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Toronto’s most romantic (and date-worthy) restaurants

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Alison Pudsey Feb 08, 2018 9:19 am 450

Soft lighting, attentive service, seductive menus – these spots in Toronto know how to woo you!

Whether its a first date or you’re looking to rekindle that spark, these Toronto restaurants deal in candle-lit dinners and romance.

Alo Restaurant

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This French restaurant is quite simply dreamy — with its soft hues, floral arrangements and gracious service will leave nothing for want. Book a table for two here to enjoy an extravagant dinner featuring an always-changing tasting menu.

Address: 163 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-260-2222

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ARDO Restaurant

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Inspired by generations of Sicilian family-style cooking, ARDO chef Robert Marotta cooks with love and it definitely shows. The menu features seasonal produce, fresh seafood, pizza and pasta made daily in-house.

Address: 243 King Street East, Toronto
Phone: 647-347-8930

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Bacchanal

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Equipped with a luxurious bar, an international wine list, and stunning decor – this neo-bistro is an ideal date destination. Start with drinks and a few appetizers at the bar, then stay for dinner and devour creations by executive chef Luke Donato.

Address: 60 Sudbury Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-586-1188

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Bar Begonia

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Reserve a table at this Parisian cocktail bar for unforgettable rendezvous. Soft lighting, an impressive wine list, and indulgent French fare check off all the essential ingredients for an evening of romance.

Address: 252 Dupont Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-352-3337

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Cafe Boulud

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Get swept away at Cafe Boulud with its vintage style dining room and lounge that features a DJ late at night. Here, chef Daniel Boulud takes inspiration from his own family meals to create deliciously decadent dishes.

Address: 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-963-6000

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Brothers

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Expect an intimate dining experience at this tiny restaurant tucked away beside Bay Subway Station. The atmosphere, wine list and line-up of Mediterranean-style dishes are sure to melt hearts.

Address: 1240 Bay Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-804-6066

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Campagnolo

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Woo your love interested at this Italian restaurant offering an impressive wine list and immpecable service. Signature dishes like buratta with roasted grapes, and the chili-spiked all’amatriciana wins hearts everytime.

Address: 832 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-364-4785

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Ascari Enoteca

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Named after ’50s Italian racing legend Albert Ascari, this east side restaurant is all about living the le dolci vita.The cozy yet casual spot serves small bites and shareable dishes, along with antipasti, and fresh pasta.

Address: 1101 A Queen Street East, Toronto
Phone: 416-792-4157

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Byblos

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This two-story restaurant takes luxurious dining up a notch. With menu creations by executive chef Stuart Cameron, this Eastern Mediterranean restaurant dishes out seductive cocktails and crush-worthy dishes like Turkish Manti Dumplings and Crispy Baby Artichoke.

Address: 11 Duncan Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-660-0909

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Chabrol

Chabrol

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With floor to ceiling windows, marble tables, elegant crystal chandeliers, this Yorkville Avenue gem will sweep you both off your feet! On the menu expect options like cheese boards, salads, fresh seafood and meat, and desserts made to order. Be sure to plan ahead and make reservations seating is especially limited intimate.

Address: 90 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-428-6641

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Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie

Cluny Bistro

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Nestled in the heart of the Distillery District, take that someone special to this Paris-inspired bistro. Modern French food, charming features, and a spectacular outdoor patio are sure to impress.

Address: 35 Tank House Lane, Toronto
Phone: 416-203-2632

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The Chase

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This rooftop restaurant takes upscale dining to the next level — quite literally! With stunning views of the city, seafood platters, and creative cocktails, The Chase could totally  end your search for “The One.”

Address: 10 Temperance Street, Toronto
Phone: 647-348-7000

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La Banane

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Foie gras mi-cuit, chilled seafood, and a rib steak (for two) dressed in Bordelaise are on the modern French menu from Chef Brandon Olsen at this Ossington restaurant.

Address: 227 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-551-6263

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Mamakas Taverna 

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With soft twinkling lights hanging from the ceiling and white brick walls, Mamakas Taverna welcomes romance with shared meze plates and classic Greek dishes. Owner Thanos Tripi serves food just like his grandmother used to make — fresh and straight from the heart.

Address: 80 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-519-5996

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Montecito

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Get ready to swoon over the elegant decor at this modern spot. Located in the Entertainment District, Montecito brings a taste of California to Toronto with delicious farm-to-table cuisine.

Address: 299 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-599-0299

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Reverie at Weldon Park

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Dim and dreamy with a swoon-worthy selection of seasonal delicacies on the menu, this Little Italy restaurant has it all: ambiance, cocktails, tableside-cooked wagyu for two.

Address: 569 College Street, Toronto
Phone: 416-533-8841

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Tanto

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Tanto Restaurant

A recent addition to Ossington Avenue, this Argentinian restaurant is the perfect spot to get cozy and intimate on your next date. Channel your inner Latin lover and enjoy shareable plates from the wood-burning grill.

Address: 74 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 416-546-3022

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Woodlot

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Woodlot gives off some serious romantic vibes with a wood-burning oven, intimate seating, and dim lighting. To make things even simpler, the seasonal menu here is broken up into ‘meat lovers’ and ‘vegetable lovers’ with options like homemade pasta, bread, and wood-fired dishes offered along with an extensive wine list.

Address: 293 Palmerston Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 647-342-6307

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Alison Pudsey
Lifestyle contributor for Daily Hive. Lover of dogs, coffee, yoga and all things celebrity gossip. Toronto is home, but Vancity has my heart.

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