“The Canadian public teamed with 34 of the nation’s top food experts to provide the most definitive resource to fine dining in the country ever published,” they promise. (Public votes make up 25 per cent of the total outcome of their top 50 list.)
Montreal restaurant Joe Beef came out on top in the “curated list,” followed by Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Ont., and Vij’s in Vancouver, B.C., the restaurant that secured the number one spot in the rankings last year. Ottawa’s Atelier, and Calgary’s CHARCUT Roast House round out the top five.
The top choice on the “crowd rank” list, however, is Calgary’s Q Haute Cuisine, which came in at number 28 on the “curated list.” It was followed by Joe Beef and Langdon Hall.
And for the record, here’s the 2012 Maclean’s Guide to Canada’s best 50 restaurants.