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50 Best Restaurants for a Date in Canada for 2019

As Voted by OpenTable Diners

Whether it's your first date or your 500th, it can be stressful picking out restaurants for date night. OpenTable's 2019 list of the 50 Best Restaurants for a Date in Canada highlights the most popular spots across the country with the perfect ambiance, menu options and more to create a truly unforgettable date. The list of honorees is based on an analysis of 500,000+ reviews of more than 3,000 restaurants across the country—all submitted by verified diners.

Restaurants:529 Wellington, Auberge du Pommier, Avenue
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steak, French, Canadian
Neighborhoods:Winnipeg, Midtown / Uptown, Regina

529 Wellington

$$$$·Steak·
Winnipeg
1,774 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
I cannot think of a better place for lunch or dinner. I have been there often and plan to continue.
92% recommended
Best Overall in Winnipeg / Manitoba

Auberge du Pommier

$$$$·French·
Midtown / Uptown
4,167 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Absolutely amazing as always! Great service, amazing food and amazing wine!
94% recommended
French in Toronto / Ontario

Avenue

$$$$·Canadian·
Regina
538 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
It was a great evening. Excellent food and superb service.
91% recommended
Best Overall in Saskatoon / Saskatchewan

Bar Isabel

$$$$·European·
Little Italy / College St.
507 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
We had the most wonderful meal at Bar Isabela. I've had similar dishes at other restaurants and this was wayyyy better. The staff was also wonderful. I will be back!
92% recommended

The Bauer Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Waterloo
2,125 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Service was exceptional. Food was excellent and every effort was made to accommodate our group.
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in Southern Ontario

Berkeley North

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Hamilton
687 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Great for pre-theatre dinner. The staff were wonderful.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Southern Ontario

BlueBlood Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Midtown / Uptown
1,148 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food and environment!
89% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Toronto / Ontario

Bolero

$$$$·Brazilian·
Calgary
3,502 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Amazing experience. Will be back.
89% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Bonaparte

$$$$·French·
Old Montreal
3,085 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
I dined here with a friend whilst I was visiting Montreal, from Australia. I found the service throughout our dining experience was nothing less than excellent. Our waiter was veryRead more
93% recommended
French in Montreal / Quebec

Botanist

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Coal Harbour
1,108 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
The service was incredible, and the food was delicious and unique. I would definitely recommend Botanist to anyone living in or visiting Vancouver.
90% recommended
Contemporary Canadian in Vancouver / British Columbia

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

$$$$·Canadian·
Calgary
1,604 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Charming ambience in a heritage building. Food was delicious and attractive.
95% recommended
Canadian in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Buon Gusto

$$$$·Italian·
Toronto / Ontario
806 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
From the first course to the last, everything was delicious! Practically licked our plates clean!
96% recommended
Best Overall in Exclusive

Byblos - Downtown

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Downtown / Financial District
2,126 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Great, flavourful food and excellent service. We're vegetarian and found plenty of options on the menu. Make sure you save room for dessert - they were excellent. Would definitely Read more
94% recommended
Mediterranean in Toronto / Ontario

Cafe Carlo

$$$$·Canadian·
Winnipeg
1,518 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Great food and outstanding service. First time we have eaten here, and it was excellent.
98% recommended
Best Overall in Winnipeg / Manitoba

Cannery Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Niagara-on-the-Lake
1,385 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Absolutely stellar experience and food.
92% recommended
Steakhouse in Niagara

Canoe Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·Continental·
Downtown / Financial District
4,501 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Brilliant meal and stellar service. High expectations were exceeded.
93% recommended
Continental in Toronto / Ontario

Days on Front

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Kingston
694 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Local Ingredients
What a fabulous experience this was. Seven of us ate here, and we all enjoyed our meals. Apps were also great. Duck was amazing.
99% recommended
Contemporary Canadian in Toronto / Ontario

Elora Mill Restaurant

$$$$·Canadian·
Guelph
519 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Food and service was amazing. The atmosphere was amazing and overall perfect birthday dinner.
89% recommended
Best Ambiance in Toronto / Ontario

Fairouz

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Downtown
932 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Fairouz is one of our favourite restaurants in Ottawa. We always get amazing service from the serving staff (thank you Taylor!) and of course the kitchen (chef Walid is a superstarRead more
90% recommended
Best Overall in Ottawa

The Five Fishermen

$$$$·Seafood·
Halifax
1,765 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
This was our last night of a two week east coast trip and we saved the best for last. The service, food and atmosphere was awesome.
86% recommended
Most Booked in Atlantic Canada

