11 restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in Toronto this year

Sep 30 2018, 5:26 pm

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, turkeys are beginning to sell out at supermarkets around Canada. But for those who want to skip the mess of making their own cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, Toronto has a bunch of amazing restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Here are some of the Toronto restaurants giving Canadians the best festive dinners this long holiday weekend.

Casa Loma

Experience Casa Loma’s annual Thanksgiving brunch. There are so many options on the table that guests won’t know where to start. There’s an ocean raw bar filled with prawns, crab claws, and clams; a pasta selection including butternut squash and short rib ragu; and more traditional Thanksgiving choices like turkey with buttermilk gravy and prime striploin. These are only the tip of the iceberg.

When: October 7
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
Price: $75 per person; $55 for children 4-13

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Cafe Boulud

Cafe Boulud has three Thanksgiving meals to choose from, whether you prefer a Sunday brunch or a Thanksgiving dinner. The three-course dinner includes entree selections like turkey with a bourbon smoked bacon stuffing and Ontario beef short ribs braised in red wine. And other parts of the set menu include foie gras, seared scallops in butternut squash, apple tart tatin, and pumpkin pecan pie.  

When: October 7, 11 am to 2:30 pm and 5 pm to 10 pm; October 8, noon to 10 pm
Where: 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Price: $52 per person on October 7 brunch; $85 per person on October 7 dinner; $95 per person on October 8

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Momofuku Kojin

Kojin is the new Momofuku restaurant which replaced Daishō and Shōtō earlier this year. But just because Daishō has left, doesn’t mean that Momofuku’s annual Thanksgiving dinner is leaving too. On October 7, the Toronto chapter of Momofuku is serving a three-course, family-style, chef’s tasting menu which includes roasted duck, corn flatbread, and sweet potato pie.

When: October 7, 5 pm
Where: 190 University Avenue
Price: $85 per person

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The Drake

Get Stuffed is back! Spend Thanksgiving at one of the Drake’s various establishments including the Drake Hotel, Drake Commissary, or Drake One Fifty. If you’d prefer to dine from the comfort of your own home without the hassle, the Drake-style Thanksgiving is also available for pick-up and includes sliced smoked turkey, sweet potato pave, bacon-braised collards, and, of course, gravy and cranberry sauce

When: October 7, 6:30 pm; October 8, 6:30 pm
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West; Drake Commissary, 128 Sterling Road; Drake One Fifty, 150 York Street
Price: $38

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Globe Bistro

Globe Bistro is offering an amazing three-course, Prix Fixe menu on Thanksgiving Sunday. The dinner, which is also available for takeout, includes roasted, free-run, Ontario turkey; caramel pumpkin pie; sticky toffee pudding; and much more.

When: October 7
Where: 124 Danforth Avenue
Price: $39 per adult

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O&B Café Grill (Yonge & Front)

Skipping the Prix Fixie, Oliver & Bonacini is offering an a la carte menu this Thanksgiving. The handful of specials include a squash salad, a curried butternut squash soup, a roasted turkey breast dish, and a pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. Dig into some of O&B’s delicious roasted garlic mash, gravy, and cranberry sauce with your turkey too.

When: October 6 to 8, 5 pm
Where: O&B Café Grill, 33 Yonge Street, Toronto
Price: A la Carte menu.

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Tellers Bar

Inside the One King West Hotel, there’s a going to be a special Thanksgiving dinner this holiday weekend. The three-course feast is brought to you by Chef Angel Sevilla and includes a slow roasted turkey topped with a cinnamon stewed cranberry sauce, house-made turkey and sage gravy, and a whole lot of yummy vegetables. There’s also going to be ribeye steak with buttermilk mashed potatoes and a mushroom vegetarian option.

When: October 7 and 8
Where: 1 King Street West, Toronto
Price: $60

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Veloute

Veloute is offering a 10-person takeout menu for $312 or a dine-in set menu for $49 per person. The meal offers favourites like maple pumpkin soup; roasted Yukon gold potatoes with rosemary; turkey stuffed with cranberries, sultana raisins, and fresh herbs; and a ton of dessert.

When: Sunday, October 8 and 9
Where: 2343 Queen Street East, Toronto
Price: $49 per person

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Old Mill Toronto

If you’re not into set menus, why not try a whole buffet. Old Mill Toronto has a real Thanksgiving feast with unlimited carved Ontario turkey that’s topped with mulled cranberry sauce and bilet gravy. There’s also tons of seafood, local and imported cheeses, pastas, prime rib, and a lot more.

When: October 7 and 8
Where: 21 Old Mill Road
Price: $55 per adult; $22 per child; kids under five are free

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The Smith Brothers Steakhouse

Keeping it simple and sweet, the Smith Brothers are offering a wholesome, three-course dinner with sweet corn chowder, a roasted turkey platter with garlic mashed potatoes, all the toppings you could ever want, and a warm apple cobbler to finish. Join the Smiths on October 7 and 8 for some delicious turkey and all its trimmings.

When: October 7 and 8
Where: 880 Warden Avenue
Price: $35 per person

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Azure Restaurant

This Thanksgiving, Azure Restaurant is serving up a three-course dinner special, includes a herb and honey dijon roasted Turkey. Find yourself feasting under a canopy of glass with views of the Toronto cityscape.

When: Sunday, October 7 to Monday, October 8
Where: Azure Restaurant & Bar, InterContinental Toronto Centre, 225 Front St. West Toronto
Price: $49 per person

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