Is the Brant House good for a date?
The food was quite good the night I went, but the servings are small. The night I was there for dinner, my friend and I spent about $160 on 4 appetizers, a salad, and 2 drinks IIRC. I think our shrimp appetizer, consisting of 3 or 4 medium sized shrimp, was somewhere around $16. These dishes were balanced on a tiny table that couldn't actually fit all the dishes, even though they were the trendy narrow rectangles that take up less space than traditional round plates.
I would describe the after-dinner scene as a bit of a meat market. The space is a little cavernous, not exactly romantic.
The tables for dinner are either on the dance floor or along the walls where the VIP sections are. At 9:30 or so, about an hour after we arrived, we were asked to get up from the VIP booth where we had been served, so the VIPs could have their spot free. They didn't show up until well after 11, so I really didn't understand why Brant wouldn't have let us sit until the table was needed. We ended up standing around until the club packed up and people actually started to dance.
For the amount of money you'd be spending, I think you're better off eating somewhere else on King West, and showing up for the dancing later on. Places like Crush, Brassai, Susur, Lee, Thuet, Rodneys are all better options for your money. Haven't been to the Jacob's & Co Steakhouse across the street, but I think that would also be a better place for the dinner part of the date.