Whether it’s Valentines Day, wedding anniversary or just any random day of your choosing, spending time with your spouse deserve more than just greetings nor gifts. It’s about experience which can be a movie date, a repeat honeymoon or a romantic dinner date.
Without being too common as the all-too-common cheesy movie date nor wallet-busting trip to El Nido, you can spend quality romantic dinner at these fine Davao City venues.
1. Eagles Bar at Marco Polo Davao
If you wish to experience classic bar atmosphere, this is the place to go.
While it is not too quiet for those who wish an intimate time, it creates the mood for fun. You can hang out after dinner as live jazz band serenades the crowd starting at 9pm.
Claro M. Recto Street, Davao City
Tel: +63 82 221088
2. Claude’s Le Cafe de Ville
Take a slice of France in the heart of Davao City with Claude’s Le Cafe de Ville’s tasty French cuisine in generous servings. The restaurant has been in the city for more than 20 years, serving authentic French and Mediterranean dishes.
Settled in an old colonial-style house with rustic ambiance that takes you back in time.
The owner, Claude Le Neindre, originally from Tours of the Loire Valley in France has over 50 years of global experience in the hotel and restaurant business.
The Oboza Heritage House
143 Rizal Street
3. Jack’s Ridge
While Davao may just be an up and coming city with no distinctive skyline to boast — yet — Jack’s Ridge offers a view of a portion of one of the world’s biggest cities.
Besides the view, there is a wide variety of food available. It can get crowded pretty quickly though but it has big area to fancy a short stroll around after meals. Or hang out at BMW Piano Bar with local up and coming musicians.
Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City
Tel: +63 82 297 8830
4. Bon Appetit! La Boutique
A quiet yet cozy atmosphere greets you upon entering in this French bistro’s elegant ambiance. From lighting to artwork, the elements at restaurant’s interior complement well with each other.
This French / European restaurant with Filipino flair serves a variety of menu from steak to wines, as well as desserts and homemade ice cream.
Plaza Del Carmen, Loyola Street, Barrio Obrero, Davao City
Tel: +63 82 300 3186
5. Belito’s Vineyard
Not the easiest to locate for locals could also mean this place is suited for a quiet romantic dinner. Best to visit after sunset to dine in its alfresco setting.
Serves seafood (try paella negra and homemade caviar), dishes such as lengua, lamb caldereta and shrimp kinilaw. Try its exotic ice cream with local flavors such as cacao, mangosteen and green honey.
Palm Drive, Davao City