The Diner Reviews Are In: 100 Best Restaurants in Canada

The 100 Best Restaurants in Canada for 2018 are consistently putting out delicious dishes, providing impeccable service, and paying attention to every detail to orchestrate one-of-a-kind dining experiences time and again. The list features restaurants of all types and allows diners to find the right restaurant for any occasion. The list of honourees is based on an analysis of 500,000+ reviews of more than 2,500 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified diners.

According to OpenTable Diners
Restaurants:Akira Back, Ascari Enoteca, Atelier - Ottawa
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Asian, Italian, Contemporary Canadian
Neighborhoods:Downtown / Entertainment District, Leslieville / Riverdale, Downtown
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Akira Back

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown / Entertainment District
919 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine

“One of the best meals, service was amazing, food was beyond delicious and the vibe was sexy and dark. Loved everything about this spot.”

Ascari Enoteca

$$$$·Italian·
Leslieville / Riverdale
1,038 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

“We had a wonderful date at Ascari - everything was delicious and our server was funny, thoughtful, and super helpful. We look forward to going back!”

Neighbourhood Gem in Toronto
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Atelier - Ottawa

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Downtown
1,572 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Menu was unique and most of the dishes were really delicious. A few too many desserts, there should have been 1 more round of mains. OverRead more
Best Overall in Ottawa
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Bar Isabel

$$$$·Spanish·
Little Italy / College St.
696 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
Loved this restaurant. Service, food and location. We were attending a concert at the Rival Bar just a few doors down from Bar Isabel. Highly recommend this restaurant.
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Baro

$$$$·Latin American·
King West
595 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot

“Amazing service and atmosphere. Food is tapas style so great for sharing. Fun atmoshere and music for a night out . Jefferson the manager is always so kind and welcoming. Love this place.”

Berkeley North

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Hamilton
973 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Fantastic. Food. All dishes were on point but really enjoyed the spring rolls, rockfish, meatballs. Great dishes to share. Our server was fantastic. Will return.
Fit for Foodies in Southern Ontario
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Bishop's

$$$$·Regional American (Northwest)·
Kitsilano
1,877 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
Starters—Excellent oysters @ mussels. Main— well made beef tenderloin & duck.
Best Overall in Vancouver / British Columbia
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Bridgette Bar

$$$$·American·
Downtown
2,378 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Known for their delicious and generous vegetable portions, tonight’s visit did not disappoint: beets, Brussels sprouts, and carrots (charred so not that healthy) were all great. StRead more
Best Overall in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Byblos - Downtown

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Downtown / Financial District
2,488 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Good was incredible! Drinks were creative and very well made. Service was perfect. Really cool vibe in the decor.
Mediterranean in Toronto / Ontario

Carisma

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown / Financial District
1,339 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Best Italian restaurant in the Bay Street Corridor wonderful staff food is second to none

Chez Sophie - Montreal

$$$$·French·
Griffintown/St-Henri
706 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
The food, drinks and dessert were all exquisite and the service was unmatched. First time here, but definitely not the last.
Notable Wine List in Montreal / Quebec

Chiado

$$$$·Portuguese·
Little Italy / College St.
996 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion
Amazing everything!!!
Fit for Foodies in Toronto / Ontario

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill

$$$$·Italian·
Yaletown
504 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
One of my best dining experiences in Vancouver so far. It is more like a Italian than Mediterranean restaurant to me. The dining place is bright, simple and elegant, with open kitcRead more
Best Food in Vancouver / British Columbia
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Cucina Market Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Calgary
500 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
We went on a Saturday evening, and the atmosphere was relaxed yet upbeat. All staff were friendly and easy going, helpful and attentive. We tried the lamb meatball appetizer and deRead more
Business Meals in Calgary / Southern Alberta

DaiLo

$$$$·Asian·
Little Italy / College St.
1,087 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
This is an excellent restaurant. Their tasting menu is the way to go. So many flavours and interesting combinations. (which they will modify depending on any food allergies/prefereRead more
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Damas

$$$$·Syrian·
Mile End
2,987 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
Went with my wife and one of our best friends for her birthday. As per usual, Damas is fantastic.
Best Overall in Montreal / Quebec
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Don Alfonso 1890

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Yonge and Dundas Square
546 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Venue is breathtaking, service absolutely next level. Food is beyond delicious and the wine list is top notch.
Notable Wine List in Toronto / Ontario

Eden - Rimrock Resort Hotel

$$$$·Canadian·
Banff
939 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
Great place for a destination dinner, once in a lifetime opportunity
Best Food in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Downtown
487 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Romance
Excellent from start to finish. Great service, terrific food as always and came out quickly. Very timely service from our waiter throughout
Best Overall in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Fishbone Bistro - Main St Stouffville

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Stouffville
368 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem

“It is a restaurant that you always want to visit everyday! Love the whole experience with great food from appetizer to dessert!”

