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The Best Restaurants in Toronto for an Anniversary Dinner

The Best Restaurants in Toronto for an Anniversary Dinner

The Best Restaurants in Toronto for an Anniversary Dinner

The best restaurants in Toronto for an anniversary dinner are the ones that have that extra special something -- be it an extraordinary chef, gorgeous room, unique menu or all of the above -- that make them stand out among the abundance of eateries in the city.

An anniversary is a time to celebrate your union, that special spark and how far your relationship has come. Celebrate with a meal that will leave you as smitten as your true love's kiss. With a host of spots to choose from, you can go glam or reserve somewhere relaxed and make the type of memories you treasure. A meal at one of the city's most acclaimed spots is reason enough to celebrate. Add love to the mix, and wait for the sparks to fly.

819 Gerrard St E

Wynona

Wynona

Leslieville's Wynona beckons with a sleek room, house-made pasta and an ever-evolving wine list. If you thrive on low-key, intimate dinners that leave you sated and beaming, Wynona is happy to provide.

10 Temperance St Fl 5

The Chase

The Chase

The Chase is the type of spot tailor-made for the fanciest version of yourself. With one of the city's best patios and swankiest rooms, a menu of extravagant, contemporary North American cuisine, and plenty of celebratory bottles to pop, The Chase can make any anniversary fête feel special.

88 Avenue Rd

Sushi Masaki Saito

Sushi Masaki Saito

For milestone anniversaries, only the best will do. In Toronto, that means Michelin-starred chef Masaki Saito's eponymous omakase sushi restaurant. With an expertly-curated progression of courses that are creative, artistic, balanced and delicious, this isn't just a meal; it's the experience of a lifetime.

1 Benvenuto Pl

Scaramouche

Scaramouche

With sweeping views of Toronto's skyline and a French-inspired menu brought to life by chef Keith Frogget, it's no wonder that Scaramouche has dazzled city diners for more than 40 years. If you long to feel like a celebrity -- doted on and coddled, your every whim met with suave service and a smile -- then direct yourself to Scaramouche and soak it all in.

134 Avenue Rd

Osteria Giulia

Osteria Giulia

A sister restaurant to Giulietta, chef Rob Rossi's latest is an ode to northern-Italian cuisine matched to a room that exudes modernist, understated cool. Through plates of focaccia di recco, handmade ravioli al'uovo, and more, Ostería Giulia infatuates everyone she meets.

265 Davenport Rd

MIMI Chinese

MIMI Chinese

Those who know, know that scoring a reservation at Mimi's is guaranteed to impress any date, especially your better half. With a menu of regional Chinese cuisine, including 4-foot long belt noodles, supreme fried rice and shrimp toast, Mimi's is the city's hottest new eatery for very good reason.

80 Ossington Ave

Mamakas Taverna

Mamakas Taverna

Greece may be thousands of miles away, but you can sup as you thought you were there at Mamakas. Skip the airfare and gaze into your beloved's eyes over plates of rustic Aegean cuisine as bright, fresh and intoxicating as a Mediterranean getaway.

325 Bay St

Louix Louis

Louix Louis

Beyond the fabulous food and luxurious surroundings, the fact that it's housed in the St. Regis hotel is the best thing about dining at Louix Louis on your anniversary (or any day, for that matter). There's nothing quite like retiring to your room and keeping the party going in one of the city's most gorgeous suites.

199 Augusta Ave

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens

A wine bar that exudes calm confidence through stellar service, a perfectly-lit room and dishes that are creative, seasonal and entirely delicious, Grey Gardens is the type of spot you visit when you need everything to go exactly as planned.

972 College St

Giulietta

Giulietta

Chef Rob Rossi's Giulietta has been pleasing palates since 2019. For any special occasion, its Nonna-approved menu, replete with handmade pastas, blistered pizzas, grilled meats, and more, perfectly set the mood.

1214 Dundas St W

Gia

Gia

Toronto's latest temple of plant-forward dining offers an array of Italian-inspired, vegan and vegetarian dishes where plants shine. Between the light-filled, modern space and the virtuous dishes, any evening spent at Gia is happy, whether you're celebrating or not.

111C Queen St E

George Restaurant

George Restaurant

Thought you were demanding on your wedding day? That's nothing compared to chef Lorenzo Loseto's attention to detail when it comes to his menu at George, where every plate is a seasonal symphony of flavours. Settle into the sophisticated room, knowing you're in the best of hands for any celebration.

729 Queen St E

Est

Est

This Riverside gem is a perfect spot for you and your partner to enjoy an intimate, multi-course tasting menu inspired by the seasons. Add on the optional wine pairings and feel as pampered as can be as you toast your milestone.

169 Niagara St

Edulis

Edulis

Though it's not listed on the menu, romance is served with every course at Edulis. From the meticulous hospitality to the parade of plates inspired by Spain and the seasons, every moment of a meal at Edulis feels like a celebration.

96 Harbord St

Dreyfus 

Dreyfus 

Unfussy yet fiercely committed to culinary excellence, Dreyfus is the spot to celebrate when you want to keep things real. Tuck into shared plates before moving on to bistro-inspired dishes that highlight Ontario's finest seasonal goods.

Don Alfonso 1890

Don Alfonso 1890

When it comes to elegance and excess, no restaurant in Toronto does it better than Don Alfonso's. If you want to celebrate your union in regal surroundings, over mouthfuls of stunningly-plated food developed by Michelin-starred chefs, this is the place for you.

