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Oct 3, 2011 11:41 AM

Thanksgiving Dinner Options?

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!


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  1. 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.

    1. 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

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

      2. Globe Bistro and Earth have a 3 course Thanksgiving dinner. Details are on the website 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

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

          1. re: foodyDudey

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

            1. re: freelancer

              All the Best also offers take-home Thanksgiving solutions.


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

              1. re: prima

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

                1. re: foodyDudey

                  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: magic

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

                      1. re: freelancer

                        Yeah you did well on this thread : )


                    2. re: freelancer

                      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

                        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.

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