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George Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Downtown / Financial District
2,819 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Tasting Menu
I would eat here again. Superb in every aspect. Enjoyed the whole experience
Notable Wine List in Toronto / Ontario
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Giulietta

$$$$·Italian·
Little Portugal / Dundas West
858 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Hot Spot
Seating at the chef's table is highly recommended and is quite the spectacle.
Italian in Toronto / Ontario
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Grey Gardens

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Chinatown / Kensington Market
651 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Amazing food, great service and lovely ambiance. This is a must try!
Contemporary American in Toronto / Ontario
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Hearth Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Saskatoon
713 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Best food I've ever tasted in my life. Super cute spot and not very expensive. Get the mushroom Appy you won't be disappointed!
Best Overall in Saskatoon / Saskatchewan
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Hy's Steakhouse - Calgary

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Calgary
1,581 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
Justin was exceptional. He was kind, knowledgeable and made an incredible Cesar salad! Thank you for making our family celebration a memory bit soon to be forgotten.
Business Meals in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Ile Flottante (former Les Deux Singes)

$$$$·International·
Mile End
1,329 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Tasting menu is outstanding, great with wine pairings. Unique and unusual tasteful combinations. Excellent service !
Best Overall in Montreal / Quebec
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Joso's

$$$$·Seafood·
Yorkville
624 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Josos is always an exceptional experience! Delicious, high quality food, unique atmosphere, and attentive service. Always a favourite!
Seafood in Toronto / Ontario
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Jules Bistro- Queen West

$$$$·French·
Queen West
383 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Always excellent. Terrific service. Outstanding food. Great location.
French in Toronto / Ontario

Ki Modern Japanese + Bar - Toronto

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / Financial District
1,844 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Seated in the perfect spot with a friend, waiter was great, very helpful and respectful. Loved the hot towels to wash our hands when we arrived and another during our meal.
Japanese in Toronto

TRIO Restaurant

$$$$·International·
Waterloo
1,237 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
If you enjoy excellent service, great food and fabulous wine you can’t go wrong at the Trio. We had the tasting menu and wine pairings and the experience was divine. Ten out of tenRead more
Best Overall in Toronto / Ontario
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Klein / Harris

$$$$·Canadian·
Calgary
621 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

“The food was exceptional! Our server knew her menu and was able to talk about each item in detail. We loved our evening there and would definitely go back!”

Business Meals in Calgary / Southern Alberta

KOKO! Share Bar

$$$$·Korean·
Yorkville
255 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
Great mix of Japanese and Korean food, with some interesting cocktails. The serving staff kept bringing us water, and were very attentive, without being in the way, which was a nicRead more

Langdon Hall Dining Room

$$$$·Canadian·
Cambridge
477 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Decadently delicious! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Langdon Hall in the main dining room. We started with their freshly baked sourdough bread and chive and grRead more
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LaurieRaphael - Quebec

$$$$·Regional Canadian (Quebec)·
Québec
551 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Visited this restaurant on Nov 19, 2021 since it is very close to my hotel at Auberge St. Antoine. Tried their tasting menu and dishes were reflected their fine dining caliber wellRead more
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Le Baccara - Casino du Lac Leamy

$$$$·French·
Gatineau
545 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Scenic View
Exceptionnal dining experience where the quality of the food is only matched by the quality of the service !!
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Masaki

$$$$·Japanese·
Niagara-on-the-Lake
572 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Great sushi!! Very fresh! The service was wonderful. We were very pleased with our dinner and will definitely be back!
Japanese in Toronto / Ontario
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Michael's on Simcoe

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Entertainment District
1,093 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romance
This is a must stop whenever i’m in Toronto. As a Montrealer, I am lucky to have amazing restaurants but I put Michael’s right up there with queue de cheval and 40 Westt. (PossiblyRead more
Notable Wine List in Toronto / Ontario
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Miku Restaurant - Vancouver

$$$$·Japanese·
Coal Harbour
4,398 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront

Multiple locations recognized, including: Miku Restaurant - Vancouver Miku Restaurant - Toronto

“Miku is my favorite sushi restaurant in North America.”

