Romantic dinner spots around Yonge and Eglinton Toronto

Midtown Toronto is almost a city unto itself, and the intersection of Yonge and Eglinton marches to its very own cultural beat. The upscale hubbub of the neighbourhood makes romance a given, and these restaurants are great for smitten couples who like intimate meals.

Sorn Thai Restaurant

1
2550 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2J2

This intimate Thai restaurant is exquisitely decorated, with overlapping red-on-white tablecloths, Southeast Asian art and elevated wall sconces that cast a subtle glow. The vibe is simple yet sophisticated, creating a relaxed atmosphere where romance is effortless and natural. If you want to kick up the heat on your plate, ask for your food to be “Thai spicy.” You can always put out the fire with coconut or mango ice cream for dessert.

CopaCabana Brazilian Steak House - Eglinton Ave

2
150 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M4P 1E8

The atmosphere in here can get pretty hot, especially when the samba show, complete with dancing, touches down on Fridays and Saturdays. If you want romance that’s a little more scaled back, try visiting midweek and enjoy your parmesan prime rib while Serge Nikol and Etrick serenade you with world music. You must both save room for the roasted pineapple, the house’s crowd-pleaser.

Chef of India

3
30 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, ON M4P 1A6

Relax in a high-backed red booth, or call ahead to book the private round table at the back, where you’ll be surrounded by etched designs on gold wallpaper. This is one Indian restaurant that knows how to create romance and infuse it into their delicately-prepared dishes. The aromas from the chicken tikka masala will waft up and beg to be accompanied by a glass of mango lassi.

Amore Trattoria

4
2425 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2E7

Dine in seclusion behind the high patio railing or move indoors to whisper sweet nothings. Ask for an intimate table for two against the wall opposite the wood burning oven. If you’re going all out, book the upper level entirely to yourselves. The privacy will make you feel as though you’re a world away. With 23 pizzas to choose from, the Valentino is a perfect prelude to a slice of cheesecake and an Americano for dessert.

La Vecchia Ristorante

5
2405A Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4P 2E7

Modern Italian food meets old-world charm, starting with the gorgeous brick and wood exterior. Inside, the décor is stunning, with its stone walls and bar, delicate chandeliers, hardwood flooring, sumptuous leather chairs and a red velvet curtain that separates the front and back rooms. The best seats are near the front, especially on warm evenings when the glass doors stay open to let in the breeze. Bello.

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