If you're in a relationship right now you know how important date night is to keep the romance alive. It's always a good idea to plan at least one night a week to take time from your busy schedules and really connect just the two of you. 

But even though the ideal date night is going out to a fancy restaurant, dressing up and eating delicious food paired with the perfect bottle of wine, it's also out of most people's price range to indulge in this every week. 

By going to nice restaurants that offer 'bring your own wine' deals you can save a decent amount of money! Sure, some of them still charge corkage fees but a lot offer special days during the week where it's completely free!  

16. Nota Bene 

Where: 180 Queen St W // Downtown Toronto

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Nota Bene is the perfect spot for your next romantic date night in the city. They offer creative Canadian plates with an up-scale twist that makes this restaurant a great option if you want to dress up a bit. The space is sleek and they offer a BYOB with a free corkage special after 9pm every night! 


15. Tabule 

Where: 2009 Yonge St // Leslieville 

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Tabule is a super cute restaurant in Leslieville that specializes in delicious Middle Eastern plates. It's a bit more casual so you don't have to dress up too much and they offer BYOB with a free corkage special on Mondays and Tuesdays and the rest of the nights their corkage fee is $15. 


14. Mad Crush Wine Bar 

Where: 582 College St // Little Italy

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Mad Crush Wine Bar is a super romantic spot that specializes in all things wine. They have an extensive list of amazing wines on their menu but you can also bring your wine here as well! The corkage fee to bring your own wine is $30. 


13. The Rosedale Diner

Where: 1164 Yonge St // Summerhill 

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You might hear the word 'diner' and not automatically thing romantic date night. But this adorable diner is actually a super cute spot for date night because they serve delicious up-scale diner foods, cocktails and you can BYOB! On Sundays and Mondays corkage is completely free. 


12. Harlem Underground 

Where: 745 Queen St W // Queen West

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Harlem Underground is the perfect spot to go if you love authentic US. soul food. They serve plates like Southern Fried Chicken, Jerk BBQ Chicken, Jambalaya and Roti! You can also BYOB any night you want for a $15 corkage fee.


11. Blu Ristorante

Where: 17 Yorkville Ave // Yorkville

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This Yorkville restaurant is perfect for a romantic date in the city. They serve contemporary Italian dishes in an ultra romantic atmosphere. They offer free corkage fees on Monday nights as well! 


10. Il Sogno 

Where: 1993 Yonge St // Davisville

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Il Sogno is an up-scale Italian spot that screams romance as soon as you walk in the door. It's an amazing option for your next date night and they even offer free corkage fees on Tuesdays and Thursdays! 


9. Bar Isabel 

Where: 797 College St // Trinity Bellwoods

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Bar Isabel is a Spanish-themed restaurant that's dimly lit and perfect for a romantic date night. They serve dishes like grilled octopus, roast bone marrow, cheese plates and more! You can also bring your own bottles to the restaurant with a corkage fee of $30. 


8. Farmhouse Tavern 

Where: 1627 Dupont St // Junction Triangle

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The Farmhouse Tavern is a hip spot to enjoy a huge menu of delicious 'farm-to-table' Canadian foods! You can bring your own wine to enjoy with your meal with a $25 corkage fee. 


7. Biff's Bistro 

Where: 4 Front St E // Old Toronto

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Biff's Bistro is a casual yet up-scale restaurant that serves classic French food. They have an adorable patio in the summer months that will literally make you feel like you're eating in Paris and and their corkage is free every Sunday after 5pm! 


6. Los Colibris 

Where: 220 King St W // Entertainment District

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Los Calibris is an up-scale Mexican restaurant that serves vibrant and flavourful dishes that you've got to try on your next date night. They also offer a free corkage on your first bottle every Monday! 


5. Mildred's Temple Kitchen 

Where: 85 Hanna Ave // Liberty Village

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Mildred's Temple Kitchen is known for their insanely delicious brunch on the weekends but they also serve an amazing dinner menu every night! You can also bring your own wine out to dine with you and they only charge a $25 corkage fee.


 4. Flor de Sal 

Where: 501 Davenport Road // Yorkville

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This restaurant located right near Casa Loma is all about candlelit dinner and chic decor. They serve Mediterranean comfort food that's always changing based on what's freshest at the market. They also have a bring your wine option with a $50 corkage fee. 


3. The Elm Tree 

Where: 43 Elm St // Downtown Toronto 

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The Elm Tree Restaurant serves some seriously delicious plates in a dimly lit room that's perfect for your next date night. They also offer a free corkage for BYOB from Monday-Thursday! 


2. Real Mo-Mo's 

Where: 51 Colborne St // Old Toronto

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Real Mo-Mo's is a great choice if you're looking for a place that serves great food but is also casual so you don't feel like you have to dress up too much. They offer a $10 corkage fee on Mondays and Tuesdays and a $25 fee the rest of the week.


1. Local Kitchen & Wine Bar

Where: 1710 Queen St W // Parkdale

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This charming little restaurant is lit by lanterns at every table and is super cozy and romantic for date night. They serve Italian plates that are incredibly delicious and pair perfectly with any kind of wine that you want to bring! Their corkage fee $30 and only $15 on Mondays. 


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