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.

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

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 parking lot.

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 covers, vintage tin signs and ads, and collector trays.

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).

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 patisserie, sandwiches on crusty baguettes, and irresistible vanilla-pear jam.

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.

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 seasonal produce to create menus that change daily.

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 signature northern Italian dishes at her namesake restaurant.

Authentic Neopolitan-style pizzas are on the menu at this Beaconsfield Village pizzeria, which uses fresh ingredients and a wood-burning oven handmade in Naples for owners Rocco Agostino and Max Rimaldi.

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 brasserie, with leather benches, dark woodwork, and brass pillars.

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 the answer.

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, Yuzu's simple brick exterior opens up to a dining room with metallic walls, red lighting, and black seating.