Part of the “joy” that comes with working for a website dedicated to providing readers information about a city’s restaurant scene is that one day each year you get to help others plan the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner because you yourself are not in a relationship. So for those of you “lucky” enough to be part of a duo, here’s a list of Toronto restaurants yearning to share your mutual infatuation on February 14th. And for those of you as single as I currently find myself, regard this as a list of restaurants to avoid come February 14th.
Valentine’s Dinner with Chuck Hughes at Brant House
Celeb chef Chuck Hughes is back at Brant House, this time preparing a delectable dinner for lovers. For those whose relationship is as I enjoy my rum – on the rocks – I wouldn’t recommend placing your woman in eyesight or arm’s length of this culinary cutie.
OceanWise partner restaurant Red Fish has a tasty Valentine’s Day menu for Toronto diners, coming in at just $90 per duo. The prix fixe menu offers up choices like octopus carpaccio and miso noodles, as well as selections for sharing each course.
Michael’s on Simcoe
Beautiful restaurant Michael’s on Simcoe in the heart of downtown is launching a new menu just in time for Valentine’s Day for all the couples to enjoy while playing footsies under the tables.
Valentine’s Day at Smith Restaurant sees a three-course prix fixe menu for cuddlers. The decadent menu should be posted on their site by end of week…
Saints and Sinners at Habits Gastropub
Are you a sinner or a saint? If you head to Habits Gastropub’s burlesque Valentine’s Day dinner and show, we’re guessing you’re more the former…
Love at First Bite at Mideastro
Five courses all made to share are awaiting lovebirds at Mideastro in Yorkville. Ranging from skirt steak tartare to lamb sirloin Wellington, this is a luxe love fest to please classy couples.
La Societe Bistro
Pretend you’re in the land of love this Valentine’s Day at Toronto restaurant La Societe Bistro. With a $65 three-course prix fixe menu, this is one haute spot to impress your companion.
PORT Restaurant and Bar
With a picturesque view of the lake, PORT Restaurant and Bar is the perfect destination dinner for Valentine’s Day, with a four-course menu ready to dazzle your tastebuds – all plates made for sharing, natch.
With soaring views of the cityscape, 180 Panorama is a gorgeous spot high above the hustle and bustle of the town. This Valentine’s Day, $195 per couple nets you a gourmet three-course meal to remember.
Spice it up and go Bachata-style at Babaluu for Valentine’s Day this year, with a Latin-inspired three-course meal for two and live entertainment.
A five-course tapas style, Surf n’ Turf themed menu awaits your Valentine’s Day dinner at Kultura. At $150/couple (including a bottle of prosecco), this is one mid-February meal you won’t forget.
I’m FOND of U at CHEESEWERKS
A gourmet artisanal four-course cheese love fest is going down at CHEESEWERKS on the 14th. Bring your partner-in-crime in for a choice of fondue, chocolate pomegranate cheesecake, fennel apple salad, and more. Only $60/couple.
Famed restaurant Modus is presenting some lover-friendly dishes on Valentine’s Day, like lobster salad, lamb rack, and home-made eclairs. Good luck sharing the deliciousness…
Crush Wine Bar
Spoil your crush at the wine bar of the same name come mid-February with a five-course menu and wine pairings that’ll delight.
Leslieville lovers can dine on four-courses of heaven at Table 17 on Valentine’s Day, for a set price of $60/person.
Meal to Remember at Canyon Creek
Take your sweetie out for a memorable night with an oven roasted prime rib and baked 1/2 lobster with Caesar salad or butternut squash soup. Also take advantage of Canyon Creek’s Wine Thursdays. That’s right… almost every bottle is priced at $25 for you to share with that special someone.