If you’re a foodie, you’ll definitely want to check out the recently announced best restaurants in Canada to add to your culinary bucket list.
After a two-year hiatus, Top 100 in Canada is back and for 2022 their list of the best restaurants in the country has been compiled by judging only the quality of the food.
In previous years, other factors like service, decor and even depth of cellar were considered, but this time around the spotlight is on the meal, so you know you’re going to have some really delicious stuff!
While most of the restaurants listed are in Toronto and Vancouver, some other locations across the country make the list.
Take a look at the ten best places to eat in Canada in 2022 and try not to drool. Do you dare.
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Address: 3593 Main Street Vancouver, BC
Why you have to go: This chic spot only serves evening meals and offers a superb feast of more than 20 dishes.
“In addition to nine main dishes, there are typically eight to ten snacks in the opening number,” notes Canada’s 100 Best. “Then the grand finale includes three desserts, usually detailed miniatures from the a la carte menu.”
Additionally, the chef incorporates his German Manitboan heritage into the menu with dishes like schnitzel and uses Asian flavors like dashi.
Address: 163 Spadina Avenue, 3rd Floor, Toronto, Ontario
Why you have to go: This modern “culinary oasis” mixes Japanese, French and North American cuisine.
“The techniques are cutting-edge, but the cuisine prefers to seduce with luxurious ingredients rather than daring combinations,” the outlet explains.
To achieve this, they import fine ingredients like asparagus from Provence, caviar from Venice and scallops and uni from Hokkaido.
If you’re feeling extra fired up, you can order sommelier-designed dish-by-dish wine pairings at two different price points.
Address: 269 Powell Street Vancouver, BC
Why you have to go: If you’re looking for classic Quebec and French dishes in British Columbia, this east Vancouver spot with food from JC Poirier is for you.
“A recent menu at the Brasserie Parisienne offered diners tastes of snails in puff pastry, bison tartare and braised pork in stew sauce,” says Canada’s 100 Best.
“Future themes will include the Basque Country, Provence, Lyon and, last but not least, a menu focused on Poirier’s first cookbook, where the river narrowsdue in November.”
It looks delicious !
Restaurant La Perle Morissette
Address: 3953 Jordan Road, Jordan Station, ON
Why you have to go: With experienced chefs at the helm, this Niagara-based restaurant offers seasonal ingredients paired with a “very contemporary European sensibility.”
“Think plump oysters lightly pine-smoked and dressed with fermented radish, or raw scallops with cantaloupe juice and sassafras, or grilled mustard greens with seaweed powder and dried scallop eggs, or roasted carrots with cured ham and spruce,” reads the description for the restaurant. Yum!
Address: 1 Langdon Drive, Cambridge, Ontario
Why you should go: For some seasonal regional dishes, you’ll want to take advantage of ingredients grown and harvested in the estate’s vegetable gardens.
“Cuisine with classic roots transforms even the humblest vegetables into objects of desire,” noted Canada’s 100 Best. “The soups in particular are judged beautifully.”
Plus, there’s a large wine cellar if you want to enjoy a drink with your delicious meal.
Address: 150 Saint Zotique East, Montreal, QC
Why you need to go: This Montreal eatery features “abundant charm,” as well as “bright and fresh” ingredients that rely heavily on interesting food combinations.
“Most minimalist menu descriptions are easy to imagine on the plate (e.g. razor clams and white asparagus, Gaspé halibut and sea spinach),” the outlet explains.
“Those that seem the most incongruous (like ‘Beefsteak tomatoes, beef fat Choron sauce’ or ‘cotéchino, calamari, white beans’) are, often, even more memorably delicious.”
Address: 169 Niagara Street, Toronto, Ontario
Why you have to go: According to Canada’s Top 100, the husband and wife team (who are both owners and chefs) strive to make everything they serve from scratch, or get what they need the best sources possible with an emphasis on flavors. from Western Europe.
“Sometimes the focus is on France, as with their exquisite special-order press duck. More often, however, the inspiration comes from Spain – say, with charcoal-grilled clams served with artichokes, jamón Ibérico and ajo blanco.”
Address: 66 Wellington St W 54th Floor, Toronto, ON
Why you need to go: This Toronto staple offers city views as it’s located on the 54th floor of the TD Tower.
“More luxurious dishes rely on old-fashioned techniques that few restaurants can competently manage, such as, for example, the recurring winter beef Wellington with Périgueux sauce,” they note. “Desserts are imaginative and equally refined.”
They also have an extensive wine list and tasting menus that are updated frequently, if you’re looking for something a little different.
Address: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
Why you need to go: If you’re visiting in the summer, Canada’s 100 Best recommends ordering the “Elaborate Seafood Broth” and they also note that the Seagood Food Tower is perfect for all seasons and is also excellent value for money.
If you want something a little more sophisticated, you can call ahead and pre-order clay-cooked salmon wrapped in seaweed and served at the table, which sounds absolutely delicious.
Address: 25 Prince’s Island Park, SW, Calgary, AB
Why you have to go: This Alberta restaurant is committed to “using only Canadian and preferably Albertan ingredients – from Highwood Crossing grains and canola oil to Black Diamond Land & Cattle Broek pork and beef “.
It marries seasonal foods with “urban finesse” and offers take-out for those who want to take their food and stroll through the park the establishment is nestled in – or you can stay and enjoy the patio!