7 Luxurious Restaurants in Manila for a Fancy Dinner Date

You’ve finally reached the point in your life where you can easily say that “budget is not an issue” when looking for places to eat, stay, or visit.

Whether you’re preparing for a dinner date that will impress your significant other, or you’re celebrating a special occasion that deserves an extravagant meal, there are a number of luxurious restaurants in Metro Manila that would fit the bill (quite literally).

Here are 7 highly-recommended luxurious restaurants that you can enjoy for a fancy dinner date:



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Kyo-to is a Japanese restaurant in the heart of Makati that offers an authentic kaiseki dining experience. Kaiseki is a traditional Japanese multi-course meal, so you can enjoy a wide variety of flavorful dishes at Kyo-to. They also take pride in using ingredients flown in from Japan to make sure that the quality is excellent.

According to their website, Kyo-to is not just about good food, but “the experience of kaiseki is much more than what is served on the plate.” Their rates start at PHP 7,500 nett.

Visit Kyo-to at G/F Coyiuto House, 119 C. Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati.

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Metronome is a modern French restaurant by Chef Mike Calo, and if you want to enjoy the best of French cuisine in a stylish and romantic setting then this is the place to be. Their ala carte menu features luxurious main options like roasted lamb, seared lobster, and butter-roasted veal chop.

If you’re here for a special dinner date, you should try their multi-course tasting menu! The degustation menu features caviar, foie gras, and either pigeon or veal for your main. Be sure to call ahead because Metronome’s Tasting Menu is only available for pre-order.

Visit Metronome at G/F The Grand Midori Makati Bolanos Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.

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Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

Wolfgang's Steakhouse

You can’t go wrong with perfectly cooked steak and a luxurious ambiance for a fancy dinner date! World-renowned Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is a great choice for a romantic dinner date, especially if you both can’t say no to steak. Enjoy their famous USDA Prime Dry-Aged Porterhouse and pair it with a glass or two from their vast wine collection! You should also check out their menu for a few more bestsellers such as French Onion Soup, Lobster, and Mashed Potatoes. End the romantic night with a slice of their New York-style Cheesecake or Key Lime Pie!

Visit Wolfgang’s Steakhouse at The Podium, Ortigas; One Bonifacio High Street, BGC; and Newport World Resorts, Pasay City.

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Gallery by Chele


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Gallery by Chele is an upscale fine-dining restaurant in BGC established by Chefs Chele Gonzalez and Carlos Villaflor. They are known for their stylish resto ambiance and the various tasting menus available: a 6-course and a 10-course degustation menu, and even a vegetarian tasting menu with just as many courses!

Their tasting menu includes a variety of modern takes on Asian and Filipino dishes, with even their own modern take on the classic iskrambol.

Gallery by Chele’s tasting menu starts at PHP 2,700 per head.

Visit Gallery by Chele at 5F Clipp Center, 11th Ave corner 39th St., Bonifacio Global City.

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Wagyu Studio


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If you want to treat your date to a luxury wagyu steak experience, Wagyu Studio is the place to be. This is a luxe Japanese restaurant with a bright spotlight on the world-famous Kobe beef. They take pride in being able to win the bid for Japan’s “Kobe Beef Grand Prix Championship” winner, meaning their customers get the chance to enjoy the Grand Prix Champion Cow!

Visit Wagyu Studio at G/F The Finance Centre, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City.

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The Loggia at Palacio de Memoria

For an al fresco option with the same about of luxury and sophistication, you might want to check out The Loggia at Palacio de Memoria. This Italian restaurant is located inside Palacio de Memoria, a beautifully restored pre-war mansion.

After an elegant feast of Italian dishes, you and your date can even visit the museum inside the mansion.

Visit The Loggia at Palacio de Memoria at 95 Roxas Boulevard Barangay Tambo, Parañaque City.

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Elbert’s Steak Room

Elbert’s Steak Room is a homegrown restaurant that specializes in steaks simply because Elbert (yes, the man himself!) is a massive steak lover. What started as a literal steak room has now become a successful steakhouse known even by international celebrities.

The Steak Room specializes in USDA-certified premium beef, and they have great wine to pair it with.

Reviewers have also mentioned how its unassuming exterior is a great surprise to the sophisticated and elegant atmosphere inside.

Visit Elbert’s Steak Room at 3/F Sagittarius Bldg. III, Makati City.

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