Father's Day Guide: 30 Special Places to Take Dad
We've taken the guesswork out of your weekend plans with a list of spots in Metro Manila for every kind of celebration. Reserve now!
We've rounded up some spots–from buffet spreads to burger joints–where to celebrate with the main man in your life:
Enjoy a 5 + 1 deal at Astralis with their special Father's Day set menu: Roasted squash soup, US prime rib and baked chili chocolate cake, all at P1,800+ each.
Dad's meal is free when dining with 5 family members on Father's Day.
Astralis is at the Ground Floor, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City. Tel. No. 890-7124
Instant gift! Bizu's Sugarless gourmet handmade chocolate cigars are encased in a wooden box and comes in 5 new flavors: Dark Chocolate & Cognac Ganache, Dark Chocolate Mint Ganache & Caco nibs, White Chocolate & Toasted Black Sesame, Milk Chocolate & Orange Ganache, and Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut feulletine.
The assorted gourmet chocolate cigars are at P1,895. Available at all Bizu branches.
Treat Dad to a Brothers Wagyu Burger (P350), a flame-grilled half-pound, 100% Wagyu Beef with farm fresh tomatoes and lettuce on a warm Kaiser Bun.
For every purchase of the Wagyu Burger, Dad gets a limited edition Brothers Burger Cap.
Available at all Brothers Burger branches.
For your Father's Day celebration at Café Adriatico, try the Spareribs Adobo Rice and Lola Ising's Adobo Rice, simmered till tender in a rich sauce of soy sauce and spices, and the other cooked until dry and served on a bed of adobo rice.
Dads get a complimentary welcome drink of pipino slush, a healthy concoction of fresh cucumbers sweetened with syrup and served with lots of crushed ice.
Available at all Cafe Adriatico branches.
On June 20, Chateau 1771's U.S. Angus Roast Beef is at P550 per 100 grams and comes with Caesar salad and potato dauphinoise for both lunch and dinner.
Chateau 1771 is at the GF Greenbelt 5, Legaspi St., Makati City. Tel. No. 729-9760
For every order of Ossobuco Gremolata, Costollete d'Agnello or Lombatine di Maiale, dads will get a complimentary broccoli dip with a glass of wine on June 20, Sunday.
Promo valid at all Cibo branches.
Treat Dad to comfort food at Conti's and try the new items on the menu: Linguini in Pesto Sauce (P195, with seafood P275), USDA Rib-eye Steak (P295/ 100 grams) and Garlic Prawn Pasta (P260).
Available at all branches of Conti's.
The Roast Beef Tray at Delifrance will give Dad a premium beef experience, and is served with crunchy bread sticks and Summer Salad.
The tray also includes Brewed Coffee and your choice of Juice for only P299.
Available on June 20 at select Delifrance stores.
Make Father's Day a pizza and pasta day at Don Henrico's West Avenue and get a free gift for Dad. Promo is valid from June 18-20.
Don Henrico's is at West Avenue corner Examiner Street, Quezon City. Tel. Nos. 371-7171, 372-7272
Feast on El Cirkulo's newest menu items with Dad: Bacalao Al Ajillo (P495), Steak Frites (P1,295) or the Angus Porterhouse Steak (P2,950).
El Cirkulo is at the Milky Way Bldg., 900 Pasay Rd., Makati City. Tel. No. 810-8735
On Father's Day, treat Dad to an array of steak dishes at Kimpura: Kobe beef, U.S. Tenderloin, Wagyu rib-eye, sliced boneless short ribs or sukiyaki steak. All steaks are served with pickles, tossed green salad, soup, steamed rice, and dessert. All Dads get a complimentary appetizer.
Promo valid at all Kimpura branches.
Try the Beef Chateaubriand Steak Solana on Father's Day, a hearty serving of tenderloin that's good for two and is served with vegetables and a to-die-for bone marrow-red wine sauce.
Dads get a complimentary welcome drink of pipino slush, a healthy concoction of fresh cucumbers sweetened with syrup and served with lots of crushed ice on June 20.
Lorenzo's Way is at G/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City.
For any single receipt worth P1,500 at any Max's Restaurant nationwide from June 18 - 20, 2010, dads get a sleek car seat organizer, the Max's Clutter Catcher, from Max's Restaurant.
Available at all branches of Max's Restaurant.
Head to Pepato for Father's Day lunch or dinner June 20, Sunday, and enjoy on-the-spot grilling for only P1,500 per person.
