Fellas, ladies, the day is coming! Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we don’t want you stuck at McDonald’s because you slept on getting a reservation. We’ve got ten awesome restaurants for you to choose from that are perfect for a little extra romance. Dim the lights, get the candles going and let’s get disgustingly lovey-dovey. Lonely people, maybe grab some takeout?
The Carbon Bar is unpretentious and funky with super great service is super friendly. It’s come out strong this year with a special 5-course V-Day prix fixe menu. Included is the ever famous K.F.C. (Korean fried cauliflower), steak tartare, and winter squash salad. Finish it off with dark chocolate truffle, spooned into each other’s mouths for bonus romance points.
Where: 99 Queen St E
The interior of Sofia is what dreams are made of (feel free to read that in a Hilary Duff voice). Rich red accents pop against the wood and white walls, and a curated art collection adds extra pizazz. It’s got swoon-worthy Valentine’s vibes and top-notch service to boot. You can thank us later.
Where: 99 Yorkville Ave
The whole point of this restaurant is to get you completely immersed in the meal. No distractions, just fully present in the experience. Sounds like an ideal Valentine’s date, doesn’t it? There’s no better place for a zen, intimate meal. Their Asian-inspired menu is well worth the drive, we promise!
Where: 7713 Yonge St, Thornhill
Figo oozes romance. There’s huge windows, a rose mural on the ceiling, and romantic white accents. If the space isn’t enough, their prix fixe Valentine’s menu should be plenty. Start by sharing burrata and truffle honey ricotta. Then, enjoy king salmon or braised short rib. Finish off a perfect night with dark chocolate torta to share. We’d like to finish all our nights with their dessert, please.
Where: 295 Adelaide St W
If you like a little steakhouse action on your V-Day, look no further. Michael’s is one of Toronto’s most known steakhouses and for good reason. The space is swanky as heck, and the food leaves nothing to be desired. Your date and you can compare food babies at the end of the night, how cute!
Where: C111, 100 Simcoe St
This place is absolutely luxurious. It’s warmly candle-lit and super chic. They’ve got fine dining down to a science, and it’s all about delicious southern European dishes. Flor de Sal is dietary-restriction friendly, so no fear there. Relax under their glittering crystal chandelier and bask in all those loving vibes.
Where: 501 Davenport Ave
Nothing’s more special than a patio in February, right? Before you call us crazy, take a trip to Bar Reyna’s year-round patio for your Valentine’s Day. It fills up fast, and we see why! This place is ultra romantic. You’ll be listening to in-house live sultry jazz and sharing tapas plates and awesome cocktails. No date spot’s quite like it!
Where: 158 Cumberland St
This Toronto fav makes you feel like you’ve stepped right into a 1920’s Parisian bistro. Grab a table for two and enjoy their impressive prix fixe menu that’s about as romantic as food can get. Champagne and oysters are just the beginning.
Where: 432 Wellington St W
This spot is a Toronto wedding favourite, soooo… it has those vibes. They nail the art of gorgeous plating, so it’s almost as gorgeous as your date. Their expansive menu also has a dedicated vegetarian tasting menu so everyone can leave satisfied.
Where: 111C Queen St E
Bodega has the absolute perfect menu for special dates. With classics like wild mushroom risotto and beef tenderloin, this has all the special dinner feels your Valentine needs. Pro tip: don’t skip their awesome dessert selection (warm banana cake! berries and cream!).
Where: 30 Baldwin St
Happy Valentine’s Day, lovebirds!