Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Fine Dining

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Posted: February 9, 2017

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Make your Valentine’s Day celebration with your significant other a success by finding the perfect place for fine dining. We have searched to find some of the top restaurants in Ontario. Many focus on using local foods and are considered the best restaurants in their area or town. Use this list to discover a new place to dine near you. From Canadian and Hungarian fare to seafood and steaks, Ontario offers something for every palette.

Aurora Fine Dining

Plate of food from Scorpion Mediterranean Bar & Grill

Scorpion Mediterranean Bar & Grill

Delighting in tantalizing people’s palates is the focus of this Aurora based restaurant. Their style is based on Grand European cooking traditions that they use as the foundation for their own cuisine. With contemporary and innovative presentation that is characterized with the use of fresh, locally grown produce, light sauces, and colourful arrangements Scorpion Mediterranean Bar & Grill is an excellent choice for fine dining.
Price range: $51 and over
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Bowmanville Fine Dining

Main Course from Bistro Chanterelle

Bistro Chanterelle

At Bistro Chanterelle in Bowmanville, you will find a casual fine dining experience that is perfect for a romantic dinner out. Their focus is on creating French and Italian based dishes that feature fresh local produce. They also serve organic, shade grown coffee, homemade desserts and an assortment of gluten free dishes.
Price range: $31-60
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Caledon Fine Dining

People Eating Dinner at Headwater’s Restaurant

Headwater’s Restaurant

Considered one of the area’s top food destinations, the Headwater’s Restaurant offers a quaint atmosphere with luscious greenery and cascading waterfalls as a backdrop. They serve up French classical cuisine with a country flare that is thoughtfully prepared. You can expect an extraordinary taste experience in their award-winning cuisine and fine wines.
Price range: $51 and over
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Newmarket Fine Dining

The Goulash House Meal

The Goulash House

You will find fine Hungarian and German fare at Newmarket’s The Goulash House. With a focus on quality ingredients, their homemade cuisine will delight your palate, and they offer gluten free and vegan dining options. A cozy, warm atmosphere makes this restaurant an excellent choice for dining with the love of your life.
Price range: $11-30
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Orangeville Fine Dining

Steak from Steakhouse 63 in Orangeville

Steakhouse 63

Located in one of Orangeville’s oldest buildings, Steakhouse 63 Restaurant was built in 1852. It offers a casual, comfortable dining atmosphere with century stonework. Their focus is primarily on steaks and seafood with a small nod to Italian and Mexican dishes. Noted for their fine service, they are considered Orangeville’s own steakhouse.
Price range: $11-30
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Markham Fine Dining

Peter’s Fine Dining in Markham

Peter’s Fine Dining

At Peter’s Fine Dining, you’ll be greeted by a cozy, intimate atmosphere that features a fireplace, wood-paneled walls and subdued lighting. As part of their fine-dining experience, the steak and seafood house prepares and serves Caesar salad, sauces, and flamed Spanish coffee table side. They offer an extensive selection of beef and seafood dishes complimented by a cultivated wine list and after dinner ports, ice wines, rare single malt scotches and gently warmed fine cognacs.
Price range: $31-60
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Stouffville Fine Dining

Shrimp from Stakeout Dining Room & Lounge

Stakeout Dining Room & Lounge

For over 13 years, the Stakeout Dining Room & Lounge in Stouffville has provided superior Prime Beef, Steaks, and Seafood and all their steaks are aged to a minimum of 28 days for extra tenderness. Their wine collection of nearly 300 labels includes award-winning labels for you to choose from, and the atmosphere is warm and comfortable with attentive service.
Price range: $31-60
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Thornhill Fine Dining

Platted Food from Terra Restaurant

Terra Restaurant

For over 21 years Terra has built a reputation for offering a fine-dining experience through innovation, exceptional gastronomic standards, and service. They serve eclectic fare featuring steak and seafood in an elegant, luxurious atmosphere. They also have oyster and tapas bars. Considered one of the best restaurants north of Toronto, they are pioneers in terms of food, service, quality, and value.
Price range: $51 and over
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Uxbridge Fine Dining

Food from Urban Pantry in Uxbridge

Urban Pantry

A trendy eatery with a casual atmosphere, the Urban Pantry is located in the heart of Uxbridge. The restaurant offers fine dining to their guests through a globally influenced, locally sourced menu and exceptional service. Their menu changes seasonally and features sustainable Ocean Wise™ seafood and meats.
‎Price range: $11-30
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Whitby Fine Dining

Plate of fine dining from Chatterpaul’s


Chaterpaul’s is a casual fine-dining restaurant with a vibrant atmosphere and exceptional staff located in the heart of Whitby. Known for their creativity, class, and delicious food, they offer culinary dishes designed to tantalize your senses. They serve seafood, beef, duck, and gluten-free offerings as well as suggested wine pairings.
‎Price range: $31-60
Make your reservation today!
Step out for a fine dining experience at one of these Ontario restaurants with your significant other this Valentine’s Day. Give your palates a treat and try something new together.

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