These are the places to take the foodie in your life on Valentine's Day in Toronto

Jan 22 2019, 11:22 pm

Love it or hate it, you can’t escape it.

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and if you’re embracing the day of love, it’s time to book your dinner reservation.

These are the most romantic spots in the city to take your date on February 14.

Bow chicka wow wow…

Garrison Creek

Garrison Creek

If you’re seeking an evening of decadence, you’ve found it. Garrison Creek has a special menu on for love-day that’s got chocolate at the forefront of every dish. Even the prosecco will have chocolate around the rim. Grilled sea scallops will be accented with white chocolate spuma, strawberry risotto will be garnished with chocolate balsamic glaze, and filet mignon will be served with chocolate and espresso reduction. Sandwiching the mains are a starter of brie topped with an apple rose and chocolate pearl, and a chocolate souffl√© for dessert. This is edible art.

Where: 760 College Street
When: Book your reservation now for Thursday, February 14


Chocolate Dinner


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Explore chocolate in a variety of forms and flavours starting at Kensington Market’s Livelihood Cafe. Begin with a guided tasting of artisan chocolates for your ‚Äėappetizer.’ Follow up with a savoury chocolate-infused main dish that’s paired with a glass of bubbly, and for dessert, bite into a ‘Toffle’ ‚ÄĒ that’s maple butter tart filling, coated with silky chocolate ganache, crumbly tart crust and a smooth dark chocolate shell.

Where: Livelihood Cafe – 254 Augusta Avenue
When: Thursday, February 14 at 5 pm or 8 pm
Tickets: $75 per person, available online


Miku via Butter PR

Indulge in five courses of delicious Aburi cuisine with Miku’s exclusive love-day menu, available until February 14. Start with Japanese caprese salad before tucking into cured lobster, pan-seared scallops, Aburi beef and crispy fried focaccia oyster. Wagyu beef and nagiri will also be on the menu, and dessert is a mouthwatering raspberry chocolate cake with hazelnut ice cream. Oh, the romance.

Where: Miku Toronto Р105-10 Bay Street
When: Until Thursday, February 14



If you know exactly who you want at the end of your spaghetti noodle (√† la Lady and the Tramp) book a table for two at Oretta. This spot serves authentic Italian cuisine with a modern twist and features an assortment of authentic dishes including Antipasti, Pizze and, of course, Paste. Nothing says Valentine’s Day like lots and lots of gluten. That’s love.

Where: Oretta Р633 King Street West
When: Book your reservation now for Thursday, February 14


Flor de Sal


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Spend this Valentine’s Day in the depths of luxury at Flor de Sal Restaurant. Anticipate the tables being set with white linens and the glow of candles to set the mood for your romantic evening. With Southern European and Mediterranean influences, Flor de Sal‚Äôs menu features upscale, contemporary twists on classic dishes. You could book a trip overseas… or you could make a reso here.

Where: 501 Davenport Road
When: Book your reservation now for Thursday, February 14


Sweet and Savoury Food Tour

Spark the romance with a one-of-a-kind food tour in Kensington Market. You‚Äôll enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the vibrant market as you try a variety of sweet and savoury delights from around the world, ranging from Chinese snacks to Canadian delights. It’s bound to be an edible¬†‚ÄĒand romantic‚ÄĒ stroll for the books.

Where: Meet at Livelihood Cafe Р254 Augusta Avenue
When: Saturday, February 9 at 10:30 am; Sunday, February 10 at 10:30 am
Tickets: $59 per person, available online

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Kojin Butcher’s Steak

Momofuku’s Kojin, always delightful, will be offering a prix-fixe menu February 14. There will be corn flatbread with red wine poached pears, oysters, ribeye and striploin steak, palmiers and a roasted banana and chocolate sundae. Dive in deep, go all out, book your reservation. We know you want to.

Where: Momofuku Kojin Р190 University Avenue
When: Book your reservation now for Thursday, February 14 or Friday, February 15


Noodle Bar

Noodle Bar Hot Cocoa Soft Serve via Momofuku

After you’ve enjoyed your dinner at Kojin, it just makes sense to stop at Noodle Bar’s soft-serve station on your way out. In honour of Valentine’s Day, the spot is offering an exclusive new flavour of their famous sweet treat: hot cocoa. Developed by Chef Hans in collaboration with Chefs with Hart, this cold dessert has warming properties which come¬†from star anise, cardamom and coriander seed. All proceeds of soft serve sales from February 10 to 16 are being donated to Sick Kids Hospital¬†— how sweet.

Where: Momofuku Noodle Bar Р190 University Avenue
When: February 10 to 16




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Is there anything more romantic than pasta and wine? Annabelle is the perfect date spot all year ’round, but the winter season really brings out the coziness of the space. With a rotating menu of fresh pastas made daily, delicious burrata, wonderful wines and an extensive cocktail list, you’re going to want to get here early on V-Day.

Where: Annabelle Р909 Davenport Road
When: Thursday, February 14



In a cheeky nod to its location at the corner of Bay & Wellington Streets, Walrus is offering lunch and dinner menus focused on house-made Beef Wellington. Lunch will be a two-course offering with a Beef Wellington and dessert to share. Dinner is a full three-course dinner including an appetizer, entrée and dessert.

Where: 187 Bay Street
When: Thursday, February 14


La Fenice


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Located in the heart of the King Street corridor, this spot serves the highest quality ingredients in all their dishes. Treat your date to Fettuccine Salmonate, Risotto Mare or Fegato con Salvia. Following your meal, you’ve got to indulge in dessert, which is always by Nonna. A Chocolate Raspberry Tartufo sounds particularly romantic.

Where: La Fenice Р319 King Street West
When: Book your reservation now for Thursday, February 14



Want to go back to the future with your love this V-Day? Tora, the new conveyor-belt blow-torched sushi spot in Yorkdale Mall, will take you there. Enjoy the minimalistic decor, futuristic service and incredible food, making your date night delicious and delightful to all your other senses, too.

Where: Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin Street
When: Thursday, February 14


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