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45 restaurants (and counting) celebrating New Year's Eve in Toronto

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Liora Ipsum Dec 12, 2016 4:17 am 322

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and for those that can’t wait to bid goodbye to 2016, now is the time make plans.

Toronto restaurants want to make your last meal of the year extra special. These restaurants are ready to take your reservations and are offering menus laced with truffles and foie gras, lots of bubbly beverages and blow out parties to ring in the new year.

Here’s a (still growing) list of Toronto restaurants where you’ll want to dine out on the last day of 2016.

Auberge du Pommier

Ring in 2017 with a luxe menu featuring selections like escargot tartlets, lobster and leek terrine, foie gras-rabbit rillette, roasted duck breast and saddle of venison with buttermilk for $150 per person.

Address: 4150 Yonge Street, Toronto
Instagram: @adprestaurant

Bar Reyna

The Yorkville restaurant is offering two seating on New Year’s. Book a table between 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and enjoy dinner for $55, while seatings booked between 9 pm and 10 pm can dine for $85 per person including DJs and bubbly at midnight.

On the menu, signature dishes like spiced pumpkin labneh, fried olives and cataplana, along with foie gras brule and a winter vegetable tart.

Address: 158 Cumberland Street, Toronto
Instagram: @barreynato

Barsteiner’s

$75 per person for seatings before 6 pm, $86  per person for seatings after. Three courses include starters like bisque, crab salad, or duck three-ways, chicken supreme, black cod, or rack of lamb and favours at midnight.

Address: 1 Balmoral Avenue, Toronto

Baro

Loud music, Latino street foods and an excellent array of cocktails await you at this newly opened four-floor party from chef Steve Gonzales.

Address: 485 King Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @barotoronto

Batch

Dine at this brewpub on NYE to enjoy a $50 prix fixe menu opening with appetizers like fried brie or bratwurst, mains like mushrooms pappardelle laced with truffle, braised short rib or branzino. Finish on a sweet note with a choice of maple glazed donut, choco-mint tart or sticky toffee pudding.

Address: 75 Victoria Street, Toronto
Instagram: @batchtoronto

Beaumont Kitchen

The O&B restaurant at Sherway Gardens is serving up a $65 prix fixe menu for NYE. On the menu, options like foie gras mousse, yellowfin tuna tataki, crispy duck breast, seared scallops, s’mores, phyllo-wrapped cheesecake and more.

Address: CF Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall, Etobicoke
Instagram: @beaumontsherway

Byblos

A la carte offerings will be available until 7:30 pm on New Year’s Eve, while later seatings can take advantage of multi-course menus including entirely vegetarian version. A three-course Middle Eastern feast can be had for $70 per person (wine +$50 pairings), while the four-course offering is priced at $85 (+$65 with wine pairings).

Address: 11 Duncan Street, Toronto
Instagram: @byblostoronto

Cactus Club Cafe

Admission to this NYE party costs $100 and entitles guests to appetizers galore, a Veuve Clicquot Champagne toast at midnight, and an all-night dance party.

Address: First Canadian Place, 77 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @cactusclubcafe

Cafe Boulud


Who wouldn’t want to spend NYE in the lap of luxury being lavished by Chef Daniel Boulud’s team in Toronto? An early seating features a three-course prix fixe for $105, while a four-course menu is offered later for $165. Highlights on the menu include black cod sauced with champagne and caviar, and a peppercorn striploin served with gratin dauphinoise.

Address: 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @cafebouludto

Canoe

Start 2017 off right with a meal at this top tier Toronto restaurant. The prix fixe menu for $155 per person features options like lobster carpaccio, foie gras parfait, wild rabbit agnolotti with white truffles, and seared scallops with crispy pork belly.
Address: 66 Wellington Street West, TD Bank Tower, 54th Floor, Toronto
Instagram: @canoerestaurant

The Carbon Bar

A family style feast can be enjoyed at the early bird seating for $59 per person, $79 during the second seating, or $99 rolling into the New Year (inclusive of Mumm Napa Sparkling at midnight). On the menu, options like the fishmonger platter, pit-fired Tamworth pork lettuce wraps, pit master platters, Kentucky pecan pie, and more.
Address: 99 Queen Street East, Toronto
Instagram: @thecarbonbar

The Chase

Book a table at 5:30 pm, 7:30 pm, or 9:30 pm to celebrate the incoming year with plates of venison tartare, grilled Atlantic lobster and Hokkaido scallops. The first seating is priced at $90 per person, while the second and third are $125 per person.

Address: 10 Temperance Street, Toronto
Instagram: @thechaseto

The Chase Fish & Oyster

Two family-style menus are offered for NYE at this upscale seafood restaurant. Priced at $75 per person and $90 per person respectively, highlights include salt spring mussels, east coast lobster and BBQ back ribs.

