10 Great Restaurants for Holiday Dinners

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Hungry for a memorable holiday feast? Toronto’s your city. Our exuberantly eclectic culinary scene is the perfect place to celebrate the season, no matter what your taste.

Many of these restaurants are open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Hours may be limited so contact restaurants directly for details.

Cafe Belong

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.

Diners eat at Terroni Toronto's Queen Street location.


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.

Hapa Izakaya

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.

Pho Pasteur

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.

Globe Bistro

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

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.

Momofuku Kojin

Momofuku Kojin

Chef David Chang’s three-storey Momofuku Toronto consists of three different restaurant experiences. The third floor’s Kojin, is a warm retreat inspired by Chef Paula Navarrete’s childhood in Colombia spent around the grill, combined with her passion for Ontario’s meat and produce. Set in a modernist glass cube, Kojin provides a magical holiday dining environment. Pre-book a large-format meal, for a family-style feast.

Los Colibris

Los Colibris

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 menu creates a homespun touch for your big feast.