Restaurants in Ontario

$69 for a Four-Course Turkish Meal with Wine for Two at Topkapi Turkish Restaurant ($135.80 Value)

Topkapi Turkish Restaurant

West Centre Town - Little Italy - Civic Hospital East

Sip vino and coffee or tea while enjoying four-course Turkish meal with hot soup, appetizer sampler, authentic entrees, and sweet desserts

C$135.80 C$69

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Middle Eastern Buffet Dinner for Two or Four or Takeout at Jerusalem Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Jerusalem Restaurant


Classic Middle Eastern dishes such as skewered halal meats, hummus, baba ganouj, and seafood, served buffet-style or for takeout

C$49.90 C$29

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$10 for $20 Worth of Sports-Bar Food — The Central House

The Central House

North Java

From the merchant: Come try our new restaurant, eat dinner and have a few drinks..

$20 $10

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Indian Dinner for Two or Four or Indian Takeout at Narula's Indian Eatery and Banquet Hall (Up to 43% Off)

Narula's Indian Eatery and Banquet Hall


Indian-Canadian fusion food; dishes such as aloo tikki burgers, paneer tikka burgers, chicken butter fries, and lamb kebab wraps

C$30 C$17

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Sandwich Meal for Two, Take-Out, or Signature Platter at Roosters Portuguese Grill (Up to 47% Off)

Roosters Portuguese Grill


Menu features chicken marinated for 20 hours in secret sauce, beef kabobs, baked potato, and other grill cuisine

C$22 C$12

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Irish Pub Food at Kennedy's Restaurant and Catering (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Kennedy's Restaurant and Catering

St. Agatha

Irish pub food such as shepherd's pies, farmer's sausages made by the local butcher, and baked cod coated in crispy potato flakes

C$30 C$15

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$7.50 for $15 Worth of Sweet and Savory Crepes at Crepe Delicious

Crepe Delicious


Chefs make crepes to order, creating sweet and savory options filled with Nutella and strawberries, ham and cheese, or chicken teriyaki

C$15 C$7.50

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Burgers and Drinks with Options for Dine-In for One or Two, or Carry-Out at HeyDayz (50% Off)


Central London

Family-friendly dining space shines with nearly 30 different burgers, 11 types of poutine, wraps, salads, and traditional milkshakes

C$20 C$10

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New Year's Party Package for Two or Four at Treehouse Bar and Grill (Up to 56% Off)

Treehouse Bar and Grill

City Centre

Gather friends and get cozy on one of the biggest party nights of the year as you sip drinks and enjoy evening entertainment

C$45 C$20

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$16 for $26 Worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Bombay Bhel Thornhill

Bombay Bhel Thornhill


Healthy, authentic dishes such as butter chicken, curries, and tandoor-baked shrimp & lamb are served amid paintings that reflect diversity

C$26 C$16

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Two or Four Signature Gourmet Burgers at Baldwin Street Burger (38% Off)

Baldwin Street Burger


Signature burgers re-create the flavors of nachos, french onion soup, or steak dinners atop beef, turkey, or portobello patties

C$16 C$10

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Seafood and Steaks for Two, Three, Four, or More at Lobster Trap Restaurant (Up to 51% Off)

Lobster Trap Restaurant - Vaughan


Restaurant’s final promotion of 2014 invites you to try fresh oysters, lobster, and steak

C$50 C$25

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$27.50 for Tea Time for Two at Ruelo Patisserie ($51.98 Value)

Ruelo Patisserie

Multiple Locations

Pairs eat petite sandwiches and classic tea time delights with tea or coffee, followed by French-style desserts

C$51.98 C$27.50

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Fresh Asian Cuisine for Two or Four at Wok Box (Up to 46% Off)

Wok Box

Multiple Locations

Indian, Thai, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine come together in pan-Asian boxes full of jasmine rice, ribbon noodles, and sweet ginger sauce

C$22.98 C$13

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Fish and Chips or 1000 Grams of Batter Mix at Caz's Great Fish (Up to 50% Off)

