50 Best Restaurants for Kid-Friendly Dining in Canada for 2018

As Voted by OpenTable Diners

Many road trips and family vacations take place during the last few weeks of summer when there’s a gap between camps and summer programs and the start of the school year. Whether families are embarking on adventures or enjoying local downtime, OpenTable's list of the 50 Best Restaurants for Kid-Friendly Dining in Canada for 2018 helps find quality dining in kid-friendly environments. The list of honourees is based on an analysis of 550,000+ reviews of more than 2,600 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified OpenTable diners.

Restaurants:21 Steps Kitchen + Bar, 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower, Ancaster Mill
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Comfort Food, Continental
Neighborhoods:Whistler Village, Downtown / Entertainment District, Ancaster

21 Steps Kitchen + Bar

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Whistler Village
1,279 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
Great meal with friends - the goats cheese appetizer and the cookie and ice cream desert were excellent - will visit again!
91% recommended
16 people mentioned the Fried Goat Cheese
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360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower

$$$$·Continental·
Downtown / Entertainment District
23,662 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
View is amazing to show guests from out of town or out country. Food is always good. I would recommend it
88% recommended
478 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Ancaster Mill

$$$$·Continental·
Ancaster
1,888 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
A lovely place to have a special event or intimate dinner. There is a good variety of food items to choose from. The staff is very professional. Also the waterfall makes for a memoRead more
93% recommended
Great for Brunch in Toronto / Ontario
11 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Benihana at Fairmont Royal York

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / Financial District
1,151 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
It was a great evening. Food was fantastic. Service was excellent.
85% recommended
7 people mentioned the Ahi Tuna

Bolero

$$$$·Brazilian·
Calgary
3,595 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Staff was so nice and friendly. The food was so delicious and there was so much of it. The desserts were also large enough that one would have been enough to share between 2 peopleRead more
91% recommended
97 people mentioned the Grilled Pineapple

Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener

$$$$·Canadian·
Kitchener
1,176 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Waiter was great, food was good. Very loud table next to us but not the fault of the restaurant. Nice meal, glad we went.
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Southern Ontario
10 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

$$$$·Canadian·
Calgary
1,735 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
They did a great job with social distancing and planning restaurant flow to maintain distancing throughout the restaurant. Staff were all wearing masks and performing hand hygiene Read more
96% recommended
Canadian in Calgary / Southern Alberta
11 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse - Niagara Falls

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Niagara Falls
3,206 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Absolutely amazing service, had the best waitress and just all around lovely experience. Definitely go back and recommend.
Good for Groups in Niagara
87 people mentioned the Grilled Pineapple

Cambridge Mill

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Cambridge
3,132 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
my partner and I had a wonderful view of the falls and it was very romantic. the service was very good and the food was wonderful.
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in Southern Ontario
37 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Canyon Creek - Niagara Falls

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Niagara Falls
2,717 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
My wife ordered a salad and steak dinner. Her steak was filled with gristle.
85% recommended
Steakhouse in Niagara
188 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Cibo 17th Ave

$$$$·Italian·
Calgary
2,004 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Loved, loved, loved this place! Was exactly the atmosphere, location and ambiance we were looking for. Cant wait to go back and try the pizza! Pasta was delish!
87% recommended
Good for Groups in Calgary / Southern Alberta
52 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Cibo Centre St

$$$$·Italian·
Calgary
929 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
They gave us special birthday treatment!
90% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Calgary / Southern Alberta
21 people mentioned the Calamari

Cluny

$$$$·French·
Distillery District
3,230 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Awesome service, ambience and food! Highly recommended it!
87% recommended
79 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse - Adelaide (Downtown)

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Financial District
2,836 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
Best restaurant I've ever been to! .
82% recommended
47 people mentioned the Grilled Pineapple

Copacabana Brazilian Steak House - Niagara Falls

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Niagara Falls
1,563 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Went here again for my birthday celebration. As in the past 4 years, this place never disappoints. Despite the current world climate, the staff was upbeat and outgoing as always. KRead more
88% recommended
Good for Groups in Niagara
34 people mentioned the Grilled Pineapple

Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse - Vaughan

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Vaughan
1,484 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
Julia - best server ever. Terrific and genuine.
82% recommended
Kid Friendly in York
13 people mentioned the Grilled Pineapple

Damas

$$$$·Syrian·
Mile End
2,481 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
  • Authentic
Get the lamb hummus!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Montreal / Quebec
17 people mentioned the Fattoush Salad

Dels Italian Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
Kitchener
1,351 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
Server Josh was excellent, and the manager Kevin as always made us feel special. Haven’t eaten at Del’s in a long time however it was awesome. Highly recommend
88% recommended
14 people mentioned the Calamari

Drake Devonshire

$$$$·Canadian·
Prince Edward County
1,150 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Great spot for brunch! Most seats will offer lake views. Servers knowledgeable about Gluten-free options on menu. Will return in the summer!
84% recommended
Scenic View in Toronto / Ontario
7 people mentioned the Fish Chip

El Catrin

$$$$·Mexican·
Distillery District
4,017 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Great service! Street food but with a gourmet twist. It’s a tapas place so no full meals.
92% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Toronto
76 people mentioned the Churro

Firestone Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·Canadian·
Lethbridge
925 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great evening on the patio! Tried the Paradise salad from the feature menu! It was very tasty! Service we got from Arty was great! Thanks for the enjoyable experience
94% recommended
Disabled Access in Calgary / Southern Alberta
19 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Golf's Steak House & Seafood

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Kitchener
980 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Prime rib is awesome as is the bruscetta is awesome as well.
95% recommended
Best Value in Southern Ontario
66 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Gyu-Kaku - Vancouver, BC | Broadway

$$$$·Japanese·
Fairview
504 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
  • Fun
BBQ in a booth, worry free about getting close to other people. Comfortable to dine even at this special situation.
95% recommended
Japanese in Vancouver / British Columbia
11 people mentioned the Gyu Kaku

Industria Pizzeria + Bar - Anjou

$$$$·Italian·
Anjou
163 reviews
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for Groups
We were a group of 10 on Mother's Day and wanted a restaurant with a relaxed ambiance, good food and good value for our money. Industria rated well on all 3 factors. Oddly they hadRead more
90% recommended
1 people mentioned the Big Mac
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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

$$$$·Seafood·
West End
5,053 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Thank you. Great meals and everything was delicious.
93% recommended
Seafood in Vancouver / British Columbia
50 people mentioned the Calamari

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Crowfoot

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Calgary
1,751 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Consistently one of the best restaurants in NW Calgary! High Energy and Great Food!
96% recommended
Special Occasion in Calgary / Southern Alberta
38 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Granville Island

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Granville Island
1,323 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
It was a really great meal and they handled all the new safety measures without it feeling awkward.
92% recommended
103 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Macleod Trail

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Calgary
1,178 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Happy you guys are open again. Had a great dinner and service as usual.
96% recommended
Steakhouse in Calgary
34 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Maple Ridge

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows
822 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
From the time we booked on line till we walked out the door, it was EXCELLENT, we will definitely be back !!!!!
94% recommended
Steakhouse in Vancouver Suburbs
15 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Montreal

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Old Montreal
755 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The best service around! They accommodated an allergy and went above and beyond to make sure that the ingredients in everything ordered did not include the allergen. As well they cRead more
94% recommended
Business Meals in Montreal / Quebec
11 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Sherway

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Etobicoke
819 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
Our server Ivan was outstanding! Exceptional server!!
92% recommended
Special Occasion in Toronto / Ontario
13 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Skyview

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Edmonton
1,515 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great waiter !
97% recommended
Special Occasion in Edmonton / Northern Alberta
27 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - South Edmonton Common

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Edmonton
1,273 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Birthday. Was 9/10. Just felt a bit rushed. Bill and machine brought even before we were done eating.
94% recommended
Steakhouse in Edmonton / Northern Alberta
24 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - St. Johns

$$$$·Steakhouse·
St. John's
1,175 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Service and food was exceptional enjoyed the atmosphere and cleanliness of restaurant and staff very courteous and knowledge as a whole was so helpful in deciding what we wanted. TRead more
93% recommended
Sunday Lunch in Atlantic Canada
22 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Market Mall

