If you want to impress your sweet, you’re going to need to aim higher than Taco Bell. Trust us, and treat them to dinner at one of these very romantic restaurants in Toronto! We’ve picked out beautiful decor, mouthwatering dishes, and stacked drink menus to take the nerves away. Pro tip: bring some flowers, and you’re totally set. Have fun, lovebirds!
The plush velvet in here is going to have you thinking of all sort of romantic things. Sip inventive cocktails or cozy up on the airy patio. Is that a sparkle in your eye, or is it the glittering chandeliers? The internationally-acclaimed art collection doesn’t hurt the ambiance either, nor does the extensive cocktail list.
Where: 99 Yorkville Ave
This Vancouver transplant is one of the hands-down most impressive sushi spots in the city. As if the menu wasn’t swoon-worthy enough, the high ceilings of the stunning dining space will take your date’s breath away. Another gem? An outdoor patio. The only thing more gorgeous than the perfectly plated food will be your date (wink wink).
Where: 10 Bay St #105
Ball out and snag the breathtaking private room, a local favourite for wedding dinners. The Parisian- inspired decor and mouthwatering French cuisine will make this one to remember. If the date turns out to be a dud, at least there’s French onion soup and a walk through the Distillery District to end the night, right?
Where: 35 Tank House Lane
Something about this room screams romance… we suspect it’s either the flower mural on the roof, or us trying to find a mate. Cuddle up and get all rosy in the cheeks in this rosy spot, with a picturesque bar and romantic colour palette.
Where: 295 Adelaide St W
Antler has a rep as a seriously cozy go-to spot for birthdays and nights out. It’s warm, relaxing, and perfect for a little under-the-table hand holding action. The menu is local and meat-focused, with sides like wild cultivated sautéed mushrooms and lemon balm sea buckthorn berries. Each dish is thought out to the nines and puts a refined spin on Canadian cuisine.
Where: 1454 Dundas St W
This pastel blue and white spot has an incredible open kitchen. Watch delicate plating appear before your eyes, cozy up in candlelight, and enjoy the perfect atmosphere. It’s not a fussy date restaurant with those semi-stuck up vibes, thankfully. Come here to relax, enjoy the decor, and sip wine all night.
Where: 199 Augusta Ave
Come to this spot for the skyline views, stay for the unreal food. If the more snazzy haute cuisine side is out of your date budget, head on over to the bistro for a more casual (but still mucho impressive) meal. The interior is all windows and warm lighting, so you can alternate gazing at the city and your beautiful better half.
Where: 1 Benvenuto Pl
This tiny café is tucked into a laneway on Yorkville Avenue. As soon as you walk into Chabrol, something about it makes you want to lose track of time. Maybe it’s the floor to ceiling windows? Perhaps the glittery chandeliers? Or maybe it’s the super intimate seating. Either way, you two are in your own little world here. Split the apple tart for a guaranteed second date.
Where: 90 Yorkville Ave
When you’re leaving one of the most romantic restaurants in Toronto, you’d better be full, happy, and ready to canoodle. Second date time, what do you think?