Here’s a short list of some of the fanciest restaurants around. These are all great options to dress up for and order spectacular food and wine from some of Toronto’s top chefs.
Dry-aged meats in a contemporary setting at Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse has won fans all over King West. If you’re looking for some really delicious food and are comfortable with that coming at a cost, Jacobs & Co is worth it! The delicious duck fat fries are available for $15, seafood towers come at $77, and charbroiled 6 oz tenderloins come in at $42. For the big spenders and those who are really able to pack it in, you may want to jump on the $880 price tagged 26 oz Kobe Black Tajima ribeye. For the latter however, you may want to be careful about scaring off your date! It’s a lot!
Oretta is a retro-chic and stylish spot with some interesting twists on what you might expect from a traditional Italian restaurant. The art-deco space also includes a side café for quick bites. The food comes at a good cost, so you get the luxurious atmosphere at a reasonable price. A few of the more standout menu items are the meatballs with Italian bread, the calamari, the parmigiano linguine, and squid ink pasta with seafood. Consistently rated high among King West restaurants, Oretta is a great pick for a date night.
Buca is another upscale Italian restaurant on King West. The rustic vibe is carried throughout and is great for couples seeking something fancy yet a bit casual. The housemade pastas encapsulate everything high-end dining should be. Executive chef Rob Gentile is well known among the Toronto food scene. You can find unique, intricate dishes at Buca that you won’t find anywhere else. The dishes are some of the most delicious on King West, the service delivers, and the environment is relaxed and creates a setting conducive to conversation.
All the restaurants on this short list specialize in luxurious ingredients, unique methods of preparation, and critically acclaimed menu items that are rare to find anywhere else. If you’re not afraid of spending a little money to make a big impression, check out any of these fancy King West restaurants that are tailor made for first dates and big celebrations.