In addition to tons of great cheap eats, many Twin Cities restaurants also feature a weekly "date night" special: one night a week (typically a Sunday or a Tuesday, but there's even a rare Friday date night on the list) that restaurants offer a set menu for two, whether you're on a date of the romantic variety or just out for the night in an even number of people.
Start: Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas Street West) Price range: $150.00 to $200.00 The Sultan’s Tent and Moroccan café evokes the ambience of a traditional “diffa” (a lavish Moroccan banquet) within the city’s only remaining historic cast iron building.
Sink into a silk divan in one of the tented, cushion-strewn dining lounges and enjoy a four-course Moroccan meal. After dinner and the show, take a stroll through the cobblestone-lined Distillery Historic District, a neighbourhood that showcases one of the largest and best preserved examples of Victorian industrial architecture in Canada.
Start: The Sultans Tent and Moroccan Café (49 Front Street West) End: Mill Street / Trinity Street Price range: $100.00 to $150.00 This dedicated board game café features a curated library of games, specialty espresso drinks, beers on tap and an affordable snack menu.
Here, local movers and shakers indulge in tropical fusion dishes and Havana Club mixed drinks to a soundtrack of top world music.
If you’re feeling adventurous, take part in a beginner salsa lesson and let one of the savvy local instructors move you.
Or relax in one of the cozy booths and watch the room come to life.
Either way, booking a table at Lula Lounge on a Friday night is a surefire way to get your groove back.
The special is dollars for two people; call ahead to find out which pastas are on offer on a given night.
From starry rooftop patio bars to sultry salsa lounges, our wide range of attractions make the city well-equipped for one-of-a-kind date nights.
Whether you and your partner are into grooving, tasting or relaxing and soaking in the scenery, these six date ideas offer something for all tastes and budgets.
Lula Lounge, the colourfully lit-up salsa lounge on Dundas West, is Toronto’s go-to venue for live salsa, jazz and world music.