Capers, 272 Front St, Belleville, ON

This informal, friendly spot has been Belleville’s go-to restaurant for fine dining since 1999. French-trained chef Stephane Schmitt works with the freshest local ingredients to create memorable dishes, ranging from hearty lunchtime sandwiches to elaborate entrees.


Boasting the most extensive local selection of craft beers, Capers is a draw for music fans, too. Not surprising – owner-manager Melanie Hilmi is also lead singer of popular folkies the BelleRegards.