These Are Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants in 2018

We hope you’re not hungry, because you’re about to get a serving of Canada’s creme de la cuisine.

The fourth annual ‘Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants’ list has just published its 2018 ranking. And while it’s only four years old, it holds some major sway in dining circles. An esteemed panel of food critics, chefs, restaurateurs, “elite” diners, and assorted industry experts was selected to judge restaurants from coast to coast. It’s a truly remarkable list.

“The 2018 100 Best Restaurants list features 28 restaurants that have never appeared on it before, and seven others that are returning to the fold after missing the cut in 2017,” writes Canada’s 100 Best Editor Jacob Richler. “Every last one of the hundred represents a great choice for dining out tonight.”

But there can only one best. And the winner is… Alo restaurant in Toronto.

“To strive for that sort of culinary excellence is one thing,” writes Richler about Alo, which was named best new restaurant in 2016. “To achieve it so convincingly right out of the gate, then maintain it without ever wavering except to improve upon it, well, that’s quite another.” Alo also topped last year’s list.

Below the 2018 list of the Best Restaurants in Canada:

1. Alo – Toronto
2. Toqué! – Montreal
3. Joe Beef – Montreal
4. Buca Osteria & Bar (Yorkville) – Toronto
5. Langdon Hall – Cambridge, ON
6. Montréal Plaza – Montreal
7. Raymonds – St. John’s
8. Le Vin Papillon – Montreal
9. Edulis – Toronto
10. Kissa Tanto – Vancouver
11. Hawksworth Restaurant – Vancouver
12. Dandylion – Toronto
13. Maison Publique – Montreal
14. Savio Volpe – Vancouver
15. Canis – Toronto
16. La Banane – Toronto
17. Nora Gray – Montreal
18. Canoe – Toronto
19. Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill – Vancouver
20. St. Lawrence – Vancouver
21. L’Abattoir – Vancouver
22. Mallard Cottage – St. John’s
23. Maenam – Vancouver
24. Jun I – Montreal
25. Bar Isabel – Toronto
26. Initiale – Quebec City
27. Cabane à Sucre – St. Benoît De Mirabel
28. River Café – Calgary
29. Brothers – Toronto
30. Ten Foot Henry – Calgary
31. Le Mousso – Montreal
32. Biera – Edmonton
33. Liverpool House – Montreal
34. AnnaLena – Vancouver
35. Shokunin – Calgary
36. Scaramouche – Toronto
37. L’Express – Montreal
38. Model Milk – Calgary
39. Bar Von Der Fels – Calgary
40. Atelier – Ottawa
41. Pigeonhole – Calgary
42. Café Boulud – Toronto
43. Grey Gardens – Toronto
44. Buca – Toronto
45. Bar Bricco – Edmonton
46. Segovia – Winnipeg
47. L’ Atelier De Joel Robuchon – Montreal
48. Masayoshi – Vancouver
49. Bar Raval – Toronto
50. Vij’s Restaurant – Vancouver
51. Chez St. Pierre – Le Bic, Montreal
52. Corso32 – Edmonton
53. Bouillon Bilk – Montreal
54. Riviera – Ottawa
55. Bao Bei – Vancouver
56. Maison Boulud* (tied) – Montreal
56. The Bicycle Thief (tied) – Halifax
58. The Merchant Tavern – St. John’s
59. Uccellino – Edmonton
60. Botanist – Vancouver
61. Skippa – Toronto
62. Fairouz (tied) – Ottawa
62. Park (tied) – Montreal
64. Impasto – Montreal
65. Nightingale – Vancouver
66. Burdock & Co. – Vancouver
67. Actinolite (tied) – Toronto
67. Cinara (tied) – Vancouver
67. Le Club Chasse et Pêche (tied) – Montreal
70. Calcutta Cricket Club – Calgary
71. Bridgette Bar (tied) – Calgary
71. Marconi (tied) – Montreal
73. Shoushin – Toronto
74. North & Navy – Ottawa
75. Deer + Almond – Winnipeg
76. Le Crocodile – Vancouver
77. Provision – Calgary
78. DaiLo – Toronto
79. Pilgrimme – Galiano Island, BC
80. Damas – Montreal
81. Battuto – Quebec City
82. Au Pied de Cochon – Montreal
83. The Pear Tree (tied) – Burnaby, BC
83. Fireworks Feast (tied) – Souris, PEI
85. Wolf in the Fog – Tofino, BC
86. Primal – Saskatoon
87. Milos Montreal
88. Rouge – Calgary
89. Da Emma (tied) – Montreal
89. The Hollows (tied) – Saskatoon
91. Stofa – Ottawa
92. Clementine – Edmonton
93. Agrius – Victoria
94. Légende – Quebec City
95. Ask for Luigi – Vancouver
96. Little Oak Bar – Halifax
97. Alloy – Calgary
98. Les Fougères (tied) – Chelsea, QC
98. Bluewater Café (tied) –Vancouver
100. Sticks and Stones – Saskatoon