(SPOT.ph) They say that if you want great advice, it’s best to ask the tita in your life. Whether it's Valentine's, Christmas, birthdays, or you just want to treat yourselves, there's no doubt that tita will have a place or two (or 10) to recommend—especially after what we’ve been through the past two years. But if you can’t quite figure out where to treat that special someone in your life, we’ve rounded up a list of the most romantic restaurants with a view in the Metro–all of which have the Tita Seal of Approval.
Also read: 10 Restaurants in Manila With Breathtaking Views
These romantic restaurants with a view will please titas and titas-at-heart:
The Nest Dining in the Sky
Titas living in the South swear by The Nest Dining in the Sky. Located on the top of Vivere Hotel, this iconic rooftop bar and restaurant offers scenic views of the city skyline as well as a view of the nearby Laguna de Bay. With its relaxed and cozy ambience, this spot is perfect for both romantic evenings and intimate drinks with friends. Pair a bottle of wine or a handcrafted cocktail with any offering from their expansive food menu–-you can find everything from local fare to international faves.
The Nest Dining in the Sky is at 31/F Vivere Hotel, 5102 Bridgeway Avenue, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
The Loggia at Palacio de Memoria
Chef Margarita Forés’ food has long been a favorite among titas, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that her latest venture made it on this list. The Loggia at Palacio de Memoria offers an al fresco dining experience alongside a stunning view of Manila Bay. The menu is relatively simpler than Forés’ other restaurants, but you’re still getting the same great flavors that made her food such a hit in the first place. Be sure not to miss their Lamb Shoulder Brasato, where lamb shoulder is stewed until melt-in-your-mouth tender; or the tita-approved Penne alla Primavera with spring vegetables, cream, and parmigiano-reggiano.
The Loggia is at Palacio de Memoria, 95 Roxas Boulevard, Barangay Tambo, Parañaque City.
If you or your tita's idea of a perfect date night is a couple of drinks and a view, then you can’t go wrong with Straight Up, Seda Hotels’ signature bar and lounge. Whether you’re hanging out at their BGC outpost or their newest branch in Makati, you’ll be treated to a stunning cityscape, stellar drinks (take your pick from local craft beer, wine, or cocktails!), delicious pica-pica, and of course, a chill and intimate vibe.
Straight Up is at 35/F Seda Residences Makati, Ayala North Exchange-Tower 1, Legazpi Village, Makati City.
Greg & Sally Tree Cafe
Plantitas would definitely fall in love with Greg & Sally Tree Garden Cafe. This Marikina-based cafe will make you feel like you’ve been transported to the cottagecore fantasy of your dreams with its lush and enchanting garden and its white and wooden chairs and tables. Take in the view with their simple menu composed mostly of Filipino favorites such as Sinigang, Crispy Pata, and Sizzling Pork Sisig.
Greg & Sally Tree Garden Cafe is at 145 Ipil Street corner Champaca, Marikina Heights, Marikina City.
Sky Deck at Bayleaf Hotel
You can’t talk about rooftop restaurants in the Metro without mentioning the OG. The Sky Deck at the Bayleaf Hotel has long been a favorite haunt for both titas and non-titas alike, thanks to its extensive wine list, international and local fare, and, of course, its stunning 360-degree view of Manila. Make sure to get a table here just before dusk so you can catch a glimpse of the stunning sunset.
Sky Deck at Bayleaf Hotel is at Muralla Street, Intramuros City, Manila.
The Penthouse 8747
Soft launching your relationship for Insta? Take your date to The Penthouse 8747. This bar inspired by The Great Gatsby is perfect for those mysterious pictures of your jowa, taken against the stunning view of the Makati skyline. Alternatively, it's the perfect haunt for that one tita that isn't just any tita, but a cool and hip tita looking to be one among the young'uns. Chow down on their tapas and mains and wash down your meal with their extensive drinks menu, which has everything from international whisky brands to handcrafted cocktails.
The Penthouse 8747 is at BA Lepanto Building, 8747 Paseo de Roxas Street, Makati City.
The Peak at Grand Hyatt
Looking to splurge? You might want to head on over to The Peak. Located at the roof deck of the Grand Hyatt Manila, which is touted to be the country’s tallest building BTW, this restaurant-slash-bar offers a bird’s eye view of Metro Manila, making it perfect for yours and tita's Instagram pics. Treat yourself to their charcoal grill selection, whisky bar, and music lounge and take in the sights and sounds of what the Metro has to offer.
The Peak is at Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue corner 35th Street, Bonifacio Global City.
Encima Roofdeck Restaurant
Looking for a hipper place to hang out? Check our Encima Roofdeck Restaurant over in Poblacion. This Tex-Mex restaurant not only offers you a nice view of the city, but also has mouthwatering dishes such as their Beef Birria and Mexican Braised Short Ribs. Wash down your meal with their Margaritas to give yourself a light buzz.
Encima Roofdeck Restaurant is at City Garden Hotel, 7870 Makati Avenue corner Durban Street, Makati City.
Whether you’re an early riser or a night owl, you can’t go wrong with 205. This café-slash-lounge reminds you of a hotel lobby with its clean, polished aesthetic and gold detailing. Head here early (i.e., in the morning) to take in the morning BGC view with a cup of coffee and breakfast comfort food or head on over here later on at night to sip on custom cocktails while admiring the city lights from below.
205 is at C2 U/G High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City.
Harbor View Restaurant Manila
This seafood restaurant has been around since 1985 and counts celebrities, families, and of course, titas as its regulars. After all, you can’t really go wrong with freshly cooked seafood (their Garlic Butter Shrimp comes highly recommended), a panoramic view of the city, and a stellar view of Manila Bay. Take your partner here on a late afternoon to catch a glimpse of the sunset and to take in the cool Manila breeze.
Harbor View Restaurant Manila is at South Gate A, Rizal Park, Katigbak Park, Manila.
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