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Diners' Choice: Contemporary Canadian restaurants in Toronto / Ontario

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary Canadian cuisine in Toronto / Ontario? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (352)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Thunder Bay
About the restaurant
At Caribou the surroundings are comfortable and the focus is contemporary cuisine of exceptional quality. Signature dishes created by our Chef include certified Angus tenderloin, cedar plank salmon, black and blue ahi tuna and wood oven pizzas. Our desserts are prepared in-house by our pastry chef. We feature an extensive wine list with numerous vintage wines as well as over 30 wines by the glass.
Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar opened in November of 1999. The menu has been developed over many years of visiting restaurants all over North America and the world. Options represent Italian, Asian, Cuban or any other styles of new and exciting cuisine.
Caribou has been listed in "Where to Eat in Canada" for several years running and the wine list has earned the "Wine Spectator Award of Excellence" every year since 2002.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Yummy food and excellent service. One of my fav restaurants in Thunder Bay.
A photo of Bar Vendetta restaurant
4.8
4.8 (409)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Little Portugal / Dundas West
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food and a lovely atmosphere. Our server Alex was lovely and took great care of us. An elegant restaurant perfect for a romantic date night.
A photo of The Good Earth Vineyard And Winery restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2566)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Niagara Falls
About the restaurant

Since 1998, when we opened our Niagara farm, home and hearts to our guests, The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. has been a haven for discerning food and wine lovers and an oasis for the senses. Our gardens, orchards and vineyards provide a spectacular backdrop for wine and culinary experiences that reflect all the good things the earth has to offer.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Always an amazing experience at my go-to spot here in Niagara. If you haven't experienced "The Good Earth", then you haven't experienced the BEST that Niagara has to offer.
A photo of Rapscallion & Co. restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1580)
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Hamilton
About the restaurant
Rapscallion & Co. is a mischievous and vibrant part
of Hamilton’s restaurant scene, dedicated to offering the city’s culinary
connoisseurs a full nose-to-tail experience. We offer a regularly changing,
meaty and creative menu in a laid-back setting. Our skilled and
passionate chefs do it all, whether it’s curing, salting, boning, stuffing,
wrapping, charring, braising, or just leaving the meat raw.
Above all, we love to prepare food that pushes boundaries and pulls you outside of your comfort zone — just a little bit. We get tremendous joy out of food and offer items that you are unlikely to find another local restaurants. While we love meat more than some people love their firstborn, we are always happy to accommodate those who don’t. Vegetarians and vegans are always welcome, options available by request.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We'll be back! Treated special for our anniversary.
A photo of Greystones restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1421)
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Orangeville
About the restaurant
A place where you can be in the warm company of friends & family.
Now, more than ever, a restaurant serves a community. We hope Greystones can be that place where you will return to time and again.

Top review
AndrewT
Dined 1 day ago
What a great culinary experience! The attention to detail and flavours were amazing. Michael our waiter was super friendly and made our dining experience! Would definitely recommend Greystone’s!!
A photo of The Vines Restaurant - Cooper's Hawk Vineyards restaurant
4.8
4.8 (734)
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
South Windsor
About the restaurant
Come celebrate with us at our restaurant, The Vines. Our culinary team pairs talent with passion to create an unforgettable experience for our guests.

Enjoy your parties or romantic evenings in our elegant dining room. Come relish in the full winery experience by savouring our gourmet cuisine paired with our award-winning wines. Our culinary team has created a menu of exceptional caliber. Only the freshest local ingredients will touch your plate.

Top review
SusanS
Dined 4 days ago
Great food and wine. Sat outside on a beautiful evening. Perfect. Will definitely be back. Highly recommend. 😊
A photo of Ironwood Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (279)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
London
About the restaurant
Our menu, crafted by our Culinary Director, Chef Nick Valin, and his talented culinary team, and drawing inspiration from ingredients carefully selected from our local vendors, showcases the diverse flavours of Southern Ontario. Whether you are looking for small plates or large plates, we design our menu with a shareable dining experience in mind. We aim to take you on a culinary journey that you will not forget.

We provide an intimate atmosphere for our guests, sourcing our wine, spirits, beer, and cider locally. We have gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options to ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy.

We deliver an exceptional experience, carefully curated for your enjoyment.

Top review
MarkWvip
Dined 6 days ago
The food and service is always great at Ironwood. We had an excellent evening there. The menu is very innovative and everything we have tried is amazing.
A photo of Seler Restaurant & Wine restaurant
4.8
4.8 (379)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Thunder Bay
About the restaurant
Centrally located at 555 Dunlop Street, Seler Restaurant & Wine is a purveyor of local and seafood-inspired dishes from helmed East Coaster and Co-Owner, Chef Chris Barnes.
Seler Restaurant & Wine, established in December 2021 and brought to you by the Gallant Corp, offers contemporary, local cuisine with elements of French cooking. A welcoming dining room, an eclectic wine list, and knowledgeable staff make for perfect pairings.
Create your memorable moments tonight, at Seler!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 16, 2024
Monique is a fantastic server and always on her game.
A photo of Alobar Yorkville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (86)
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Yorkville
About the restaurant
Alobar Yorkville is tucked along a pathway in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood. It puts its foot forward as a cocktail bar, but it is a full-fledged Michelin starred à la carte restaurant, offering choice seafood with the finest accoutrements, fish and chops off of the charcoal grill, and world-class wines, all served with genuine hospitality. Alobar Yorkville boasts a comfortable courtyard patio merging warm skies with ice cold cocktails during the summer.

Alobar Yorkville received 1 Michelin Star in 2022 & 2023.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Had such a great experience at Alobar! The ambience is amazing. Classy crowd, good background music, amazing cocktails. Service as personable and warm.
A photo of The Standard restaurant
4.7
4.7 (111)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Hamilton
About the restaurant
THE STANDARD:
[the stan-dard] Noun

1. a high level of quality or attainment, established by general consent as the model or example by which all should be measured.
2. set up or established as a rule for the measure of quality of which is upheld.

The Standard. One of Hamilton's most revered restaurants, has laid down its roots on James St N. With our everchanging menu, seasonal & local inspiration and forward approach to dining, our commitment to excellence shows in everything we do. We strive to provide a memorable experience each day, it is just what we love to do.

From our in house butchery or cooking over charcoal, to working with local suppliers in our community We challenge the way we all think about Food & Drink.

If its a night out with friends, an intimate dinner for two, or just something extraordinary like sitting at our chefs table, We take each day as a new challenge to provide something amazing. It’s a bold statement and that’s why we make it with The Standard.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
The food was fine, wife and I had the same thing, the pork belly. It seems that they change menus quite frequently, by accident I was presented with an old menu, so it seems that they have a pork belly dish on all menus, or at least more than just one. I'm speaking of the July '24 menu. On this menu, the 1" x 1" x 1.5" pork belly chunks were placed on top of several pieces of plantain, which were in turn sat upon polenta. Along with it were charred broccolini and green onions. There was a rich sauce that had rhubarb in it. The dish felt a little haphazard with the broccolini and onion just kind of tossed in there. The plantain was very undercooked and dry, aside from being a strange choice for the meal overall, it was inedible. The rhubarb sauce had no obvious rhubarb in it. Overall the meal was fine. Fine being a 4 letter word. I would go back, even recommend it, but aside from decor, you'd be hard pressed to find a difference between The Standard and any of the other F.I.N.E. restaurants within a 100m radius.
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