Many of these restaurants are open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Hours may be limited so contact restaurants directly for details.
Nestled in a beautiful valley in the heart of the city and renowned for its inventive use of local food and wine, Cafe Belong is a casual yet refined dining experience. Chef Brad Long is recognized as one of the top chefs in Canada and is a passionate advocate for sustainable farming.
The bustling trattoria Terroni is much loved by locals for its boisterous, family-friendly vibe and soulful Southern Italian cuisine, including pastas and wood-fired pizza. Open late.
Located in trendy Little Italy, Hapa Izakaya is an eco-conscious Japanese hotspot (all seafood is OceanWise-certified wild-caught) ranked among the top-five North American izakayas by Bon Apetit.
Craving 2 a.m. noodles? This 24-hour Vietnamese haunt earns raves for its late-night pho. It’s dishing out the deliciousness all day and night during the holidays, just in case you need a cheap and cheerful meal in between all that feasting.
Farm-to-table delicacies populate the seasonal menus of the acclaimed Globe Bistro. Book a private room for your holiday feast, or dine by the open kitchen and watch Chef Dan Sanders and his crew work their magic.
Bindia Indian Bistro
Toronto abounds in all-you-can-eat Indian buffets, but the festive season calls for an upgrade. Bindia’s nouveau Indian menu is just the thing for a modern holiday feast (with many vegetarian options), in a sleek, contemporary-casual environment.
Chef David Chang’s three-storey Momofuku Toronto consists of four different restaurant experiences. The third floor’s Daisho, a contemporary, pan-Asian steakhouse, is set in a modernist glass cube for a magical holiday dining environment. Pre-book a large-format meal, for a family-style feast.
At Los Colibris, Chef Elia Hererra’s trademark dish, Chilies en Nogada (poblano peppers, stuffed with fresh seasonal ingredients, plus pork picadillo and raw walnut sauce), is crafted from 32 ingredients, exemplifying her exacting take on authentic Mexican cuisine.
Pearl Harbourfront Chinese Cuisine
This waterfront mainstay offers panoramic Lake Ontario views and crowd-pleasing traditional Chinese fare, including special group menus. Can’t make it for dinner? Pearl Harbourfront’s dim sum brunch is epic.
Feast on mouthwatering jamon croquettes, traditional paella and authentically prepared seafood at warm, woodsy and artful tapas eatery Patria. Got a group? A family-style group menu creates a homespun touch for your big feast.