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The top 27 restaurants for New Year's dinner in Toronto

New Year's dinner in Toronto is an opportunity to welcome 2016 in style. The range of options is as diverse as our local cuisine, with everything from fine dining to tapas-style eats on offer. If you're not up for the club vibe on New Year's eve, a sit-down meal could be exactly the right way to get prepared to sing Auld Lang Syne.

Here are my picks for restaurants serving New Year's dinner in Toronto.

Annette Food Market
This cozy restaurant in The Junction is offering a celebratory four-course menu with a glass of Champagne for $75. Seatings available at 6 p.m., 8 p.m., and 10 p.m..

Barsa Taberna
Raise a glass of Cava at this Spanish tapas bar in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. Flamenco guitarist Benjamin Barille will provide the background music for a nine-course tasting menu ($85) featuring a pintxos tasting, beef cheek raviolo, and more. Seatings available at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., followed by a dance party after 11 p.m.

Boralia
Ring in the new year at this Ossington restaurant with a four-course menu ($75) featuring black cod, foie gras, 30-day dry aged beef, and chocolate.

Cafe Boulud
This recently revamped Yorkville restaurant kicks off celebrations with a three-course prix fixe menu offered from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for $85, while a later seating features a four course prix fixe for $135 with champagne toast.

Canoe
The New Year's Eve prix fixe menu at this 54th floor restaurant features selections like lobster carpaccio, Québec foie gras, and sticky toffee pudding for $155 per person or $235 with wine pairings.

The Carbon Bar
Enjoy a family-style pit master feast opening with seafood platter and BBQ pork Ssam. The early bird seating is priced at $59 per person, while a snack packed second seating costs $79, and the NYE seating includes Mumm Napa Sparkling at midnight for $99.

Dailo
New Years at this College Street restaurant is a truffle-laced affair priced at $75 per person (+$50 with wine pairings). The menu boasts options like shrimp toast with foie gras, General Tso sweetbreads with Chinese truffles, Singapore chili lobster and aged ribeye steaks.

Daishō
The Momofuku restaurant on the second floor is offering an early three course menu from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. for $75 per person. Or, book a table from 8:15 on to enjoy a four course menu for $125 including midnight toast.

District Oven
The Middle Eastern restaurant on College curates an eight course sharing menu featuring grilled calamari, harissa pizza, and braised lamb for $55 per guest (+$35 with wine pairings). A vegan menu available too.

The Drake Hotel
All The Glitters at this West Queen West hotel entails a a party ($45 general admission) preceded by an early seating featuring a three-course dinner for $75, or a later four-course dinner priced at $125 per person.

Drake One Fifty
This restaurant in the Financial District hosts the Ultimate Throwback Thursday featuring an old school menu and post-dinner Motown party. A four course seated dinner is $75 until 7 p.m., while a six course menu features selections like oysters Rockefeller, crab cacio e pepe, and lobster thermidor after 8:30 p.m..

The Emerson
This restaurant in Bloordale Village is offering a four-course dinner for $50 complete with bubbles and music this New Year's eve.

Enoteca Ascari 26
Celebrate the new year with a $59 prix fixe menu featuring selections like like arancini, carpaccio, lobster risotto and more.

Enoteca Sociale
Groups of four or more can take advantage of family-style feasts priced at $45 or $60 per person at this Dundas West restaurant.

Frings
The Susur Lee and Drake collab is offering a six-course menu to an early seating, but after 9 p.m. tickets are $375 for a seven-course menu (PDF) starting with shigoku oysters and caviar plus of progression of dishes including yellow fin tuna crudo, lump crab cakes, and a prime New York striploin.

George
Executive chef Lorenzo Loseto presents a five-course tasting menu ($150) with optional wine pairings selected by George's expert sommeliers.

Lisa Marie
This restaurant on Queen West is doing its annual Lobsterzilla on NYE. The dish features whole lobster served in miki noodles ginger sauce with crispy leeks and fried egg. Also on the menu, mini smoke boards loaded with brisket, ribs, and smoked turkey.

Loka
Book a table at this Queen West restaurant to enjoy a five-course dinner priced at $75. Two seatings available, one at 6 p.m. and one at 9 p.m..

Mata
Ring in the new year at this Latin American petisco bar in Parkdale where a prix fixe menu featuring five course and a half bottle of wine is priced at $65 per person.

Nikai
Ring in NYE with family style meals with groups of six to 15 at the Momofuku cocktail bar. Choose from multi-course menus featuring bo ssäm ($65 per person), brisket ($75 per person), or rib roast ($95 per person). Reserve by December 28.

Ovest
The Italian restaurant on King West offers the option to dine off the a la carte menu or select from a five-course set menu including a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for $110.

Parcae
Dinner, cocktails and a party are all happening at this restaurant in the Templar Hotel. The event is dubbed Bathtub Gin. Book a table at 7 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. to enjoy a seven course tasting menu with bubbly for $90.

Patois
This Chinese-Jamaican restaurant on Dundas West partners up with Smoke Signals BBQ for an NYE pig roast priced at $65 per person. Look forward to drink specials every hour, DJ Shai spinning reggae and dancehall, and a glass of bubbly at countdown.

Shōtō
Reserve now for a 12-course tasting menu complete with sparkling wine at Momofuku's top tier restaurant. Priced at $200 per guest.

Thoroughbred
Celebrate NYE at this restaurant in the heart of the club district. Choose from $50 and $70 dinner menus then stay for a disco dance party.

Valdez
Celebrate New Year's Eve with feasts priced at $50 and $65 per person at this multi-level King West restaurant. Choose from meaty or veg menus served family style.

Via Vai
The Italian restaurant on Bay teams up with Moet Ice and Moet Chandon to host a Black & White Dinner & Masquerade featuring music by La Haute Society and a four-course tasting menu by chef Joe Friday. Diner is priced at $75 per person or $115 per person with a 375 ml bottle of Moet.

What did I miss? Add suggestions for New Year's dinner in Toronto in the comments.


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