LIST: Valentine al fresco spots at Araneta City

Are you planning to treat your loved one to a special Valentine dinner? With the threats of COVID-19 still lingering around, al fresco or outdoor dining is the safer — and even more romantic — option to go.

But with a lot of outdoor dining options, where should you bring your date? Here are some cool and romantic al fresco locations in Araneta City that you may consider:

1. The Oasis (Gateway Mall)

Enjoy a serene dining ambience at The Oasis, an open-air yet fully air-conditioned al fresco garden found at the heart of the Gateway Mall. This almost-hidden gem separates diners from the busy mall, and provides an extra special feel with its nature vibe and soothing music.

The Oasis offers food menu mainly from Sachi, but other food choices from Cibo, Mary Grace, Cafe Adriatico, and Pizza Hut can also be ordered. All food will be served right to your table by the garden’s dedicated food servers! Whichever cuisine you choose, The Oasis promises a tranquil and cozy romantic mood.

Reservation is needed. Call Sachi at 89111806, 09088816503, and 09153163521.

2. Manhattan Row (along General Malvar Ave.)

Diners planning to eat at restaurants along the Manhattan Row — Giovanni’s, Marina Grill, Gilligan’s, Samgyupsalamat, Mister Kabab, and Bonchon — may opt to bring their food and eat at the area’s cool al fresco setup.

In here, your under-the-moonlight dinner date can become more magical with the cute overhead lanterns, making the place an Instagram-worthy setting. A busker will even greet the outdoor diners to make the night more romantic.

Manhattan Row is located away from the mall crowd, making it an ideal spot for those looking forward to a more relaxing evening.

3. 6th Pool Bar and Lounge (Novotel Manila Araneta City)

Bring your loved one on a stylish dinner date. The 6th Pool Bar and Lounge is the perfect spot for those who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, with its stylish landscaping complemented by fresh air and ambient sounds from the hotel pool!

For February 14, try The 6th Manila’s romantic four-course dinner at The 6th Manila. A special Valentine’s Set Dinner Menu awaits, plus a live performance of beautiful love songs will put you in the mood for love. A complimentary glass of sparkling wine and cookies also await you during your special night out. 

Book on or before February 10 for a discounted rate! For inquiries, please call +632 8990 7888 or email [email protected]

4. NFT The 2nd (New Frontier Theater)

Drink the night away at the second level of New Frontier Theater. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail at Ounce Manila (with its ‘Two for One’ promo until February 28) or sip a drink at But First, Coffee to cap off your lovely evening. 

NFT The 2nd also has an outdoor dining setup for those who’ll take a quick dessert at McDonalds and Tim Hortons. 

With its location, NFT The 2nd will give you and your date a great outdoor view of the City of Firsts, and privacy away from the shoppers and pedestrians. 

5. Times Square Food Park

If you and your partner are looking for a less formal setup, then head over to Times Square Food Park (across Manhattan Parkview and Manhattan Heights). If you are craving for street food staples, then the food booths here will surely satisfy you.

Araneta City’s famous Christmas banchetto remains open this season to give the public an extended taste of outdoor dining experience. From grilled meat to baked sweets, you’ll find everything you want for your food adventure date.

Other al fresco options are also offered at the Gateway Mall Pavilion, Shopwise Arcade, Coliseum Arcade, and by select restaurants and food stores at the Gateway Mall and Ali Mall. Do check them out.

If you have no plans yet, allow us to arrange that perfect Valentines date for you! Just shop and dine at Araneta City from February 7 to 14 and get a chance to win an all-expense-paid romantic date via our Love in the City promo! Check out more details here.

For more Valentine’s Day ideas and offers, check out the Facebook and Instagram pages of Araneta City. 

Celebrate all forms of love only at the City of Firsts!