Mississauga Hotspot Among Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants for a Big Night Out

Published March 22, 2018 at 12:45 am


We already know Mississauga’s food scene is something to hype up.

Turns out we’re not the only ones who think so.

One of Sauga’s most popular hangouts has made a very exciting list.

OpenTable (best known for providing online restaurant reservations services) announced the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada for a Big Night Out on March 21.

Union Social, in Meadowvale near Hwy. 401 and Mississauga Rd., has made the cut.

Canadian, seafood, Italian, international and French were the most popular cuisines on the list, which also includes eats ranging from seafood to tapas to comfort food to fusion.

“This list has everything from buzzy hot spots to hidden gems,” said OpenTable’s chief dining officer Caroline Potter.

“Whether Canadians are looking for the newest restaurant in town or the latest place to see and be seen, there is something to satisfy anyone looking for a big night out.”

Ontario tops the list with 42 restos, 30 of which are in Toronto.

Quebec takes second-place with 23 establishments, followed by Alberta with 16, British Columbia with eight and Manitoba and Nova Scotia with three apiece.

Rounding out the list are restaurants from Saskatchewan and Newfoundland with two restaurants each while New Brunswick has one establishment featured.

Featured on the list are popular picks for dining with out-of-town friends, such as restaurants with panoramic city views such as Portus 360 in Montreal; neighbourhood highlights where locals go for a date night, such as La Banane in Toronto; and newcomers, such as Nightingale in Vancouver, which have caught the attention of foodies in just a few short years.

In total, the list features nine new buzzing restaurants that opened in 2017.

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants for a Big Night Out is generated from more than 550,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between Feb. 1, 2017 and Jan. 31, 2018.

Here’s the complete list of 100 Best Restaurants in Canada for a Big Night Out, in alphabetical order:

360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower – Toronto, ON

Amsterdam Brewhouse & Restaurant – Toronto, ON

ANEJO Restaurant – Calgary, AB

ANJU – Calgary, AB

Ayden Kitchen & Bar – Saskatoon, SK

Bar Laurel – Ottawa, ON

Baro – Toronto, ON

Barsa Taberna – Toronto, ON

Berkeley North – Hamilton, ON

BEVO Bar + Pizzeria – Montreal, QC

BIERA – Ritchie Market – Edmonton, AB

Blue Water Cafe – Vancouver, BC

BlueBlood Steakhouse – Toronto, ON

Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse – Niagara Falls, ON

Brasserie 701 – Montreal, QC

Brasserie T! – Montreal, QC

Bridgette Bar – Calgary, AB

Bundok – Edmonton, AB

Byblos – Toronto, ON

The Carbon Bar – Toronto, ON

Carnaval Brazilian BBQ – Winnipeg, ON

Cibo Wine Bar King St West – Toronto, ON

CLEAVER – Calgary, AB

Copacabana Brazilian Steak House – Niagara Falls, ON

DaiLo – Toronto, ON

Damas – Montreal, QC

Deville Dinerbar – Montreal, QC

Drake Devonshire Inn – Wellington, ON

Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON

Drake One Fifty – Toronto, ON

e11even – Toronto, ON

Earls Kitchen + Bar – King Street – Toronto, ON

El Caballito Tequila Bar – Toronto, ON

El Catrin – Toronto, ON

Elbow Room – Calgary, AB

Europea – Montreal, QC

Fairouz – Ottawa, ON

Fauna – Ottawa, ON

Fayuca – Vancouver, BC

The Fifth Ticket – St. John’s, NF

The Five Fishermen – Halifax, NS

Foreign Concept – Calgary, AB

Foxy – Montreal, QC

Fring’s – Toronto, ON

Grey Gardens – Toronto, ON

Harpers Landing – Oakville, ON

Hoogan & Beaufort – Montreal, QC

Italian by Night – Saint John, NB

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House – Vancouver, BC

Kasa Moto – Toronto, ON

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Windsor Riverside – Windsor, ON

Kyo Bar Japonais – Montreal, QC

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon – Montreal, QC

La Banane – Toronto, ON

La Carnita – Toronto, ON

LaurieRaphael – Quebec, QC

Le Filet – Montreal, QC

Le Serpent – Montreal, QC

Lee – Toronto, ON

Lisa Marie – Toronto, ON

Lov de la Montagne – Montreal, QC

Lov McGill – Montreal, QC

Maggie Oakes – Montreal, QC

Mamakas Taverna – Toronto, ON

Mangiafoco – Montreal, QC

The Merchant Kitchen – Winnipeg, MB

The Merchant Tavern – St. John’s, NF

Modavie – Montreal, QC

Model Milk – Calgary, AB


The Nash – Calgary, AB

Nightingale – Vancouver, BC

Notkins – Montreal, QC

ONE Restaurant – Toronto, ON

Osteria Savio Volpe – Vancouver, BC

Patria – Toronto, ON

Piano Piano – Toronto, ON

Pigeonhole – Calgary, AB

Pizzeria Gusto – Winnipeg, MB

Planta – Toronto, ON

Portus 360 – Montreal, QC

R&D Restaurant – Toronto, ON

Real Sports Bar and Grill – Toronto, ON

Restaurant Toque! – Montreal, QC

Riviera – Ottawa, ON

Rodney’s Oyster House – Calgary, AB

Sabor Restaurant – Edmonton, AB

The Sportsbar LIVE! At Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC

Sticks and Stones – Saskatoon, SK

STK – Toronto, ON

Studio East – Halifax, NS

Tapeo – Montreal, QC

Take Five Bistro – Windsor, ON

Ten Foot Henry – Calgary, AB

The Stubborn Goat Gastropub – Halifax, NS

Union Social Eatery – Mississauga, ON

Washington Avenue Grill – White Rock, BC

West Oak Restaurant – Vancouver, BC

Wienstein & Gavino’s – Montreal, QC

Woodwork – Edmonton, AB

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