christmas restaurants toronto

The top 30 restaurants open Christmas Day in Toronto

Restaurants open on Christmas Day in Toronto don't just include diners, hotels and Chinatown institutions. Whether you're in search of a festive feast or just want to enjoy the holiday without any fanfare, you've got options.

Here's a round-up of restaurants open on Christmas Day in Toronto for 2015.

The Drake Hotel
Festivus is happening December 24 and 25 at this West Queen West hotel and features holiday dinner for $30 complete with roast turkey, glazed ham and all the fixings. Call by December 21 to have them save you a seat.

Cafe Boulud
This Yorkville restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel is open from noon to 9 p.m. on Christmas Day offering a three-course prix fixe ($95) featuring options like roasted turkey or boeuf rossini.

Colette
The Parisian cafe at the Thompson Hotel celebrates Christmas with a lavish brunch buffet. Three seatings are available starting at 10 a.m..

Bosk
The restaurant at the Shangri La Hotel offers a three-course prix fixe menu for $85 per person, as well as the option to enjoy a Christmas tasting menu priced at $99 per person or $140 with wine pairings.

TOCA
The restaurant at the Ritz Carlton Hotel offers a four-course menu featuring a roasted turkey carving station.

One Restaurant
Mark McEwan's Yorkville restaurant is open regular hours throughout the holiday season, with a special Turkey dinner on offer on Christmas Day.

America
The restaurant on the 31st floor of the Trump Hotel is open regular hours and offering a festive à la carte dinner menu as well as a $49 holiday-themed buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Hollandaise Diner
Let this diner on The Danforth take care of breakfast on Christmas morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m..

Caplansky's
This College Street delicatessen is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., offering its regular menu of Jewish comfort foods and deli standards.

The Lakeview
The 24 hour diner on Dundas West will be serving up deep fried turkey dinner with all the fixings on Christmas Day and a portion of sales will go to support The Stop Community Food Centre.

Leslieville Pumps
As per usual, the general store on Queen Street East will be open 24 hours so you can get a big ol' breakfast sandwich before going home to unwrap presents.

Manic Coffee
You'll find the odd Tim Horton's and a Starbucks open here and there, but this indie coffee shop on College at Bathurst will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for those looking for a decent espresso.

Formocha
Get your bubble tea fix at this Eglinton Avenue West shop that's keeping Xmas hours between noon and 11 p.m..

Fran's
The chain of diners including the 24-hour location on College Street are reliably open on Christmas Day. A traditional turkey dinner for $26.95 is on offer starting December 23 and available while quantities last.

Thompson Diner
Regularly open around the clock, the diner at the Thompson Hotel is open on Xmas but will close a little early at 11 p.m.

United Bakers Dairy Restaurant
The regular menu of eggs, omelettes, sandwiches and fish dinners will available at this Jewish restaurant in North York between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Me Va Me
The Middle Eastern eatery on Queen West will be open for business and dishing out laffa on Christmas Day. The suburban outposts are open too but hours might vary.

The Emmet Ray
Need a cozy destination for after Christmas dinner? This bar on College is open 5 p.m to 2 a.m. every day of the year.

Korean Cowboy
The Korean snack bar at Yonge and Eglinton will be open from 11:30 a.m. until last call.

Roll Play
The board game bar and lounge at Yonge and Dundas is open Christmas Day from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will be hosting a party games night complete with cocktail specials.

Insomnia
This Annex staple is open from 8 p.m. until last call on Christmas Day should you need a drink after all that family time.

7 West
Christmas dinner will be served on both eve and day at this 24-hour restaurant near Yonge and Bloor.

Caffe Demetre
Multiple locations from the dessert cafe can be counted on to be open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Hapa Izakaya
Head to this Japanese pub on College Street for a festive free buffet dinner from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m..

Kingyo Izakaya
The izakaya in Cabbagetown is serving up spicy chicken wings, sushi, and udon bowls per usual on Christmas Day.

Kinka Izakaya
This lively Japanese restaurant on Bloor will be open for business as usual on Xmas.

Taste of China
Those that make a movie and Chinese food a Christmas tradition should beeline to Chinatown where this establishment will be among several open for business all day and late into the morning.

Rol San
Steamed buns, dumplings, spring rolls and more are all on the menu Christmas Day at this dim sum restaurant on Spadina.

Pho Pasteur
As always, this Vietnamese noodle house on Dundas West will be open 24 hours.

Dr. Laffa
This Kosher takeout counter that isn't observing the holiday anyway, but since Christmas Day falls on a Friday, expect the eatery to open at 11 a.m. and close up shop at 2:30 p.m. to observe the Sabbath.

What did I miss? Share the coffee shops and restaurants that you find open on Christmas Day in the comments. Photo from Cafe Boulud.


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