What could be more romantic on Valentine’s Day than speaking French?
Prix Fixe… just rolls off the back of your throat, doesn’t it?
For those of you looking to celebrate your love life without stressing over bake times, measurements and candle scents, Toronto has plenty of great restaurant options. Not only will they feed you food and booze, but a lot of them won’t even pester you with annoying questions like, “What would you like to start with?” or “May I interest you in a dessert?” or “How long have you hated each other?”
It may be tough to swing a reso this late in the game, but if you’re looking to dine out for the evening, look to these spots first…
Bestellen (972 College St.)
Your vote as Toronto’s best steakhouse is offering a 4-course meal for $79 per person, including dry-aged carpaccio, rabbit raviolo, braised short-rib and trout. There are two seatings available.
The Carbon Bar (99 Queen St. East)
For $69 per person, you’ll get snacks that include croquettes and mussels, frogs legs, oysters and a Pit-Master Platter of pork ribs, beef brisket, fried chicken, sea bass and pickles. Oh, and they’ll top it off with a Banana Toffee Cream Pie.
Tilde (699 Danforth Ave.)
Ok, so you’re in love; but everyone needs to switch it up once in a while. That’s why you might want to take your sweetheart to Tilde for their Wingentine’s Day celebration; $24.99 for all-you-can-eat wings and tacos.
The Good Son (1096 Queen St. West)
An even $70 will get you a 4-course meal with some complimentary Champagne.
Queen Margherita Pizza (Any Location)
You know what that moon looks like when it hits your eye… check out QMP and their $29 prix fixe that includes a delicious appetizer, a full pizza and a dessert.
Nota Bene (180 Queen St. West)
Of course these gems are spreading the love this year; $89 per person and items like charcuterie, tuna tartare, lobster bisque and several delicious desserts.
Barsa Taberna (26 Market Street)
If “modern tapas” is your thing, these 2014 newcomers are doing a 10-course prix fixe including wine and dessert for only $85 a head.
Drake 150 (150 York Street)
For $80 per person you’ll get a glass of bubbly to start and a 4-course meal that includes chorizo and foie gras, a seafood platter, lobster ravioli, duck breast and cod.
Jump (18 Wellington Street W.)
The O&B folks are doing a $75 menu with ricotta gnocchi, beef tenderloin and a sweet slice of white chocolate cheesecake.
Wine Bar (9 Church Street)
With the best selection of the bunch, this Church Street solid is offering a dry $65 dollar 6-course dinner or a $105 version that includes a wine pairing with each dish. Options include duck confit poutine, feta-crusted lamb chops, scallop ceviche and a cheese plate.
George Restaurant (111c Queen Street East)
If you’re looking to go high-end, you can join Chef Lorenzo Loseto for a $150 5-course meal that includes a scallop & wild bass salad, duck & blood orange, lamb loin and bison tenderloin.
Table 17 (782 Queen Street East)
Always great food, Table 17 is doing a $60 3-course prix fixe with plenty of options; crab salad, burrata and beets, venison, guinea hen and a winter risotto.
Le Sélect Bistro (432 Wellington Street West)
And of course we couldn’t talk about prix fixe without including a classic bistro; for $59 you’ll choose between French classics like duck consommé, terrine en croûte, pavé de beouf and gigot d’agneu. And of course, there are 7 choices for dessert.
Happy Valentine’s Day binging!
Cover image from: The Carbon Bar
Images in body from: Bestellen, The Good Son, Barsa Taberna, Table 17