Best date night restaurants for Valentine’s Day
When it comes to date night dinners, the food shouldn’t be your only concern—the interiors, atmosphere, and service offered by a restaurant can go a long way in setting the tone for the rest of your romantic night. If you’re struggling to decide on which restaurant to book for your next date, then keep reading, for this listicle will take you through 10 beautiful date night restaurants for all budgets.
For more halal picks, you can check out our halal date night restaurants list.
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1. Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro
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With its panoramic view of Sentosa and Harbourfront, Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro is as romantic as it gets. Should you have your date night dinner close to 7pm, you’ll be able to enjoy the Golden Hour view, and watch as the sun sets beyond the trees and the city lights.
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The fare at Arbora is surprisingly affordable. A nice, hearty Handcrafted Hamburger with a thick beef patty, bacon streaks, and fluffy fries will set you back $29++, while juicy Tomahawk Pork Ribs cost $28++. If you want to go even cheaper, a plate of Beef Bolognese goes for just $18++.
Don’t forget to end your meal with the Jar of Love ($16++) dessert—your partner might just love its combination of chocolate ice cream, meringue, wafers, and fresh berries.
Address: 109 Mount Faber Road, Faber Peak, Singapore 099203
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 8:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6361 0088
Arbora Hilltop Garden & Bistro is not a halal-certified eatery.
Since Japanese food is pretty much universally loved in Singapore, choosing an acclaimed and gorgeous Japanese restaurant such as Sen-ryo is a safe bet for your date night dinner.
Located within ION Orchard, Sen-ryo is also a great pick if you’re planning on shopping after a lovely meal.
And though the restaurant serves delicious, premium Japanese food, you’re unlikely to break the bank while dining here. Even something such as the Sen-ryo Special Bento ($29.80++), with its lavish selection of ingredients including fatty otoro and salmon belly, is under $30++. For something that’ll warm the soul—and heart—you can get the Tori Nabe ($17.80++), which is a bubbling hotpot based on a rich chicken stock.
Read our Sen-ryo review.
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #03-14, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6974 6782
Sen-ryo is not a halal-certified eatery.
Sen-ryo Review: Famous Japanese Restaurant In ION, With Luxe Bentos From Just $15.80++
3. Good Bites
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Good Bites, located within Bishan Sports Hall, may not seem like the most romantic location, but the cafe’s appearance more than makes up for it. With gorgeous fairy lights and neon signages decorating the area, Good Bites is both stylish and atmospheric, which makes it a good place for a date.
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It’s also the most affordable place by far. Mains such as the Tom Yum Pasta ($12.90++) and Da Burger Bomb ($15.50++), which features succulent grilled teriyaki chicken as its patty, are all comfortably under $20++. To make the night extra sweet, you can order one of the cafe’s many Milkshakes (from $9.90++), too.
Address: 5 Bishan Street 14, #03-01, Bishan Sports Hall, Singapore 579783
Opening hours: Daily 11 am to 5 am
Tel: 6970 0233
Good Bites is a halal-certified eatery.
4. The Summerhouse
The Summerhouse offers not one, but four dining concepts that are perfect for an occasion such as Valentine’s Day. There’s The Summerhouse French Dining Room, a farm-to-table restaurant; The Summerhouse Garden Domes, an immersive dining experience set amid a lush garden; and Wildseed, a cafe, patisserie and bistro-bar. The environments they are in are drop-dead gorgeous—just look at the above picture.
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For delectable French food, The Summerhouse French Dining Room is your ideal choice. Dishes such as L’Entrecote Classic ‘Steak Frites’ ($45++), which gets you a thick slab of Angus sirloin steak with bearnaise sauce, are an example of the classics done right. For some seafood goodness, the Filet de Vivaneau Poele ($40++), featuring red snapper cooked with piperade, comes highly recommended.
Address: 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
Opening hours: Mon 6pm to 10pm, Wed-Fri 6pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 8809 5840
The Summerhouse is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Altro Zafferano
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Located on the 43rd floor of the Ocean Financial Centre, Altro Zafferano overlooks the cityscape the way few restaurants do. But this restaurant isn’t merely known for its stunning view—it serves up some of the best modern Italian food in the country.
