Best Restaurants for Date Night in Toronto

Whether you do date night every Friday or just whenever you can get the kids settled/ work finished and out the door, you don’t want to have to struggle to think of new places, or end up at an old haunts just out of convenience. You want something sexy and invigorating, where you can talk and make googly eyes at one another, over a really great meal.

The Hole in the Wall

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2867A Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Y9

Never before has a place in Toronto felt more like New York. And in the Junction, no less. The slim space (that you’d miss if they didn’t kindly put a sandwich board outside announcing their presence) pushes you to squeeze by the long bar and lean in close to hear one another. There’s nothing sexier than that.

Bricco Kitchen and Wine Bar

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3047 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z5

It’s funny – Bricco is also in the Junction and also feels very New York, but has the more modern, sleek feel of Tribeca than the West Village. The large room is made to feel even more spacious by the white walls, high ceiling and tables spread far apart. What a luxury to be able to talk without having a table right next to you. Finally, you can really talk and eat in peace. And maybe, just maybe, fall in love just a little bit more.

Lahore Tikka

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1365 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1Z3

Good food doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive. And there is such a festive, party air to the almost outdoor Lahore Tikka House, you’ll come to think of it as one of your favourite places, within moments of arriving. Inside a large tent structure elegantly draped with flowing colourful scarves and strings of white lights, eating delicious dishes off of paper plates while seatedon plastic chairs seems like you’re at a friend’s wedding, more than being at a restaurant.

Oyster Boy

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872 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G3

As everyone knows, raw oysters are an aphrodisiac, so Oyster Boy could really amp up your night out. But what you might not know is Oyster Boy has been supplying Toronto’s top restaurants with their fresh oysters for decades, so why not just go to the source? Our city is bursting with seafood restaurants all of a sudden - I say go with one of the originators, one of the very best. With such a fantastic menu (Bouillabaisse, Cobb Salad, Fish Tacos, Whole Steamed Lobster or Crab) and fun, casual atmosphere, you’ll be hooked. Line and sinker.

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