Canada

August 2015

Top 10 Restaurants – Edmonton, Canada

 

Corso 32

 

10345 Jasper Ave NW,

Edmonton, AB T5J 1Y7

780-421-4622

There’s a bright, cocky energy at Corso 32, and although chef Daniel Costa likes to show off, he also knows how to keep it simple. Named for Costa’s father’s childhood address in Campania, the place is modern and minimal, and always busy. Those fortunate enough to get a reservation dine here for the legendary arancini rice balls, housemade ricotta and ravioli tossed in brown butter and sage.
Cuisine: Italian
http://corso32.com/
Red Ox Inn

 

9420 91 Street
Edmonton, AB T6C 3P4(780) 465-5727
This tiny gem of a restaurant is nestled in one of Edmonton’s oldest neighborhoods. The focus is on creative and eclectic cuisine, serving serious food in a casual atmosphere. The Red Ox Inn, a collaborative effort led by Andrea and Frank Olson, is proud of its relationship with loyal patrons, staff, and local producers. The wine list continues to grow in order to keep up with daily specials and a finely tuned menu. The Red Ox Inn is the perfect choice for a quiet dinner, a small gathering of friends, or even a private party.
Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American
http://theredoxinn.com
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Sabor Restaurant

 

10220 103 Street NW

Suite 109

Edmonton, AB T5J 0Y8

(780) 757-1114

Sabor Restaurant, located in the heart of Downtown. The food and decor are both a mix of old and new world. The menu is rich in European tradition (Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian) and graced with modern flare. We guarantee the best Seafood in town with our expertise extending to our meat and pasta dishes. You’ll find a warm and inviting atmosphere enhanced by Live music Wednesday thru Saturday Night, professional service, and a trim but superlative wine list. Also walk in to our Bodega Tapas bar serving Authentic Tapas and superb wine and cocktails.
Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, Mediterranean
www.sabordivino.ca/
Hardware Grill

 

9698 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB T5H 3V5(780) 423-0969
Established in 1996, hardware grill is an A-list dining spot in Canada. It is a glorious setting for Chef/Owner Larry Stewart’s progressive Canadian Cuisine, bold flavors, dramatic presentation, creative and whimsical prairie regional flavors, French influenced style, enthralling design and impeccable standards of service form the entire experience hardware grill.

Local owners Melinda and Larry Stewart are always there with their hand-picked brigade to offer culinary grace in an elegant casual setting with professional, convivial service. Located in the heart of the Arts District, the Historic Goodridge Block is the perfect home for this restaurant that has come to epitomize contemporary regional cuisine at its best.

Cuisine: Canadian, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
www.hardwaregrill.com
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The Marc 100, 9940 – 106 Street
Edmonton, AB T5K 2N2(780) 429-2828
A newcomer to Edmonton’s independent food scene The Marc serves up traditional offerings of classic French bistro fare. The daily fresh board offers up worthy specials that compliment this vibrant and bustling room. The Marc has quickly become a must visit as guests delight in rich duck confit and enjoy hefty pours of cheap and cheerful.

Relax at the bar and enjoy a special pour or grab a quick plate at the communal table. Join your friends and allow us to take you to France for a few hours.

Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
www.themarc.ca
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  10162 100 Street NW

Edmonton, AB T5J 0P5

(780) 424-7500

Sorrentino’s Downtown is the jewel in Sorrentino’s crown. A five star restaurant, this location caters to the office luncheon and fine dining dinner guest.

This beautiful location is an excellent venue for weddings, corporate functions, rehearsal dinners, or intimate gatherings . We offer a range of services to make your important event memorable.

Sorrentino’s Downtown Cuisine: Italian
www.sorrentinos.com/sorrentinos_downtown.html

 

RGE RD

 

10643 123 Street Northwest,

Edmonton, AB T5N 1P2

780-447-4577

** NAMED 4TH BEST NEW RESTAURANT IN CANADA 2014

Chef Blair Lebsack and partner Caitlin Fulton put their hearts and souls into the creation of their new restaurant, RGE RD. Happily for diners, it shows in every detail, from the warm and whimsical decor to the self-described untamed cuisine on the menu.

Lebsack is among the current wave of chefs who believes in foraging and skinning and scraping his way to fine food, using hyper-local ingredients and every part of the animal. That explains the presence of items like “urban greens” and dandelion vinaigrette and bone marrow and apple fennel-sausage made in-house on the menu.

But by far the most intriguing and playfully named offering in this category is “Questionable Bits,” a daily-changing dish into which Lebsack chucks whatever odd pieces of beast don’t fit comfortably onto the traditional dinner plate.

Cuisine: Local, Sustainable
www.rgerd.ca
  10612 – 82 (Whyte) Ave

Edmonton, BC T6E 2A7

(780) 757-2727

At &27 our menu reflects our personality – it’s a mishmash of familiar and faraway flavours made with traditional and trendsetting ingredients. You might say we’re a bit of a paradox. We say we’re Crafted to be Different.

When you walk through our doors, you can expect familiar fare, reimagined and served in a completely different way. At first glance, the beauty and simplicity of your dish might elicit an “oh!” of pleasant surprise. You’ll want to bury your nose in it – go ahead, we won’t judge you. Is that fresh wet earth you detect? Ripe orchard fruit? And something else you can’t quite put your finger on. Your senses are on a journey and you haven’t even taken your first bite.

Ampersand27

 

Cuisines: Canadian, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
www.ampersand27.com/
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  10053 Jasper Ave

Edmonton, AB T5J 1S5

(780) 401-2222

Madison’s Grill, an Edmonton favorite, located in the Historic 4 Star Union Bank Inn in the Heart of the Downtown Business & Arts District. Unparalleled atmosphere with Soaring Columns and Fireplace. Offering Contemporary European Cuisine, our Chefs pride themselves in utilizing the best of local products, and go to great effort working with our local producers and farmers to bring the best ingredients to our customers. Complimented with an extensive Wine list with some unique Estate & Boutique Wines. Offering Private Dining in the Vintage Room for up to 14. The hotel also offers additional meeting space and an Elegant Ballroom. Madison’s offers one of the Best Breakfasts in downtown Edmonton, Lunch with easy access for the downtown Corporate Clients, Evening Dining exceptional any night of the week.
Madison’s Grill – Union Bank Inn

 

 

Cuisine: Contemporary European, Continental
http://www.unionbankinn.com/site/madisons_grill
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LUX Steakhouse & Bar

 

