In a perfect world, we’d all be up to the task of whipping up a magazine spread-worthy Thanksgiving feast (and whistling while we wash the mountain of dishes afterwards). But that level of culinary (and zen) skill is not in everyone’s wheelhouse, so you might as well give thanks this Thanksgiving 2015 weekend for someone else’s prowess in the kitchen.
Here are Vv Magazine‘s list of the best restaurants open for Thanksgiving 2015 in Toronto.
Fairmont Royal York
Get your fill of turkey at Fairmont Royal York’s Royal York. Served on Sunday October 11 and Monday October 12, the $84 4-course prix fixe menu opens with roasted Ontario carrot soup, peaks with an indulgent combo of Royal York honey-glazed turkey breast, turkey wing confit, and five spice duck (with tasty sides), and concludes with traditional pumpkin tarts.
The Danforth’s Globe Bistro will be offering a 3-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu at brunch and dinner on Sunday October 11 (the restaurant will be closed on Monday). Enjoy options such as the bird of honour with red fife stuffing and cranberry relish, a decidedly autumnal salad, and local pumpkin pie crème brûlée.
The newly relaunched (and talk of the town) Café Boulud is putting on a Thanksgiving Feast, featuring a bevy of autumnal treats such as Squash Soup, Roasted Heritage Turkey, Scallops Grenobloise, Steak au Poivre, and a Pumpkin Tart. This sumptuous 3-course prix fixe is on offer Sunday, October 11 and Monday, October 12 for $75 per person. We strongly recommend securing your spot now.
Get your Thanksgiving Sunday started bright and early with brunch beginning at 10 am, or stop in after 4 pm for a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner at Queen West’s Canteen.
Bannock will be serving up brunch on Sunday, October 11 from 11 am to 4 pm, and will offer Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday and Monday evenings (from 4pm).
The Trump Tower’s America will be serving a special Thanksgiving dinner from October 9-12, featuring starters such as foie gras terrine with mulled cranberry, the impressive America Roasted Turkey Feast with slow-cooked breast and crispy leg, candied yams, gravy (in short, the works), and desserts such as sticky toffee pudding with pumpkin ale ice cream.
On Sunday October 11, Momofuku Daisho is serving up a $65 prix fixe feast from 5 to 9:30 pm, featuring starters such as an arctic char tartare, your choice of mains (including a roasted turkey), sides of pomme puree, stuffing, and green bean casserole, and pumpkin or apple pie to finish. If you can’t quite relinquish your cozy PJs, get their fried chicken to go.
Do you like your bird with a brewski on the side? College St.’s brewpub with a culinary side will be open on Thanksgiving Monday for a full Thanksgiving dinner priced at just $24. Word to the wise: you’ll need to reserve by October 8.
O&B Yonge and Front
Oliver & Bonacini will have a Thanksgiving dinner to reckon with all weekend-long (from 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 5pm on Monday) featuring a pomegranate, cranberry and pumpkin seed salad, pumpkin pie with burnt honey gelato for dessert, and a turkey dinner with all the fixin’s, including crispy Brussels sprouts, cranberry stuffing and chicken gravy.
O&B Bayview Village
Slightly further north, O&B’s Bayview Village outpost is serving its own brunch as of 10 am, and offering a selection of Thanksgiving specials from 4:30 pm between October 10 and Monday, October 12. Choose from a roasted pumpkin and harissa soup, O&B artisan warm pecan pie, or the mostly mandatory Thanksgiving turkey paired with woodfire roasted acorn squash and orange-spiced cranberry sauce.
The Drake Hotel
The Drake will be the place to be on Thanksgiving Sunday for a $30 prix fixe traditional turkey dinner, featuring—of course—the bird, the fixin’s, the vino, and arguably the most important detail of all: the pumpkin pie. If you find yourself outside the city proper on Thanksgiving, all is not lost. On October 11th and 12th from 5 pm onwards, $45 will get you a proper belly-warming prix fixe at the Drake Devonshire.
This divine Ossington ode to Canadian cuisine will have several Thanksgiving features from Friday, October 9 to Sunday October 11. In keeping with Boralia’s mandate, the specials are inspired by what early settlers would have eaten for Thanksgiving. Expect a lobster chowder with scallops, pacific shrimp, salmon and potato; roast duck breast with chestnut stuffing; venison roast with crispy potatoes and chanterelles; and to satisfy your sweet tooth, pumpkin bread pudding with corn ice cream and rosehip syrup. Sign us up.
Stop by Colette for their indulgent Sunday brunch and enjoy some seasonal pastries, or bring home a decadent feast that’s ready for you to cook or ready to serve.
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