The Diner Reviews Are In: Top 100 Restaurants in Canada for 2019

The Top 100 Restaurants in Canada for 2019 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 3,000 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

Akira Back

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

We had the most amazing experience. Josh our server was very friendly and knowledgable of the menu and history of Akira Back. We met sous chef Kim who answered all of our questions about the menu. The...

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Ascari Enoteca

$$$$·Italian·
Leslieville / Riverdale
1,008 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic

Really good food and fantastic service.

Italian in Toronto / Ontario

Atelier - Ottawa

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Downtown
1,564 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies

Food is inventive and surprising.

Best Overall in Ottawa

Bar Isabel

$$$$·Spanish·
Little Italy / College St.
643 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Tapas
  • Neighborhood Gem

Absolutely amazing! Our server, Lou, explained everything on the menu. His suggestions were on point, and he makes the best drinks!

Berkeley North

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Hamilton
951 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

The menu and service are both outstanding. Always a great time at Berkeley.

Fit for Foodies in Southern Ontario

Bishop's

$$$$·Northwest·
Kitsilano
1,859 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

Absolutely great restaurant, attentive staff, excellent food and you can actually hear each other talk!

Best Overall in Vancouver / British Columbia

Bonaparte

$$$$·French·
Old Montreal
3,252 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Very nice evening at the Bonaparte. Beautiful restaurant with friendly and attentive service and great food. We will certainly go back.

Best Overall in Montreal / Quebec

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

$$$$·Canadian·
Calgary
2,670 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View

Once again our food was prepared and cooked to perfection and the service by Dana was excellent. We recommend the beet salad and foie gras, beef tenderloin and wild boar - but I believe anything you c...

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Canadian in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Byblos - Downtown

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Downtown / Financial District
2,435 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Brilliant food and excellent service.

Mediterranean in Toronto / Ontario

Cano Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
St. Clair West
608 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

Food was excellent. The best Italian food I have eaten in a while. Server was very knowledgeable and friendly. Overall great experience and I would return for their pasta house special - gnudi. Fantas...

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Italian in Toronto / Ontario

Canoe Restaurant and Bar

$$$$·Continental·
Downtown / Financial District
4,632 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

One of the best restaurants in Toronto.

Best Ambiance in Toronto / Ontario
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Carben Restaurant

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown
634 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

I was very impressed by everything at this restaurant, perfect for a date night or a special occasion. Order a few appetizers and share!

Best Value in Ottawa

The Carriage House Restaurant & Wine Bar

$$$$·European·
Burlington
221 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

An excellent fine dining experience with superb food and service.

Best Overall in Halton

Casa Fuego

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Financial District
187 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Loved this dinner. Amazing food and drink.

Chez Sophie - Montreal

$$$$·French·
Griffintown/St-Henri
680 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Definitely highly recommended.

Best Food in Montreal / Quebec

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill

$$$$·Italian·
Yaletown
497 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

Incredible meal, excellent service and amazing dining experience. David was wonderful. He was very attentive and helpful when deciding on food or wine. Food was phenomenal; every dish was delicious. E...

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Business Meals in Vancouver / British Columbia

DaiLo

$$$$·Asian·
Little Italy / College St.
1,087 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion

Great dining experience. Our party of six was served by Marla who was absolutely excellent in every way. We ordered the taster menu which at $68/person is about right for 10 courses of wonderfully div...

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Damas

$$$$·Syrian·
Mile End
2,947 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu

This may just be the best restaurant in Montreal! LOVE the food here.

Best Overall in Montreal / Quebec

Don Alfonso 1890

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Yonge and Dundas Square
509 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

Amazing food / incredibly friendly service. Definitely going back.

Notable Wine List in Toronto / Ontario

Eden - Rimrock Resort Hotel

$$$$·Canadian·
Banff
927 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Notable Wine List

Incredible evening, easily the best food and service I’ve ever received. Very excited to visit again the next time I’m in Banff.

Best Overall in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Downtown
469 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Great for Lunch

Food was great and service was excellent. Would return here again for lunch.

Best Food in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Fishbone Bistro - Main St Stouffville

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

Excellent meal, outstanding service. We would definitely return.

Flor de Sal

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Casa Loma
364 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

Splendid food, great location. Quaint setting for a night out with that special someone.

Best Overall in Toronto / Ontario

George Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Downtown / Financial District
2,824 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

Always an excellent dining experience.

Notable Wine List in Toronto / Ontario

Giulietta

$$$$·Italian·
Little Portugal / Dundas West
800 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem

Just an amazing experience. We sat at the chef’s table (aka the kitchen bar) and were treated like royalty. Amazing food and wine, and very friendly staff.

Italian in Toronto / Ontario
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Gotham Steakhouse and Bar

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,590 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Business Meals

The food at Gotham was incredible as always. Their steaks are top notch.

Steakhouse in Vancouver / British Columbia

Grapes - Fairmont Banff Springs

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Banff
228 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion

Awesome charcuterie and fondue. Great cocktails and wine selection.

