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Best Eco-Friendly Restaurants in Canada

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated April 12, 2019

Get your green-on in these restaurants going above and beyond to do good for Mother Earth. From using sustainable ingredients to reducing their energy usage, these spots are serving up incredible dishes with an ultra-light carbon footprint. Book today to do your part.

A photo of AGO Bistro restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3624)
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
Financial District
About the restaurant
AGO Bistro Restaurant, located inside the Frank Gehry-designed Art Gallery of Ontario, offers brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks menus created around locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
Top review
DrRas42vip
Dined 4 days ago
We have had lunch several times at the AGO Bistro (including its previous iterations) and it has always been great.
A photo of Bistro 67 restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1744)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Whitby
About the restaurant
A “field-to-fork” restaurant inside Durham College’s Centre for Food, Bistro 67 is a showcase of the local agricultural harvest. It is a three-star certified green restaurant and has received the Feast On designation from the Culinary Tourism Alliance for its efforts to promote local foods and drinks.
Top review
SusanC
Dined 3 days ago
We had a great time. Excellent food and service. Looking forward to returning
A photo of Canoe Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (6060)
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Financial District
About the restaurant
Canoe’s critically acclaimed cuisine is a celebration of Canada’s bounty. Chef John Horne creates his dishes around the finest, freshest regional produce, fish and game, working directly with a select network of farmers and purveyors. Canadian wines feature strongly on the wine list as well.
Top review
SihwaK
Dined 6 days ago
Amazing food, services, and views as always! During the summer time, I suggest booking between 8 - 9 for the sunset experience
A photo of King Street Social Kitchen & Bar - Hyatt Regency Toronto restaurant
4.4
4.4 (304)
CAN$30 and under
Global, International
Entertainment District
About the restaurant
The globally inspired culinary offerings at King Street Social, inside the Hyatt Regency hotel, are locally sourced, seasonally fresh, farmed through sustainable practices and treated with integrity from preparation to the plate. The Hyatt brand runs a comprehensive environmental initiative that includes significantly reducing food waste and improving energy efficiency at all its hotel restaurants.
Top review
AlbertoN
Dined on Jun 19, 2024
Standard hotel restaurant, good food, downtown location.
A photo of PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium restaurant
4.3
4.3 (360)
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
Guelph
About the restaurant
PJ’s Restaurant in the Atrium is a seasonal dining spot run by students of the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management at the University of Guelph. It was named one of Canada’s greenest restaurants by the Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Food Service in 2017, marking the third consecutive year PJ’s received that honor.
Top review
MaryM
Dined on Mar 28, 2024
Meatball sub was good Surprised to find red onion in the Caesar salad Coffee cheesecake and lavender lemonade was very good.
A photo of Violino Gastronomia Italiana restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1944)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Glenora
About the restaurant
Violino Gastronomia Italiana in Edmonton works with local organic food providers to create its fine Italian specialties.
Top review
WesT
Dined 6 days ago
Service was excellent, food and drinks were some of the best weve ever had. Real value for dollar spent.
A photo of River Café restaurant
4.5
4.5 (4677)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Calgary
About the restaurant
The River Café, set inside Prince’s Island Park and accessible on foot by bridge or causeway, complements its stunning natural setting with menus showcasing the natural bounty of the local region. The restaurant works directly with local farmers, ranchers and carefully chosen purveyors of sustainable ingredients. The River Café also runs a garden apprentice program.
Top review
PeterHvip
Dined 2 days ago
We ate on the patio and had the most amazing service from Melissa. Once it got cold she moved us inside to have dessert. Great recommendations, lovely stories shared and a truly memorable experience at the River Cafe.
A photo of Woods Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1142)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Financial District
About the restaurant
The rustic-chic Woods Restaurant in Toronto strives to bring the bounty of Canada’s natural landscape to the table. This includes a curated selection of Canadian wines along with locally sourced produce and other ingredients.
Top review
Red911vip
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
My go-to spot for a spectacular & indulgent experience!
