13 of Canada’s 100 best restaurants of 2019 are in Vancouver


For the fifth year, Canada’s 100 Best has compiled a list of their picks for the top restaurants across the country, and Vancouver is well-represented with 13 spots on the rankings.

St. Lawrence. Photo by Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome

The celebrated St. Lawrence has managed to crack the top 10 this year, as well, a feat that did not happen for any Vancouver restaurants in 2018. Toronto and Montreal continue to dominate the top 10% of the list:

  • Alo – Toronto
  • Joe Beef – Montreal
  • Toqué – Montreal
  • Langdon Hall – Cambridge
  • St. Lawrence – Vancouver
  • Le Mousso – Montreal
  • Buca Osteria & Bar – Toronto
  • Montreal Plaza – Montreal
  • Giulietta – Toronto
  • Edulis – Toronto

Last year’s highest-ranking Vancouver restaurant, Kissa Tanto, fell from 11th in 2018 to 16th this year, bested by acclaimed chef David Hawksworth’s eponymous Hawksworth (11th).

Other notable Vancouver restaurants ranked in the top 50 for for 2019 include L’Abattoir (22), Boulevard (31), Cioppino’s (34), Nightingale (37), and Botanist (39). Elsewhere across the province, Whistler’s Bearfoot Bistro is ranked 59th, Galiano Island’s Pilgrimme is listed at 76th, and Victoria’s The Courtney Room came in at 94th.

The Courtney Room in Victoria. Photo by Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver is Awesome

Here are all the B.C. restaurants ranked on Canada’s 100 Best for 2019:

Additionally, this year Vancouver’s Nightingale was lauded as the Best Farm to Table Restaurant.

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list is compiled by a meld of expert and informed opinions from not only the nation’s food critics, seasoned diners, and food industry insiders.

Here are all of the Vancouver restaurants included in the 2019 Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants. You can see the full list of 100 (with details about each of the restaurants in the top 50) on their website.


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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom