Canada's 100 Best Restaurants 2017

From a media release:

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants 
2017 Rankings Announced

Third annual list sees a new No. 1 restaurant and more than 30 new additions, plus best new restaurant, most innovative chef, best pastry chef, best restaurant design, and lifetime achievement for Susur Lee

Toronto, ON – Chefs, restaurateurs, critics and industry experts gathered this evening, February 28, to toast the 2017 edition of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants at an awards ceremony at the Shangri-La Hotel. The evening recognized exceptional tastes and talents across the country, including Toronto’s highly-acclaimed Alo, topping this year’s rankings in first place. The 2017 rankings welcomed more than 30 new additions, including restaurants in Edmonton, Calgary, St. John’s, Halifax, Ottawa and Saskatoon.

“We’re thrilled to launch our 2017 issue,” said Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants Editor-in-Chief Jacob Richler. “With every issue we’re able to showcase more of the incredible cuisine Canada has to offer; from Tofino, British Columbia to Cambridge, Ontario, these are the best chefs and restaurants in the country.”

Alo Restaurant, Toronto
In addition to naming the Top 100, the Canada’s 100 Best also recognizes excellence in the industry:
  • Best New Restaurant: Kissa Tanto (Chef: Joël Watanabe)
  • Most Innovative Chef: Charles-Antoine Crête and Cheryl Johnson, Montréal Plaza
  • Best Pastry Chef: Claude Guérin, Maison Boulud Ritz Carlton Montreal
  • Best Restaurant Design: Leña (The Design Agency)
  • Lifetime Achievement: Susur Lee
Canada’s 100 Best named the following Top 10 restaurants for 2017:
  1. Alo – Toronto
  2. Toqué! – Montreal
  3. Joe Beef – Montreal
  4. Le Vin Papillon – Montreal
  5. Edulis – Toronto
  6. Hawksworth Restaurant at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia – Vancouver
  7. Buca Osteria & Bar (Yorkville) – Toronto
  8. Canoe – Toronto
  9. Dandylion – Toronto
  10. Pigeonhole – Calgary
Toqué! – Montreal
More than just a restaurant guide, the third annual Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants magazine is the definitive voice driving the conversation about excellence within the industry.  From discriminating restaurant patrons looking to make better choices, to culinary insiders, the annual list has been positively received for being unbiased and comprehensive. The standings reflect a consensus of diverse, sophisticated and educated opinions from over 82 judges that include Canada’s top chefs, restaurateurs, journalists and food industry insiders. The rankings are tabulated by KPMG.
Hawksworth, Vancouver
Available on newsstands across Canada on March 1, the magazine celebrates excellence in the restaurant industry in all its forms. For more information visit:

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About Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants Rankings Issue
More than just a restaurant guide, Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants magazine is a curated list of Canada’s top restaurants, judged by Canada’s top chefs, restaurateurs, culinary experts and journalists. Under the guidance of Editor-in-Chief Jacob Richler, restaurant rankings were determined from the ballots of an 82-member panel of judges from across Canada; results are adjudicated by KPMG. Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants magazine is published by GDC Media. See the full rankings list at

About Alo, this year's No. 1: