Since opening in 2007 in the center of Gravenhurst, North has been praised as one of the best restaurants in Muskoka, serving hearty Canadian fare that makes good use of local meats and produce. The small dining room, with walls lined with paintings by local artists, high-backed dark leather chairs and white tablecloths paired with rustic-looking stained pine floors, has a clean and rustic farm-to-table chic. Chef Alain Irvine's menu changes seasonally but patrons can
expect staples such as grilled strip steak in in red wine with horseradish sour cream potatoes and baby carrots; wild boar with roasted fingerlings and green peppercorn jus; and fish and chips with house-made tartar sauce. Popular dessert includes brownies made with local Muskoka Brewery brown ale. Despite its being one of the classiest establishments in town, the atmosphere is relaxed and the service friendly and attentive.