The top 25 restaurants for New Year's dinner in Toronto
The top restaurants for New Year's Eve dinner in Toronto aspire to send 2014 off with a bang. Reservations are advised, regardless of whether you plan to herald 2015 with a celebratory meal, or just count on it as fuel for an evening of partying ahead.
Here are my top picks of restaurants for New Year's dinner in Toronto.
Drake One Fifty
Choose from two indulgent prix fixe menus on offer this New Year's, including a four course dinner for $75 per person, or, a six course feast for $125 per person. Dinners come with a glass of sparkling wine and from 7pm to 10pm enjoy live music before DJNaNa rings in the new year.
Skin & Bones
A multi-course NYE dinner for two, priced at $110, promises a 12oz rib eye along with grilled octopus starters and chocolate tarts for dessert. The optional pasta course (+$30) should not be overlooked - it's a chestnut mezzaluna with perigord truffles.
Ring in the New Year like the Romans with a special menu and Prosecco toast at midnight. Embracing a "more the merrier" approach, reservations are available throughout the entire restaurant, including the bar.
The multi-floor Momofuku complex will be abuzz on New Year's Eve with Daisho offering three- ($75) or four-course ($120) lucky dinners, while Shoto serves up a $200 tasting menu featuring 12 courses and a glass of bubbly. Drop-ins will be welcome at Noodle Bar where the a la carte menu and pre-ordered large format dinners will be the main event.
The Carbon Bar
Celebrate Electric Circus-style at Carbon Bar and party like it's 1999 - literally. Plan to ring in the new year with a late night seating booking between 10pm and 11pm for $75, or save by taking advantage of two earlier seatings; between 5pm and 6pm eat for $55, and from 7:30pm to 8:30pm for $65.
Ring in 2015 at this 54th-floor restaurant with a festive multi-course menu featuring highlights like rabbit and foie gras terrine, onion soup with bone marrow and coastal cannelloni. Dinner is priced at $150 per person, or $215-$240 with wine pairings.
A prix fixe for two featuring a bottle of sparkling wine, a dozen oysters and surf and turf menu is the main attraction at this tavern on Ossington. Expect dishes like braised beef short ribs, and lobster pierogi with black truffle hollandaise.
The County General
Book a table at the County General and take advantage of the stellar special menu priced at $75. Find five feature cocktails on offer along with 10 dishes including boudin noir, brisket poutine and jerk lobster tails.
Enjoy the regular a la carte menu at this contemporary Chinese restaurant on College or leave New Year's dinner up to the kitchen with a premium chef's menu on offer for $70 per person.
The New Year's Luau at this Richmond St. restaurant is billing a $45 pig roast followed by a party DJ'd by DJ Caff and special guests.
Toast 2015 with a glass of Perrier Jouet and a festive four-course. Priced at $109 with champagne (or $89 without), guests are invited to gather in the bar after dinner and watch the clock strike midnight with bubbles and cocktails in hand.
Celebrate in style with an $85 menu from Susur Lee starting with a lobster panna cotta amuse-bouche, followed by four courses including crab salad and coffee-marinated bison.
Home of the Brave
Kick off the new year with a tiki dinner and cocktails. $60 gets an app, an entree and a bevy, plus entry to the house party kicking off at 10pm featuring DJ brains4brkfst (otherwise $10).
Rose & Sons
Limited space is available for a fried chicken dinner with bubbly booze and sides of slaw, pickles and mac 'n' cheese at this Dupont eatery. Reservations are a must.
One ticket ($30) gets revellers access to two floors this New Year's when Mr. Flamingo and Bambi's join forces to party. For those that want to feast first, there will be two seatings available for dinner; four courses at 7pm for $40, and six courses for $80 at 9pm.
Celebrate New Year's Eve at this sparkling new Canadiana-themed restaurant on Ossington with a six-course menu priced at $75, including a complimentary glass of Blue Mountain bubbles. Add on wine parings for $40 more.
Three seatings (5:30pm, 7:30pm and 10pm) are available for a $79 four-course feast with extras like an amuse-bouche to start and pre-dessert macaroons included.
Ring in the new year like it's the roaring '20s at this Queen West party promising a night of Prohibition-era glamour. Tickets are $50 in advance, or $75 at the door.
East Thirty Six
Specials and a free bottle of Cava are on offer for NYE resos before 6:30pm, but the main event starts at 9pm when A Night in Paris kicks into gear for an evening of drinking, dancing, and dining with DJ AdamT and bottles of MoĂÂŤt & Chandon on for $100 from 10pm to close.
Rock 'n' Horse Saloon
Ring in the new year with a rootin' tootin' country party raring to go with an evening of food, champagne, bull riding and the big countdown.
Korean fried chicken platters are on the menu at Lisa Marie this New Year's Eve from 10pm. DJ Carl Allen will spin tunes for this no-cover party, but reservations are still advised.
Music and a photo booth will help make New Year's Eve memorable at this Junction eatery where a four-course prix fixe ($75) will be offered along with optional bevy parings for $20 more.
Ring in the New Year with a glass of Cava at Barsa Taberna, and eat your way through Chef Michael's exclusive blind tasting. The first seating between 5pm and 8pm offers a 10-course tapas menu for two for $65, while the coveted timeslot after 8:30pm is priced at $80.
Multiple locations of this chain of Mexican cantinas will offer a la carte menus along with a $32 three-course prix fixe meal including a glass of bubbly or the option upgrade with a flight of tequilas for only $10 more. Dinner reservations can be booked as late as 11pm at all three cantinas, while Queen West bar La Perla is open for a late night fiesta.
The Middle Eastern eatery on College says goodbye to 2014 with a four-course prix fixe for $70, or $130 with optional wine pairings. Expect selections like halloumi salad with pear, or lamb lollies with green harissa.
What did I miss? Leave your suggestions for New Year's Eve dinner in Toronto in the comments.
Photo of Rock 'N' Horse by Jesse Milns.
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