Other Places to Eat

For reviews of all the restaurants we've tried in Montreal from February 2004 to December 2009, see our Montreal Restaurant Guide. For reviews of all the restaurants we've tried in Amsterdam since January 2010, see our Amsterdam Restaurant Guide.

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This page consists of some of our favourites in other cities: (date is the most recent visit since these will be more likely to get out of date)

Restaurant Location Comments Date
Calgary, AB
La Chaumière139 - 17th Ave SWTraditional atmosphere, but delicious food and impeccable service.July 2002
Kingston, ON
Le Chien Noir69 Brock StSimple and delicious French bistro influenced food. There's a pretty terrace in the back during the summer.August 2009
London, England
Fifteen15 Westland Place, N1 7LPCloud-like gnocchi. Delectable buffalo mozzarella. Ethereal panna cotta. Simple ingredients at their peak, and the sum was greater than the parts.April 2006, September 2010
The OrangeryKensington Palace GardensA lovely afternoon tea in pretty surroundings.April 2006
The Swan7 Cosmo PlA fantastic pub for lunch. Classics done exceptionally well.April 2006, September 2010
Paris, France
Benoit20 rue Saint-MartinWonderful, classic Paris bistro with outstanding service.September 2010
Quebec, QC
Bisto Tatum1084 rue St-JeanA good place for coffee and breakfast pastries. Avoid the cakes!Sept 2008
Restaurant Paris-Brest590 Grande Allée EA nice bistro, which shines even more for being surrounded by horrible tourist-fare.Sept 2008
Le Saint Amour48 rue Sainte-UrsuleMagical atmosphere and wonderful for a fancy meal.Sept 2008
L'Utopie226 1/2 Saint-Joseph estCreative, diverting, and yummy.Sept 2008
Toronto, ON
Le Sélect Bistro432 Wellington Street W.A long time favourite serving French bistro classics. Their frites are splendid.June 2009
Susur601 King Street W.Two of the most memorable meals I've ever eaten.Oct 2007
Pho Hung350 Spadina AveGood, fast, cheap. Yes, it really is all three.Oct 2007
Marcello's1163 St Clair Avenue W.A friendly neighbourhood Italian restaurant. They use a lot of salt, but their pizzas and pastas are delicious. We suspect they've got an Italian granny making the tiramisu.Oct 2007
Vancouver, BC
Go Fish1504 West 1st AveAwesome fish shack. Try the fish tacos or the salmon fish-n-chips.Aug 2008
JapaDogSmithe & BurrardJapanese fusion hotdogs. I've never seen a hotdog stand with a staff of four and a line-up like this one. It was worth the wait.Aug 2008
Octopus's Garden1995 Cornwall AveModern sushi that was really fabulous.Aug 2008
Sutton Place Hotel845 Burrard StreetThe afternoon tea is delightful. While the tea was nothing amazing, the dainty towers of tea sandwiches, pastries, and delicious bites were astounding.Aug 2008
Zakkushi823 Denman StThis place is seriously fun. Lively atmosphere and many delicious small dishes to try. I'm drooling over the memory of the grilled pork-belly skewers.Aug 2008