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100 Best Restaurants in Canada for a Big Night Out for 2019

The 2019 list of the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada for a Big Night Out highlights stylish restaurants with bustling bar scenes, entertainment and lively ambience. From hidden gems to the newest place to see and be seen, these buzzing spots are perfect for a Big Night Out. The list of honourees is based on an analysis of 550,000+ reviews of more than 2,500 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified diners.

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As Voted by OpenTable Diners
Updated April 10, 2019
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Akira Back

$$$$
Asian
Entertainment District
4.7
1202 reviews
Excellent restaurant. Will definitely be back when in Toronto.

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Amsterdam Brewhouse & Restaurant

$$$$
Gastro Pub
Harbourfront
4.3
1542 reviews
We had a great time. They accommodated out early arrival and have us a table with a view. The server knew all the beers and made good recommendations to go with our food

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ANEJO Restaurant

$$$$
Mexican
Mission
4.5
1941 reviews
Our second time here, just as incredible as the first time. Delicious food, tasty drinks and lovely atmosphere. Will return again

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Avenue

$$$$
Canadian
Regina
4.8
832 reviews
Modern. Delicious. Perfect. Every time I go they change my mind about something. I’m not a cabbage person but the cabbage in the perogy dish was prepared so perfectly they converted me.

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Ayden Kitchen & Bar

$$$$
Comfort Food
Saskatoon
4.6
1833 reviews
Great meal! Lovely service. A little bit loud but that’s pretty usual with open kitchen/dining

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Bar Isabel

$$$$
Spanish
Little Italy / College St.
4.7
1019 reviews
Service was great. Very attentive. Vibe was great. Food was fantastic.

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Bar Lupulus

$$$$
Contemporary Canadian
Hintonburg
4.8
911 reviews
Exceptional quality and outstanding service. Excellent and extensive beer menu with great choices of wine and cocktails. Pricing is on the higher end and has increased like everything else. We used to eat here every few months, but now on just special occasions. Great ambience. It remains our favourite spot.

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Baro

$$$$
Latin American
King West
4.5
766 reviews
Great location and good vibe! Delicious food, lovely choices!

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Berkeley North

$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates
Hamilton
4.8
1174 reviews
Perfect food, perfect service, delicious cocktails, gorgeous environment. Truly can never go wrong at this place.

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BIERA - Ritchie Market

$$$$
Contemporary European
Edmonton
4.6
904 reviews
Great food and atmosphere. Very enjoyable.

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Boefish - Chicoutimi

$$$$
Steak
Chicoutimi
4.7
256 reviews
Beau restaurant, cuisine excellente et service impeccable! La vue sur la cuisine ouverte j'ai adoré! Très belle expérience!

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Boefish - Sherbrooke

$$$$
Steak
Sherbrooke
4.5
485 reviews
J'ai été agréablement surpris par la qualité exceptionnelle de la nourriture et du service impeccable.

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Botanist

$$$$
Unspecified
Coal Harbour
4.7
1981 reviews
Incredible from beginning to end. Our server Chris was an absolute delight and professional to the maximum. We did the 6 course tasting menu and we were completely spoiled. They even accommodated my dietary restrictions. It was a night to remember!

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Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse - Niagara Falls

$$$$
Brazilian Steakhouse
Niagara Falls
4.1
5131 reviews
From the food to the music and the service….everything was outstanding. I have been to many restaurants of a similar concept and this is by far the best. If you have not been here, you should definitely make a reservation soon :)

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Brasserie 701

$$$$
French
Old Montreal
4.1
2221 reviews
The ambience, professional and friendly service, the décor, the bar, all remind you of the best a French Brasserie can office. You can hear the music - including French classics - but it never interferes with conversation, which is how many people come to spend their lunch hour. The menu has some Brasserie staples but is more 'American' style, however, all of the food we tried was delicious and well-presented. The location is superb and only a five-minute walk from the Place d'Armes Métro station. Well worth the trip from our home on La Rive Sud.

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Bridgette Bar

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.8
2924 reviews
We were at Brigette Bar for Alberta on the Plate dining experience. We had a fabulous meal! Our server, Anna, helped make the whole evening even more enjoyable. We won’t hesitate to return.


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Byblos - Downtown

$$$$
Mediterranean
Financial District
4.6
2906 reviews
Food was excellent, service was excellent. Will 100% come back again.

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Canoe Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
Contemporary Canadian
Financial District
4.6
4858 reviews
Everything about Canoe Restaurant was exceptional. The view of the city was breathtaking, the food was excellent and the service was above and beyond. Can’t wait to go back.


