Air Canada’s enRoute Picks Quebec City’s Battuto as Canada’s Best New Restaurant

Battuto staff (L to R): Pascal Bussieres (sommelier and partner), Amelie Pruneau (server), Paul Croteau (Pastry Chef and partner), chef Guillaume St-Pierre (Photo Credit: Alanna Hale/enRoute)

TORONTO — Air Canada has named Quebec City’s Battuto Canada’s Best New Restaurant.

The winners of Air Canada’s annual enRoute survey of new Canadian Restaurants was made at a gala held in Toronto last night. Andrew Braithwaite, Air Canada’s enRoute restaurant critic, unveiled the publication’s top-10 Canadian restaurants at the event as well as online.

The first-place ranking went to Battuto, a 20-seat, 400-sq.-ft. Italian diner in Quebec City and to chef Guillaume St-Pierre and his three-person team. Similarly, small, chef-run spots nabbed second and third place – Canis in Toronto and Bar Von Der Fels in Calgary, respectively.

Edmonton was the surprise of the year, with a record three restaurants making the list: Clementine, Café Linnea and Alder Room.

The complete list of Air Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2017:
1. Battuto (Quebec City)
2. Canis (Toronto)
3. Bar Von Der Fels (Calgary)
4. Mak N Ming (Vancouver)
5. Clementine (Edmonton)
6. Café Linnea (Edmonton)
7. Riviera (Ottawa)
8. Brothers Food & Wine (Toronto)
9. Marconi (Montreal)
10. Alder Room (Edmonton)

More information about the winners can be found at