Top Dating Spots in Toronto with Outdoor Seating
Open patios and warmer weather! Dating is moving forward. And in downtown Toronto, there is no shortage of gorgeous outdoor venues. We’ve gone ahead and chosen some of the best places to take your date and highlighted them here. These date spots are Matchmaker Approved!
Biagio is an Italian fine-dining spot in the heart of St. Lawrence Market. They boast a wine list of over 1500 labels and a large assortment of authentic Italian meals. They are well known also for the seafood and Mediterranean dishes. In addition to their amazing wine and food, Biagio has a gorgeous outdoor patio with a large assortment of seating. The tables are clothed and are shaded by both trees and umbrellas. Biagio is an amazing spot if your goal is to impress your date with cultured food and a fancy yet reserved atmosphere. The vibe is dressy-casual!
You can visit Biagio Ristorante at 155 King St E in Toronto, Ontario. http://www.biagioristorante.com/
The Chase is a luxurious rooftop restaurant accompanied by a patio that has a view to die for. It is located in the historic Dineen Building downtown. They serve contemporary-style eats and have a specialized menu for both lunch and dinner. Their menu boasts delicious crab and tuna, as well as main pasta dishes and steaks. They serve a variety of custom cocktails from their own menu. The Chase is a highly luxurious, reservation-only restaurant that is sure to impress any date! You will come for the views but stay for the amazing ambiance and fine-dining feel.
You can visit The Chase at 10 Temperance St Fl 5, in the Dineen Building in Toronto, Ontario. https://www.thechasetoronto.com/
Craving another patio experience? The Rooftop is everything The Chase is, but at a slightly lower price point. Consider The Rooftop to be The Chase’s hip younger brother. The Rooftop has gorgeous panoramic views and an eclectic menu featuring fun Asian-inspired snacks, shareable plates, and larger meals. They have a large and inventive cocktail menu to match with their own custom creations. The real value of The Rooftop, though, comes from the rooftop itself. You can expect 360-degree views of downtown from a height just high enough to not hear the cars below.
You can visit The Rooftop at The Broadview Hotel at 101 Broadview Avenue in Toronto, Ontario. https://thebroadviewhotel.ca/food-drink.html
El Catrin Destileria
No good patio list is complete without an authentic Mexican place… so don’t despair! El Catrin is world-renowned for its beautiful heated patio, delicious Mexican food, and spectacular cocktail list. You can expect a slightly younger and tourist crowd, but the gorgeous and spacious patio allows for each guest to have their own space – no crowding here! The patio is decorated in an exciting and eclectic manner that represents both the delicious Mexican food and the modern attitude of the distillery district it is located in. El Catrin’s location also means there is nearby underground parking and no honking horns or busy streets nearby. After dinner, you can visit some local shops or take a walk through the district and enjoy the architecture.
You can visit El Catrin Destileria at 18 Tank House Lane in Toronto, Ontario. https://Elcatrin.ca
Against the Grain
Looking for views, but don’t want to make the trek to a rooftop patio? Luckily, downtown Toronto has it all, including gorgeous views of the lake! Against the Grain is an excitingly modern lakefront restaurant with a huge patio – right on the lake! They serve an eclectic fair that has something for everyone; nachos, salmon tartare, buddha bowls, burgers, and risotto – just to name a few options! Against the Grain also offers brunch and happy hour deals. They have a nice amount of custom cocktails and beer on tap to pair with anything you choose… including Kombucha! Against the Grain is the perfect casual yet still impressive date, and an especially great choice for picky eaters and health-conscious diners!
You can visit Against the Grain at 25 Dockside Dr in Toronto, Ontario. https://fabrestaurants.ca/restaurant/against-the-grain-corus-quay
Bymark is a swanky, upscale dining spot in Toronto’s Financial District. They boast a floor-to-ceiling wine cellar and a gorgeous patio outdoors with ample seating. They are well known for their seafood but have a host of vegetarian options – they offer something for everyone! Even better, they have their own custom cocktail menu with an exciting variety of drinks for every taste. The patio is heated, surrounded by tall bushes and palm plants, and the tables have umbrellas to protect diners from the sun. The common crowd here are finance workers and other suits, so make sure to dress up, and your date will surely be impressed!
You can visit Bymark at 66 Wellington Street West in Toronto, Ontario. https://mcewangroup.ca/bymark