International C Location: Canada
Canada, located in the northern part of North America and consisting of 10 provinces and three territories, is often recognized for its ethnic and ideological diversity. The diversity is also noted in the country’s food. So, when the time comes to plan your next vacation, these dining options located across the three regions should be met with your consideration.
St. Lawrence – Located at 269 Powell St., Vancouver, BC, St. Lawrence provides its patrons with French cuisine and prides itself on the beauty of simplicity. The restaurant opened its doors in 2017 and since received numerous accolades, including its ranking at No. 2 on the 2020 Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list. Praised for its homage to Québécois cuisines, the service is lauded as only further adding to the ambiance.
Bündok – While seasons bring about subtle changes to Bündok’s menu, its staple items are as reliable as the restaurant’s open dining atmosphere. Located at 10228 104th St., Edmonton, Alta., the menu serves those who enjoy sharing plates with their dining companions. Striving to be known as a welcoming neighborhood establishment, Bündok celebrates the food and people that define its community.
Riviera – A restaurant highly regarded for its style, Riviera, at 62 Sparks St., Ottawa, Ont, is located near Parliament Hill. The art deco retro vibe defines its menus, with menu highlights including lobster pappardelle and dry-aged steaks. While experiencing one’s meal, it is also impossible to miss the high ceilings and the grandiose marble decor.
L’Express – Ever reliable in its patronage and menu, the restaurant found a formula that works early on, and it continues to use that same formula decades later. L’Express, located at 3927 St. Denis St., Montreal, Que., is in part defined by its industrial style appearance that, even in 2020, remains undated, much like its menu. Despite the economic hardships of the restaurant’s neighborhood, it continues to serve its community with its classics, such as the steak tartare.
Mallard Cottage – The dining establishment, recognized as one of North America’s oldest wooden buildings, is located in St. John’s. The historic fishing community welcomes the cottage’s patrons to its dining room, at 8 Barrows Rd., St. John’s, NL, after three centuries of service. Those visiting for the first time may think they wandered home due to the restaurant’s warm, home-style ambiance, which is only accentuated by the chalkboard that features the cottage’s daily menu.
Raymonds – Raymonds, located at 95 Water St., St. John’s, NL, resides in close proximity to the historic Cabot Tower. Known for its remarkable desserts and impressive wine list, summer also brings local seafood to the eatery. Standing apart from other restaurants with its seven-course tasting menus, autumn is also a special time because it brings about the return of both small and large game to the menu.