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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner


$26 - $81
Contemporary, Canadian
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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This was our second Backhouse experience, and they did not disappoint. This time we enjoyed the lunch tasting menu and were delighted by the menu options and the wine pairings. The new we were celebrating, and greeted us warmly and with a complimentary beverage (which...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank CoffeeTravelAndKids
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wasn’t sure what to expect when we arrived but was not disappointed. The menu was well thought out with lots of local ingredients and great wine pairings. The dessert stopped me from giving a 5 star rating. I think they tried a bit too hard...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank I4296YUrobertb
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is in a weird location, but it is amazing. You can only order either the chefs tasting menu or the regular tasting menu. So they are focused on making a few things really well and it changes regularly. The sommelier is very knowledgeable and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank awineguy11
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend had eaten here before with her husband. As a return customer, we got some special gratis drinks and food tastings. I had the smaller tasting menu paired with wines. Fantastic! We sat at the chef's bar and the chefs preparing the food were...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank CathyW6642
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a shame that Canadian restaurants don't receive Michelin stars because Backhouse deserves to be considered - it was certainly on par with (or better than) some of the 1 Michelin star restaurants I've eaten at if not just below the calibre of Thomas Keller's...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank reindun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us ordered the Chef's Tasting Menu. Make time for this experience. Savour the incredibly inventive offerings, ask questions, talk about what you're eating. This is not an everyday restaurant experience; it's an event. Go for the wine pairings if you can (we didn't...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank HeidiGC
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

Dining at this restaurant was truly a memorable experience from beginning to end! From the fresh flowers everywhere, to the decor and ambience, to the incredibly attentive and accommodating staff, to the exceptional food - there was no detail that fell short of spectacular. Understated...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Lilis1985
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

We were seated in an amazing place at the counter and ordered the Chef's Tasting Menu. Our waiter was incredibly pleasant and told all about what we were being served. Every dish looked great and was delicious. I would definitely return for a special occasion.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tristan2019
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We had a wonderful dinner on September 4. 2018. I have finally found time to write a much delayed review. If you are looking creative, delicious food, you have come to the right place. The service is excellent and the quality of the food was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank F2ET
Reviewed February 2, 2019

We decided to walk to the restaurant in -30 C temperature. We walked in to a warm and very friendly setting. I needed a few minutes to shed all my extra layers and our greeter gave me all the time I needed, never making me...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Ted R
June 26, 2018|
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Response from Booski155019 | Reviewed this property |
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September 26, 2016|
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Yes there is, it is in a plaza
Dick S
April 16, 2016|
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You can comfortable wear jeans here, or dress it up to the nines.
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