Best Restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Toronto

These aren’t your typical restaurant choices for the big day. But that’s what makes them so enticing.

Bardi's Steak House

56 York St, Toronto, ON M5J 1S8

If you’re looking for an impressive meal that won’t cost you everything, head to Bardi’s Steak House. Celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, this amazing spot on York Street offers US Certified Angus Beef steaks from $29.50 (top sirloin) to $72 (center cut filet mignon), and they all come with your choice of baked potato, hand cut fries or rice. When’s the last time you went to a steak restaurant and you didn’t have to pay for your potato?

The Real Jerk

842 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y7

Caribbean fare is so damn sexy. And The Real Jerk does it so damn well. Tuck into a roti, jerk pork or chicken, curry goat, their famous oxtail dinner, or couby (penne with white meat chicken in a coconut sauce) and pair it with one of their over 65 rums from the Caribbean. Drake and Rihanna were here last week shooting a new video. If it’s good enough for Drizzy and Ri-Ri, it’s def good enough for you.

Little India Restaurant

255 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z4

This long-standing Indian restaurant on Queen West is always bustling. No wonder. With their inviting dishes (tandoori specialties, meat, seafood and vegetarian options) and wallet-friendly pricing, you can enjoy a seductive meal for which you’ll no doubt return to - whether it’s a special occasion or just Wednesday night.

Batifole Restaurant

744 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y3

Chef/Owner Pascal Geffroy’s charming restaurant on Gerrard in Chinatown East offers Mediterranean- and Provencal-focused fare, made with fresh and seasonal ingredients. Romance is always in the air, thanks to a French-only wine list, and menu selections that include Le Cassoulet Royal with duck confit, sausages and crispy pork belly; a delicate seafood stew with citrus fragrance; Duck Two Ways. Be sure to save room for dessert.

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