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Regardless of which location you drop by—there are two cafes in Vancouver—you can expect Lucky's Doughnuts, made fresh daily, and the distinctive teal... Read More

In the city's epicenter of fashion and design, there's a tasting menu-only destination that has the city's attention. Diners here enjoy five courses of... Read More

French cuisine made largely using produce grown within a 10-mile radius. Read More

Sleek, modern style defines the space, which has quirky accents like paint-splattered LEGO bear sculptures and actual Game Boy's embedded in the walls.... Read More

Never tasted poutine before? This is the place to get acquainted with the concoction. A local chain, Ashton has 24 locations around the city, including... Read More

A hidden gem in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighborhood, Au Pain Grüel makes its breads using a wide variety of organic flours—wheat, rye, spelt and many... Read More

At this classic crêperie, locals line up for piping-hot cider. Read More

This lively restaurant, manned by chef Martin Picard, has earned a cultlike following both within the city and abroad for its obsessive (and inventive)... Read More

Aurora Restaurant looks out over Bedwell Harbour, and—fittingly—serves West Coast cuisine in a dining room decorated with blue tones and... Read More

This quaint restaurant is found in the province’s oldest house, built in 1675 and located in the heart of the Old City. Although the restaurant caters... Read More

Aux Anciens Canadiens is located in one of the grandest houses in old Quebec—it was first built in 1675 as Maison Jacquet. The restaurant is full of... Read More

If you’ve yet to try Malaysian cuisine, this snug, romantic, batik-decorated West End dining room is the place to do it. The vibrant, spicy dishes... Read More

Hipsters rejoice—Bao Down has opened in Gastown, and is attracting a young, cool crowd with its Asian street food (like open face steamed buns stuffed... Read More

Bar Isabel has got the laid back, weather-worn feel of a Northern Spanish eatery where good food, drink, and service is an everyday occurrence. Read More

Bar Raval has the organic feel of a Gaudi structure in Barcelona, with its rich mahogany millwork, as you sidle up to the bar for some perfectly... Read More

A literal hole-in-the-wall hidden in a small street of the Old City, Bar Sainte-Angèle is a cozy pub where locals and visitors mix to chat, drink, and... Read More

An actual “hole-in-the-wall” hidden in a small street of the Old City, Bar Sainte-Angèle is a cozy pub where locals and visitors mix to chat, drink, and... Read More

Bati Bassak’s enduring popularity doesn’t lie: locals return again and again to revel in the restaurant’s authentic Thai and Cambodian culinary fare,... Read More

Bauhaus isn't just the name of the resaturant: it's a project that sweeps from the graffiti in the bathrooms to the signature quail stew with potatoes,... Read More

During the summer, Beach Bay's patio is packed with people. Just steps away from English Bay Beach—a gorgeous site when the sun is shining—patrons can... Read More

Partners Scott and Rachelle Vivian own and operate the cozy, downtown restaurant that's a local favorite for its killer brunches (think: smoked fish... Read More

Executive Chef Amanda Ray offers the Financial District and theater-going crowds a reason to get excited about her French Bistro fare. Read More

In 1985, John Bishop opened his namesake restaurant—and dressed his tables in white linens—despite a recession. Yet the space has only seen success,... Read More

Bistro Bienville opened in 2006 on a tucked-away, tree-lined residential street that’s a five-minute walk from St. Denis. The restaurant's dining... Read More

L’Atelier is one of a handful of Grande-Allée restaurants that is not only popular with tourists, but locals as well. We go for the impressive cocktail... Read More

L’Atelier is one of a handful of Grande-Allée restaurants that is not only popular with tourists, but locals as well. We go for the impressive cocktail... Read More

Located in the super-trendy King West neighborhood, Blowfish occupies a former red brick Bank of Toronto building (which explains the high ceilings).... Read More

Not exclusively seafood, but the sea is the primary focus here. A distinctly Japanese influence can be seen at the raw bar, which serves everything from... Read More

Located in a former warehouse, Blue Water Café serves fresh regional seafood in an industrial-chic dining room designed with exposed ceiling... Read More

A trio of Vancouver’s gastronomic hot shots runs this glammed-up Gastown eatery—where the mirrored ceiling makes fun sport of ogling the... Read More

Through Boralia's lens, Canadian cuisine focuses on the country's First Nations (such as the Mi'kqmak, Métis, and Iroquois) and early immigrant dishes... Read More

You will recognize Abu Elias, a large Lebanese takeaway grill and grocery, not by the name painted on the window but by its always-crowded corner... Read More

Boudoir Lounge is the St.-Roch district’s see-and-be-seen joint for New French cuisine, cocktails, and a late-night music scene. Marked by a black... Read More

The renovated luxury restaurant incorporates a dimly lit wine cellar with exposed beams, a casual café, fine dining area, chic bar, and lounge... Read More

Though the building is a former Chinese schoolhouse in the middle of Victoria’s historic Chinatown, Brasserie L'École serves a daily... Read More

If the aroma alone of coffee can lift your spirits up, Brûlerie de Café de Québec will be your paradise. They roast coffee beans in small batches daily... Read More

