backhouse, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

No matter where he’s been, Chef Ryan Crawford has celebrated Food Day Canada every year since its inception; once to the point of nearly getting arrested for doing a pop up restaurant at midnight on the main street of Niagara-on-the-lake.

Five years ago he and his team took over the location of the restaurant where he had cooked for years.  Now there’s a massive wood burning pizza oven, a 14 seat bar and a lovely private dining room.

Named as one of the best new restaurants in Canada, by Enroute magazine, Backhouse continues to celebrate all that Canada has to offer.

He is totally committed to integrated cool climate cuisine and own a 2-acre farm where they source seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. When they’re available, they serve Ontario-raised shrimp – AWESOME! Ryan even makes his own prosciutto. Veggies are roasted in front of the fire and poultry is often smoked/roasted at the back of the massive grill.  Their chefs even haunt old Niagara orchards, chain-saws in hand, for firewood.

The bar and wine program employs a bar chef and lead sommelier, ensuring inspiring craft cocktails and a detailed and heavily-curated international wine list that sources small producers from around the globe. Senior servers are seasoned industry professionals with a commitment to enlightened hospitality. Individual guests needs are a priority

For anyone heading to The Shaw Festival or on a wine touring adventure…or simply wanting to experience the food on one of the Province’s most dedicated and creative chefs, this restaurant is a cornerstone destination.

Contact BackHouse at the number below to reserve a Food Day Canada table.

Contactez backhouse directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre Journée des terroirs réservation.

242 Mary Street, (Garrison Plaza)
Niagara on the Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0

T: 289-272-1242



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