Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants List 2023 Arrives

Photo credit: Dominique Lafond
Photo credit: Dominique Lafond

TORONTO — Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants List 2023 has been published, offering Canadians the most accessible guide to the country’s top dining destinations, with information-packed reviews and tips from food writers and culinary tastemakers.

The annual publication, led by editor-in-chief Jacob Richler, is a showcase of Canada’s best places to dine as selected by a team of 135 judges, including Lauren Mozer, Franco Stalteri, Michael Smith, Mijune Pak, Élise Tastet and Alexandra Gill.

The 2023 top 20 best restaurants across the country are:

  • Mon Lapin (Montreal)
  • Alo (Toronto)
  • Published on Main (Vancouver)
  • Edulis (Toronto)
  • The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette (Jordan Station, Ont.)
  • St. Lawrence (Vancouver)
  • Langdon Hall (Cambridge, Ont.)
  • Beba (Verdun, Que.)
  • AnnaLena (Vancouver)
  • Kissa Tanto (Vancouver)
  • 20 Victoria (Toronto)
  • Bar Kismet (Halifax)
  • Major Tom (Calgary)
  • Giulia (Toronto)
  • Pichai (Montreal)
  • Monarque (Montreal)
  • Prime Seafood Palace (Toronto)
  • Canoe (Toronto)
  • Sushi Masaki Saito (Toronto)
  • Hawksworth (Vancouver)

The 2023 top 10 best new restaurants are:

  • Prime Seafood Palace (Toronto)
  • Cabaret l’Enfer (Montreal)
  • Portage (St. John’s, Nfld.)
  • Wild Blue (Whistler, B.C.)
  • Café Lunette (Halifax)
  • Lupo (Banff, Alta.)
  • Fawn (Halifax)
  • Sunnys Chinese (Toronto)
  • Peacock (Halifax)
  • The Royal Hotel (Picton, Ont.)

The awards go to:

  • Best New Restaurant – Prime Seafood Palace (Toronto)
  • Best Sommelier – Véronique Dalle, Foxy ( Montreal)
  • Best Pastry Chef – Kenta Takahashi, Boulevard (Vancouver)
  • Best Restaurant Bar – Major Tom (Calgary)
  • Best Destination Restaurant – Restaurant Pearl Morrissette (Jordan Station, Ont.)
  • Best New Restaurant Design – Giannone Petricone Associates for The Royal Hotel (Picton, Ont.)

The 2023 issue also includes a Canada’s 50 Best Bars – a comprehensive guide with reviews on where to sip and savour across the country, including a focus on summer patios. The issue is available to download here.

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