Sprawled over three tiny stories, this coffee shop attracts a diverse crowd who comes to enjoy reliably good coffee, inexpensive but filling sandwiches,... Read More

Chef Rob Gentile makes a pilgrimage or two to Italy every year to research the country's regional cuisines. The results are some of the most delicious... Read More

Chef Stuart Cameron and his team create beautiful dishes here, often with house-made cheeses. The fluke in yogurt sauce is a favorite, as is the rose... Read More

Celebrity-chef Mark McEwan’s restaurant, Bymark, located in the atrium of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's sleek, glass and steel TD Centre, is widely... Read More

Locally sourced seafood, a perfect patio, and white-linen service define this snappy spot on the seawall at False Creek. Views across the water to... Read More

c5 Restaurant Lounge is located on the top floor of the Royal Ontario Museum's Michael Lee-Chin Crystal wing, a 175,000 square-foot structure designed... Read More

Stop for a latte and ham and cheese omelette at this café in a converted train station on the rail path. Read More

This large Old Port restaurant on the second floor of the cruise terminal boasts the neighborhood’s best view over the river. With the casual and rowdy... Read More

This café has long had a reputation as a den of intellectuals, perhaps because of its location in the heart of the Montcalm arts district. Regulars do... Read More

Medina recently reopened at this new location with more seating, a spacious bar, and an open kitchen. Mismatched industrial-style lighting is a nice... Read More

Ask for a table on the shaded patio and order a bowl of vegetarian chili and a hearty sandwich. Read More

The casual café of award-winning Auberge Saint-Antoine is a lounge situated in the hotel’s beautiful main hall. Leather wing chairs, plush sofas,... Read More

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

This chain of British-import coffee shops offers surprisingly tasty food. Stop in for panini or ciabatta sandwiches, Mezzalunas (olive oil–infused... Read More

Set in Montreal’s Little Italy, home to a large Italian population since the 19th-century, Caffe San Simeon has been making espresso, lattes, and... Read More

At this cozy sanctuary of candlelight and stained glass, you can canoodle over ginger-glazed duck breast or herb-crusted local halibut. Read More

The 54th floor of the Toronto Dominion Bank affords diners at Canoe some stellar city views—especially at sunset. The upscale room is meticulously... Read More

Make your way up the hill in front of the Chateau Frontenac to Cantook Coffee, where coffee is the star attraction. At this artisanal haven, there's not... Read More

Cardero’s large harborside patio—with its unimpeded views of Stanley Park, the Coast Mountains, and seaplanes landing just offshore&mdash... Read More

Give yourself about 45 minutes if you want one of the best paellas in Toronto, as they're made-to-order here. A spate of terrific starters are available... Read More

Chambar uses only regional, seasonal, sustainable ingredients its its Belgian-influenced cuisine (think: moules frites and poutine​) and has achieved... Read More

The main restaurant of iconic Château Frontenac has recently undergone a complete transformation, both in the dining room and in the kitchen. The wood,... Read More

The main restaurant of iconic Château Frontenac has recently undergone a complete transformation, both in the dining room and in the kitchen. The wood,... Read More

The main restaurant of iconic Château Frontenac has recently undergone a complete transformation, both in the dining room and in the kitchen. The wood,... Read More

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

This restaurant presents its own, casual version of Nordic cuisine, using “boreal” ingredients such as venison and game meats, foraged vegetables and... Read More

Poutine is the national food of Quebec, and yes, most restaurants, from the highest-end to the holes in the wall, serve it. But Chez Gaston is one place... Read More

Traditional French cuisine is the specialty at Chez Gautier, which has been a Montreal staple since the 1970's. The bistro is styled after a Parisian... Read More

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... Read More

Gobble gooey Canadian cheese fondue here. Read More

Set along a quiet side street between the bustling Old Port and Rue St.-Jean districts, Chez Temporel has been a haven for affordable breakfasts,... Read More

Sometimes, there's nothing more satisfying than a burger done right—that's the motto at the heart of Chez Victor. Located slightly away from the tourist... Read More

This burger joint, which started with just one location in the Upper Town, has grown to a popular local chain with outposts all over the city. The... Read More

Locals used to shy away from eating at restaurants sitting right by the Château Frontenac, since they mostly catered to the tourist crowd. That was... Read More

This newly opened gem boasts the best view in all of Quebec City. Revolving atop a 28-floor building on bustling Grande-Allée, Ciel! treats visitors to... Read More

Terra cotta floors, paintings of Tuscan vistas, and Roman-esque sculptures will transport you to Italy as quickly as the wine: or the lamb, grilled on... Read More

Chef/owner Giuseppe “Pino” Posteraro serves Mediterranean cuisine at Cioppino’s and its sister restaurant next door, Enoteca. Two... Read More

Inspired by the classic West Coast seafood restaurant, this downtown eatery serves the freshest daily catch in a spacious, two-story dining room.... Read More

Claudio Aprile has a unique distinction; he’s the only chef to be awarded six out of five stars from Toronto.com, and his fine dining restaurant,... Read More

Hand-painted tiles, marble tables, and crushed-velvet benches give the bright, airy space a distinctly Parisian sophistication. Stop in for the daily... Read More