503 College St

DaiLo

DaiLo

If food is the way to your sweetie's heart, Dailo should be your anniversary destination. The restaurant's menu of new-Asian cuisine -- featuring dishes like crispy octopus tacos, fried watermelon, whole fried giggie trout, and more -- is as riveting as being hit by Cupid's arrow.

130 Ossington Ave

Cote De Boeuf

Cote De Boeuf

Few things are as cozy as sitting at a table at Ossington Avenue's favourite bistro bar à vin. Inspired by Paris, this spot will transport you to the city of lights through sips of French wine and plates of casual, comforting, expertly-made French food.

66 Wellington St W 54th floor

Canoe

Canoe

It's hard not to feel romantic gazing at the view of Lake Ontario from Canoe's lofty, 54th-floor location. As you sip on wine and savour a meal of seasonal, contemporary Canadian dishes, embrace the rush of emotions bound to take over.

60 Yorkville Ave

Cafe Boulud

Cafe Boulud

The beauty of Café Boulud is that it matches any mood you bring to the table. Whether you're feeling fabulous or want to sink into a booth and cuddle with your sweetie, there's a dish for you. From extravagant seafood towers to savoury lamb shank, Boulud's menu is exceptionally delicious and perfect for any occasion.

53 Scollard Street front entrance located via Yorkville Avenue through the Four Seasons Courtyard

Buca Osteria and Enoteca

Buca Osteria and Enoteca

With its bustling, gently lit room, and traditional Italian fare given a contemporary Canadian spin, it's no wonder that Buca has been a King Street West fave since 2009. Settle into a table for two and recreate Lady and the Tramp's most famous scene with bowlfuls of spaghetti al nero di maiale.

797 College St

Bar Isabel

Bar Isabel

For a night to remember, experience Spain via College Street at Bar Isabel. When the wanderlust hits over plates of jamón serrano, shrimp al ajillo and grilled octopus, seize the moment and start planning you and your sweethearts' next adventure.

4150 Yonge St

Auberge du Pommier

Auberge du Pommier

A favourite for more than 30 years, Auberge is still as comfortable, surprising and joyous as your love. With prix-fixe and à la carte menus featuring a range of classic French dishes, you and your partner will swoon at every bite at this notable Toronto address.

The Best Restaurants in Toronto for an Anniversary Dinner

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The Best Restaurants in Toronto for an Anniversary Dinner

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The best restaurants in Toronto for an anniversary dinner are the ones that have that extra special something -- be it an extraordinary chef, gorgeous room, unique menu or all of the above -- that make them stand out among the abundance of eateries in the city.

An anniversary is a time to celebrate your union, that special spark and how far your relationship has come. Celebrate with a meal that will leave you as smitten as your true love's kiss. With a host of spots to choose from, you can go glam or reserve somewhere relaxed and make the type of memories you treasure. A meal at one of the city's most acclaimed spots is reason enough to celebrate. Add love to the mix, and wait for the sparks to fly.

1 Benvenuto Pl

Scaramouche

Scaramouche

With sweeping views of Toronto's skyline and a French-inspired menu brought to life by chef Keith Frogget, it's no wonder that Scaramouche has dazzled city diners for more than 40 years. If you long to feel like a celebrity -- doted on and coddled, your every whim met with suave service and a smile -- then direct yourself to Scaramouche and soak it all in.

265 Davenport Rd

MIMI Chinese

MIMI Chinese

Those who know, know that scoring a reservation at Mimi's is guaranteed to impress any date, especially your better half. With a menu of regional Chinese cuisine, including 4-foot long belt noodles, supreme fried rice and shrimp toast, Mimi's is the city's hottest new eatery for very good reason.

325 Bay St

Louix Louis

Louix Louis

Beyond the fabulous food and luxurious surroundings, the fact that it's housed in the St. Regis hotel is the best thing about dining at Louix Louis on your anniversary (or any day, for that matter). There's nothing quite like retiring to your room and keeping the party going in one of the city's most gorgeous suites.

1214 Dundas St W

Gia

Gia

Toronto's latest temple of plant-forward dining offers an array of Italian-inspired, vegan and vegetarian dishes where plants shine. Between the light-filled, modern space and the virtuous dishes, any evening spent at Gia is happy, whether you're celebrating or not.

Don Alfonso 1890

Don Alfonso 1890

When it comes to elegance and excess, no restaurant in Toronto does it better than Don Alfonso's. If you want to celebrate your union in regal surroundings, over mouthfuls of stunningly-plated food developed by Michelin-starred chefs, this is the place for you.

503 College St

DaiLo

DaiLo

If food is the way to your sweetie's heart, Dailo should be your anniversary destination. The restaurant's menu of new-Asian cuisine -- featuring dishes like crispy octopus tacos, fried watermelon, whole fried giggie trout, and more -- is as riveting as being hit by Cupid's arrow.

60 Yorkville Ave

Cafe Boulud

Cafe Boulud

The beauty of Café Boulud is that it matches any mood you bring to the table. Whether you're feeling fabulous or want to sink into a booth and cuddle with your sweetie, there's a dish for you. From extravagant seafood towers to savoury lamb shank, Boulud's menu is exceptionally delicious and perfect for any occasion.