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Calgary
1,060 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
One of our favourite places to eat. Keto friendly (mostly). Friendly and efficient staff.
94% recommended
32 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - West Edmonton

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Edmonton
1,413 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Excellent experience!!
93% recommended
Steakhouse in Edmonton / Northern Alberta
42 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Whistler

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Whistler Village
1,036 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great place to grab a steak and some seafood. Our server was really really great. All the food was very good and the location was perfect in the village. You won't be disappointedRead more
87% recommended
Best Overall in Whistler / Blackcomb
38 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Kobe Japanese Steak House

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
1,116 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
awesome. good to be back
90% recommended
Japanese in Vancouver / British Columbia
7 people mentioned the Steak Lobster

Lake House Restaurant

$$$$·Steak·
St. Catharines
2,390 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Great place for a date. The patio is amazing in the summer.
96% recommended
Scenic View in Niagara
44 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Melting Pot - Edmonton

$$$$·Fondue·
Edmonton
2,130 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Great to get out. Terrific service. Could see the extra effort to clean after customers. Get great.
85% recommended
47 people mentioned the Chocolate Fondue

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro

$$$$·Canadian·
Guelph
714 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Casual
The staff is amazing. They know the menu they know how to provide good service. The food is awesome. Lots of selections very creative menu. I would recommend this restaurant to anyRead more
98% recommended
Canadian in Toronto / Ontario
13 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Miku Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Coal Harbour
3,477 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Food is awesome! Delicious delicious delicious. Friendly servers, great atmosphere! Great cocktails too!
94% recommended
50 people mentioned the Green Tea

Modavie

$$$$·French·
Old Montreal
3,524 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
We both enjoyed the Caesar salad with bacon lardons. My daughter had the saffron risotto which she really liked. I had the grilled lamb chops which were flavorful, properly cooked Read more
87% recommended
Hot Spot in Montreal / Quebec
103 people mentioned the Rack Lamb

Neverland Tea Salon

$$$$·Afternoon Tea·
Kitsilano
1,042 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
I took my mom and daughter for tea for my mom’s 65th birthday. We had an amazing time! The food was outstanding! My mom had the regular high tea, I had the Vegan, and my daughter oRead more
95% recommended
Afternoon Tea in Vancouver / British Columbia
257 people mentioned the High Tea

Open Sesame

$$$$·Pan-Asian·
Calgary
1,297 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
Birthday for my husband.
90% recommended
Good Vegetarian Options in Calgary / Southern Alberta
162 people mentioned the Stir Fry

Osteria Savio Volpe

$$$$·Italian·
Mount Pleasant
2,110 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Amazing service and selection of food. Went to celebrate my friend's birthday and he got a really nice signed card and birthday dessert. Food was great but a little salt forward. TRead more
94% recommended
Italian in Vancouver / British Columbia
25 people mentioned the Garlic Bread

Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse Calgary Downtown

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,318 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
As always, enjoyed the meal at Pampa. Service is great and we had our fill of meat. Cheesey bread is super yummy (besides the yummy meat)! 😁
88% recommended
Good for Groups in Calgary / Southern Alberta
30 people mentioned the Brazilian Bbq

Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse Edmonton Downtown

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Edmonton
4,657 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Went for lunch during DT dining week. Great price! Food as always was delicious.
90% recommended
Good for Groups in Edmonton / Northern Alberta
73 people mentioned the Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse Ellerslie

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Edmonton
1,185 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
The staff made every effort to keep everybody safe. All food items had to be ordered from the menu and were delivered plated to the table. everything was still unlimited quantitiesRead more
89% recommended
8 people mentioned the Chicken Heart

Piano Piano

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
The Annex
1,142 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Amazing place!! Food is incredible!! The place is a little bit expensive but for the food and the quality of the place it probably is worth it! Definitely recommend coming here!
86% recommended
23 people mentioned the Chop Salad
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Pineridge Hollow

$$$$·Canadian·
Oakbank
3,560 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Great service and great food. Has the chance to sit in the enclosed patio and it was very nice.
96% recommended
46 people mentioned the Perogies
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Planta Yorkville

