Top 5 museum restaurants in Canada

Fine dining meets fine art at museum restaurants



Food Network chef Corbin Tomaszeski reinterprets Canadian classics at The Royal Ontario Museum’s c5 Restaurant—free-range stewed chicken with Ontario root veggies—in the architecturally stunning Michael Lee-Chin Crystal.

FRANK is the dining destination at the Art Gallery of Ontario thanks to chef Anne Yarymowich. A new Spanish menu with chicken marbella, gazpacho and chocolate churros compliments the museum’s Picasso exhibit.


At Zinc restaurant in Edmonton’s Art Gallery of Alberta, Chef David Omar’s creative cuisine—pan-seared scallops made with bacon and potato leek foam—is offered “by the bite” at the glowing cobalt blue bar.


Visit the Gallery Café at the Vancouver Art Gallery for creative lunch salads, French lentils with artichoke and chevre or rare Ahi tuna and Nicoise—then stay for a martini by the patio.

St. John’s

At The Rooms Café in the provincial museum in St. John’s, cool Newfoundland comfort food—from lamb burgers and salt cod cakes to sticky toffee pudding—is served up with the best view in the city.

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