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The Canteen on Portland

$$$$
Farm-to-table
Dartmouth
4.8
2015 reviews
Always a wonderful atmosphere, excellent service and absolutely delectable food. It is a must to try!

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charbar

$$$$
Canadian
Downtown
4.3
1833 reviews
We had a noon reservation and the restaurant was not at all busy, but we waited almost an hour for our food. The server gave us some tastings before we ordered our drinks which was great.

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Cibo Wine Bar - Yorkville

$$$$
Italian
Yorkville
3.9
1725 reviews
Great long lunch with friends. Excellent service and a nice meal and dessert.


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Cibo Wine Bar King St West

$$$$
Italian
King West
4.3
2696 reviews
Love the food... all incredible, great choices... love the atmosphere... love the design of the interior. Server was not great... need to be honest... was very unimpressed.


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Cluny

$$$$
French
Distillery District
4.4
4255 reviews
Awesome. My server was extremely nice and generous!

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Copacabana Brazilian Steak House - Niagara Falls

$$$$
Steakhouse
Niagara Falls
4.2
1754 reviews
We had the best waitress on Saturday night at 7 lol who served our drinks she had blonde hair to her shoulders. We didn’t have to ask for refills she was ahead of the game. The men who cut our steaks were efficient. When we requested certain steaks like the rib eye he put it in for us. Excellent service

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Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse - Adelaide (Downtown)

$$$$
Steakhouse
Financial District
4.1
2990 reviews
Amazing experience! The staff were very attentive and the food was out of this world! Will be returning in a month to celebrate my birthday! You can really see that the management is invested in his staff. Well done.

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Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse - Vaughan

$$$$
Steakhouse
Vaughan
3.9
2452 reviews
We had an awesome time celebrating my birthday. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was very tasty.

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Damas

$$$$
Syrian
Mile End
4.8
3314 reviews
awesome food bot cheap but the quality is there, very good staff

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Earls Kitchen + Bar - King Street

$$$$
American
King West
4.5
1893 reviews
Enjoyable as always, I love this place. The only concern on this visit was the washrooms, which were nowhere near as clean as they usually are. I’m tempted to blame the concert crowd for this, but in any case, I still think the washrooms should’ve been better looked after.

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El Catrin

$$$$
Mexican
Distillery District
4.4
4570 reviews
We enjoyed our meal very much and would return to try different dishes.

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El Santo

$$$$
Mexican
New Westminster
4.4
1102 reviews
The food menu is brief but everything is delectable and well portioned. The Cocktail menu is worth a trip on it's own! The servers are just lovely and attentive amidst modern décor (no Mexican hats to be found anywhere :). It's a hopping place all week, so expect energetic noise levels.

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Jérôme Ferrer Europea

$$$$
French
Montreal / Quebec
4.7
3815 reviews
Excellent service. Excellent food.

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Fairouz Cafe

$$$$
Middle Eastern
Downtown
4.6
1255 reviews
The food was excellent; we had an assortment of classic Lebanese appetizers (hummus, baba ganoush, labneh) and they were truly next level in terms of taste. Main was Shish Tawook, also excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful. We loved it all overall and will definitely be back.


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Figo

$$$$
Contemporary Italian
Entertainment District
4.2
2147 reviews
The hostess asked if we needed to be mindful of time (we had a show to go to after dinner), and although we had booked the reso with time to spare, our server went above and beyond to make sure we could order the dishes we wanted (the branzino specifically) even with a bit of a time limit. Great service!

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Flame and Smith

$$$$
Farm-to-table
Prince Edward County
4.8
724 reviews
I thought everything I had was very delicious, including sourdough bread with a light whipped butter, juicy piri-piri chicken (among the best in my lifetime) and Swiss chard with an added side of warm heirloom beets. Tasty garnishes. Huge lemon meringue tart. Excellent service from Ryan.

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Giulietta

$$$$
Italian
Little Portugal / Dundas West
4.8
1173 reviews
Exceptional food and service! Our second time there, will continue. Just wish it wasn’t so hard getting reservations, always booked!


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Grey Gardens

$$$$
Contemporary American
Chinatown / Kensington Market
4.8
767 reviews
Grey Gardens is that unique dining experience that you catch every now and then. The atmosphere is relaxed, genuine and inviting, the service is perfection without a hint of pretension and the food - the food is sublime… inventive, playful, thoughtful and most of all delicious. I love this restaurant!