Caz's Great Fish - Burlington

Multiple Locations

Enjoy one of the eight styles of fish and chips, or opt to bring home the house’s batter mix for fish fries of your own

C$14 C$9

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Pub-Style Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Don Cherry's Sports Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Don Cherry's Sports Grill

Multiple Locations

Specialty poutines, prime rib cooked to order, battered fish ‘n’ chips, and chicken wings with a choice of sauces

C$25 C$15

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$16 for $30 Worth of Homemade Pub Food at The Gator's Tail

The Gator's Tail

The Gator's Tail

A wide range of homemade pub food such as fish and chips, grilled-veggie flatbread, and stuffed chicken breast; beer and wine also served

C$30 C$16

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Casual Comfort Food for Two or More, or Takeout at Marj's Village Kitchen (Up to 57% Off)

Marj's Village Kitchen


Hearty sandwiches, turkey dinners, and baked goods made from scratch

C$28 C$12

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One or Two $20 Gift Cards for Home-Style Food at Angie's Since 1962 (40% Off)

Angie's Since 1962


Family-owned restaurant serves home-style dishes and hearty, hot sandwiches; stop into the restaurant to swap Groupon for holiday gift card

C$20 C$12

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Italian Food and Drinks for Dine-In or Carryout at East Side Mario's (Up to 50% Off)

East Side Mario's

Multiple Locations

Italian eatery near Niagara Falls serves up flame-kissed salmon and steak, pizza, and imported Italian pastas with a variety of sauces

C$30 C$15

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Soup, Salad, Sushi and Sashimi, Entrees, Ice Cream, and Sake for Two or Four at Sagano Japanese(Up to 61% Off)

Sagano Japanese

Sagano Rooftop Japanese Dining

Modern and traditional Japanese design come together in rooftop restaurant featuring light, crisp tempura, fresh sushi, and gourmet desserts

C$140 C$55

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Cheesesteaks and Poutine, or Five Groupons for Sandwiches at Philthy Phillys (Up to 45% Off)

Philthy Philly's


Classic and inventive Philly cheesesteak sandwiches and poutines topped with pulled pork or bacon

C$20 C$11

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$11 for $20 Worth of Chicken, Sandwiches, Pasta, and Comfort Food at The Blue Star

The Blue Star


Homestyle comfort foods such as chicken wings, pot pies, burgers, and charbroiled steaks

C$20 C$11

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Moustache Joe's (Up to 45% Off)

Moustache Joe's Italian Eatery

Downtown Cornwall

Italian classics, including hand-made pastas and raviolis, share the menu with steakhouse eats, such as AAA steaks and seafood

C$40 C$22

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$39 for a Three-Course Prix-Fixe Dinner with 1/2 litre of wine for Two at Cafe Diplomatico ($67.30 Value)

Cafe Diplomatico

Little Italy

Try some of the menu’s best dishes like risotto balls, filet of sole, and a variety of pastries

C$67.30 C$39

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Sushi Lunch or Dinner Package with Cocktails for Two at Kinki (Up to 50% Off)


Byward Market - Parliament Hill

Elegantly plated sushi paired with salty edamame and unique house cocktails or martinis

C$54 C$27

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Pool and Bar Food at Monte Carlo Billiards & Sports Bar (Up to 70% Off). Four Options Available.

Monte Carlo Billiards & Sports Bar

Islington - City Centre West

During games of pool and snooker on 18 tables, players snack on chicken fingers, BLTs, and burgers

C$34 C$14

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$26 for Three-Course Dinner for Two at Takara Bune Japanese Restaurant ($55.70 Value)

Takara Bune Japanese Restaurant

Pleasant View

Enjoy grilled fresh Atlantic salmon, veggie tempura, or barbecue eel teriyaki along with appetizers and ice cream

C$55.70 C$26

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Extra-Large Pizza with Garlic Bread and Optional Salad, Drinks, and Dipping Sauce at Sbarro (Up to 46% Off)


