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Explore the Best Women-Led Restaurants in Canada

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:Tutti Matti, Grey Gardens, Graziella Restaurant
Price Range:$$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Downtown / Entertainment District, Chinatown / Kensington Market, Old Montreal
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Tutti Matti

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown / Entertainment District
820 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 studRead more
87% recommended
43 people mentioned the Short Rib

Grey Gardens

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Chinatown / Kensington Market
437 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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 vRead more
96% recommended
Contemporary American in Toronto / Ontario
3 people mentioned the Black Cod
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Graziella Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Old Montreal
646 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Creative Cuisine
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, anRead more
98% recommended
Best Service in Montreal / Quebec
15 people mentioned the Osso Bucco

Helena

$$$$·Portuguese·
Old Montreal
903 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
  • Special Occasion
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 thaRead more
92% recommended
18 people mentioned the Asparagus Salad

Ile Flottante (former Les Deux Singes)

$$$$·International·
Mile End
1,060 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
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 NaRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Montreal / Quebec
31 people mentioned the Duck Ravioli
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Chez Sophie - Montreal

$$$$·French·
Griffintown/St-Henri
433 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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 husbRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Montreal / Quebec
5 people mentioned the Pain Perdu

CHARCUT

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Downtown
3,873 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
  • Fit for Foodies
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 aRead more
93% recommended
Contemporary Canadian in Calgary / Southern Alberta
249 people mentioned the Poutine
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Donna Mac

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Downtown
417 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Donna Mac's co-owner Amy Turner has been churning out grandma-style classic dishes with modern touches at the Beltline restaurant in Calgary. The name of the restaurant comes from Read more
96% recommended
Healthy in Calgary / Southern Alberta
12 people mentioned the Mac Cheese
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Blink Restaurant

$$$$·Northwest·
Calgary
1,795 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Since opening over 10 years ago, Calgary's Blink restaurant has received loads of praise and awards from across the country for its fresh and ever-evolving menu. The woman responsiRead more
84% recommended
25 people mentioned the Arctic Char

Ten Foot Henry

$$$$·Contemporary Canadian·
Calgary
2,291 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
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, LapointeRead more
97% recommended
Best Food in Calgary / Southern Alberta
74 people mentioned the Butterscotch Pudding
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Osteria Savio Volpe

$$$$·Italian·
South Main
1,820 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
I adore everything about Savio Volpe. It has NEVER disappointed. Stefano, our server was incredible, personable & genuine. Thank you for hosting us once again Savio, we can’t wait Read more
93% recommended
Italian in Vancouver / British Columbia
28 people mentioned the Garlic Bread
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