10 BGC Restaurants for Every Kind of Date
Share the food, share the love.
(SPOT.ph) One of the best parts about dating is going out and having fun gastronomic adventures with your partner. Sooner or later though, you start running out of new places to eat and be merry. If you’re bored of eating the same ol’ things, don’t worry—we gotchu, fam. Check out these fresh, new dining spots in Bonifacio Global City that promise to fill you up in more ways than one.
For a Cozy Brunch Date: Le Jardin Café
The new Le Jardin still has a few French favorites, but they’ve had a makeover to include a more international menu. If you’re on a health-kick, then the Kale Smoothie Bowl (P220) is the ideal choice for you. You can also pair your Wellness Sunshine (P150) with a Clubhouse Sandwich on Skewer (P340) to set a happy tone for the rest of the day.
Le Jardin Café is at G/F Bonifacio Stopover Corporate Center, 31st corner 2nd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City.
For a No-Frills Date with a Bit of Spice: Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings
If you and your date don’t mind getting your hands dirty, then Frankie’s is the perfect place to just dig in. Have a bit of everything when you order Wings World (P348), which combines Garlic Parmesan, Smokey BBQ, and Nagoya Tebasaki flavors, or sample Frankie’s Classic Buffalo (P348) for an all-time favorite.
Frankie's New York Buffalo Wings is at Crossroads, 32nd Street corner 8th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City.
For a Retro Diner Date: Boutique Burger Kitchen
If you’re after more old school feels, then you should head on over to Boutique Burger Kitchen, the latest food venture of Chef Carlo Miguel. You wouldn’t mind getting a bit messy with The Classic Cheeseburger (P280), which is flavorful with the usual fillings and a touch of homemade ketchup. And don’t leave without meeting one of the ultimate retro #relationshipgoals—sharing a Banana Split (P220)!
Boutique Burger Kitchen is at G/F The Fort, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City.
For a Fiery Tapas Night: Tomatito
If Spanish cuisine is your thing, then a trip to Tomatito won’t disappoint. Not only are the interiors IG-worthy, the sexy ambiance will have you feeling the heat in all the best ways. Sample the Solomillitos Al Ajillo (P395) for a bite of garlicky goodness, or impress your date with the Salmon TNT (P595) which offers a burst of complex flavors.
Tomatito is at 6/F, BGC Corporate Center, 30th Street corner 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City.
For the IG-Obsessed Pair: Sunnies Café
Speaking of IG-worthy, here's a dining spot for the pair whose date is never complete without a quick photo op. Sunnies Café serves as a great backdrop for when you're snapping some photos with your bae, armed with one of their signature milkshakes. Their savory treats are worth your attention, too—the Crispy Tacos (P270) and Pan-seared Miso Salmon (P470) are as photogenic as they are tasty.
Sunnies Café is at B3, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.
For the Daring Dessert Duo: Freezer Burn
There’s nothing like ice cream to unite even the most opposite of minds, and Freezer Burn is the place to satisfy your hot and cold tempers. Settle your differences with the Ketchup Mayo Fries or go crazy with the Junkie; either way you’ll find something to keep your senses on a high.
Freezer Burn is at B3, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.
For a Delicious Dim Sum Feast: Din Tai Fung
Who says you can’t take the entire family out for a date? When you can’t decide where to take your hard-to-please parents, there’s Din Tai Fung to save the day. You can’t go wrong with their ace Pork Xiao Long Bao (P160/five pieces), or have them try the on-point Salted Egg Yolk Prawns (P395) for a savory surprise.
Din Tai Fung is at 6/F, C1, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City.
For Modern Japanese Bites: Ooma
Whether you just love rice or can’t get enough of their Hanger Steak (P495), Ooma always leaves you with a memorable slice of Japan. You and your date (and probably the entire squad, too) will likely agree that their Uni Udon (P495) is a must as well.
Ooma is at C3, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City.
For a Sweets-filled Work Date: Single Origin
When you’re struggling with deadlines but just can’t be confined to the office, Single Origin gives you that break you need with a good cup of artisinal coffee and a dose of sweetness. Fill up first with their Spanish Breakfast (P420) then get a bite of the Hot Chocolate Cheesecake (P220) and soon you’ll be all fired up and ready to go.
Single Origin is at 2/F C3, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City.
For Fun After-Work Cocktails: Early Night?
There are hot Chili Cheese Fries (P180) and tasty Malunggay Mozarella Dip (P250) that will get you and your friends happily munching at Early Night?, but the drinks will keep you as chill as can be. Share a pitcher of Sangria Roja (P450) or party on with a glass of Cosmopolitan (P140) for an evening you won’t soon forget.
Early Night? is at Fort Bonifacio Unit C, The Fort Entertainment Center, 5th Avenue corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City.
For a Quick Dessert Stop: PABLO Mini
A trip to PABLO means you’ve jumped on the cheese tart bandwagon, which usually ends in delicious results. Don’t miss out on their Freshly Baked Matcha Cheese Tart (P599) if you’re a fan of that earthy sweet treat.
PABLO Mini is at Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City.
And if you're looking for more places to enjoy your dates, keep an eye out for Marugame Udon, St. Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Dessert, Gelato Fix, Buca di Beppo, and Yukdaejang—these dining spots will be opening soon in BGC as well!
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