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The Best Toronto Patios for a Fancy Date Night

The Best Toronto Patios for a Fancy Date Night

The Best Toronto Patios for a Fancy Date Night

Though restaurants have started to open up their spaces for indoor dining, this guide featuring the best patios for a fancy date night in Toronto will come in handy on those balmy summer nights when you just can't fathom eating anything but al fresco.

With CaféTO in full swing, restaurants all around the city have taken advantage of the opportunity to create beautiful -- physically distanced -- patios with whatever space the city would allow. From exquisite greenery to mood lighting and stunning decor, these restaurants have transformed the busy streets of Toronto into a patio-filled paradise. Other establishments -- lucky enough to have their own existing patios -- have also thrived during this time, welcoming locals back into their private sanctuaries for a vibey meal.

After months and months of evenings spent ordering in and binge-watching TV, it's time to grab your significant other, your bestie -- or your new prospects -- and enjoy an upscale night out on the town at one of these Toronto patios, perfect for a fancy date night.

1681 Lake Shore Blvd E

Toronto Beach Club

Toronto Beach Club

This brand new massive restaurant is serving seafood towers and charcoal-cooked meats along the shores of Woodbine Beach in the East End. Step out onto the wraparound patio, and enjoy an upscale meal surrounded by greenery and hanging lights that zig-zag over the coral sofas and chairs.

80 Ossington Ave

Mamakas Taverna

Mamakas Taverna

Mamakas Taverna is a welcoming Greek bistro-like spot serving shared meze plates and main dishes like grilled lamb and seafood. Their deluxe street-side patio expands down Argyle and Ossington and is covered in greenery to complete your Grecian escape within the city.

35 Tank House Lane

Cluny Bistro

Cluny Bistro

If you’re a fan of French food and twinkly lights, the covered patio at Cluny in the Distillery district, is perfect for your date night. A modern romantic atmosphere with a non-pretentious menu featuring a delicious French Onion Soup and a variety of large plates, perfect for sharing.

295 Adelaide St W

Figo

Figo

Located in the Entertainment District, around the corner from the TIFF Bell Lightbox, is a buzzing Mediterranean-style patio decked in white bistro chairs and sprawling tropical greenery. Figo offers Italian-inspired cuisine in a stylishly elegant space.

131 Bloor St W 2nd Floor

Amal Toronto

Amal Toronto

This swanky heated patio, located on the second floor of Amal in Yorkville, comes with tons of pillows and plant life, creating an airy bohemian feel. This upscale restaurant is serving Lebanese-inspired cuisine, with kebabs, house-made dips and cocktails.

80 Blue Jays Way 44th Floor

Kost

Kost

The 44th floor of the Bisha Hotel is home to Kost, an airy restaurant with towering views of the city that serves seasonal dishes inspired by Bajan cuisine. Al fresco dining is offered next to the infinity pool and guests are welcome seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, midday snacks and dinner.

485 King St W

Baro

Baro

Baro’s rooftop patio is the ideal setting for a Latin-infused culinary experience on King Street West. Executive chef Steve Gonzalez has curated a new menu for Toronto to experience inspired by their custom-made rooftop grill. The rooftop is open seven days a week and is first come, first served.

501 King St E

Gusto 501

Gusto 501

Bringing together the innovation of sister restaurant Gusto 101 and the soulful hospitality of Janet Zuccarini’s first restaurant, Trattoria Nervosa, this five-story Italian eatery in Toronto’s Corktown has a gorgeous and intimate rooftop patio, with unobstructed views of the city.

12 Brant St

Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse

Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse

Having recently reopened for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, this elegant steakhouse on Brant Street off King West is once again welcoming guests back for dine-in on their newly built patio. Perfect for a special occasion or celebration, Jacob’s is one of Toronto’s finest places for a memorable, romantic meal.

875 Queen St W

Noce

Noce

Located across the street from Trinity Bellwoods on West Queen West is a mainstay for traditional Italian dishes with a spacious side patio boasting lots of greenery and large umbrellas.

