First dates are critical. After admiring your crush from a distance, here comes your chance to actually get some precious face time.
It can get you either giddy or BV for weeks, and it’s powerful enough to form your mindset about the person. So, once you’ve secured a date, make sure you’ve got these essentials down: the time, the outfit, the Facebook-profile-scan and, of course, the restaurant.
Date guides have probably led you to these food spots, but have you considered what they could mean? And if you’re one of the lucky (haba-ng-hair) ones that were asked out, here are insights into your potential boo’s restaurant choice.
8. Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen
If staying in for pizza and movies is your favorite kind of night, Mama Lou’s is the right first-date-place for you. Here, you can have a laidback date—filled with good, memorable conversation and delicious dishes your wallet won’t regret. It’s also for those who would choose comfort food over fine dining any day.
7. Le Petit Soufflé
3F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City
(02) 886 3056, (03) 718 5681 | Facebook
Open Sunday to Thursday from 11am to 10pm | Friday and Saturday from 10a.m. to 11p.m.
Budget for two – P1,100
This gorgeous, garden-inspired restaurant is for those who yearn for an escape from the metro, but don’t have the luxury or time to do so just yet. Le Petit Soufflé provides a dose of greenery, fusion food (French with Japanese) and interior eye candy—right at the heart of Makati. It’s also for people who give as much importance to the restaurant’s aesthetics as they do to food.
6. Hole in the Wall
4F Century City Mall, 1210, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati
(02) 801 1230, 0917 580 2558 | Facebook | Website
Open Sunday to Thursday from 11am to 10pm | Friday to Saturday from 11am to 12am
Budget for two – P1,200
A date at Hole in the Wall means you’re in for a casual, yet purposeful (wink) hangout. If you don’t know each other well yet, the varied food stalls and fun environment will help change that.
Any foodie will love Hole in the Wall’s unique and modern food concepts. If your potential boo is one, a date here will definitely boost your game. And if either of you are a fan of live music, its neighbor, 12 Monkeys, is sure to hit the spot.
5. The Wholesome Table
If you’ve been asked out on a first date at The Wholesome Table, congratulations! You’ve potentially found yourself an all-in-one nutritionist, workout buddy and lover. Just be wary of your date throwing out or hiding vegetables; the faux pas-healthy lifestyle is common nowadays.
But if the date passes clear of that, pat yourself on the back for landing a bae that actually takes good care of his/her body. That could be a sign of how your date will take care of you. And don’t worry, that part doesn’t have to be wholesome.