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Sep 7, 2009 10:34 AM

Restaurants Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Any restaurants open on Christmas Day? Would hotel dining rooms be open with regular menu or special Christmas Dinner?

How about Boxing Day?


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  1. I think hotels are your best bet. Places like the Palliser, Westin.

      1. re: Bryn

        Sorry. Downtown Vancouver (Burrard, Robson, Georgia, Alberni, etc.)

        1. re: DonP

          Hotels Yes.

          Restaurants almost all Indian, some Japanese and Chinese.

      2. I would try the Bacchus and the Four Seasons as they both have great restaurants.

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        1. re: selena03

          I second the Four Seasons for Christmas Day, as well as perhaps Sutton Place, but Yew's kitchen (FS) is much better IMO. Many restaurants will be open Boxing Day to cater to the after shopping crowd. Is there something in particular that you are looking for?

          1. re: sf toronto

            Just a nice restaurant with menu choices available. Did the YEW at Four Seasons replace Chartwells?

            1. re: DonP

              Do you remember the large, dated restaurant across from Chartwell's? Where they used to serve breakfast, tea, and the occasional buffet etc? That's what was renovated and is now called Yew. The Chartwell's space is still there, although the restaurant is closed.

              Yew is much more modern than Chartwell's. The designers have balanced warmth (fire, old growth maple, stone) with glass and super high ceilings. It's a really inviting space.

              I've never known Yew to offer anything but menu service, so if you're looking for an a la carte xmas dinner, you may be in luck. I'd call and ask. I'm sure they'd be more than willing to help you out.

              Btw, if you're a large group, they have this glass fishbowl smack dab in the centre of the entire restaurant. There's a really interesting wine rack that is suspended in there, but I'd check it out before you opt to sit in there. To be honest, the room is lovely to look at, but I'm not sure that it's appealing to be in the fishbowl and on display for the rest of the patrons!

        2. The Sutton Place Hotel (Cafe Fleuri) does a set meal on Christmas Day (with the brunch buffet in the morning if I remember recorrectly, but regular menu on Boxing Day.