Not doing Christmas at home this year? Visiting our beautiful city of Toronto? Looking for a great restaurant to enjoy on Christmas Eve? We got you covered. We’ve searched high and low for the best restaurants and menus in Toronto on Christmas Eve.
With a beautiful three-course prix-fixe menu, Daniel Boulud’s restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel will not disappoint. Offerings include the traditional options, but also beautiful dishes like their house-made Pâté en Croûte (venison, wild boar, pigeon, foie gras, black fig) or their famous Steak au Poivre (dry-aged cumbrae strip loin, bone marrow confit shallot, pommes pont-neuf, parsley salad). At $85/person, fill your belly with Christmas joy at this stellar Toronto dining destination.
360 The Restaurant at CN Tower
Best view in the city without a doubt, 360 is a beautiful way to ring in the holiday! With a breathtaking view of Toronto, you and your family can enjoy a beautiful prix-fixe dinner (at $65/person) from their seasonal winter menu, which includes the choice of their Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon with Tarragon Beurre Blanc (butternut squash potato mash, carrot purée, wilted baby kale); or their Braised Ontario Lamb Shank with Buddha Hand Lemon (barley, root vegetable risotto, rosemary jus); or the Lavender Honey Glazed Boneless Half Chicken. Whatever you choose, you can be sure you and your stomach will be treated to a mouthwatering meal.
The Shore Club
Get cozy and enjoy steak and lobster as the city awaits the arrival of Santa. Offering their fabulous regular menu, this steakhouse never disappoints and guarantees a Christmas Eve dinner to remember. They will be taking reservations until 9pm but beware of the super comfortable plush seating – you still need to make it home in time for Christmas morning!
EPIC at The Royal York
Famous for doing Christmas fabulously well, The Royal York Hotel has become somewhat of a Christmas destination for those looking for something spectacular (on Christmas Day, Santa even pays guests a visit). Chef Joshua Dyer brings a Christmas Eve menu that will not disappoint. A four-course prix fixe available for $79/person, the “Saint Nic’s” Canadian Angus Top Sirloin with a Monforte Goat Cheese Gratin is a memory-making kind of dish.
A little more casual for those who don’t want to do the fancy but still want a great spot to celebrate, Destingo never seems to close. Like last year, they have a lovely festive menu that includes a turkey dinner with all the fixins’. At $32/person, it is seriously hard to go wrong here.
Feelin’ like a bowl of the best ramen in the city? We have good news — the best Toronto ramen restaurant is open on Christmas Eve and will be serving some of their famous Tonkotsu (pork belly, black fungus, egg, green onion). With two locations sharing a similar yet different vibe, you can even choose which one works better for your mood!
Located in the Le Germain Hotel on Mercer Street in Toronto, Victor is one of our more eccentric dining destinations. Chef David Chrystian is known for producing deliciously unique dishes that, while global, also have a tie-in with Toronto’s cultural diversity. On Christmas Eve, he has put together a fabulous menu at $65/person that includes turkey, but also roast beef with Yorkshire pudding. Seems he may have channeled the Royals this year.
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