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15 restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in Toronto

Thanksgiving is fast approaching which means for most of us that a big home-cooked feast is in the cards. Of course, if you're not a whiz in the kitchen, or say live in a condo with mini amenities then the thought of cooking a turkey dinner complete with stuffing, candied yams and pie might just be an overwhelming undertaking. Thankfully, plenty of Toronto restaurants will be serving up festive meals or will even do the cooking for you for delivery or pick-up.

Here are my top picks for Thanksgiving dinner in Toronto.

See also: The best places to buy Thanksgiving turkey in Toronto.

THANKSGIVING FEASTS

The Bristol
The cozy English pub at Queen and Dovercourt hosts Thanksgiving dinner over two nights on Sunday, October 12 and Monday, October 13. The festive $25 prix fixe starts with a cauliflower, red onion, and roasted chestnut tart and squash soup followed by a choice of traditional roast turkey, tandoori turkey or tofurkey with all the fixin's. For dessert finish up with a slice of vanilla pie with pumpkin pie ice cream, or a smoked apple, cranberry, walnut crumble with custard.

The Drake Hotel
Get stuffed at the Drake Hotel on Sunday, October 12 at 6pm with a turkey dinner complete with mashed potatoes, buttered beans and carrots, maple glazed squash, wild rice stuffing, gravy, crab apple and cranberry sauce. Priced at $30 per guest, dinner also includes a 5oz glass of Drake Starving Artist Chardonnay or Cabernet and a wedge of pumpkin pie with vanilla whipped cream. Reserve your spot before October 10th.

Smith Brothers Steakhouse
The three course dinner priced at $29 at this Scarborough steakhouse is being billed as a way to experience all of the joy with none of the work. The festive dinner starts with a steaming bowl of sweet corn chowder plus a roast turkey platter with stuffing, butternut squash, mashed potatoes, pan gravy and cranberry sauce. Be sure to leave room for cinnamon apple cobbler.

Sneaky Dees
Just $15.95 will buy you a turkey dinner with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and dinner roll. Add on a slice of pumpkin pie for $2.95 hours or a pumpkin cupcake for $2.50. Served Sunday, October 12 after 4pm and all day on Monday, October 13.

Momofuku Daisho
Daisho celebrates Thanksgiving on Sunday, October 12 with a special menu featuring a choice of apps, roasted turkey or halibut with side dishes and dessert for the table like brussel sprouts, green bean casserole, stuffing, pomme purée and carrot cheesecake.

Cafe Boulud
Thanksgiving at the Four Seasons Hotel spans from 5:30pm to 10pm on Sunday, October 12, and from noon until 10pm on Monday October 13. The three course prix fixe costs $85 per person and features choices like red kuri squash soup, lobster salad, pate en croute or seared foie gras to start, followed by a selection from seasonally-inspired mains like sweet corn agnolotti, roasted heritage turkey or grain crusted venison. Decadent dessert options include a warm chocolate coulant, hazelnut custard or pumpkin tart.

Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill
Both the Yonge and Front and Bayview Village locations will be offering Thanksgiving dinner from this weekend from October 11 to 13. Menus might vary but expect a proper turkey dinner with accompaniments like roasted acorn squash and brussel sprouts, whipped potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce, or seasonal veg-friendly alternatives like parsnip and roast chestnut ravioli.

Colette
The Parisian bistro at the base of the Thompson Hotel gets festive at brunch on Sunday October 12th from 10am to 5pm. The harvest-themed brunch buffet will feature an array of seasonal offerings and Thanksgiving favourites.

Destingo
The Italian restaurant on West Queen West will offer a hearty three-course Thanksgiving meal for $29. Kicking off with butternut squash soup, dinner also includes roasted turkey and cranberry sauce, completed with a slice of pumpkin pie.

Asada
The Mexican grill gives thanks to its St. Clair West community and all its fans with the first annual turkey burrito giveaway. Stop in from noon to 4pm on Monday, October 13 while quantities last for a free festive turkey burrito.

TAKE HOME TURKEY DINNERS

Barque
Pick up Thanksgiving dinner for the whole family at this smokehouse on Roncy where herb and lemon rubbed smoked turkeys are sold $12 per pound. Sides and salads to serve five priced at $30 each include choices like green peppercorn gravy, orange-spiked cranberry chutney, herbed mashed potatoes, maple glazed sweet potatoes, honey glazed carrots and turnips, green been salad, cornbread stuffing or roasted brussel sprouts.

Globe Bistro
The Danforth restaurant is a great destination for Thanksgiving weekend thanks to a $35 three-course turkey dinner prix fixe and $10 kids menu available on Saturday and Sunday dinner. Those that want to enjoy the holiday at home can pick up a whole roasted bird with stuffing, gravy and cranberries for $100. Lots of extras are available too, just inquire.

All the Best Fine Foods
The specialty food shop makes ordering Thanksgiving diner easy with a catered feasts packed in oven-ready containers available Saturday and Sunday for pick-up at both locations or free local delivery. Priced $24.95 per serving, each order includes herb roasted free range turkey with gravy, stuffing, brussel sprouts, squash purée, buttermilk mashed potatoes and cranberry orange compote. Orders must be in by October 8th.

Hogtown Smoke
The Queen East smokehouse has 80 smoked turkeys (12-18 lbs.) priced at $7 per pound. Available for pre order, these holiday birds come complete with apple cranberry stuffing, scratch gravy, and a cranberry chipotle "drenching" sauce. Pick up times are available Friday through Monday and just need to be reheated and served.

Yam Chops
The vegan butcher in Little Italy is offering a Thanksgiving dinner package for $29.95 that comes with wild rice and cranberry soup, butternut squash steak with caramelized onions and chimichurri sauce, sage thyme stuffing with apple and pecan, garlic potato mash with shiitake miso gravy, red cabbage, fennel and orange slaw pumpkin spiced black bean brownies. Advance orders required by Thursday, October 9 for pick up on Saturday, October 11 or Sunday, October 12.

BONUS

The Fairmont Royal York
Thanksgiving-to-go is also on offer from Executive Chef Collin Thornton and the award-winning culinary team at this historic hotel. Complete meals for four (or eight) start at $195 and feature maple roasted butternut squash and sweet potato bisque, free range turkey, onion sage stuffing, pan gravy, cranberry sauce, herb roasted château potatoes, a medley of root vegetables and homestyle pumpkin tarts with whipped molasses cream.

What did I miss? Add more spots for Thanksgiving dinner in the comments.


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