10. Annona, Toronto, Ontario
Named after the Roman goddess of harvest, Annona restaurant strives to make guests’ dinner an event. Promising meals that inspire and astound, Annona creates a satisfying dining experience. The AAA has recognized Annona by awarding it the official Four Diamond Award annually for the past 21 years.
9. Le Beaujolais, Banff, Alberta
Utilizing a menu that features French contemporary cuisine made with the finest ingredients, Le Beaujolais is a delectable Banff restaurant. Le Beaujolais is award winning and widely known for providing a fantastic dining experience. The restaurant has received the Best of Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator and has been awarded the AAA Four Diamond Award for the past 22 years.
8. Le Champlain, Quebec City, Quebec
Part of the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Le Champlain provides guests with French and Continental gastronomy while overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Chef Jean Soulard takes pride in his enlightened direction in which he marries local ingredients, flavors of the past and sophistication of the present to create award winning experiences. Le Champlain has won the AAA Four Diamond Award for the past 24 years.
7. Restaurant de La Pinsonniere, La Malbaie, Quebec
A restaurant that highlights traditional cuisine with modern accents, Restaurant de La Pinsonniere features refinement, creativity and authenticity. The restaurant is passionate about its utilization and experimentation with local produce in its meals, creating something every guest can enjoy. Promising genuine gastronomy its no surprise Restaurant de La Pinsonniere has been awarded the AAA Four Diamond award for the past 24 years.
6. The Old Mill, Ancaster, Ontario
A fine dining restaurant near Hamilton, Ontario. The Old Mill features a dining room built out over a waterfall-fed creek affiliated with the Niagara escarpment, creating a picturesque and unique dining experience. Serving self-described “EARTH TO TABLE” cuisine, the Ancaster Mill utilizes local and seasonal ingredients from nearby farms to provide changing menus year round. Award winning, the restaurant has received the Four Diamond AAA award since 1988.
5. Restaurant Initiale, Quebec, Quebec
Added to the AAA Five Diamond list for the first time in 2011, Restaurant Initiale offers simplistic, country creations from Chef Yvan Lebrun. Featuring local producers, Restaurant Initiale’s dishes are constructed by “lovers of great cuisine and its pleasures.” Able to host forty guests, the restaurants dining room highlights a calm atmosphere so that guests can fully enjoy the cuisine authentique.
4. Restaurant Toqué, Montreal, Quebec
Guests are Restaurant Toqué are in for a fantastic meal whether it be lunch or dinner. Chef Normand Laprise’s tasting menu offers diners a seven course meal that samples epicurean surprises that will inspire. Featured on the AAA Five Diamond Restaurant list since 2005, it’s clear the restaurant’s provisions will more than satisfy.
3. Dining Room at Langdon Hall, Cambridge, Ontario
Ranking high on Business Review Canada’s top Canadian restaurants for a consecutive two years, the Dining Room at Langdon Hall is speculated to be pure magic. Offering delightful dishes that excite your senses utilizing fresh local ingredients, the restaurant has its own personal vegetable garden on site that produces sustainable organic heirloom products. Awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award for the past seven years, the Dining Room is widely known.
2. Eden, Banff, Alberta
Featured on Business Review’s Top 10 Canadian Restaurants a second time. Encompassed by The RimRock Resort Hotel, Eden is an exquisite dining experience that offers excellent French cuisine with regional accents. Each guest is provided with the finest in dining, service, and Banff scenic views. Employing Sommeliers to offer the best wine pairing, it’s no wonder that Eden received the AAA Five Diamond Award eight years in a row.
1. Le Barraca, Gatineau, Quebec
Featured on Business Review Canada’s Top 10 restaurant list for the second year is Le Barraca. The restaurant is found in Gatineau’s Casino du Lac-Leamy located on Leamy Lake just past the Quebec, Toronto border. Offering a truly exceptional gourmet experience, Le Barraca provides an open kitchen design for an intimate view of the chefs and kitchen. A distinctively French influence, Le Barraca’s gourmet fare is based on the finest market fresh ingredients. For wine-lovers, the restaurant features an exceptional wine cellar that houses a 13,000 bottle collection. Receiving the AAA Five Diamond Award annually since 2001, Le Barraca offers a truly remarkable experience.