A short and beautiful ferry ride away from Quebec City’s Old Port, Corsaire Microbrasserie blends 12 different beers, some of which are also sold in... Read More

Located in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighborhood, Cosmos was opened in 1967 by Crete-born Tony Koulakis. The eatery has just 11 stools, where... Read More

Cosmos Café is a restaurant with many personalities: family-friendly brunches, business lunches, dynamic cocktail hours, and late-night dinners all... Read More

Stop in for a pint at the convivial Craig Street Brew Pub, whose Shawnigan Irish Ale is the best of several house-made beers. Read More

Located in the historic Queen West area of Toronto, Czehoski restaurant and lounge is housed inside a 19th century building with a faded wooden sign out... Read More

Upstairs, LoPan is a snack bar offering a whimsical take on dim sum and beyond (like the Big Mac bao). Downstairs at DaiLo, the menu is more refined,... Read More

Chef Bill Jones is a passionate forager, and wild mushrooms are often the highlight of his tasting menus, served in his cozy farmhouse. Working with a... Read More

Dépanneur le Pick Up is one of Montreal’s many convenience stores, turned quirky lunch counter and diet-sensitive bakery. Seating is... Read More

This elegant oasis at the Metropolitan Hotel provides a Pacific Northwest take on international cuisine. Chef Hamid Salimian applies his talents to ... Read More

To create his Canadian cuisine, chef Derek Dammann draws ingredients from all parts of the animal as well as what's in-season at the market. More... Read More

Marked by a massive, three-dimensional sign out front, Don Mee Seafood Restaurant has been in Victoria's Chinatown for more than 80 years. The... Read More

The view: A 15-minute gondola ride lifts diners 7,700 feet above sea level to the timber-framed Eagle’s Eye Restaurant at the Kicking Horse Resort... Read More

If you can’t spare the time to drive out to a sugar shack, you can still sample some deliciousness during maple season at Laurie-Raphaël restaurant in... Read More

If you can’t spare the time to drive out to a sugar shack, you can still sample some deliciousness during maple season at Laurie-Raphaël restaurant in... Read More

Echaude serves casual bistro fare done with a flare. It's always busy (both the inside and the terrace), and the menu is impeccable. Weekend brunch is a... Read More

Husband-and-wife-team Michael Caballo and Tobey Nemeth own this gem in the city's West End. Caballo, also the head chef, creates beautifully conceived... Read More

Some 100 miles north of Toronto, Michael Stadtlander’s singular retreat serves a tasting menu nightly to fewer than a dozen diners, who bring... Read More

Residents of the Little Portugal neighborhood love the unpretentious ambience, wines by the glass, and knowledgeable servers that are friendly and... Read More

Eric Borderon is a French-born and trained artisan baker (boulanger) and pastry chef (pâtissier). His boulangerie-pâtissierie is located one... Read More

Walk into España on a weekday after 7 p.m., and you may not get a seat—even though it opened in late 2012, it's still that popular. This intimate place... Read More

If you think you love the New York bagel, your loyalty might be tested by Montreal’s small, dense, and sweet version of the boiled classic. The... Read More

Ingredients are delivered fresh daily to Chef David Gunawan, who transforms them into whimsical, delicious dishes, or rather they appear in unexpected... Read More

Pork isn't the only thing on the menu at this popular spot, where it's typical to see people lined up outside waiting for seats—though the signature... Read More

Back in 1989, three University of British Columbia students banded together to bring oversized 24-inch pizzas to Vancouver’s hungry masses. This... Read More

The inventive menu (smoked duck meatballs, braised octopus with spicy kelp, foraged mushrooms with Okanagan goat cheese) traverses the region from land... Read More

If deciding between the cuisines of eastern Asia is a challenge, the fusion cuisine served at Foxley, a restaurant near Trinity Bellwoods Park, might be... Read More

Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, this New American restaurant is located on the first floor of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)... Read More

One part restaurant, one part late-night bar, Garde Manger offers innovative seafood and a seat at the hottest party in town. Set in a historic Vieux... Read More

A bowl of this restaurant’s hearty mascarpone-and-mushroom ravioli, along with a glass of B.C. Pinot (Noir or Gris), can make a layover here seem... Read More

This unassuming seafood joint on False Creek Fisherman’s Wharf (just a short walk from the Granville Island market) doesn’t look like much... Read More

Hand-rolled gnocchi made with no potato, only ricotta, and Grana Padano cheeses, and osso buco with red wine risotto are chef Graziella Batista's... Read More

Guu has six spots in the city, and Kobachi is one of the izakaya empire's newer iterations. The wood-clad space has a rustic-Japan vibe, and is ideal... Read More

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).... Read More

Situated on Harbord Street’s burgeoning restaurant row, this small eatery serves an eclectic, globally inspired menu that incorporates regional... Read More

You'll have to eat here at least four times to experience each uniquely designed dining space. The lustrous Pearl Room, for example, glimmers with a... Read More

The hotel restaurant does well with the classics, like printanier salad and baked Canadian Brie. Read More

You can assemble a great picnic lunch at Hilary’s Cheese & Deli, where the young, mushroomy goat’s-milk blue is the standout among... Read More

