Christmas Night Dinner
Anything open Christmas Night (Dec. 25) for dinner downtown?Preferably not Chinese (unless it's really, really good!).
List of restaurant open on X'mas day in downtown toronto from toronto star dated 22 Dec.
Fairmont Royal York, Front St. W., Toronto, 416-860-5050, http://www.fairmont.com. The Imperial Room offers a buffet at noon, 3 or 6:30 p.m that includes a Santa visit, Kids Korner and carollers for $99 ($49 for children aged 6 to 12). Epic has a festive five-course dinner at 4 or 4:30, and 7:30 or 8 p.m., with flamenco guitarist and Santa visit for $89 (children ages 6 to 12 are half-price). The hotel sells a "Turkey To Go" meal package.
Four Seasons Hotel, 21 Avenue Rd., Toronto, 416-963-6919, http://www.fourseasons.com. Avenue has a festive brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for $60. Studio Cafe has a three-course Christmas lunch and dinner for $55. Truffles offers a four-course table d'hote Christmas diner from 4 to 9 p.m. for $130. There is a "Turkey To Go" Christmas dinner package.
Fran's will be open 24 hours, serving a $22.99 turkey dinner, at two locations: 20 College St., Toronto, 416-923-9867; in the Panatages Suites Hotel building at 210 Victoria St., Toronto, 416-304-0085.
InterContinental Toronto, 220 Bloor St. W. (west of Avenue Rd.), 1-800-267-0010, http://www.toronto.intercontinental.com . Signatures restaurant features a lobster brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $45 and a four-course prix fix dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. for $48 (both are half-price for children).
Metropolitan Hotel Toronto, 108 Chestnut St., Toronto, 416-599-8000, http://www.metropolitan.com. Hemispheres Restaurant & Bistro has a five-course dinner for $60 from 4 until 10 p.m.
Dhaba, 309 King St. W., Toronto, 416-740-6622, will be open 5 to 10:30 p.m. serving Indian food.
Le Petit Liban, 580 Church St., Toronto, 416-963-2222, http://www.lepetitliban.com, will serve world fusion cuisine (including turkey) from 5 until 11 p.m.
Marché and Bakery, BCE Place, Toronto, 416-366-8986, will be open 7:30 a.m. until 2 a.m. Marché Take-Me, 305 York Mills Rd. (at Bayview Ave.), North York, 416-445-1555 will be open 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. Both will have the regular menu plus special Christmas fare, http://www.movenpickcanada.com.
Prime Time: The Ultimate Sports Bar & Grill, 234 Lakeshore Rd. E., Oakville, 905-338-0050, will be open from 8:30 p.m. until 2 a.m.
It's that time of the year again. We have historically gone to the Old Mill but are looking for something new - has anyone been to the Studio Cafe at the Four Seasons or the Intercontinental?
I went to Studio Cafe for the first time in the summer (for Summerlicious). This may or may not be reflective of their usual menu, but the meal I had was quite good. The best part was dessert - they had an awesome panna cotta with a lemon grass sauce that I loved.
Studio Cafe is great now and has been for years. Pretty room, professional service, good selection in food and wine. Reservations a must.
I went to Truffles (not Studio Cafe) on Dec 25th Christmas dinner. It was such an awesome meal ~ food and ambiance was just excellent. You may also want to consider that. It definitely requires reservations.