You can't call yourself fancy unless you've been to at least half of these 10 restaurants.
If you love the finer things in life, you better listen up. Tripadvisor has just revealed the best fine dining restaurants in Canada as ranked by travellers from around the world.
Hot spots from across the country made the list. There are some places in small towns and some in big cities and, as it turns out, three of the 10 places on the list are located in B.C.
So, if you want to eat your way across Canada but you're not interested in anywhere with a value menu or a drive-thru, this list looks like the perfect place to start.
10. Intermezzo Restaurant, Vernon, BC
Address: 3206 34 Ave., Vernon, BC
Why You Need To Go: This upscale B.C. eatery has a massive, international wine list that pairs perfectly with its selection of seafood, steak, and other delicious Mediterranean dishes. The interior will make you feel like you're dining in a fancy cabin and you really can't beat the charm of a B.C. lake town.
9. Laurie Raphaël, Quebec City, QC
Cuisine: Upscale seasonal menu
Address: 117 Rue Dalhousie, Québec, QC
Why You Need To Go: This incredible restaurant located in Old Quebec serves beautiful, creative dishes that are so artistic you'll hesitate to take your first bite. Using local, seasonal fare, chef Daniel Vézina is known for his artistry and memorable dining experiences. Beyond the food, the interior will make you feel like you're stepping into a piece of contemporary art.
8. Memories Dining & Bar, Regina, SK
Address: 1717 Victoria Ave., Regina, SK
Why You Need To Go: If you love Greek food with an upscale twist, you're going to love this place. The chic restaurant offers everything from steaks and seafood to souvlaki, lamb, and so much more. The impressive wine list is sourced from all around the world so you can find the perfect pairing. If you're feeling hungry, you should probably order a few of the incredible Greek appies.
7. Syrahs of Jasper, Jasper, AB
Address: 606 Patricia St., Jasper, AB
Why You Need To Go: Next the list takes us to beautiful Jasper, Alberta. This cozy little restaurant and bar offers mouth-watering Canadian cuisine including dishes like elk and salmon. Nestled right in Jasper National Park, you can gaze out at the mountains while you eat. They've also got an amazing selection of cocktails, wine, and craft Alberta beer for you to choose from.
6. Tapas Restaurant, Canmore, AB
Cuisine: Spanish tapas
Address: 633 10 St., Canmore, AB
Why You Need To Go: If you love sharing food and trying as many of the menu items as possible, this is the place for you. Located in the beautiful mountain town of Canmore, Alberta, Tapas Restaurant serves mouth-watering small plates that you won't be able to get enough of. The ambiance is on-point with dim lighting, Latin music and beautiful art. You simply can't visit this place just once.
5. Five Sails Restaurant, Vancouver, BC
Cuisine: Pacific Northwest fine dining
Address: 999 Canada Pl., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Five Sails Restaurant embodies upscale coastal life with positively incredible dishes featuring fresh seafood and incredible cuts of locally sourced meat. Their creative cocktails provide an experience in and of themselves and the ocean views will leave your jaw on the floor. Located in the Pan Pacific Hotel, this is a must-stop in Vancouver.
4. L'Oree Du Bois, Chelsea, QC
Address: 5 Chemin Kingsmere, Chelsea, QC
Why You Need To Go: This adorable restaurant has the charm of a farmhouse and the menu of a fancy French bistro. With an impressive wine list and an amazing selection of French appetizers, entrees, and special dishes, there is truly something for everyone. The patio is enchanting and you truly couldn't ask for a more welcoming atmosphere.
3. Scaramouche Restaurant, Toronto, ON
Address: 1 Benvenuto Pl., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: This gorgeous upscale French spot has extremely sophisticated menu items and a comfortable, casual bistro setting. There are also stunning views of the Toronto skyline. The menu includes dishes like lobster, lamb, duck, and so much more. Pair your meal with the perfect wine and you're in for a serious treat.
2. AG Inspired Cuisine, Niagara Falls, ON
Cuisine: Local fare
Address: 5195 Magdalen St., Niagara Falls, ON
Why You Need To Go: The beautiful high-end restaurant is located in the iconic Niagara Falls region of Ontario. There's a comfortable lounge if you're looking for drinks or you can grab a table and take your pick from the incredible menu. There are three-course and bistro menus you can choose that will let you enjoy the perfect combination of upscale plates.
1. Rimrock Café, Whistler, BC
Address: 2117 Whistler Rd., Whistler, BC
Why You Need To Go: This beautiful little café is the perfect place to enjoy outstanding seafood and incredible vibes. It's an intimate setting with tons of sharing options if you love to dine socially. Get started with some oysters and see where the night takes you. There is also a massive wine list for you to choose from.
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