With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we are sure that most of you still have not yet decided on where to spend this Day of Hearts with your partners, loved ones, families and friends.  To help you out on your predicament, we are featuring a selected number of GenSan Restaurants and establishments which are running Valentine’s Day Promotions purposely to bring out the romantics in you.

We suggest you contact them right away for your reservations because you would have to remember that February 14, 2010 also marks the first day of the Chinese New Year, the year of the Tiger.  This means that Fil-Chinese Families will also be out that day looking for the best food in town.  We are just lucky because this year, we have more choices of GenSan Restaurants and establishments to pick out for our twin Valentines and Chinese New Year celebrations.

Thanks to the owners of these GenSan restaurants and establishments for emailing to us their respective promo details.

1.  Le Jardin Arnevel’s Magic Valentine

For the 4th straight year,GenSan restaurant Le Jardin Arnevel’s is conducting an EAT-ALL-YOU-CAN Treat with its MAGIC VALENTINE!

For only P199, diners can enjoy Mongolian Barbecue, 8 Sumptuous Dishes, Seafoods and Crispy Lechon plus all-you-can-drink BOTTOMLESS Iced Tea!!!

If that isn’t a REAL DEAL, I don’t know how else to call it.

Make sure you call in for reservations.  The numbers are (083) 301-2513; 301-8300 OR 0932-9029753. Look for Bang-bang!

2.  San Mig Sports Bar’s “A Valentine Dinner Show of Love Songs”


It’s a musical treat for lovers at San Mig Sports Bar inside the NCCC Compound on February 14, as resident artists Jun and Cris Lyn Joy dish out love songs accompanied by a piano and guitars.  They also have a lovely guest singer, Ms. Albert Krizlynne to enthrall the audience.  The whole thing will set you off at P300 per person. (Update:  No cover charge.  No Entrance Fee.)

For their pre-Valentine treats, there is no ENTRANCE FEE from February 10 to 13 for patrons who will be entertained by the music of live bands “The D’ Base” and “The Kinetic Band”.

Look for Kuya Bebot Haw, the bubbly owner who will suggest to you his best ostrich and crocodile recipes.

For reservations, to their A Valentine Dinner Show of Love Songs in Piano and Strings, you may contact (083) 302-1961.

3.  East Asia Royale Hotel’s “Love’s Splendor Valentine Dinner”


East Asia Royale Hotel has prepared two venues for its Love’s Splendor Valentine Dinner“.  For those who go for classical music, you may want to have your dinner at the Ballroom.

For acoustic music lovers, it’s the Royale Lounge for you.  Dinner costs P350 each and if GM Rombar Bartolome’s wife Aymee prepares her famed “kare-kare” herself, then that itself is a bonus already.

There will be two lucky draws for two couples who will win an overnight stay at East Asia Royale Hotel.  Neat huh?

For queries and reservations, please contact their Sales Office at (083) 553-4124.

4. Grab A Crab Restaurant and Coffee Club 101’s “A Roaring Valentines”


GenSan’s Twin Bill Diners which have branched out to Robinsons Place – GenSan have come up with their own gimmick capitalizing on both the season of Valentines and the Year of the Tiger.

For three days from February 12 to 14, Michael Wee’s Grab a Crab Restaurant and Coffee Club 101 are giving out Teddy Bears, Heart-Shaped Pillows, Flowers and Balloons and other novelty items to lucky customers.

For those trying out their Robinsons Branch, an acoustic band will regale them with the latest love songs and make their dining experience more romantic.

And as part of Robinsons’ mall-wide promo, lady patrons will each receive a rose when their total bill reaches P1000.

If you want to be part of Grab A Crab’s and Coffee Club 101’s Roaring Valentines’ crowd, better call the following number for reservations:

  • Laurel Avenue Branch – (083) 553-5430;
  • Robinsons Place Branch – (083) 554-2248.

5.  Tierra Montana Hotel’s “Valentine Special”


Tierra Montana Hotel is one of the few ones in General Santos City with its own pool. Capitalizing on this, the management of this hotel formerly known as Tierra Verde has come up with a Valentines Dinner For Two Special at its pool grounds for only P399.00.

Their poster says that diners will be serenaded by romantic music so we should expect musical performances from GenSan’s top chanteuses while for those who’d prefer dinner indoors, they can opt to get a table inside Lady Laine Cafe, beside the poolyard.

For a nightcap, there’s their Blue Room for a bottle of beer or two while singing your favorite love songs on their videoke.  Or if you feel lucky, at the other side of the compound is their ONLINE CASINO which just opened a few months ago.

For more of Tierra Montana, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

6.  Ranchero’s and Paseo del Sol’s “Reel Romance Buffet”

It’s a celluloid Valentines this time as sister establishments Ranchero and Paseo del Sol whip out REEL ROMANCE BUFFET starting at 6pm on Hearts Day.