17 St Nicholas St

Bar Volo

Bar Volo

Located on Nicholas Street near Yonge and Wellesley, get caught up over a house-brewed ale and some Italian snacks at this rustic cobblestone patio, open Tuesday through Saturday for walk-ins only.

115 Yorkville Ave

Kasa Moto

Kasa Moto

Indulge on a Waygu beef steamed bun, or sip on a sake sangria at this two-story contemporary Japanese restaurant and lounge in the heart of Yorkville. With a sprawling rooftop terrace and an elevated menu, experience a versatile dining experience in a vibrant atmosphere that evolves from day to night.

633 King St W

Oretta

Oretta

Inspired by the Italian way of life and designed for any time of day, this King West spot with a sprawling patio serves up authentic Italian fare with modern-day classics. You can even finish off your meal with a scoop of gelato from their new gelato cart.

72 Ossington Ave

Union

Union

The steak frites come highly recommended at this popular spot on the Ossington strip. With two intimate patios (one in the front and one around the back), this Canadian-French-inspired bistro has an eclectic weekly menu featuring local ingredients.

1084 Queen St W

Bar Piquette

Bar Piquette

Bar Piquette is an intimate locale on West Queen West with a covered back patio open seven days a week. Their rotating selection of unique wines and European-inspired small plates will always ensure something new to try.

642 King St W Suite 102

Lapinou

Lapinou

This French neo-bistro with exposed-brick walls and mood lighting has a weatherproof patio with an ambience that will make you feel like dining in Paris. Dinner is served daily, but if a brunch date is more your thing, be sure to check out their tasting menu, offered on Saturday and Sunday.

2388 Yonge St

Stock T.C.

Stock T.C.

Sip on a custom cocktail at this rooftop patio, developed by the folks behind Terroni, Sud Forno, and Cumbraes. With sweeping views of the Eglinton corridor, this multi-floor destination is open for lunch and dinner service, perfect for those looking for a more laid-back, upscale option.

The Best Toronto Patios for a Fancy Date Night

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The Best Toronto Patios for a Fancy Date Night

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Though restaurants have started to open up their spaces for indoor dining, this guide featuring the best patios for a fancy date night in Toronto will come in handy on those balmy summer nights when you just can't fathom eating anything but al fresco.

With CaféTO in full swing, restaurants all around the city have taken advantage of the opportunity to create beautiful -- physically distanced -- patios with whatever space the city would allow. From exquisite greenery to mood lighting and stunning decor, these restaurants have transformed the busy streets of Toronto into a patio-filled paradise. Other establishments -- lucky enough to have their own existing patios -- have also thrived during this time, welcoming locals back into their private sanctuaries for a vibey meal.

After months and months of evenings spent ordering in and binge-watching TV, it's time to grab your significant other, your bestie -- or your new prospects -- and enjoy an upscale night out on the town at one of these Toronto patios, perfect for a fancy date night.

485 King St W

Baro

Baro

Baro’s rooftop patio is the ideal setting for a Latin-infused culinary experience on King Street West. Executive chef Steve Gonzalez has curated a new menu for Toronto to experience inspired by their custom-made rooftop grill. The rooftop is open seven days a week and is first come, first served.

115 Yorkville Ave

Kasa Moto

Kasa Moto

Indulge on a Waygu beef steamed bun, or sip on a sake sangria at this two-story contemporary Japanese restaurant and lounge in the heart of Yorkville. With a sprawling rooftop terrace and an elevated menu, experience a versatile dining experience in a vibrant atmosphere that evolves from day to night.

2388 Yonge St

Stock T.C.

Stock T.C.

Sip on a custom cocktail at this rooftop patio, developed by the folks behind Terroni, Sud Forno, and Cumbraes. With sweeping views of the Eglinton corridor, this multi-floor destination is open for lunch and dinner service, perfect for those looking for a more laid-back, upscale option.