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Best Eco-Friendly Restaurants in Canada

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated April 12, 2019

Get your green-on in these restaurants going above and beyond to do good for Mother Earth. From using sustainable ingredients to reducing their energy usage, these spots are serving up incredible dishes with an ultra-light carbon footprint. Book today to do your part.

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4.5
4.5 (3595)
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
Financial District

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About the restaurant
AGO Bistro Restaurant, located inside the Frank Gehry-designed Art Gallery of Ontario, offers brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks menus created around locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
Top review
Annu
Dined 2 days ago
Our waiter was excellent. The food was delicious. We so enjoyed our visit.
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4.5
4.5 (1676)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Whitby

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About the restaurant
A “field-to-fork” restaurant inside Durham College’s Centre for Food, Bistro 67 is a showcase of the local agricultural harvest. It is a three-star certified green restaurant and has received the Feast On designation from the Culinary Tourism Alliance for its efforts to promote local foods and drinks.
Top review
woodchips
Dined 1 day ago
Wonderful space, fabulous food, Excellent service. 2 long tables of energetic patrons. Glad we were seated at the far end of the space. Overall, Lovely dining.
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4.5
4.5 (5883)
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Financial District

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About the restaurant
Canoe’s critically acclaimed cuisine is a celebration of Canada’s bounty. Chef John Horne creates his dishes around the finest, freshest regional produce, fish and game, working directly with a select network of farmers and purveyors. Canadian wines feature strongly on the wine list as well.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
First visit to Canoe, beautiful view / ambience The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Laid back relaxed vibe. Food and wine were top notch. Looking forward to coming back!
A photo of King Street Social Kitchen & Bar - Hyatt Regency Toronto restaurant
4.5
4.5 (293)
CAN$30 and under
Global, International
Entertainment District

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About the restaurant
The globally inspired culinary offerings at King Street Social, inside the Hyatt Regency hotel, are locally sourced, seasonally fresh, farmed through sustainable practices and treated with integrity from preparation to the plate. The Hyatt brand runs a comprehensive environmental initiative that includes significantly reducing food waste and improving energy efficiency at all its hotel restaurants.
Top review
Private
Dined 2 days ago
Great evening and dinner. Very friendly and helpful staff.
A photo of PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium restaurant
4.8
4.8 (363)
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
Guelph

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About the restaurant
PJ’s Restaurant in the Atrium is a seasonal dining spot run by students of the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management at the University of Guelph. It was named one of Canada’s greenest restaurants by the Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Food Service in 2017, marking the third consecutive year PJ’s received that honor.
Top review
Reese
Dined on Feb 8, 2024
We got there a little later so the buffet was starting to close up which I understand but I wish I was able to get a sandwich :) The food was amazing and the service was great. It was also such a great value for the $5 for a buffet!!
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4.7
4.7 (1897)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Glenora

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About the restaurant
Violino Gastronomia Italiana in Edmonton works with local organic food providers to create its fine Italian specialties.
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Princess
Dined 1 day ago
A really nice elegant restaurant in a friendly area. Nice ambiance for a date night or celebration. Attentive servers and great quality for the food!!
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4.7
4.7 (4526)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Calgary

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About the restaurant
The River Café, set inside Prince’s Island Park and accessible on foot by bridge or causeway, complements its stunning natural setting with menus showcasing the natural bounty of the local region. The restaurant works directly with local farmers, ranchers and carefully chosen purveyors of sustainable ingredients. The River Café also runs a garden apprentice program.
Top review
Golfergirl
Dined 3 days ago
Our favorite restaurant in Calgary. Beautiful setting, delicious food, great service.
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4.4
4.4 (1119)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Financial District

