Here’s the list of Canada’s 100 best restaurants in 2024. Which Montreal spots made the cut?

By Lucas Casaletto & News staff

The annual Top 100 list of Canada’s Best Restaurants has been released, and Montreal took the coveted number-one spot this year again – and Montreal dining spots were featured the most.

“I think Montreal actually has a really good diverse restaurant scene with some really good chefs here,” said Montrealer Leah Liu.

Montreal’s Mon Lapin, which translates to My Rabbit from French, received the nod for the country’s best restaurant of 2024, described as having that “elusive sweet spot between casual and special occasion restaurant.”

It’s the second straight year Mon Lapin has finished as Canada’s best restaurant.

A total of 27 Montreal restaurants cracked this year’s Top 100 list, including Beba in Verdun – which was voted eighth best.

“I think we have a great variety that accommodates for a lot of dietary restrictions, as well as lots of different cultural dishes and food that you can get from all over the world, and you can see it all here,” said one Montrealer.

Other local dining spots in Quebec that made the cut include Auberge St-Mathieu in Saint-Mathieu du Park, La Cabane d’à Côté in St. Benoît de Mirabel, and Espace Old Mill in Stanbridge East.

Two Quebec City restaurants were featured, Tanière3 which finished 60th, and Arvi which finished 89th.

Judges voted for restaurants based on service, décor, the depth of the cellar, and food quality. Each judge was asked to vote for a minimum of three restaurants outside of their home region.

“There’s a very diverse selection, there’s something for everybody, all types of different cuisines, and it’s amazing,” said Montrealer Erik Cupsa

Montreal restaurants featured on Top 100 list

  • Mon Lapin (#1)
  • Beba (#8)
  • Monarque (#11)
  • Montréal Plaza (#13)
  • Toqué! (#19)
  • Cabaret l’Enfer (#21)
  • Joe Beef (#41)
  • Salle Climatisée (#50)
  • Au Pied de Cochon (#51)
  • L’Express (#53)
  • Kitano Shokudo (#54)
  • Paloma (#55)
  • Nora Gray (#56)
  • Lawrence (#61)
  • Bar-St-Denis (#63)
  • Pichai (#68)
  • Bouillon Bilk (#69)
  • Alma (#72)
  • Mastard (#73)
  • Sabayon (#79)
  • Le Vin Papillon (#80)
  • Foxy (#83)
  • Gia Vin & Grill (#84)
  • Casavant (#87)
  • Liverpool House (#93)
  • Hoogan et Beaufort (#96)
  • Le Mousso (#98)
  • Park (#100)

Montreal did even better this year if you factor in the 2023 list, which saw 26 restaurants in the city included in the Top 100.

“Montreal is such a multi-cultural city, so it definitely reflects that also in its food,” said Montrealer Anne Sophie Girard.

Elsewhere in Canada, the city of Toronto had the second most restaurants cracking the list, with 24. There were 18 in Vancouver, six in Ottawa, four in Calgary, three in Winnipeg, two in Québec City and one in Saskatoon.

A spokesperson for Canada’s 100 Best said the number of restaurants in each province and region is proportional to its population.

“C100B congratulates all of them for their exceptional work. And we look forward to visiting again very soon.”

View the full list of restaurants here.

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