Restaurants

Top Choice Canadian in Thunder Bay

Tomlin

Locally lauded chef Steve Simpson's elevated comfort food uses seasonal local ingredients, with the regularly changing menu split between small plates (eg beef tartare and smoked cauliflower) and large (veal cavatel…
Top Choice Pub Food in Gananoque

Stonewater Pub

Below a B&B, this homely little waterfront Irish pub and restaurant serves up hearty and delicious fare: the 'Irish tenderloin' (grilled, bacon-wrapped ground lamb and beef) and 'porky pig' (pork loin burger) ar…
Top Choice Fusion in Kingston

Pan Chancho

This phenomenal bakery and cafe fuses unlikely ingredients into palate-pleasing dishes such as Vietnamese spring rolls and sesame tuna meatballs. The Moroccan-style, cumin-spiced lamb pita wrap with chickpeas is hea…
Top Choice Market in Ottawa

ByWard Market Square

Anchoring the market district, this sturdy brick building is the perfect place to stop when hunger strikes. Aside from the fresh produce and cheese, an array of international takeaway joints offers falafel, spicy cu…
Top Choice Italian in Sault Ste Marie

Arturo's Ristorante

A shimmering jewel in a dismal downtown strip, decades-old Arturo's is the kind of place you remember once your vacation has ended. Atmospheric but unpretentious with soft lighting, starched white tablecloths and Eu…
Top Choice Italian in Ottawa

Town

Slick, smart and ineffably cool, this joint is always packed: arty-farty hipsters bump elbows with wealthy coiffured housewives. Ottawa foodies appreciate the use of local produce and northern Italian recipes, resul…
Top Choice Asian in Toronto

Lee

Truly a feast for the senses, dinner at acclaimed cuisinier Susur Lee's self-titled flagship restaurant is an experience best shared. Slick servers assist in navigating the artisan selection of east-meets-west Asian…
Top Choice International in Toronto

Richmond Station

Reservations are strongly advised at this busy and uncomplicated restaurant, brainchild of celebrity Top Chef Canada winner, Carl Heinrich. Dishes are 'ingredient focused and technique driven.' Try the excellent chu…
Top Choice International in Wawa

Kinniwabi Pines

What would you expect to find lurking behind the facade of a highway motel 7km south of Wawa? Food from Trinidad, mon! Add some spice to your trip and try the baked pork or the stewed catfish. European and Chinese d…
Top Choice Finnish in Thunder Bay

Hoito Restaurant

You'll think you've stumbled into a staff cafeteria in Finland; indeed, that's how the Hoito started, over a century ago, providing affordable meals to Finnish workers. This Thunder Bay institution's all-day breakfa…