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Check out this year’s “Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants” list

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the list of restos doing it best is back with a vibrant portrait of Canada's culinary scene

From Vancouver restaurant Published on Main, Chef Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson (left) and Smoked Steelhead, Potato Dumplings, and Dashi Butter Sauce.

After a two-year break due to pandemic restrictions, the latest edition of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants List has arrived. The selected winners make up a list of top dining and bar establishments, offering Canadians the ultimate guide to where to dine next. The complete results are available online at and on magazine newsstands across the country. 

The annual publication showcases some of Canada’s best places to dine, as selected by a team of 100 “judges and tastemakers”. According to the publishers, “Canada’s 100 Best List is an unbiased metric of culinary excellence and reflects a consensus of knowledgeable opinions among a diverse group of esteemed judges. The list is tabulated using a bespoke software program.” Journalist and writer Jacob Richler is the founding editor of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants, a biannual publication launched in March 2015. A food columnist and restaurant critic for several years, Richler co-authored three cookbooks and wrote about Canadian cuisine in his book: My Canada Includes Foie Gras. His recent collaboration with David Hawksworth—Hawksworth: The Cookbook—won Silver in the General Cookbooks category at the 2021 Taste Canada awards.

“It is wonderful to see our restaurants back—hard at work at what they do best: creating culinary experiences that delight their patrons,” says Richler.


For the very first time, a Vancouver restaurant is ranked number one in the country. This year also marks a first for a Calgary restaurant to be awarded Best New Restaurant.

  • 2022 CANADA’S 100 Best Restaurants, Top 5:
  • 1. Published on Main, Vancouver, B.C.
  • 2. Alo, Toronto, ON
  • 3. St.Lawrence, Vancouver, B.C.
  • 4. Restaurant Pearl Morissettte, Jordon Station, ON
  • 5. Langdon Hall, Cambridge, ON
  • Best New Restaurant: Major Tom – Sponsored by Canada Beef
  • Best Farm to Table: Bika Farm – Sponsored by King Cole Duck
  • Best Sommelier: Ryan Gray – Sponsored by Robert Mondavi Winery

The issue also includes Canada’s 50 Best Bars, a comprehensive guide on where to sip and savour across the nation, including a focus on summer patios.

Help support local business and the economy by trying something new, or revisiting an old favourite. Check out the complete list of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants here.

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