On Christmas Day most of us are inhaling turkey feasts surrounded by family and friends, but others would actually prefer keeping the house clean and going out for a meal. That said, it can be tricky to find Toronto restaurants open on this festive day… (they like to spend time with their families too!). Fear not, we have a list of some great Toronto restaurants open on Christmas Day to ensure your belly is seasonally satisfied!
The new Italian trattoria on Queen West welcomes all on Christmas day for either a hearty breakfast or a traditional turkey dinner. Since its opening in early September, diners have been raving about this authentic Italian eatery. On Christmas day though enjoy a classic turkey dinner for only $28.00. A definite great bet if you’re looking for something tasty.
Victor Restaurant at Le Germain Hotel
Top Chef Canada alum Chef David Chrystian invites you into his home for Christmas Day dinner. A feast with all the fixings, the menu includes prime rib, roast turkey, stuffing and more all for $65.00 per person. Chrystian is well known for his eclectic global cuisine and rarely disappoints. If you’re looking for a traditional Christmas feast, this is an awesome choice.
Not so much into traditional Christmas feasting? Pizza Rustica is opened on Christmas Day and serving their famous homely Italian menu. Conveniently located on Blue Jays Way, the Italian eatery serves fresh and delicious fare including antipasto, pastas, pizzas and will also be delivering if you don’t want to leave the house.
The Lakeview Restaurant
The famous 24-hour Dundas West hotspot refuses to close and is open on Christmas Day. This Toronto restaurant serves up some pretty damned good diner food, so whether you want to meet friends for a late lunch or you need some hangover grub after a Christmas Eve family affair, The Lakeview Restaurant has your back.
Noka Japanese Cuisine
Feelin’ a Japanese kinda Christmas? No worries, we don’t judge and we’ve got you covered! Noka Japanese Cuisine is a lovely sushi restaurant that we visit regularly. Good quality sushi, an innovative menu and chefs that are always smiling, makes for a perfect destination if you want to experience a Japanese Christmas.
Cafe Boulud doesn’t close for Christmas! Also open for Christmas brunch and NYE brunch, this Michelin star restaurant is open for regular service during breakfast and lunch, and is offering up a special three-course dinner (with a turkey option, of course) on Christmas Day. $85.00 per person but the menu is exquisite.
Just in general, tons o’ spots open here on Christmas Day. Nuff said.