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.

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.

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

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, the fish selections are the main attraction of chef Antonio Park’s omakase, or sushi tasting menu.

Wildly popular ever since it opened in 2004, this Euro-fusion hot spot sits discreetly at the northwestern edge of Gastown.

Run by a brother and sister team, the restaurant is lauded for its simple Italian bistro fare.

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

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 just across the street. But that’s the point.

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

The renovated luxury restaurant incorporates a dimly lit wine cellar with exposed beams, a casual café, fine dining area, chic bar, and lounge space, as well as an events room for private bookings.