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Date-Worthy Restaurants for Mother’s Day: Quezon City Edition

Are you planning a date for Mother’s Day in the northern area of Metro Manila? Here are some date-worthy restaurants in Quezon City!

Although moms prefer having some alone time, some would like to venture out and try new restaurants on Mother’s Day. So why not take her out on a date? Even when we were kids, our moms always tried introducing new food to us. Now it’s our turn, whether we’re the dads or the working kids, here are some restaurants in Quezon City that are date-worthy for Mother’s Day.

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1. Frazzled Cook

Located along Scout Gandia Street, Frazzled Cook offers two parking areas — one leading to their events place in the back and the other to the main restaurant. Its colorful vintage yet mismatched furniture only adds a heartwarming charm to its ambiance that will remind mom of her old home. The restaurant also serves homecooked dishes with a twist, offering them also in to-share portions like their Seafood Paella or their Paella Negra.

Their highly extensive menu includes the citrusy and salty Kesong Puti salad, a creamy Truffle Pizza, the savory Chicken Marsala, and their melt-in-the-mouth Wagyu Salpicao. Top it off with their signature Frozen Brazo for a final and sweet delight.

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2. La Spezia

Moms who traveled to Europe during their wanderlust days may crave traditional Italian flavors. La Spezia, along Scout Dr. Lazcano, offers popular Italian dishes from the creamy and mildly salty Burrata with olive oil drizzled on top to the rich, soft, and meaty Vino Rosso Agnello — a lamb shank stewed in red wine and herbs for four hours.

But what is an Italian restaurant without its pasta dishes? Their spiced Aglio Pesca features clams, shrimp, and squid, all tossed in extra virgin olive oil, chili flakes, and parmesan cheese. But for those who love simplicity, the pillowy soft Gnocchi with button mushrooms are a must-try.

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3. Prime Steakhouse

If mom’s in the mood for meat for Mother’s Day and all the steakhouse restaurants are fully booked by others bringing their moms for dates, consider Prime Steakhouse at SM North the Block as an option. The restaurant offers either ala carte meals or All-You-Can-Eat Steak for PHP 899.00. The Eat-All-You-Can option offers a selection between Salisbury Steak, T-Bone, Rib Eye Signature Steak, Flat Iron, and NY Strip along with 2 unlimited sides.

We suggest reserving or going early to beat the crowd. SM North EDSA, because of the construction going on and Trinoma being a commute terminal, is quite traffic.

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4. Wildflour

The recently opened Wildflour restaurant on Scout Madriñan offers ambiance, delicious baked goods, and wholesome dishes. The high ceiling and the shelves adorned with various glassware and bottles add to the restaurant’s rustic charm, creating ambient lighting for diners. For food recommendations, the savory Pasta Alla Norma with its colorful vegetable bits are both eye-catching and a fresh delight. The Organic Roast Chicken, served with creamy mashed potatoes, is worth the try too!

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5. Deogracias

Located along 11th Jamboree, Deogracias is Chef Heny Sison’s — along with Spanish chef Alex de Hoyo Gomez — interpretation of modern Spanish food. Similar to her Filipino restaurant Victorino’s, Deogracias transformed a quaint, little home into a date-worthy restaurant with warm yellow lights and furniture made out of wood and wrought iron. The various tapas such as the Puntillas Frittas and the beloved classics like the Lengua Estofada further add to the restaurant’s charm.

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6. La Creperie

La Creperie may have several branches but we recommend the one in White Plains or Vertis North for easier parking. The cozy and brightly-lit white café offers several French favorites such as crepes — both savory and sweet and galettes like the Crevette Aux Épinards (shrimp and spinach). They also have savory hot meals like the tangy sweet Confit Du Porc — a pork belly served with an orange glaze and their herbed Salmon Provençal that’s served on a bed of creamy potato niçoise salad.

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7. Romulo Café

Although styled in black and white to reflect the age of its namesake, the late Carlos P. Romulo and his wife, Virginnia, Romulo Café‘s minimalist and modern design makes it easier for diners to taste the stories behind each heirloom dish. The recipes in the menu are said to be mostly from Lolo Carlos and Lola Virginnia, including their signature Chicken Relleno and their various interpretations of Adobo. Their Beef Kaldereta is also a must-try which they further enhance with Keso de Bola.

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8. Alimango House by Red Crab

Alimango House by Red Crab prides itself on making sure no meat sticks to the crab’s shell, proving just how well-versed they are in cooking the crustacean. Because their menu offers continental cuisine, they offer flavorful paellas that like the Paella Negra to pair with their signature garlicky Maritess-style Crab. And in case mom would rather stay home, they also sell trays of their crab and shrimp!

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9. Abé

As the restaurant that claims “where good friends dine,” Abé restaurant offers modern Filipino fusions and even has a promo currently for Mother’s Day where moms get to eat for free so long as she’s part of a table of five (or has four paying customers eating with her). Moms can avail of that discount with our grandmas who are responsible for making our moms the super-moms that we know today!

Their best-sellers include the savory Lamb Adobo and the spicy Gambas Al Aljillo.

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10. Omakase

Serving Japanese classics with a modern-day twist, Omakase offers both classic sushi combinations and torched (also known as aburi) creations for moms who are still building their confidence to eat raw fish. They also have various teppanyaki classics that pair well with their version of fried rice (or Chahan) such as their savory and garlicky Tenderloin Beef Teppanyaki.

However, their forte lies more in their eye-catching seafood recipes such as the Salmon Skin Crunch that they serve with their tart Ponzu sauce. The Tenzaru Soba – a refreshing noodle dish served with a chilled, mildly salty dipping Tsuyu sauce that creates an enjoyable clash of hot and cold when paired with their freshly cooked Ebi Tempura.

Mother’s Day 2024: A mom is still a woman who deserves to go on dates.

After spending hours with the kids and managing the house, moms need a day when they can just look pretty guiltlessly and simply enjoy their food. Most of the restaurant choices moms pick out and tell their families often undergo strict deliberation – is the bathroom clean? Are the chefs good? Is there parking? Is there a promo to avail? But for this incoming Mother’s Day, it’s the family’s turn to think about a restaurant that is both delicious and date-worthy.

Let Mother’s Day 2024 be the one day when mom can guiltlessly go on a date in a restaurant and be treated like the queen the family sees her as.

More about Mother’s Day?

A Mother’s Day Celebration: Our Special Double-Cover Print Issue!
It’s Time For Moms To Enjoy A Mother’s Day Out
A Heartfelt Letter from Our Editor-in-Chief This Mother’s Day 2022

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