25 restaurants serving romantic dinners for Valentine's Day in Toronto

Feb 7 2020, 12:07 pm

Eat your heart out Toronto.

This Valentine’s Day, Toronto restaurants will get you in the mood for love with lavish menus, complimentary sweets, cocktails, and more.

These local restaurants are perfect Valentine’s Day date destinations. Though, take note that reservations are strongly recommended.

Akira Back

Nestled on the Bisha Hotel’s second floor is Akira Back. Offering a fun, modern fine dining experience, the Michelin Star chef will be offering a six-course menu featuring favourites like a truffle bomb, wagyu short rib, and tuna pizza. Don’t miss out.

Address: 80 Blue Jays Way, Toronto
Phone: 437-800-5967

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Bar Koukla

 

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Oysters, octopus, beets with feta and pistachio, mussels, striploin, and flan all line the Valentine’s Day menu at this new Ossington wine bar by the folks behind Mamakas. Seatings will be offered from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and again from 9 to 9:30 pm. At $45 per person, this six-course, indulgent meal is a great catch, but note: wine pairings will be extra.

Address: 88 Ossington Street
Phone: 416-519-5996

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Baro

In this eatery’s main dining room, you can indulge in a 4-course menu of South American-inspired dishes, along with special cocktails. For those celebrating with pals, the Galentine’s Day Dinner upstairs will include a 5-course menu! With a DJ performance and special gift bags, you’re not going to want to miss out. For reservations and tickets, contact [email protected].

Address: 485 King Street West, Toronto
Phone:  416-363-8388

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Byblos

Byblos Uptown and Downtown will be serving sharing menus that are perfect for two, or double dates. Feature dishes include m’taabal, short rib kebab, thrice cooked fries and hazelnut chocolate mousse, with optional wine pairings. A menu for two will be offered at $85 per person, with the option of a $45 wine pairing option.

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

Address: 2537 Yonge Street
Phone: 416-487-4897

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Café Boulud

 

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From 5 to 10 pm on February 14, this spot will be offering a four-course, prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu. The Truffle Stracciatella will be followed by Mushroom Gnocchi made with black truffles, artichokes, spinach subric, wild mushrooms, and parmesan. And that’s not to mention the Venaison with cocoa nib crusted venison striploin, sunchoke purée, lingonberry, and roasted mushrooms. Plus, for dessert, there will be amarena cherry chocolate mousse with pistachio ice cream and tonka bean cream.

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

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Dasha

Here, you can start your evening with a jaw-dropping cocktail at the bar, and carry it on with a multi-course dinner featuring Scallops, Black Pepper Steak, and special Valentine’s Day Har Gow in one of the restaurant’s cozy booths. Perhaps most importantly, DASHA’s private karaoke rooms will be available for booking, so you can cozy up to your date while belting out the classics. For dinner and karaoke reservations, contact [email protected].

Address: 620 King Street West
Phone: 416-601-0662

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d|bar

The cocktail bar at the Four Seasons Hotel is an ideal destination to indulge. On Valentine’s Day, you can tuck into an array of charcuterie and strong drinks if you’re looking for a snack-style, loungey place to celebrate.

Address: 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto

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Death & Taxes

Death & Taxes is collaborating with Kensington Brewing Company to offer a four-course beer pairing dinner this Valentine’s Day. Anticipate signature brews alongside a carefully prepared menu of Italian-inspired dishes, priced right at $65 per person. Dinner will begin at 7:00 pm on Friday, February 14, and tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Address: 1154 Queen Street West
Phone: 416-533-5838

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Estia

If you can’t quite do a trip to the Mediterranean this Valentine’s Day, Estia is a solid next-choice. Located in the heart of Yorkville, this spot is serving a menu for two with an optional wine pairing. Plates on offer include halloumi, lamb adana, charred peppers and a Turkish crisp dessert. Dinner will be offered at $85 per person, plus $45 for the wine pairing.

Address: 90 Avenue Rd., Toronto
Phone: 416-367-4141

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Figo

 

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Special for the occasion, Figo will be serving a three-course sharing menu with beef carpaccio, mushroom pizza, oven-roasted hen, and a lemon olive oil cake. The menu for two will be offered at $75 per person with a $35 wine pairing option.

Address: 295 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-748-3446

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JaBistro

Listen up, sushi lovers. Known for offering some of the freshest sushi and a unique and sophisticated fine dining experience, for Valentine’s Day weekend, this spot is offering a sashimi bouquet with assorted sashimi roses and matcha tiramisu. Don’t miss out.

Address: 222 Richmond Street West
Phone: 647-748-0222

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Kinka Izakaya

From February 14 to February 16, you can take advantage of special offerings like Wagyu Steak, Sushi Cake, and Valentine’s Dessert Moriawase, a trio of Godiva double chocolate cheesecake, daifuku mochi, and vanilla ice cream! Plus, guests who make a reservation will receive a complimentary beverage during the Valentine’s Day weekend. And honestly, the spot’s sake bomb is so fun, it’ll set off sparks between any couple.

