6 dining spots for Valentine’s Day in Toronto no matter your relationship status

Whether your plan is to celebrate Valentine’s, Galentine’s or Palentine’s Day, there are plenty of dining experiences in the city — from your favourite neighbourhood spot to that lavish restaurant you’ve always wanted to try — offering exquisite food and romantic vibes for you and your special someone.

Here are six dining spots to celebrate Valentine’s Day in T.O., no matter your relationship status.

Best for new couples

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If you’re uncertain about the future of your relationship, Dia Restaurant & Lounge offers an opportunity to explore and celebrate every form of love at their Valentine’s Day Candlelit Dinner. Guests can indulge in a delicious meal curated by chef Justin Raponi, accompanied by complimentary love tarot card readings by Lori Dyan Simeunovic. Tickets are priced at $95 per person and include a complimentary drink, roses, and a selection of mini delights.

Best for longtime couples

On Feb. 14th, Eataly Yorkville’s Trattoria Milano will offer a 3-course prix-fixe menu starting at $75. Begin with the Crudo Trio, featuring raw yellowfin tuna, black cod, and Chinook salmon.  For the main course, indulge in the luxurious risotto di funghi e tartufo, a blend of carnaroli rice, roasted mushrooms, Urbani black truffle butter and parmigiano reggiano DOP. Finish your romantic meal with the Lettera D’Amore, a decadent flourless chocolate cake adorned with semisweet chocolate mousse, apricot gelee, chantilly cream rice biscuit, and chocolate glaze.

Best for younger couples

Fairmont Royal York has debuted some exciting new events including the debut of stunning decorations such as the new floral archway, Love Blossoms, welcoming guests as they enter to celebrate Valentine’s Day. At the LIBRARY Bar, guests can indulge in a unique martini experience dubbed LIBRARY Bar Loves Martinis, available daily from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Delight in the martini as a work of art, crafted with spirited blends of vibrant citrus, earthy spices, and botanical essences. Within the menu’s Poetry section, guests will uncover a selection of signature cocktails curated by director of mixology, James Grant.

Best for besties

Treat your closest friends to W Toronto’s Galentine’s-inspired high tea experience. The hotel has put a twist on its signature beauty-inspired High Beau-Tea to offer the perfect indulgence for celebrating friendship and love. Designed for pairs, guests are invited to join them with their friends from February 8th to 18th to enjoy specially curated sweets including lavender chocolate ganache ‘Lip Smackers’, clotted ‘night’ cream, and strawberry-flavoured ‘lipsticks’. These fashionable bites are elegantly presented on a tiered custom makeup case alongside premium loose-leaf teas. Indulge in a luxurious experience with the Fiol Bubbly Package, which includes a glass of Fiol Prosecco, or redeem a mini Moët bottle from the onsite Moët & Chandon vending machine!

Best for Netflix and chill couples

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Make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable with a perfect combination of dinner and a show. Tickets are available now for Dave Malloy’s Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet which will be an evening filled with music, drama  and romance at the Guloien Theatre! Guests can set the mood with a pre-show prix fixe dinner at the on-site bistro, Gare de l’Est. Inspired by the Great Comet, Chef de Cuisine James Vigil has curated a selection of dishes to perfectly complement the evening at the theatre. There’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a tale of love, lust, secrets and scheming!

Best for exclusive but not official couples

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On Feb. 11th, Miku invites guests to a luncheon featuring renowned Ikebana artist Aya Sugino. Guests will have the opportunity to learn the art of arranging flowers or plants to reflect their natural beauty and take home their finished creations. The day will also include a four-course Zen lunch, featuring Wagyu Monaka, Kyoto Saikyo Miso Marinated Atlantic Salmon, a signature Aburi sushi selection, umami vegetable salad, roasted beef with truffle jus, and their famous green tea opera cake and macaron.

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