10150- 101 Street

Edmonton, AB T5J 4G8

(780) 424-0400

Century Hospitality Group has ‘raised the steaks’ with the unveiling of LUX Steakhouse & Bar. Located in the heart of downtown, diners at this upscale urban steakhouse enjoy a hip, refined design and a menu that would do any traditional steakhouse proud. The atmosphere is pure modern day elegance with its vibrant colours, rich fabrics and darkly stained woods. Chef Tony Le will have your taste buds dancing with his numerous innovative creations, far from ordinary steakhouse fare. Not just satisfied with providing Edmontonians with a great dining experience, the team at LUX set about ‘raising the bar’, offering guests a finer place to sit, sip & socialize. The rich tones, soft fabrics, stunning millwork and feature waterfall wall make the LUX Bar a definite destination for the business traveller and Edmonton’s social network. In addition to housing a NY style long bar, guests can enjoy the full steakhouse menu and wash it down with a hefty selection of refined libations.
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
http://www.luxsteak.com/
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June 2015

Top 10 Restaurants –Ottawa, Canada

 

Atelier

 

540 Rochester Street
Ottawa, ON K1S 4M1(613) 321-3537
Atelier is a tasting menu restaurant in Ottawa serving ‘New Canadian’ food based on hypermodern culinary technique and technology.
Cuisine: Contemporary American
www.atelierrestaurant.ca
Restaurant E18ghteen 18 York Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 5T5(613) 244-1188
Restaurant e18hteen was named after its unique location in an 19th century heritage building in the By Ward Market Ottawa. Our adaptation of a Modern Steakhouse with a signature “Canadian Freestyle Cuisine” is a destination for local foodies, politicians, artists, celebrities and out of town visitors. E18hteen’s gourmet experience is perfect for the business professional, the socialite or romantic diner.
Cuisine:  Steak, Seafood
www.restaurant18.com
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Social

 

537 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 6Z6(613) 789-7355
Opened in the summer of 1999, SOCIAL was conceived as the perfect blend of restaurant and bar. It was envisioned as a place where guests could enjoy an evening drink without feeling obligated to order dinner too, but where a sizzling menu meant that food was always an excellent option. When its doors first opened, SOCIAL was the first restaurant in the capital to regularly feature a live DJ, which instantly gave it a reputation for innovation. Ten years later, SOCIAL continues to deliver, known in the capital city for its imagination and its chic, modern vibe. With fifteen-foot ceilings, ultramodern decor and gorgeous exposed stone walls, the space offers an unparalleled atmosphere for a sit-down dinner or some after-work cocktails. Guests can expect high-quality professional service and a menu to match, proving that SOCIAL is truly a downtown destination that has it all.
Cuisine: Continental
www.social.ca
Supply and Demand

 

1335 Wellington St W,

Ottawa, ON K1Y 3B7
613-680-2949

It’s not supposed to be this easy for a first-timer. But as one seamlessly executed dish after another – hello, plump ricotta gnudi in a don’t-waste-a-drop emulsion of butter and cooking water – is hoovered up at Supply and Demand, you notice all the little things that Steve and Jennifer Wall, rookie restaurateurs on the fresh side of 30, are getting so right.

The black-and-white bistro in Wellington West, with its seahorse wallpaper and mirrored shields, evokes an effortlessly stylish Frenchwoman from that country’s oyster-loving Atlantic coast. Chef Steve Wall’s one-page menu – he cooks, she waits tables – showcases seafood that belies our landlocked position. Meaty, coppery slices of albacore crudo sparkle beneath puffed rice, baby cilantro and a whisper of truffle oil. A sprightly chili-mint sauce elevates a squid ink rigatoni paired with golf- ball-size tuna-and-prosciutto meatballs.

Cuisine: Canadian (New), Live/Raw Food, Seafood
http://www.supplyanddemandfoods.ca/
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Play Wine and Food 1 York St,

Ottawa, ON K1N 5S7
(613) 667-9207

Play is the creation of Stephen Beckta and Chef Michael Moffatt of the renowned Beckta dining & wine.
Our hope is to offer you extraordinary food & wine with fun, value and the same warm hospitality that we have become known for.
Our menu focuses on constantly changing small plates and large selection of wines by-the-glass.
We hope to be able to introduce more Play to your dining life soon!
Cuisine: International, Tapas
http://www.playfood.ca/
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  18 York St,

Ottawa, ON K1N 5T5
(613) 562-9331

With its contemporary twist on traditional dishes, relaxed lounge-style seating, and convivial sharing plates concept, Side Door in the heart of the Byward Market may ring a bell with fans of Susur Lee. It’s no coincidence. Both Executive Chef Matt Charmichael and Chef Jonathan worked under the Hong Kong-born restaurateur and have now poured their experience and love of East-meets-West flavours into this city’s first bona-fide contemporary Asian-fusion bistro.

With the owners of Restaurant E18hteen and Social behind it, it’s no surprise that the atmosphere is an impressive mix of trendy, chic, and sophisticated. It helps to start with the stunning bones that are characteristic of these heritage buildings — sprawling, sexy, storied spaces with craggy stone walls.

Sidedoor Cuisine: Contemporary Asian
www.sidedoorrestaurant.com

 

Navarra

 

93 Murray St,

Ottawa, ON K1N 7B3
(613) 241-5500

Navarra is unique in Ottawa, a signature restaurant for the city, and one of the places that makes this Byward Market street so tasty. The food remains a draw. These are rich, broody dishes, full of layered flavours. Thoughtful attention has been paid to texture and the eating is deeply pleasurable.
Cuisine: Tapas
http://navarrarestaurant.com/
  226 Nepean St,

Ottawa, ON K2P 0B8
(613) 238-7063

Since its launch, the restaurant, located in an old Victorian house, has racked up a bevy of awards, including 4-Diamond awards and nods from Gold Metal Plates. En Route Magazine bestowed praise on it for its inventive use of Canadian ingredients and thoughtful wine-list – to say nothing of the down-to-the-details polish of the serving staff.
Beckta Dining & Wine

 

Cuisine: Modern Canadian, International
www.beckta.com/
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  296 Elgin St,

Ottawa, ON K2P 1M3
(613) 695-8696

It takes a certain kind of bravado to replace a much-celebrated, crowd-pleasing chicken dish with the more adventurous crispy rabbit Milanese. The engine that drives this “little gastropub that could” is quiet confidence and an urge to innovate — slowly, methodically, and for all the right reasons. This kitchen is genuinely moved by the gorgeous simplicity of Italian cuisine, but it often goes beyond that. Sure, they can knock those nonna dishes out of the park, but melt-in-the-mouth meatballs aren’t designed to take us on an eating adventure — that’s where the rabbit comes in. It’s the best of both worlds.
Town

 

Cuisine: Canadian, Italian, International
www.townlovesyou.ca/
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Murray Street

 

110 Murray St,

Ottawa, ON K1N 5M7
(613) 562-7244

Murray Street’s accomplished kitchen does Upper Canadian farmhouse cooking at its exuberant best, with only an occasional lusty nod to Quebec. Chef and co-owner Steve Mitton revels in off-cuts of pork and game, and specializes in colon-busting takes on vernacular culinary classics.
Cuisine: Canadian Comfort Food
http://murraystreet.ca/
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Top 10 Restaurants –Quebec City, Canada

May/June 2015

 

Le Saint-Amour

 

48, rue Sainte-Ursule,

Quebec, QC G1R4E2

418-694-0667

As a meal must be an unforgettable experience to all points of view, the two owners of Saint-Amour Mr. Jacques Fortier and Chef Jean-Luc Boulay deployed their energies to gather a passionate and caring team from the kitchen to the dining room.

