Canada

Restaurants in Canada

Restaurants in Canada offer excellent seafood, taking full advantage of the country’s vast coastal areas. Canadians can also be thanked for the creation of poutine, a hearty combo of French fries, gravy and cheese curds, as well as Montréal-style bagels, which are boiled in honey-sweetened water and baked in a wood-fired oven.

If you’re in Vancouver, don’t miss the Blue Water Café, a Yaletown district restaurant that has a solid reputation for seafood. Scallops, salmon, crab, cod and sturgeon, among many other seafood staples, are delivered to the restaurant daily, ensuring absolute freshness in whatever you decide to eat.

Toronto has one of the most popular Canadian restaurants: 360, the revolving dining room at the CN Tower. Elevated at more than 351 meters, this eatery offers seasonal menus and a spectacular view of the city. For casual waterfront dining in Winnipeg, head to the Beachcomber, a relaxed space featuring tapas like crab cakes and spring rolls, and generous entrées such as filet mignon, bison short ribs and seafood paella.

Among the dim sum temples, noodle huts, and Korean barbecue joints that make up suburban Richmond’s Asian culinary scene, this one remains a local favorite. Don’t miss the mushroom dumplings and clay-pot chicken.

The waterfront gastropub Spinnakers serves creamy Fanny Bay oysters, rich seafood chowder, and the pub’s own ESB cask ale, served on a deck overlooking the harbor.

For eight years, chef Laurent Godbout has been putting a delicious spin on classics (try his pan-seared sea bass with squid-ink risotto, scallops, and a chorizo cream sauce) in this Old Montreal dining room—and he hasn’t missed a beat yet.

Chef-owner Earlene Busch will whip up a four-course meal, including a surprisingly good dessert of cheesecake with chanterelle sauce.

Madona, one of the city's original cheap-pizza joints, serves its 99-cent slices until the early-morning hours. Located on a busy stretch of Saint-Laurent where the “The Main” intersects pedestrian Prince Arthur Street, the pizzeria is close to bars and nightclubs.

Vancouverites are coffee connoisseurs, and they’ve been lining up for lattes (all made with a signature leaf pattern topping the steamed milk) at this homegrown café since 2000.

The winery comes alive each summer with a sunset concert series and a restaurant serving game sausages and other wine-friendly food at lunch.

Tatami rooms and a revolving sushi bar add a bit of authenticity to this Japanese dining room (as much as you’ll find in an airport, anyway). Besides a full menu of sashimi and sushi rolls, you can try udon and yakisoba noodle dishes, dim sum (served every day from 9 a.m.

The foie gras is seared, whipped into a pâté, and stuffed into supple dumplings

Easily identified by the black-and-white flying pig mural on the side of the building, this tiny neighborhood bistro serves traditional French fare from chef Andrey Durbach (also of La Boca and Cafeteria).

Vancouver's vibrant Commercial Drive is known for ethnic diversity and culinary surprises, and Memphis Blues Barbecue House is no exception to that rule.