Multiple Locations

Mozzarella cheese and a signature sauce made with plum tomatoes coat hand-stretched dough

C$24.98 C$13.50

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Three-Course Steakhouse Dinner for Two or Four at Louisiana Seafood & Steakhouse (51% Off)

Louisiana Seafood & Steakhouse


Cajun-inspired prix-fixe menu with a broad selection for each course, such as Angus sirloin steak or Bourbon Street ribs

C$112 C$59

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$25 for $50 Worth of Seafood and Drinks at King Crab Oyster Bar & Grill

King Crab Oyster Bar & Grill


Rainbow trout, king crab and fresh lobster platters steam alongside key lime pie, wine and espresso

C$50 C$25

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Indian Food for Lunch, Dinner, or Carryout at Curry's (Up to 56% Off)


South London

Mild to spicy curries and tandoori dishes prepared with goat, lamb, beef, chicken, and seafood

C$20 C$9

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Two-Course Thai Meal for Dine-In or Carry-Out at The Local Thai Lounge (Up to 43% Off) 

The Local Thai Lounge

East Windsor

Appetizers such as crisp spring rolls complement nutty noodles, and red, green, and yellow curries in sleek lounge

C$44 C$25.99

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$14 for Pub Food at Earl Of Whitchurch (Up to $30 Off)

Earl Of Whitchurch


The menu here goes beyond regular pub food, with pulled pork tacos and a roasted beet salad made from organic ingredients

C$30 C$14

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Dine-In or Take-Out Tacos, Tortilla Pizzas, and Burgers at Yo Amo Tacos (Up to 55% Off)

Yo Amo Tacos


Tacos filled with fried avocado, shrimp, or marinated pork join five sauces, anchoring a menu of Mexican comfort food

C$20 C$10

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Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free Cafe Food at CJs Cafe in Bronte (50% Off). Two Options Available.

CJs Cafe in Bronte


Vegan and vegetarian-friendly, and gluten-free cafe fare served with organic fair-trade coffee; live music from local talent every Sunday

C$10 C$5

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Burgers and Soft Drinks for Two or Four at Joe Dog's Gasbar Grill (Up to 44% Off)

Joe Dog's Gasbar Grill


Snack on half-pound prime rib burgers topped with pairings such as pineapple and brie, honey wasabi and onion strings, or jalapeno and Swiss

C$35.96 C$19.99

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Mediterranean Cuisine at Souvlaki Hut (50% Off)

Souvlaki Hut


Mediterranean flavors enhance pork, chicken, and beef bundled in pita bread and sizzling on skewers

C$20 C$10

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Five-Course Prix Fixe Dinner for 2 at Rosa's Place Ristorante and Banquets (Up to 56% Off). 2 Options Available.

Rosa's Place Ristorante and Banquets


Authentic Italian dishes prepared with fresh ingredients and served in a large, airy banquet space

C$158.50 C$69

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$18 for a Three-Visit Punch Card, with Each Punch Good for $10 Worth of Sandwiches at Sam Sub ($30 Value)

Sam Sub


Freshly cut yellow-skinned potato fries showered in cheese curds, gravy, and custom toppings such as smoked meat and mushrooms

C$30 C$18

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"Cabar-Eh! Musical Revue" with Canadian Dinner on December 29 or 30 at 6:15 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

"Cabar-Eh! Musical Revue"

Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Theatre


To celebrate the holidays, the ensemble belts out favorite showtunes, classics, and pop tunes as diners enjoy a family-style feast

C$72.21 C$39

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Global Bistro Cuisine and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Cachet Restaurant and Bar (58% Off)

Cachet Restaurant and Bar


Menu features a seasonal variety of sandwiches, appetizers, and entrees accompanied by martinis and wine at a martini bar on Fairy Lake

C$20 C$10

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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food at Quesada Burritos & Tacos ($20 Total Value)

Quesada Burritos & Tacos


Eatery dishes out burritos full of ingredients like roasted veggies, chile-lime fish, and steak, as well as tacos and quesadillas

C$10 C$5

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Prix-Fixe Meal for Two or Four at Bistro 243 (44% Off)

Bistro 243


Includes one soup of the day or salad, one shared appetizer, one entrée, one dessert, and one cappuccino per person

C$90 C$49.99

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Mexican Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Baja Grill (Up to 51% Off). Six Options Available.

