Start the holiday off right with a feast shared with family and friends. Here’s where to find festive Christmas Eve menus, buffets, and family style meals.
Celebrate Christmas Eve Italian style with a family-style seafood supper called Festa dei Sette Pesci (Feast of the Seven Fishes) on December 22. On the luxurious pescetarian menu ($95 per person) look forward to shrimp, antipasto and oysters, clam and scallop crudo, cured salmon, branzino puttanesca, and more.
Address: 49 Karl Fraser Road, North York
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for a four-course prix fixe menu ($80 per person). The feast opens with soup and salad followed by a choice of maple bourbon glazed turkey, pan roasted Arctic Char, braised beef short ribs or pasta in a porcini sauce. Decadent desserts include a choice of Frangelico hazelnut mousse or flourless mocha cake.
Address: 225 Front Street West, Toronto
The restaurant at the Four Seasons Toronto kicks off Christmas with a three-course prix menu for $95 per person. Among the selections, chestnut soup with brandy cream, seared foie gras, oysters, turkey, and more.
Address: 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Served December 23 and 24, Chef Kang serves up a festive and seasonal tasting menu ($115 per person) on Queen West.
Address: 746 Queen Street West, Toronto
Let Executive Chef Robert Mills and his EPIC brigade enchant you on Christmas Eve with a menu featuring selections of charcuterie, seared scallops, foie gras, roast turkey, slow cooked branzino, tenderloin with truffle mash, and chocolate cake with eggnog ice cream.
Address: 100 Front Street West, Toronto
Available now until December 24, this upscale Japanese restaurant is offering a five-course Holiday Kaiseki. On the menu, sashimi and specialty items from the raw bar and kitchen, slow roasted prime rib, sushi, and a matcha eclair for dessert.
Address: 10 Bay Street, unit 105, Toronto
Christmas Eve dinner at Daisho features a whole roasted duck feast for up to six people for $190. On the menu, a roast bird with eggplant with duck sausage, scallion pancakes, sauces, bibb lettuce, and mixed herbs. Reservations accepted until December 20.
Address: 190 University Avenue, Toronto
The Old Mill is offering a buffet for brunch ($44.95 per person) and dinner ($49.95 per person) on Christmas Eve. Expect traditional favourites like carved turkey and beef, baked ham, seafood specialties, and a cornucopia of salads, cheese, pasta, fish dishes, desserts, and more.
Address: 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto
The restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton is serving a four-course dinner ($109 per person) featuring holiday favourites on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Address: 181 Wellington Street West, Toronto
Spend Christmas Eve at this AYCE holiday buffet ($69 per adult or $35 for children ages 5-12) where the spread includes items like lobster bisque with brandy cream, salads, smoked salmon, cheeses, artisanal bread, turkey with all the trimmings, pasta, salmon, assorted sweets and so much more.
Address:145 Richmond Street West, Toronto
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