Christmas Dinner 2010 - Toronto Downtown
My husband and I are new to Toronto and always eat out on Xmas Day. I want to know if you think the Royal York is worth the hype and $$$ or are there other alternatives that you suggest.
We want to be as central as possible.
Thanks so much!
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Another great option would be Annona at the Park Hyatt Hotel at Bloor and Avenue Road. The food and service is always impeccable. We've been many times for both Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. The atmosphere is very warm and not pretentious.
Toronto, ON, Toronto, ON , CA
For Christmas dinner I have to admit I am a fan of the Royal York.
We had dinner in the Imperial Room on Christmas two years ago with my son and I am absolutely thinking of doing it again. It is very reminiscent of Christmas for me (but then my Mom worked for CP). The place is decked out in full force with Christmas decorations, to me no one does Christmas decor quite like the Royal York. The trees are always beautiful!
Over all a good buffet selection and excellent quality. It is even better if you have kids for the Imperial Room buffet since they have a kids buffet and cookies that they can decorate. They also have Santa going around table to table with gifts and Scrooge doing balloon animals.
If you are looking for something quieter you can always try EPIC, I know they do a special dinner there as well. Price of the dinner (I believe) includes valet parking.
Have others had good experiences with Lai Wah Heen recently? Went there a few weeks ago for the first time and was disappointed with the quality of the food. Seemed as though we were primarily paying for the decor + service.
Lai Wah Heen
108 Chestnut St, Toronto, ON M5G 1R3, CA