Best Restaurants for Christmas Parties in Toronto 2023

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Dasha Restaurant on King Street West is a wonderful choice for your Toronto holiday party 2023.
Dasha Restaurant on King Street West is a wonderful choice for your Toronto holiday party 2023.

Even though Thanksgiving is in the rear view mirror and Halloween is just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about booking your Toronto holiday party.  but You’ll definitely want to start your holiday party planning now before your favourite venue gets booked up. Whether you are planning an office Christmas party or a family holiday party, continue reading to find out about the best restaurants in Toronto for Christmas parties. Many of these restaurants have private rooms if you are looking for a more intimate space for your party.

Casa Madera at 550 Wellington Street West in Toronto
Casa Madera at 550 Wellington Street West in Toronto

Casa Madera

This Mexican-Mediterranean restaurant from the acclaimed Noble 33 restauranteurs located 1 Hotel Toronto in King West Village opened earlier this year to great fanfare. The luxe party vibe at Casa Madera will put your holiday party guests in a festive mood. Casa Madera’s sustainable and organic offerings cater to many tastes since the dishes are a fusion of Mexican and Mediterranean favourites. You’ll find striped bass, shrimp, scallops, a raw bar and tacos, but also delicacies such as Wagyu beef. Casa Madera is located at 1 Hotel Toronto, 550 Wellington Street West, Toronto, 416-601-3593. Read my review of Casa Madera.


The interior at Myth Restaurant on King Street West.
The interior at Myth Restaurant on King Street West.

Myth Restaurant

Myth Restaurant, the beloved King West hotspot, which reopened earlier this year, would be an exceptional choice for your Toronto Christmas party 2023! The gorgeous interior takes you into the Mediterranean with its cavern-like rooms, light neutral decor, and pendant lighting. The Greek menu features classics such as Briam (Greek-style ratatouille), Kefteded (beef meatballs), Spanaki (spinach and cheese with phyllo pastry), and Psari Sto Alati (salt-crused sea bass) as well as Yellowtail Sashimi, Dover Sole, Bone-in Rib Steak and Filet Mignon Kebabs.

Myth Restaurant’s capacity for your Toronto holiday party 2023 is 500+ standing and 140 seated.

Myth Restaurant is located at 522 King Street West, 416-703-2800. Read my review of Myth Restaurant.

Joey Eaton Centre is one of the best restaurants for Christmas parties in Toronto
Joey Eaton Centre private dining space

JOEY Eaton Centre

You can rent the new lower level private dining space at JOEY Eaton Centre for your holiday party. The modern room features warm wood accents, raw black brick and a private bar and can accommodate 10 to 125 guests. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails, globally inspired dishes and award-winning wines. The private kitchen allows you to set a menu tailored to your event. Joey Eaton Centre is also one of the best restaurants for Christmas parties in Toronto because it’s a minute walk from the Yonge subway line.

Interior of Dasha Restaurant on King Street West in Toronto.
Interior of Dasha Restaurant on King Street West.

Dasha Restaurant

If you want your staff to be talking about your holiday party for years to come, consider choosing Dasha Restaurant. This modern Chinese restaurant in King West boats upscale pan-Asian cuisine including such delicacies as Hokkaido Scallop Crudo, Wasabi Prawns and Wagyu Striploin. The stunning decor includes exposed brick walls, turquoise leather banquettes and Japanese flower arrangements in this two-storey restaurant. Upstairs is a karaoke bar with private rooms. The main floor capacity is 90 seated and 160 standing; the second floor will accommodate 75 standing while the full venue will accommodate 250 standing. Dasha Restaurant is located at 620 King Street West, 647-931-0283. Read my review of Dasha Restaurant.

Interior of Zitto Zitto Taverna in Toronto.
Interior of Zitto Zitto Taverna in Toronto.

Zitto Zitto Taverna

Zitto Zitto Taverna is a new restaurant in Little Italy opened by the owners of neighbouring Sotto Voce. The Italian menu places a heavy influence on grilled seafood, although beef, chicken and pork also appear. The elegant centre room, a traditional room with a gorgeous oak table and floors, chandelier and a wine fridge spanning the width of the room, is perfect to rent for a small, private Christmas party as it is completely enclosed and has its own sound system. Zitto Zitto Taverna is at 593 College Street.