Baja Grill

Glebe - Dows Lake

Chips and salsa made daily, veggie burritos, and fajitas make up the menu composed of Mexican favorites; free parking

C$40 C$20

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Breakfast and Lunch at Tutti Frutti Breakfast & Lunch (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Tutti Frutti


Breakfast favourites such as waffles and french toast; burgers, sandwiches, and crepes for lunch

C$25 C$12

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Italian Dinner on Monday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday for Two at Giorgio D. Ristorante (Up to 57% Off)

Giorgio D. Ristorante

Black Creek

Seafood linguine and veal chops complement the Italian eatery’s veal chops and new york steak

C$102 C$44

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$20 for $30 Worth of Italian Food at DiSavino's Panini Bar

DiSavino's Panini Bar


Diners can watch sports games while enjoying freshly made paninis, classic Italian pasta dishes, and steak seasoned in a special spice mix

C$30 C$20

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Casual Sports-Bar Food at Crabby Joe's Tap & Grill (Up to 38% Off). Two Options Available.

Crabby Joe's Tap & Grill


The wide-ranging menu encompasses comfort foods such as poutine, burgers, and ribs alongside shrimp scampi and chicken stir-fries

C$20 C$13

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$9 for Asian at Teriyaki Experience (Up to $18.74 Total Value)

Teriyaki Experience


Quick-serve teriyaki rice dishes topped with chicken, beef, shrimp, or tofu. Served with fresh vegetables and white or brown rice.

C$18.74 C$9

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$20 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food for Carryout from Robbie Walkers Fish 'n Chips ($40 Value)

Robbie Walkers Fish 'n Chips

Robbie Walkers

Fish ‘n’ chips shop serves a selection of seafood with haddock, halibut, cod, and pollock fillets along with burgers and sandwiches

C$10 C$5

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Italian Cuisine at La Guardia for Two or Four (Up to 57% Off). Two Options Available.

La Guardia

City Centre

Traditional Italian cuisine including 15 veal dishes served in a softly lit restaurant with live music on the weekends

$30 $13

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$72 for a Five-Course Tasting Menu for Two at EDO ($128 Value)


Hilton-Markham Suites

Experience the taste, texture, and balance of lobster, sushi, U.S. Kobe beef, and other Japanese delicacies during a five-course meal

C$128 C$72

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Artisan Turkish Cuisine at Taste of Istanbul Grill (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Taste of Istanbul Grill


Sample the kitchen’s signature dishes with six-course tasting menus full of slow-cooked meats, seafood, and veggies

C$110.28 C$55

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$22 for The Harbour Afternoon Tea for Two at The Tea Room ($43.90 Value)

The Tea Room


Snack on finger sandwiches, scones topped with Devon cream, and homemade preserves, paired with a tea of choice

C$43.90 C$22

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Burgers, Wings, and Poutine at Chop House Burger Bar (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Chop House Burger Bar

St. Catharine's

Specialty burgers such as the Elvis burger, topped with peanut butter, bacon strips, deep-fried bananas, cinnamon sugar, and honey

C$20 C$11

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Pizzas and Cheesy Garlic Bread at Lotamecheese (Up to 43% Off)



Each pizza is topped with lightly spiced tomato sauce, vegetables from local farmers, and a savory cheese blend

C$20.98 C$12

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$79 for Locally-Sourced Three-Course Meal for Two at Fifty West Restaurant & Bar ($139.80 Value)

Fifty West Restaurant & Bar


Renowned chef uses local meats and produce to create New American meals roasted Ontario lamb or pan seared scallops