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Yorkville
1,516 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
Beautiful location. Friendly and responsive staff. Wine and food pairings offered and were bang-on. Restaurant was busy yet we were not rushed out at all. Food prices were slightlRead more
87% recommended
Good Vegetarian Options in Toronto / Ontario
15 people mentioned the Kim Chi

PZA Parlour - Calgary

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Calgary
398 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Excellent value . Got a personal size pizza which could have easily fed two people.
89% recommended
Good for Groups in Calgary / Southern Alberta
8 people mentioned the Calamari

Ravine Vineyard Winery Restaurant

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Niagara-on-the-Lake
2,341 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
  • Local Ingredients
Great service Friendly staff excellent value great ambiance
92% recommended
Comfort Food in Toronto / Ontario
36 people mentioned the Charcuterie Board

Sauce Italian Kitchen & Market

$$$$·Italian·
Calgary
857 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
I always enjoy my Sauce Italian Kitchen experience. The only downside to this visit was LARGE, VERY noisy group of women that felt it was OK to take over the restaurant, as if it Read more
92% recommended
Best Value in Calgary / Southern Alberta
11 people mentioned the Truffle Popcorn

Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar - Yonge & Gerrard

$$$$·Italian·
Yonge and Dundas Square
1,190 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
The service was friendly and the food was delicious!
94% recommended
46 people mentioned the Fresh Mozzarella

Seasons in the Park

$$$$·Northwest·
Vancouver / British Columbia
3,891 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
Love the service, love the food, love the location!
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in Exclusive
70 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Sicilian Pasta Kitchen (South)

$$$$·Italian·
Edmonton
1,051 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
Casual, fun, excellent service, food sooooo good
94% recommended
Kid Friendly in Edmonton / Northern Alberta
6 people mentioned the Calamari

Smith Bros. Steakhouse Tavern

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Scarborough
1,581 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Absolute perfection as always.
97% recommended
141 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Smuggler's Inn

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Calgary
3,460 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Best Primrib dinner & great salad bar!
92% recommended
491 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Tea at The Empress

$$$$·Afternoon Tea·
Victoria
2,548 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Wonderful experience!! The ambiance was unmatched, the food was excellent and the service was top notch.
85% recommended
Afternoon Tea in Vancouver / British Columbia
215 people mentioned the High Tea

Terroni ADELAIDE

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown / Financial District
3,610 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
This continues to be my favourite downtown restaurant. Service and quality are second to none. Staff are friendly and the food exceptional.
86% recommended
30 people mentioned the Calamari

Terroni - Summerhill

$$$$·Italian·
Rosedale / Summerhill
2,383 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
First time dining at Terroni, Summerhill. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Our server, Ezra, was attentive, knowledgeable and personable. Excellent food and service.
89% recommended
19 people mentioned the Balsamic Vinegar

Terroni - Queen

$$$$·Italian·
Queen West
1,222 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Always a favourite. Service was amazing. Can’t wait to go back.
93% recommended
11 people mentioned the Calamari

Vaticano Cucina

$$$$·Italian·
Edmonton
561 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
Once again, we enjoyed our pilgrimage to the kitchen of the Vatican. Parker, our server, was saintly. He served the hungry personably, attentively, and compassionately regarding onRead more
93% recommended
5 people mentioned the Antipasto Platter
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Whitewater Brewing Company- Lakeside Brew Pub

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Cobden
285 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Local Ingredients
We had a large group for lunch - brunch, so the food took a long time to arrive at the table. Tables that sat down after us served food first. Saying that, we go to to the pub oRead more
95% recommended
5 people mentioned the Elk Burger
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Wienstein & Gavino's

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
952 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
An amazing overall experience, the food was magnificent and the staff were so welcoming. One of my favorite restaurants in all of Canada!
90% recommended
Good for Groups in Montreal / Quebec
10 people mentioned the Calamari

Canyon Creek - Front Street - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Financial District
3,039 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
Excellent service, great food, Prix Fix menu was a really good deal!
92% recommended
188 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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YEW seafood + bar - Four Seasons Hotel - Vancouver - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown
2,327 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
We’re sure going to miss this place. The service and quality of food and drink is still stellar even though they’re closing in a few days. Total pros. If any of the staff from hereRead more
83% recommended
54 people mentioned the Sablefish
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