The pressure of planning a date night for that special someone can leave you grasping for great restaurant options. Fear not! We’ve pulled together a list that takes into consideration atmosphere, great food, and dietary restrictions for a variety of choices that are sure to please everyone. Read on for our top Ajax date night restaurant picks near Vision at Pat Bayly Square!
Why mess with a classic? The Keg has been a go-to choice for a thick, juicy steak for years! The Ajax location offers premium meals in a welcoming atmosphere at reasonable prices. Steak lovers will never be disappointed with the excellent cuts offered here, including New York, filet mignon, and sirloin, all seasoned with a top-secret house blend of spices. The seafood options like lobster and crab are also great quality, and we recommend splurging on their Surf and Turf combo! Although The Keg has been in business for decades, this established steakhouse isn’t averse to change, and now offers vegetarian options. Finally, we urge you to try one of their classic cocktails like their Gin Basil Lemonade! Make it a night to remember at The Keg with this great Ajax date night restaurant.
Hakka food is the traditional cuisine of the Hakka people who originate from China. It’s aromatic and comforting, and blends classic Chinese ingredients with Indian spices like garam masala for a delicious result! Hakka Passion offers a friendly, casual vibe and a variety of menu items that strive for a balance of taste and nutrition. A large selection of vegetarian-friendly dishes are available, including samosas, pakoras, and lots of sauteed veggie dishes. Meat lovers, on the other hand, are also well served by dishes like Cashew Chicken and Szechuan Fried Rice. Check out Hakka Passion for an Ajax date night restaurant that’s a little off the beaten path!
If you love the atmosphere and extensive bar menu of a lounge, this option is for you! Further, if you love jerk chicken and getting some sun on a patio, we’re sure Rum Diaries will be your pick for an Ajax date night restaurant! Their Carribean-inspired menu offers inventive dishes like Jerk Linguine and Carribean Seafood Gumbo. As a bonus, live music is often featured in the main lounge. However, quieter areas away from the stage are also available for a bit more intimacy. Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out the many rum options that give the restaurant its name! The bar stocks close to 20 varieties for endless mixing options.
Good Pho You
Vietnamese cooking and comfort food mix beautifully at Good Pho You, an Ajax favourite that has been hailed as the best for soups in the Durham region. Their delicate yet flavourful broth has been a hit with customers since their opening in 2018. Other staples of Vietnamese menus, like vermicelli noodles and grilled meat, are also offered. This family-owned restaurant began as a dream in Vietnam before the owners immigrated to Canada. You can taste the authentic Vietnamese flavours along with the care that goes into every bite!
We hope we’ve given you some good pointers to start planning your next Ajax date night restaurant outing. It’s great to have some hidden gems and classic restaurants alike on your list to impress your date! Enjoy your night and remember to follow along on the Medallion blog for more great tips for getting out and about in Ajax.