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The Best Holiday Dinners in Toronto

The Best Holiday Dinners in Toronto

The Best Holiday Dinners in Toronto

The best holiday dinners in Toronto will help you embrace the season and its fleeting joys with all the gusto you can muster. If you blinked and now find yourself gazing at snow-covered streets, wondering when summer quietly slipped away, you're not alone. Still, with frigid temps comes a chance to finally celebrate after a year that's often felt anything but jolly.

Whether you look forward to the holidays or tiptoe toward them with apprehension, there's nothing to hate about fabulous food. Dive into one of these special holiday meals and your stress, angst, frustration and more are guaranteed to melt away. Combined with the gratification you'll get from supporting one of the city's beloved eateries, you'll feel as giddy as an elf left alone with Santa's candy cane stash.

With uncertainty looming like the spectre of Christmas Future, this is the year to squeeze every drop of merriment from moments throughout the season. Order one of the best holiday dinners in Toronto and don't be surprised at the joy that washes over you with each and every bite.

Toben Food By Design

Toben Food By Design

Toben's comprehensive Christmas Menu covers every festive bite you might want from seared beef tenderloin and herb-roasted turkey breast to cheesy potato gratin, pecan pie, holiday cookies and more. Order by December 22 to ensure you're not the one cooking up a storm come Christmas Eve.

181 Wellington St W

TOCA

TOCA

TOCA welcomes guests to dine-in or to take home festive dinners for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. At TOCA, guests will find a menu of traditional dishes touched with Italian accents, including house-made squash tortellini and roast turkey dinners. Take-home feasts, for four or eight people, feature soup, assorted salads, roast turkey, sides and apple pie with caramel sauce for dessert.

31 Howard St

Tinuno

Tinuno

Tinuno's takeout Christmas Special is as fun as they come. Imagine you and four of your favourite friends feasting on a kamayan feast -- with tilapia, bbq pork skewers, milkfish and more -- lechon with atchara, lumpia, bibingka and leche flan. A merrier sight would be hard to come by.

18 St Thomas St

Windsor Arms Hotel

Windsor Arms Hotel

A favourite home-away-from-home for the world's elite, the Windsor Arms Hotel is synonymous with impeccable taste. With options for prix-fixe and buffet-style Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners, choose the adventure that suits you best. Rest assured, with gourmet dishes ranging from lobster bisque and sundried tomato panna cotta to Barolo beef short rib and traditional roast turkey, either option is sure to impress.

21 Adelaide St W

The Rabbit Hole

The Rabbit Hole

Available every Thursday to Saturday throughout December, The Rabbit Hole's traditional beef Wellington dinner for two includes roast potatoes, cauliflower gratin and red wine jus. If a proper British feast is what you're after, look no further.

37 King St E

The Omni King Edward Hotel

The Omni King Edward Hotel

Graze to your heart's content at the King Eddy's lavish Christmas Dinner Buffets. Held on the 24 and 25, each one includes an abundance of starters, turkey and ham carving stations, sides, and a dessert table heaving under the weight of enough sweets and sugary treats to delight every one of Santa's elves.

1132 Dundas St W

The Lakeview

The Lakeview

Like donning your ugly Christmas sweater, tucking into The Lakeview Restaurant's fried turkey dinner is a yearly tradition you can't miss. Available for dine-in from December 24-26 or to enjoy at home, each feast includes deep-fried turkey, traditional sides, gravy and the type of nostalgia money can't buy.

1150 Queen St W

The Drake Cafe

The Drake Cafe

Keep the calm in Christmas with a delicious, no-fuss, three-course Festivus dinner from The Drake. Available at The Drake Hotel and The Drake Devonshire, the annual feast centres around roast turkey or vegetarian mushroom and lentil tourtière and also includes chicory salad and sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

153 Yorkville Ave

STK

STK

STK is upping the luxe factor for the holidays with specials featuring wagyu beef, caviar, seafood, truffles and more. Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you'll want to book now for a steakhouse experience worthy of the holidays.