The Saint-Amour is an icon of Quebec gastronomy. Allying tradition and innovation, the professional kitchen team utilises the most recent technique to honour the best products from our local producers.

Through the years, this renowned gourmet restaurant, situated in the heart of historical Quebec, has become a sophisticated and warm establishment where the qualification of distinction does not only refer to the kitchen, but also extend to the ambiance and décor. (in a point such as Sir Paul McCartney and his band decided to take their only dinner at the Saint-Amour at the occasion of their legendary concert held in Quebec City in July 2008.)

Cuisine: French
http://www.saint-amour.com
Le Patriarche

 

17 Rue Saint Stanislas,

Québec, QC G1R 4G7

418-692-5488

Nestled in the heart of Old Québec near the Saint-Jean Gate, Le Patriarche beckons with its intimate setting and the refined décor of a beautiful, circa 1827 stone house. Inside, you’ll discover that good things come in threes, as executive chef Stéphane Roth shares his creativity with his celebrated “trilogies from the terroir.”

In each of his courses you’ll find products from small livestock farmers, new finds from dedicated foragers, and the most succulent items from area market gardens. The menu gives pride of place to game and other products from the Québec terroir. Add the perfect wine and you have all the makings of an unforgettable culinary experience.

Cuisine:  Local, Quebecois
http://www.lepatriarche.com/en/index_en.html
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La Tanière

 

2115 Rang St. Ange

Quebec, Quebec

418 872 4386

Located approximately 30-35 minutes outside of downtown Quebec City, La Taniere’s cuisine features local products. The approach is centered around the five senses, sight, touch, hearing, smell and of course taste. Each of the 20 courses is paired with a different wine that compliments the food. La Taniere has been awarded the four diamond award by CAA/AAA.
Cuisine: Boreal
http://restaurantlataniere.com/restaurant-la-taniere-quebec-city/
Le Pain Béni

 

24 Rue Sainte-Anne

Quebec, Quebec

418 694 9485

Located in a stone house dating back to the 1700’s in the heart of old Quebec City. Pain Beni is a casual Bistro whose menu features comfort food with a touch of avante-garde cuisine, highlighting regional and local products. Pain Beni is known for their Quebec Cheese fondue. Pain Beni is moderately priced with an extensive wine list.
Cuisine: Quebecois, Regional
http://www.painbeni.com/en
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Le Panache 8 Rue St. Antoine

Quebec, Quebec

418 692 102

Nestled amid the stone walls of a riverside warehouse dating back to the 1800’s, the dining room offers stunning views of the St. Lawrence in an intimate setting. The cuisine is both simple and sophisticated and varies with the seasons. Produce is sourced mainly from their own organic gardens on Ile d’Orleans and small local producers. Panache is a fine dining restaurant featuring traditional French Canadian cuisine with entrees averaging over $40.00. The extensive wine cellar boasts over 12,000 bottles.
Cuisine: French Canadian
http://www.saint-antoine.com/en/dining
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  34 Rue Saint Louis,

Québec, QC G1R 4P3

418-692-1627

This establishment is named for a 19th-century book by Philippe-Aubert de Gaspé, who once resided here. The house, dating from 1675, has servers in period costume and five dining rooms with different themes. For example, the vaisselier (dish room) is bright and cheerful, with colorful antique dishes and a fireplace. There’s a more modern menu and a good wine list, but people come for the authentic French-Canadian cooking, like Lac St-Jean tourtière (meat pie), and maple-syrup pie with fresh cream. One of the best deals is a three-course meal, starting at C$19.95, available until 5:45 every day.
Aux Anciens Canadiens Cuisine: Traditional Quebecois
http://www.auxancienscanadiens.qc.ca/en/
Restaurant Le Continental 26, rue St-Louis,

Quebec, QC G1R3Y9

418-694-9995

In the gourmet world of Le Continental, traditional cuisine is classical. Enjoy the perfect service, the great flambéed dishes that pay tribute to the delicious French cuisine. The Continental’s wine cellar is most impressive with its board of famous selection of French, Italian and American wines. It offers a choice of more than five thousand bottles, four hundred different varieties from Grands Crus classés to affordable prices.
Cuisine: French
http://www.restaurantlecontinental.com
  54, Rue Saint-Pierre,

Québec City, G1K

418-694-1818

A 40-seat classical environment with its harmony of colors, highlights and enhances this distinctive architecture which immerses you in a soft and calm atmosphere where the hummms! and ahhhhhs! of Chef Lebrun’s kitchen are murmured. Whether it be the taste of the Seasonal menu, Grand menu or à la Carte menu, each will let you sample a wide selection of dishes that are sure to please your palate. Furthermore, since great cuisine rhymes with great wine, you will discover an exceptional variety of great wines cleverly selected by your host, Rolande.
Initiale Restaurant

 

Cuisine: French
http://www.restaurantinitiale.com/
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  17 Sault-au-Matelot

Vieux- Port, Quebec

418 692 1334

Located inside the charming Le Priori Hotel in the old Port of Quebec. Toast offers moderately priced cuisine of an international inspiration in a warm and trendy environment. Foie Gras is the specialty of the kitchen. There is a beautiful interior garden terrace for summer dining.
Toast Cuisine: French
www.restauranttoast.com
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  71 Saint-Paul

Vieux-Port, Quebec

418 692 1991

Situated in the old Port of Quebec surrounded by art galleries and museums, SSS offers two solitudes, the lounge with high top tables and louder music to the cozy dining room featuring a working fireplace. The menu features many local ingredients such as foie gras, duck, Quebec cheeses, poutine etc.
SSS – Simple Snack Sympathique Cuisine: French, Canadian
www.restaurantsss.com
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Top 10 Restaurants –Halifax, Canada

 17.09.2014

Five Fishermen (AXP)

 

1740 Argyle Street Halifax, NS B3J 2B6

(902) 422-4421

The Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill is known for its Nova Scotian Seafood, Alberta Angus beef and an array of Chef-inspired menu items, prepared with uncompromising quality.

