'Tis the season to be jolly, and that means bae is interested in making the most of it. Feel the romance in the air and remind bae how important she or he is by treating them to special night out.
There are plenty of restaurants in Toronto that I'm sure will impress bae, but there are some places I would highly suggest to check out this time of the year. With diverse menus, cozy environments and A+ service, here's a list of 8 romantic restaurants in Toronto you should definitely dine with bae this holiday season:
1. Cafe Boulud // 60 Yorkville Ave
This French brasserie is located inside The Four Seasons in the heart of Yorkville. If you're willing to show bae some special treatment, Cafe Boulud will leave her in awe. The elegant decor and French inspired cuisine will highlight the romantic ambiance set in the air.
2. Globe Bistro // 124 Danforth Ave
Globe Bistro is a popular restaurant in the Danforth neighbourhood, located just minutes away from downtown Toronto. Local and organic ingredients are used to prepare all their dishes, featuring mainly Canadian farm-to-table cuisine. This restaurant is a great choice for you and bae during the holidays because it has a warm environment, excellent gourmet food and friendly service, all contributing factors to the jolly seasonal mood.
3. Momofuku Daishō // 190 University Ave
Momofuku Daishō is a vibrant Asian steakhouse that is located on the top level of the three floor restaurant. You can choose between having a $30 prix fixe three course menu or choose dinner features from their raw bar or meat and seafood items that are ideal for sharing between you and bae. A holiday date at Daisho will leave bar speechless as you enjoy exquisite cuisine, in a modern venue overlooking the busy streets of downtown Toronto.
4. Archeo // 31 Trinity St.
High ceilings, brick walls, wooden tables - these interior features greatly contribute to the charm of this Italian restaurant. Whether you choose to go for a casual lunch or dinner, this hidden gem in Toronto's Distillery District is a lovely place to go with bae, perhaps even before going to the Christmas Market.
5. Church Aperitivo // 109 Queen St. W
This unique restaurant is located inside a former Slavic Pentecostal Parish, giving it plenty of historical significance but the modern design will create a tasteful ambiance for you and bae to enjoy. Sip on a couple of cocktails over a delicious dinner and celebrate the holiday season at this spectacular restaurant.
6. Marben // 488 Wellington St W.
The menu reflects the chefs Canadian and Spanish roots at Marben. The cozy, rustic environment will set a romantic mood for you and bae during dinner at the bar or at a table, while you enjoy handcrafted cocktails and experiment with dishes like chicken liver mousse or foie gras tiramisu.
7. Hawker Bar // 164 Ossington St.
If you're looking for a five star restaurant that is also affordable, I would suggest Hawker Bar in Lower Ossington. This Singaporean restaurant's menu consists of street food items (that will be easy on your wallet), yet the environment is very calm in comparison to the Malaysian streets. Make sure to make a reservation or arrive early before the dinner rush, because the restaurant is quite petite itself, therefore minimal space is available. Experiment with flavors this holiday season and take bae on a trip to Singapore by grabbing a bite at Hawker Bar.
8. 416 Snack Bar // 181 Bathurst St.
The items off 416 Snack Bar's menu are without question meant for sharing. The diverse tapas style dishes will be complimented with a candle lit setting, that will underline the great intimacy between you and bae during this holiday season.