Garde Manger

$$$$·International·
Montreal / Quebec
1,583 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Service and food was fantastic. Went there for a special occasion and staff went out of their way to make sure our experience reflected the same.
94% recommended
Best Overall in Exclusive

Hy's Steakhouse Vancouver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,147 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
We have going to Hys since the late Sixties. It remains the BEST restaurant and steakhouse in Vancouver-both the cuisine and service are exceptional! It remains the Gold Standard.
90% recommended
Steakhouse in Vancouver / British Columbia

Italian by Night

$$$$·Italian·
Saint John
848 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
From the moment we walked in the door it was a wonderful experience! The service, food and ambiance were an excellent start to our evening. We will most definitely be back!
97% recommended
Best Overall in Atlantic Canada

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Barrie

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Barrie
885 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
We made a reservation, showed up on time and were seated right away. The food was excellent and service was good also. The manager came by the table to say that the special for theRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Simcoe County

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Crowfoot

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Calgary
1,649 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great service and good food.
96% recommended
Steakhouse in Calgary / Southern Alberta

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Garry Street

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Winnipeg
892 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great as always. Everytime we go, we are never disappointed. Will be back again.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Winnipeg / Manitoba

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Guelph

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Guelph
557 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Great food and service, couldn't have been better. Will return soon.
95% recommended
Most Booked in Southern Ontario

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Hamilton Mountain

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Toronto / Ontario
1,076 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Great service from Jess. Fantastic food. New restaurant is beautiful.
98% recommended
Best Service in Exclusive

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Kingston

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Kingston
1,214 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Once again, an outstanding visit. Everything was awesome. Thank you.
96% recommended
Best Overall in Kingston

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Mansion

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Cabbagetown
1,177 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent dining experience as usual.
98% recommended
Steakhouse in Toronto

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Moncton

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Atlantic Canada
659 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
It was our first time there it was a great experience. We had excellent service, and the food was amazing. It was a nice atmosphere. We will definitely go back next time we are in Read more
96% recommended
Best Food in Exclusive

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Pointe-Claire

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Pointe-Claire
603 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
Wonderful anniversary dinner, great service, great food, wonderful ambiance.
96% recommended
Steakhouse in Montreal / Quebec

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Sherwood Park

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Sherwood Park
947 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
Our waitress was so understanding, and very nice. It was a very good experience.
93% recommended
Steakhouse in Edmonton / Northern Alberta

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Skyview

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Edmonton
1,437 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
Always a good steak!
97% recommended
Special Occasion in Edmonton / Northern Alberta

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - St. James

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Winnipeg
700 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Our requested booth was ready and available, and we even arrived 15 minutes early. Good service, and we were not rushed. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
92% recommended
Best Service in Winnipeg / Manitoba

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - St. Johns

$$$$·Steakhouse·
St. John's
1,128 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Myself and my Fiancé went there for the first time to celebrate his birthday, and we both agreed that this was the best meal and the best service that we have ever had. We will defRead more
93% recommended
Scenic View in Atlantic Canada

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Windsor Devonshire

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown Windsor
999 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
This fine dining restaurant has delicious food, as well as very attentive staff and service. I would highly recommend drinks and dinner at this location.
92% recommended
Best Overall in Windsor

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Windsor Riverside

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown Windsor
1,200 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
Very nice and accommodating staff. Always an amazing meal!
88% recommended
Best Food in Windsor

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Edmonton - Windermere

$$$$·Steak·
Windermere
803 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Outstanding - everything was great.
94% recommended
Most Booked in Edmonton / Northern Alberta

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - West Edmonton

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Edmonton
1,313 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Our service was awesome as always and food very good too. Highly recommend as they never disappoint.
93% recommended
Steakhouse in Edmonton / Northern Alberta

L'Abattoir Restaurant

$$$$·French·
Gastown
2,866 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
One of my most favourite restaurants in the city. The baked whipped cream oysters are simply delicious!
90% recommended

La Ronde - Chateau Lacombe

$$$$·Canadian·
Edmonton
1,151 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Excellent service. We had a great experience!
93% recommended
Scenic View in Edmonton / Northern Alberta

Lake House Restaurant

$$$$·Steak·
St. Catharines
2,223 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
A wonderful lake view in a cozy yet sophisticated historical building. The most delicious brie and fig appetizer. Salads were good as well as the mushroom pizza. Service was perfecRead more
96% recommended
Steak in Toronto / Ontario

Locale - Aurora

$$$$·Italian·
Aurora
624 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
We have gone quit a few times to Locale in Aurora and I want to say that this time was amazing. Our server was fantastic. I forgot her name but she knew her menu and gave us great Read more
94% recommended
Best Overall in York

