Valentine’s Day is just around the corner; love is, once again, in the air. It’s very tangible and visible as you go down the busy streets of Metro Manila with all the happy couples walking around the city all lovey-dovey, storefronts festively adorned with hearts and anything that’s red, and street vendors selling roses and the like.

If you’re in a relationship, you’re probably thinking of a place to take your lover to this coming Valentine’s Day. However, dating in the city can be a little expensive; going out can easily burn a hole in your pocket nowadays. So, if you’re on a budget but still want to impress your date and have tons of fun this Valentine’s Day, check out this list of 10 great date places that will cost you less than ₱500.

10SALT Makati

Price Tag: ₱400-₱500

We’re starting the list with, of course, restaurants. Going out to dinner is still the best and classiest way to celebrate Valentine’s. And what better food to eat on a Valentine’s date than steak? Who doesn’t like steak, right?

SALT is a fairly new restaurant in Makati; it’s a whole-in-the-wall joint for those looking for good but affordable steaks. Their buffalo wings and frozen Brazo are must tries.

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SALT Makati
Address: 5887 Fermina corner Enriquez St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati
Phone: (+63 2) 956-7844
Store Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 5:00pm-1:00am
Sunday: 11:00am–3:00pm & 6:00pm–10:00pm