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A must-try here is the House-made Tagliolini with Langoustine Carpaccio ($48++), which stars fresh langoustine lobsters and al dente tagliolini that’s drenched in scampi bisque sauce. Another main dish under $50++ that’s a great option is the Spagetti with San Marzano Tomatoes ($32++). But if you’d like to go big and possibly impress your date, you can get the Yugo Wagyu Beef Striploin ($88++), which has a marble score of 8/9.
Address: 10 Collyer Quay, Level 43, Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm to 3 pm, 6pm to 11 pm
Tel: 6509 1488
Altro Zafferano is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Spago Dining Room
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The first international offshoot of celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s Beverly Hills restaurant, Spago Dining Room spotlights Californian cuisine with global influences. Located on the 57th floor of the Marina Bay Sands, this restaurant gives you a great view of the city’s skyline too.
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Here, you can enjoy mains such as Crispy Scale Brittany Sea Bass ($48++) and Orecchiette With Iberico Pork Sausage ($31++), which are decadent but still within the <$50++ price range. If you’re a fan of fusion dishes, you may want to try the Japanese Sea Bream “Laksa” ($46++), which sees sea bream and rice noodles drenched in a piquant laksa broth.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Hotel Tower 2, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2:30 pm, 6pm to 10 pm
Tel: 6688 9955
Spago Dining Room is not a halal-certified eatery.
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With interiors that look straight out of The Great Gatsby, ATLAS has, without question, the most ornate setting on this list. This makes the Art Deco-inspired bar a wonderful place to wine and dine your date.
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Aside from moreish Western mains, including the Pan-roasted Chilean Sea Bass ($40++) and Pumpkin Risotto ($32++), ATLAS also offers a wide range of alcoholic beverages that will get you in a romantic mood in no time. These include cocktails such as the Orange Blossom Martini ($28++), which is made up of ATLAS’ orange gin, blanc vermouth, chocolate bitters, and mint; and champagne such as the Louis Roederer “Collection 242” ($27++ per glass).
Address: 600 North Bridge Road, Ground Floor, Parkview Square, Singapore 188778
Opening hours: Tue 12pm to 12am, Thurs 12pm to 12am, Fri-Sat 12pm to 12am
Tel: 6396 4466
ATLAS is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. SKAI Restaurant
While the view from Altro Zafferano is certainly impressive, the 70th floor SKAI Restaurant takes that one step further. Even the towering Marina Bay Sands looks unimposing from up there.
As you soak in the beautiful sights and interiors, you’ll be treated to some truly stellar fusion fare. Dishes such as the Westholme Wagyu ($75++) and Gundagai Australian Lamb Rack ($62++), which makes use of wasabi leaves and nori seaweed, are said to be immaculately prepared and feature only the finest ingredients.
Address: 2 Stamford Road, #70-01, Hotel Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882
Opening hours: Sun-Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm, 3pm to 5pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Sat 12pm to 3 pm, 6pm to 11pm
Tel: 6431 6156
SKAI Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Set inside a glass dome that offers a sweeping view of Marina Bay, MONTI is surely one of the most well-known places for a fancy date night dinner.
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MONTI offers a striking range of Italian fare. If you’re a fan of pasta, we recommend the Acquerello Risotto ($48++), which has all the fragrance and flavour of seasonal truffles and parmigiano reggiano. The dazzling mains here include the fresh Roasted Thyme White Cod ($62++) and the mouthwatering Prime Ribeye ‘Tagliata di Manzo’ ($79++).
Address: 82 Collyer Quay, The Fullerton Pavillion, Singapore 049327
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11 am to 11:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 11:30pm
Tel: 9111 5529
MONTI is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Corner House
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If your partner is a nature lover, then the Michelin-approved Corner House may be the ideal place for a dinner date.
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Its location within the Singapore Botanic Gardens means that you’ll be able to enjoy the omakase-style six-course Signature Dinner ($228++) with a scenic view of the Gardens’ flora and fauna. Their omakase menu is not fixed, but several dishes you may have the luck of tasting include wagyu with yuzu kosho and a curry cauliflower with dahl aioli.
Address: 1 Cluny Road, E J H Corner House, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 3pm, 6:30pm to 11pm
Tel: 6469 1000
Corner House is not a halal-certified eatery.
Date night restaurants to try in Singapore
These were 10 of the most gorgeous restaurants in Singapore to bring your date to. If your partner has a particular fondness for Korean food, you may want to check out our 15 best Korean restaurants list too. For a more private setting, you can have a look at our 10 restaurants with private rooms list.
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