Address: 10 Temperance Street, Toronto
Instagram: @thechasefo

The Citizen

Celebrate NYE chalet-style with an all access pass for $85 that includes a prix fixe dinner and party to follow at this King West-area rec-room and restaurant.

Address: 522 King Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @thecitizen_to

Colette Grand Café

The second annual Secret Society Themed New Year’s Eve Party at Colette is priced at $150 per person and includes a variety of food offerings, open bar, and curated tunes all night long.

Address: 550 Wellington Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @colettetoronto

Daisho

Reserve a table at Momofuku’s second floor restaurant and enjoy a five-course prix fixe menu for $125 per person. On offer, courses of potato focaccia with cultured butter and black truffle, sweet shrimp, foie gras, halibut, Muscovy duck, brussels sprouts, and a lime tart to finish.

Address: 190 University Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @momolongplay

The Drake Hotel

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Address: 190 University Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @thedrakehotel

Drake One Fifty

Drake One Fifty bings the circus to town with this over-the-top, end-of-ear blowout dubbed, Under the Big Top. Dine early in the evening with a four-course feast for $75, or opt for a later seating featuring five courses for $125 and then stay for an evening of gin cocktails, live music, DJs, tarot readings and bubbly.

Address: 150 York Street, Toronto
Instagram: @drakeonefifty

East Thirty Six

Dance your way into 2017 a Night in Paris-style from 10 pm to 3 am, or join East Thirty-Six for an intimate dinner before bwtween 4 pm and 10 pm. Here you’ll find $1 oysters and a glass of Cava is on the house with reservations before 6:30, plus there will be a Paris-themed selfie photo booth and $120 bottles of Moët and Belvedere after 10 pm.

Address: 36 Wellington Street East, Toronto
Instagram: @eastthirtysix

The Emerson

Enjoy a four-course dinner for $65 at this Bloordale restaurant that aims to get you fat and drunk on NYE. On the menu, caesar salad, lasagna, prime rib or fish, dessert and bubbles and midnight.Address: 1279 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @emersongang

Figo

The $85 prix fixe at Figo features selections like fig ricotta and zucchini fritters to start, followed by salad or crudo, mains including truffle topped pizzas, pastas and steaks, and dessert.

Address: 295 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @figotoronto

Frings

The indulgent New Year’s Eve menu at Frings boasts wagyu beef carpaccio, squash ravioli with butter poached lobster, miso caramelized black cod, and a sirloin steak with black truffles.

Address: 455 King Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @fringstoronto

George Restaurant

Executive Chef Lorenzo Loseto presents this five-course tasting menu for $150 per person. The parade of courses will include dishes like tuna tartare, squash soup with crab fritters, bison cheek with white cheddar grits, chili chocolate tart and more.

Address: 111C Queen Street East, Toronto
Instagram: @georgeonqueen

Her Father’s Cider

Book a table at this cider bar in Harbord Village for a five-course tasting dinner for $75, or $120 complete with cider pairings. Seatings available between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

Address: 119 Harbord Street, Toronto
Instagram: @hfciderbar

Kasa Moto

Ring in the New Year with a family-style Izakaya dinner priced at $120 per person complete with complimentary champagne at this Japanese restaurant in Yorkville. Highlights include Wagyu beef carpaccio, rock shrimp tempura and whole grilled sea bass.

Address: 115 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @kasa_moto

La Societe


The French restaurant in Yorkville will be offering a la carte offerings until 7:30 pm and a three-course prix fixe afterward for $95. Vegetarian menu options are available. Highlights on the menu include a Beef Wellington and Lobster Thermidor.

Address: 131 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @LaSocieteTO

Lavelle

New Year’s Eve at this rooftop restaurant is a Black & White Affair. Table reservations from 8 pm on can enjoy a ten-course tasting menu for $165 then opt for bottle service packages to ring in the new year.

Address: 627 King Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @chezlavelle

Lena

Feast and fiesta this NYE at the newest addition to the O&B family of restaurants. A $90 prix fixe is available and will showcase a selection of Latin-inspired plates.

Address: 176 Yonge Street, Toronto
Instagram: @lenarestaurante

Libretto

All four Libretto locations are open on NYE and serving up a $29 menu featuring a choice of arugula, caprese or kale salad, any pizza, any dessert, and a glass of Prosecco.

Address: 21 Ossington Avenue, Toronto; 550 Danforth Avenue, Toronto; 155 University Avenue, Toronto; 545 King Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @pizzalibretto

Lisa Marie

The Queen West restaurant is taking resos’ for its NYE celebration. The special a la carte menu will feature favourites like hot chicken, steak, and kung pow cauliflower. Meanwhile, DJ Carl Allen will be spinning tunes into the new year. No cover or ticket required.

