Toronto restaurants open on Boxing Day

Whether you're heading out for a day of shopping the sales or you're spending a quiet day at home, one way or another, you're going to be hungry.Many restaurants are open on December 26th including the following establishments:

Barberian's Steak House

7 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G 1H1

In 1959 Harry Barberian started a restaurant to share his enthusiasm for great food, fine wine, and an ambiance that stimulates. His family, staff and friends still work to keep Harry's vision alive and his collections growing. Barberian's Steakhouse hopes that you will take the time to enjoy it when you visit and that they will see you again and again. Many of Barberians' guests comment of how the warmth and friendliness of Barberian's recalls an earlier era. This impression is complimented by the antiques, paintings and artifacts that proudly display throughout the restaurant. The Barberian family has been collecting Canadiana for over 50 years. Like great food, it is their passion.

Fat Pasha Inc

414 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R 1V9

Fat Pasha, located on Dupont, is the third restaurant from chef/owner Anthony Rose. Focusing on Middle Eastern and Jewish cuisine, the menu features everything from schmaltz fried rice to a latke platter.

Hy's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

265 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5H 2V1

Hy's Steakhouse is a Canadian institution. The Toronto location is often praised as the one of the most beautiful steakhouses around. It has been serving power lunches and dinners to the Bay St. set for over 30 years, and is a place to rub shoulders with politicians and business leaders alike. Hy's "The Only" porterhouse is truly a thing to behold (and eat).

Indian Grill

108 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z4

Located on the happening Ossington strip, Indian Grill serves up authentic homemade Indian food. Indian Grill is available for take out, dine in and delivery.


222 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1V6

Quality is job one at this elegant Entertainment District sushi and sashimi house, whose clean, minimal, modern take on this culinary favourite makes it a sweet choice for impressing a date or just indulging a personal appetite. On-line reviews resonate with declarations that this is “the best sushi in the city.” Taste, texture and colour are given equal billing by genius chefs trained in the time-tested art of this food’s preparation. JaBistroll — a sensual adventure in salmon, snow crab, uni, cucumber and tobiko — gets special mention, as does the famous sashimi platter. Seating is fairly limited, so reservations are recommended. Sit at the bar and catch a masterclass in Japanese culinary creativity.

Jacobs & Co Steakhouse

12 Brant, Toronto, ON M5V 2M1

Located in the split-level space that was once Roxy Blu nightclub, Peter Tsebelis (Brant House, Brassaii, Maro), has created a high-end steakhouse. Jacobs features Pennsylvania USDA Prime offered in cuts ranging from petit to Flintstone are aged under executive chef Ben Gundy's care for at least 28 days and up to 56.

Local 1794

1794 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C 1H8

Local 1794 on on Danforth between Coxwell and Woodbine is a neighborhood gastropub serving high end fare in a casual, comfortable setting.The menu features daily specials, hand rolled stone baked pizzas, game and fresh seafood. With a great wine selection, 24 beers on tap and black-and-white movies playing, the 53 foot long handmade bar is a great place to settle in for the night.

Michael's On Simcoe

100 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5H 3G2
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