No. 2: Toqué!

No. 2: Toqué!

900 JEAN-PAUL RIOPELLE PLACE, MONTREAL, QUEBEC RESTAURANT-TOQUE.COM 514-499-2084 SOMEWHERE NEAR THE MIDDLE OF YOUR MENU DÉGUSTATION, THE SEARED LOCAL DUCK FOIE GRAS, PLATED WITH EARTHY PUFFED BUCKWHEAT, WARMED QUEBEC BLUEBERRIES AND AN INVIGORATING SPRINKLE OF TARRAGON LEAVES, GIVES WAY TO…

No. 6: Hawksworth Restaurant

No. 6: Hawksworth Restaurant

801 WEST GEORGIA STREET, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA  HAWKSWORTHRESTAURANT.COM 604-673-7000 LIKE ALL GREAT HOTEL RESTAURANTS, HAWKSWORTH, SITUATED IN THE ROSEWOOD HOTEL GEORGIA, MUST BE MANY THINGS TO MANY PEOPLE. Settle in for lunch here at the granite bar, or on a…

No. 7: Buca Yorkville

No. 7: Buca Yorkville

53 SCOLLARD STREET, TORONTO, ONTARIO BUCA.CA 416-962-2822 THIS SLEEK, SPARE YORKVILLE SPACE WAS OUR 2015 BEST NEW RESTAURANT. All subsequent visits remind us why it has maintained a spot in the top 10 each year since. Chef Rob Gentile’s idea…

No. 8: Canoe

No. 8: Canoe

66 WELLINGTON STREET WEST, 54TH FLOOR TD BANK TOWER, TORONTO, ONTARIO CANOERESTAURANT.COM 416-364-0054 NAMING A SWANKY RESTAURANT ON THE 54TH FLOOR OF A GLEAMING, MODERN, DOWNTOWN OFFICE TOWER FOR A MODE OF TRANSPORT THAT PREDATES THE ELEVATOR BY AT LEAST…

No. 10: Pigeonhole

No. 10: Pigeonhole

306 17TH AVENUE SOUTHWEST, CALGARY, ALBERTA PIGEONHOLEYYC.CA 403-452-4694 BACK WHEN THIS RESTAURANT WAS STILL IN THE PLANNING STAGES AND CHEF-PATRON JUSTIN LEBOE WAS TELLING FELLOW COWTOWNERS HE WAS DESIGNING A MENU THAT WAS ROUGHLY HALF-VEGETARIAN, MOST OF THEM LOOKED AT…

No. 15: Langdon Hall

No. 15: Langdon Hall

1 LANGDON DRIVE, CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO LANGDONHALL.CA 519-740-2100 LANGDON HALL HAS BEEN IN AN EXPANSIONIST MOOD OF LATE, SPROUTING A NEW WING. IN THE RESTAURANT, WHAT WAS ONCE THE TERRACE IS NOW ENCLOSED FOR ALL-SEASON USE. But neither change nor increased…

No. 20: Café Boulud

No. 20: Café Boulud

60 YORKVILLE AVENUE, TORONTO, ONTARIO CAFEBOULUD.COM 416-963-6000 THIS DANIEL BOULUD OUTPOST IN TORONTO’S FLAGSHIP FOUR SEASONS HOTEL CONTINUES TO THRIVE ON THE STRENGTH OF ITS TWO-PRONGED MAKEOVER. The place’s new look, conceived by London-based superstar restaurant designer Martin Brudnizki (The…

No. 23: Nota Bene

No. 23: Nota Bene

180 QUEEN STREET WEST, TORONTO, ONTARIO NOTABENERESTAURANT.COM 416-977-6400 THIS RESTAURANT MARKED ITS EIGHTH YEAR (2016) UNDER A NEW REGIME OF ONE: CHEF DAVID LEE, WHO BOUGHT OUT HIS PARTNERS AND GAVE THE PLACE A RETHINK. First, there was a major…

No. 1: Toqué!

No. 1: Toqué!

900 PLACE JEAN-PAUL-RIOPELLE, MONTREAL, QUEBEC RESTAURANT-TOQUE.COM 514-499-2084 Many a great restaurant has been defeated by the challenge of staying fresh and relevant for a decade— never mind two and counting. But Toqué! somehow marches on, more nimbly today than ever,…

No. 2: Buca Yorkville

No. 2: Buca Yorkville

53 SCOLLARD STREET, TORONTO, ONTARIO BUCA.CA/YORKVILLE 416-962-2822 This sleek, spare Yorkville space was our 2015 Best New Restaurant. All subsequent visits—and its fast rise up the ranking—remind us why. Chef Rob Gentile’s idea for this—his third iteration of Buca—was to…

No. 3: Hawksworth Restaurant

No. 3: Hawksworth Restaurant

801 WEST GEORGIA STREET, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (LOCATED AT THE ROSEWOOD HOTEL GEORGIA) HAWKSWORTHRESTAURANT.COM 604-673-7000 By definition and mandate, a restaurant in a hotel—however posh—must accommodate an intimidating range of needs and tastes, and Hawksworth at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia…

No. 7: Alo

No. 7: Alo

163 SPADINA AVENUE, 3RD FLOOR, TORONTO, ONTARIO ALORESTAURANT.COM 416-260-2222 The Alo experience begins with a discreet doorway on a gritty stretch of downtown Toronto. Then, a slow and suspenseful elevator ride. The doors then open on the upper-floor oasis of…

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