Leading online restaurant reservation site OpenTable has just unveiled its list of the 100 most popular restaurants in Canada. This list is based on comments and impressions left by people who have visited these establishments. We present you some of them from one end of the country to the other:
- BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery
The name BLOCK ONE represents the first vineyard planted in 2009 and is very special to Proprietors Sheri-Lee and Curtis. “It taught us to be farmers; to be ONE with the land. There are things we will never experience again. That vineyard block represents the past – the starting point, getting our hands dirty, all the ‘firsts’ of our business”.
Vancouver's newest restaurant features a collection of four diverse spaces, dining room, cocktail bar and lab, garden, and a champagne lounge. The experience reflects a new Pacific Northwest, one that has always been here, just waiting to be discovered.
- Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
Vancouver’s critically acclaimed and awarded Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar provides a distinctive showcase for the celebrated culinary vision of Executive Chef Roger Ma and redefines the fine art of dining with subtle, unexpected and playful approaches to cuisine, service and style.
- 1 Kitchen
At 1 Kitchen, Chef de Cuisine Jose Matamoros serves up fresh, local, and sustainably sourced farm-to-table Southern Ontario cuisine. An on-site, 100% organic garden and beehive provide fresh, robust ingredients that Chef Matamoros blends into sublime meals, from morning to night.
- Akira Back
Chef Akira Back opens his first Canadian namesake restaurant in Toronto’s Bisha Hotel. Drawing on inspiration from his Korean heritage and travels around the globe, chef Back has created a menu that blends modern Japanese cuisine with authentic Korean flavours.
- Amal Restaurant
The Amal restaurant has the Lebanese spirit of joie de vivre comes to life. It’s a voyage through time and place that embraces the pursuit of pleasure. Amal aims to feed and provoke your soul, but above all, nourish it with hope. Amal is a story. Amal is a home.
- Bar Georges
The old is celebrated in new ways at Bar George, a modern-day rendezvous set in the grand heritage home once belonging to Sir George Stephen. Honouring the former resident’s roots, our chefs cook up contemporary takes on classic U.K. fare, spiked with Québécois quirks, while our bar pours time-tested drinks.
Three delightfully decorated halls in the Empire style that dominated the Napoleonic era give the restaurant the intimate character that guests treasure. An exquisite cuisine, prepared with French savoir-faire and showcasing the finest fresh regional products.
Damas, an upscale Syrian restaurant located on Van Horne Avenue is worth trying out. You will be charmed by the Oriental decor and most impressed by their refined and rich cuisine.
- Raven Bistro
- Sabor Restaurant
SABOR Restaurant provides a rustic yet elegant atmosphere and a menu rich in European tradition—Portuguese, Spanish, French & Italian—in the heart of Downtown and the ICE District.
Inspired by their backgrounds and travels, Chef/Owners Uri Heilik and Rogelio Herrera invite you on an escape to a unique experience in fine dining. Bringing creativity and passion from their respective Mediterranean and Latin heritage, their influences are introduced to Asian flavors and sensibilities to create a menu and atmosphere that represents a harmonious culinary adventure that will leave a lasting impression.
- Bridgette Bar
Cardinale - An Italian Joint located in Victoria Park. Hand-crafted cocktail, fresh pasta, locally sourced meats & produce paired with fine wine.
- Italian By Night
Italian by Night is an urban Italian restaurant and bar with a cuisine focused on combining imported Italian ingredients with local seasonal ingredients. We use old world techniques in a modern kitchen.