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Thanksgiving Dinner Options?

freelancer Oct 3, 2011 11:41 AM

I'm new to the city and away from home for Thanksgiving... Are there any places that serve either a) an amazing Thanksgiving dinner or b) inventive spins on Thanksgiving dinner? It doesn't need to be traditional but I'd definitely like to do something.

At the least, a place to pick up a nice dinner? Preferably in the downtown or Midtown area!


  1. j
    joanmcarthur Oct 5, 2011 01:52 PM

    Even better, here you go.
    Allens is serving Thanksgiving dinner, here are all the details, including the menu.

    1. j
      joanmcarthur Oct 5, 2011 01:50 PM

      Allens on the Danforth usually serves Thanksgiving dinner (excellent, too). But check to be sure....

      1. f
        fryerlover Oct 5, 2011 09:07 AM

        I have not been to Casa Mendoza, however saw a sign outside saying they were offering Thanksgiving dinner. Not sure of the day or menu so you might want to call and check.


        1. foodyDudey Oct 4, 2011 05:14 AM

          Globe Bistro and Earth have a 3 course Thanksgiving dinner. Details are on the website http://www.globebistro.com/ and I have pasted them below:

          Thanksgiving Dinner 2011
          Prix Fixe


          Curried Celery & Northern Orchards Apple Soup
          Naan crisps, smoked sultanas, cumin seeds
          Autumn Vegetable Salad
          Romaine hearts, heirloom carrot, spiced pumpkin seed vinaigrette


          Roasted Free Run Ontario Turkey
          Sage & pearl barley risotto, red fife pear stuffing, green beans, smoked bacon gravy
          Harvest Vegetable Orecchiette
          Roasted squash, broccoli, grana padano, espelette chili oil

          Niagara Peach & Apple Crumble
          Smoked walnut streusel, black cardamom anglaise
          Local “Pumpkin Pie” Tart
          Vanilla Chantilly, late harvest Riesling cranberry preserve.


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          1. re: foodyDudey
            TorontoJo Oct 4, 2011 05:17 AM

            But just a note that Globe is not actually serving their Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving day -- they are closed on Monday.

            1. re: foodyDudey
              freelancer Oct 5, 2011 07:57 AM

              Thanks FoodyDudey! That sounds good, I'll probably head there. Any other good options?

              1. re: freelancer
                prima Oct 5, 2011 08:02 AM

                All the Best also offers take-home Thanksgiving solutions.


                All The Best Fine Foods
                1099 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

                1. re: prima
                  freelancer Oct 6, 2011 07:48 AM

                  I totally thought about that as well. Looks like a great menu but I missed the free pie option haha.

                2. re: freelancer
                  foodyDudey Oct 5, 2011 05:34 PM

                  Sure, check out this article for some good other ideas. :-)http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2011/...

                  1. re: foodyDudey
                    freelancer Oct 6, 2011 07:47 AM

                    Hurray!! That's the type of article I was looking for. THANKS! I find it so hard to decide though with all the options - esp not knowing what will be good,. If you had to choose between Globe, Allens, Globe, Czecoski, Harbord Room or Edward Levesque's Kitchen, which would you go with?

                    1. re: freelancer
                      magic Oct 6, 2011 07:51 AM

                      Not sure if you saw this article....


                      1. re: magic
                        freelancer Oct 6, 2011 08:00 AM

                        Didn't see that either, thanks Magic! Love Torontonians...!

                        1. re: freelancer
                          magic Oct 6, 2011 08:03 AM

                          Yeah you did well on this thread : )


                      2. re: freelancer
                        JennaBean Oct 6, 2011 07:54 AM

                        1. Globe
                        2. Harbour Room
                        3. Edward Levesque

                        I really don't like Allen's and I haven't had good food at Czecoski in forever.

                        Edward Levesque's
                        1290 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L1C4, CA

                        1. re: JennaBean
                          freelancer Oct 6, 2011 08:01 AM

                          JennaBean, thanks for the ranking! I haven't been to any of the places so your opinion helps. Globe Menu looks great... I'd llike to see the Harbour Room menu. The staff there looks "cool" though so might be an interesting experience too.

                3. TorontoJo Oct 3, 2011 12:39 PM

                  The hotels always have Thanksgiving dinner going. I would look at Studio Cafe in the Four Seasons:


                  If you'd like carry out, order from Summerhill Market. Their thanksgiving dinner is excellent!


                  Summerhill Market
                  446 Summerhill Ave, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

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                  1. re: TorontoJo
                    freelancer Oct 3, 2011 12:44 PM

                    Thanks Jo, you're the best as always! And also to Magic for the other suggestions too.

                  2. m
                    magic Oct 3, 2011 12:22 PM

                    I’m curious about downtown/midtown suggestions myself, but do not have any to offer :(

                    If you are up for a slight commute there is Teddy’s in Oshawa. They make delish Thanksgiving dinners every day of the year. Made-from-scratch pies too. Cozy, warm, lively atmosphere.

                    Sky Blue Sky (on Bloor near Bathurst) does a great Thanksgiving sandwich with stuffing and cranberry sauce. Sky Blue Sky sandwiches are also served at The Mad Bean coffee house (on Eglinton near Avenue Rd.) on weekdays.

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