Recognized annually as one of the best dining experiences in Halifax; it is located in one of downtown’s most historical buildings with connections to the Titanic and Halifax Explosion.

Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
www.fivefishermen.com
The Press Gang (AXP)

 

5218 Prince St. Halifax, NS B3J 3X4

(902) 423-8816

The Press Gang, located in the heart of downtown Halifax, occupies one of the city’s oldest historic stone structures which dates back to 1759. Boasting a formal dining experience like no other in the city, The Press Gang features an extensive menu with a rich array of exquisite seafood, meat and poultry dishes to satisfy every palate.

Visit our famous Oyster Bar for a selection of Maritime oysters, succulent appetizers and an extensive list of wines and martinis. Enjoy one of Nova Scotia’s largest scotch selections, featuring over 75 single malts and listen to our grand piano played by some of Halifax’s finest musicians every Friday and Saturday night, beginning at 7:30pm.

Cuisine: Global, International, Seafood, Steak
www.thepressgang.net
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Da Maurizio (AXP)

 

1496 Lower Water Street Halifax, NS B3J 1R7

(902) 423-0859

Da Maurizio offers a premiere dining experience on Halifax’s historical waterfront. For over twenty years this fine dining Italian restaurant has been considered the city’s favorite by locals and travelers alike. It is no wonder Da Maurizio has earned National and International awards; one visit and you will understand why. The exquisite sauces and handmade pastas, the mouth-watering seafood and grilled-to-perfection meats, the exceptional service and beautiful decor, the comprehensive wine list and romantic setting all combine to make Da Maurizio and unforgettable experience. Whether you are seeking a romantic dinner for two, a celebratory family gathering, a lighthearted evening with good friends on the patio or a business discussion over dinner, Da Maurizio is the perfect destination.
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
www.damaurizio.ca
Bicycle thief

 

1475 Lower Water St,

Halifax, NS B3J 3Z2, Canada

902-425-7993

The Bicycle Thief exudes a relaxed, come-as-you-are feel, in an atmosphere that blends Old School style with New School attitude. Drop by for lunch or supper, or pull up a chair to our wicked wine bar for a fantastic glass from our titanic selection. The Bicycle Thief offers North American food with an Italian soul – Maurizio’s Italian soul! Let his legendary cooking steal your heart…
Cuisine: North American Food, Italian Soul
http://bicyclethief.ca/
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Chives Canadian Bistro 1537 Barrington Street Halifax, NS B3J 1Z4

(902) 420-9626

Chives Canadian Bistro offers contemporary Canadian cuisine, in a unique casual atmosphere, in the heart of downtown Halifax. The key to Chives’ success over the years has been cooking with the use of local, in-season ingredients offering our twist on Canadian cuisine, creating menus using the best and the freshest from the farms and waters of Nova Scotia. Combining a relaxed atmosphere and attentive service both Haligonians and guests from afar love our bistro.

The main dining room balances a cozy and private mood, as does the Private Dining Room for larger groups, but for a special occasion, arrange for seating in the bank vault-turned-wine cellar. Awarded Two Stars out of three Where to Eat in Canada 2004-Present ;Top 100 Restaurants in Canada Wine Access magazine2006 to Present; Best Chef The Coast 2009-2010; Best Fine Dining restaurant the Coast 2010.

Cuisine: Canadian, Comfort Food
www.chives.ca
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  5120 Salter Street Halifax, NS B3J 0A1

(902) 429-5120

CUT Steakhouse offers a relaxed fine dining experience sure to please the most sophisticated of diners. Our menu’s main attraction is the dry aged USDA prime beef, aged and butchered in-house by our own exacting specifications. Start your evening with a glass of award-winning wine or perhaps a popular Steak Ale. From our menu, savour a dry-aged New York Striploin, delicious Porterhouse, Kobe rib-eye or local filet mignon, all cooked to your specifications. Finish off with an amazing sampling of fine cheeses, a specialty liqueur and a decadent dessert. Downstairs, The Grill at CUT features a fun and funky atmosphere, perfectly paired with a gourmet burger menu with your choice of sophisticated toppings and sides. Take a seat in the large, comfortable bar area overlooking the open kitchen or outside on our beautiful patio overlooking the Halifax waterfront.
Cut Steakhouse Cuisine: Steak, Contemporary American, Global, International
www.cutsteakhouse.ca
Brooklyn Warehouse 2795 Windsor St,

Halifax, NS B3K 5E3, 902-446-8181

A star in the dining scene and with locals, voted Best Restaurant for four years running in the Best of Food poll. The Brooklyn Warehouse is a cool, casual and classy eatery with a laid-back bistro vibe. The team at Brooklyn works with local producers and purveyors to make seriously good food from fresh. And boy is it fresh—Brooklyn’s recently switched over to a daily changing chalkboard menu.
Cuisine: Continental, Burgers, Healthy Eating
http://brooklynwarehouse.ca/
  1532 Granville St,

Halifax, NS B3J 1V4 902-422-0740

Our chef, Shigeru Fukuyama has been studying and working to perfect the art of Sushi and Kitchen 35 years. After 18 years as a chef in Japan and 7 years in Toronto, finally he came to Halifax. He has decided to call Halifax home. Finding Haligonians to be friendly and spirited with an appreciation for fine food, he has chosen to share his creations with those who will truly enjoy them. Please enjoy your meal, and do not hesitate to make a special request. We will gladly accommodate your unique tastes.
Sushi Shige

 

Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
http://sushishige.ca/
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  1725 Market St,

Halifax, NS B3J 3L2, 902-425-1987

Dubbed a culinary adventure, Gio restaurant shines a cutting edge on the Halifax dining scene. Gio is a feast for the senses; each plate a work of art, a perfect balance of style and substance. The decor is striking, the service superb, the menu full of unique offerings that Halifax diners have previously only glimpsed in glossy food magazines…
Gio

 

Cuisine: New Canadian
giohalifax.com
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  5212 Morris St,