C$139.80 C$79

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Six-Course Meal for Two or Four at Taki Japanese Restaurant (Up to 56% Off)

Taki Japanese Restaurant

Niagara Falls

Chefs prepare pork gyoza and shrimp shumai appetizers, raw and tempura sushi, teriyaki-style chicken or salmon, and desserts

C$60.90 C$29

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"Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience" at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on March 18–April 5 (Up to 20% Off)

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts


Interactive dining performance based on BBC’s popular Fawlty Towers sitcom has traveled the globe and earned rave reviews

C$77.20 C$61.76

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$11 for $20 Worth of Burgers, Fries, and Shakes at Dick's Drive-In & Dairy-Dip

Dick's Drive-In & Dairy-Dip

Cityview - Skyline - Fisher Heights

Fresh toppings adorn beef, kangaroo, and bison burgers that pair with hand-breaded onion rings and hand-dipped milkshakes

C$20 C$11

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Two-Course Italian Meal for Two with Wine on Weekdays or Weekends at Alberto’s Trattoria (Up to 47% Off)

Alberto's Trattoria

Humber Summit

Housemade pastas, racks of lamb, steaks, caprese salad, and other Italian dishes served indoors or on an outdoor patio

C$55 C$29

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Greek & Italian Meal with Appetizers, Entrees, and Desserts for Two or Four at Hardy's Pizza (57% Off)

Hardy's Pizza


Appetizers such as escargot and garlic cheese toast lead into steaks and classic Greek & Italian entrees, including pizzas and Saganaki

C$91.70 C$39

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International Food at Four Seasons Takeout Buffet (54% Off). Two Options Available.

Four Seasons Takeout Buffet


Sample food as diverse as burrito bowls, pulled pork poutine, shawarma, and salads on a patio right downtown

C$24 C$11

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$12 for $20 Worth of Greek Food and Fish or Takeout at The Little Greek House & Steve 'N Eddy's Fish and Chips

The Little Greek House & Steve 'N Eddy's Fish and Chips


Gyros, souvlaki, fried halibut, flaming cheese, and other quick bites at a family-run local restaurant

C$20 C$12

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Chinese Food at Wutai Vegetarian Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Wutai Vegetarian Restaurant


Dine on vegetarian dim sum in an opulent restaurant with a grand crystal chandelier, white-clothed tables, and gold and red accent colors

C$30 C$15

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Indian Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Colaba (40% Off).Three Options Available.



This inventive Indian restaurant serves traditional dishes like tandoori chicken alongside creative entrees like masala fish and chips

C$40 C$24

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American and Italian Lunch or Dinner for Two at Kiwi (Up to 42% Off)


Downtown Cambridge

Cuisine from ingredients locally acquired at Cambridge Farmer’s Market; dishes include lamb cevapi, pulled pork, and house smoked side ribs

C$25 C$15

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$50 for $80 Worth of Gourmet Dinner in the Revolving Dining Room at Skylon Tower

Skylon Tower

Niagara Falls

Filet mignon, racks of lamb, and lobster tails enhance the view from a 775-foot-high restaurant that silently rotates once per hour

C$80 C$50

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$15 for $30 Worth of Chinese Cuisine and Drinks at Pearl King

Pearl King

Downtown Toronto

Diners dig into a variety of dim sum, such as bacon-wrapped enoki mushrooms

C$30 C$15

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One Five-Visit Punchcard, Each Punch Good for $6 or One Lunch Combo Meal at Piccolo Grande (Up to 40% Off)

Piccolo Grande

Bank Street

Combos include butter chicken with naan, tandoori chicken with soup, or chicken biryani with spicy yogurt

C$30 C$18

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Three-Course Italian Dinner for Two or Four at La Risata Ristorante (Up to 57% Off)

La Risata Ristorante

York University Heights

This prix fixe dinner includes entrees such as homemade lobster ravioli, Ontario lamb chops with port reduction, and wild Pacific salmon

C$110 C$49

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Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Sandwiches, or Sandwich Platter at Abe's Subs and Wraps (Up to 45% Off)

Abe's Subs and Wraps


Hot and cold sandwiches include gyros, Cajun chicken, and tuna; platter includes assortment of meats filling croissants, subs, and wraps

C$10 C$5.50

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Five-Course Prix Fixe Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Da Luciano Trattoria (Up to 42% Off)

Da Luciano Trattoria


Salads and specialty-pizza appetizers precede penne in a blush sauce and entrees of chicken parmigiana

C$78 C$45

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American Food at Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at The Barrel Live Public House (50% Off)

The Barrel Live Public House


Upscale pub eats such as ginger-lime seabass and bleu cheese portobello steak served amidst exposed brick and live music

C$30 C$15

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Pub Food for Two, Four, or More at Junior's Sportsbar & Grill (50% Off)

Junior's Sportsbar & Grill


The cooks can treat guests to a smorgasbord of pub fare, including wings available in more than 50 different flavours and flatbread pizzas

C$20 C$10

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Casual American Food for One or Two at TGI Friday's (50% Off)

TGI Friday's

Niagara Falls

Sizzling fire-grilled fajitas, charbroiled burgers made of 100% beef, and steaks and ribs glazed in Jack Daniel’s sauce round out the menu

C$20 C$10

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Three-Course French Canadian Dinner for Two or Four at Sassafraz (Up to 54% Off)

Sassafraz Restaurant

The Annex

French-inspired plates such as Ontario beef tartare, cornish hen with porcini velouté, and maple beignets

C$140 C$69.99

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Coffee and Savory Crepes, Valid Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday at Spin Dessert Cafe & Bistro (Up to 45% Off)

Spin Dessert Cafe & Bistro Ottawa

Spin Dessert

Signature sweet and savory crepes join breakfast staples, pizza, salads, cheesecake, and a dozen flavors of ice cream made in-house daily

C$20 C$11

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Chiado: A User’s Guide

Progressive Portuguese Cuisine and Tapas | Fresh Seafood | Portuguese Wine List | Acclaimed Restaurateur

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: sardines marinated in lemon, parsley, and olive oil
  • Tapas dish: carpaccio of grouper
  • Entree: herb-crusted pheasant crusted with garlic mashed potatoes, madeira wine, and caramelized citrus sauce
  • Dessert: chocolate mousse with espresso crème anglaise and raspberries

    What to Drink: Chiado boasts an extensive wine that spotlights vintages from Portugal. The sommelier also curates a concise list of his favourite suggestions, making it easier for diners to discover the perfect pairing for their meal.

The Vibe: In the dining room, dark oak wainscoting offsets pale-yellow walls. Paintings of wild Spanish street scenes punctuate the space, including one large piece with vibrantly rendered street performers, jugglers, and onlookers that lends an unexpected dose of whimsy to the otherwise sophisticated ambience.

Fun Fact: In 2003, the President of Portugal knighted Chiado’s owner, Albino Silva, with the Commander Order of Merit for promoting Portuguese gastronomy and culture in Canada.

While You're in the Neighbourhood: Dance the night away with a beer in hand at The Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Avenue), a divey music joint with regular live acts.

If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Check out Adega Restaurante (33 Elm Street), restaurateur Albino Silva’s foray into Spanish-Portuguese fusion cuisine.

864 College St

Inside Sant? Restaurant, the piquant scents of globally inspired cuisine mingle amidst the work of local artists, whose pieces fill the dining room's walls. This eatery and gallery is the brainchild of owner Donna Holtom, who believes that "beautiful art serves to heighten the dining experience," as she told Ottawa at Home magazine in 2009. Diners also get a better sense of this while dining among majestic and historic views of Ottawa and the four diamond vistas at the corner of Sussex Drive and Rideau Street.

Inside the kitchen, Chef David De Bernardi demonstrates his own artistic skills. David?s unique style of presenting food has earned him much acclaim as he perfected his craft in some of the finest kitchens, including CAA Five Diamond Langdon Hall, Stagiare/Montelimar, France, Reds of Toronto, and Toca at the Ritz Carlton. His seamless integration of European and Asian ingredients has effectively elevated Sante?s traditional signature cuisine alongside David?s visionary dishes to appeal to all palates. Using a palette of free-range chicken, organic salmon, and locally sourced produce, Chef David paints plates with aromatic curries and ginger-spiked stir-fries. To accompany these fragrantly seasoned dishes, Sant? Restaurant stocks its subterranean vault with a selection of Canadian and international wines. The elegant, intimate space and inventive cuisine earned the eatery Diners' Choice awards from OpenTable for Best Ambiance, Romantic, and Fit for Foodie.

45 Rideau St

Each year, more than 180,000 diners fill their plates from Tandoori Flame, which chefs refill constantly with up to 150 different buffet items prepared in a wide variety of spice to suite any palate. Soups and naan greet diners at the start of the line before they move to batter-fried vegetable and fish pakoras, as well as less traditional offerings including onion rings. Then, they traverse to the tawa and tandoor section for smoked veggies, samosas, and potato tikkis (or patties). Main courses wait down the line?including goat curry, butter chicken, and palak paneer?before diners finish their culinary voyages the same way Marco Polo ended his: with fresh fruit, pastries, and Indian desserts. Diners can linger traditional drinks such as yogourt lassis, sip on Indian-inspired cocktails or select a bottle of wine or drink from their fully stocked bar.

The restaurant?s high ceilings, cloth-draped tables, and modern decor are a fitting backdrop for the abundant feast and bold flavours. Already with seating capacities up to 500 in Brampton and over 360 in the new location in the commercial hub of Mississauga, Tandoori Flame has plans to expand further into British Columbia.

5975 Mavis Road

Born in Guatemala, Luis Carpio earned his stripes as a short-order cook in San Francisco, then journeyed north to Canada in 1999 to open Maya Restaurant—a move that, ironically, signaled a return to his Central American roots. "I try to cook similar to back home, try to use our own spices and try to be simple," he told the Toronto Star, which praised the "perfectly cooked chicken," "flavourful refried black beans," and "nicely browned and caramelized" plantain he dishes up.

The concise menu mixes traditional dishes from across Central America, from seafood platters, soups, and ceviche to pork and chicken cooked with herbs not often seen this far north. On weekends, the breakfast menu piles plates with hearty Latin breakfasts, all accompanied by steaming cups of coffee to awaken taste buds and steam-press rumpled tongues.

918 Wilson Avenue

Blue Nile’s vibrant orange dining room hums with energy as the aromas of meat and spices waft in from the kitchen. Patterned tablecloths, flowers, and colourful art decorate the walls, just as colourful spreads of lentils, split peas, and collard greens decorate plates. Using a pancake-like bread called injera, guests scoop up earthy bites of Ethiopia’s national dish—a type of stewed chicken called doro wat—or other flavourful foods. They can can pair the hearty food with sips of a traditional pot of coffee known as jebena buna or with fruit juices such as mango or guava.

90 Wellington Street North

A mere sandwich throw from Niagara Falls, East Side Mario's is found within the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Fallsview Hotel, directly across the street from Fallsview Casino. Below elegant chandeliers, Mario's red and white checked tablecloths support grilled salmon, juicy steak, and Italian-imported pastas slathered in spicy arrabbiata or pesto alfredo. The doors of the kitchen part as servers emerge bearing Sicilian-style pizzas fresh from the sweltering interior of a stone oven.

Through the steam rising from Mario's all-you-can-eat garlic homeloaf, diners can peer at the framed mirrors hanging on gold walls. After enjoying wine or cocktails at Mario's polished wooden bar, guests can question servers about Four Points hotel accommodations or the strength needed to hurl a pizza across Niagara Falls and into the mouth of a waiting American.

130 Great Lakes Drive