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About the restaurant
The rustic-chic Woods Restaurant in Toronto strives to bring the bounty of Canada’s natural landscape to the table. This includes a curated selection of Canadian wines along with locally sourced produce and other ingredients.
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ThibautMwizero
Dined 7 days ago
WHAT A SPOT!!!! We had an absolute blast here on V-day. The food was AMAZING! The service was sooo good and organized! Honestly perfect! Thank you for making it special!
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4.7
4.7 (150)
CAN$51 and over
Spanish
Rosedale / Summerhill

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About the restaurant
El Tenedor, a boutique restaurant and wine bar in Toronto, follows a nose-to-tail, leaf-to-roots philosophy emphasizing sustainability. All the ingredients that go into its French-Spanish cuisine are organic, local and sustainably grown, and the kitchen is run along zero-waste and energy-efficient principles.
Top review
SheilaL
Dined on Jan 21, 2023
An intimate, quiet, and romantic venue with very attentive and personal service. We had a wonderful evening, and the food was absolutely delicious.
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4.5
4.5 (1095)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Niagara-on-the-Lake

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About the restaurant
Noble, the flagship restaurant of the Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, advocates a farm-to-table ethos. Its chefs use fine local produce whenever possible in creating their sophisticated wine country-inspired cuisine, and the restaurant’s wine list showcases many Niagara-region vintages.
Top review
DavidM
Dined 1 day ago
Steak was not good. Most everything was fine to very good.
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4.7
4.7 (490)
CAN$30 and under
Barbecue
Downtown

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About the restaurant
Ottawa’s Grounded Kitchen, Coffeehouse & Bar remodeled its space in 2015, incorporating recycled and re-purposed materials throughout. Produce used in its 100-percent from-scratch kitchen is locally sourced, and all the seafood is certified sustainable through Ocean Wise. Further, the bar donates its bottles the local nonprofit Bottle Works, most catering deliveries are by bike couriers and the restaurant is making the switch to all-compostable paper products.
Top review
AdamR
Dined on Feb 14, 2024
The food was excellent quality and variety for the special event we attended. Service was friendly and professional and we were never left unattended. The mocktails made were the best I’ve had.
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4.4
4.4 (1017)
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
Leaside

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About the restaurant
As part of its environmentally friendly initiative, Amsterdam Barrel House in Toronto runs a processing system that turns food waste into a dehydrated pulp given to local farmers as pig feed. The restaurant also sources its proteins and produce from local, sustainable sources.
Top review
LauraKalvin
Dined on Feb 11, 2024
My visit to The Amsterdam Barrel house with my husband and friends was awesome! The ambience was warm and inviting. Our sever, Michael, was exceptional and enthusiastic. The food was super delicious! I would highly recommend the macaroni and cheese topped with tender brisket! And of course, the beer selection was plentiful, even allowing us to taste test some, before choosing one!
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4.3
4.3 (129)
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Saskatoon

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About the restaurant
Cohen’s Beer Republic in Saskatoon specializes in classic Canadian comfort food alongside its extensive beer and whiskey selections. The restaurant uses local ingredients whenever possible and serves numerous beers from Saskatchewan. It also runs composting, recycling and energy efficiency programs.
Top review
danny
Dined on Feb 11, 2024
The food and ambience was good; the service needs to improve.
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4.2
4.2 (965)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Queen West

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About the restaurant
The Drake Hotel prepares all the dishes on its menu from scratch using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Feb 13, 2024
The restaurant has a great ambiance. It is a good location for a business lunch. I never feel rushed, staff is super friendly and helpful. The food is amazing.
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4.8
4.8 (1244)
CAN$51 and over
Canadian
Banff

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About the restaurant
To honor Earth Day, Eden-Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff will turn off all lights and screens for one hour. Guests will enjoy its award-winning gourmet French cuisine by candlelight during that time.
Top review
DanS
Dined 4 days ago
I really can't tell what was better the food, ambience or service!! This was our second time and the food is always amazing. The service is great, you really feel taken care of! The whole evening was memerable. We will always come back!
A photo of Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1633)
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Guelph

