UPDATE: Since this article was first published, some restaurants have decided to close or pivot to takeout/delivery only. Last call for alcohol is now 10 pm and all spots are closed by 11 pm at latest. We’ve updated below where we can, but please double-check before making reservations.
For last year’s New Year’s Eve, Toronto restaurants were limited to takeout and delivery only.
That didn’t stop them from creating special NYE menus, but this year you can put on a nice outfit, have a seat and they’ll actually bring the food to your table. Restaurants are so far unaffected by new capacity restrictions instituted in response to Omicron, so for those comfortable with indoor dining – and who have proof of full vaccination – there are many Toronto spots offering New Year’s Eve meals to ring in 2022. But keep an eye on your reservation in case things change.
Here are some Toronto restaurants where you can enjoy prix fixe dinners (and a drink or two) on December 31.
The Queen and Spadina bar and restaurant is taking reservations for a New Year’s bash. There will be an exclusive New Year’s menu and a choice of three appetizers for $25.
334 Queen West – Reservations
The Drake Hotel
The Toronto staple is always a go-to NYE destination, this year included. You can end the year at the Drake with a three-course meal, where you get to choose dishes like bison tartare, crispy duck and sticky toffee pudding. Meals are $125 per person.
1150 Queen West – Menu/Reservations
Aviv Immigrant Kitchen
This St. Clair West spot suggests celebrating 2022 with their holiday menu. You can choose between dishes like pan-seared crab cake, wild mushroom ravioli, beef brisket and pistachio Paris-Brest with raspberry coulis for $54 per person.
779 St. Clair West – Menu/Reservations
Enjoy some Japanese Peruvian fusion dishes at this spot’s immersive “Forest of Hikari” event. The restaurant will be transformed into a neon rainforest. Expect dishes like black cod aji, yellowtail nikkei sashimi and wagyu striploin. A welcome cocktail is also included, as well as live entertainment and music. Due to the new indoor dining restrictions and 11 p.m. curfews for restaurants and bars, Chotto Matte will be offering dinners priced $150 and will be eliminating late dinners. Their bottomless mimosa brunch is also available at $65.
161 Bay – Menu/Reservations
Kick off 2022 on the city’s east side with a five-course prix fixe menu. Meals include duck confit, burrata, tuna conserva and more. Prices are $85 per person.
819 Gerrard East – Menu/Reservations
Annette Food Market
Annette announced December 20 via Instagram that they are now cancelling their New Year’s Eve menu. “If you have reservations booked with us for the 31st, we will be calling you soon to make adjustments,” they said in their statement. The original menu consisted of a four-course dinner and a glass of champagne. There is also now an $85 dinner for two at home menu.
240 Annette – Reservations
Start 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 shared appetizers, soup and salad and a main where you can choose between chicken, beef, fish or vegan. Early two-hour seating is $125 and second seating is $150 and includes a glass of bubbly.
221 Richmond West – Reservations
The Bloordale Village restaurant is offering a New Year’s Eve menu for dine-in or at home with dishes like shrimp siu mai, shiitake mushroom rice cake and yuzu custard.
1194 Bloor West – Menu/Reservations
Byblos (Downtown and Uptown)
For $125, you can enjoy a five-course meal at either Byblos location on December 31. Expect dishes like roasted red beets, lamb ribs, Cornish hen and Baharat potato ricotta gnocchi. You can also get a roasted lamb shoulder for two people if you pre-order. There is also a $95 delivery menu for NYE at home.
11 Duncan and 2537 Yonge – Downtown menu and reservations / Uptown menu and reservations
Bar Vendetta/Grey Gardens/Le Swan
As of December 27 Jen Agg’s Dundas West hotspot Bar Vendetta is temporarily closed for indoor dining. The team says they are “reassessing a reopening date on a week-by-week basis.” In the meantime, they pivoted their New Year’s Eve dinner to takeout only, which you can find here.
Her other restaurants, Grey Gardens and Le Swan, are also now offering at-home NYE meals.
The Burdock has closed its dining room until January 3, which means no more NYE menu, but the bottle shop and online store (with delivery) are open for your December 31 beer needs.
1184 Bloor West
This Food Dudes spot is offering a prix fixe menu for $99 per person. You can have dishes like the Cacio Pepe Puff, Shrimp Bisque, Alaskan King Crab and Red Velvet Truffles. The restaurant says they currently cannot accommodate vegetarians, vegans or onion and garlic allergies. Bookings prior to 9 pm have a limited dining time of two hours.
98 Portland – Menu/Reservations
This five-course dinner at the Four Seasons include oysters, caviar, Gaspésie Lobster and a lamb rack. Dinner is $225 per person, with a wine pairing option available for an extra $100.
60 Yorkville – Menu/Reservations
Soulas Modern Greek Cuisine
Enjoy a soup, appetizer, entree and dessert at this gourmet Greek restaurant on the Danforth. Dishes range from Greek fish soup, saganaki, paidakia skaras (lamb chops) and more. Reservations are $90 for adults and $40 for children 12 and under. Greek singer Nerria will be providing live entertainment. You can also order a $130 platter with wine for four people to enjoy at home.
500A Danforth – Menu/Reservations
Another Food Dudes spot, this Harbord Village restaurant is offering oysters, foie gras parfait, tuna tataki, halibut, smoked brisket and more for $99. Rasa currently cannot accommodate vegetarians, vegans or onion and garlic allergies.
196 Robert – Menu/Reservations
For $99 dollars, you can have a four-course prix fixe meal and a bubbly at this popular Italian restaurant. Expect classic Piano Piano dishes like the egg yolk raviolo, canestri alla vodka, bone-in veal parmesan and roasted sea bass. We also can’t forget about their Neapolitan pizzas, like the People’s Champ, the Spicy Sicilian and the Hot Rod.
88 Harbord and 623 Mount Pleasant – Menu