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No. 2: Toqué!

Drop by for a meal here in April and you might get started with a princess scallop farmed off the Magdalen Islands.

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

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…

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No. 4: Buca Yorkville

To begin, try a fantastic riff on an original Buca classic: gnocco fritto, this time dyed black with squid ink, loaded up with tuna ‘nduja.

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…

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No. 18: Canoe

For over its 20-year, star-chef-studded run, the kitchen at Canoe has been consistently preoccupied with Canadiana—and just as often, local pre-Canadiana.
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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

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. 5: Langdon Hall

Despite a substantial recent expansion of both hotel and dining room, Langdon Hall remains as exclusive as ever—and maybe more so.

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

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…

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