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Fine Dining in Markham

Markham’s diversity serves the city in so many ways but the choices for food here is probably the most dynamic in the country! The choice is overwhelming and so here is a list of fine dining in Markham to help you narrow things down. 

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Peter's Fine Dining

Throwback dining experiences are becoming increasingly rare in Markham, but this steakhouse is still going strong since its founding in 1978. Much of a meal can happen tableside, from the tossing of the Caesar salad and carving of the chateaubriand to the tableside flambe of cherries jubilee and a tableside pour of Spanish coffee. The aged prime steaks are delicious! 

Any list of fine dining in Markham would not be complete without Peters! 

Price: $$$ – $$$$

Address: 5701 Hwy 7 Markham, ON L3P 1B1 

Tel: (905) 294-9039

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Peter's Fine Dining in Markham

The School Restaurant

Steaks & seafood served in an elegantly appointed, restored schoolhouse with a piano lounge & patio.

The fine dining classics include rack of lamb, chateaubriand, escargot bourguignon, and the like. The outdoor patio is lovely on warm evenings when you feel like a fancy al fresco feast.

Price: $$$ – $$$$

Address: 4121 14th Ave, Markham, ON L3R 0J2

Tel: (905) 477-1161

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Steak at The School Restuarant Fine Dining in Markham

Zen Japanese Restaurant

Zen-like dining space featuring refined Japanese sushi selections, plus 3-course meal specials. Zen offers pristine cuts of seafood including otoro, filefish, sea robin and more. Non-sushi menu items include roasted duck, grilled miso cod, or simmered beef tongue. For the carnivores, there’s lots of A4 wagyu and A5 Hida wagyu from Gifu perfecture. A traditional tea ceremony is also offered. 

Price: $$$$

Address: 7634 Woodbine Ave, Markham, ON L3R 2N2

Tel: (905) 604-7211

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Ruth Chris Steakhouse

Choose from only the finest cuts of USDA Prime beef — cooked to perfection in an 1800° custom broiler, finished with butter, fresh parsley, then served on a 500° sizzling plate. 

Opened in 2018 this steakhouse is located in the Marriott Hotel and offers Markham residents the ambiance of 15-foot soaring ceilings and a floating bar. 

Price: $$$$

Address: Mariott Hotel, 170 Enterprise Blvd, Markham, ON L6G 0E6

Tel: (647) 794-0170

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Ruth Chris Steakhouse Fine Dining in Markham

Day & Night Angus Steak & Raw Bar

Day & Night is a spacious and cozy steakhouse with an elegant environment.They offer steak, seafood such as lobster, sashimi, and other delicacies such as foie gras. The restaurant also boasts a rich selection of wine and drinks. They use strictly verified American Angus beef, which involves examining the amount of marbling in the beef and ensuring that the proportion of fat and lean meat has passed the standards. The oyster bar has more than a dozen varieties, including oysters imported from the United States and France.  

Price: $$$ – $$$$

Address: 538 Carlton Road, Unionville, Markham, ON, L3R 0C6

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Day & Night Angus Steak & Raw Bar Fine Dining in Markham

Providential 9

Providential 9 is the only Chinese Restaurant that offers authentically traditional, premium, and seasonally-inspired Yue Cuisine. 

This place nails higher-end Cantonese-style dim sum, impeccably crafting standards and plating them as feasts for the eyes (and IG posts). Diners come for the signature red rice rolls filled with crispy shrimp, but they stay for an array of items that’ll make your head spin like a Lazy Susan — crispy cuttlefish, deep-fried pumpkin and okra in egg yolk, and spareribs with taro and olive, to name a few. Sweet selections like the unreal Cantonese sponge cake and sesame balls in salty egg yolk only add to the experience.

Price: $$ – $$$ 

Address: 8425 Woodbine Ave Unit A, Markham, ON L3R 2P4

Tel: (905) 305-1338

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Providential 9 Chinese Restaurant Fine Dining in Markham

Xiang Zi Hotpot

The Old Chengdu design is jaw-dropping at this two-story paean to hot pot, as are the myriad protein, vegetable, noodle, sauce, and condiment options. The all-you-can-eat format includes a massive buffet station where you can pick items to cook in one of four available bases: tomato soup, stewed mushroom and bones, spicy sour fish, and xiangzi spicy soup (or a combination of any two). Among the more than 300 ingredients are lamb tripe, beef balls, Spam, quail eggs, and pork blood tofu, as well as sesame oil imported from China and seasonings flown in from Sichuan. There’s also a hot table with dozens of cooked sides and small desserts. Premium ingredient upgrades include lobster, crab, scallops, marble beef cubes, and more. Getting messy here is a given, so don’t wear white or, if you do, get a complimentary apron.

Price: $$

Address: 3989 Hwy 7, Markham, ON L3R 5M6

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Xiang Zi Hotpot Fine Dining in Markham

Chef 88 Elite Fine Dining

Pivoting to become one of the largest outdoor dim sum dining spots in the GTA certainly helped this bastion of high-end dining during the pandemic, but its success is really due to the legions of dim summers who come back again and again for 88’s classy renditions of standards. Honestly, you won’t find a clunker on the menu, so go ahead and try a dish you haven’t had before: braised duck feet and wings with chestnuts, spicy deep-fried chicken knuckle, or pumpkin and sweet corn congee (get the youtiao to enjoy with it). Best of all, its dim sum is available in a frozen format for takeout, including shrimp har gow and chiu chow chicken dumplings. Beyond dim sum, you can indulge at dinner with a menu of live seafood. Hong Kong-style crab, anyone?

Price: $$ – $$$

Address: 1661 Denison St, T1, Markham, ON L3R 6E4

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Chef 88 Elite Fine Dining in Markham

The Fine Dining in Markham list is always changing and evolving! If you have a fine dining restaurant in Markham and want to be on the list, contact us