The Best Valentine's Day Dinners in Toronto | TasteToronto

Guides / Spots

The Best Valentine's Day Dinners in Toronto

The Best Valentine's Day Dinners in Toronto

The best Valentine's Day dinners in Toronto are the repasts you'll want to savour on the year's most polarizing day. Perfect for singles, swingers, the betrothed, married, harried, and everyone in-between, these dinners will either elevate a day you already love, or transform a day you hate with a feast you won't soon forget.

In a city that's just emerging from its latest lockdown, these dinners are pure celebrations of every kind of love. Love for your honey comes first. Then, there's the love of more freedom, love of inimitable bites, love of the restaurant industry, and love of a better future for all.

This Valentine's Day, embrace the passion and dive into the lovefest with the best dinners Toronto's beloved restaurants have to offer. No matter which you choose, you'll be exquisitely fed and end the day feeling coddled and cared for. And isn't that what Valentine's Day is all about?

101 College St

Mercatto

Mercatto

If your Valentine's Day cohort tends to include more than two, Mercatto's Big Night In works for parties of any size. Included in each finish-at-home package, you'll find an assortment of tasty dishes, from bacon-wrapped scallops to beef Wellington. Optional sweets and wine are also available.

819 Gerrard St E

Wynona

Wynona

Feel the love this Valentine's Day with Wynona's special menu available from February 9th to 12th, for dine-in, and February 13th and 14th to enjoy at home. Included on the five-course menu, you'll find smoked capocollo ham with Avonlea Cheddar and Périgord black truffle, gemelli with braised beef cheek, vanilla honey panna cotta and a glass of prosecco.

1681 Lake Shore Blvd E

Toronto Beach Club

Toronto Beach Club

Take your tastebuds, at least, on a trip to the Mediterranean, with a sumptuous meal at the Toronto Beach Club. Indulge in three courses, and sides, with options that include ahi tuna carpaccio, truffled egg yolk ravioli, lamb shoulder, almond pavlova, and a romantic baklava for two.

3885 Yonge St

Miller Tavern

Miller Tavern

Visit the Miller Tavern's uptown location for an impressive assortment of Valentine's Day specials. Enjoy surf and turf, grilled seafood platters or chocolate fondue for two. Or, choose a three-course menu with tempting options ranging from hand-cut steak tartare, to roasted branzino, wild picked mushroom risotto, Basque cheesecake, warm apple crumble pie, and more.

10 Temperance St Fl 5

The Chase

The Chase

Visit Tock to pre-order a Valentine's Day menu from The Chase for pickup or delivery from February 12th to 14th. With an amuse of east coast oysters, tuna sashimi, ricotta ravioli with shaved truffle, a choice of main and millefoglie for dessert, this dinner is as lavish as they come.

77 Portland St

Shook

Shook

Shook's three-course, plant-based Valentine's Day feast lets you choose your own adventure with a host of options. With a menu featuring labneh with house-made pita, halloumi, kreplach dumplings, eggplant schnitzel, coconut basbousa, and more, you'll feel energized for whatever the night brings.

98 Portland St

SARA Restaurant

SARA Restaurant

Head to Sara for an intimate, four-course dinner on February 14th. The restaurant's famed chopped salad makes an appearance, as do ahi tuna tartare, Japanese eggplant with chermoula, red velvet cake with cream cheese anglaise, and more.

1 Richmond St W

Richmond Station

Richmond Station

Cozy up at home with Richmond Station's five-course Valentine's Day menu, available for pickup or delivery. Made for groups of two, each one includes gougères and pain au lait, endive salad, caccio e pepe pasta, braised beef shank, and cocoa meringue. With a bottle of Kew Vineyards wine and treats from Chocolates by Nishant in each pack, you'll be wined and dined in true style.

100 Front St W

Reign Restaurant

Reign Restaurant

Head to one of the city's most elegant spots for a dinner sure to make your valentine swoon. Available between February 11th and 14th, each four-course prix fixe menu at Reign begins with a Kumamoto oyster, followed by hot smoked trout rillettes, seared diver scallops, Angus striploin or miso ginger sablefish, and a dark chocolate cherry heart.