A no-frills, cafeteria-style joint may not have much in the way of style, but Hon's has been impressing locals and visitors with its authentic and tasty... Read More

Get to Honest Weight early for raw oysters, clams, freshly grilled fish picked from the display coolers, and inventive dishes using the best seafood... Read More

Quebec City’s only authentic ramen joint is run by two Japanese brothers (who also own an excellent sushi restaurant in Limoilou). Passing through the... Read More

Quebec City’s only authentic ramen joint is run by two Japanese brothers (who also own an excellent sushi restaurant in Limoilou) Passing through the... Read More

Our winters may give our wine producers a hard time, but they also allow us to create our specialty: ice wine. Ice wine is a type of dessert wine... Read More

Known for its homemade pastas and pizza baked in a wood-fired oven, Il Terrazzo Ristorante is located in an out-of-the-way alley behind the province's... Read More

A low-key member of the local fine dining scene, Initiale is a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux association. The chef, originally from... Read More

Part of Glowbal Group’s ever-expanding empire (which also includes Sanafir and Coast) this downtown Italian restaurant is a popular choice for... Read More

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... Read More

Flavorful hot dogs with a Japanese twist are sold primarily from food trucks around Canada and California, but the Robson Street location in Vancouver... Read More

Travelers can make the most of a long layover or delayed flight at this Vancouver International Airport (YVR) lounge. Located just past the U.S.... Read More

Chef-owners Frédéric Morin and David McMillan are the mavericks behind Joe Beef, a delightfully disheveled counterpoint to the city&rsquo... Read More

Located in the city's Mile End district, Jun-I serves fresh fish and inventive Japanese-style dishes from namesake chef Junichi Ikematsu. The menu... Read More

Opened in 1995, this sushi bar specializes in using imported fish from Japanese and other world markets. So fresh it's sometimes delivered still alive,... Read More

Just steps from the Jean-Talon farmers’ market, diners sit at a counter and watch chef-owners Mathieu Cloutier and Jean-Philippe St.-Denis cook up... Read More

A brightly-lit atrium, French patterned tiles, and bar shelves set askew are highlights in this industrial brick building. The French-influenced, West... Read More

A bring-your-own-wine restaurant, L’Atelier combines market produce with comfort food by chefs Patrick Garneau and Benjamin Fortier. The Mile End... Read More

Situated on an ancient cobblestoned street in the Old Port district, this casual French bistro is often packed with locals throughout the day. Inside,... Read More

L’Inox, which opened over 25 years ago, is one of the city’s oldest microbreweries. Located on touristy Grande-Allée, it manages to keep a casual... Read More

A block away from Place Royale, the city’s historic settlement, L’Oncle Antoine’s unique character invites a mixed clientele of both locals and visitors... Read More

The Poutine (fries with gravy and cheese) come in 25 varieties starting at $4.00. Read More

Off the beaten path on an outlying street of Saint-Roch, La Barberie is a laid-back spot visited by a diverse crowd, including hipsters, bar flies, and... Read More

This bakery is a favorite of local workers who line up at lunchtime to get a ficelle, an individual slender baguette garnished with classic or creative... Read More

A cheerful after-work crowd heads to this trendy wine bar for locally brewed McKeown cider and tasty bar snacks like grilled calamari and olives... Read More

Owner and chef Corina Mozo (who is half Cuban) offers a respectable classic pressed sandwich, frothy cortaditos, batidos, and media noches if you're... Read More

This cafeteria-style lunch spot at the Old Port’s public market (Marché du Vieux-Port) serves dishes under $10 that are made with local ingredients... Read More

A newcomer in the arts district of Montcalm, La Fabrique makes “gastronomic poutines” its mission. The most popular variations feature confied duck, the... Read More

La Korrigane is a brewery that produces its beers in very small quantities and serves them exclusively in its lively pub. In addition to traditional... Read More

La Korrigane is a brewery that produces its beers in very small quantities and serves them exclusively in its lively pub. In addition to traditional... Read More

Set on one of the sweetest little streets in the city, next to a row of London-style terrace houses and across from an old-school convenience store, the... Read More

Just off the tourist path in the Lower Town, this unassuming restaurant is led by a young chef who crafted a menu inspired by Vietnamese, Thai, and... Read More

Home to a winner of Quebec’s Top Chef-style competition, La Planque is one of the stars of Limoilou, a neighborhood that is getting more and more... Read More

La Planque is an elegant yet cozy multi-level restaurant where the waiters get consistently top marks for their service. There's a downstairs room that... Read More

Although guests can order off an à la carte menu, patrons often opt for La Quercia's seven- or 10-course tasting menu. The homey interior has... Read More

This neighborhood bistro hits all the marks of Nouvelle Montréal cuisine: taxidermy in the dining room, chalkboard of nose-to-tail specials, and... Read More

This small, family restaurant serves aromatic Salvadorian and Mexican dishes that are guaranteed to warm up even the coldest winter evenings. Classics... Read More

This brewery makes its own blends—its beer lineup features 20+ varieties—but true to its mission of encouraging Quebec’s industry, it also serves beers... Read More

