Two Hamilton restaurants make list of best 100 in Canada for 2023


Published November 24, 2023 at 1:25 pm

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Two Hamilton restaurants, a long-standing favourite and a modern downtown-area gem specializing in French-Italian fare, have made the list of the Top 100 restaurants in Canada for 2023.

The list, created by restaurant reservation giant OpenTable, was created by analyzing over 1.1 million OpenTable diner reviews and using metrics such as diner ratings, percentage of reservations made in advance and five-star reviews. 

This year, the Ancaster Mill and Seasoned Restaurant both made the list of the country’s top culinary hotspots. 

The Ancanster Mill (48 Old Dundas Rd), a well-known destination known for its historic setting, unique look and food, is a popular spot for dinner, Sunday brunch and weddings. Located next to a creek, the restaurant opened in 1979 and remains a coveted spot for private parties, corporate events and milestone celebrations. 

As far as food goes, the restaurant offers what it calls “harvest-focused cuisine.” Some menu items include smoked salmon rillette, burrata pappardelle, arctic char bouillabaisse, steak frites, lamb shank and more. 

Seasoned Restaurant (162 King William St.) is an upscale downtown restaurant that offers “modern French-Italian inspired cuisine prepared with a splash of entertainment from our open kitchen.” 

Located next to Theatre Aquarius, the resto is run by chefs Matt and Will Gaynor, two brothers who mastered their craft feeding the theatre crowd in Stratford restaurants. 

As far as food goes, the menu features streak frites, grilled tuna, chicken scallopini, beef ragu gnocchi, mussels and more. 

Toronto restaurants made up the majority of the Ontario hotspots on the list, with diners showing a preference for such well-known restos as Bar Isabel, BlueBlood Steakhouse, Canoe, Giulietta Scaramouche and others.

The Niagara region is also prominently featured, with AG Inspired Cuisine, Rizzo’s House of Parm, The Drawing Room at the Prince of Wales Hotel, The Good Earth Vineyard and Winery, Treadwell, Trius and Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant making the list.

The full list can be found here

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