597 College St

Pompette

Pompette

Embrace the romance language that is French cuisine with a prix-fixe dinner from Pompette. Available on February 14th, to eat in the restaurant or enjoy at home, the special menu begins with chef Martine Bauer's spelt sourdough bread and vol au vent with lobster, prawns, scallops and mushrooms. From there, enjoy veal tartare, striped sea bass with ginger beurre blanc, and passion tropézienne. Add on a couple of the team's famed cocktails and you'll want for nothing.

480 King St W

Pink Sky

Pink Sky

If ever there was a place to sink into a plate of Pink Sky's extravagant lobster mac and cheese, it's at home, with only one other pair of eyes watching. Book the restaurant's three-course Valentine's Day menu through Tock, and prepare to indulge come February 14th.

88 Harbord St

Piano Piano

Piano Piano

Enjoy a parade of Piano Piano hits with the restaurant's five-course Valentine's Day menu, available at all three locations. Start with shared olives and almonds while you sip something splendid. Then, move on to your choice of appetizer, truffle agnolotti to share, choice of main and dessert.

478 King St W

Patria

Patria

When you can't be in Spain, Patria lets you bring a taste of España home. Pre-order a tapas-full feast for pickup or delivery on February 14th and enjoy a range of small plates sure to fan the flames of passion.

872 Queen St W

Oyster Boy

Oyster Boy

For a sumptuous seafood feast this Valentine's Day, look no further than Oyster Boy. Choose a seafood tower or lobster boil supper, then decide if you'd like to add caviar, oysters or wine to your order. Whichever you choose, know you can't go wrong.

550 Wellington St W

1 Kitchen

1 Kitchen

Dine at 1 Kitchen between February 11th and 14th, and indulge in chef Derek Powers Jr.'s farm-to-fork specials. Exclusive offerings include Atlantic scallop crudo, confit duck leg, a brown butter financier for two and the Be Mine Negroni. Infused with pink peppercorns and strawberries, its the tipple you'll want at hand as you toast to your relationship goals.

488 Wellington St W

Marben

Marben

Embrace the kitschy side of Valentine's Day — while still eating superbly — with Marben's 80s Valentine's Night In. Each heat-and-eat dinner for two includes house made "lunchables" to start, 7 layer dip and chips, Swedish meatball stroganoff, Waldorf salad and miso and chocolate bread pudding. Driving home the 80s theme, are a selection of movie snacks and a rad mix tape, sure to inspire some questionable dance moves.

955 Gerrard St E

Maple Leaf Tavern

Maple Leaf Tavern

As nuanced as your one and only, Maple Leaf Tavern's Valentine's Day five-course tasting menu for two is a joyous celebration of love. From the smoked Kolapore Springs trout choux, to the black Perigord truffle arancini, and whole sea bream en papillote, this menu boasts a surfeit of romantic ingredients. Allow yourself to be swept up in the moment and see where it takes you.

1071 Shaw St

Maison T

Maison T

Available for dine-in, delivery and takeout on February 14th, Maison T's Valentine's Day menu is perfect for parties of 1, or more. Enjoy scallop, shrimp and broccoli salad to begin, followed by roasted chicken with wild mushroom fricassée. Then, tuck into Quebec venison before winding down with white chocolate mousse. All told, it's a menu sure to delight.

592 Sherbourne St

Maison Selby

Maison Selby

Take the bistro vibe home this Valentine's Day with a heat-and-eat feast from Maison Selby. Set the table, light candles, pour some wine, then impress with double-baked Comté cheese soufflé, King Cole duck pithivier and port-poached pear tart, for dessert.

325 Bay St

Louix Louis

Louix Louis

Stressed out about the big day? Trust the talented Louix Louis team with your Valentine's Day and feel the tension melt away. Available for dine-in on February 14th, each dinner begins with a roasted fig tart amuse-bouche, and is then followed by three courses. From the endive and compressed pear salad to the roasted duck breast, raspberry mascarpone mousse, and more, each bite is an exquisite reminder that you chose the right place to celebrate love.

