The top 5 Winterlicious restaurants for a first date

Winterlicious is an excellent opportunity to woo that special someone. Take advantage of the prix fixe festival to ask out your crush; save on the entrees; splurge on the vino. It's a simple recipe for love, that with any luck, will lead to a second date.

Here are my picks for the top Winterlicious restaurants for a first date.

Bar Buca
Book a table at the intimate Italian restaurant on King West to get to know your new love interest over dinner. During Winterlicious each guest is treated to two selections from the appetizer course and two desserts which means a couple can sample the majority of the menu for $25 per head. Highlights on the menu include the testa (crispy pig's head) and ammazza fegato (Tuscan offal sausage).

Los Colibris
Channel your inner Latin lover at this Mexican restaurant on King West where the $35 Winterlicious dinner menu features enticing dishes like ceviche tostadas, tilapia in Veracruz sauce, and coffee flavoured flan.

The Indian restaurant on St. Clair is the perfect place for a hot date. The atmosphere is cozy, the wine list is extensive and the $25 prix fixe dinner menu offered during Winterlicious will heat things up further with options like the chilli-tamarind glazed Chicken 65, Butter Chicken and Chili Chocolate Torte.

Nuit Social
Let this wine bar on West Queen West seduce both you and your dining companion with a $25 dinner menu featuring roasted chestnut soup, crispy fried artichoke hearts, squash potato gnocchi and red wine braised beef cheeks.

Frank Restaurant
Make a good first impression by pairing dinner with a little art appreciation. The $35 dinner menu offered at the AGO's restaurant opens with options like beet carpaccio and maple duck ham followed by entrees like sea bream with Creole shrimp and grits and stout-braised short rib accompanied by pierogi.

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Photo of Los Colibris by Jesse Milns.

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