from their wide selection of cocktails, the place also offers Filipino-Spanish cuisine. Located in one of the busiest streets of Makati, the Firefly Roofdeck which is on the 32nd floor of the City Grand Garden Hotel takes pride in its best-sellers, the Lechon Sisig Overload, Nachos A La Queen, and Supremo Pizza.

Firefly Roofdeck Nachos A La Queen.

Firefly Roofdeck Nachos A La Queen.

The mini bar at Firefly Roofdeck.

The mini bar at Firefly Roofdeck.

Seafood Paella.

Seafood Paella.

Firefly Roofdeck serves dishes in large portions with prices ranging from PhP 700 for two, so don’t forget to bring a huge appetite to enjoy all the savory food. And since the night view of the skyline is a good background for portraits with bokeh effect, remember to bring a smartphone that has the capability to tame the lights and perfectly capture it into one frame.

2. Lutgardo’s Bistro Filipino

Interior details of Lutgardo's Bistro Filipino.

Interior details of Lutgardo’s Bistro Filipino.

Another proof that Makati is a diverse food haven is Lutgardo’s Bistro Filipino, a restaurant which brings the vibe of a Filipino home right at the heart of a bustling city.

The restaurant's mini-bar.

The restaurant’s mini-bar.

Enter Lutgardo’s and your eyes will surely notice the restaurant’s makeshift veranda mirroring those of traditional Filipino homes complete with ornaments of stained glass. These kinds of decoration is fitting to what Lutgardo’s offer, since this restaurant brings to the table dishes that will make you remember visits to your Lola’s house.

Lutgardo's Set 1 Special.

Lutgardo’s Set 1 Special.

Lutgardo's Set 2 Special.

Lutgardo’s Set 2 Special.

Aside from its delectable dishes, this place is also a good spot for couples who want to share an intimate moment over good food.

For Valentine’s Day, Lutgardo’s will be serving a special three-set menu comprised of their best-sellers — the Seafood Rice, Black Kutsinta, Bulalo Steak, and Binagoongang Baboy at Talong which you can enjoy without breaking the bank with prices ranging from PhP 675 to PhP1,195. These sets can also be ordered even after Valentine’s Day.

Lutgardo's Set 3 Special.

Lutgardo’s Set 3 Special.

3. Whitebrass Contemporary Kitchen x Bar

Whitebrass' best-sellers.

Whitebrass’ best-sellers.

From the outside, Whitebrass might look like just another restaurant in Jupiter Street but once you go inside, it’s actually a place with a well-thought out, minimalist-themed interior that exudes a cozy vibe.

The name of the restaurant follows the place’s decorations like its white paint and brass accents inspired by the Milano-Lombardi region in Italy, which we must say is also a nice backdrop for selfies and groufies.

Whitebrass from the outside

Whitebrass from the outside

The minimalist interior of Whitebrass.

The minimalist interior of Whitebrass.

For a perfect, chill date night, try their best-sellers — the Porchetta, Baby Back Ribs, Pan-Steaked Salmon, and Steak Palermo, best partnered with their different kinds of cocktails and wine offered from PhP 300 and up.

Baby Back Ribs

Baby Back Ribs

Steak Palermo

Steak Palermo

While it’s a relatively new restaurant that opened late last year, Whitebrass can easily be one of the choices of the best places to eat in the area, and this love month is the perfect chance to try it before everyone else does.

4. The Manila Hotel’s Champagne Room

For folks located in and nearby Manila, perhaps you too have thought of bringing your date in The Manila Hotel, and we fully understand why.

The facade going into The Manila Hotel's Champagne Room.

The facade going into The Manila Hotel’s Champagne Room.

Aside from its beautifully-designed function rooms, The Manila Hotel houses a number of high-end restaurants fit for any type of occasion, but for a romantic date, The Champagne Room is recommended.

The intricate European-inspired details of the Champagne Room.

The intricate European-inspired details of the Champagne Room.

The Champagne Room's table setup.

The Champagne Room’s table setup.

The Champagne Room takes you to a quick trip to Europe and lets you experience what it is like to be a royal. With its ornaments similar to those of what we see in royal palaces, we guarantee you that a date in the Champagne Room will be a memorable one.

Oven Roasted Atlantic Cod on Roasted Tomato Risotto.

Oven Roasted Atlantic Cod on Roasted Tomato Risotto.

Pomelo Salad.

Pomelo Salad.

Aside from the place’s intricate design, the Champagne Room offers food created by the five-star hotel’s best chefs. For their Valentine’s Day menu, they will be offering a seven-course meal which is composed of Lobster Pomelo Delight in Cantaloupe Dressing, Oven Roasted Atlantic Cod on Roasted Tomato Risotto, and Tender Pink Lamb Loin in Herb Crust, among others, priced at PhP 4,500 per person. Other than this, The Manila Hotel will also serve a special heart-shaped pizza. Just in case you won’t be able to visit The Manila Hotel on the 14th, any day is just perfect to try the dishes at this hotel’s various restaurants.

5. Casa Renato

Travelling to Fairview can be extra exhausting especially with the traffic situation but there are reasons that make the long drive worth it, and one example is Casa Renato.

Casa Renato is definitely an Instagram-worthy place.

Casa Renato is definitely an Instagram-worthy place.

A look inside the Roma room of Casa Renato.

A look inside the Roma room of Casa Renato.

Behind the main dining area of Casa Renato is an open area which houses different-themed rooms.

Behind the main dining area of Casa Renato is an open area which houses different-themed rooms.

Filled with ornaments and trinkets that made the place seem like you’re in a small village in Europe, Casa Renato is a gem tucked within a discreet street in West Fairview. When visiting Casa Renato, you’d better have all your camera phones ready as it’s a beautiful place with every corner literally an Instagram-worthy spot.

Casa Renato's best-selling Seafood Pasta.

Casa Renato’s best-selling Seafood Pasta.

Seafood Paella.

Seafood Paella.

Aside from the restaurant’s dazzling setup, Casa Renato also has luscious dishes like its best sellers: Mixed Green Salad, Salpicao, Seafood Pasta, Pesto Chicken Pasta, and Quesadilla, in addition to its steaks, which you and your date can enjoy for just PhP 1,000. Casa Renato accepts walk-ins for its regular dining rooms but for its special rooms, customers should call the restaurant for reservation.

And of course, what’s a perfect celebration without pictures you can use to reminisce a sweet moment, right? Whether it’s for social media posting or for remembrance pasted in a scrapbook, it’s important to have an electronic gear which will not only capture moments with your loved ones, but also a device that will last a whole day of fun.

Backed with artificial intelligence, Huawei smartphones like the mid-range Nova 3i and flagship weapons like Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro automatically adjust camera setting depending on the frame’s subjects. Whether it’s for food or night photography, or for natural-looking portraits and selfies, there is a Huawei device ideal for your Instagram-worthy shots.

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