Here’s a list of exemplary restaurants in Manila that take fine dining to a new level.

1. Finestra Italian Steakhouse
Nothing quite beats the taste of a prime cut steak. Luckily for us, there’s the option to indulge yourself with succulent Australian Blackmore and US Snake River Farms Wagyu beef at the Finestra Italian Steakhouse.

Chef Alan Marchetti showcases authentic Italian classics mixed with modern takes on luxurious steakhouse favorites. Featuring only the best cuts of beef from around the globe, Finestra is not one to miss if you’re a meat-lover!

Did we mention that you’ll also get a breathtaking panoramic view of Manila bay? Pair that with a grandly furnished restaurant, you’ll truly feel like you’re dining in style.

Must Try: Snake River Wagyu Beef

Solaire Resort Manila, 1 Asean Avenue Entertainment City Tambo, Parañaque City.

2. Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie
Located at the top of the Citibank Tower in the heart of bustling Makati, Top of the City by Chef Jessie takes fine dining to new heights with its stunning view of the city skyline from the 34th floor.

Despite offering a delectable array of premium cocktails, the food is definitely the main attraction. Celebrity chef Jessie Sincioco combines her acute knowledge of Western and European cuisine with the freshest local ingredients to bring you a fine dining experience to remember.

Must Try: Pasta à la Jessie

34th Floor, Citibank Tower, 8741 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City

3. Barbara’s Heritage Restaurant
Get in touch with Filipino history, culture, and cuisine at Barbara’s Heritage Restaurant. Great for locals and tourists alike, this fine restaurant located inside the walled city of Intramuros beautifully demonstrates Spanish heritage and Filipino traditions through its cuisine.

Not to mention, you also get a cultural dance show that will truly elevate your meal.

Must Try: Paella

Plaza San Luis Complex, General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila

4. Kiwa
Dine at Kiwa and you’ll experience authentic Korean barbeque grille at its best. As the first fine dining Korean grill restaurant in Manila, Kiwa makes sure to offer premium quality Korean cuisine that matches its distinguished interiors.

Aside from the exemplary food, what sets Kiwa apart from ordinary Korean BBQ establishments is their state-of-the-art ventilation system, guaranteeing that you won’t come out smelling like the premium grilled meat of your choice.

Must Try: Samgyeopsal (Grilled Seasoned Pork Belly)

Solaire Resort Manila, 1 Asean Avenue Entertainment City Tambo, Parañaque City

5. Lemuria Gourmet Restaurant
The moment you step inside the Lemuria Gourmet Restaurant, you know you’re in for something special.

Tucked inside an upscale residential village, Lemuria used to be part of the owner’s home that was converted into a restaurant. Its beautiful open garden provides a romantic ambiance, while its Mediterranean interiors will make you feel like you’re dining in a charming chateau.

Their French Mediterranean cuisine takes it up a notch with just a few signature dishes that are absolutely to die for!

Must Try: Pan-Seared Sea Bass with Mushroom Risotto

5 Julieta Circle, Horseshoe, Quezon City

6. Sala
Located within the bustling business district of Makati, Sala caters to businessmen, expats, and casual diners alike.

Known as one of the finest European dining rooms in the city, Sala makes sure to uphold quality and freshness—from homemade breads to the artisan Mediterranean dishes and desserts.

Must Try: Twice Baked Prawn and Dill Soufflé

6752 Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City

7. Yakumi
The Japanese pride themselves on their technique in keeping natural flavors intact, and Executive Chef Norimasa Kosaka and sous chef Shinobu Endo did just that.

To give its diners the most authentic Japanese dining experience imaginable, Yakumi flies in the freshest seafood and ingredients straight from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market to the Philippines twice a week!

Must Try: Hokkaido Scallop Robatayaki with Garlic Butter

Solaire Resort Manila, 1 Asean Avenue Entertainment City Tambo, Parañaque City

Fine Dining in Our Neck of the Woods
Manila fine dining is truly taking it up a notch with a wide selection of cuisine in various areas of the Metro. Spoil yourself from time to time, and treat yourself to delectable dishes and mouth-watering desserts.

Whether you’re a true foodie or just someone who enjoys the better things in life, this is definitely a list worth trying.