Restaurants in Ontario


Sushi and Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at Kiko Sushi Bar (Up to 42% Off)

Kiko Sushi Bar

Kiko Sushi Bar

Massive menu with more than 140 different examples of sushi and traditional Japanese cuisine served in a sleek, intimate setting

C$30 C$18

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James Alan’s “Magic Tonight” Including Dinner Through April 30 (Up to 42% Off)

Magic Tonight: Magic Show and Dinner

Multiple Locations

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Card tricks, mind reading, and old-fashioned illusions complement a three-course dinner

C$65 C$39

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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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C$45 for C$75 Worth of Steak, Seafood, and Pasta for Two at Purple Pear

Purple Pear

Purple Pear

Eclectic menu features filet mignon served alongside shrimp curry and seafood linguine at new historic location

C$75 C$45

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Pizza Dinner with Appetizers and Soda for Three or Six at Papas Pizza Mamas Chicken (Up to 46% Off)

Papas Pizza Mamas Chicken

Brampton

Friends and families can dine on crispy onion rings or fries and cheesy pizzas loaded with one topping of your choice

C$20.23 C$13

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

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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Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Luci Restaurant (Up to 46% Off)

luci Restaurant

Stonegate - Queensway

Pasta made from scratch in-house headlines the menu at restaurant specializing in contemporary Italian cuisine

C$119.50 C$69

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C$12 for C$20 Worth of Pub Cuisine and Drinks at Wink's Eatery

Winks Eatery

Winks Eatery

Specialty burgers and personal pizzas pair with frosty brews amid weekly live music performances

C$20 C$12

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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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Grilled Dinner for Two or Four at Jc's Grill House (Up to 43% Off)

Jc's Grill House

Bendale

Crispy chicken tenders, fully loaded burgers, and char-grilled ribs fill a menu of pub food and barbecue favorites

C$30 C$17

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$12 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Cuisine at Nourished On The Go ($21 Total Value)

Nourished On The Go

Downtown Oshawa

Menu includes no-chicken noodle soup, curried cauliflower stew, pasta with alfredo sauce, hummus wraps, strawberry pecan salads, and cookies

C$7 C$4

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Fatburger or Chicken Tenders Meal for Two at Fatburger (Up to 40% Off)

Fatburger

Thornhill

Fresh Fatburgers made with AAA Alberta beef and cholesterol-free oil in retro-style diner

C$23.34 C$14

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Mediterranean Meal for Two or Four at Taste of Mediterranean (Up to 50% Off)

Taste of Mediterranean

Taste of Mediterranean

Share plates of chicken souvlaki and beef gyros along with sides of rice, potatoes, and Greek salad at a popular Mediterranean franchise

C$26 C$15

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Indian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner for Two or Four at Taj Bistro (Up to 50% Off)

Taj Bistro

Taj Bistro

Cooks prepare a lineup of authentic Indian, oriental & continental cuisine, from traditional tandoor Kababs to mint coriander masala dosas

C$20 C$12

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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

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

Caz's Great Fish - Burlington

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

Junior's Sportsbar & Grill

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

Fifty West Restaurant & Bar

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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Globally Inspired Dinner Fare for Two or Four or More at Windmills (40% Off)

Windmills

Windmills

Thai red curry wild Pacific black cod on coconut-almond rice, wild mushroom gnocchi, salads, and pizza served within Princess Street eatery

C$25 C$15

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Fine Dining and Drinks at King Street Trio Uptown for Two (50% Off).

King Street Trio Uptown

Waterloo

Located in a historic building, the sleek, urban-flavoured restaurant features oysters rockefeller, dijon-glazed trout & Ontario AAA steaks

C$50 C$25

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Italian Food for Two with Optional One-Night Motel Stay at Mick & Angelo's Eatery and Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Mick & Angelo's Eatery and Bar

Mick & Angelo's Eatery and Bar

Eatery featured on Man v. Food boasts a menu of Italian dishes and steak-house fare; Candlelight Inn motel located on same property

C$40 C$20

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Soup, Salad, Sushi and Sashimi, Entrees, Ice Cream, and Sake for Two or Four at Sagano Japanese(Up to 52% 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$69

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Global Bistro Cuisine and Drinks for Lunch or Dinner at Cachet Restaurant and Bar (50% Off)

Cachet Restaurant & Bar

Newmarket

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$12

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

The Blue Star

Blue Star Restaurant Ltd

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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$16 for Two Large Three-Topping Pizzas and Four Cans of Pop at Al's Pizzeria ($35.48 Value)

Al's Pizzeria

Al's Pizzeria On Confederation

Toppings such as meatballs, feta cheese, green peppers, and italian sausage decorate large pizzas