188 University Ave

Shangri-La Lobby Lounge and Bar

Shangri-La Lobby Lounge and Bar

If you view Christmas as an opportunity to bask in the glamour of the season, you'll want to reserve your place at the sumptuous Shangri-La Hotel. The team's three-course Christmas Eve dinner begins with oysters Rockefeller, continues with beef Wellington and ends with eggnog creme brûlée. Start the evening with one of the bar's captivating cocktails, like the new Henny and Honey, and savour each enchanting moment.

469 King St W

Rodney's Oyster House

Rodney's Oyster House

This December 24, celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes (or simply your soft spot for seafood) with a plethora of ocean-sourced delights. Whether you're celebrating with your nearest and dearest or you're throwing the street's rowdiest reception, Rodney's has enough oyster platters, chowder, chilled seafood and finish-at-home kits to keep everyone going.

100 Front St W

Reign Restaurant

Reign Restaurant

Spend the holidays at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York and an impressive Holiday Dinner awaits you at Reign. With a choice of starter, main -- including roast turkey on December 25 and 26 -- and dessert, each one includes a host of festive flavours sure to inspire. Staying home? Order a Festive To-Go meal for pickup on December 24 or 25, and toast over morsels of roast turkey or ham with all the traditional trimmings.

Phancy's Bodega

Phancy's Bodega

If you want nothing more than to celebrate the season by sipping bubbly as you drift from one nibble to another, Phancy's has a host of platters and canapés you'll want handy come the holidays. From cheese and charcuterie boards, to Caesar wedge platters, lobster roll eclairs, smoked trout biscuits and more, there are plenty of options to make any gathering gleeful.

330 King St W

O&B Canteen

O&B Canteen

If your holidays tend to revolve around meals, you'll want some help. Enter O&B Grocery, where you'll find a host of items to help keep festive spirits from waning. From traditional and vegetarian tourtières to cookie assortments, cheese and charcuterie boards and complete feasts, there are plenty of items you'll want to add to your cart before holiday hunger takes hold.

1372 Queen St E

Mira Mira

Mira Mira

Enjoy Mira Mira at home with a Holiday Turkey To Go Package brimming with festive cheer. Want maple-brined roast turkey? Got it! Craving smoked Cheddar and chive whipped potatoes? Of course you are! Add in gravy, green beans, stuffing and cranberry sauce and you know a good time is about to be had. Apple crumble pies by Gerrard Street Bakery are the dessert you'll make room for no matter what.

225 King St W Suite 100

Minami Toronto

Minami Toronto

Make every moment count with a four-course kaiseki-inspired menu from Minami. With seafood zensai, pan-roasted beef tenderloin, Aburi sushi and an Insta-worthy fruit and dark chocolate cake to finish, this meal is one you may want on repeat throughout the holiday season.

955 Gerrard St E

Maple Leaf Tavern

Maple Leaf Tavern

Ideal for intimate celebrations, Maple Leaf Tavern's Holiday Feast for Two is a sophisticated, take-home spread that begins with gougères, moves to lobster tortellini and meets venison Wellington in the middle. Find even more treats when you pick yours up between December 23 and 24.

325 Bay St

Louix Louis

Louix Louis

If grand is your goal, Louix Louis has the holiday feast for you. The restaurant's Holiday Dinner Menu, available December 24 and 25, includes three courses with choices that include steak tartare, lemon saffron risotto and praline mousse bûche de Noël. Also on offer, a turkey or prime rib festive feast for home brimming with enough starters, sides and sweets to satisfy even the Grinchiest of guests.

433 King St W

Labora

Labora

Make this the year you infuse your holidays with the sunny sophistication of Spain. Holiday Paella Meals from Labora include everything you need, from a selection of appetizers to sides and your choice of paella, to transport you from our wintery wonderland to toastier climes.

4 Avenue Rd

Joni Restaurant

Joni Restaurant

Reopened this September, the Park Hyatt Toronto is a fresh, exciting spot to stop in for a holiday feast. Available on December 25, each holiday dinner at Joni includes three courses with sumptuous options, including foie gras parfait, braised lamb pithivier, chestnut cappelletti and indulgent holiday desserts.

Gusto 54

Gusto 54

If you've ever wanted to order a party in a box, Gusto 54 Catering has you splendidly covered. Order the Holiday Drop-Off Menu and receive your choice of three canapés, one salad, two mains, two sides and one dessert for each of your guests, delivered directly to your festooned front door.