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Gringo Street

$$$$
Latin American
Downtown
4.4
57 reviews
We loved the place! We loved it before and now it looks so much better. The food and drinks were amazing and Susana was perfectly kind and very attentive. The only thing we’re missing is the pork belly taco. That was our favorite. I recommend this place to everyone!

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Gyu-Kaku - Montréal, QC

$$$$
Japanese
Downtown
4.8
625 reviews
We had an amazing dining experience. The service and food were excellent.

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Italian by Night

$$$$
Italian
Saint John
4.8
2136 reviews
Food was great and our server Perry was terrific, great waiter!!

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Joe Fortes Vancouver

$$$$
Seafood
West End
4.6
6531 reviews
You can never go wrong at Joe Fortes. The food is always fresh and perfect. Our server was very friendly and took special care with my dad who is hard of hearing. I'll be back.

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The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Windsor Riverside

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown Windsor
4.6
1913 reviews
Everything was wonderful. The wait staff was on point as usual, and they gave us a huge piece of Jack Miner pie to celebrate our anniversary. Always great.

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Kellys Landing - Front Street

$$$$
Unspecified
Entertainment District
4.2
1080 reviews
I was skeptic Al cause I found the menu although diverse was limited however, I am glad we tried it out. The food we ordered was perfectly cooked, pleasantly presented and our waitress was knowledgeable, courteous and I appreciated her question which ensured she got our order right. Everything was delicious and I can’t wait to come back and let others know. Thanks.

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Kitchen76 at Two Sisters Vineyards

$$$$
Italian
Niagara-on-the-Lake
4.7
3908 reviews
Great food! Great service and great setting and excellent wind

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Kobe Japanese Steak House

$$$$
Japanese
Downtown
4.5
2110 reviews
I still haven’t ate since dinner last night I’m still so full

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KŌST

$$$$
Californian
Entertainment District
4.3
3231 reviews
I’m from Montreal and i was really surprised! The ambiance was nice! I highly recommend

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Kyo Bar Japonais

$$$$
Japanese
Old Montreal
4.5
1672 reviews
Wonderful meal. We had a mix of sushi and warm plates and everything was delicious. Excellent and friendly service as well. Highly recommended.

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La Carnita-John St

$$$$
Mexican
Entertainment District
4.1
694 reviews
Service was excellent. Food very tasty, especially the tacos.

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Lake House Restaurant

$$$$
Steak
St. Catharines
4.7
5400 reviews
Another hit!! We love love love this place and were so happy to celebrate my daughters 25th tonight. Top notch service and food!!! Thanks again

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Lena Restaurante

$$$$
South American
Financial District
4.5
1980 reviews
Summerlicious menu is fantastic, everything was delicious but the habanero gravy on the Peri Peri Chicken was a delight.


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Locale - Aurora

$$$$
Italian
Aurora
4.8
1664 reviews
Always amazing 👏 ❤️ ✨️ best food, service in Aurora!

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The Melting Pot - Edmonton

$$$$
Fondue
Edmonton
4.6
2417 reviews
It is my granddaughters 30th birthday. She really likes the Melting Pot. We had the dinner experience for 2. Everything was delicious! Thank you for the piece of cake with “ Happy Birthday “ written on the plate and a candle. That was a nice surprise.


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The Merchant Kitchen

$$$$
Global, International
Exchange District
4.7
1053 reviews
Incredible food and even better service. Eileen is our favourite server every time we eat here.

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The Merchant Tavern

$$$$
Bistro
St. John's
4.5
1429 reviews
Fun place with high energy and great food. Good people watching.

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Miku Restaurant - Vancouver

$$$$
Japanese
Coal Harbour
4.8
4869 reviews
Have been to Miku many times. It has not disappointed me at all. Great foods to start like Aburi sushi. Then there is a great view to north shore mountain.

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Miku Restaurant - Toronto

$$$$
Japanese
Financial District
4.7
2282 reviews
Amazing service and great food


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Minami Restaurant

$$$$
Japanese
Yaletown
4.7
2554 reviews
Top notch sushi with top notch service! Highly recommended!

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Modavie

$$$$
French
Old Montreal
4.5
4785 reviews
We had the lamb chops. Excellent! Live blues was also good.

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Model Milk

$$$$
Contemporary American
Calgary
4.8
1564 reviews
20/10!!! Our server was knowledgeable, helpful, patient, and sincerely great.

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The Nash

$$$$
Canadian
Inglewood
4.7
2126 reviews
Can always guarantee a great meal and service at Nash. Very professional, courteous staff and a menu that provides options for everyone to enjoy (even with food sensitivities/allergies)


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Oretta King West

$$$$
Italian
King West
4.3
1846 reviews
It is a good place to try Chef experience menu. Price is reasonable for 7 dishes. If you wanna try something new and special, have a try with their tasting menu.


