While experience teaches us not to put too much pressure on New Year’s Eve, it’s often difficult to heed that advice lest we be cursed with a mediocre (and expensive) night out. So instead of stressing over finding the perfect place to ring in the new year, why not let these Toronto spots that luckily still have reservations available take the reigns!
Here are ten restaurants in the city, that will help you eat, drink and be merry as we say hello to 2023.
King West’s gorgeous neo-bistro and wine bar is putting on a New Year’s Eve bash with a French twist! This celebratory party includes a four-course menu, DJ, party favours and a midnight toast. Seatings come in at $ 125 per person, with reservations still available between 5 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
The weather outside may be frightful, but the lush plant-filled Rosalinda is the perfect way to spend NYE in the warm embrace of denial. On offer is a four-course plant-based prix fixe priced at $70 per person. The flavour-forward feast includes dishes like calabaza & guajillo soup, patacones, chile relleno and deep-fried Buñuelos plus, a glass of welcome bubbles upon arrival. You’ll be in good hands when midnight comes around to make 2022 a thing of the past. Reservations can be made here.
You’re in luck! Toronto hot spot Chotto Matte still has dinner reservations available between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. For the early seating priced at $175 per person, guests will be the first to dive into the restaurant’s curated set menu which includes dished like grilled duck breast, marinated lamb chop and a chef’s choice dessert selection. The late seating priced at $200 includes delicious additions like sashimi and scallops. Later in the evening DJ’s will take over the sprawling two-storey space for a truly electric experience. Find out more here.
You don’t need an occasion like New Year’s to make a visit to Sofia Yorkville. The upscale Italian restaurant is running a “Dolce Notte” party where guests can enjoy a spectacular four-course menu followed by a midnight toast and festivities to welcome 2023. Book your reservation here.
Storm Crow Manor will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party on the entirety of their second floor. From 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. guests can live it up at “Party to Walhalla”a post-apocalyptic NYE party prices at $75 per person. The event will feature tunes by DJ Chiclet, contests, and a photo area where you can show off your Wasteland fashion. Your ticket also includes one complimentary drink, refreshments and snacks, a loot bag and a glass of champagne for the countdown to midnight. From previous experiences with the warm and adventurous locale, there are sure to be many more surprises for Storm Crow’s patrons throughout the night. Get your tickets here.
At Bar Chica, ring in the New Year with a sharing-style prix-fixe menu featuring tapas and sharing plates, such as tartar de carne, hombro de cordero, patatas bravas and more. There are still a few reservations available and dinner is priced at $95 per person. Reservations can be made here.
Celebrate the New Year in Italian style at Figo’s “La Festa di Figo” on Dec. 31. There are still a few reservations available for the restaurant’s second seating priced at $125 per person. On the menu is a choice of antipasti, a first course which includes a selection of pasta dishes, as well as a main and a dessert. Later on in the evening, a DJ will be spinning the latest tunes to ensure the celebratory vibes continue all night long. To book a table, click here.
Salt Wine Bar
There are still a few spots available at Ossington’s Salt Wine Bar for NYE. Chef Dave Kemp has put together a special five-course menu which includes some of the restaurant’s most requested dishes including Ontario prime beef short rib, grilled Spanish octopus and paella.
All of your favourite sushi and sashimi dishes are available at the Entertainment District’s JaBistro on Dec 31, or you can opt for a prix-fixe dinner menu that’s $95 per person. First course begins with a lobster miso soup, followed by a sashimi sampler, gindara (grilled black cod) and aburi sushi. For dessert, there’s a delicious chocolate matcha lava cake. A few spots are available here.
Last but certainly not least, chef Ryan Campbell has put together an exquisite five-course tasting menu for fans of old school Italian food at its finest. For $125 per person, guests can enjoy insalata del mare, stella di ricotta in brodo, agnolotti del plin and roast duck breast. Make sure to save some room for dessert — we hear the crostata di limone is divine. To find out more click here.