176 Yonge St.

Lena Restaurant

Lena Restaurant

Escape to warmer climes with Leña's San Valentin dinner, available for dine-in and to enjoy at home. Those who opt to go out, will enjoy a three-course feast featuring Leña hits such as tuna crudo, grilled piri piri octopus, churros, and more. Prefer to hide out at home? In each take-home box for two find an array of tasty treats, from clementine salad to beef rib eye cap steak, and chocolate mousse.

601 King St W

Lee

Lee

Dine-in or eat in the comfort of home with Lee Restaurant's Valentine's Day offerings. A six-course experience, including dishes such as wild Alaskan black cod and slow-braised adobo short rib, awaits those who choose the company of others. For those planning an intimate night for two or four, Lee's pickup tasting menu wows with pan-roasted lobster with shrimp jiaozi, crispy skinned Cornish hen, and more.

642 King St W Suite 102

Lapinou

Lapinou

Settle into King Street's coziest bistro and revel in three courses designed to transport you across the pond. Reserve early and you and your darling can sup on a menu that includes fried acorn squash, beef tartare, duck breast, seared scallops, Meyer lemon pie, rum baba, and more. Optional wine pairings are also on offer.

585 College St

Il Covo

Il Covo

Follow chef Ryan Campbell's instructions and you're virtually guaranteed a night of bliss. Order Il Covo's four-course San Valentino dinner and enjoy insalate invernale to begin, followed by hand-cut pasta with lobster cream sauce. Roasted White Rock chicken supreme and dark chocolate torta round out a meal that's bound to lead to romance.

1214 Dundas St W

Gia

Gia

Toast to love with your favourite person and some of the city's best plant-based fare. With focaccia, baby gem salad, a choice of pasta mains and a surprise dessert, Gia's at-home Valentine's Day menu has (almost) everything you need to set your flame's heart afire.

111C Queen St E

George Restaurant

George Restaurant

Trust chef Lorenzo Loseto to craft a Valentine's Day tasting menu that wows. Among the five courses, available for indoor dining between February 12th and 14th, you'll find hamachi with mango and labneh, lobster with beets and quinoa as well as bison with cavatelli and chestnut. An elegantly-composed chocolate tasting will draw the meal to a flawless finish. Vegetarian options will also be offered, as will optional wine pairings.

770 St Clair Ave W

FK

FK

FK still has plenty of availability for its takeout Valentine's Day dinner. Available February 12th and 14th, each one includes three courses, with options including scallop bourguignon with braised short rib, lobster thermidor, roasted rack of lamb, and more.

169 Niagara St

Edulis

Edulis

If there's a surefire way to impress your date, it's by securing Edulis' Valentine's Day menu. Each take-home kit will take you on a journey of love through a series of impeccably-crafted bites. From the chilled shellfish and fish with accompaniments through to the wild turbot "Champenoise" and dark chocolate torte, you'll find euphoria in every bite.

Manulife Centre

Eataly Toronto

Eataly Toronto

Eataly's ready-to-heat dinner, available for pre-order pickup from February 11th to 14th, is ready when you are. With antipasti, a seafood salad trio, gnocchi with oxtail ragu, branzino, sides and strawberry mousse, it also has everything you need for a positively perfect evening at home.

827 Lansdowne Ave

Donna’s

Donna’s

Not too fussy but exuberantly tasty, a meal from Donna's is always a good time. Available to order through Tock for pickup on February 11th, 12th and 14th, each Valentine's At Home menu includes appetizers, a hearty winter main and a properly indulgent dessert to finish.

161 Bay St

Chotto Matte

Chotto Matte

Brighten up a February day with Chotto Matte's Valentine's Day specials. Available for dine-in from the 12th to the 14th, new dishes include Nikkei oysters, O-Toro tartare and matcha-mango cheesecake mousse. Served against a backdrop of colourfully decorated, costumed performers, each dish will transport you and your sweetheart to an oasis that you won't want to leave.

60 Yorkville Ave

Cafe Boulud

Cafe Boulud

This February 14th, treat your valentine to Café Boulud's three-course special menu. Designed to celebrate love, each course — from the King crab and celeriac salad to the squab pithivier — includes a host of luxury ingredients guaranteed to impress.

