Madame Marie’s Guide to New Year’s Eve 2024 Dinner in Toronto
As New Year’s Eve approaches, Toronto’s cityscape twinkles with more than just the lights from its iconic skyline. Whether you’re a local Torontonian or a visitor looking to feast into the New Year, the city is ready to serve up an array of unforgettable experiences.
Here’s an alphabetical guide to some places you can dine at as 2024 makes its grand entrance.
Located in the Bisha Hotel, Akira Back presents a sharing menu that’s a vibrant mosaic of flavours, featuring wagyu tacos, nigiri sushi, lamb chop, and sea bass. At $160 per person, it’s a cosmopolitan celebration of the last night of the year.
Inside the Ace Hotel, Alder tempts with Mediterranean dishes grilled over open flames. Their three-course tasting menu at $110 per person is a siren call to those seeking a blend of the tranquil and the flavourful.
The new Financial District location of Alobar entices with canapés and champagne, inviting guests to party as though the ’90s stock boom just hit. It’s an upscale affair priced at $75 per person.
Yorkville’s Amal oozes sophistication with Midnight in Beirut, a high-end Lebanese dining experience complete with live entertainment. À la carte offerings start at $125 per person, promising a feast that’s as enchanting as the ambiance.
Delve into the wild at Antler with a four-course tasting menu that includes halibut squid ink risotto, venison tartare and butternut squash cheesecake for $145. It’s a gastronomic adventure into game and fish that’s both daring and delicious.
Bar Chica wraps up the year with a Spanish soirée complete with a prix fixe menu of tapas and a live DJ to keep the tempo high. At $95, guests can indulge in a selection of Spanish favorites, ensuring a vibrant send-off to the year.
Byblos brings a multi-course meal for $125, featuring a spread of Mediterranean delights like tuna tartare and lamb ribs. It’s a tapestry of flavours that’s both rich and nuanced.
Perched high in the TD Bank Tower, Canoe offers a menu that’s a tribute to Canada, with regional ingredients and breathtaking city views. Their New Year’s Eve showcase is a culinary expedition across Canadian terrains, priced to match its exclusivity.
Casa Paco’s New Year’s Eve is a five-course Spanish culinary exploration for $165. They offer a warm welcome to all, accommodating various dietary needs to ensure everyone’s year ends on a delicious note.
Italian bistro charm meets contemporary cuisine at CKB in Roncesvalles. For $95, enjoy a four-course meal that elegantly dances between vegetarian and non-vegetarian delights.
Cano invites you to savor a three-course meal in the heart of Corso Italia, with choices that range from oysters to halibut. It’s a toast to Italian finesse as the year concludes.
Little Italy’s latest gem, Contrada, offers a night of a la carte specials and bottle service to toast 2024. The ambiance is as exclusive as the dining, with a reservation deposit ensuring your passage into the New Year.
The Financial District’s newcomer, Daphne, showcases a four-course meal for $165, where options like seared Hokkaido scallops and beef fillet underscore the elegance of the new year’s arrival.
Edulis is your secret haven for a multi-course tasting menu that changes daily, focusing on seasonal and wild foods. For an intimate and extraordinary dining experience, this is your New Year’s Eve destination.
Frilu’s innovative fine dining comes alive with small, artful tasting menus. It’s an artistic culinary experience where the unexpected is the norm, and the New Year’s Eve menu is no exception.
Famed for its opulent ambiance and culinary finesse, George Restaurant offers a New Year’s Eve experience that’s nothing short of regal. Diners can expect a procession of courses that are as artful in presentation as they are in taste, with each dish accompanied by a wine pairing that’s both thoughtful and provocative. Ideal for the epicurean looking to welcome the New Year amidst elegance and gourmet artistry.
Kost offers a rooftop dining experience at the Bisha Hotel with a prix fixe menu that’s as stylish as the view. Welcome the New Year with a four-course meal that’s both elegant and exhilarating.
For $125 per person, Lapinou delivers a four-course prix fixe menu filled with options like chilled oysters and grilled short rib, all set against the backdrop of King West’s vibrant scene.