60 Yorkville Ave

Cafe Boulud

Cafe Boulud

Dine at home or surrounded by signature Boulud style with a host of festive takeaway and dine-in offerings at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. Order a turkey or roast beef dinner complete with sides and dessert to eat at home. Or, toast to the yuletide with a three-course dinner featuring options from oysters to foie gras, black cod to butternut squash agnolotti and more.

4150 Yonge St

Auberge du Pommier

Auberge du Pommier

Though Auberge's festive meal, available December 19 and 24, is a lunch, not dinner, it's no less celebratory than the rest. Featuring a Holiday-Inspired Winter Cocktail to start, the menu then delivers four glorious courses, along with sourdough bread, an amuse-bouche, and petit fours to take home.

Ascari Hospitality Group

Ascari Hospitality Group

If you shun chaos for calm, you'll want to add a Christmas Eve Kit from Ascari Hospitality Group to your wish list this year. With assorted assaggini, shaved fennel salad, lasagna verde, chocolate delice, and a bottle each of Chianti and San Pellegrino sparkling water, this kit is a one-and-your-done Christmas Eve stress-buster.

The Best Holiday Dinners in Toronto

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The Best Holiday Dinners in Toronto

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The best holiday dinners in Toronto will help you embrace the season and its fleeting joys with all the gusto you can muster. If you blinked and now find yourself gazing at snow-covered streets, wondering when summer quietly slipped away, you're not alone. Still, with frigid temps comes a chance to finally celebrate after a year that's often felt anything but jolly.

Whether you look forward to the holidays or tiptoe toward them with apprehension, there's nothing to hate about fabulous food. Dive into one of these special holiday meals and your stress, angst, frustration and more are guaranteed to melt away. Combined with the gratification you'll get from supporting one of the city's beloved eateries, you'll feel as giddy as an elf left alone with Santa's candy cane stash.

With uncertainty looming like the spectre of Christmas Future, this is the year to squeeze every drop of merriment from moments throughout the season. Order one of the best holiday dinners in Toronto and don't be surprised at the joy that washes over you with each and every bite.

Toben Food By Design

Toben Food By Design

Toben's comprehensive Christmas Menu covers every festive bite you might want from seared beef tenderloin and herb-roasted turkey breast to cheesy potato gratin, pecan pie, holiday cookies and more. Order by December 22 to ensure you're not the one cooking up a storm come Christmas Eve.

181 Wellington St W

TOCA

TOCA

TOCA welcomes guests to dine-in or to take home festive dinners for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. At TOCA, guests will find a menu of traditional dishes touched with Italian accents, including house-made squash tortellini and roast turkey dinners. Take-home feasts, for four or eight people, feature soup, assorted salads, roast turkey, sides and apple pie with caramel sauce for dessert.

31 Howard St

Tinuno

Tinuno

Tinuno's takeout Christmas Special is as fun as they come. Imagine you and four of your favourite friends feasting on a kamayan feast -- with tilapia, bbq pork skewers, milkfish and more -- lechon with atchara, lumpia, bibingka and leche flan. A merrier sight would be hard to come by.

18 St Thomas St

Windsor Arms Hotel

Windsor Arms Hotel

A favourite home-away-from-home for the world's elite, the Windsor Arms Hotel is synonymous with impeccable taste. With options for prix-fixe and buffet-style Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners, choose the adventure that suits you best. Rest assured, with gourmet dishes ranging from lobster bisque and sundried tomato panna cotta to Barolo beef short rib and traditional roast turkey, either option is sure to impress.

1150 Queen St W

The Drake Cafe

The Drake Cafe

Keep the calm in Christmas with a delicious, no-fuss, three-course Festivus dinner from The Drake. Available at The Drake Hotel and The Drake Devonshire, the annual feast centres around roast turkey or vegetarian mushroom and lentil tourtière and also includes chicory salad and sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

188 University Ave

Shangri-La Lobby Lounge and Bar

Shangri-La Lobby Lounge and Bar

If you view Christmas as an opportunity to bask in the glamour of the season, you'll want to reserve your place at the sumptuous Shangri-La Hotel. The team's three-course Christmas Eve dinner begins with oysters Rockefeller, continues with beef Wellington and ends with eggnog creme brûlée. Start the evening with one of the bar's captivating cocktails, like the new Henny and Honey, and savour each enchanting moment.

