The way to anyone’s heart is through the stomach and as one wise person put it, “if the date goes bad, at least the food is good.” At these restaurants, you’re guaranteed not only a refined setting to mark the occasion, but also exquisite flavors for an extraordinary evening.

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino

As one of the city’s premier hotels, Waterfront Cebu always delivers in all aspects—from service to food. With its multiple dining outlets offering different cuisines from Asian to Italian, any choice you pick will have something special for you. A crowd favorite is its UNO restaurant which is offering a Valentine’s buffet from Feb. 13 to 15 featuring a selection of Asian and international dishes and a carving station that shouldn’t be missed.

Enye by Chele Gonzalez

With an authentic Spanish menu specially curated by Chef Chele Gonzalez, Enye never disappoints. From the pintxos and tapas to the mains and afters, plus bottles from its wine selection to complete the meal, you and your date are in for a lovely evening. For Valentine’s Day, the restaurant is offering a four-course dinner, the “Temporada de Amor.”

Bamaka Restaurant

A three-course dinner set menu with wine pairing awaits at Bamaka Restaurant from Feb. 12 to 14. Salmon gravlax or jumbo lump crab cake for starters, grilled ribeye or pan-seared salmon for the main course and raspberry panna cotta for dessert. If you’re still on the fence about giving this place a try, its chef consultant has worked at some of the best restaurants in New York with Michelin-starred chefs and he was also executive chef of a farm-to-table restaurant in the US.

Radisson Blu Cebu

Mood lighting always elevates any dining destination and at Feria at Radisson Blu, it sets the mood for a well-deserved meal. Its premium Valentine’s Day dinner buffet highlights prime rib, assorted dim sum, lamb gilafi seekh kebab, seafood paella and a shawarma station, and includes a glass of wine, free-flowing pink margarita or sangria, and a sweet gift for the ladies., and a sweet gift for the ladies.

Bai Hotel Cebu

Available on Feb. 14, “Love Bites” at Bai Hotel Cebu’s steakhouse Marble+Grain is worth the splurge. Sweet and savory macarons, tomato bisque, deep sea cod, wagyu short rib and a strawberry dessert are all part of the prix fixe menu. If you and your partner are craving something else, there are other dining outlets at the hotel—UME for Japanese, the lobby lounge for some afternoon tea, Wallstreet Coffee + Bar for more sweet treats and Twilight Roofdeck Lounge + Bar for a literally elevated dining experience at 23 stories high.