With seating always available, Toronto restaurants are cooking up New Years Eve meals to help you ring the bell in 2022
For last year’s New Years Eve, restaurants in Toronto were limited to take out and delivery. That hasn’t stopped them from creating special NYE menus, but this year you can dress up, sit down, and they’ll bring the food to your table. Restaurants have so far not been affected by the new capacity restrictions instituted in response to Omicron, so for those who are comfortable with dining inside – and have full proof of vaccination – there is plenty of places in Toronto offering New Years Eve meals to ring in 2022. But keep an eye on your reservation in case things change.
Here are a few restaurants in Toronto where you can enjoy prix fixe dinners (and a drink or two) on December 31st.
The mainstay of the Queen and Spadina bar and restaurant offers three-course meals with a glass of champagne to celebrate the New Year for $ 125. You can also purchase a ticket for $ 95 for the non-sparkling option.
334 Queen West – Reservations
Toronto’s must-see is still a must-see for the NYE, this year included. You can end the year at the Drake with a three-course meal, where you can choose from dishes like bison tartare, crispy duck, and caramel pudding. Meals cost $ 125 per person.
1150 Queen Ouest – Menu / Reservations
This St. Clair West location offers to celebrate 2022 with its holiday menu. You can choose between dishes like seared crab cake, wild mushroom ravioli, beef brisket and pistachio Paris-Brest with raspberry coulis for $ 54 per person.
779 St. Clair Ouest – Menu / Reservations
Sample Peruvian Japanese fusion dishes at this location’s immersive âForest of Hikariâ event. The restaurant will be transformed into a neon rainforest. Expect dishes like black cod aji, yellowtail nikkei sashimi, and wagyu strip loin. A welcome cocktail is also included, along with live entertainment and music. Early dinners are priced at $ 150 and late dinners are priced at $ 250.
161 Bay – Menu / Reservations
Kick off 2022 in the east end of the city with a five-course prix fixe menu. Meals include duck confit, burrata, confit tuna and more. Prices are $ 85 per person.
819 Gerrard Est – Menu / Reservations
For $ 115, you can have a four-course dinner and a glass of champagne to celebrate the New Year at this High Park restaurant. Advance seats at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. are also available for $ 95, without champagne. Each seat lasts two hours, with the exception of the 22 hour seat, which lasts three hours.
240 Annette – Reservations
Kick off the New Year at the psychedelic jungle-themed restaurant on Richmond and Duncan. Chef Nuit Regular has created a five-course surprise menu that includes starters, soup and salad to share and a main course where you can choose between chicken, beef, fish or vegan. The first two-hour seat costs $ 125 and the second seat costs $ 150 and includes a glass of champagne.
221 Richmond West – Reservations
Bloordale Village Restaurant offers a New Years Eve menu with dishes like siu mai shrimp, shiitake mushroom rice cake and yuzu cream.
1194 Bloor Ouest – Menu / Reservations
For $ 125, you can enjoy a five-course meal at either Byblos on December 31st. Expect dishes like roasted red beets, lamb chops, Cornish hen, and Baharat potato and ricotta gnocchi. You can also get a roast shoulder of lamb for two if you pre-order.
11 Duncan and 2537 Yonge – Downtown menu and reservations / Downtown menu and reservations
You can grab a four-course meal at Jen Agg’s hotspot in Dundas West for $ 85. Dishes include beef carpaccio, squash tortelli, lobster spaghetti and chocolate cake.
928 Dundas West – Menu / Reservations
From 7pm to 10pm in this brasserie / restaurant you can have a four course tasting menu with dishes like oysters, brie roasted squash, pork sausage and duck confit. Dinner is in collaboration with Not Your Parents’ Wine, who will also offer food and wine pairings and explain each drink. BUMO on tap is also available that evening. Tickets cost $ 190 per person.
1184 Bloor Ouest – Menu / Reservations
King and Spadina’s southwestern cantina offers prix fixe dining for $ 79 per person, with a $ 51 wine and cocktail pairing available. Gluten-free and vegan options are available from the prix-fixe vegetarian menu, like heart of palm ceviche and pineapple margarita sorbet. Other non-vegan or vegetarian options include the prime rib with pastrami, grilled octopus, and scallop crudo.
461 King Ouest – Menu / Reservations
This Food Dudes spot offers a prix fixe menu for $ 99 per person. You can have dishes like Cacio Pepe Puff, Shrimp Bisque, Alaskan King Crab, and Red Velvet Truffles. The restaurant says it currently cannot accommodate vegetarians, vegans, or onion and garlic allergies. Reservations before 9 pm have a meal time limited to two hours.
98 Portland – Menu / Reservations
This five-course dinner at the Four Seasons includes oysters, caviar, lobster from the GaspÃ© and a rack of lamb. Dinner is $ 225 per person, with a wine pairing option available for an additional $ 100.
60 Yorkville – Menu / Reservations
Enjoy soup, appetizer, main course and dessert at this gourmet Greek restaurant on the Danforth. Dishes range from Greek fish soup, saganaki, skaraspaidakia (lamb chops) and more. Reservations are $ 90 for adults and $ 40 for children 12 and under. Greek singer Nerria will perform live performances.
500A Danforth – Menu / Reservations
Another Food Dudes spot, this Harbord Village restaurant offers oysters, foie gras parfait, tuna tataki, halibut, smoked brisket and more for $ 99. Rasa currently cannot accommodate vegetarians, vegans, or allergies to onion and garlic.
196 Robert – Menu / Reservations
For $ 99, you can have a prix fixe four-course meal and champagne at this popular Italian restaurant. Expect classic Piano Piano dishes like egg yolk raviolo, canestri alla vodka, bone-in veal parmesan and roast sea bass. We also cannot forget their Neapolitan pizzas, like the People’s Champ, the Spicy Sicilian and the Hot Rod.
88 Harbord and 623 Mount Pleasant – Menu
Enjoy a five-course meal ranging from cold cuts and cheeses, truffle lasagna with bechamel sauce, black cod, baby back ribs and a ricotta and semolina cheesecake. The first seat is $ 99, the second seat is $ 149.
633 King West – Menu / First seat reservation / Second seat reservation)