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

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

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.

La Vecchia Ristorante

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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