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4.7
4.7 (150)
CAN$51 and over
Spanish
Rosedale / Summerhill
About the restaurant
El Tenedor, a boutique restaurant and wine bar in Toronto, follows a nose-to-tail, leaf-to-roots philosophy emphasizing sustainability. All the ingredients that go into its French-Spanish cuisine are organic, local and sustainably grown, and the kitchen is run along zero-waste and energy-efficient principles.
Top review
SheilaL
Dined on Jan 21, 2023
An intimate, quiet, and romantic venue with very attentive and personal service. We had a wonderful evening, and the food was absolutely delicious.
A photo of Noble restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1158)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Niagara-on-the-Lake
About the restaurant
Noble, the flagship restaurant of the Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, advocates a farm-to-table ethos. Its chefs use fine local produce whenever possible in creating their sophisticated wine country-inspired cuisine, and the restaurant’s wine list showcases many Niagara-region vintages.
Top review
Bethiebethvip
Dined 1 day ago
Great food, lovely service and a beautiful place. Elegant and enjoyable. Even the music was delightful. Perfect way to start the day.
A photo of Amsterdam Barrel House restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1059)
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
Leaside
About the restaurant
As part of its environmentally friendly initiative, Amsterdam Barrel House in Toronto runs a processing system that turns food waste into a dehydrated pulp given to local farmers as pig feed. The restaurant also sources its proteins and produce from local, sustainable sources.
Top review
Lorna
Dined 6 days ago
We were very happy to be outside but protected from the rainstorm. Or server was very gracious. We were chatting so much we were having trouble getting around to ordering, but she was very patient with us. When we did order, she could answer allergy and food sensitivity questions. We were all happy with our food choices - a vegan burger, a roasted carrot and feta bowl, and a chicken bowl with the chicken adjusted for a gluten free requirement.
A photo of Cohen's Beer Republic restaurant
4.3
4.3 (131)
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Saskatoon
About the restaurant
Cohen’s Beer Republic in Saskatoon specializes in classic Canadian comfort food alongside its extensive beer and whiskey selections. The restaurant uses local ingredients whenever possible and serves numerous beers from Saskatchewan. It also runs composting, recycling and energy efficiency programs.
Top review
Lovegoodfoodnochef
Dined on Mar 9, 2024
Have been at Cohen’s several times, as usual the Food was fine, unfortunately this time the service was too slow, waited more than 30 mins! Although the food menu is short, it has interesting choices from vegetarian to seafood and meats, balanced meals totally possible, attendants friendly and professional. Thank you!
A photo of Drake Hotel restaurant
4.5
4.5 (972)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Queen West
About the restaurant
The Drake Hotel prepares all the dishes on its menu from scratch using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
Top review
Sarah
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Thank you we really enjoyed the brunch and our server was great!
A photo of Eden - Rimrock Resort Hotel restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1296)
CAN$51 and over
Canadian
Banff
About the restaurant
To honor Earth Day, Eden-Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff will turn off all lights and screens for one hour. Guests will enjoy its award-winning gourmet French cuisine by candlelight during that time.
Top review
AnneS
Dined 4 days ago
Been here twice on our Banff visits. Has never disappointed. Pre-Fix this time (was not previously) but both times food was wonderful and beautifully presented. Service excellent! If you love fine dining with different textures and flavors, it’s a good choice.
A photo of Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1698)
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Guelph
About the restaurant
Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro in Guelph is a certified B corporation in recognition of its ethically and environmentally responsible practices. The restaurant purchases carbon offsets, buys its ingredients from local farmers and has donated countless hours and funds to the Grand River Conservation Foundation.
Top review
BarbC
Dined 2 days ago
Both the cocktail of the day and the pear-vanilla soda were delicious and refreshing. Peameal bacon sandwich was flavourful and the fries are amazing! How do they get them so crispy? Love the Apple-Pancetta pizza, so I had it again. It does not disappoint with that salty-sweet flavour and thin crust.
