10 restaurants open on Christmas Eve in Toronto

Dec 19 2016, 2:05 pm

Christmas Eve in Toronto is a time for hitting the liquor store (or not), eating tourtiere, donning ugly sweaters, and then settling down for the statutory day off.

For those that would rather go out, here’s where to eat dinner on Christmas Eve in Toronto.

AAA Public House

The east side pub opens at 5 pm for a little pre-Christmas fun on Saturday, December 24. The neighbourhood local will be offering $3 shots of tequila, Fireball and Polar Bear, $5 egg nog-spiked with rum, AND screening movies like Christmas Vacation and Scrooged.

Address: 598 Gerrard Street East, Toronto
Instagram: @tripleabar

Cafe Boulud

Start the holidays off right with Christmas Eve dinner in Yorkville. Served on Saturday, December 24 from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm, look forward to a three-course prix fixe menu for $95 per person.
Address: 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @cafebouludto


The restaurant on Queen West is offering a four-course dinner on Christmas Eve for $85 per person. On the menu, selections like raw wagyu beef with black garlic, dungeness crab with barley miso, foie gras with apples and walnut, lobster, beef ribeye, duck… are you drooling yet?
Address: 746 Queen Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @canisrestaurant


Parties of two to ten partake in a family-style feast at Momofuku’s second-floor restaurant. For $75 per person, enjoy dinner rolls, chicken buns, roasted carrot salad, smoked pork ham, brussel sprouts, stuffing, pomme puree, and apple cobbler for dessert.

Address: 190 University Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @momolongplay

The Dirty Bird

Chicken and waffles on Christmas Eve? Yes Please. The location in Kensington Market is open until 10 pm, while The Annex outpost will be slinging chicken until 1 am.

Address: 79 Kensington Avenue, Toronto; 527 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Instagram: @dirtybirdto

Hapa Izakaya

Celebrate Christmas Eve for a good cause at this Japanese pub on College Street. The first 75 guests through the doors get a free gift, there’s a special $35 omakase menu AND food profits from the evening will go towards the Children’s Aid Foundation.

Address: 190 University Avenue, Toronto
Instagram: @hapatoronto

Kinton Ramen

It’s business per usual on Christmas Eve at all locations of this popular ramen chain. Slurp on.

Address: 51 Baldwin Street, Toronto; 668 Bloor Street West, Toronto; 402 Queen Street West, Toronto; 5165 Yonge Street, Toronto; 396 Church Street, Toronto
Instagram: @kintonramen


The four-course chef’s tasting menu is available on Christmas Eve at this Japanese restaurant on the waterfront. Enjoy a parade of aburi sushi, fresh seafood, buche de noël, and more.

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

The Peasant Table

Fill up on antipasto, carpaccio, salads, pizza, pasta and more on Christmas Eve at this cozy east-side restaurant.

Address: 782 Queen Street East, Toronto
Instagram: @thepeasanttable

Thoroughbred Food & Drink

Let the holidays begin at this restaurant conveniently located directly across from Scotiabank Theatre. Go for cocktails, oysters and fried chicken.

Address: 304 Richmond Street, Toronto
Instagram: @_thorough_

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