Looking for a more refined dining experience north of the six? These eatery’s rival the best in the city. From established locales to hidden gems, we have compiled a list of must-try fine-dining restaurants north of Toronto.
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The North Restaurant | Barrie
Located in Downtown Barrie, the North is run by Chef and Owner Marco Ormonde, who is an award-winning chef. The North offers signature dishes, nightly features and a premier tasting. (Menu)
Farmhouse | Barrie
From farm to table. One visit to this waterfront local in Barrie and you get it. Celebrity Chef, Randy Feltis is the head farmer in charge. He and wife Sarah introduced their take on fresh comfort food back in 2013.
Fine dinning can be both sensational and sensible. At the Farmhouse, it’s both. The food is incredibly intoxicating and colourful, while also reasonably attainable no matter what the occasion. menu
Tremont Cafe | Collingwood
You can find the historic Tremont Hotel in downtown Collingwood. The Tremont Cafe offers authentic food, complex coffee, and a proper drink. Chef Josh Fevens and the staff pride themselves on hospitality and craftsmanship. (Menu)
Dock of the Bay | Gravenhurst
Cottaging in Muskoka and craving a fine glass of vino to pair with steak or seabass? Dock of the Bay in Gravenhurst was born from a love of fine wines and is considered a premiere location in Muskoka. Chef Darren serves gourmet meals prepared with only the freshest produce. (Menu)
Chez Michel | Creemore
Chez Michel is a French country restaurant located in the heart of picturesque Creemore. Chef Michel Masselin trained in the kitchens of Chez Pierrot, a renowned French restaurant in the Bathurst/St. Germain area.
Richwell’s | Port Carling
Richwell’s in Port Carling have expertly prepared food that is creatively presented . Executive Chef Richard creates meals that are universally great, but uniquely Muskokan. Enjoy the vibe or get “Gourmet to Go” with their new take-out. (Menu)
Michael & Marion’s | Barrie
Michael and Marion’s take pride in setting culinary trends in downtown Barrie. A must stop for dinner, tapas, cocktails on their patio or Sunday brunch. Chef Chris Pyne brings the world to your plate. Pyne used inspiration from his time working in the United Kingdom to develop seasonal menus. (Menu)
Mrs. Mitchell’s | Shelburne
The good places always last. Mrs. Mitchell’s is one of those. It’s described as a superior dining experience with “the freshest ingredients that are prepared simply, combined harmoniously and presented beautifully.” The decor is dramatically different than most of the other restaurants featured. Mrs. Mitchell’s is decked out in colonial décor. (Menu)
Cabin Bistro | Collingwood
This Collingwood staple has been serving up the finest in local, organic, sustainable, grass-fed and hormone-free foods greens and meats. Fine dine downtown or visit their food truck at the Collingwood Farmers Market. Try the locally raised duck two ways, crispy breast with apple slaw, duck confit and okonomiyaki pancake. Menu
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