469 King St W

Rodney's Oyster House

Rodney's Oyster House

This December 24, celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes (or simply your soft spot for seafood) with a plethora of ocean-sourced delights. Whether you're celebrating with your nearest and dearest or you're throwing the street's rowdiest reception, Rodney's has enough oyster platters, chowder, chilled seafood and finish-at-home kits to keep everyone going.

100 Front St W

Reign Restaurant

Reign Restaurant

Spend the holidays at Toronto's Fairmont Royal York and an impressive Holiday Dinner awaits you at Reign. With a choice of starter, main -- including roast turkey on December 25 and 26 -- and dessert, each one includes a host of festive flavours sure to inspire. Staying home? Order a Festive To-Go meal for pickup on December 24 or 25, and toast over morsels of roast turkey or ham with all the traditional trimmings.

Phancy's Bodega

Phancy's Bodega

If you want nothing more than to celebrate the season by sipping bubbly as you drift from one nibble to another, Phancy's has a host of platters and canapés you'll want handy come the holidays. From cheese and charcuterie boards, to Caesar wedge platters, lobster roll eclairs, smoked trout biscuits and more, there are plenty of options to make any gathering gleeful.

330 King St W

O&B Canteen

O&B Canteen

If your holidays tend to revolve around meals, you'll want some help. Enter O&B Grocery, where you'll find a host of items to help keep festive spirits from waning. From traditional and vegetarian tourtières to cookie assortments, cheese and charcuterie boards and complete feasts, there are plenty of items you'll want to add to your cart before holiday hunger takes hold.

1372 Queen St E

Mira Mira

Mira Mira

Enjoy Mira Mira at home with a Holiday Turkey To Go Package brimming with festive cheer. Want maple-brined roast turkey? Got it! Craving smoked Cheddar and chive whipped potatoes? Of course you are! Add in gravy, green beans, stuffing and cranberry sauce and you know a good time is about to be had. Apple crumble pies by Gerrard Street Bakery are the dessert you'll make room for no matter what.

325 Bay St

Louix Louis

Louix Louis

If grand is your goal, Louix Louis has the holiday feast for you. The restaurant's Holiday Dinner Menu, available December 24 and 25, includes three courses with choices that include steak tartare, lemon saffron risotto and praline mousse bûche de Noël. Also on offer, a turkey or prime rib festive feast for home brimming with enough starters, sides and sweets to satisfy even the Grinchiest of guests.

4 Avenue Rd

Joni Restaurant

Joni Restaurant

Reopened this September, the Park Hyatt Toronto is a fresh, exciting spot to stop in for a holiday feast. Available on December 25, each holiday dinner at Joni includes three courses with sumptuous options, including foie gras parfait, braised lamb pithivier, chestnut cappelletti and indulgent holiday desserts.

Gusto 54

Gusto 54

If you've ever wanted to order a party in a box, Gusto 54 Catering has you splendidly covered. Order the Holiday Drop-Off Menu and receive your choice of three canapés, one salad, two mains, two sides and one dessert for each of your guests, delivered directly to your festooned front door.

60 Yorkville Ave

Cafe Boulud

Cafe Boulud

Dine at home or surrounded by signature Boulud style with a host of festive takeaway and dine-in offerings at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. Order a turkey or roast beef dinner complete with sides and dessert to eat at home. Or, toast to the yuletide with a three-course dinner featuring options from oysters to foie gras, black cod to butternut squash agnolotti and more.

Ascari Hospitality Group

Ascari Hospitality Group

If you shun chaos for calm, you'll want to add a Christmas Eve Kit from Ascari Hospitality Group to your wish list this year. With assorted assaggini, shaved fennel salad, lasagna verde, chocolate delice, and a bottle each of Chianti and San Pellegrino sparkling water, this kit is a one-and-your-done Christmas Eve stress-buster.