Visitors looking for a distinctively Canadian culinary experience should make their way to La Traite, a modern restaurant located in Hôtel-Musée des... Read More

Lai Wah Heen, which translates to “luxurious meeting place,” serves an upscale dim sum menu that's often lauded as the best in Toronto.... Read More

Laloux is a Parisian-style bistro in the Plateau neighborhood that offers all of its wines by the glass. The chefs use certified-sustainable seafood and... Read More

From Halo Halo to pancit noodles, and modern takes on other classics, the food here is comforting and fun. Family-friendly brunches (think: steak and... Read More

As the name suggests, rabbit is the focus at this local gem of a restaurant. Lapin Saute has 32 seats and is popular year-round: in the summer, they... Read More

The most romantic of all, the terrace of Lapin Sauté occupies an enviable spot right on pedestrian-only Petit-Champlain Street. With its lush greenery... Read More

This restaurant is owned by one of the city’s star chefs, Daniel Vézina, and bears the names of his daughter and son, the latter of whom has now taken... Read More

Le Bouchon's open kitchen, food, and decor takes its inspiration from Lyon. In many ways, dining here feels much more like being in a family home than... Read More

Inspired by bouchons, a type of restaurant found in Lyon, France, that serve a meat-centric cuisine, Le Bouchon du Pied Bleu adapts traditional French... Read More

Though it’s set in a popular tourist zone, this 30-year-old diner still attracts a loyal local clientele, which flocks to savor the reassuringly... Read More

It may be located in a popular tourist zone, but this 30-year-old diner still attracts a loyal local clientele who flock to savor the reassuringly... Read More

Located beside the Old Port cruise terminal, this waterfront eatery serves Parisian-style bistro fare amid panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River.... Read More

Le Café St.-Malo, a French bistro with a simple blue-and-white painted exterior, inhabits the ground floor of a gray brick building built in 1850... Read More

This multidisplinary space is equal parts restaurant, bar, and exhibit space. By hosting performing artists, DJs, and music shows, it caters to a... Read More

When you're based in a city as beautiful as UNESCO World Heritage site Quebec City, views are of utmost importance. Le Ciel is the only revolving... Read More

A Quebec City mainstay, Le Clocher Penché opened more than 10 years ago in the heart of the Saint-Roch neighborhood, greatly contributing to making... Read More

A Quebec City mainstay, Le Clocher Penché opened more than 10 years ago in the heart of the Saint-Roch neighborhood, greatly contributing to making... Read More

Set among Vieux-Montréal’s cobblestoned lanes, this eatery is marked only by the antler-and-fish crest hanging outside the door ... Read More

With four locations in the city, Le Cochon Dingue has been a local darling for 35 years. The secret to its success is a reliable menu that blends French... Read More

The place to go, for a rosy filet mignon with a blue-cheese sauce. Read More

The Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighborhood is filled with interesting budget-friendly shops, bars, and restaurants, and Le Comptoir is among its best... Read More

This large bakery and pastry shop—which features a dining area with several tables that allow customers to eat on site—makes one of the city’s widest... Read More

When Le Mezze opened, Quebec City’s gourmands let out a sigh of relief: Finally, an authentic Greek restaurant! The taverna is owned and managed by a... Read More

Le Nektar curates its selection of coffees to be from roasters that favor direct trade and sustainable harvesting methods. The owners like to keep up... Read More

The mission statement at Le Pied Bleu, or the Blue Foot, is simplicity, conviviality, and authenticity. Open for lunch, dinner, and brunch, the entire... Read More

One of the rare sugar shacks operating year round, Le Relais des Pins serves an excellent, all-you-can-eat menu featuring all the classics—including... Read More

An interesting concept located just off the beaten path, Le Renard et la Chouette—named after a classic fable—combines coffee shop with buvette (small... Read More

Le Sacrilège instantly makes visitors feel like regulars. The space is tight and rowdy, the atmosphere is laid-back, the service is friendly, and the... Read More

Jean-Luc Boulay, the chef at Le Saint-Amour, is originally from France and brings both tradition and innovation to his cuisine. This restaurant is... Read More

A new restaurant located inside iconic Château Frontenac, Le Sam (short for Samuel de Champlain, the city’s founder) is part restaurant, part lounge.... Read More

From his humble beginnings in a Hong Kong hotel kitchen, chef Susur Lee now brings his internationally-known talents to LEE restaurant in the King West... Read More

Meals are theatrical events at this Chinese noodle shop, where part of the fun is watching the chefs behind the counter whipping up fresh noodles.... Read More

With an atmosphere that is a notch more refined than that of other bistros, Légende is one of the city’s newest restaurants, but already one of the best... Read More

Politicos, journalists, academics, and Francophone matrons all gather at this polished and light-filled dining room in the fashionable Outremont... Read More

Sitting right at the entrance of picturesque Île d’Orléans, Les Ancêtres is a restaurant and inn housed in a 300-year-old family home. The menu proudly... Read More

Les Bossus is a family-friendly French bistro in the trendy Saint-Roch district, and located on the ground-floor of an old world brick building. Order a... Read More

