BY Neal Broverman
May 05 2013 4:29 PM ET
There is such a thing as Canadian cuisine, and it can be experienced at the award-winning Tundra restaurant (Tundra.Sites.Toronto.com). Try the branzini with a Tundra manhattan (bourbon, port, bitters, and maple syrup). Canadian influence is also found at Nota Bene (NotaBeneRestaurant.com), consistently ranked as one of Canada's finest restaurants. While Quebec is the best place to experience Gallic cuisine in Canada, one of the nation's top French restaurants is in Toronto: La Société (LaSociete.ca).
If you're looking for a place downtown, try the Hilton Toronto (Hilton.com/Toronto) and its 32nd-story lounge, or the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville (Marriott.com), which occupies a prime spot on busy Bloor Street, on the route of the city's enormous Pride march. If you can't find a room at the Drake (TheDrakeHotel.ca) in West Queen West, try the nearby Gladstone Hotel (GladstoneHotel.com), with its 37 artist-designed rooms.