Toronto restaurants open Christmas Day

The city’s chefs cook up fantastic food every day of the year, even on Christmas Day! Restaurants open December 25 include Italian eateries, diners and Brazilian barbecue. Whether you’re looking for a fine dining experience or something casual, here are the best bets for restaurants open on Christmas Day 2018 in Toronto.[Photo of Peking duck poutine courtesy of the Thompson Diner]

TOCA Restaurant

181, Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G7

TOCA hosts a Christmas Day brunch for the whole family this year. The brunch will have an Italian flair alongside some classic brunch items. For the little ones TOCA will have a Little VIPs lounge, featuring activities, Christmas movies and a visit from Santa.

The Lakeview

1132 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1X2

The Lakeview stays true to its 24-hour diner status even on Christmas Day. Known for its cameos in Hollywood blockbusters, the diner offers classic diner food, like poutine, burgers and sandwiches. They also have a menu for the kids!

Drake Hotel

1150 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3

The Drake Hotel opens its doors on Christmas Day for a Festivus feast. The café hosts the Seinfeld-inspired celebration with roasted turkey dinner, stuffing, cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes. Reservations are recommended.

Seven West Cafe

7 Charles St W, Toronto, ON M4Y 1R4

Located in Yorkville, 7 West has become a holiday tradition among many families. The bistro’s Mediterranean menu includes sandwiches, pasta, pizza and all day breakfast. There’s also an extensive list of craft beer and wine.

Copa Cabana

230 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1W7

Treat your family to a Brazilian barbecue feast at Copacabana. The restaurant celebrates all year round with live music, dancers and more entertainment. The buffet includes delicious steaks like rib eye, prime rib, top sirloin, filet mignon and more. There will also be meat carved tableside.

Toulà Restaurant & Bar

1 Harbour Sq, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6

The Italian eatery is offering its classic menu on Christmas Day. Open for lunch and dinner service you can expect their famous Italian classics like pasta, risotto, seafood and more! There’s also an extensive wine list featuring local and international wines.

Bier Markt

67 O'Neill Road, Toronto, ON M3C 0H2

This year you’ll be able to work some Bavarian cuisine into your Christmas Day traditions because North York’s Bier Markt will be open all day. Dine on favourites like charcuterie boards, PEI mussels, and fish and chips. You can chose from a selection of more than 150 craft beers to accompany your meal.

Fran's Restaurant

20 College St, Toronto, ON M5G 1K2

You can grab breakfast at one of Toronto’s most famous diners on Christmas Day! Two of Fran’s locations, College and Victoria & Shuter, will be December 25 this year. A feast of waffles, pancakes, eggs and of course milkshakes will be available for guests.

Thompson Diner

550 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2V4

Thompson Diner has been a favourite late night spot for many Torontonians. Open until 3 am, the diner is known for its diverse offerings, from poutine to Peking duck.

Insomnia Restaurant & Lounge

563 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6

Open all day on Christmas, Insomnia has one of the best brunches in the city. The popular restaurant welcomes families of all sizes to celebrate the season. Try the Citrus Spiked French toast, or the PBB & J Buckwheat Short-Stack.

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