Restaurants

Top Choice Bakery in Edmonton

Duchess Bake Shop

Duchess is a destination. You'd cross town to eat here – barefoot in snow if necessary. Feeling like it dropped straight from France, complete with Louis XV–style chairs, the Duchess' French-press coffee and huge ar…
Top Choice Bakery in Whistler

Purebread

When this Function Junction legend finally opened a village branch, the locals came running and they've been queuing ever since. They're here for the cornucopia of drool-worthy bakery treats, including salted carame…
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 Cafe in Calgary

Al Forno Cafe & Bakery

This ultra-modern, super-comfortable cafe is the kind of place you'll want to hang out all day. Beer on tap, carafes of wine and excellent coffee won't discourage you from lingering, nor will magazines, comfy sofas …
Top Choice Steak in Banff Town

Saltlik

With rib eye in citrus-rosemary butter and peppercorn New York strip loin on the menu, Saltlik is clearly no plain-Jane steakhouse knocking out flavorless T-bones. No, this polished dining room abounds with rustic e…
Top Choice Bistro in Downtown

Café Parvis

Hidden away on a quiet downtown lane, Café Parvis is set with oversized windows, hanging plants, old wooden floorboards and vintage fixtures. Once part of the fur district, this cleverly repurposed room serves up de…
Top Choice Canadian in St John's

Merchant Tavern

An elegant tavern housed in a former bank building, Merchant shares its chef with Canadian top-tier restaurant Raymond's, but without the $400 price tag. Gorgeous seafood stews, grilled local lamb sausage and cod wi…
Top Choice Seafood in St Barbe to L'anse aux Meadows

Norseman Restaurant & Art Gallery

This lovely waterfront outpost ranks among Newfoundland's best. Emphasizing local products and creative preparations, the menu will have you wavering between tantalizing options. Relish a kale Caesar salad with Arct…
Top Choice Canadian in Calgary

Market

With an earthy yet futuristic feel, award-winning Market has gone a step further in the fresh-local trend. Not only does it bake its own bread, it butchers and cures meat, makes cheese and grows 16 varieties of heir…
Top Choice Canadian in Canmore

Trough

Canmore’s slinkiest bistro is a bit tucked away on 9th St, but it’s absolutely worth the effort to find. It regularly features in the Rockies’ top restaurant lists, and with good reason. The mother-son team here cre…