66 Wellington St W 54th floor

Canoe

Canoe

Ready to commit? Then a Valentine's Day date at Canoe is the answer. From the exquisite views of the city to the refined surroundings, and seven-course tasting menu featuring the finest contemporary Canadian cuisine, a celebration at Canoe is as memorable as they come.

11 Duncan St

Byblos

Byblos

The only challenge you'll meet when ordering a Valentine's Day feast from Byblos, is deciding which of the many options to choose. Will it be chicory salad or duck kibbeh, to start? Will you fancy black cod or grilled lamb chops for your main? Would your sweetheart prefer their own dessert or a shared honey cake for two? Mull it over, decide if need to add optional flowers, and place your order through Tock before its too late.

604 King St W

Buca - King

Buca - King

From the nodini to the pizza burrata, roasted octopus, pizzelle, and more, Buca's Valentine's Day menu (available for pre-order pickup and delivery from February 12th to 14th) is best eaten in a civilized manner with cutlery, et al. Still, you'll be so swept up in the moment we won't blame you if you dig in with your bare hands.

96 Ossington Ave

Azhar Kitchen & Bar

Azhar Kitchen & Bar

Simplify your life with a flavour-forward Valentine's Day tasting box for two from Azhar. Pre-order on Tock and, come February 14th, all you'll have left to do is make yourself presentable.

1111 Queen St E

Ascari Enoteca

Ascari Enoteca

Start the lovefest early with Ascari's virtual three-course dinner presented in partnership with Pearl Morissette and Somm. Each dinner (available for pre-order until February 7th), includes pasta crowns followed by brioche-crusted chicken or cauliflower, chocolate raspberry tart and bonbons, along with two bottles from Pearl Morissette's cellars. Plus, you can tune in on February 12th for a live Q&A with executive chef John Sinopoli.

163 Spadina Ave 1st Floor

Aloette

Aloette

Aloette's Valentine's Special, available through Tock, is excessive in all the right ways. Between bites of tuna tartare, burrata, orecchiette with prawns, ruby chocolate mousse, and more, you'll feel giddy from the excess calories and bathed in pleasure.

1543 Dupont St

ALMA+GIL

ALMA+GIL

Alma + Gil's Italian-inspired Valentine's Feast features three courses ranging from citrus radicchio salad to chocolate budino, with a meat, fish, or vegetarian option in-between. Order by February 8th for delivery on the 12th or 13th.

Guides / Spots

8 months ago

The Best Valentine's Day Dinners in Toronto

Christine Peddie

Christine Peddie

Instagram

The best Valentine's Day dinners in Toronto are the repasts you'll want to savour on the year's most polarizing day. Perfect for singles, swingers, the betrothed, married, harried, and everyone in-between, these dinners will either elevate a day you already love, or transform a day you hate with a feast you won't soon forget.

In a city that's just emerging from its latest lockdown, these dinners are pure celebrations of every kind of love. Love for your honey comes first. Then, there's the love of more freedom, love of inimitable bites, love of the restaurant industry, and love of a better future for all.

This Valentine's Day, embrace the passion and dive into the lovefest with the best dinners Toronto's beloved restaurants have to offer. No matter which you choose, you'll be exquisitely fed and end the day feeling coddled and cared for. And isn't that what Valentine's Day is all about?

101 College St

Mercatto

Mercatto

If your Valentine's Day cohort tends to include more than two, Mercatto's Big Night In works for parties of any size. Included in each finish-at-home package, you'll find an assortment of tasty dishes, from bacon-wrapped scallops to beef Wellington. Optional sweets and wine are also available.

819 Gerrard St E

Wynona

Wynona

Feel the love this Valentine's Day with Wynona's special menu available from February 9th to 12th, for dine-in, and February 13th and 14th to enjoy at home. Included on the five-course menu, you'll find smoked capocollo ham with Avonlea Cheddar and Périgord black truffle, gemelli with braised beef cheek, vanilla honey panna cotta and a glass of prosecco.

