Keep the romantic fires burning in West Queen West Toronto

Whether it’s your first date or your 25th wedding anniversary, romance sometimes needs a little nudge in the right direction. These restaurants combine intimate ambience with amazing dishes, providing all the kindling you need to romantic fires ablaze.

Banu Restaurant Iranian

777 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G1

If you can imagine what a Persian restaurant in the 22nd century would look like, you’ll get an idea upon walking into Banu. A huge Persian carpet lies in the middle of the floor, flanked by ivory walls, and seating can be found at either the egg bar stools or the aquamarine-tiled tables. The stew is one of the top choices as a main dish, and every variety comes with saffron basmati rice. Chill out around the hookah after dessert.

The Good Son Restaurant

1096 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H9

When it comes to romantic dining, atmosphere matters as much as the food and its presentation – The Good Son has all of this in spades. Take a table by the front window and sit close together so you can share from each other’s plates. The east coast oysters or ash-roasted eggplant are excellent starters and the spicy soppressata pizza is the perfect entree.

Nuit Social

1168 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J5

There’s an easygoing atmosphere here that makes conversation flow and glances linger – until the fabulous food hits the table. While you’re waiting for dinner, enjoy a cocktail at their beautiful bar, with its geometric design reminiscent of stained glass. Then proceed to a cozy table by the front window and choose a few dishes to share. Try the arancini plate or the chorizo Iberico for your entrée, and parmesan cheesecake or chocolate cake for dessert.

Nunu Ethopian Fusion

1178 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J5

This Ethiopian fusion restaurant will have you scooching closer to your sweetie well before dessert arrives, as almost every item on the menu is meant to be shared. The décor is elegant, complete with high ceilings and a classic monochromatic colour scheme. Friday evenings might be the most romantic, with the world music piping from the speakers. Order the steak with polenta, pair it with a nice bottle of red, and you’re all set.

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