Romance the Stone...Or Your Partner, With These Romantic Toronto Restaurants

Romances don't run themselves. Sometimes it takes a perfectly executed evening with a special touch that says to your date that you are still interested; that you are still in this. Life, especially in a fast-paced city such as Toronto, can get busy enough to make romance fall by the wayside.

To which we say: bring the romance back!

We have compiled a list of restaurants that are the culinary equivalent of a big frilly Valentine. Whether you are in the dog house, or just feeling extra-appreciative, a reservation made at one of these places will not go unnoticed. Private booths and multi-course meals at George will set the perfect backdrop for declarations of love (both for the food and for your dinner date). Or go classic Toronto and visit the award-winning Canoe restaurant, with a view that will make your heart go pitter-patter. Most of our choices are a little beyond everyday dining in terms of the price tag, but that is what helps the fire to burn. When it feels special from the minute you walk in, your relationship is given the opportunity to soar.

So take out that wallet and steam clean your suit or dust off those high heels. Time to get it style.


This restaurant is on Amelia street, so it could not be more aptly named. However, the restaurant's amiability extends far beyond the entrance. Owners and waiters learn your name quickly and don't rush you through your Northern Italian dinner. ...  Read More

West Toronto
Enoteca Sociale
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Somehow Enoteca Sociale manages to take basic ingredients and elevate them. Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe sounds simple enough, but the sheep milk's cheese and perfect portion of coiled pasta strands sprinkled with freshly cracked black pepper go well...  Read More


Splendido is a restaurant that works perfectly with an anniversary between two starry eyed lovers. Even if the lover part has died, at least passion can be rekindled over magnificent food. The menu changes daily, so it is hard to tell what to...  Read More

Davisville/Forest Hill

Scaramouche has one of the best dining views of Toronto. The sublime food has been receiving raves for over 30 years, as this is one of the rare restaurants who keeps impressing. The tables by the floor to ceiling windows are a hot commodity, so...  Read More

Blowfish Restaurant + Sake Bar

Sushi is often eaten out of a takeout container at a desk. But you can do so much better than that. Blowfish Wine Bar is the absolute best. When it comes to wine, rather than sticking with reds, whites and sparkling, wine is also sake, and like...  Read More

Canoe is appropriately situated above TD bank in the centre of the entertainment district. This splurge of a restaurant is impressive through and through, from the artful handling of the food in the immaculate open kitchen, to a menu by chef...  Read More

Not all of Toronto's best restaurants are downtown, and Auberge Du Pommier proves that. Belgian-born chef Marc St. Jacques laces New French flair through his cuisine at this North York neighbourhood restaurant. Auberge has been constructed...  Read More


George is the kind of fine dining that is becoming less common in our modern age. The food itself almost demands formal attire, with chef Lorenzo Loseto committing his evolving menus to seasonal and local produce. The food is presented...  Read More

Little Italy

Simple, honest and handmade is not a bad thing to aim for in any diet, especially when the night may take a romantic turn. Woodlot adheres to a "simple is best" philosophy and after tasting their dishes composed of high quality ingredients, you...  Read More

Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie
Photo courtesy of Cluney Bistro & Boulangerie

Cluny Bistro takes French food and makes it unfussy. You can have your caramelized onion soup and moules frites but you don't need to have a side of snobbery. Even so, the backdrop for your dining experience is absolutely stunning with the look...  Read More


Meet Courtney Sunday

Courtney Sunday has lived in England, Switzerland, Canada and the US, finding her way into the professions of freelance writing and yoga teaching in between travel opportunities. She learned...  More About Courtney

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