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5 Romantic Restaurants For Making Unforgettable Memories

Dates, getaways, and then some.

1. Antonio's

Where: Purok 138, Barangay Neogan, Luksuhin-Mangas Road, Alfonso, Tagaytay

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Contact (Reservations are necessary): +63917 899 2866 or +63918 899 2866

Antonio's promises one of the most delicious meals you'll ever have, all thanks to precise culinary techniques and high-quality ingredients used. It's a fine dining restaurant made more comfortable with interiors reminiscent of your own house (or your lola's) and impeccable yet effortless service.

Perfect For: Fancy yet relaxed dates out of town, sipping cocktails and having steak.

2. Van Gogh is Bipolar

Where: Inner Courtyard 154 H. Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City

Operating Hours: Monday, Wednesday to Sunday, 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Van Gogh is Bipolar is a quaint, artsy, and calming restaurant with its dim lights, baubles and trinkets sprawled on tables, and the chef's quirky top hats displayed anywhere and everywhere (which you can borrow during your meal). It serves course meals that promise to make you either calm or happy. (Trivia: The chef and owner of the restaurant has bipolar disorder and eats these mood foods to keep him calm and happy; he doesn't take medication!)

Perfect For: Couples who want to unwind and sip tea but also have fun with simple board games and make new friends (the chef himself!).

3. Le Jardin

Where: Penthouse, W Fifth Building, 5th Avenue corner 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Operating Hours: Monday, 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Tuesday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Le Jardin feels breezy with its huge glass windows and nature-oriented decors. This bright garden-themed French restaurant serves hearty, unintimidating, and affordable dishes that go well with their wide selection of wines. 

Perfect For: Weekend brunch dates in the city while also feeling like you're in a secret garden, feasting on cheese and wine and having delicious desserts for special occasions.

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4. Isabelo Garden Restaurant

Where: 11 I. Mendoza Street, Marikina

Operating Hours: Monday, 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Tuesday to Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact (Reservations are necessary): +63917 700 5810 or +63917 814 6824

Isabelo Garden Restaurant occupies a large space, so you can opt to dine in its homey white-washed dining room or be surrounded with lush greenery by staying in the veranda. You can definitely take a stroll after (or while) you eat. They serve salads, pizzas, and pastas all made with the freshest ingredients.

Perfect For: Having privacy while enjoying good food amid nature and under the stars.

5. Vieux Chalet

Where: 456 Taktak Road, Sitio Sampaguita, Sta. Cruz, Antipolo City

Operating Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Friday to Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Contact (Reservations are recommended): +63928 288 8584

Vieux Chalet has a rustic ambiance that makes it warm and welcoming. A Swiss restaurant, it serves fondue and sausages among other things Swiss. It also doubles as a bed and breakfast destination, meaning you can sleep in one of its cool and spacious rooms and wake up to a huge homemade first meal.

Perfect For: Escaping the busy metro and watching the sunset amidst a vast cityscape.

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