Where To Go for Thanksgiving Brunch or Dinner in Toronto

David Duncan House, Toronto
David Duncan House, Toronto

UPDATED FOR 2019: The traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, stuffing, baked squash, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cranberry sauce is enjoyed usually only once a year, twice if you count Christmas. If you can’t muster up the energy to put this formidable feast on the table, find out where to go for Thanksgiving dinner in Toronto in 2019 at the following Toronto restaurants. If you need a Thanksgiving dinner prayer, check out our blog post that contains three short dinner prayers. Once you’ve enjoyed the annual carbo-load, burn off excess calories by taking a fall colour hike at parks in the GTA

Cafe Boulud at the Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto
Cafe Boulud at the Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto

Thanksgiving Dinner at Café Boulud

Café Boulud at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, 60 Yorkville Avenue, is offering a three-course prix fixe menu for $90 plus tax and gratuities on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and $100 plus tax and gratuities on Monday, October 14, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. The menu will include dishes such as Kale & Quinoa Salad, Scallops, Split Pea Soup, Mousse de Foie, Heritage Turkey, Venison, Bacon Wrapped Cod, Lamb Shank Estouffade, Pumpkin Tortellini, Caramelized Apple, Milk Chocolate Mousse and Sticky Toffee Pudding. A Thanksgiving two-course prix-fixe brunch menu will be available on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for $57 plus tax and gratuities and a three-course prix fixe brunch menu is $64 plus tax and gratuities. A three-course dinner is available on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $85 plus tax and gratuities and a three-course dinner is available on Monday, October 14, 2019 for $95 plus tax and gratuities. The detailed menu will be announced soon. Call 416-963-6000 to reserve.

Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet at Casa Loma

Enjoy a Thanksgiving brunch buffet at Casa Loma on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Menu items include danish, croissants, leek and brie quiche, smoked salmon, farm fresh eggs, a la carte omelettes, salad greens, Caesar salad, roasted Ontario beets with walnut, Stilton and pear vinaigrette, red quinoa and fava beans, roasted fall vegetables, cold poached prawns, chilled crab claws, marinated mussels, New England clam and sweet corn chowder, new potatoes, marinated artichokes, artisanal breads, imported cheeses, butternut squash agnolotti, rigatoni, braised short rib ragu, Roasted Tom Turkey, Peppered Prime Striploin with parsnip smashed potato, Georgian Bay Pickerel, cauliflower puree, fried Brussels sprouts, miniature French pastries, pumpkin cheesecake lollipops, cookies, biscotti and baked peach cobbler. Cost is to be determined. Cost includes admission to Casa Loma. For reservations, call 647-725-1832 or email reservations@casaloma.ca

Thanksgiving at Bannock Restaurant

Oliver & Bonacini’s Bannock Restaurant is open Sat., Oct. 6, 2018 for Thanksgiving turkey dinner available from 5 p.m. On Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, the restaurant will be open for brunch from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., featuring three Thanksgiving specials including roast turkey and all the trimmings. On Thanksgiving Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, Bannock is open for brunch from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m., and will feature Thanksgiving turkey. The Grab & Go counter will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reserve online or call 416-861-6996.

Thanksgiving dinner at Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill, Bayview Village

Enjoy a special Thanksgiving menu at Oliver & Bonacini Cafe Grill at Bayview Village Shopping Centre from Sat., Oct. 12, 2019 to Mon., Oct. 14, 2019. The menu includes traditional favourites including Roast Ontario turkey with sage and apple stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts, whipped Yukon Gold potatoes, and turkey gravy. Call 416-590-1300 to reserve.

Casa Loma, Toronto, photo credit Bobolink
Casa Loma, Toronto, photo credit BobolinkThe Old Mill Inn & Spa

The Old Mill and Spa

If you’re wondering where to go for Thanksgiving dinner in Toronto, the Old Mill Inn at 21 Old Mill Rd (north of Bloor St. and east of Prince Edward Drive) provides the perfect ambiance for Thanksgiving in oak-beam-ceiling rooms with stone fireplaces. The Old Mill’s Thanksgiving brunch buffet will be offered on both Sun., Oct. 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thanksgiving lunch on Mon., Oct. 14, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. includes turkey with all the trimmings, roast beef, shrimp, salmon, pasta, salads, cake, dessert and fruit. Seating times are 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Adults $54.95 plus tax and Children 6-11 $21.95 plus tax. A Thanksgiving dinner buffet with turkey and the trimmings is offered on Sun., Oct. 13, 2019 and Mon., Oct. 14, 2019 beginning at 5 p.m. for $54.95 plus tax (Adults) and $21.95 plus tax (Children 6-11) with sittings at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving Dinner at InterContinental Toronto Centre

Enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner at Azure Restaurant and Bar at InterContinental Toronto Centre from Oct. 7-9, 2017. Menu includes Maple Bourbon Glazed Turkey with sage stuffing, acorn squash, Brussels sprouts, double-smoked bacon, gravy and port cranberries. $29 per person plus taxes and gratuities. Call 416-597-1400 to reserve. The InterContinental Toronto Centre is located at 225 Front Street West in Toronto.

Seasons Restaurant at the Westin Prince Toronto

Seasons Restaurant at the Prince Hotel is offering a special Thanksgiving brunch on Sun., Oct. 13, 2019 with seatings at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. that includes turkey and all the fixings, roast beef, lobster, oysters, crab claws, shrimp, hot entrees, cold dishes, salads, cheese and dessert. The Thanksgiving buffet is $57 per person and includes coffee and juice. The Westin Prince Toronto is located at 900 York Mills Road, just east of Leslie St. Call 416-444-2511 for reservations.

Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving Dinner in Toronto

If you prefer to have a traditional sit-down Thanksgiving dinner, these two Toronto restaurants are open on Thanksgiving:

David Duncan House, Toronto
David Duncan House, Toronto
  • The David Duncan House at York Mills and Don Mills Rd. is serving Thanksgiving dinner on Sun., Oct. 13, 2019 and Mon., Oct. 14, 2019 starting at 5 p.m. This Gothic farmhouse is decorated in Art Deco style with rich tapestries, oak staircases and fireplaces and will take you back to Thanksgiving days of yore. The Thanksgiving dinner menu, offered in addition to their regular menu, includes turkey, stuffing, gravy, potatoes, cranberries, vegetables, soup or salad and garlic bread. Call 416-391-1424 for reservations.
  • The Keg Mansion at 515 Jarvis Street is open on both Sun., Oct. 13, 2019 and Mon., Oct. 14, 2019 and will be featuring their regular menu and menu specials. Although turkey is not on the menu, the Keg Mansion’s warm ambiance and many rooms offer a cozy haven for a Thanksgiving dinner. Call 416-964-6609 for reservations.