Opened in 2007, Les Cons Servent is a play on words, alluding to the bistro's home-canned preserves, conserves, and pickles that are stacked on ceiling... Read More

Grab a hearty breakfast (all day) or a pot-pie lunch. Read More

The Friday-night crowd, jockeying for cocktails and microbrews at the illuminated marble bar of Lift, looks like any well-heeled cosmopolitan set. Open... Read More

Liverpool House sits next-door-but-one to sibling restaurant Joe Beef and serves market-sourced dishes cooked in French and Italian styles. Daily... Read More

The province of Québec can count over 120 microbreweries that together produce more than 3300 different beers. Want a taste? Head to Le Projet, a “beer... Read More

In the newly renovated Château Frontenac is an innovative bar concept: the 1608 makes wine and cheese pairings its specialty. Over 30 different cheeses,... Read More

After debuting in 2008, Lucien wasted little collecting accolades, earning "Best New Restaurant" by Toronto Life and getting mentioned in Food &... Read More

Dine on pouding chômeur (caramel pudding) and enjoy views of the St. Lawrence River, Gaspé Peninsula, Île D’Orleans, and the... Read More

Open since 1980, the restaurant is still the spot for expertly prepared French classics such as the generous pot-au-feu or the citrusy octopus-and... Read More

Peruvian-born chef and owner of Laurier-West restaurant Raza, Mario Navarrete Jr. opened Madre, his second restaurant, in 2007. The chef, from the glass... Read More

Chef An’s dishes are based on traditional Thai recipes and focus on four flavor profiles – hot, sour, sweet, and salty. The chef’s... Read More

It may be a little contrarian to recommend the Main, a 35-year-old smoked-meat lunch counter on Saint-Laurent, over the more legendary Schwartz’s... Read More

The elegant stone building that houses Maison Smith Cafe fits in seamlessly with its surroundings—it's in Quebec's historic district, and a few steps... Read More

This French-style deli-cum-bistro in Old Montreal is cluttered with chalkboards, Paris street signs, vintage canned goods, and faux meat hanging from... Read More

Celebrity chef Jean Georges has expanded his Michelin-starred restaurant empire in Vancouver’s highest building, the Shangri-La Hotel, situated in... Read More

Chef Michel Ross creates a dynamic menu in this neighborhood hideaway. Read More

Smack in the middle of Grande-Allée, Maurice Nightclub attracts a chic set that’s ready to flirt, dance, and drink the night away. Experienced DJs know... Read More

Afternoon tea served by hostesses in early-1900’s-style garb. Read More

Meat & Bread lives up to its name with a variety of daily sandwiches: like porchetta with salsa verde. For vegetarians, there's always grilled... Read More

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

Its location along the downtown waterfront in Canada's busiest harbor means diners at Miku are treated to spectacular views alongside their oyster... Read More

The perfect balance of tasty, affordable, and convenient, the menu at Milestone’s offers soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and steak... Read More

Greek seafood restaurant Milos opened in Montreal in 1979 and was chef-owner Costas Spiliadis’ first eatery, preceding locations in New York,... Read More

Sustainable, regional, nose to tail: that's the literal quest of Mission in Kitsilano. Try the cocktails at the lounge, like the earthy Mission Mary ... Read More

Part restaurant, part wine bar, Le Moine Échanson is a small gem of a restaurant in a lesser-known area of the Upper Town, a few minutes out of the Old... Read More

The noodle bar is the sister restaurant to the same establishment in New York, featuring bowls of hot ramen, Chang's famous steamed buns, and fried... Read More

The 280-seat restaurant sits in the Entertainment District, so chances are good that you'll spot a celebrity during film festival week dining here on... Read More

There's nothing biting about this champagne and dessert bar; except, perhaps, for the dehydrated grapefruit on the madeleine sponge and olive and lemon... Read More

Kusmi teas from France, fresh coffees, and hot chocolate accompany the prettiest confections and pastries you've seen outside of Paris. A small... Read More

Former waitresses and current friends Peneloppe Lachapelle and Lucie Nadeau have taken their restaurant-industry insider knowledge and opened Nina Pizza... Read More

Named after Toronto’s latitude, North 44º serves fare prepared by chef Mark McEwan. A redesign by the team at Yabu Pushelberg gives North 44... Read More

Located in Queen West, Nota Bene is fresh off a redesign. There are new modern murals and tumbleweeds rolling across the ceiling. But it's still perfect... Read More

Serving Greek haute cuisine against the backdrop of a stellar view, this high-profile eatery tucked beneath the Granville Street bridge is up on stilts... Read More

Opened in 1998 as a bakery but then expanded into a café, Olive & Gourmando has a menu of sandwiches served on homemade bread, pastries... Read More

A mecca for well-to-do Canadian socialites and international celebrities, gold rims nearly everything at One Restaurant in Yorkville, bill included. The... Read More

Located in St. Lawrence, this global fusion restaurant is owned by chef Claudio Aprile, also of nearby Colborne Lane. The lively interior is designed... Read More

In a town brimming with boulangeries, Paillard stands head and shoulders above the rest: manned by a Parisian master baker, it turns out whisper-light... Read More