Halifax, NS B3J 1B4 902-444-7663

Morris East is a creative, neighborhood restaurant featuring local, artisanal Nova Scotian products. With locations in downtown Halifax, and Bedford West, Nova Scotia, We seek out inspirational food and drink and handcraft them into imaginative meals for your dining pleasure.
Morris East Cuisine: Pizza, Pasta
http://morriseast.com/
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Top 10 Restaurants – Vancouver, Canada 
Hawksworth Location 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6P 1C7, (604) 673-7000
Cuisine Northwest, Canadian, Global, International
Web site URL Link www.hawksworthrestaurant.com
Reviews The personal dream of one of Canada’s foremost masters of cuisine, Hawksworth Restaurant, located at the legendary Rosewood Hotel Georgia, in the heart of downtown Vancouver fuses together a celebrated past with a radiant future. Celebrating contemporary Canadian Cuisine, the goal is to set forth a culinary legacy rooted in regional produce while embracing the culture and diversity of the city.
Open for breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch and dinner, the approachable menus reflect seasonality and spontaneity while demonstrating the highly skilled technique and relentless drive for perfection that has become Hawksworth’s trademark.
Black & Blue steakhouse Location 1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2V6, (604) 637-0777
  Cuisine Steakhouse, Seafood
Web site URL Link www.blackandblue.ca
Reviews Inspired by the classic steakhouses of Chicago, Black+Blue re-imagines the concept for a new generation. A massive dining room built around a custom-built meat locker, filled with the most exotic and precious cuts, it’s the sexiest room and hottest vibe in the city. A three-storey temple dedicated to creating amazing experiences, expressly designed for the people who make Vancouver an amazing place to be.All the pleasures of the flesh are served—from classic cuts of beef to the finest sipping bourbon. Make your next meal a rare occasion. Join the age-old tradition of carnivorous cuisine.The Golden Age of Steak is back.
Blue Water Cafe
Location 1095 Hamilton street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4, (604) 688-8078
Cuisine Seafood and sushi
Web site URL Link www.bluewatercafe.net
Reviews Applauded for serving some of the city’s freshest and best seafood, Blue Water Cafe is housed in a stunning brick and beam heritage warehouse conversion in the heart of Yaletown.
Executive Chef Frank Pabst is known for his innovative and brilliantly executed West Coast plates, insisting on using seafood from wild and sustainable harvest, while Raw Bar Chef Yoshiya Maruyama is true to the Japanese culinary aesthetic of pure, clean flavours and ample portions that Blue Water Cafe has long been famous for.
Italian Kitchen
Location 1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 1A1, (604) 687-2858
Cuisine Italian
Web site URL Link www.theitaliankitchen.ca
Reviews A spectacular newcomer to Vancouver’s prolific restaurant scene, Italian Kitchen arrives in the vibrant downtown neighborhood. Italian Kitchen features a multi-regional modern Italian menu dished up in ultra-sleek surroundings. Guests will delight with warm wheels of handcrafted pizza, peerless antipasto platters, creative pastas and dry-aged steaks. The 60-foot white marble ‘DOC’ bar serves classic cocktails with a new-age kick and a glass-walled wine cellar is stocked with predictably excellent Italian vintages with New and Old World offerings.
Five Sails Location 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3E1, (604) 844-2855
Cuisine Continental, French, Seafood
Web site URL Link www.fivesails.ca
Reviews The Five Sails features world class dining in an unmatched setting with stunning views of the water, mountains, and Stanley Park. There is an intimate private dining room for up to 20 guests, a chic bar/lounge area with modern fireplace and the addition of cozy, elevated booths for more relaxed dining.
Proprietors, Chef Ernst Dorfler and his wife Gerry Sayers offer their hands on attention to detail with beautifully presented continental cuisine on their seasonal a la carte menu, vegetarian menu & Chef’s Tasting menu with wine pairings selected by Sommelier, Ramon Fresneda.
Bishop’s Location 2183 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6K 1N7, (604) 738-2025
  Cuisine Northwest, Organic
Web site URL Link www.bishopsonline.com/
Reviews The fare at Bishop’s is regional and seasonal. In restaurateur John Bishop’s view, it makes sense to showcase British Columbia’s lush bounty of seafood, organic produce and meats. His exquisite West Side restaurant blends classic and modern flavours with a casual elegance that keeps clients coming back for a truly exceptional dining experience.
Market Location 1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 4T9, (604) 695-1115
Cuisine Global, International
Web site URL Link http://www.marketbyjgvancouver.com
Reviews The concept of the “hotel as a home” extends to the restaurant as its casual family kitchen. Inspired by the casual, simple elegance of modern dining, Jean-Georges has created menus that emphasize fresh, locally produced ingredients, served in a sleek and sophisticated setting.A destination restaurant with four distinct experiences: an intimate second dining room featuring a fireplace, a heated outdoor seasonal Terrace with city views, an enticing Bar and a sophisticated Dining Room. The full menu is available in all areas of the restaurant.

The Outdoor ( Seasonal ) Terrace and Bar are on a first come first served basis.

CinCin Location 1154 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 1B5, (604) 688-7338
  Cuisine Italian, steakhouse
Web site URL Link www.cincin.net
Reviews CinCin’s outstanding cuisine, legendary charm and warm hospitality have continued to win high praise both locally and internationally.From the open kitchen, executive chef Andrew Richardson orchestrates CinCin’s heritage wood-fired cucina to deliver contemporary dishes with bold flavours inspired by local ingredients and Italian inspired techniques and recipes.

A wine lover’s treasure trove, acknowledged by Wine Spectator (‘BEST OF’ AWARD OF EXCELLENCE since 2002), CinCin’s collection displays depth, diversity and value. “CHIN-CHIN”, a toast to good health, old friends and the pleasures of fine food and wine.

Chambar Location 562 Beatty street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2L3, (604) 879-7119
  Cuisine European
Web site URL Link www.chambar.com
Reviews An “unpretentious fling with fine dining”Leave your day at the door & enjoy the essentials – food, service, & great music. An exceptional cocktail list, Belgian beer, fine dining without the formalities. The food is exceptional, with a commitment to fresh seasonal produce, Belgian themed with North African influence.
Coast Location 1054 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2V6, (604) 685-5010
Cuisine Seafood, Sushi, Northwest
Web site URL Link http://www.coastrestaurant.ca
Reviews COAST showcases the best quality seafood served with classic style. Fresh oysters along with signature dishes like Dungeness crab cakes, seafood platters, chowders and sushi. Landlubbers may select juicy cuts of Triple A Canadian Prime beef. Wine list features 100 wines under $100, stocked full of gems. Adjacent O Lounge features an intimate split-level room seating 70, with plush, tangerine mid-rise sofas and sultry back-lit columns.