Leave it to Marketing Manager Paolo Sunglao to cook up unique and exciting party concepts such as this one, evoking images of well-loved Hollywood love stories.  So except to be lulled into being extra sweet to your partners with their playing of romantic love songs in the background, coming from such movies as “NOTTING HILL”, “THE NOTEBOOK”, “MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING”, among others.

Other than that, there’s a FREEBIE for everybody.

So , reserve your seats and tables now by calling (083) 553-9298.

7.  Piyesta KTV and Resto Bar’s “Couples Meals”

The people over at Piyesta KTV and Resto Bar have concocted new crowd-pleasers meant for Valentine couples.  With prices ranging from P500 to P350 per “COUPLES MEAL“, most of the food are native to GenSan- tuna, veggies and other light fare for the weight conscious.

Of course, being part of Robinsons Al Fresco Strip, each lady patron receives a rose from the Mall Management itself when the bill reaches P1,000..

Dining at Piyesta wouldn’t be complete without their own wine mixes.  For the Day of Hearts, the Congsons, who run the place have again come up with winners for those planning to stay longer into the night.  One of them is the GAYUMA – drinks in test tubes!!!

8.  Red Trellis Seafood Garden’s “Seafood Buffet”

Farther inside Barangay Lagao, behind the NDDU-IBED Campus, Red Trellis Seafood Restaurant also has something cooking up its sleeve for the joint Valentines/Chinese New Year holidays!

It’s their RED TRELLIS SEAFOOD BUFFET offered only on the 14th.

Just imagine partaking of all the crabs, prawns, and other seafoods cooked to perfection in different kinds of dishes by their Bicolano cook and supervised by owner George Sandoval himself!

For P300 per person, this is one of the surest bets for the Valentines Season!

To inform Red Trellis that you’re coming, call them at 302-2722.   For more of Red Trellis, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

9.  O-ohlang Fishing Resto Seafood and Grill’s “Sushi Night on Valentine’s Day”

Although we have featured O-ohlang Fishing Resto Seafood and Grill in an earlies post, we are again including them here for the people’s  consideration when on the lookout for Valentines Day dining choices.

O-ohlang, which is located inside the NCCC Compound, along the National Highway is offering a “SUSHI NIGHT” on February 14.   Any minimum order of P300 will entitle the customer to a FREE SERVING OF SUSHI!

There is no admission ticket required, by the way, but be sure to call (083) 302-0561 for reservations.

10.  Dolores Farm Resort’s “My Lovely Valentine”

Although Dolores Farm Resort, which was featured here last year, is located at Pagalungan, Polomolok, South Cotabato, we are including it here for people who want to escape the city.

Dolores Farm Resort which is basically a hotel resort in the hills of Polomolok is heralding “MY LOVELY VALENTINE” for the weekend.

For only P199 per person, guests can avail of an “EAT ALL YOU CAN” Dinner at their Chanee Restaurant from 6pm to 9pm and be entertained with an ACOUSTIC BAND (which is also available every Saturday of February).

Other than that, they have a 5 + 1 Promo on San Miguel Beer and for those who are planning to stay overnight in one of their rooms, a 50% discount is in order on the 14th and 15th of February 2010.

Now, how’s that?   For more of Dolores Farm Resort, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

11. The Farm’s “One Lovely Dinner @ The Farm”

Another option for people in GenSan who want to go farther up South is The Farm, located at Carpenter Hill in Koronadal City.

The Farm was the site of the Soccsksargen Bloggers Photo-Journalism Workshop last December 2009 and I must say that it would be a perfect venue for lovers and families on Valentines Day.

The Farm is offering “One Lovely Dinner @ The Farm” on February 14 and costing P300 per adult patron and P200 per child.  While dining at their CONVENTION CENTRE, patrons will be entertained by musical performances of Koronadal’s best artists making the lovely dinner at The Farm one enchanted moment they will never forget.

Reservations may be coursed through telephone #s (083)228-1888 or faxed to (083)228-9010.

12.  Bigby’s Cafe & Restaurant

One of the newer restaurants and cafes along the Robinsons Al Fresco strip is Bigby’s Cafe & Restaurant which traces its origins from Cagayan de Oro and has branches in Davao and in Manila.

Bigby’s is famous for its large servings and is an excellent choice for families on the lookout for a good deal due to its “Food Platters” which can feed four to five hungry souls.

For the twin celebrations this weekend, Bigby’s has also come up with their own promotions.

For the Chinese New Year, it has come up with this gimmick below…

Dining patrons may get free  FORTUNE CARDS who visit them until the Chinese New Year’s Eve on February 13.  For Valentines, they have started selling since January 25 a heart-shaped cake which could be given as gifts to the persons closest to your hearts.

Imagine this – a super premium Dark and White Chocolate Frosting over a layer of moist chocolate cake with a sweet strawberry filling priced only at P395!!!  Definitely a fitting gift for Valentines!

To get any of these, you may call Bigby’s GenSan at (083) 552-0111.  You may also want to reserve for your Valentines Day tables.  To know more about Bigby’s,  you may want to CLICK HERE.