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Thursday, January 29, 2015

The top 25 restaurants for Valentine's Day in Toronto

valentines day restaurants torontoValentine's Day in Toronto is fast approaching and reservation books at restaurants are filling up fast. Got no game and need a little assistance? We've assembled some special suggestions on how to treat your honey.

Here are 25 Toronto restaurants offering special menus, prix fixes and favours for Valentine's Day.

Le Select Bistro (432 Wellington St. West)

The French bistro is offering a special $59 prix fixe menu on VDay, while a special prix fixe brunch menu is available the whole weekend (including Family Day).

Nota Bene (180 Queen St. West)

Love is in the air at Nota Bene where Chef Lee is treating guests to a four-course menu for $89. The menu features charcuterie or tuna tartare to start, followed by a lobster bisque soup course, beef or bass entrees, and sweet selections to finish.

Eastside Social (1008 Queen St.)

Enjoy oysters and order off the regular menu, or book a whole fish to be seared and shared when you book a table for Valentine's Day at this cozy Queen East destination.

The Carbon Bar (99 Queen St. East)

The east side smokehouse is encouraging dates to dive into a Pit Master Platter together - it's the highlight of the special, shareable VDay menu priced at $69 per person.

The Steady (1051 Bloor St. West)

The Bloor St. bar hosts a special supper club featuring a five course dinner ($40) at 6pm followed by a mini lecture series on relationships at 8pm.

Drake One Fifty (150 York St.)

Woo loved ones with bubbly and a four course prix fixe for $80 featuring seafood platters to share. Making out in the photo booth optional.

Bestellen (972 College St.)

Enjoy a romantic evening for two at this College Street steakhouse where a four-course menu will be on offer for $79 per person. Expect menu highlights like braised rabbit raviolo and a shared dessert.

Beast (96 Tecumseth St.)

Chef Scott Vivian offers a three course menu for $45 per person with wine pairings on offer for $35 more. Get lucky on Friday, the 13th too, this special prix fixe starts a day early.

Borealia 59 Ossington Ave.

Reserve a table at this Ossington restaurant to enjoy prix fixe menu priced at $65 per person. Four-tops are available too for double-daters and groups.

Momofuku (190 University Ave.)

Daishō is offering 3 and 4 course prix fixe dinner menus all weekend, February 13 to 15, and on the 14th they're offering a special Valentine's Day brunch. Shoto is offering a 12-course tasting menu including a glass of sparkling wine on February 13 and 14.

Skin + Bones (980 Queen St. East)

Share a Valentine's Day couples menu at this east side wine bar where dinner will be served family style for $45 per person.

Home of the Brave (589 King St. West)

Expect an all-American Italian Valentine's Day dinner featuring food and drink specials that promise to be saucy and a little cheesy in all the right ways.

Canoe (66 Wellington St. West)

Treat your Valentine to a multi-course tasting menu for $150 with additional beverage pairings on offer. The restaurant can oblige any requests for flowers or presents to be placed at the table too, so says the press release with a wink.

Cafe Boulud (60 Yorkville Ave.)

The Yorkville restaurant spends Valentine's weekend celebrating with a four course prix fixe for $95. Expect an abundance of options offered for each course including delectable appetizers like chestnut velouté or seared foie gras, and main courses like hazelnut crusted Digby scallops, or potato wrapped sea bass.


The purveyor of fine foods is offering multi course tasting menus for two all packed to go and ready for reheating - you might even be able to pass it off as your own cooking if you're sauve. Choose either six or nine course menus featuring butter poached lobster and seducing desserts. Orders are available with just 48 hours notice.

Ki (181 Bay St.)

The Japanese restaurant in the Financial District presents a six-course menu for $70 per person with otoshi to start and house-made truffles to take home. The special menu is available on the Friday prior to Valentine's Day too. Add premium sake pairings for $35 per person.

The Good Son 1096 Queen St. West

Book a table at this Italian restaurant on Queen St. West and enjoy a four course prix fixe for $70 per person with complimentary champagne to add a little extra sparkle to the evening.

Osteria dei Ganzi (504 Jarvis St.)

Enjoy a rustic Italian feast in this romantic mansion where a four course prix fixe featuring a shared charcuterie board and options like house-made ravioli are on offer for $45.

Parlor Foods & Co . (333 King St. West)

Reserve a table for two at Parlor and celebrate your loved ones with a multi-course prix fixe menu for $55 per person.

Cafe Belong (550 Bayview Ave.)

The restaurant presents Food Is Love Weekend with a three course menu offer for $100 per couple, or five course for $160 a pair.

The Passenger (2968 Dundas St. West)

Enjoy Cupid's creative cocktails and classic crooners in The Junction with a special three course prix fixe on offer for $40.

The Hogtown Cure (1484 Dundas St. West)

Enjoy a 3 course dinner for $50 per person on Dundas West with a bottle of Hinterland Ancestral Rose sparkling wine, and cheddar and ale fondue included.

The Ace (231 Roncesvalles Ave.)

The restaurant on Roncy hopes to entice couples in with a $65 prix fixe menu featuring selections like ravioli stuffed with leek and blue crab or ricotta, peas and mint.

Tilde (699 Danforth Ave.)

The fusion taqueria ditches romance in favour of all you can eat wings and tacos. Wingentine's Day is an all day affair on February 14 offering unlimited food for $24.99.

The County General (936 Queen St. West)

Not the kind of couple to embrace the lovey-dovey hype? The FU V-Day menu at The County General feels the same way. The $45 prix fixe will feature three courses, cheekily dubbed; the first date, intercourse, and the breakup.

Photo from The Good Son by Jesse Milns

What did I miss? Share more suggestions on where to spend Valentine's Day in the comments. Do you know of any anti-Valentine's Day parties happening for singles? Email details to

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