Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with your beloved or your bestie, you want it to be special.
But that doesn’t mean you have to resort to spending all your cash on dinner, or order a heart-shaped pizza to show your BAE how much you care.
Check out these fabulous offbeat choices that are sure to make this holiday fun and a night to remember.
French food with no phones
492 Queen St W
This Valentine’s dinner comes with one rule, but it's a good one – no cell phones at the table!
There are two seatings with two different menus:
First seating: 3-course meal, $60/pp
Second seating: 6-course meal, $100/pp
Want to be more spontaneous? Sit at the bar or in the café – there’s room for walk-ins to enjoy à la carte menu and drinks.
p.s. For those who have never had horse before, La Palette is one of only a handful of restaurants in Toronto to offer it.
Enjoy iconic burgers while you can
714 Queen St E
They don’t have a special menu. And they’re certainly not fancy. But since the iconic burger joint is closing in a few months (May 28, 2017), you can use it as an excuse to tuck into their epic patties one last time.
Go big or go home with:
The Big Pig - 2 slices of bacon, 2 peameal, cheddar, mayo, lettuce, tomato
The Big Easy - Spicy marinated peppers, cajun spice, hot peppers, hot sauce
The Big Kevorkian - Fried onion, fried mushrooms, 2 slices fried bacon, deep fried pickle, garlic dressing, mayo.
Try something new
872 Bloor St W
La Bella Managua has been serving Nicaraguan food since 2005, but chances are you’ve still never tried the cuisine.
Enjoy dishes including ceviche, tamales, Cerdo Con Yuca (crispy fried marinated pork chunks and coleslaw on steamed white yucca root,) and Bandeja Tipica (rice and beans, sweeted plantain, avocado, tortilla, Spanish cheese and cabbage salad).
While everyone else goes to their usual spot, you’ll have spent the evening on an adventure, discovering new foods and flavours.
Get in the mood
872 Queen St W
When it comes to aphrodisiac foods, oysters always top the list. So head to Oyster Boy where you can enjoy a wide selection of freshly shucked mollusks with fabulous wine and beer.
It doesn’t get much sexier than that.
Dine in style, your style
307 Spadina Ave
Keep your options open at Peoples Eatery.
Choose from tasting menus and a la carte selections, sharing platters and wine pairings, so design the night how you want it to be.
The menu offers tastes from across the globe – Fried Tongue Sandwich and Potato Latkes, Butter Lamb Croquettes and Peking Duck. There’s even a Canadian Wagyu dinner for two to share. You can satiate your cravings for various cuisines all in one sitting.
Worried you’ll over or under order? There’s a sharing legend to follow, illustrating how filling each item is.
And all this wasn’t created solely for the romantic holiday either – this is how PE rolls all year long.