No. 5: Le Vin Papillon Le Vin Papillon is the newest sibling of the Joe Beef and Liverpool House clan and, like in all other families, the youngest child has decided to be the most original and the most singular in order to stand out from the rest of the gang.

Enjoy Your First Look Inside Joe Beef's New and Improved Le Vin Papillon Wine Bar - Eater Montreal

No. 7: Alo The Alo experience begins with a discreet doorway on a gritty stretch of downtown Toronto.

The Alo experience begins with a discreet doorway on a gritty stretch of downtown Toronto.

No. 25: Maison Boulud The New York-based Lyonnais master chef Daniel Boulud has found a most appropriate home in Montreal’s RitzCarlton.

Maison Boulud The New York-based Lyonnais master chef Daniel Boulud has found a most appropriate home in Montreal’s RitzCarlton.

No. 26: Le Club Chasse et Pêche Despite the contemporary photographs on the walls, le Club Chasse et Pêche has an enduring and charming retro feel, helped along by deep leather armchairs, low ceilings and meaty fare.

Despite the contemporary photographs on the walls, le Club Chasse et Pêche has an enduring and charming retro feel, helped along by deep leather armchairs, low ceilings and meaty fare.

No. 2: Buca Yorkville This sleek, spare Yorkville space was our 2015 Best New Restaurant. All subsequent visits—and its fast rise up the ranking—remind us why.

Ranking gives top spot to Montreal’s Toqué!, but after that eateries like Buca Yorkville, Dandylion, and Alo on Spadina help Toronto dominate this year’s rankings by Canada’s 100 Best Magazine.

#1 Toqué! Many a great restaurant has been defeated by the challenge of staying fresh and relevant for a decade— never mind two and counting.

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No. 46: Sushi Kaji Every rule has its exceptions, and when it comes to that old restaurant saw “location, location, location” this Japanese food-lovers haven comes readily to mind.

Every rule has its exceptions, and when it comes to that old restaurant saw “locationlocation-location,” this Japanese food-lovers haven comes readily to mind.

No. 34: Au Pied de Cochon Martin Picard’s cult restaurant continues to awe crowds with the same unapologetically gluttonous menu items that made its reputation—like foie gras poutine and duck in a can.

Au Pied de Cochon Martin Picard’s cult restaurant continues to awe crowds with the same unapologetically gluttonous menu items that made its reputation—like foie gras poutine and duck in a can.

No. 6: Dandylion This small, 30-odd seat room has much charm in its simple design.

Dandylion This small, seat room has much charm in its simple design.

No. 4: Joe Beef The humble 30-seat back-to-basics culinary outpost that chefs David McMillan and Fred Morin opened on a sketchy stretch of NotreDame West in 2005 has, over the intervening years, doubled its size and seating, added a proper bar and patio, acquired its own onsite smokehouse, trout pond and vegetable garden, spawned two neighbouring restaurants, a muchadmired cookbook and a retail spice line.

No. 4: Joe Beef The humble 30-seat back-to-basics culinary outpost that chefs David McMillan and Fred Morin opened on a sketchy stretch of NotreDame West in 2005 has, over the intervening years, doubled its size and seating, added a proper bar and patio, acquired its own onsite smokehouse, trout pond and vegetable garden, spawned two neighbouring restaurants, a muchadmired cookbook and a retail spice line.

No. 45: Jun I Junichi Ikematsu’s modern Japanese restaurant is a hybrid that reflects his own unusual culinary background

Junichi Ikematsu’s modern Japanese restaurant is a hybrid that reflects his own unusual culinary background.

No. 29: Langdon Hall Langdon Hall is undergoing a sizable expansion, acquiring a new wing, and with the expectation of more customers on site, the restaurant has also grown, with what was once its terrace now enclosed for all season use.

Langdon Hall Langdon Hall is undergoing a sizable expansion, acquiring a new wing, and with the expectation of more customers on site, the restaurant has also grown, with what was once its terrace now enclosed for all season use.

No. 21: Maison Publique Montreal’s Plateau Mont-Royal might seem an unlikely location for one of the best gastropubs this side of Piccadilly, but that’s exactly what Maison Publique is.

Maison Publique Montreal’s Plateau Mont-Royal might seem an unlikely location for one of the best gastropubs this side of Piccadilly, but that’s exactly what Maison Publique is.

No. 9: Bar Raval A visit to this standing room-only Spanish-themed bar is an education.

Bar Raval A visit to this standing room-only Spanish-themed bar is an education.

No. 35: Yasu Sushi enthusiasts with a serious taste for refinement have been waiting for a place like this for a long time: A small sushi bar focussed on nothing but sushi.

Yasu Sushi enthusiasts with a serious taste for refinement have been waiting for a place like this for a long time: A small sushi bar focussed on nothing but sushi.

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