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VOTING IS NOW CLOSED.
PLEASE VISIT THE CANADA’S BEST NEW RESTAURANTS WEBSITE ON OCTOBER 22, 2015, WHEN WE REVEAL:
1. The 2015 Air Canada enRoute People's Choice Award, which goes to the restaurant that received the most votes in our #EAT&VOTE campaign.
2. The winner of the #EAT&VOTE contest, who receives a trip to the nominated restaurant of their choice, along with dinner, hotel accommodations and $500 spending money.
3. Our official Top 10 ranking of Canada's Best New Restaurants 2015, which will also be published in the November issue of Air Canada enRoute magazine.
Announcements will also be made via social media, so follow Air Canada enRoute on Twitter (@enroutemag) and like us on Facebook to keep up with the latest news. Find reviews of the 32 nominated restaurants below, or get our full guide to Canada’s top restaurants on the Air Canada enRoute Eats app, available at the App Store.
Chef Steve Vardy returns from a self-imposed kitchen exile – during which he became a hot yoga instructor – with this unapologetically ... MORE >>
Chef Michael Robbins loves Lego – his creations, from a big red heart near the open kitchen to the M and W that label the washrooms, adorn... MORE >>
Grant van Gameren’s follow-up to Bar Isabel (Canada’s Best New Restaurant 2013) takes the chef’s love of relaxed Spanish-style eating ... MORE >>
Chef Stefan Hartmann animates the modern cooking of his German homeland in this haute-luxe Gastown space. A plate of pan-seared Arctic char ... MORE >>
Chefs and partners Evelyn Wu and Wayne Morris reinvent recipes from antique cookbooks to give their own forward-looking spin on four ... MORE >>
The owners of fine-dining restaurant Quatrefoil (one of Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2010) teamed with Nickel Brook brewer Mark Horsley ... MORE >>
Chef Rob Gentile grows his Toronto empire of polished Italian restaurants to three, adding a seafood-focused palace of impeccable cooking to... MORE >>
How can you not love a circular rotating restaurant with views of the Plains of Abraham? New owners have remade the old Astrale space on the... MORE >>
The stencil-painted golden pagodas on the walls of this long room on College Street combine with jade-green leather banquettes to create an ... MORE >>
Chef Jay Carter, a long-time deputy of Toronto superchef Susur Lee, strikes out on his own in this airy Queen West room adorned with mirrors... MORE >>
The Prince Edward County outpost of Toronto’s art-focused Drake hotel group is anchored by a relaxed waterfront dining room. It pairs ... MORE >>
Hats off to the design team that transformed this former Quiznos location in River Heights into a sleek, grown-up room. Well-dressed ... MORE >>
Next door to his auteur restaurant the Farmer’s Apprentice (one of Canada’s Best New Restaurant 2014), chef David Gunawan’s wine bar ... MORE >>
The traditional izakaya gets a Toronto-in-2015 makeover at this forgivably cramped, Blade Runner-inspired spot. Chef Leemo Han ... MORE >>
Chef Olivier Vigneault applies his talents to innovative Asian small plates in this lively downtown boîte on Phillips Square. A cast-iron ... MORE >>
The city’s most in-demand auteur of high-end sushi, Antonio Park, goes back to his South American roots at this airy Westmount room, ... MORE >>
Michael van den Winkel, the Dutch-born chef behind nearby Quince Bistro, explores the bold dishes of Indonesia that colonial history made so... MORE >>
On the other end of Water Street from their flagship fine dining palace, Raymonds (Canada’s Best New Restaurant 2011), chef Jeremy Charles... MORE >>
In the restored National Hotel building, chef Michael Noble brings classic French technique to upscale prairie cooking. The pretty room, ... MORE >>
The cuisine of Italy’s Veneto region comes through with easy sophistication under the direction of chef Adam Vettorel. Start with ... MORE >>
Next door to chef Justin Leboe’s Model Milk (one of Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2012), this spot is named for culinary mashups – ... MORE >>
In a peaceful forest grove near Montague Harbour, about an hour by ferry from Victoria, Jesse McCleery mans the stove and Leanne Lalonde ... MORE >>
Stefano Faita and chef Michele Forgione expand their Little Italy culinary empire – Impasto, Quincaillerie Dante – by taking over a ... MORE >>
Tucked away on a hilly side street in Uptown, this renovated space radiates history, with old plaster and wood slats left intentionally ... MORE >>
A few doors down from Louis Bouchard Trudeau and Thania Goyette’s first restaurant, Le Bouchon du Pied Bleu (one of Canada’s Best New ... MORE >>
The trio behind local taco shop Tres Carnales – Dani Braun, Chris Sills and Edgar Gutierrez – give their Mexican game more gloss in a ... MORE >>
A restored Chinatown space, where round pendant lights hang like shirt buttons and leafless tree trunks rise from pots, is the slick set for... MORE >>
In a serene Little Italy room, New Brunswicker Brian Peters makes his mark with creative cooking that plucks and pulls from various culinary... MORE >>
One of the top sommeliers in the world, Véronique Rivest brings her passion for all things wine to this charmer of a cork-walled snack bar ... MORE >>
The Rouyé family, who hail from Brittany and were previously behind Montreal’s La Porte, decamped to the Laurentians for a little fresh ... MORE >>
In a light-filled house near the water, chef Oliver Kienast mines the land and sea of Vancouver Island for clams, spruce needles and halibut... MORE >>
*Restaurants that opened between June 2014 and June 2015 were considered for this year’s list, with intelligence gathered from our panel of the country’s leading food professionals. To read more about them, click here.