Romantic Patios in Toronto
One of the things I love best of the summer are the warm summer eves, dining and drinking al fresco. However, I'm not so interested in sitting on a sidewalk, smelling and hearing the cars whizzing by, which seems to be the patio culture.
Are there any beautiful, romantic patios in the city? I imagine trees, candlelight or mini-tree lights, nice music, good company....
Hi ceecee, I almost hate to give this one up but have you been to Allen's on the Danforth? It is tucked away in the back and is exactly what you describe...trees, candlelight.
The food is pretty good too. It really is one of the nicest patios in TO aside from George which can be quite costly.
Not sure it 100% fits the bill but I love the back patio at Biagio's Ristorante at King and Jarvis. The food is more high end but the patio is really lovely with a running fountain, tiny lit trees and surrounded by a gorgeous wrought iron fence. It faces a courtyard so the view is lovely.
For high-end, I second the Fifth (rooftop oasis), plaus Ultra (hipster vibe, but still sexy), Amuse Bouche (small and intimate with pashminas for when it gets cold), Proof at the Intercontinental Hotel on Bloor (California sexy), and the rooftop at the Hyatt (old-world charm and a gorgeous view).
More casual, Julie's Cuban has an intimate, neighbourhood-y feel, Drake Sky-yard can be fun but still sexy (or it can be crowded and annoying), and I like Le Select too.