Cluny Bistro and Boulangerie, photo credit Elisabeth Bottomley
Cluny Bistro and Boulangerie, photo credit Elisabeth Bottomley

Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie

With a backdrop of the historic Distillery District dressed up for the holidays, Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie is the perfect restaurant for your Christmas party. The varied menu includes kale salad; French onion soup; a raw bar with oysters, scallops and tuna ceviche; rainbow trout; roasted halibut; herb-roasted chicken; apple chutney porkchops; ravioli; grilled branzino and rib steak among others.

Reserve the Cluny Bistro Private Dining Room for your holiday party. The Private Dining Room can accommodate up to 64 guests, or be divided with a retractable wall for smaller gatherings of up to 24 or 40 guests in the east and west rooms.

Cluny Bistro & Boulanger is located at 35 Tank House Lane, The Distillery Historic District, 416-203-2632.

Sofia Yorkville is a great Toronto restaurant for a holiday party
Sofia Yorkville is a great Toronto restaurant for a holiday party

Sofia Yorkville

If you’re looking for a Toronto restaurant in the Yorkville neighbourhood for your holiday 2023 party, you should definitely consider Sofia Yorkville. The upscale restaurant features modern decor with plush red seating and acclaimed artwork. Owned by INK Entertainment (Charles Khabouth), Sofia Yorkville offers classic Italian dishes prepared in a modern way. You’ll find plenty of seafood on the menu including branzino, prawns, Black cod, scallops and grilled octopus, as well as choice meat cut such as Porterhouse steak, Wagyu beef, ribeye, striploin and New Zealand lamb. Of course there’s pasta including rigatoni, spaghetti, pappardelle and fettuccini. Sofia Yorkville can accommodate up to 100 guests for a standing cocktail reception and up to 140 guests for a seated dining experience. Parties with over 12 guests must choose from set menus, which are $80, $90 and $100 per person.

Sofia Yorkville is located at 99 Yorkville Avenue, 416-479-8974.


Crowd at cocktail party at Victor Restaurant, Le Germain Hotel
Crowd at cocktail party at Victor Restaurant, Le Germain Hotel

Victor Restaurant at Le Germain Hotel

This gorgeous recently renovated restaurant at Le Germain Hotel is a great restaurant for Christmas parties in Toronto since it not only looks spectacular, but boasts a varied menu to boot. The interior features teal leather banquettes, conversation-piece light fixtures and high ceilings. The menu includes seafood favourites including branzino, crab cakes, and sea bass; chicken and meat options; pasta; and a vegan option. Victor Restaurant is located at Le Germain Hotel at 30 Mercer Street, 416-883-3431 and can be booked for private events.

The Keg Mansion

The Keg Mansion at 515 Jarvis St., 416-964-6609, is one of the most popular Toronto restaurants for holiday parties and there’s a reason why. The Keg Mansion becomes beautifully decked out for the season with garlands, wreaths, lights and a lit Christmas tree, which make it one of the best restaurants for Christmas parties in Toronto. Choose from the large party menu that includes salad and top sirloin or grilled salmon or Teriyaki chicken or prime rib and cheesecake or mocha ice cream pie or Kahlua and Grand Marnier with whipped cream for $33.95 per person. The special party menu for $41.95 per person includes 1) mixed greens or Caesar salad and 2) prime rib or filet mignon or New York striploin or grilled top sirloin and 3) lobster tail or King crab or Tiger shrimp or shrimp and scallops and 4) cheesecake or mocha ice cream pie for dessert. Private rooms are available for 20-40 people while the restaurant can accommodate groups of up to 100 on the main floor. The Keg Mansion is open at 11:30 a.m. (as are many other Keg locations) from Dec. 1-23 for holiday lunches.

Hendriks Restaurant at 218 Yonge Street, Toronto
Hendriks Restaurant at 218 Yonge Street, Toronto

Hendriks Restaurant

If you are looking for centrally located Toronto restaurants for holiday parties, why not consider Hendriks Restaurant? This elegant restaurant is in the Toronto Eaton Centre, which is super convenient for guests who are taking the TTC. Although Hendriks is known for their steaks, their menu also features calamari, Ahi Tuna nachos, Greek tacos, baked brie, burgers, veggie burgers, Mediterranean roasted chicken, grilled Atlantic salmon, BBQ ribs and pasta. Hendriks Restaurant is located at Toronto Eaton Centre, 218 Yonge Street, 416-593-9667. You can read my review of Hendriks Restaurant.

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