Your choice of US Angus Bistecca Fiorentina, US Bone-in Tenderloin (1-inch) or US Angus Short Rib, plus sides on the buffet table: lemon wedges, buttered corn cob, parmesan and paprika baked potato with gruyere, cambozola torte, buttered vegetables.
Pepato is at the Ground Floor, Greenbelt 2, Makati City 757-7286, 757-2636 or 729-0030.
Gift Dad with a Father's Day cake from Red Ribbon, an 8-inch chocolate cake wrapped in fondant, which is available at all Red Ribbon stores from June 18-20.
Cake is at P550, at all Red Ribbon branches.
Restaurant 101 at Enderun Colleges
Treat Dad to a brunch for P980 per person with a spread that includes: Thai Minced Chicken Salad, Assorted Quiches, Asian Noodles, Roast Chicken with Tarragon Cream Sauce, Steamed Dory Fillet in Ginger Prawn Butter Sauce and Baked Vegetable Lasagna. Desserts include assorted French pastries, Almond Panna Cotta and a Crepe Suzette station.
Fathers get a complimentary gift certificate for a 1-hour Shiatsu or Swedish massage from Orange Home Spa.
50% discount for children below 12 years old.
Restaurant 101 is at 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Tel. No. 856-6000 local 101, 403-7840
If Dad's been hankering for roast beef, take him to Trio and enjoy the Special Roast Beef buffet for only P695+ on June 20.
Children under 4 years old are free, 5-12 year olds get 50% off.
Trio's a la carte menu will not be available on June 20, Sunday.
Trio is at 2/F, Fort Pointe, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Tel. No. 884-1601
On Father's Day, indulge in a buffet spread at Café D'Asie for P1,285 net for lunch or dinner. Over at Phoenix Court, the dimsum-all-you-can for just P650 net lets you order as many dimsum you can eat.
The Bellevue Manila is at the North Bridgeway, Northgate Cyberzone, Filinvest Corporate City, Muntinlupa City. Tel. No. 771-8181
Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila
Dads get a bottle of wine when they dine at Seven Corners or Xin Tian Di on June 20, Sunday.
Lunch buffet on June 20 is at P1,608.75 nett while the dinner buffet is at P1,856.25 nett.
Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila is at Ortigas Ave. corner Asian Development Bank Ave., Quezon City. Tel. No. 633-7222
Go Japanese on Father's Day and sample the buffet at Yurakuen on June 20 for P1,988 nett per person, which includes free-flowing sparkling wine. Dad dines for free when eating with five family members.
Diamond Hotel is at Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila. Tel. No. 528-3000.
Indulge Dad's meat-loving side with 22 Prime's Father's Day set menu for dinner which includes a soup and salad, Prime rib, and a dessert sampler at P1,295 ++ per person.
22 Prime is at the Discovery Suites, 25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Tel. No. 719-8888
Celebrate and take your pick from EDSA Shangri-la's resto offers on June 20:
HEAT serves your international favorites in over 10 interactive kitchens with free flowing tea, coffee, juices, softdrinks and champagne. Lunch buffet is at P1,850 (add P500 for free-flowing Moet et Chandon) and P1,750++ for dinner.
Go Japanese with Senju's buffet spread and get a chance to win a complimentary Wine Connoisseur Card loaded with 2,000 value for lunch and dinner. Lunch and dinner buffet is at P1,600++.
Treat Dad to a four-course lunch menu or a five-course dinner menu at Paparazzi and get a chance to win two tickets to a Degustation Dinner for two. Lunch is at P2,000++ while dinner is at P2,400++.
Opt to go with the special lauriat menu at Summer Palace and get a chance to win a complimentary Sunday brunch buffet for two at Heat. Set menus start at P14,800++ for 10 persons for lunch and dinner.
EDSA Shangri-la is at 1 Garden Way Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. Tel. No. 633-8888
Hyatt Hotel and Casino
Li Li will serve a nine-course lunch (P1,800 nett per person) on Sunday, June 20. The banquet includes Braised Shark's Fin Soup with Seafood and Bamboo Pith, Wok-Fried Scallops and Diced Beef Tenderloin with Sweet Walnuts, and Glutinous Dumpling with White Chocolate.
