Explore the Best Women-Led Restaurants in Canada

The OpenTable Team

If you follow Canada's culinary scene, you're probably familiar with Chef Alida Solomon, Toronto restaurateur Jen Agg, and television star Ivana Raca. There are many more women in Canada's restaurant scene who are true culinary stars, and their fierce spirit and dedication to hospitality deserve recognition. In honor of International Women’s Day, OpenTable is celebrating the talented women on the front lines of the food scene. From Montreal to Toronto to Calgary, Canada's women deserve to take center stage. Diners are welcome to book a seat and experience for themselves why these female chefs, owners, and operators are rocking Canadian kitchens.

Restaurants:Tutti Matti, Grey Gardens, Graziella Restaurant
Price Range:$$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Downtown / Entertainment District, Chinatown / Kensington Market, Old Montreal
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Tutti Matti

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown / Entertainment District
856 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Comfort Food
Traditional Tuscan cuisine is at the heart of Adelaide Street's Tutti Matti, where Chef Alida Solomon has been at the helm for over 17 years. Early in her career, Chef Solomon studRead more
97% recommended

Grey Gardens

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Chinatown / Kensington Market
494 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Romance
Eclectic and funky Kensington Market is home to a variety of specialty grocery stores and vintage clothing shops all with an urban edge. Toronto restaurateur Jen Agg, whose other vRead more
93% recommended
Contemporary American in Toronto / Ontario

Graziella Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Old Montreal
694 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Creative Cuisine
Chef Graziella Battista of eponymous restaurant Graziella credits her mother as the inspiration behind her restaurant. She recalls seeing her mother feed large groups of people, anRead more
92% recommended
Business Meals in Montreal / Quebec

Helena

$$$$·Portuguese·
Old Montreal
971 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for a Date
Montreal's Old Neighborhood houses Helena, a love letter to the cuisine of Portugal. Chef and owner Helena Loureiro pays homage to her Portuguese upbringing with the restaurant thaRead more
88% recommended

Ile Flottante (former Les Deux Singes)

$$$$·International·
Mile End
1,116 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
The remodeled Ille Flottante, formerly Les Deux Singes de Montarvie, is one of the most prestigious and highly regarded restaurants in Montreal. This is thanks to chef and owner NaRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Montreal / Quebec

Chez Sophie - Montreal

$$$$·French·
Griffintown/St-Henri
483 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
Executive Chef Sophie Tabet is Montreal born and bred, and she brings her classical French training and European experience to Chez Sophie. While working in Italy, she met her husbRead more
100% recommended
Best Food in Montreal / Quebec

CHARCUT

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Downtown
3,984 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
Chef and owner of Charcut, Connie DeSousa, was a contestant on Season One of Top Chef Canada, as well as Top Chef All-Stars. Her dedication to the precision and artistry of dance aRead more
86% recommended
Contemporary Canadian in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Donna Mac

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Downtown
484 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Donna Mac's co-owner Amy Turner has been churning out grandma-style classic dishes with modern touches at the Beltline restaurant in Calgary. The name of the restaurant comes from Read more
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Blink Restaurant

$$$$·Regional American (Northwest)·
Calgary
1,826 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
  • Quiet Conversation
Since opening over 10 years ago, Calgary's Blink restaurant has received loads of praise and awards from across the country for its fresh and ever-evolving menu. The woman responsiRead more
88% recommended

Ten Foot Henry

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Calgary
2,500 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
One of Calgary's most popular casual eateries, Ten Foot Henry was launched by co-owners Aja Lapointe and Stephen Smee. A true neighborhood restaurant that is open all day, LapointeRead more
96% recommended
Best Food in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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Osteria Savio Volpe

$$$$·Italian·
South Main
1,995 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Just a fantastic food ! Seating could be more private, kind of awkward constantly looking in others plates...
96% recommended
Italian in Vancouver / British Columbia