Address: 638 Queen Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @barlisamarie

Macho Radio Bar

Tickets to Juan’s House Party at this Tex Mex bar in CityPlace are $20. Included with admission; a night of DJs, snacks, cocktails, and bubbles. Expect the vibe to be cantina-meets-tailgate party.

Address: 92 Fort York Boulevard, Toronto
Instagram: @machoradiobar

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Maple Leaf Tavern

Chef Jesse Vallins has created a shareable menu for NYE2017 featuring canape platters, grilled ribeye with red wine sauce, wood-grilled suckling pig and more. The family-style feast is priced at $65 per person and includes a starter, main and dessert, plus optional black truffle risotto (+$20 per person) and whole oxtail brioche (pre-order only, serves four).

Address: 955 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
Instagram: @mapleleaftavern

Mascot Brewery

Mascot Brewery and Odd Thomas merge for NYE to offer two floors of dining and partying. On the ground floor, enjoy a four-course prix fixe dinner featuring highlights like triple-A steaks and potato fennel risotto with craft beers and cocktails. Upstairs expect a wild dance party with drinks flowing and beats bumping.
Address: 31 Mercer Street, Toronto,
Instagram: @mascotbrewery

Mata Petisco Bar

The Brazilan snack bar in Parkdale rings in the new year with a five-course tasting menu for $60.

Address: 1690 Queen Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @matabarto

Miku

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Ring in the new year with Miku’s five-course New Year’s Eve menu featuring a selection of sashimi, surf and turf entrée, famous Aburi sushi, and a matcha s’more to finish. Dinner is priced at $140 per person or +$50 with optional sake pairing.

Address: 105-10 Bay Street, Toronto
Instagram: @mikutoronto

Montecito

Enjoy three or more selections from the a la carte menu for $75 at this Entertainment District restaurant. Dinner is served from 5 pm, while a late night party kicks off at 10 pm.

Address: 299 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @montecito_to

Nota Bene

Ring in the new year with snacks, four-courses, and truffles from Chef David Lee. The celebratory tasting menu is priced at $115 per person with optional wine pairings available for $55 more.

Address: 180 Queen Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @notabenetoronto

Patria

The Spanish restaurant and tapas specialist will be serving a la carte selection until 7:30 pm followed by a choice of three- and four-course menus afterward priced at $70 and $85 respectively. Vegetarian options available.

Address: 478 King Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @patriato

Planta

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Go plant-based this NYE with this meatless menu featuring Asian pear tartare, seared hearts of palm scallops and gourmet dessert platter hand-picked by Chef David Lee. Dinner will be served family-style and priced at $55 per person.

Address: 1221 Bay Street, Toronto
Instagram: @plantatoronto

R&D

The modern Chinese restaurant has added some special a la carte offerings to the menu this NYE. Priced a la carte, selections include foie gras PB&J, peaking cornish hen with white truffle fried rice, and a cardamom-spiced lava cake for dessert.

Address: 241 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @rdspadina

Real Mo-Mo’s

Vegan and gluten-free options are available on the $49 NYE menu at this east end restaurant. Look forward to an amuse bouche to start followed by a choice of starters, soup, entrees, and dessert. 

Address: 51 Colborne Street, Toronto
Instagram: @realmomos

Rock ‘n’ Horse Saloon

Get rowdy this NYE at this country western bar celebrating the Nashville way. Heels, hats, and boots are welcome! VIP drinks and dinner packages start at $35 inclusive of bubbles, apps, entrees and dessert OR a shot. Plus expect bull-riding, DJs and dancing.
Address: 250 Adelaide Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @rocknhorseto

Smoke Signals BBQ

This smokehouse on Dundas West sill be serving up a Carolina cook out style prix fixe for $55 on NYW including a glass of bubs. Expect a South Carolina-style whole hog with sides like ham hocks and collards, Brunswick stew and red rice.

Address: 1242 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @smokesignalsbarbecue

Track & Field Bar

The good folks at this College Street bar are of the opinion that 2016 “was a flaming pile of garbage.” Who can blame them. The NYW jam happening here is aptly titled FUCK YOU 2016 featuring RIP 2016 countdown, free daiquiri toast at midnight, double DJ dance party, fancy champagne giveaways, cocktails on tap, free bocce and shuffleboard, and selfies with very special guest, Harambe. Tickets are $20.

Address: 860 College Street, Toronto
Instagram: @trackandfieldbar

Weslodge

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Ever want to spend New Year’s in an ultra-luxe hunting lodge. Book a table at this King West restaurant to take advantage of a three-course prix fixe for $75 (vegetarian options available). On the menu, choices of beef tartare, butter poached lobster, American Wagyu rib and more.

Address: 478 King Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @weslodge

Is your Toronto restaurant offering a special menu this New Year’s Eve? Send details to [email protected]

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Liora Ipsum
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