Le Select Bistro
Step into a Parisian dream at Le Select Bistro, where for $125 per person, you can indulge in a three-course meal plus canapés, capturing the essence of French cuisine as the year fades.
West Queen West’s Le Swan tempts with a four-course French feast featuring luxe dishes such as snow crab legs and NY strip steak, each a prelude to a sweet finale of chocolate cake with bourbon buttercream.
Join Chef Susur Lee for a luxurious six-course meal at $280 per person, featuring dishes like spiced coffee rub striploin and char siu duck cannelloni, as Richmond and Spadina come alive to celebrate 2024.
In the opulent St. Regis Hotel, Louix Louis is a feast for the senses with two seating options for New Year’s Eve, with menus priced at $275 and $350, promising a grand farewell to the year.
Maxime’s on King West offers a dual New Year’s Eve menu, each a four-course delight inclusive of bubbly. Choose your seating and price point for an evening that caters to your preference for celebration.
Mother Tongue’s Chef Francis Bermejo presents a la carte options that bring Filipino flair to the Entertainment District’s New Year’s Eve festivities. The promise of one-of-a-kind dishes sets the tone for a night of culinary discovery.
King Street’s Minami Toronto is where Japanese culinary craftsmanship shines. Their four-course meal, priced at $150 with an additional wine and sake pairing for the connoisseurs, promises a gustatory journey through dishes like wagyu tartare and a chocolate fondant that’s as sumptuous as it is sweet.
Oji Seichi in East Chinatown invites guests to a five-course dinner that promises a truffle-infused revelation at $100 per person, crafting a New Year’s Eve narrative that’s rich and memorable.
This chic new establishment ushers in the New Year with a Greek three-course meal for $120 per person. Set in the stylish enclave of Yorkville, the experience offers staggered seating times for convenience and comfort.
Piano Piano Colborne
Piano Piano Colborne crafts a menu that sings a serenade to Italian dining traditions with a contemporary flair. For $99 per person, their four-course feast includes an appetizer, shared pasta, and a choice of mains like eggplant fritti and roasted sea bass, all culminating in a sweet denouement with a decadent dessert.
At Pink Sky on King West, a multi-course meal awaits those eager to explore a ‘sea to fork’ dining experience. With appetizers and mains like truffle lobster mac and cheese, this is an indulgence that sets a high bar for the year to come.
Little Italy’s Pompette offers a six-course seafood-centric meal for $190, bringing together the best of the ocean’s bounty to your plate.
Rasa in Harbord Village provides a prix fixe menu that’s a medley of tapas, including octopus and wagyu, at $120 per person, it’s a blend of intimacy and sophistication.
Within the storied walls of the Fairmont Royal York, Reign offers a regal dining experience with multiple seating options. The menu features a selection of refined dishes, each one a nod to the opulence that the evening demands.
Corktown’s The Rosebud beckons with its five-course culinary symphony, featuring the likes of scallops and duck breast. Starting at $120 per person, with an option to elevate the experience with sparkling wine, this is where tradition meets innovation on a plate.
At Sara Restaurant on King West, a Michelin Guide recognized spot, the festive menu for New Year’s Eve is an invitation to indulge in luxury with caviar and salmon latkes.
Selva Toronto offers a four-course dinner for $100, complete with a glass of bubbly. It’s a dining experience that’s eclectic and electric, perfectly situated at Richmond and John.
On Queen West, Soluna’s ‘A Night in the Desert Oasis’ promises an evening of varied prix fixe menus, each tailored for a distinct seating time throughout the night. The event is a fusion of flavours and festivities, ready to transport diners to an exotic celebration.
Yuzuki Japanese Restaurant
Near Bloor and Church, Yuzuki presents a New Year feast steeped in tradition with their osechi offerings. A two-person meal at $299 includes a generous spread of sashimi, sushi, and rolled sushi, doubling for a four-person gathering at $550, ensuring a start to the New Year that’s both authentic and abundant.
So, dress to impress, raise your glasses, and get ready to dine your way into 2024 with style and sumptuous flavours.
Mme. M. xoxo