3885 Yonge St

Miller Tavern

Miller Tavern

Visit the Miller Tavern's uptown location for an impressive assortment of Valentine's Day specials. Enjoy surf and turf, grilled seafood platters or chocolate fondue for two. Or, choose a three-course menu with tempting options ranging from hand-cut steak tartare, to roasted branzino, wild picked mushroom risotto, Basque cheesecake, warm apple crumble pie, and more.

77 Portland St

Shook

Shook

Shook's three-course, plant-based Valentine's Day feast lets you choose your own adventure with a host of options. With a menu featuring labneh with house-made pita, halloumi, kreplach dumplings, eggplant schnitzel, coconut basbousa, and more, you'll feel energized for whatever the night brings.

1 Richmond St W

Richmond Station

Richmond Station

Cozy up at home with Richmond Station's five-course Valentine's Day menu, available for pickup or delivery. Made for groups of two, each one includes gougères and pain au lait, endive salad, caccio e pepe pasta, braised beef shank, and cocoa meringue. With a bottle of Kew Vineyards wine and treats from Chocolates by Nishant in each pack, you'll be wined and dined in true style.

100 Front St W

Reign Restaurant

Reign Restaurant

Head to one of the city's most elegant spots for a dinner sure to make your valentine swoon. Available between February 11th and 14th, each four-course prix fixe menu at Reign begins with a Kumamoto oyster, followed by hot smoked trout rillettes, seared diver scallops, Angus striploin or miso ginger sablefish, and a dark chocolate cherry heart.

597 College St

Pompette

Pompette

Embrace the romance language that is French cuisine with a prix-fixe dinner from Pompette. Available on February 14th, to eat in the restaurant or enjoy at home, the special menu begins with chef Martine Bauer's spelt sourdough bread and vol au vent with lobster, prawns, scallops and mushrooms. From there, enjoy veal tartare, striped sea bass with ginger beurre blanc, and passion tropézienne. Add on a couple of the team's famed cocktails and you'll want for nothing.

550 Wellington St W

1 Kitchen

1 Kitchen

Dine at 1 Kitchen between February 11th and 14th, and indulge in chef Derek Powers Jr.'s farm-to-fork specials. Exclusive offerings include Atlantic scallop crudo, confit duck leg, a brown butter financier for two and the Be Mine Negroni. Infused with pink peppercorns and strawberries, its the tipple you'll want at hand as you toast to your relationship goals.

488 Wellington St W

Marben

Marben

Embrace the kitschy side of Valentine's Day — while still eating superbly — with Marben's 80s Valentine's Night In. Each heat-and-eat dinner for two includes house made "lunchables" to start, 7 layer dip and chips, Swedish meatball stroganoff, Waldorf salad and miso and chocolate bread pudding. Driving home the 80s theme, are a selection of movie snacks and a rad mix tape, sure to inspire some questionable dance moves.

955 Gerrard St E

Maple Leaf Tavern

Maple Leaf Tavern

As nuanced as your one and only, Maple Leaf Tavern's Valentine's Day five-course tasting menu for two is a joyous celebration of love. From the smoked Kolapore Springs trout choux, to the black Perigord truffle arancini, and whole sea bream en papillote, this menu boasts a surfeit of romantic ingredients. Allow yourself to be swept up in the moment and see where it takes you.

1071 Shaw St

Maison T

Maison T

Available for dine-in, delivery and takeout on February 14th, Maison T's Valentine's Day menu is perfect for parties of 1, or more. Enjoy scallop, shrimp and broccoli salad to begin, followed by roasted chicken with wild mushroom fricassée. Then, tuck into Quebec venison before winding down with white chocolate mousse. All told, it's a menu sure to delight.

325 Bay St

Louix Louis

Louix Louis

Stressed out about the big day? Trust the talented Louix Louis team with your Valentine's Day and feel the tension melt away. Available for dine-in on February 14th, each dinner begins with a roasted fig tart amuse-bouche, and is then followed by three courses. From the endive and compressed pear salad to the roasted duck breast, raspberry mascarpone mousse, and more, each bite is an exquisite reminder that you chose the right place to celebrate love.