Japanese in Vancouver / British Columbia
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Morton's The Steakhouse - Toronto

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Yorkville
1,428 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
I liked the steaks
Business Meals in Toronto

The Nash

$$$$·Canadian·
Inglewood
1,837 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
You have outdone yourselves.. It was a perfect evening from the front desk greeting, superb server ID 1743 was extremely knowledgeable with service, food and beverage ideas. Food wRead more
Canadian in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Oddfish Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Kitsilano
479 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
The food (as always) was delicious and perfectly presented. Service is unobtrusive and excellent. Oddfish has become our home restaurant.
Best Overall in Vancouver / British Columbia
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ONE Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Yorkville
1,306 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
Love the new menu
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Opus Restaurant

$$$$·Continental·
Yorkville
312 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
Spectacular service paired with wonderful food. The knowledgeable staff are very attentive and provide great recommendations for wine pairings. A great spot for a nice evening out,Read more
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Osteria Savio Volpe

$$$$·Italian·
Mount Pleasant
2,975 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Simply delicious! Will be back. Loved our meal and service.
Best Overall in Vancouver / British Columbia
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Pigeonhole

$$$$·Dining Bar·
Downtown
1,216 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Good for Birthdays
Amazing food and excellent service! Highly recommend the oysters!!!!
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Posto Pizzeria and Bar

$$$$·Canadian·
Calgary
1,009 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The pizza was delicious and the chili oil was a nice addition. The crust was amazing, chewy & crisp and the amount of toppings was perfect.
Canadian in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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Raymonds Restaurant

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
St. John's
1,471 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
Great evening with excellent food and service. We had oysters, parsnip soup and tartare as apps and duck and lamb as mains. All highly recommended and the tartare especially so!
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Ristorante Beatrice

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
246 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Dinner with our daughter. Food was excellent.
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Sabor Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Edmonton
3,342 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
We have been trying to make a reservation at Sabor for a while and it was always booked. I now know why. What a fabulous place! Our whole evening was amazing! Great food with gRead more
Best Overall in Edmonton / Northern Alberta
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Salt Wine Bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Ossington
540 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
We loved it. Great food and service.
Notable Wine List in Toronto / Ontario

Scaramouche Restaurant

$$$$·French·
Toronto / Ontario
1,866 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romance

Multiple locations recognized, including: Scaramouche Pasta Bar - Toronto Scaramouche Restaurant - Toronto

“Lovely as always. Superb food. Sublime service. A perennial favourite!”

Best Overall in Exclusive
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Sofia

$$$$·Italian·
Yorkville
858 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date

“This was our first dinner at Sofia. Very impressed. The ambiance, the food, the drinks and service very spectacular. Looking forward to our next visit. In our opinion, this is the best Italian Restau...

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Sorrel Rosedale

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Rosedale / Summerhill
725 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
Can not reach the phone
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Sukiyaki House

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
544 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Always the best collection of sushi. We did the bento box lunch and it was amazing. Great service!!!
Fit for Foodies in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Tanto

$$$$·Argentinean·
Ossington
190 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
We went for the 'Just feed us' option. I highly recommend this if you have a strong appetite and friends to share with, as you are able to sample a series of increasingly delightfuRead more
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Ten Foot Henry

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Calgary
3,359 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Always exceptional. Highlights included outstanding customer service; fresh and innovative plates and as always a few staples that are oh-so-perfect! High attention to detail with Read more
Best Overall in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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Terra Restaurant

$$$$·Continental·
Thornhill
1,396 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Consistently outstanding service paired with delicious food
Continental in Toronto / Ontario

Trius Winery Restaurant

$$$$·Continental·
Niagara-on-the-Lake
3,297 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance
We had the tasting menu with the wine pairings. WOW!! Incredible!! Food was prepared to perfection and thoughtfully presented. Our waiter Chris was fantastic!! Thank you for a phenRead more
Continental in Toronto / Ontario

Tzin Wine & Tapas

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Edmonton
1,859 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Best service and food in Edmonton. Perfect wine pairings and small homemade restaurant feel
Best Overall in Edmonton / Northern Alberta

Vero Bistro Moderne

$$$$·Italian·
Calgary
1,669 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion
Food and service was fantastic. Always an enjoyable dining experience!
Best Food in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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vivo ristorante - Westend

$$$$·Italian·
Edmonton
1,596 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Tonight the Fettuccini was not on par and a bit disappointing . The Carpaccio which we had not had before was fantastic as was the rest of our food. My latte was not hot, just lukeRead more
Best Service in Edmonton / Northern Alberta

The Walrus Pub & Beer Hall

$$$$·Pub·
Downtown / Financial District
129 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Live Sports
The quinoa avocado was amazing! Great service, friendly staff and good food,
Hot Spot in Toronto / Ontario

Yasu - Sushi Bar

$$$$·Japanese·
Toronto / Ontario
265 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
Always fantastic!
Best Overall in Exclusive
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The Yellow Pear Kitchen

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
St. Catharines
503 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing food. Incredible flavour. Eggs Benedict with perfectly cooked eggs, insane hollandaise, delightful potatoes and a side of crazy delicious jalapeno sausages!!!
Best Ambience in Toronto / Ontario
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Yuwa Japanese Cuisine (fka Zest Restaurant)

$$$$·Japanese·
Kitsilano
930 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
The exceptional food,style and people at Yuwa always delight and satisfy!
Japanese in Vancouver / British Columbia
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