C$35 C$16

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Italian Food at Lunch for Two or Four, or Italian Food for Take-Out atTre Sorelle (Up to 40% Off)

Tre Sorelle

Tre Sorelle

Sisters reproduce family recipes and offer new takes on Italian cuisine, from the signature pasta and meatballs to Panini and fresh salads

C$20 C$12

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Pizza, Appetizer, and Soda Meals at Domino's Pizza (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Domino's Pizza

Domino's Pizza Brockville

Original hand-tossed or crunchy thin crusts are topped with any 3 out of 22 ingredient options, such as chicken, pepperoni, and bacon

C$43.48 C$26

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Lunch or Sunday Brunch Packages for Two at Aux Chantignoles - Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello (Up to 46% Off)

Aux Chantignoles - Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello

Aux Chantignoles - Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello

Celebrate this venerable restaurant’s 85th anniversary with a luxurious lunch or brunch followed by a dip in the pool or trip to the spa

C$147 C$85

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C$99 for a Three-Course Modern French Dinner for Two at Celestin (Up to C$148 Value)

Celestin

Mount Pleasant Road

Menu includes 2 appetizers, 2 main courses, and 2 desserts

C$148 C$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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Pool and Bar Food at Monte Carlo Billiards & Sports Bar (Up to 65% Off). Four Options Available.

Monte Carlo Billiards & Sports Bar

Monte Carlo Billiards & Sports Bar

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

C$34 C$17

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Italian Dinner on Monday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday for Two at Giorgio D. Ristorante (Up to 52% Off)

Giorgio D. Ristorante

Giorgio D Restaurant

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

C$102 C$49

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$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Gate of India

Gate of India

Central Hamilton

Spicy curries, creamy sauces, and smoky meats cooked in a traditional clay oven

C$20 C$12

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

Louisiana Seafood & Steakhouse

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

Kennedy's Restaurant and Catering

Kennedy's Restaurant & Catering

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

Etobicoke

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)

HeyDayz

HeyDayz

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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$12 for One 12-Inch Pizza and Garlic Dough Balls at Slices N Squares (Up to a $27 Value)

Slices N Squares

East Windsor

Diners top pizzas with a variety of options paired with garlicky dough balls; Cupid-approved Valentine’s Day meal

C$27 C$12

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C$75 for a Six-Course Steak or Seafood Dinner for Two at Day & Night Angus Steak and Raw Bar (C$150 Value)

Day & Night Angus Steak and Raw Bar

Day & Night Angus Steak and Raw Bar

Pairs enjoy shrimp cocktail, foie gras, soups, salads, and entrees such as certified Angus steak, rack of lamb, or salmon

C$150 C$75

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Four-Course Dinner for Two, Four, or Six at Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar - Oshawa (Up to 50% Off)

Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar - Oshawa

Wildfire Steakhouse & Wine Bar - Oshawa

Enjoy a chef-curated menu, complete with Quebec maple grilled steak and wines from a Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence-winning wine list

C$170 C$93

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Burger Meal for One, Two, or Four at Hole-E Burger Bar (Up to 56% Off)

Hole-E Burger Bar

Hole-E Burger Bar

Angus beef patties piled high with toppings such as chili, cheese, and guacamole; eggplant and portobello mushrooms; and applewood bacon

C$16.97 C$9

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

Ruelo Patisserie

Ruelo Patisserie

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

CJs Cafe in Bronte

Oakville

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 61% Off)

Joe Dog's Gasbar Grill

Joe Dogs 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$14

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$13 for $25 Worth of Food During Dinner at The Manhatten Bar & Grill

The Manhattan Bar & Grill

Saint Catharines

Eclectic menu of burgers, wings, and other staples in a casual setting with plenty of TVs playing big games

C$25 C$13

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Steakhouse Dinner for Two or Four or More at The Raymond (Up to 55% Off)

The Raymond

The Raymond

A seasonal menu of dishes such as beef tenderloin and grilled salmon served in a freshly renovated, softly lit space

C$50 C$23

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Upscale Pub Cuisine at King Street Sizzle Restaurant & Bar (50% Off). Two Options Available.

King Street Sizzle Restaurant & Bar

King Street Sizzle Restaurant & Bar

Fish and chips, pancetta-topped burgers, and pizzas served in a casual spot inside the Four Points by Sheraton hotel

C$40 C$20

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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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Dine-In or Carry-Out from Bob's Original Pizza and Wings (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Bob's Original Pizza and Wings

Newmarket

Diners can relax in a bright, casual atmosphere while biting into cheesy pizzas or spicy wings, or they get their orders to go

C$13 C$7

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Three-Course Dinner with Wine for Two or Four at The Wine Bar (Up to 45% Off)

The Wine Bar

The Wine Bar

Open kitchen uses local and sustainable ingredients to create shareable plates of duck confit, rosemary lamb chops, and lobster sliders

C$153 C$89

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Afternoon Tea for Two at The Tea Party Cafe (42% Off). Two Options Available.