Best Service in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Grappa Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Etobicoke
177 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighborhood Gem

We have a fantastic meal at Grappa. The staff were amazing and very caring. Food was delicious... I had the fixed price 3-course. We would definitely recommend Grappa.

Italian in Toronto

Grey Gardens

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Chinatown / Kensington Market
628 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Great experience and service.

Contemporary American in Toronto / Ontario

The Grill Room at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler

$$$$·Northwest·
Whistler Village
462 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

We went there to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The staff were awesome and Adam our waiter made our evening the perfect start to our celebration weekend.

Hearth Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Saskatoon
674 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

We tried 4 different appetizers rather then a meal and they were all amazing!

Best Overall in Saskatoon / Saskatchewan

Her Father's Cider Bar + Kitchen

$$$$·Canadian·
Harbord Village
250 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date

Great selection of ciders. Staff were very attentive. Brunch options were great - especially loved the house made baked beans! Intimate setting. Highly recommended.

Best Value in Toronto

Hy's Steakhouse - Calgary

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Calgary
1,530 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Romantic

Everything was amazing as always!

Business Meals in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Hy's Steakhouse Vancouver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,698 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

Food and service was great from beginning to end. The steaks were cooked perfectly medium rare and melt in your mouth. Their cheese bread was delicious. Our server Kim was amazing, she was attentive a...

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Special Occasion in Vancouver / British Columbia

Ile Flottante (former Les Deux Singes)

$$$$·International·
Mile End
1,300 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine

When you receive a menu that just says you have a choice of 3,5, or 7 courses you may be a little apprehensive about the food you will be eating. Every course was a delightful surprise. From the openi...

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Best Overall in Montreal / Quebec

Jellyfish Montreal

$$$$·Grill·
Old Montreal
129 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Hot Spot
  • Late-night Find

Great ambience. Delicious food. Very nice evening!

Best Overall in Montreal / Quebec

Joso's

$$$$·Seafood·
Yorkville
609 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

One of the gems in Toronto. Superb seafood, lovely ambiance, fantastic service. A real treat to all the senses!

Seafood in Toronto / Ontario

Jules Bistro- Queen West

$$$$·French·
Queen West
363 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Food, service and ambiance was great.

French in Toronto / Ontario

TRIO Restaurant

$$$$·International·
Waterloo
1,233 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

Excellent food and service, we love this place. Very accommodating and lovely staff.

Best Overall in Toronto / Ontario
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Klein / Harris

$$$$·Canadian·
Calgary
589 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

Food was amazing, service was great, menu selection was awesome (drinks looked good too)! And the price point was good too. Highly recommend!

Business Meals in Calgary / Southern Alberta

KOKO! Share Bar

$$$$·Korean·
Yorkville
250 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

Awesome service and food as usual. KOKO never disappoints.

Romantic in Toronto

Langdon Hall Dining Room

$$$$·Canadian·
Cambridge
477 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

Great table with very attentive, professional service.

LaurieRaphael - Quebec

$$$$·Quebec·
Québec
549 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies

We had a very memorable dining experience at LaurieRaphael. The food was fantastic. A beautiful room and extremely attentive, professional waitstaff.

LaVinia

$$$$·Spanish·
Etobicoke
276 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

Excellent in all ways.

Le Baccara - Casino du Lac Leamy

$$$$·French·
Gatineau
545 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View

Truly a hidden gem within the Ottawa area. Nothing else even comes close to the level of knowledge, skills and abilities the staff possess. If you’re looking for authentic Michelin quality French cuis...

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Le Baratin

$$$$·French·
Parkdale
492 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion

It's always a pleasure to dine at Le Baratin. There's such a welcoming environment, attentive servers and of course wonderful food. Chef Jean Regis' ready smile is the icing on the cake.

Best Value in Toronto / Ontario

Le Club Chasse et Peche

$$$$·French·
Old Montreal
963 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies

Awesome food and overall experience. We had the surf and turf and filet. Outstanding!

Best Food in Montreal / Quebec

Le Filet

$$$$·French / Japanese·
Mile End
875 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Creative Cuisine

Amazing service by a knowledgeable sommelier and waiter. The food was excellent as usual. No room for disappointment. Great dining experience!

Best Overall in Montreal / Quebec

Lulu Bar

$$$$·Pacific Rim·
Downtown
1,069 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Lovely place with good cocktails.

Most Booked in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Maison Boulud

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Downtown
1,911 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

The service was excellent. The food was amazing. It’s a great place to have a great dinner with friends. I will recommend it.

Best Service in Montreal / Quebec

Michael's on Simcoe

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Entertainment District
1,069 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List

Awesome food and service!

Steakhouse in Toronto / Ontario

Miku Restaurant - Toronto

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / Financial District
1,963 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies

Outstanding service and creative dishes. It was certainly an elevated dining experience.

Japanese in Toronto / Ontario

Morton's The Steakhouse - Toronto

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Yorkville
1,417 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Business Meals

The entire team from the managers to the waitstaff did a great job. Steaks were perfect. Carrot cake is the best in the city.