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About the restaurant
Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro in Guelph is a certified B corporation in recognition of its ethically and environmentally responsible practices. The restaurant purchases carbon offsets, buys its ingredients from local farmers and has donated countless hours and funds to the Grand River Conservation Foundation.
Top review
SimplyMrBvip
Dined 3 days ago
Great service and great food. We enjoyed our evening
A photo of Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2489)
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Kitchener

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About the restaurant
Borealis Grille & Bar in Kitchener is a certified B corporation, meaning it demonstrates exemplary ethical and environmentally responsible practices. Its cuisine is a showcase of the products of Ontario farms, ranches, creameries, breweries and wineries. The venue was also designed according to green principles.
Top review
KAJz
Dined 1 day ago
Our server Luigi made a nice dinner out an even more fabulous experience.
A photo of John Max Sports and Wings - Lauzon restaurant
4.8
4.8 (492)
CAN$30 and under
American
Downtown Windsor

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About the restaurant
John Max Sports & Wings, a casual sports bar in Windsor, has eliminated plastic straws, switched to paper take-out materials and implemented robust recycling and composting programs.
Top review
Jamesvip
Dined on Feb 9, 2024
Always a great place to go! The team did a great job to serve our table.
A photo of PLANTA, Toronto restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1621)
CAN$30 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan
Yorkville

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About the restaurant
Chef David Lee created a 100-percent plant-based menu for Planta, a small chain of Toronto restaurants with a vision to celebrate the beauty of foods created without animal products. Planta also sources its produce from ethical, sustainable producers.
Top review
RobertKvip
Dined 6 days ago
Great food and friendly service. Diverse menu of interesting appetizers and mains. The drink menu was extensive including a number of nonalcoholic choices. The Bam Bam Broccoli was great.
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4.6
4.6 (1217)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Kingston

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About the restaurant
AquaTerra in Kingston sources its ingredients from local producers whenever possible. The restaurant has eliminated straws and switched to recyclable cutlery, and the kitchen composts food waste and donates unused food items. There’s also a Tesla charging station on site.
Top review
DonH
Dined on Feb 14, 2024
The selected menu was exceptional and our steaks were cooked to our specifications. Service was prompt and friendly, the courses were presented at the right interval. The ambience was good with an excellent view of the harbour. The noise level was relatively quiet allowing easy conversation. An excellent venue for our Valentine's dinner.
A photo of Trios Bistro restaurant
4.2
4.2 (225)
CAN$30 and under
Continental
Financial District

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About the restaurant
Toronto’s Trios Bistro focuses on modern Canadian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seasonal and local produce. The restaurant is proud to be Ocean Wise-certified, offering environmentally-friendly seafood choices. The bar offers a 100-percent Ontario craft beer and wine list.
Top review
Lisa
Dined on Dec 15, 2023
Trios Bistro never disappoints.food and atmosphere is always amazing.
A photo of Earls Kitchen + Bar - Grande Prairie restaurant
4.4
4.4 (339)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
American
Grande Prairie

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About the restaurant
Earls Kitchen & Bar in Grand Prairie has switched to 100-percent biodegradable straws and to-go packaging. All the restaurant’s seafood is Ocean Wise-certified or consciously farmed, and its all-Canadian beef is humanely raised without the use of hormones or antibiotics.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
Had a wonderful time with my favourite people. Our server was great. Food was delicious (pasta a tad undercooked for the chicken Alfredo, but I ate it all, so wasn’t that bad). It was just a great time. Thank you!!
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4.4
4.4 (2525)
CAN$30 and under
International
St. Lawrence Market

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About the restaurant
Toronto’s HotHouse restaurant has implemented a thorough set of energy-efficiency, waste-reduction, recycling and composting programs. To celebrate this Earth Day, HotHouse is taking part in a special "Lights Off" initiative to help further reduce its energy consumption. Patrons will enjoy a delicious meal by candlelight to help conserve the planet.
Top review
Sandied
Dined 3 days ago
Great service and great food! Will be back Soon
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