The Tea Party Cafe

Multiple Locations

High tea includes an assortment of finger sandwiches, sweets, and a scone with jam and cream

C$26 C$15

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

La Risata Ristorante

La Risata Ristorante

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

Sbarro

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

Crabby Joe's Tap & Grill

Brampton

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

Teriyaki Experience

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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Italian Cuisine at La Guardia for Two or Four (Up to 47% 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 $16

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$15 for Pub Food at Earl Of Whitchurch (Up to $30 Off)

Earl Of Whitchurch

Stouffville

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

C$30 C$15

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Caribbean and Diner Food for Two or Four or Carryout from Duffy's Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Duffy's Bar & Grill

Vaughan

Jerk chicken, pepper shrimp, and curry goat; mushroom cheeseburgers, club sandwiches, T-bone steaks, and all-day breakfast

C$30 C$15

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

The Tea Room

Burlington

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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Mediterranean Cuisine at Souvlaki Hut (50% Off)

Souvlaki Hut

Grimsby

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

C$20 C$10

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

Sam Sub

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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5-Piece Chicken Meal for Two or 10-Piece Feast for Four with Salad, Fries, and Drinks at Mary Brown's (Up to 56% Off)

Mary Brown's

Mary Brown's Famous Chicken & Taters

Delicious, signature-marinated chicken and hand-cut potatoes fry up in trans-fat-free oils

C$33 C$15

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$10 for $20 Worth of Pancakes and Classic American Cooking at IHOP

IHOP

Multiple Locations

The national brand delivers pancakes, eggs, and bacon in varying combinations alongside burgers, sandwiches, and other diner fare

C$20 C$10

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Italian Cuisine at Rocco's Plum Tomato Trattoria (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Rocco's Plum Tomato Trattoria

Multiple Locations

Chefs whip up pesto, atlantic salmon, penne in tomato sauce, grilled veggies, and thin-crust pizzas topped with basil and mozzarella

C$50 C$25

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Dinner, Seafood from the Store, or Brunch at Pelican Fishery & Grill (40% Off)

Pelican Fishery & Grill

Pelican Grill

Wild seafood netted via sustainable techniques is delivered to the restaurant four times a day, including fresh mussels and lobster

C$25 C$15

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

DiSavino's Panini Bar

Milton

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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C$15 for C$30 Worth of Bistro Cuisine at Take Five Bistro

Take Five Bistro

Take Five Bistro

An elegant bistro-style menu that spotlights local steaks aged for 28 days, market-fresh produce, and seasonal fish

C$30 C$15

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$14 for a Half-Dozen Assorted Liège Waffles at Wanda's Belgian Waffles ($29 Value)

Wanda's Bakery - Espresso Bar

Multiple Locations

Traditional Belgian waffles downsized into miniature portions and paired with various sweets, from chocolate to caramel to maple

C$29 C$14

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Indian Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Colaba (45% Off).Three Options Available.

Colaba

Vaughan

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

C$40 C$22

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Burgers, Wings, and Poutine at Chop House Burger Bar (40% 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$12

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C$25 for C$40 Worth of Steak and Seafood at Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse

Signature steaks with spices; pastas with creamy sauces and grilled shrimp; pork chops, baby back ribs, and grilled chicken entrees

C$40 C$25

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Breakfast, Brunch, or Lunch for Two, Four, or Six at Brunchworks Cafe (Up to 50% Off)

Brunchworks Cafe

St.Clair - Oakwood

Brunch dishes such as lox platters and vanilla french toast served at glossy wooden tables and in comfy chairs

C$30 C$17

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Mexican Food for Two, Four, or Six or More at Baja Grill (Up to 51% Off)

Baja Grill

Baja Grill

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

Hardy's Pizza

Vincent

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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Italian Cuisine for Two or Four at Buon Giorno Bistro (Up to 46% Off)

Buon Giorno Bistro

Windsor

Italian classics such as pizza, stuffed eggplant, fettuccine alfredo, and chicken or veal marsala

C$35 C$19

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Indian Hakka Chinese Cuisine at Hakka King (Up to 42% Off). Four Options Available.

Hakka King

Hakka King

Menu includes beef chow mein, crispy green beans, singapore spicy rice noodles, sweet and sour fish, and pepper chicken

C$12 C$7

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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

Vaughan

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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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 Street
Toronto,
ON
CA
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
Ottawa,
ON
CA
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
Mississauga,
ON
CA
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
Toronto,
ON
CA
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
Hamilton,
ON
CA
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
Brampton,
ON
CA
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