For an extra luxurious dinner for two, Toronto’s go-to restaurant is Scaramouche. This upscale resto has been a top Toronto dining destination for decades. Serving up haute French cuisine in a chic dining area with stunning views of the city skyline, it’s the ultimate romantic rendezvous for you and your special someone.
1 Benvenuto Place | 416-961-8011.
Dinner at Adega – Portuguese for “wine cellar”– is ripe for romance. From the dim lighting to the plush crimson walls, the Elm Street spot serves savoury Portuguese and Mediterranean seafood and meat dishes in a classy-yet-unpretentious atmosphere – not to mention the extensive Portuguese wine list.
33 Elm Street | 416-977-4338.
This cozy dining spot on trendy Queen Street West is vegetarian-friendly and extra intimate, with its exposed brick, oak shelves and small potted plants for decoration.
Serving up a simple rotating menu – just three options for each of the three courses made with fresh, local ingredients – dinner at Dandylion is a refreshing take on a classic date night.
1198 Queen Street West | 647-464-9100.
This intimate, highly-regarded neighbourhood locale is the definition of “hidden gem.” Featuring a menu of seasonal ingredients, including foods foraged from Ontario forests and fields, Edulis will have you savouring each bite and each moment with your special someone.
169 Niagara Street | 416-703-4222.
A quaint boîte with a concise menu of classic French flavours Greta Solomon's warm ambiance, small plates and impressive wine list are perfect for cozying up together and feeding each other crème brûlée on a snowy winter’s night.
1118 Queen Street East | 647-347-8640.
If you and your date are feeling more playful than posh, head to Superpoint on Ossington for some laid back, casual romance. Hailing from the team behind West Queen West’s eclectic Bar Fancy, Superpoint is just as on-trend, but decidedly more warm and cozy.
With Italian-inspired fare – including New York-style pizzas and house-made pastas – served up in a rustic brick dining area illuminated by twinkling lights, it’s just the right amount of romance for a casual night out for two.
184 Ossington Avenue | 416-519-6996.
The Pomegranate serves up sumptuous Persian fare in a warm, homey setting. This cozy College Street restaurant’s interior is adorned with colourful handmade textiles, intricate lanterns and tiles of Persian poetry.
With a menu specializing in richly spiced stews, the Pomegranate will immerse you and your special someone in a Persian feast for the senses.
420 College Street | 416-921-7557.
Like the name implies, this cozy, colourful place on Danforth Avenue is perfect for an intimate evening for two. With its dim lighting, fragrant burning incense, crimson décor and sumptuous flavours, Rendez-Vous will transport you and your loved one to exotic Ethiopia, stirring up romance with every bite. There’s just something inherently sensuous about eating with your hands.
1408 Danforth Avenue | 416-469-2513.