The Perfect Romantic Restaurants In Toronto For Your Next Date Night

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 thing called love. 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: it is time to bring the romance back! (And no, a naughty text does not count as "romance.")

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.

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