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Osteria Savio Volpe

$$$$
Italian
Mount Pleasant
4.8
3591 reviews
Service was excellent. Food divine. Great experience.

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Patria

$$$$
Spanish
King West
4.5
2260 reviews
The restaurant and decor is beautiful. The food is pretty good but not as spectacular as I thought it would be.

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Pepino's Spaghetti House & La Tana

$$$$
Italian
Commercial Drive
4.8
1238 reviews
Fun and casual with lovely service. The cucumber and zucchini salad was our favourite


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Pizzeria Gusto

$$$$
Pizzeria
Academy Road
4.7
1444 reviews
Every bite of every item we ordered was better than the previous bite. Highly recommend!

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Portus 360

$$$$
Portuguese
Downtown
4.6
1502 reviews
Excellent food, great service and it was fun to see Montreal's twinkling skyline. Parking is not ideal, but it's near a metro. Unfortunately, it's not easy to access for anyone with mobility issues.

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Restaurant Toque!

$$$$
French / Canadian
Old Montreal
4.8
2810 reviews
The food was awesome! We did the degustation with wine as a compliment to each course. The service was awesome and very informative! The flavour in each serving was incredible

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Riviera

$$$$
Contemporary Canadian
Downtown
4.7
1930 reviews
While a bit on the high end, as far as pricing goes, the food was cooked with obvious passion... And you can watch the passion at work. Knowledgeable servers guided the experience, and both were right when they said "There's nothing I wouldn't have on this menu." It was surprisingly busy for a Monday night in Ottawa, which means it must be worth it.

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Rooftop Bar at the Broadview Hotel

$$$$
Global, International
Leslieville / Riverdale
4.2
1231 reviews
Beautiful view from the roof top. The food is good - the menu is small but has good varitey and has smaller or larger servings of food to choose from. Service was great. It wasn't too busy.

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Rosalinda

$$$$
Vegan
Financial District
4.4
1231 reviews
Incredible service, atmosphere and vibe. The food never leaves taste buds disappointed. I love bringing hardcore carnivores here!


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Sabor Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood
Edmonton
4.8
3541 reviews
Fantastic food and even better service ! I don’t know the servers name but he had dark curly hair tied in a ponytail. Good service always makes the dining experience so much more enjoyable! I had a mix of tapas and they were all delicious.

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Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar - Front St

$$$$
Italian
Entertainment District
4.2
1151 reviews
Excellent food and very friendly service. Jay was a fantastic server and really made the experience memorable.

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Sofia

$$$$
Italian
Yorkville
4.6
1091 reviews
The hostess was fantastic and catered to our needs extremely well. Our server was very pleasant and made good recommendations for our dining experience. The food was terrific. The ambiance was fabulous. I’ll be back

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Sticks and Stones

$$$$
Asian
Saskatoon
4.6
686 reviews
Amazing as always 🥳 such a good time, wonderful place for a girls night

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STK - Toronto

$$$$
Steakhouse
Yorkville
4.5
2078 reviews
Great ambiance and amazing food. Staff were so friendly and helpful! Steaks that melt in your mouth they are so tasty

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Ten Foot Henry

$$$$
Contemporary Canadian
Calgary
4.8
4132 reviews
Amazing! Everything was fabulous.

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Terroni Adelaide

$$$$
Italian
Financial District
4.4
4945 reviews
Great food. Fresh tasty. Great cannolis

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Terroni Price

$$$$
Italian
Rosedale / Summerhill
4.5
3219 reviews
Amazing meal and service

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Terroni Queen

$$$$
Italian
Queen West
4.5
1819 reviews
Amazing food and great service! Despite the renovations - they make everything work! Would definitely return - yummy pizza and great desert and drink selections!

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Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine- Niagara on the lake

$$$$
Canadian
Niagara-on-the-Lake
4.8
3288 reviews
Amazing food. Great value and service. Will return again. Thank you!

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The Victor – Parq Vancouver

$$$$
Steakhouse
Stadium District
4.5
2106 reviews
Everything was great! We had family visiting and wanted to take them out for a nice dinner. The only hiccup was we were asked if we wanted to sit outside or inside, so we said outside as it was a nice night, then were offered a booth. We said yes because some restaurants have booths outside, but we were taken into the middle of the restaurant, away from the windows and outdoor section to a half booth. Not a big deal as our server was great and the food was delicious, but there was a communication error. Still would recommend The Victor to friends and family.

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