Address: Find your nearest location here

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Kintori Yakitori

 

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This eatery will be offering, from February 14 to 16, a Valentine’s Day Skewer Set which includes Wagyu Beef, Hamachi (Yellowtail), Lettuce Maki (Prok belly wrapped lettuce), and Kinako Lava Cake ($6) with milk chocolate filling and matcha ice cream. And, complimentary beverage — alcoholic or not — will be offered to all reserved customers.

Address: 668 Bloor Street West
Phone: 647-350-0668

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Kost

Take in the romantic sights of the city, 44 stories above the bustling entertainment district at KOST. Available on February 14 and 15, will be a three-course menu featuring seared scallops, beef tenderloin, and a fondue for two.

Address: 80 Blue Jays Way, 44th Floor, Toronto
Phone: 437-800-5938

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Maple Leaf Tavern

 

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Wood-grilled oysters, ‘aphrodisiac’ salad, Delice de Bourgogne with black truffle, ‘surf and turf’ with slow-cooked short rib and lobster pierogi and a warm chocolate cake… these are the delights you can anticipate at Maple Leaf Tavern on V-day. The menu, meant for sharing, will be offered at $140 per couple, with items also available à la carte.

Address: 955 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
Phone: 416-415-0955

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MARBL

With a beautiful interior, extensive wine list and delectable menu of modern American dishes by Chef Ryan Morrison, MARBL is sure to impress your date on V-day. And if you don’t want the night to end, head downstairs to continue your evening with classy cocktails at Madamoiselle. Reservations can be made at OpenTable or by emailing [email protected].

Address: 455 King Street West
Phone: 416-979-2660

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Montecito

Celebrate love with an exclusive prix fixe menu inspired by the Cali coast’s flavours. This four-course dinner menu is filled with dishes that are sure to inspire a little romance, including the burrata with pickled cherry gastrique, silky lobster risotto, and cornish hen with roasted root vegetables. Expertly-selected bottles of wine pair perfectly, of course. For reservations and more information, visit montecitorestaurant.ca. (Note that on Valentine’s Day, the a la carte menu will not be available.)

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

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Neo Coffee Bar

 

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For a mid-day rendezvous, you can head to Neo for their Afternoon Treat from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This special offer means a choice between a matcha latte or a latte and a slice of Roll Cake for only $10. And, the spot is also offering White and Dark Chocolate Mendiants, exclusive to Valentine’s Day. Don’t miss out on the special, fruit and nut-adorned sweets.

Address: 161 Frederick Street, Unit 100
Phone: 647-348-8811

Address: 770 Bay Street

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Northern Maverick

Amp yourself up for this spot’s three-course menu, available for $45 per person. Menu options include half-priced bottles of Champagne, oysters on the half shell, Argentinian flank steak with a chimichurri sauce, and Crème Brûlée with chocolate-covered strawberries. Items will also be available à la carte.

Address: 115 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Phone:  416-540-4030

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Patria

This spot will be serving an authentic Spanish menu for two to share on the day of love. For $85 per person, dishes will include bacon-wrapped dates, suckling pig, patatas bravas, and a hazelnut mousse. There will be a $45 wine pairing option, too.

Address: 478 King Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-367-0505

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Pizzeria Libretto

Sip on refreshing spritzes or sample the artisanal negroni menu to accompany your woodfire baked feast at this pizzeria. On Valentine’s Day, all ‘zas at this spot will be served heart-shaped, and even though that’s a little cheesy, it’s more-so downright precious. Carb up and hunker down for a cozy night of pizza and drinks with your love.

Address: 545 King Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-352-1200

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Rosalinda

 

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All weekend long, from February 14 to 16, this spot will be serving specialty dishes like a Cashew Cheese plate with pickles and passionfruit, Roasted Squash with mole poblano, coriander salsa and pickled pearl onions, and decadent Chocolate Cake with banana dolce ice cream, and strawberries and coconut. All this will be available alongside the restaurant’s regular, feel-good menu.

Address: 133 Richmond Street West
Phone: 416-907-0650

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Sofia

Get an early start on Valentine’s Day with a live performance by the Black Burn Brothers on February 13 alongside special, select dishes for two to complement the regular dinner menu. The special dishes will be available all weekend.

Address: 99 Yorkville Avenue
Phone: 416-479-8974

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STK

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Soy Honey Glazed Ahi Tuna, Roasted Halibut Filet or the 10 oz Beef Fillet Rossini are only a few of the special meal options available at this spot for the romantic weekend. If you’d prefer a meal meant for two, tuck into the Porterhouse 28oz Surf & Turf and, for dessert, the Chocolate Lava Marshmallow cake, topped with raspberry jam and dust and a rich, white chocolate ice cream.

Address: 153 Yorkville Avenue
Phone: 416-613-9660

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Ufficio

 

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The pescatarian Italian restaurant on Dundas West is doing a three-course menu for $95, and they’ll have vegan selections, too! Indulge with prosecco, bread, and an amuse bouche, followed by burrata, lobster tortelli, and chocolate budino cake.

Address: 1214 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-535-8888

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