Paillard is a favorite of visitors due to its location, right in the heart of the Old City. Communal tables, classic bistro chairs, high ceilings, made... Read More

Located in a former nineteenth-century warehouse inside the luxurious Auberge Saint-Antoine, Panache is one of the city’s most beautiful restaurants.... Read More

Since its 2004 debut, Panache has distinguished itself as one Québec’s top restaurants. With its exposed wood beams, weathered stone walls... Read More

Located in a former nineteenth-century warehouse inside the luxurious Auberge Saint-Antoine, Panache is one of the city’s most beautiful restaurants.... Read More

The team behind one of the city’s most elegant restaurants, Panache, also manages two seasonal quick eats restaurants, one at L’Île d’Orléans and the... Read More

With its inviting white and blue exterior and French windows, Panetier Baluchon is as charming on the outside as it is inside. This cafe serves pastries... Read More

The cocktail list at Patois Toronto is also not to be missed, and if you can't decide, get "The Whole Shebang"—a collection of greatest hits that can... Read More

Located in a historic house within the Old City walls, Patriarche makes an innovative menu in which each course (including desserts) features three... Read More

Its pretty terrace alone, right on one of the city’s best shopping streets, Rue Cartier, makes Picardie worth a visit, but regulars come back for the... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Authentic Neopolitan-style pizzas are on the menu at this Beaconsfield Village pizzeria, which uses fresh ingredients and a wood-burning oven handmade... Read More

Never tasted poutine before? This is the place to get acquainted with the concoction. A local chain, Ashton has 24 locations around the city, including... Read More

When you want to watch televised sport events, Pub du Parvis is one of the liveliest spots to go to; though small, the pub has several screens where... Read More

A well-liked local hideout, Pub Galway sits off the tourist-beaten path on rue Cartier. Visitors seeking out this lively address will be greeted by a... Read More

This 25-year-old, English-style pub serves one of the city’s widest selection of beers from Quebec and around the world—two dozen on tap and over 200... Read More

For 16 years, this Vancouver classic with shamelessly romantic views over English Bay has stayed pretty much packed to capacity (reservations here are... Read More

Part Indian restaurant and part ethnic market, this popular stop-in in Fairview is a moderately priced alternative to Rangoli's next-door 'world... Read More

This restaurant shares a name—and an aesthetic—with Toronto’s streetcars. Handrails line the dark-red booths, track marks decorate the... Read More

Siblings Heather, Raylene, and Cookie Rankin, of the well-known Celtic singing trio the Rankin Sisters, recently renovated Mabou's Red Shoe Pub. The... Read More

Popular with foodies and the neighborhood crowd alike, this "casual fine dining" establishment not far from Kits Beach is best known for its... Read More

Réservoir's large arched windows open in summer and its second-floor terrace overlooks raised-bed gardens and iron lampposts along cobbled Duluth... Read More

Lesser-known than its counterparts, the terrace attached to Restaurant du Musée, the restaurant of Quebec City’s fine arts museum, offers breathtaking... Read More

At this loungey locale, Chef Alex Rolland's duck breast with Japanese eggplant and black cherry sauce is a perfect stand-in for Christmas goose. Read More

Understated elegance can be hard to do correctly, but Restaurant Initiale pulls it off. The chef at this Relais & Chateaux restaurant, Yvan Lebrun,... Read More

At Le Continental, much of the menu is prepared right before your eyes—from the Caesar salad created to your exact specification at your table, to the... Read More

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

At any given time, Rodney's has 8 to 12 varieties of oysters available, primarily originating from British Columbia and other parts of Canada. But this... Read More

The oyster saloon outpost of Rodney Clark's two-restaurant bivalve empire sits on a quiet street close to the Bay Street financial district. Clark's... Read More

A secret marinade and wood-charcoal grilling make the Portuguese barbecued chicken Rotisserie Portugalia's signature dish. The chicken has a loyal... Read More

Rotisserie Romados is known for its wood-charcoal-grilled Portuguese chicken served under a mountain of French fries. At the small corner restaurant,... Read More

Loosen your tie, as the restaurant—with grayscale tiles that are a smart nod to a linoleum-clad, 50's diner—ranges from sea urchin and foie gras at... Read More

A darling of critics and a favorite of visiting celebrities, Saint-Amour has been on the radar of food lovers for over 35 years. Chef Jean-Luc Boulay, a... Read More

The 26 seats in this cozy red bistro fill quickly, so make a reservation if you want to try Vancouver's only First Nations restaurant—a space dedicated... Read More

This unusual eatery off historic Blood Alley is trendy even for Gastown, with a bare-bones constellation of menu items changed daily and displayed on a... Read More

The dining room at this global-fusion restaurant is a stunner: downstairs, 40-foot ceilings soar above booths and tables; upstairs, diners pretend they... Read More

Inside the city’s fortifications is Sapristi, a laidback bistro with an Italian-inspired menu where Quebec’s terroir products play a starring role. The... Read More

The cuisine here is sophisticated with French nuances, and there's a pasta bar on the other side of the restaurant for those seeking upscale casual... Read More

