Mon Lapin restaurant took best honours at the unveiling of the annual Canada’s 100 Most effective listing on Monday evening in Toronto.

The darling restaurant on Saint-Zotique Road in Montreal jumped from 6th to 1st spot, in advance of Toronto’s Alo and Printed On Principal, from Vancouver, which ranked very first very last yr. This is the 3rd time that a Quebec restaurant has taken the major place: Montreal’s Toqué! took the top rated place in the initially two editions of the position, in 2015 and 2016.

Some 34 Quebec dining establishments are among the the nominees this year, as opposed to 30 in Ontario. Beba in Verdun, one more of our favourites, took 8th area. Pichai and Monarque, explained as “the best brasserie in Canada”, took 15th and 16th spot respectively.

Massimo Piedimonte‘s Cabaret l’Enfer, rated #2 in the listing of most effective new dining places (behind Matty Matheson’s Primary Seafood Palace), is now in 39th area. Sommelier Véronique Dalle, of Cunning restaurant, was named Very best Sommelier in Canada.

The regulars

It is no shock that lots of of the regulars have created it onto the listing again – Montreal Plaza (#21), Joe Beef (#24), Le Mousso (#41), Toqué! (#45), Nora Gray (#53), L’Express (#56), Bouillon Bilk (#58), Vin Papillon (#68), ARVI (#78), and so on. Moccione, absent from the last editions considering that we were being even now waiting for its reopening, is again in drive in 28th area. We also take note some new entries, this sort of as Parcelles (#80), in the Japanese Townships, Position Carmin (#83) and Salle Climatisée (#30). Okeya Kyujiro‘s distinctive omakase encounter narrowly ranks at #99, just forward of Park.

The ideal bars

On the bar facet, numerous Quebec institutions also stood out, which includes Cloakroom and Atwater Cocktail Club, which took 2nd and 3rd location on the podium. Le Sans Soleil, the concealed bar of the cafe Fleurs & Cadeaux, was extra to the record this calendar year. In Quebec Town, the “j’s” have the edge: jjacques and Justine choose the 28th and 50th area.

Listed here are all the nominees from Quebec:

Ideal restaurants

  • 1. Mon Lapin
  • 8. Beba
  • 15. Pichai
  • 16. Monarque
  • 21. Montreal Plaza
  • 24. Joe Beef
  • 28. Moccione
  • 30. Salle Climatisée
  • 36. Gia Vin & Grill
  • 39. Cabaret l’Enfer
  • 41. Le Mousso
  • 45. Toqué!
  • 48. Paloma
  • 50. Île Flottante
  • 53. Nora Grey
  • 55. Mastard
  • 56. L’Express
  • 58. Bouillon Bilk
  • 60. La Cabane D’à Côté
  • 61. Chez Saint-Pierre
  • 67. Auberge Willow Inn
  • 68. Vin Papillon
  • 70. Public House
  • 72. Bistro Otto
  • 78. Arvi
  • 80. Parcelles
  • 81. Jun I
  • 83. Spot Carmin
  • 86. Tinc Established
  • 87. Milos
  • 90. Taniere3
  • 93. Le Serpent
  • 94. Okeya Kyujiro
  • 99. Park

Finest bars

  • 2. Cloakroom
  • 3. Atwater Cocktail Club
  • 9. Milky Way
  • 15. The Coldroom
  • 19. El Pequeño
  • 28. Jjacques
  • 34. Sans Soleil
  • 43. Le Majestique
  • 48. Isle de Garde
  • 50. Justine

A large congratulations to all!


Photography by Alison Slattery