With Thanksgiving less than a week away, turkeys are beginning to sell out at supermarkets across town.
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.
Experience Casa Loma’s annual Thanksgiving brunch! With so many options on the table, you won’t know where to start. There’s an ocean raw bar swimming with prawns, crab claws, and clams; a pasta selection including lumachini and risotto; and more traditional Thanksgiving choices like turkey with buttermilk gravy and prime striploin. These are only the tip of the iceberg. Come hungry, and explore the castle post-feast to get to digesting, as your admission is included in the cost of the meal.
When: October 13
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace
Price: $75 per person; $55 for children 4-13
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 turducken, venison, scallops and sticky toffee pudding. If you opt for the brunch, you can anticipate Parisian steak tartare, croque madame, duck and waffle, and warm madeleines.
When: October 13, 10:30 am to 2:00 pm and 5 pm to 10 pm; October 14, noon to 10 pm
Where: 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Price: $57 per person on October 13 brunch; $64 per person on October 13 dinner; $85 per person on October 14
On October 13, the Toronto chapter of Momofuku is serving a family-style chef’s tasting menu. Featuring seasonal and local Ontario produce, meals will go for $99 per person. Anticipate peaches and corn salad with spicy peanut and watercress, platters of smoked pork sausage with pickled onions and mustard, grilled trout with preserved lemon, honeyed heirloom carrots, and apple crumble.
When: October 13, 5 pm
Where: 190 University Avenue
Price: $99 per person
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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 a whole smoked turkey, charred broccolini, sourdough stuffing, and spiced gravy.
When: October 14 from 5 pm
Where: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West; Drake Commissary, 128 Sterling Road; Drake One Fifty, 150 York Street
Gather with friends and family to enjoy a Turkey Day feast at one of the funniest spots in town. Brined Roast Turkey Breast with creamy mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, house-made spicy chorizo stuffing and sage gravy will be available for $25 on Thanksgiving weekend only. Plus, kids eat free on Thanksgiving Day with the purchase of any megabite. Reservations are highly encouraged, so be sure to call ahead!
When: October 12 to 14
Where: 580 Church Street
From celeriac and chestnut soup to a full-on roast turkey dinner served with all the fixings, this downtown spot will be dishing up a variety of Thanksgiving dinner specials from October 12 to 14. A three-course dinner will be available for $45, with a vegetarian three-course dinner for $40. Take some time to browse the menu before booking your table in advance.
When: October 12 t0 14 from 5 pm
Where: O&B Café Grill, 33 Yonge Street, Toronto
Price: $40 to $45
Serving a delicious three-course Thanksgiving Dinner in The Civic over the holiday weekend, this spot offers the perfect excuse to enjoy a gourmet Thanksgiving meal in the city without getting your hands dirty! To make reservations for the meal including slow roasted pastured turkey and pumpkin pie, email [email protected].
When: October 12 and 13 from 5:30 pm
Where: 106 Broadview Avenue
Earls Kitchen + Bar
Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or honestly just love turkey? It doesn’t matter the occasion: Earls Kitchen + Bar is offering a special that’ll suit your fancy. Turkey breast topped with airy bread pudding, fluffy mashed potatoes and caramelized brussels sprouts, are available in-house or via Skip the Dishes for $22. You can also snag pumpkin pie by the slice for $7.50, or whole for $28.
When: October 13 and 14
Where: 150 King Street West
Start your day with a Thanksgiving feast with a holiday brunch at the Omni King Edward! Taking place Sunday, October 13, the meal will be $75 for adults, $37.50 for children aged six to 12 and complimentary for children five and under. Expect eggs Benny, pumpkin french toast, smoked salmon, free-range turkey, beef wellington, butternut squash ravioli, and plenty of pie. Call 416-863-4125 or email [email protected] to save your seat at the table.
When: October 13
Where: 37 King Street East