Hyatt Hotel and Casino is at 1588 Pedro Gil Corner M.H. Del Pilar, Malate, Manila. Tel. No. 245-1234
On Father's Day weekend, enjoy the lunch and dinner festivities at Circles Event Café, Shang Palace, Inagiku, Lobby Lounge, Red, Conway's and the Mezzanine from June 18 to 20, 2010. One lucky father has a chance to win an Ascot Chang custom made suit from a choice of premium Italian materials worth P120,000 and a gift certificate for a Boys' Night Out at Conway's worth P10,000 in the raffle draw.
Other prizes include an overnight stay in a Superior Room for two persons including breakfast buffet at Circles Event Café and a pampering makeover worth Php10,000 at Salon Privè available to the runners-up.
Makati Shangri-la Hotel is at Ayala Avenue, Makati City. Tel. No. 813-8888.
Manila Marriott Hotel
On June 20, choose from Marriott's Father's Day specials:
The modern all-day dining resto Marriott Café will have a brunch buffet at P1,850 per person while Cru will serve a 4-course steak dinner for P2,100 per person.
Manila Marriott Hotel is at #10 Newport Boulevard, Newport City Complex, Pasay City. Tel. No. 988-9999
Mandarin Oriental Manila
Mandarin Oriental Manila brings out the red carpet for Dad:
Choose the Barbecue Buffet at Paseo Uno and indulge in an array of grilled meats at Paseo Uno for P1,850+++.
Satisfy your Chinese cuisine cravings with Tin Hau's special menus that include dishes such as Steamed white seabass fillet with rainbow vegetables in celery sauce; Braised baby abalone with homemade spinach tofu, shimeiji mushrooms and green vegetables; Two ways chicken; Wok fried beef tenderloin with black pepper and red wine sauce; and Baked slipper lobster with bacon, garlic in mayonnaise. The set menus at Tin Hau start at P1,388+++ for 2-4 persons.
Fathers who dine at Paseo Uno and Tin Hau are also entitled to a special raffle ticket for "Playtime for Dad", Mandarin Oriental, Manila's Father's Day giveaway. Lucky dads can get a chance to win any of the following prizes: a day of golf for two persons at the Eagle Ridge Club; an intro dive at the Apo Reef Club in Anilao, Batangas; an overnight test drive of the new BMW 5 series; a one-month trial membership at the Mandarin Oriental Health Club; and a relaxing weekend for two persons at the Mandarin Oriental Club.
Mandarin Oriental Manila is at Makati Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas, Makati City. Tel. No. 750-8888
Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg
The Oakroom offers a lavish international brunch buffet on June 20, 2010, Sunday, with a sumptuous spread which includes Norwegian Smoked Salmon, Imported Cold Cuts, assorted Domestic Cheeses, New England Clam Chowder, Paella, Rabbit Stew, Grouper Fillet, Cajun-roasted Porkloin, Roasted Rib Eye, pasta and delectable desserts such as Cocoa Meringue with Brandy Truffle Sauce and King Oscar Cake, among others.
Dining dads will receive grooming samplers from Anthony Logistics (available at Beauty Bar) as an added token on his special day.
Buffet price is P1,600 per person; P800 for children below 10 years old (service charge and taxes to be added).
The Oakroom is at Oakwood Premier, 17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Tel. No. 637-7888
The Peninsula Manila
Indulge Dad with a champagne brunch with free-flowing Moet et Chandon at Escolta from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 20.
The Peninsula Manila is at the Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City - 887-2888
Renaissance Makati City Hotel
Bring the family to Jasmine and enjoy Cantonese food with their set menus for 6 starting at P9,380++. The set menu includes three kinds of appetizers, five main course choices such as Boston Lobster with Ginger and Spring Onion, Fried Misua, and Garoupa plus dessert.
Renaissance Makati City Hotel is at Esperanza Street, Corner Makati Avenue, Makati City. Tel. No. 811-6888
Sofitel Philippine Plaza
Treat Dad to the buffet at Spiral on June 20 (P3,915 nett for lunch and P3,178 nett for dinner) and get a chance to win gift certificates from Sofitel Philippine Plaza. Dads will also be given a free bucket of beer.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza is at CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. Tel. No. 551-5555
Photographs from www.diamondhotel.com (Astralis), Margarita Fores (Pepato), 101.enderuncolleges.com (Restaurant 101), ljcrestaurants.com (Cafe Adriatico), mandarinoriental.com (Paseo Uno), www.shangri-la.com (Circles and HEAT), Peninsula Manila (Escolta), Oakroom, Discovery Suites (22 Prime)