A photo of Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2567)
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Kitchener
About the restaurant
Borealis Grille & Bar in Kitchener is a certified B corporation, meaning it demonstrates exemplary ethical and environmentally responsible practices. Its cuisine is a showcase of the products of Ontario farms, ranches, creameries, breweries and wineries. The venue was also designed according to green principles.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The music was very strange should have a playlist that is not designated by the bartenders phone
A photo of John Max Sports and Wings - Lauzon restaurant
4.8
4.8 (504)
CAN$30 and under
American
Downtown Windsor
About the restaurant
John Max Sports & Wings, a casual sports bar in Windsor, has eliminated plastic straws, switched to paper take-out materials and implemented robust recycling and composting programs.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Went in to watch the Belmont Stakes (Horse Racing) and was told no problem & had several TV's turned to the race. Enjoyed $5.00 Pints & great food and service. Thank you for making our day fantastic.
A photo of PLANTA, Toronto restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1649)
CAN$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan
Yorkville
About the restaurant
Chef David Lee created a 100-percent plant-based menu for Planta, a small chain of Toronto restaurants with a vision to celebrate the beauty of foods created without animal products. Planta also sources its produce from ethical, sustainable producers.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Delicious food and the best service in the Yorkville, thank you ❤️❤️❤️
A photo of AquaTerra restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1267)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Kingston
About the restaurant
AquaTerra in Kingston sources its ingredients from local producers whenever possible. The restaurant has eliminated straws and switched to recyclable cutlery, and the kitchen composts food waste and donates unused food items. There’s also a Tesla charging station on site.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Fantastic server. She was so obliging. Cooks and waitress were to kind to meet moms needs as she has a food allergy. I am definately returning for another meal soon.
A photo of Trios Bistro restaurant
4.5
4.5 (231)
CAN$30 and under
Continental
Financial District
About the restaurant
Toronto’s Trios Bistro focuses on modern Canadian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seasonal and local produce. The restaurant is proud to be Ocean Wise-certified, offering environmentally-friendly seafood choices. The bar offers a 100-percent Ontario craft beer and wine list.
Top review
Richard
Dined on May 19, 2024
Overall a good experience. Lower ratings were mostly due to missing my meal totally. I had to ask about 10 minutes after everyone else was eating.
A photo of Earls Kitchen + Bar - Grande Prairie restaurant
4.5
4.5 (357)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
American
Grande Prairie
About the restaurant
Earls Kitchen & Bar in Grand Prairie has switched to 100-percent biodegradable straws and to-go packaging. All the restaurant’s seafood is Ocean Wise-certified or consciously farmed, and its all-Canadian beef is humanely raised without the use of hormones or antibiotics.
Top review
Chickadee
Dined 6 days ago
Seemed to want us to order too quickly! Then tough to get a bill.
A photo of HOTHOUSE restaurant
4.3
4.3 (2610)
CAN$30 and under
International
St. Lawrence Market
About the restaurant
Toronto’s HotHouse restaurant has implemented a thorough set of energy-efficiency, waste-reduction, recycling and composting programs. To celebrate this Earth Day, HotHouse is taking part in a special "Lights Off" initiative to help further reduce its energy consumption. Patrons will enjoy a delicious meal by candlelight to help conserve the planet.
Top review
PattiLoach
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
The patio at Hot House is a shady, cool place to enjoy a drink or dinner on a hot summer evening in Toronto. The flowers are beautiful and minimize the noise from the street. Staff is prompt, helpful, food is delicious. Highly recommended, which is what I tell everyone when they ask about HotHouse!
A photo of Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar restaurant
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Northwest
Calgary / Southern Alberta
About the restaurant
Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar in Banff offers locally sourced and environmentally sustainable meals along with incredible views. The kitchen grows its own microgreens and herbs on site, and only serves Ocean Wise-certified seafood.
Top review
SimonB
Dined on Jan 2, 2020
Wonderful food and views. Good value wine list. Most enjoyable evening.
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