Back to romance at our local restaurants

Love is in the air and this Valentine’s Day, people can get back out and celebrate their love as they used to before the pandemic with special dinners at restaurants throughout the city.

Spots are filling up but reservations can still be made at many local dining establishments planning something special for Valentine’s Day:

Feb. 14 is one “one of the most important days” for the French-inspired Brownes Bistro at 1251 Yonge St. in Summerhill, owner Jude-Patrick Jacob says.

Besides some special menu items, Brownes will also be decorated on Valentine’s Day to make it special for couples, Jacob says.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 416-924-8132.

Local 1794 at 1794 Danforth Ave. in East Danforth is offering a prix fixe Valentine’s Day menu, says bartender Clint Patte.

It will also be creating a romantic atmosphere, complete with love songs. Call 416-463-1794 to make a reservation.

SLATE Restaurant and Bar at 2237 Queen St. E. in the Beach has also planned a special three-course meal for two for the occasion and will have a DJ playing romantic music from Feb. 10 to Valentine’s Day.

Reservations can be made at 416-686-0800.

Oysters are of course a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. They can be found at Oyster Mine at 2035 Yonge St. north of Davisville Avenue.

Dim lights, candles and music help to create a romantic ambience at Oyster Mine. Call 647-735-5904 after 4 p.m. to reserve your spot.

Other local dining restaurants across town with special plans for Valentine’s Day include:

  • Grazie, 2373 Yonge St. in Yonge-Eglinton, 416-488-0822
  • Chandalier Dine & Bar, offering Eastern European cuisine, at 1993 Yonge St. in Davisville, 416-484-0505
  • Rimini Rimini at 453 Eglinton Ave. W. in Forest Hill, 647-368-6498
  • Positano at 633 Mt. Pleasant Rd. in Davisville, 416-932-3982
  • The Real Jerk, 842 Gerrard St., E. in Riverdale, 416-463-6055
  • Gardel Toronto, 1020 Gerrard St. E. in Leslieville, 416-461-3423
  • Chula Taberna Mexicana, 1058 Gerrard St. E. in Leslieville, 416-901-9859
  • Quanto Basta, 1112 Yonge St. in Rosedale, 416-962-3141
  • La Paella, 1146 Queen St. E. in Leslieville, 416-546-1055
  • La Sala, 1975A Queen St. E. in the Beach, 416-694-0004
  • 7 Numbers, 307 Danforth Ave. in Riverdale, 647-578-8390
  • Mocha Mocha, 489 Danforth Ave. in Riverdale, 416-778-7896
  • Red Cranberries, 601 Parliament St. in Cabbagetown, 647-735-4819