Dating is already hard enough, make it easier without fighting over where to eat. With summer coming to a close in a few weeks, enter the colder months with a bang. The best way to prove your love is with food - c'mon, a powder sugar donut ring says I love you more than a diamond ever will. If you've fallen in a restaurant funk and want somewhere different for date night or if you need a new go-to place, these restaurants have your back just like you have your bae's.
Eat your heart out and avoid the "no, you pick" argument with these 7 bomb restaurants:
1. Campagnolo // 832 Dundas St W
Campagnolo takes traditional Italian food to modern heights by demystifying delectable cuisine. Though the menu may seem fancy, it isn't overwhelming. The food is rich: think creamy cheeses, authentic oils, fresh pasta while a dim lit atmosphere, dark wallpapered walls, and rustic wooden tables are comforting. The patio features bouquets of flowers, string lights and a modern awning, giving total euro vibes to Dundas. Book a table if you want to go somewhere special without sacrificing the ease of an ideal date night.
Photo creds - @ohjennyjenny
2. Chabrol // 90 Yorkville Ave
Located in Yorkville, this little French restaurant is small but MIGHTY. The bright white walls contrast with dark chairs, the marble tables highlight the gold trim and minimal décor speaks for itself. It has the vibes of a French salon: quaint, exploding with energy, yet manages to have a fresh feel. Even better, the menu is, in all aspects of the word, divine. Artichoke soup, braised lamb and crème brulée are just a tease to the rest of the menu.
Photo creds- @emy_leexx
3. Figo // 295 Adelaide St W
This adorable Italian restaurant brings even more life to John and Adelaide. The subtlety eclectic interior mixed with their vibrant dishes can never be wrong. The house ricottas alone are eye catching – and mouth watering – and leave you wanting more. Their fairly simple menu doesn't need to say much to prove its quality. Figo is one of those places that says more by saying less; perfect for first, second or 20th dates.
Photo creds - @raphdq
4. The One Eighty // 51st Floor, Manulife Centre
A much-loved Toronto hotspot, the grandeur of The One Eighty does everything but belittle. First of all, the skyline is quintessentialy "views from the 6ix" you'll want to hashtag it. The symmetrical interior of black, white and gold is elegant without trying to be and the chill vibe guarantees a good time. Sit outside to watch the sun set while munching on Piri Piri Chicken Drummies and sipping on a Sapphire Rouge Martini. The uncompromising ease of The One Eighty mixed with its urban elegance will be a repeat offender for your wallet.
Photo creds - @flordesalrestaurant
5. Flor De Sal // 501 Davenport Rd
Flor De Sal accurately captures the mystique and romance of French Cuisine in it's cozy abode. Located near Casa Loma, Flor De Sal brings European magic to Toronto. Made to feel like home, the fireplace and simple table settings are the perfect introduction to high quality French food. Grilled Octopus, Foie Grais Terrine and cataplana are must tries, along with everything on the dessert menu. Be sure to leave with their own Flor De Sal cork containers.
Photo creds - @phone.eats.first
6. The Harbord Room // 89 Harbord St
The Harbord Room is one Toronto's coolest residential inspired restaurants. The terra-cotta pink walls are great, but outside is even better. Have a snack, like their Chicken Liver Mousse, before diving into their Dry Aged Beef Burger. Their array of alcohol caters to all moods (have a Fingers Crossed if you're feeling lucky) and finish off with their White Chocolate and Miso Semi Freddo.
Photo creds - @corvus_visio
7. Cluny Bistro and Boulangerie // 35 Tank House Lane
Arguably the best for last, Cluny is off the charts. If you're serious about your girl, prove it by taking her here. Order the salt cod donuts and don't look back, baby. The Baked Lobster Bisque will leave with four heart eyes, and don't hold back during dessert either. If you order the Banana Mousse Candle AND the Praline Profiteroles you're practically asking for her hand in marriage. And if you're evening went well, bring her back for brunch.
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