Have you ever walked down Preston Street and caught yourself staring at Mati restaurant from the outside? Well, we don’t blame you for that! This restaurant is always fully booked and has an interior that is somehow more beautiful than its exterior. If you love stunning spaces, tasty cocktails, and incredible food then continue reading to see why we believe your next date night needs to be at Mati restaurant!
With cooler temperatures looming around the corner you might be interested to know that Mati offers a large outdoor heated patio in the back. This outdoor patio offers a variety of seating to suit your group size and preferences. We love all of the greenery and rattan they’ve incorporated into this space.
However, if outdoor dining isn’t your jam then head inside into their beautifully designed space. The first thing you will see upon entering is a massive u-shaped bar. You can have a seat at the bar and watch the bartenders make all of the delicious cocktails or opt for one of the many other table arrangements. Our personal favourites are the banquette style tables for larger parties or the second dining area with its dim lights and tables for two.
You will notice thoughtfully curated design touches everywhere you look around Mati. We love all of these little touches, from the furniture choices, to the delicate light fixtures, to the clean wall displays, and the streamlined but classy table settings.
The first thing you’ll want to do once you sit down is look over the extensive drink menu! They offer bubbles, cocktails, red wine, and white wine. You can’t go wrong with any of the drink options but we particularly love the cocktails at Mati!
We’ve tried nearly all of the cocktails on their menu as well as some off the menu ones. If you are feeling adventurous, just let your server know your preferred liquor and how you want the cocktail to taste (ie. fruity, floral, etc.) and the incredible bartenders will create something off the menu for you.
The Mai Cobra Tai is a Date Night favourite and transported us to a far away beach in a tropical destination. We rate it a 12/10 for both taste and presentation.
So after you’ve ordered your drink of choice you’ll want to look at their extensive and delicious menu. There is an option for absolutely everyone on the menu! We’ve taken one for the team here and tried nearly all of the menu items for you.
Our favourite first bites are the arancini, lobster wonton tacos, and tuna tartare. If you wish to add an arancini or a lobster taco to make them an even serving of 4 you can do so for a small fee.
The Mati Caesar is our favourite garden green that they offer. It is light yet filling, and a nice twist on a traditional Caesar salad.
The charcoal and mains list is rather long but our top favourites are the Tomahawk which is a little on the pricier side, the seafood Pasta for Two, or the Wagyu Burger.
We also highly recommend the seafood tower! It comes in a double serving or triple serving. It is a feast for both your eyes and your stomach!
As you can see, there are so many different and amazing items to try at Mati.
We think your next date night needs to be at Mati restaurant as it is truly a remarkable experience! Since Mati is highly popular we recommend using their reservation page to book your next special dinner. This way you avoid being turned away at the door.
PS. You can also check out other great ideas for date night in Canada right here.