176 Yonge St.

Lena Restaurant

Lena Restaurant

Escape to warmer climes with Leña's San Valentin dinner, available for dine-in and to enjoy at home. Those who opt to go out, will enjoy a three-course feast featuring Leña hits such as tuna crudo, grilled piri piri octopus, churros, and more. Prefer to hide out at home? In each take-home box for two find an array of tasty treats, from clementine salad to beef rib eye cap steak, and chocolate mousse.

601 King St W

Lee

Lee

Dine-in or eat in the comfort of home with Lee Restaurant's Valentine's Day offerings. A six-course experience, including dishes such as wild Alaskan black cod and slow-braised adobo short rib, awaits those who choose the company of others. For those planning an intimate night for two or four, Lee's pickup tasting menu wows with pan-roasted lobster with shrimp jiaozi, crispy skinned Cornish hen, and more.

642 King St W Suite 102

Lapinou

Lapinou

Settle into King Street's coziest bistro and revel in three courses designed to transport you across the pond. Reserve early and you and your darling can sup on a menu that includes fried acorn squash, beef tartare, duck breast, seared scallops, Meyer lemon pie, rum baba, and more. Optional wine pairings are also on offer.

585 College St

Il Covo

Il Covo

Follow chef Ryan Campbell's instructions and you're virtually guaranteed a night of bliss. Order Il Covo's four-course San Valentino dinner and enjoy insalate invernale to begin, followed by hand-cut pasta with lobster cream sauce. Roasted White Rock chicken supreme and dark chocolate torta round out a meal that's bound to lead to romance.

1214 Dundas St W

Gia

Gia

Toast to love with your favourite person and some of the city's best plant-based fare. With focaccia, baby gem salad, a choice of pasta mains and a surprise dessert, Gia's at-home Valentine's Day menu has (almost) everything you need to set your flame's heart afire.

111C Queen St E

George Restaurant

George Restaurant

Trust chef Lorenzo Loseto to craft a Valentine's Day tasting menu that wows. Among the five courses, available for indoor dining between February 12th and 14th, you'll find hamachi with mango and labneh, lobster with beets and quinoa as well as bison with cavatelli and chestnut. An elegantly-composed chocolate tasting will draw the meal to a flawless finish. Vegetarian options will also be offered, as will optional wine pairings.

169 Niagara St

Edulis

Edulis

If there's a surefire way to impress your date, it's by securing Edulis' Valentine's Day menu. Each take-home kit will take you on a journey of love through a series of impeccably-crafted bites. From the chilled shellfish and fish with accompaniments through to the wild turbot "Champenoise" and dark chocolate torte, you'll find euphoria in every bite.

161 Bay St

Chotto Matte

Chotto Matte

Brighten up a February day with Chotto Matte's Valentine's Day specials. Available for dine-in from the 12th to the 14th, new dishes include Nikkei oysters, O-Toro tartare and matcha-mango cheesecake mousse. Served against a backdrop of colourfully decorated, costumed performers, each dish will transport you and your sweetheart to an oasis that you won't want to leave.

11 Duncan St

Byblos

Byblos

The only challenge you'll meet when ordering a Valentine's Day feast from Byblos, is deciding which of the many options to choose. Will it be chicory salad or duck kibbeh, to start? Will you fancy black cod or grilled lamb chops for your main? Would your sweetheart prefer their own dessert or a shared honey cake for two? Mull it over, decide if need to add optional flowers, and place your order through Tock before its too late.

604 King St W

Buca - King

Buca - King

From the nodini to the pizza burrata, roasted octopus, pizzelle, and more, Buca's Valentine's Day menu (available for pre-order pickup and delivery from February 12th to 14th) is best eaten in a civilized manner with cutlery, et al. Still, you'll be so swept up in the moment we won't blame you if you dig in with your bare hands.

1111 Queen St E

Ascari Enoteca

Ascari Enoteca

Start the lovefest early with Ascari's virtual three-course dinner presented in partnership with Pearl Morissette and Somm. Each dinner (available for pre-order until February 7th), includes pasta crowns followed by brioche-crusted chicken or cauliflower, chocolate raspberry tart and bonbons, along with two bottles from Pearl Morissette's cellars. Plus, you can tune in on February 12th for a live Q&A with executive chef John Sinopoli.