Top 10 Restaurants – Montreal, Canada – Submitted by ES Toronto Experts

 Europea Location 1227 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 1Z2, (514) 398-9229
Cuisine French
Web site URL Link www.europea.ca
Reviews Europea “culinary art at its finest”. Fill up your senses as you discover the best of Québec food products exquisitely prepared by two French chefs. Discover a modern and creative cuisine in a warm and intimate ambiance.
Club Chasse Location 423 Rue Saint-Claude, Montréal, QC H2Y 3B6,(514) 861-1112
et Pêche Cuisine French
Web site URL Link www.leclubchasseetpeche.com
Reviews At Club Chasse et Pêche, (“fishing and hunting club”) you are invited to take place in a most unique and exceptional world. You will discover the very creative cuisine of Chef Claude Pelletier, as well as an old style décor accented with contemporary touches and a distinct masculine flair. Fish, seafood and meats are presented in a very modern way. Voted 3rd best new restaurant in Canada by En Route magazine, a true gem on Montréal’s fine dining scene. A unique gastronomic experience.
L’Orignal Location 479 Rue Saint Alexis, Montreal, QC H2Y 2N7,(514) 303-0479
Cuisine Canadian, seafood
Web site URL Link www.restaurantlorignal.com/
Reviews L’Orignal  is a restaurant featuring a variety of game meats, fish and oysters. Located on a small cobblestone street (St. Alexis), L’Orignal is the epitome of a true Old Port restaurant. With a friendly and gracious staff, most of whom have been a part of the team since day one. Restaurant L’Orignal is the perfect place for all your special occasions. With an eclectic playlist ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Sam Cooke to Fleetwood Mac, we have created a comfortable and fun ambience for all to enjoy.
Ferreira Café Location 1446 Rue Peel, Montréal, QC H3A 1T5, (514) 848-0988
Cuisine Portuguese, Seafood, Wine Bar
Web site URL Link www.ferreiracafe.com
Reviews Ferreira Café is located in the heart of Montreal’s business district. This Portuguese restaurant boasts a fabulous decor featuring blue and yellow walls and a mounted porcelain dish collection. It stands apart thanks to its specialized cuisine. From his kitchen opening up onto the dining room, the chef, Marino Tavares, prepares traditional Portuguese dishes such as the pescador shellfish bisque, salt cod, seafood risotto, and fresh sardines grilled in sea salt and minced parsley – all stylishly presented on large colourful plates. Simply put the best seafood and fish in Montréal.
Milos Location 5357 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC H2V 4G9, (514) 272-3522
Cuisine Seafood
Web site URL Link www.milos.ca
Reviews Milos will definetely be one of your choices if you are looking for the best seafood in Montreal. If this restaurant has earned an international reputation, perhaps it is because twice weekly, owner Costas Spiliadis has fresh fish flown in from Florida, Morocco, Portugal and Greece. This simple, but warmly decorated restaurant has a top notch staff who diligently tend to guests’ every need.
Restaurant Location 438 McGill, Montréal, QC H2Y 2G1, (514) 878-1555
Helena Cuisine Portuguese
Web site URL Link http://www.restauranthelena.com/
Reviews The restaurant Helena team welcomes you in a warm, colourful and modern atmosphere, where you are invited to share and enjoy a delicious meal in good company. An unforgettable experience that allows you to discover all the refinement of Portuguese cuisine and wines for a lunch or an evening out, whether with a group or family, for a couple’s night out, or to talk business. Guests are invited to select and to share petiscos (tapas), providing an opportunity to taste all of Portugal’s flavours, from the more familiar to the unexpected, in a friendly atmosphere. More than a simple à la carte meal, restaurant Helena proposes a true feast to savour at the table!
Barroco Location 312 Saint-Paul Ouest, Montreal, QC H2Y 2A3, (514) 544-5800
Cuisine French, Spanish
Web site URL Link www.barroco.ca/
Reviews Barrocois as warm and inviting as its sibling next door, with a more formal-dining vibe. The menu itself seems to emulate the restaurant’s name (Baroque in Italian). A “taste of spring” salad announces the first endives, embellished with Brussels sprouts, pecans and gorgonzola. They also privilege fresh-caught fish and seafood; there’s a catch of the day option (market-priced), a dish of grouper and grilled octopus, and a signature paella that’s packed with lobster, shrimp and scallops. The menu also features full-meat dishes, such as a steak with chimichurri that ranks among the best in town, as well as studied full-course meals such as guinea hen with cognac and truffle sauce, with purple potatoes and manchego. Locavorism is not the standard though, as their smoked salmon is from Ireland. For those who happen by in-season, Barroco has a take on the Lobster Shackthat’s positively, well, baroque.
Da Emma Location 777 Rue de la Commune Ouest, Montreal, QC H3C 1Y5, (514) 392-1568
  Cuisine Italian
Web site URL Link No website
Reviews Da Emma, located in what was formerly Montreal’s first prison for women, won prizes for its design in 1999. Da Emma serves traditional Italian cuisine with Roman specialities. You’re sure to enjoy an agreeable evening as their guests.
Buonanotte Location 3518 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2T6, (514) 848-0644
  Cuisine Italian
Web site URL Link www.buonanotte.com
Reviews First opened in 1991, Buona Notte paved the way for Montreal fusion restaurants. However, instead of fusing cuisine types, Buona Notte combined two atmosphere types: first, it is a chic, gourmet Italian restaurant, and second, it is a hot nightclub, that features rocking DJs and a dance floor. Always modifying its image to keep up with the times, this swanky establishment has hosted celebrities the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore, Robert DeNiro and Bono. As the evening sets in, and the food settles, party regulars often stick around for the exciting nights that follow Buona Notte dinners. Although this restaurant is posh and fashionable, the DJ and dance floor are evidence that even the most sophisticated like to let loose at night.
Globe Location 3455 Saint-Laurent Blvd., Montréal, (514) 284-3823
Cuisine Global, international
Web site URL Link www.restaurantglobe.com
Reviews Inspired by a ‘Chicago style’ cuisine with hits of Italian ingredients and flavors, Chef JP Miron brings his own style of comfort food to the menu.  That’s the way to go! Globe’s presence in the Montreal restaurant scene dates back to 1993 and, since then, every chef’s priority allowed patrons to sample local seasonal products. The setting is a modern bistro and each seasonal menu offers fresh pasta, seasonal risotto and cuts of meat & fish grilled to perfection by wood fire, not to mention a seafood & oyster  bar.  The decor is welcoming, far from the modern trends of the day and the restaurant has been awarded the Wine Spectator distinction for its wine list. Be ready for the transition from supper to nightlife, including a DJ in house on the weekends; it’s simply who we are!
Top 10 Restaurants – Toronto, Canada – Submitted by ES Toronto Experts
 