Miku Restaurant - Toronto

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / Financial District
1,633 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
Excellent service. Food was outstanding. Overall great experience.
93% recommended
Japanese in Toronto / Ontario

The Nash

$$$$·Canadian·
Inglewood
1,218 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Delicious, accommodating, casual yet elegant!!! I had the burger, another person had the Portabello mushrooms (said she was in heaven), and another had the Paparadelle. All were exRead more
95% recommended
Canadian in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Neros Steakhouse - Caesars Windsor

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown Windsor
1,549 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
5th time and everytime it gets better...great service.
94% recommended
Best Overall in Windsor

NeXT

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Kanata
550 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Great food and drink in a nice atmosphere.
95% recommended
Best Overall in Ottawa

NOtaBLE - the Restaurant

$$$$·Canadian·
Bowness
514 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great spot to get together with friends. Awesome food. Great service.
91% recommended
Most Booked in Calgary / Southern Alberta

OLO Restaurant

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Victoria
557 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
The food was amazing. Try everything, you will not be disappointed. We had the kitchen tasting and all the flavors complemented each other. This was a real treat.
91% recommended
Best Service in Vancouver / British Columbia

ORETTA

$$$$·Italian·
King West
554 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
We went to celebrate our girlfriend's birthday, and we had a fantastic time. Our waitress was phenomenal the food was delicious and the ambiance was incredible. We would recommend Read more
88% recommended

Osteria Savio Volpe

$$$$·Italian·
South Main
1,942 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
First time here and it won't be our last. Everything was fantastic!
98% recommended
Best Food in Vancouver / British Columbia

Patria

$$$$·Spanish·
King West
1,406 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Outstanding attentive service, beautifully presented dishes.
93% recommended

Peasant Cookery

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Winnipeg
1,343 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
The food here was amazing! The service staff were very attentive and friendly. I will definitely return.
90% recommended
Healthy in Winnipeg / Manitoba

Pineridge Hollow

$$$$·Canadian·
Oakbank
3,440 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Excellent food and presentation.
96% recommended
Best Ambiance in Winnipeg / Manitoba

Prime Steakhouse Niagara Falls

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Niagara Falls
1,517 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Amazing service, amazing food!!! Great view too!
Scenic View in Toronto / Ontario

Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant

$$$$·Northwest·
Kelowna
3,358 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Perfect as usual! Can’t say a bad thing about the experience.
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Vancouver / British Columbia

Remingtons of Niagara

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Niagara Falls
844 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
What a fantastic experience! The reservation process was super easy to use online. The food and prices were perfect. Our server was very efficient. Loved the live singing!
92% recommended
Hot Spot in Niagara

Riviera

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Downtown
1,184 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Came here for our anniversary dinner. Wonderful experience!
95% recommended
Best Overall in Ottawa

Sabor Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Edmonton
3,098 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Lobster risotto was fantastic, and overall everyone enjoyed their food!
96% recommended
Best Overall in Edmonton / Northern Alberta

STK - Toronto

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Yorkville
1,032 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Great service and our food was amazing. We would definitely go back.
90% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Toronto / Ontario

Storm Crow Manor

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
The Village
470 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
Fun spot! Friendly service. Great patio out front. The food is tasty. 😋
100% recommended
Best Ambiance in Toronto / Ontario

Take Five Bistro

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown Windsor
925 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
First experience at Take Five and will definitely be back! Food, service and overall experience was outstanding. One of the best in the city.
97% recommended
Steak in Toronto / Ontario

Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant

$$$$·International·
Downtown
3,565 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
My husband and I enjoyed both our meals. Staff was very friendly. Overall a wonderful first experience for us. We will be back!
87% recommended
Most Booked in Vancouver / British Columbia

Trattoria Timone

$$$$·Italian·
Oakville
1,418 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
We've eaten here a few times now and the quality of the food never disappoints. Service was beyond our expectation this second time, as well. Recommend it.
95% recommended
Best Food in Halton

Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine- Niagara on the lake

$$$$·Canadian·
Niagara-on-the-Lake
2,348 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
This was my second time eating at Treadwell’s and the experience has been stellar both times. I ordered the lamb shank and it was without a doubt the best dinner I have eaten in a Read more
89% recommended
Canadian in Toronto / Ontario

The Victor – Parq Vancouver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Stadium District
830 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent food and wait staff. I would definitely recommend it.
90% recommended
Steakhouse in Vancouver / British Columbia

Watermark Restaurant - Niagara Falls

$$$$·Continental·
Niagara Falls
1,301 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Amazing atmosphere & even more amazing service.
Scenic View in Toronto / Ontario