Air Canada has set the standard over the past two decades by naming the hottest restaurants at its annual New Best Restaurants awards. This year is no exception, and these 30 shortlisted restaurants represent Canada’s finest new spots at the forefront of culinary innovation.
In Montreal, a new hotspot focuses on pan-Asian cuisine with wild and foraged goods, while Toronto is home to a vibrant family-run Italian spot bringing stellar parms to Crystal Beach. In Vancouver, a fine dining restaurant uses locally-sourced ingredients from their own lavender farm.
Thirty will then become 10 when Air Canada names the winners on November 1st, 2023.
Until then, check out the nominees, each one showing off how exciting Canada’s dining scene is right now.
Announcing Air Canada’s Best New Restaurants longlist.
- 9 Tail Fox (Montreal)
- Acre Through the Seasons (Vancouver)
- Anemone (Montreal)
- Bar Accanto (Winnipeg)
- Bar Chouette (Calgary)
- Bonheur d’occasion (Montreal)
- Brassica (Gibsons)
- Cabaret l’Enfer (Montreal)
- Casa Paco (Toronto)
- Darlings (Toronto)
- Dotty’s (Toronto)
- Espace Old Mill (Stanbridge East)
- Fawn (Halifax)
- Folke (Vancouver)
- Fortuna’s Row (Calgary)
- Lao Lao Bar (Toronto)
- Kappo Sato (Toronto)
- Les Mômes (Montreal)
- Melba (Quebec City)
- Le Molière par Mousso (Montreal)
- Petit Socco (Winnipeg)
- Marilena Café & Raw Bar (Vancouver)
- Milpa (Calgary)
- Rizzo’s House of Parm (Toronto)
- Simpl Things (Toronto)
- Portage (St.John’s)
- Salt & Ash Beach House (Halifax)
- Ugly Duckling (Vancouver)
- SUYO (Vancouver)
- Wild Blue (Vancouver)
Explore more great restaurants to try in Canada on OpenTable.