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.

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

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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.

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

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

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 by Daniel Libeskind and composed of five interlocking prisms that render light in a cinematic style.

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.

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 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.

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.