Celebrate a Special Occasion With These Top Toronto Restaurants

There’s nothing quite like celebrating a special moment, milestone, or event in your life than at a beloved restaurant surrounded by the ones you love. That’s not always possible right now, but eating restaurant food is still the optimal way to mark a special moment, whether that’s at the restaurant or in your living room.

While indoor dining remains closed in Toronto, outdoor dining and takeout are still ideal options for more low-key celebrations. Read on to book a reservation at some of Toronto’s top special occasion restaurants, with info on outdoor dining and takeout — and dine-in for when that returns.

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Restaurants:Bardi's Steakhouse, Auberge du Pommier, Baro
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, French, Latin American
Neighborhoods:Downtown / Financial District, Midtown / Uptown, King West
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Bardi's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Financial District
526 reviews
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List

Despite being situated steps away from the bustling Union Station and the famed Fairmont Royal York hotel, this steakhouse remains a special and secretive gem for those who are seeking more dining pri...

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Auberge du Pommier

$$$$·French·
Midtown / Uptown
4,500 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Outdoor Eating

This lush and quaint haven was once a pair of woodcutter’s cottages dating back to the 1860s. Today, the upscale French restaurant remains a hidden paradise tucked away in an otherwise nondescript cor...

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French in Toronto / Ontario
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Baro

$$$$·Latin American·
King West
556 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Late-Night Find
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

The flavors of South America — everywhere from Colombia to Argentina — are on display at this fiesta of a restaurant that spans four floors.

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Bymark

$$$$·Continental·
Downtown / Financial District
1,515 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

Bymark may have a “suit spot” reputation, and, yes, many corporate Bay Streeters have dined here — but don’t let its finance-world reputation deter you from booking a celebratory meal here.

Continental in Toronto / Ontario
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Canoe Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·Continental·
Downtown / Financial District
4,643 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance

Be romanced by Toronto’s skyline as you dine at this fine outpost that’s situated on the 54th floor of the TD tower in the downtown core that has established itself as the city’s must for special occa...

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DASHA

$$$$·Asian·
King West
256 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

Conceived by award-winning chef Akira Back, this sprawling space’s decor evokes the street chic vibes of a Chinatown speakeasy.

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Lai Wah Heen Restaurant

$$$$·Chinese·
Downtown / Financial District
896 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Lunch

Aptly translated to “luxurious meeting place,” Lai Wah Heen has been a stalwart in Toronto’s culinary scene since it first opened its doors in 1995. People still come here for the opulent dining exper...

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Lee

$$$$·Global, International·
King West
2,685 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

Celebrity chef Susur Lee helms this restaurant that has called the King West area home for over a decade.

Global, International in Toronto / Ontario
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LOUIX LOUIS

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / Financial District
690 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries

This restaurant is unabashedly luxe with its gilded accents, 60-foot whisky-swirled ceiling mural, soaring cocktail wall, and pristine marble bar.

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Patria

$$$$·Spanish·
King West
1,825 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasion

This outpost dances with Spanish eclecticism, focused on food from the Iberian Peninsula.

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Sofia

$$$$·Italian·
Yorkville
784 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasion
  • Brunch

If you’re the type who loves to dress to the nines as well as be seen and heard, this hot spot in Yorkville is the one for your milestone moments.

Brunch in Toronto
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