Get ready to feel the love and taste the magic this Valentine’s Day at these five Toronto restaurants that offer unforgettable dining experiences. If you want intimate settings and exquisite menus, each restaurant in this guide embraces the spirit of romance and luxury dining that you must check out and don’t forget to book ahead of time. —Farah Khan
Situated on Bay Street, Chotto Matte offers an exquisite fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine aka Nikkei cuisine. Their new NIWA Brunch available every Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. is a must-try for those who appreciate the finer and tastier things in life. From the first bite of Shishito Peppers to the last bite of the Japanese Fluffy Pancakes, each dish is a masterpiece that will leave a lasting impression. With 3 sharing menus to choose from ranging from $64 to $85 per person, Chotto Matte’s NIWA Brunch is a great choice for a Valentine’s Day filled with luxury and delight.
Embark on a culinary journey influenced by family, history and culture at Taline, an Armenian restaurant located on Yonge Street. Drawing inspiration from Lebanese cuisine, you’ll find a range of dips, flatbreads, salads, meats, and seafood that tastes delicious and offer a sense of household affection. Celebrate love and heritage this Valentine’s Day with dishes ranging from $16 to $56 depending on the item. Taline is sure to take you through a culinary and cultural experience that you won’t regret.
Located inside the acclaimed Ace Hotel and recognized in the Michelin Guide Toronto, Alder is a culinary gem that takes inspirations from traditions and techniques around the Mediterranean. The heart of Alder’s kitchen revolves around a wood-fired grill where dishes are meticulously crafted. Dinner items vary from $12 to $88 including a range of appetizers, sides, mains, and desserts to pick from.
Nestled inside the Ritz-Carlton, Epoch stands as a beacon for culinary excellence inspired by gastropub culture and international dining. This gem offers a delicious range of items for brunch and dinner, as well as an enchanting ambiance that reflects that grandeur of the Ritz-Carlton brand. Indulge in a special Valentine’s Day dinner for $120 per person and receive a signed cookbook from Chef Jeff Crump so you can recreate your dining experience.
Experience upscale dining with a modern edge at Black+Blue nestled in the heart of King Street West. Step into an atmosphere that exudes luxury and a cosmopolitan charm that will set the stage for an unforgettable evening. Black+Blue is known for their premier selection of steaks, and this Valentine’s Day, celebrate with a special menu, including a dinner for 2 for $250 only on February 14th.