Business Meals in Toronto / Ontario

The Nash

$$$$·Canadian·
Inglewood
1,777 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

Outstanding food wine and presentation. Catered to our every need (keto/gluten free). Five stars! Chef Noble has the best meals!!

Canadian in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Niko's Bistro

$$$$·Italian·
Calgary
1,062 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual

Niko's is one of our favourite places to eat. Best Italian food.

Best Value in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Opus Restaurant

$$$$·Continental·
Yorkville
312 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

From the moment we sat down, we had excellent service. The food was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Osteria Savio Volpe

$$$$·Italian·
Mount Pleasant
2,906 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

Very good quality food.

Italian in Vancouver / British Columbia

Paradis BBQ

$$$$·Canadian·
Plateau Mont-Royal
89 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Cozy
  • Casual

The wait staff was very accommodating and the food was so tasty and hearty. Truly a satisfying comfort BBQ meal.

Pigeonhole

$$$$·Dining Bar·
Downtown
1,198 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot

Everything was great! One of our favourite places to dine.

Posto Pizzeria and Bar

$$$$·Canadian·
Calgary
991 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual

My favorite Pizza place. 100% recommend it.

Pre/post theatre in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Raymonds Restaurant

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
St. John's
1,490 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies

If you want to be pampered and surprise your palette then a visit to Raymond’s is what you need.

Restaurant Le Continental

$$$$·French·
Québec
1,328 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion

Delightful table side flambé experience. We hope to return some day for a flambé dessert.

Notable Wine List in Montreal / Quebec

Ristorante Beatrice

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
248 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Food was excellent.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Calgary

$$$$·Steak·
Calgary
2,006 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

AMAZING first visit! From being greeted, seated & served! We will definitely be coming back! 🙂

Best Service in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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Sabor Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Edmonton
3,310 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

My favourite restaurant in Edmonton. Never a disappointing experience.

Best Overall in Edmonton / Northern Alberta

Salt Wine Bar

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Ossington
521 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Tapas

Service was excellent from start to finish; everything we ordered was outstanding that it's hard to pick a favourite. Highly recommend the Hotel Georgia cocktail!

Notable Wine List in Toronto / Ontario

Scaramouche Pasta Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Toronto / Ontario
339 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Fit for Foodies

Everything was excellent, and the view was outstanding.

Scaramouche Restaurant

$$$$·French·
Toronto / Ontario
1,821 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Delicious as always. Can't wait to return. Great cream pie.

Best Overall in Exclusive

Sorrel Rosedale

$$$$·Contemporary European·
Rosedale / Summerhill
706 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

Service and food were excellent.

Best Food in Toronto

Sukiyaki House

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
527 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

This place is delicious. Everything we ate was really well prepared and very fresh! The spicy mayo is incredible.

Best Food in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Tachi - Assembly Chef's Hall

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown / Financial District
245 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

The whole experience was worth the price! Will be back next time we're in town :)

Best Food in Toronto / Ontario

Ten Foot Henry

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Calgary
3,258 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

It was wonderful as always! Great service and delicious food - a perfect way to end the day. :)

Best Overall in Calgary / Southern Alberta

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

$$$$·Canadian·
Niagara-on-the-Lake
2,842 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

The food was amazing.

Canadian in Toronto / Ontario

Trius Winery Restaurant

$$$$·Continental·
Niagara-on-the-Lake
3,271 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic

Gorgeous restaurant. Very classy.

Continental in Toronto / Ontario

Tzin Wine & Tapas

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Edmonton
1,838 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

Really well crafted dishes with fresh flavours and solid wine selections.

Best Overall in Edmonton / Northern Alberta

Vero Bistro Moderne

$$$$·Italian·
Calgary
1,660 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Food is always amazing whether it’s brunch or dinner! Excellent service; always welcoming and friendly.

Best Service in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant

$$$$·Continental·
Vineland
2,098 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

Food and service was exceptional.

Continental in Toronto / Ontario

Yasu - Sushi Bar

$$$$·Japanese·
Harbord Village
260 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine

Food was fresh and prepared in front of you. Brought me back to Japan, I love it!

Best Overall in Toronto / Ontario

The Yellow Pear Kitchen

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
St. Catharines
475 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients

It's worth going!!! I enjoyed the food and service. I highly recommend it.

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Yukashi Japanese Cuisine

$$$$·Japanese·
Yonge and Eglinton
152 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries

Delicious food! Definitely worth sitting at the bar and letting the chef serve you directly.

Best Overall in Toronto / Ontario

Yuwa Japanese Cuisine (fka Zest Restaurant)

$$$$·Japanese·
Kitsilano
918 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

A chic menu, expertly prepared and delivered. The food was delicate and absolutely delicious!

Japanese in Vancouver / British Columbia

Zen Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
Markham
133 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

Very good food, very authentic Japanse food. Great service and ambience. Felt like I was in Japan for a little while.

Japanese in Toronto / Ontario

Zen Japanese Restaurant

$$$$·Japanese·
West Vancouver
303 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem

The lunch was wonderful and the service was excellent!!

Best Overall in Vancouver / British Columbia