Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Your guide to entertaining and dining on New Year's Eve. You can stay home, go out to a bar or pub, enjoy some fine dining, have some takeout and get coffee and brunch on the morning after. It's all here.

Staying Home?
Seven businesses will help you make your evening perfect. Check them out here –

Absolute Bakery, 589 Parliament Street
Cabbagetown Organics, 499 Parliament Street
The Food Shop at Daniel et Daniel, 248 Carlton Street
The Epicure Shop, 473 Parliament Street
Simmons Flowers, 540 Parliament Street
St Jamestown Steak & Chops, 516 Parliament Street
Sweet Creamery, 521 Parliament Street

Going Out?
The Cobourg
, 533 Parliament Street (416) 913-7538
Grasshopper Bar, 460 Parliament Street (416) 323-1210
Underdown Pub, 263 Gerrard Street (416) 927-0444

Fine Dining
Ben Wicks, 424 Parliament St (416) 961-9425
Special a la carte menu with individually priced items. DJ John will perform from 9 pm. Main course specials include a rib eye steak, bouillabaise and roasted chicken breast. For dessert, there’s sticky toffee pudding or chocolate guinness cake.

Big Mamma’s Boy, 554 Parliament St (416) 927-1593
Three course prix fixe with a complimentary glass of bubbly at midnight. DJ starts at 11 pm. Shrimp cocktail, warm salad or mushroom soup. New York striploin, chicken pot pie or tuna steak. Flourless chocolate cake, trifle or Sweet Creamery gelato. $59.95

House on Parliament, 456 Parliament St (416) 925-4074
The HOP is moving and will be next door in 2011. So it’s “The Last Hurrah” here, a night to celebrate this spot without shedding too many tears for it.
Appetizers, salad, Wellington County beef tenderloin, pan-seared sea scallops, Ontario rack of lamb, dessert. Individually priced items or four-course prix fixe menu with complimentary Prosecco at $58.

JAMCafe, 195 Carlton St (416) 921-1255
Five course prix fixe menu. Curried lobster bisque, New Brunswick sturgeon gravlax with salad, duck confit soufflé and fois gras, veal tenderloin, dark chocolate mousse and lemon tarte. Specially chosen wines available for each course. $80.

Peartree, 507 Parliament St (416) 962-8190
Three-course prix fixe. Soup, salads, shrimp cocktail and calamari. Your choice of steak and lobster tails, tenderloin beef, seafood classic, sea bass, salmon, chicken breast or sweet potato ravioli. Six different desserts. From $19.99 to $24.99.

Provence Delices, 12 Amelia St (416) 924-9901
Four course prix fixe with a complimentary flute of champagne and amuse. Appetizers include marinated salmon and house chacuterie plate. Endive salad. Beef tenderloin, tuna or duck confit for entrees. Marquise au chocolat. $48.

Stonegrill, 51B Winchester St (416) 967-6565
Three course prix fixe. Soup, baby spinach salad or calamari. Main course choices: on the stone - salmon, swordfish, tiger shrimp, beef tenderloin, rack of lamb or striploin and from the kitchen - stuffed chicken supreme or butternut squash ravioli. Creme brulee, cheese cake or German chocolate layer cake. $50.

Pizza for your party
2-4-1 Pizza, 251 Parliament Street (416) 241-0241.
Justa Pizza, 553 Parliament Street (416) 927-7777
Peter’s Cajun Creole Pizza, Parliament Street (416) 368-8099
Pizza Pizza, 560 Parliament Street, (416) 967-1111

Grab ‘n Go
Gourmet Burger
, 482 Parliament Street. Burgers.
Takeout & eat in.
Lin’s Burgers, 296A Gerrard Street. Burgers, chicken.
Takeout & eat in.
Mr Sub, 296 Gerrard Street.
Subway, 531 Parliament Street.
Wing Machine, 443 Parliament Street (416) 961-1000.
Wings. Takeout, delivery & eat in.

Specialty Choices
, 200 Carlton Street (416) 962-6565.
Japanese, licensed.
Butter Chicken Factory, 556 Parliament Street (416) 964-7583.
Indian, licensed. Takeout & eat in.
China Gourmet, 235 Carlton Street (416) 515-0088.
Chinese. Takeout, delivery & eat in.
Ginger, 252 Carlton Street (416) 923-7979.
South Asian, licensed. Takeout, delivery & eat in.
Hamdi, 193 Carlton Street.
North African, Halel.
Margarita’s Mexican Fiesta, 229 Carlton Street (416) 929-6284. Mexican, licensed.
New Diamond,178 Carlton Street. Pakistani, Indian.
Tender Trap, 580 Parliament Street (416) 920-5147.
Chinese, licensed. Takeout, delivery and eat in.
Suruthi, 585 Parliament Street.
South Indian and Tamil. Takeout.
Thai to Go, 452 Gerrard Street (416) 515-8424.
Thai. Delivery.
Wow Philippines, 584 Parliament Street.

Coffee for the morning after
Coffee Time
, 541 Parliament Street
Jet Fuel, 519 Parliament Street
Mylk Uncookies, 253 Gerrard Street East
Starbucks, 490 Parliament Street
Tim Hortons, 537 Parliament St (at Winchester) & 581 Parliament St (Esso Station)

, 488 Parliament Street
Best Breakfast, 432 Parliament Street
Cranberries, 601 Parliament Street
Chew Chew, 186 Carlton Street
Johnny Gs, 478 Parliament Street
Merryberry, 559 Parliament Street