Madame Marie’s Guide to Valentine’s Day 2021 Takeout and Delivery in Toronto Area
One of the best ways to celebrate the most romantic day of the year in lockdown is with an intimate dinner for two, takeout-style.
These Toronto restaurants have you covered with Valentine’s Day menus designed for sharing with your special someone!
162 Cumberland Street
Chef Patrick Kriss and team know how to spoil their guests, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to take advantage. Savour delicious dishes such as east coast oysters, burrata with cara cara orange and pistachio, lobster cavatelli, braised short rib and chocolate raspberry cheesecake. Available for pickup from February 12 to 14 for $120 per person.
163 Spadina Avenue
Are you looking for a romantic brunch instead of a dinner this Valentine’s Day? For $60 per person, the team at refined diner, Aloette, has prepared a multi-course prix fixe brunch menu that includes wedge salad, king crab, scallop crudo, cavatelli with Périgord black truffle and chives, braised beef cheek and chocolate mousse. Available for pickup on February 14.
156 Cumberland Street
This Yorkville gem is delighting all senses with a four-course menu designed by Chef Doug Penfold. The classic French menu includes a house made baguette, artichoke soup, vol-au-vent of shrimp, seared duck breast and mango gateau Basque for $75 per person. Available for pick up on February 14.
229 Carlton Street
From scallops crudo and house-made ravioli to Baffin Island turbot tomatoes and Sicilian capers, this Cabbagetown restaurant has a swoon-worthy Valentine’s Day menu. Pre-order by February 13.
169 Niagara Street
This seafood-forward restaurant downtown Toronto is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu. Mark your calendars, because it will be available for pre-order on Wednesday, February 3 at 6 p.m.
Enigma Fine Dining
23 St. Thomas Street
Five delicious courses are available on February 13 and 14 for $145 per person. Sea bass ravioli, aged duck breast, potatoes au gratin, raspberry and white chocolate crème brûlée and many more delicious dishes are on the menu.
770 St. Clair Avenue West
FK’s enticing Valentine’s Day menu might just be the way to your heart. The three-course menu (priced at $85 per person or $105 per person with Prosecco) includes plenty of tempting options to choose from such as tuna tartare with avocado mousse, Lobster Thermidore, Beef Wellington, Black Cod as well as white and dark chocolate desserts. If you’re looking for a stellar bottle of wine, the entire wine list is available at 20 per cent off.
111C Queen Street East
Enjoy a cozy night in with George’s fine dining five-course dinner for two. For $85 per person, it’s full of choices. Dishes include poached lobster, pumpkin agnolotti, pork belly, beef tenderloin, yogurt cheesecake and many more.
210 Lakeshore Road East
If you’re willing to venture slightly west of the city, Oakville’s premier restaurant, Hexagon, is offering a multi-course take out dinner, specially curated for a romantic evening in. Delight in prawn cocktail, beet salad, burrata, agnolotti and Wagyu striploin. Finish the evening with an interactive chocolate dessert for two. Priced at $110 per person.
1 Langdon Drive, Cambridge
If you’re near Cambridge, you’ll swoon at the Valentine’s Day menu that Chef Jason Bangerter has curated. Chilled sea scallops, truffle soup, seared beef loin, King Crab and a passionfruit bomb will make for the perfect evening. Preorder by February 10 with pickup available on February 13. $100 per person.
849 Dundas Street West
La Palma is collaborating with Rawbar Seafood Catering Co. to bring Torontonians a thoughtfully crafted dinner for two with cocktail and sparkling pairing options. Commence with French Kiss oysters before moving to the pasta course and beef short rib bourguinon. Finish with a delicious giandujo chocolate tart with caramel and sea salt.
601 King Street West
Asian flavours sing in Lee’s Valentine’s Day menu for two. Priced at $250, the package includes the famous Singapore Slaw, salmon sashimi, bacon wrapped Scallop with garlic mash and creamed corn, duck confit bao, adobo braised short rib and a layered dessert.
Maison T Bistro
1071 Shaw Street
Allow Chef Masayuki Tamaru to bring the flavours of France to you this Valentine’s Day. Maison T’s menu includes dishes that will make your heart flutter: succulent lobster salad, seared foie gras, lamb chop or beef tenderloin and gateau opera. Preorder for pickup on February 14 for $150 a head.
Maple Leaf Tavern
955 Gerrard Street East
Maple Leaf Tavern is turning up the romance this Valentine’s Day with a feature for two. Priced reasonably at $150 total, it includes everything from oysters Rockefeller to surf and turf to flourless chocolate cake finished with espresso cream and caramel.
488 Wellington Street West
Take a step back in time this Valentine’s Day with Marben’s 80s-themed dinner for two. For $130, dinner includes pizza rolls, shake-in-the-bag Caesar salad, chicken roulade ‘Cordon Bleu’, twice baked potato, ‘16 Candles’ layer cake and plenty of movie night snacks (FunDip, anyone?). Available for pickup from February 12 to 14.
597 College Street
If contemporary French cuisine sounds appealing, Pompette’s takeout menu will make your heart sing. For $65 per person, the multi-course menu includes sourdough bread, salmon tartar, foie gras pot au feu, Ontario duck breast and chocolate and passion fruit tart. Miam miam! Available for pickup from February 12 to 14.
1 Richmond Street West
The team at downtown institution, Richmond Station, has designed a memorable four-course meal for two for $99.50 per person. While the famous Station Burger isn’t on the menu, treat yourself and your partner to dishes such as smoked Kolapore Springs rainbow trout, braised grass-fed beef shank, cauliflower agnolotti, and fudge laced with cinnamon hearts.
Scaramouche Restaurant & Pasta Bar and Grill
1 Benvenuto Place
If you’re looking to impress your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, let Scaramouche do all the work. For $99 per person, the prix fixe menu at this Summerhill institution includes a choice of appetizer, main and dessert so you can customize your meal. From the lobster bisque to the grilled filet mignon, it all sounds exquisite. Optional supplements include caviar, oysters, wine and Champagne.
77 Portland Street
Shake things up this Valentine’s Day with fresh Israeli flavours from Shook. In addition to a delicious five-course menu (you get to pick from all the favourites – hummus royale, anyone?), they’ve teamed up local businesses to provide optional add-ons, such as a hand-tied bouquet from Botany Floral Studio. Available for pickup on February 14 for $110.
922 Queen Street West
This modern steakhouse is spreading the love all weekend long with its Valentine’s Day menu. Try the coal roasted carrots, grilled short rib or roasted halibut and chocolate-amarena cherry cake with Chantilly cream – all for $75 per person.
1214 Dundas Street West
Designed to share with your special someone, Ufficio’s three-course menu is the perfect option for vegetarians. Creamy burrata, tempting house-made pastas, and decadent tiramisu are all part of the $150 menu. Available for pickup from February 12 to 14.
2110 Yonge Street
Plan a virtual escape to Italy with a tempting Valentine’s Day menu from this uptown restaurant. For $75 per person enjoy a selection of antipasto, followed by insalata topped with Sicilian blood orange. Lobster stuffed cannelloni is the main feature, with a chocolate chestnut torte to finish.
Mme. M. xoxo
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Operations are subject to change during this crisis so please contact each restaurant for the most up-to-date information.