Dining by the fire adds some extra heat to a romantic mid-winter meal at these fine establishments.
NORTHERN LIGHT Classic French flair abounds at Auberge du Pommier, an uptown restaurant built around two 19th-century cottages. Three roaring-red fires contrast perfectly with the white stone hearths and crisp linens in the dining room.
CHARMING CHALET Dining at Baldwin Street’s Bodega is akin to eating at a kindly neighbour’s house, so cozy is the ambience and so comforting is chef-owner Paul Biggs’ bistro-style fare.
ACADEMIC AIR Dark woods, a gothic vaulted ceiling and stained glass windows—plus a large fireplace, of course—create an appropriately scholastic atmosphere at the University of Toronto’s Gallery Grill at Hart House.
TIP! Between January 28 and February 11, approximately 150 Toronto restaurants make up for their lack of fireplaces by offering discounted prix fixe menus during Winterlicious.