Harbour 60 Location 60 Harbour street (416) 777-2111
Steakhouse Cuisine Steakhouse
Web site URL Link www.harboursixty.com
Reviews  Harbour Sixty Steakhouse is located in Toronto’s historic Harbour Commission Building; offering a luxurious atmosphere, and the very best in food, wine, and interior design.
The Fifth Location 225 Richmond Street West, (416) 979-3005
Grill Cuisine steakhouse
Web site URL Link www.thefifthgrill.com
Reviews The Fifth Grill & Terrace is entered through The Fifth Social Club. Diners will ride the original private elevator five floors up, entering a dining room that offers warm, eclectic décor, a zinc bar and a fireplace; there is also a heated year-round rooftop voted as the best patio in Toronto. The Fifth Grill & Terrace has an established reputation for its award winning cuisine; a perfect blend of classic steakhouse and French cuisine.
Canoe Location 66 Wellington Street West (416) 364-0054
Restaurant Cuisine Canadian
Web site URL Link www.oliverbonacini.com/Canoe.aspx
Reviews Canoe’s unique location high atop the TD Bank Tower affords a breathtaking view of the city. The design is a reflection of Canada’s rich raw environment with a rich palette of taupe, brown, and dark earthy tones. Chef John Horne offers an excellent menu inspired by regional Canadian cuisine. Canoe Critically acclaimed to be among Canada’s best restaurants.
Richmond Location 1 Richmond street West (647) 748-1444
Station Cuisine Local, Canadian
Web site URL Link http://richmondstation.ca
Reviews The Top Chef Canada winner: Heinrich has created a unique and casual restaurant in the heart of the Financial district. The atmosphere and dining experience are easy and fun. Richmond Station is a place to drop in for a quick burger and a beer or a destination for a 3-course meal with cocktails and wine.
Auberge du Location 4150 Yonge street (416) 222-2220
Pommier Cuisine French
Web site URL Link www.oliverbonacini.com/auberge-du-pommier.aspx
Reviews Auberge du Pommier, the original jewel in the Oliver & Bonacini crown, has been serving Toronto diners since 1987. Constructed around the rustic vestiges of two 1860’s woodcutters’ cottages, this exquisite French restaurant offers modern French cuisine, inspired service, and a 500 label wine selection.
Café Boulud Location 60 Yorkville Avenue, Four Seasons Hotel, (416) 963-6000
Cuisine French
Web site URL Link http://www.fourseasons.com/toronto/dining/cafe_boulud/
Reviews Located at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, Café Boulud serves a menu filled with the seasonal bounty of Ontario and the Niagara Peninsula. Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud has created casually refined Mediterranean dishes.  The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The light filled, loft-like restaurant is suspended above a street level bar and lounge, and includes a private dining room for up to ten guests.
Scaramouche Location 1 Benvenuto place (416) 961-8011
Cuisine Modern French / Continental
Web site URL Link www.scaramoucherestaurant.com
Reviews The restaurant’s longevity (it opened in 1981) is a testimonial to the pursuit of quality and the gracious welcome one receives at Scaramouche. Twice voted “Toronto’s Top Restaurant” by Gourmet magazine, Scaramouche remains the pre-eminent destination for fine food and excellent wines. With its unique view over the city, it is the place to be as the sun sets and the lights of the city’s skyline begin to twinkle through the restaurant’s windows.
Hudson Location 800 Dundas Street West,  (416) 644-8839
Kitchen Cuisine Bistro / Continental
Web site URL Link http://hudsonkitchen.com/
Reviews Before it even opened, this hip new Dundas West restaurant welcomed during TIFF 2013 A-list customers including Colin Firth, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt. Located in what used to be the art studio of Jackson Pollock, Hudson Kitchen is a charming, casual and elegant bistro. The food is contemporary American: The chef Robbie Hojilla takes classic foods and adds high adventure to create a truly progressive American experience.
Le Select Location 432 Wellington Street West, (416) 596-6405
Bistro Cuisine Bistro / French
Web site URL Link http://www.leselect.com/
Reviews Intimate yet social, this quintessential bistro exudes charm, casual beauty, and simple elegance. Le Select focuses on ingredients derived from sustainable farming and fisheries, using food bred/grown without hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers. Each dish is carefully prepared and wonderfully tasteful.
Black Hoof Location 928 Dundas Street West, (416) 551-8854
Cuisine Bistro / Charcuterie
Web site URL Link http://theblackhoof.com/
Reviews Everything is made: from the charcuterie to the cocktail garnishes. It’s a meat and off-cut centric menu to be sure, but there is always a fish option (sometimes, even a veggie option). There is much attention to detail in the service. The atmosphere is boisterous and casual. Please note that The Black Hoof accepts cash and Canadian debit only. NO RESERVATIONS!
Information submitted by ES Toronto Experts!Featured Restaurants – Toronto, Canada 
Jacobs & coe. Steakhouse Location 12 Brant street (416) 366-0200
Cuisine Steakhouse
Web site URL Link www.jacobssteakhouse.com
Reviews National Post , December 2010Restaurant Review: Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse “We dine in a roomfy hunting lodge for millionaires, polished wood and blond banquettes. After indulging in a warm popover, we go total protein — a plate of East and West Coast oysters ($3 each) — and eyeball the menu, skipping all the trivia and concentrating on the meat. The most expensive steak is a 16-ounce striploin for $185.”
Harbour 60 Steakhouse Location 60 Harbour street (416) 777-2111
Cuisine Steakhouse
Web site URL Link www.harboursixty.com
Reviews Lonely Planet , No date “Inside the Gothically isolated 1917 Toronto Harbour Commission building, this opulent baroque dining room glows with brass lamps and plush booths. Indulge yourself in an eminent variety of steaks, salmon or seasonal Florida stone-crab claws and broiled Caribbean lobster tail.” 
Splendido Location 88 Harbord street (416) 929-7788
Cuisine Continental
Web site URL Link http://splendido.ca/
Reviews Fordors’ Travel – Fodorite reviews, September 2013Splendido: Even the hardest to please will be thrilled by the tasting menus here“Chef Victor Barry, a disciple, ensures that even the hardest to please will be thrilled by the tasting menus here. (…)The kitchen is peerless, and the front of the house functions like a fine Swiss watch. A huge iron chandelier serves as the focal point in one of the city’s most beautifully balanced dining rooms. ”
Canoe Restaurant Location 66 Wellington Street West (416) 364-0054
Cuisine Canadian
Web site URL Link www.oliverbonacini.com/Canoe.aspx