Opened in 1928, this kosher-style Jewish deli marinates its meat for 10 full days before hot-smoking it. The preservative-free beef brisket (similar to... Read More

Secret Location is a concept store and restaurant that's quickly becoming anything but a secret, thanks in part to its glass exterior and flashy blue... Read More

Like most Indian restaurants, Shahi Tandori has an extensive menu. There are over 60 dishes, and the chefs manage to master them all. The specialty is,... Read More

Open daily until 5 A.M., this place fully assumes its role as a fast-food joint and knows how to satisfy the biggest late-night cravings. The menu... Read More

Named after the elusive substance in Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World," Soma is a bean-to-bar chocolate lab and factory that started out in the city's... Read More

The inn is best known—and deservedly so—for its restaurant, where chef Sam Benedetto works wonders using almost exclusively island... Read More

This retro diner in Kitsilano channels a casual, welcoming vibe with its garage-sale decor and cozy red-vinyl booths. Wall art consists of framed album... Read More

On Limoilou’s trendy 3rd avenue, Soupe & Cie serves instant comfort to its hungry patrons. The restaurant’s piping-hot soups are inspired by... Read More

Although the Sparrow has changed chefs since its 2009 opening, the Mile End restaurant still offers all-you-can-eat brunch. The family-style spread... Read More

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

When Carlo Catallo and chef Victor Barry took over downtown's Splendido in 2009, they lightened the atmosphere with a pale-blue walls, pendant lights,... Read More

A newcomer on Grande-Allée, this laid-back tavern is a welcome addition to an area more usually known for its better-dressed restaurants and bars. The... Read More

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

"The Black Hoof is a great, no-frills charcuterie restaurant where everything is cured on the premises. The crowd is super-young and hip, and there's a... Read More

Find this high-end seafood restaurant inside a warehouse-style building on a narrow alleyway in the Financial District. Unusual dishes like snow crab... Read More

A maritime-style tavern filled with acres of worn wood, flickering oil lamps, and a winningly retro vibe (tableside Caesar salad service; a pianist... Read More

Highlights at this mountain lodge-style bistro include the 48-hour lamb shoulder with Moroccan lentils and burrata, or a Cornish game hen with truffled... Read More

Don't be fooled by the name: The Teahouse is a proper restaurant with global fare like charcuterie and roasted Pacific sablefish. And the views from its... Read More

Skip the airport’s multiple Starbucks outposts in favor of this homegrown Canadian coffee chain (founded in Ontario in 1964). A hot or iced... Read More

The indoor courtyard is what makes this popular hotel restaurant a serious winner. The price point is high here, but the quality of food makes it worth... Read More

Tucked inside one of the city’s finest boutique hotels, Toast! might have been created specifically as a couples retreat. A romantic red-hued décor and... Read More

This award-winning Japanese restaurant and sushi bar on West Broadway has an international reputation to uphold. Sushi enthusiasts from all corners of... Read More

In 2004, when chef Normand Laprise moved his acclaimed restaurant from its neighborhood haunt up in the Plateau to this airy space downtown, he might... Read More

Donuts dredged in powdered sugar, sucre à la crème (a blonde cream fudge), apple pie… All delicious desserts that many Québécois grew up eating. The... Read More

An eco-friendly restaurant with an appropriately green awning, Trafalgars focuses on fresh, local, and sustainable offerings. On a balmy day, grab a... Read More

Located on an up-and-coming street in the heart of West Queen West, Union, Toronto serves up culinary Canadiana in a Parisian-bistro-inspired... Read More

Situated in the heart of the downtown restaurant corridor, Valdez offers summertime visitors a barbecue menu upstairs on Tio's Patio that includes a... Read More

Once as a small family restaurant in Toronto and now a fast food chain, Veda presents a new approach to fast food by serving slow-cooked Indian cuisine... Read More

Installed on the mezzanine level of First Canadian Place, Canada's tallest building, Vertical—with its clean-lined geometry, sleek sandstone... Read More

No matter who you are or whom you know, you’ll need to wait for a table at this celebrated 60-seat Indian restaurant (where no reservations are... Read More

Regional cuisines from across India are found at Vij's, which has been serving Vancouver since owner Vikram opened his first location in 1994. This dim... Read More

West's menu features classic regional dishes, such as butter-braised Northern Ling cod, and Yarrow Meadows duck with kale, carrot, poached pears and... Read More

Located just around the corner from Pacific Theatre, West is often lauded as one of the best fine-dining restaurants in the city. A mirrored ceiling... Read More

Located in the Mile End area, Wilensky’s Light Lunch serves unfussy sandwiches and fountain sodas. Opened in 1932, the restaurant was made an icon... Read More

Located at the Four Seasons Vancouver, this full-service restaurant serves globally influenced Pacific Northwest cuisine from executive chef Ned Bell,... Read More

Stop in for affordable fare, including beef and Provençal fish stews and build-your-own sandwiches. Read More

Yuzu is the sushi bar for well-dressed Saint-Roch district locals. Situated on a pedestrian-only cobbled street filled with restos, bars, and clubs,... Read More

Run by a brother and sister team, the restaurant is lauded for its simple Italian bistro fare. It moved from a strip-mall location to the energy... Read More

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