Eat Canada: Dining in Downtown Canada

The ultimate restaurant guide for the business traveller.

Stuck in an unfamiliar city on business? Find the perfect downtown spot for a business lunch, power breakfast or client dinner. Scout out a place for after-work drinks or private functions. Eat Canada contains recommendations for over 200 restaurants in 11 major Canadian cities.

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Need to grab lunch quickly? See what's nearby and in your budget.

See each city's recommended restaurants on a map, or sort them by distance. If you have one of those unforgiving expense accounts, you can sort by price.

Important details at a glance.

Check the hours and cuisine style, call the restaurant, peruse the menu on the website, or make reservations on OpenTable. Eat Canada has gone above and beyond so you can, too. Knowing details like noise level, credit cards, alcoholic beverages, corkage and outdoor dining may be just the info you need to win over that prized client.

Trust the word of local food critics.

Eat Canada's reviews are written by professional food critics who know their own cities and food scenes inside out.

• Calgary (John Gilchrist)

• Edmonton (Mary Bailey)

• Halifax (Bill Spurr)

• Montreal (Robert Beauchemin)

• Ottawa (Anne DesBrisay)

• Regina (CJ Katz)

• Saskatoon (CJ Katz)

• St. John's (Karl Wells)

• Toronto (James Chatto)

• Vancouver (Andrew Morrison)

• Winnipeg (Christine Hanlon)

One app for both iPhone and iPad.

Eat Canada is a universal app that works on both iPhone and iPad. It's also optimized for the iPhone 5. It supports VoiceOver for visually impaired users, and you can also toggle to increase or decrease the font size of the reviews.


When in Rome, drink like the locals. Find a neighbourhood coffee shop or cocktail bar that's not a generic chain.

City or author info

Read about the downtown dining scene in each city or about the credentials of each author.

Take note

Use the "My Notes" feature to keep your own notes on a restaurant. That way, you'll remember to request the quiet room at the back next time or to order that dish you love.


Mark your favourites with a star for easy reference so you won't forget that perfect spot to take a client on your next trip.

Track your visited restaurants

Now it's easy to record which restaurants you've eaten at when you only visit once a year. A blue dot means not visited yet.

Swipe to toggle

On any restaurant list, you can swipe towards the right to mark the restaurant as Visited. Swipe towards the left to mark it as a Favourite.

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Culinary content copyright © 2012 Escurial Inc. All rights reserved.
App design ideas and artwork by Eric Chernuka.
App icon and logo designed by Pierre Lamielle.