Reviews Toronto Star, food & Wine , June 6th 2009Soaking up the view at Canoe “The food at Canoe is excellent, admittedly. The service is thoughtful and relaxed. But a large part of its value is the view”
Lee Lounge Location 601 King street West (416) 504-7867
Cuisine Asian fusion, global
Web site URL Link www.susur.com/lee/
Reviews National Post , March 2011Restaurant review“Susur has constructed a restaurant as complex as one of his own dishes, making a tent he hopes will be big enough for everyone. An audacious gamble.”
Richmond Station Location 1 Richmond street West (647) 748-1444
Cuisine Local, Canadian
Web site URL Link http://richmondstation.ca
Reviews The Globe and Mail, December 2012Richmond Station: This celebrity chef can actually cook “Carl Heinrich is talented talent. The telegenic 27-year-old chef, who won the most recent season of Top Chef Canada, used his $100,000 prize to open his first restaurant early this fall. It’s a bustling, 80-seat, split-level space near the Eaton Centre, called Richmond Station. It’s a place that, just this once, makes me grateful for the power of food TV..”
Auberge du Pommier Location 4150 Yonge street (416) 222-2220
Cuisine French
Web site URL Link www.oliverbonacini.com/auberge-du-pommier.aspx
Reviews Toronto Life“Chef Marc St. Jacques has transformed Oliver and Bonacini’s fusty 26-year-old uptown flagship into one of the city’s most exciting places to eat.(…) Every dish is an ingenious blend of tradition and innovation.”
Scaramouche Location 1 Benvenuto place (416) 961-8011
Cuisine Modern French / Continental
Web site URL Link www.scaramoucherestaurant.com
Reviews Toronto Life, January 2014Scaramouche: This long-standing midtown institution is almost anachronistic in its refinement.“This long-standing midtown institution is almost anachronistic in its refinement – the service is polished and attentive, and Keith Frogett’s luxe menu showcases superb technique without a lick of showiness.”
George restaurant Location 111 Queen street East (416) 863-6006
Cuisine International
Web site URL Link www.georgeonqueen.com
Reviews Toronto Life“The five-course tasting menu—good value at $99—lets diners surrender to Lesoto’s creative whims. His dishes are radiant to look at. They’re made with impeccable Ontario ingredients.”
Yours Truly Location 229 Ossington avenue (416) 533-2243
Cuisine International
Web site URL Link http://yours-truly.ca/
Reviews National Post, January 2012“The room itself is surprisingly spacious and the food is a joy. Go early, grab a relatively private table overlooking the street, and before the place fills up with the late night crowd, cruise chef Claudio’s carte. Two prix fixe menus, four courses, $45 for meat, $35 for vegetarian, both of which change daily, and a snack menu to sop up cocktails.”Selected best Toronto restaurant in 2012 by Toronto Life
Top 10 Restaurants – Toronto, Canada 
Bar Isabel Location 797 college street (416) 532-2222
Cuisine Spanish
Web site URL Link http://barisabel.com/
Reviews En Route Magazine , November 2013Canada’s best new restaurant in 2013“Bar Isabel looks and feels and tastes vaguely Castilian but does far more than ape a menu straight out of Madrid`.”
(The) Black Hoof Location 928 Dundas Street West (416) 551-8854
Cuisine Charcuterie
Web site URL Link http://theblackhoof.com/
Reviews Toronto Star, Life , November 22nd, 2008Carnivores delight at The Black Hoof “The crowds are inevitable. The Black Hoof should be a smash hit. Not because any critic said so, but because a product this good, at this price, has an unimpeachable greatness. Having set their own bar very high, all they need do is to keep up the fantastic work.”
Buca Location 602 King street West (416) 865-1600
Cuisine Italian
Web site URL Link http://www.buca.ca/
Reviews Frommer’s guideBuca is worth the search for the exceptional fare“Only the most popular restaurants can play a game of hide-and-seek and get away with it. And so it is with this hard-to-find Italian subterranean destination: down an alleyway with no signage. But it’s worth the search for the exceptional fare.”
Canoe Restaurant Location 66 Wellington Street West (416) 364-0054
Cuisine Canadian
Web site URL Link www.oliverbonacini.com/Canoe.aspx
Reviews Toronto Star, food & Wine , June 6th 2009Soaking up the view at Canoe “The food at Canoe is excellent, admittedly. The service is thoughtful and relaxed. But a large part of its value is the view”
Jabistro Location 222 Richmond street West (647) 748-0222
Cuisine Modern Japanese
Web site URL Link http://www.jabistro.com/
Reviews Toronto Star , February 2013JaBistro is unlike any Japanese restaurant in Toronto “JaBistro is unlike any Japanese restaurant in Toronto (…) What sets Ja apart is that it offers interesting sushi, pleasing fusion dishes and tempting imported sakes.”
Le Sélect Location 432 Wellington street West (416) 596-6405
Cuisine French
Web site URL Link www.leselect.com
Reviews Wallpaper city Guide, 2007-2008Le Sélect: For lovers of vraie Parisian ambience“For lovers of vraie Parisian ambience, food and drink there is simply no better spot than Le Sélect. This is the real thing.”
Patria Location 478 King street West (416) 367-0505
Cuisine Spanish tapas
Web site URL Link www.patriatoronto.com
Reviews Toronto Star, food & wine, January 2013Patria recreates a Barcelona tapas bar“Patria recreates a Barcelona tapas bar in the Entertainment District. (…)Here, the good taste is first and foremost.”
Scaramouche Location 1 Benvenuto place (416) 961-8011
Cuisine Modern French / Continental
Web site URL Link www.scaramoucherestaurant.com
Reviews Toronto Life, January 2014Scaramouche: This long-standing midtown institution is almost anachronistic in its refinement.“This long-standing midtown institution is almost anachronistic in its refinement – the service is polished and attentive, and Keith Frogett’s luxe menu showcases superb technique without a lick of showiness.”
Shoto, Momofuku Location 190 University Avenue, 3rf floor Shangri-La Hotel (647) 253-8000
Cuisine International
Web site URL Link http://momofuku.com/toronto/shoto/
Reviews Toronto Life, January 2014Momofuku Shoto: One of the city’s most deluxe dining experiences.“On the third floor of the new Momofuku complex awaits one of the city’s most deluxe dining experiences.”
Splendido Location 88 Harbord street (416) 929-7788
Cuisine Continental
Web site URL Link http://splendido.ca/
Reviews Fordors’ Travel – Fodorite reviews, September 2013Splendido: Even the hardest to please will be thrilled by the tasting menus here“Chef Victor Barry, a disciple, ensures that even the hardest to please will be thrilled by the tasting menus here. (…)The kitchen is peerless, and the front of the house functions like a fine Swiss watch. A huge iron chandelier serves as the focal point in one of the city’s most beautifully balanced dining rooms. ”

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