Explore the Best Women-Led Restaurants in Canada for 2019

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Tutti Matti, Grey Gardens, Graziella Restaurant
Price Range:$$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Downtown / Entertainment District, Chinatown / Kensington Market, Old Montreal
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Tutti Matti

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown / Entertainment District
943 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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 studied in Italy as a yo...

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Grey Gardens

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Chinatown / Kensington Market
653 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List

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 ventures notably incl...

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Contemporary American in Toronto / Ontario
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Graziella Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Old Montreal
863 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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, and the sense of grati...

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Notable Wine List in Montreal / Quebec
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Helena

$$$$·Portuguese·
Old Montreal
1,221 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List

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 that bears her name. A ...

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Notable Wine List in Montreal / Quebec
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Ile Flottante (former Les Deux Singes)

$$$$·International·
Mile End
1,331 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion

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 Nada Abou Younes' desi...

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Best Overall in Montreal / Quebec
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Chez Sophie - Montreal

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

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 husband, an expert somme...

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Notable Wine List in Montreal / Quebec
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CHARCUT

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Downtown
4,059 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine

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 at a young age follow...

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Contemporary Canadian in Calgary / Southern Alberta

Ten Foot Henry

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Calgary
3,367 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

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, Lapointe wanted to create a ...

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Best Overall in Calgary / Southern Alberta
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Yuwa Japanese Cuisine (fka Zest Restaurant)

$$$$·Japanese·
Kitsilano
931 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
An amazing neighbourhood gem. The service and ambience are excellent and the food is outstanding. Loved the Daiginjo sake flight. The best part? Consistency the innovative menu andRead more
Japanese in Vancouver / British Columbia
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