Many of these restaurants are open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Hours may be limited so contact restaurants directly for details.
Nestled in Evergreen Brickworks, a beautiful valley in the city, and renowned for its inventive use of local produce, meats 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.
Location:550 Bayview Avenue
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. There are three locations across the city and the kitchen is open late.
Location: 720 Queen Street West
Location: 57 Adelaide Street East
Location: 1095 Yonge Street
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.
Location: 602 College Street West
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.
Location: 124 Danforth Avenue
Toronto abounds in all-you-can-eat Indian buffets, but the festive season calls for an upgrade. Bindia Indian Bistro’s nouveau Indian menu is just the thing for a modern holiday feast (with many vegetarian options), in a sleek, contemporary-casual environment.
Location: 16 Market Street
Craving 2:00 a.m. noodles? Pho Pasteur is a 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.
Location: 525 Dundas Street West
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.
Location: 190 University Avenue
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.
Location: 111 Richmond Street West (inside Assembly Chef’s Hall
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’s dim sum brunch is epic.
Location: 207 Queens Quay West
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.
Location: 480 King Street West
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