Whether you’re starting a new romance or you’ve been with your better half for years, date nights should always be special (and frequent). Luckily, when you live in the charming North York area, you’ve got plenty of options.
The next time you feel like treating your sweetheart to a romantic meal or some entertainment, look no further than these date night spots. And the best part is, they’re all located within a few miles of Via 123.
Auberge du Pommier
When only the finest French food and ambiance will do, make a reservation for dinner at Auberge du Pommier. Located on Yonge Street, this gem blends contemporary French cooking with classic French fare. The menu is innovative, the service is attentive, and the wine list is the stuff dreams are made of.
La Vecchia Ristorante
Dimly lit and undeniably elegant, this charming restaurant will have you feeling like you’ve been transported straight to old world Italy. The large menu is full of classic Italian dishes with plenty of pasta, pizza, and meat and seafood entrees. And don’t forget to save some room for Tiramisu and wine.
The Octagon Restaurant
Sometimes nothing but a steak will do. And when those carnivorous cravings strike, take your date to dinner at The Octagon. The world class menu here is truly impressive, and the refined, ornate decor only adds to the experience. The Octagon has been around for over 40 years. The owners have carefully crafted an experience to delight the senses, and it shows. Every details is designed to make diners feel special, making this the perfect place to impress a date or celebrate an anniversary.
For a casual night out with a surprising amount of class, you can’t go wrong with Uptown Pubhouse. The ambiance may not be upscale, but it’s more refined than one would expect from a pub. The food is tasty, the beer is excellent, and they have live music nearly every night of the week.
L’Unita is one of Toronto’s favourite neighborhood gems. The wine list here is vast, and every Tuesday, you and your date can split a bottle for half the normal price. Plus, both the food and service are outstanding.
This charming little cafe and wine bar is the perfect place for a nightcap or an afternoon coffee and dessert date. The concept behind Boxcar Social is unique, but simple: To offer a gathering space full of the things that people love (like coffee, wine, beer, and charcuterie, to list just a few examples). You can begin your day at Boxcar Social or end it here… and of course, there’s also nothing wrong with making it the main attraction.
Cinneplex Cinema Empress Walk
When the latest blockbusters hit the big screen, take your date out for a movie night at Cinneplex Cinema Empress Walk. This neighbourhood theater is a part of a larger chain, but the ambiance feels friendly and personal. Plus, they offer a great selection of tasty bites, such as pizza and poutine.
Scaramouche Restaurant Pasta Bar & Grill
The gorgeous space at Scaramouche Restaurant Pasta Bar & Grill offers two delightful dining experiences. The fine dining restaurant offers amazing culinary creations and an unbeatable view. Chef and owner, Keith Froggett, spares no expense, making each experience a memorable one. And the pasta bar and grill, which offers a more casual experience, has been a local favourite for over 20 years. The freshly made pasta practically melts in your mouth, and trust us when we say you’ll want to save room for dessert.
And after a wonderful date night, nothing beats coming home to a beautiful luxury apartment. Via 123 is a brand new rental community in North York, and we’d love to meet you.