Looking for something new to try? Alongside our own recommendations, we can’t help but let you know that the longlist for the Best New Restaurants in Canada this year is out! Published by Air Canada enRoute, the list has been a who’s who of notable openings across the country for two decades.

Originally put out in 2002, the Best New Restaurants list sends out an undercover writer to new restaurants across Canada. Yeah, it’s kind of like a national, of-the-moment Michelin Guide, to ensure that potential spots don’t go all out trying to impress.

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And while the Top 10 is forthcoming, we don’t see any harm in sharing the Top 30 as well. More options, more delicious meals, more memories! It’s a no-brainer.

Here is the longlist for the Best New Restaurants in Canada for 2022, according to enRoute.

British Columbia

  • Bar Susu – Vancouver
  • Delara – Vancouver
  • Elephant – Vancouver
  • Fox & Monocle – North Saanich
  • Jeju – Tofino


  • Mimi Chinese – Toronto
  • Heart’s Tavern And Bar – Kimberley
  • Fonda Balam – Toronto
  • Osteria Giulia – Toronto
  • Perch – Ottawa
  • Prime Seafood Palace – Toronto
  • Restaurant 20 Victoria – Toronto


  • Hayloft Steak + Fish – Edmonton
  • Fu’s Repair Shop – Edmonton
  • Pei Pei Chei Ow – Edmonton
  • Major Tom – Calgary
  • Một Tô – Calgary
  • Roy’s Korean Kitchen – Calgary


  • J’ai Feng – Montreal
  • Mokili – Montreal
  • Gia Vin & Grill – Montreal
  • Mastard – Montreal
  • Pichai – Montreal
  • Le Clan – Quebec City
  • Restaurant Alentours – Quebec City
  • Parcelles – Austin

Newfoundland & Labrador

  • Namjim – St. John’s


  • Nola – Winnipeg


  • Pop Wine Bar – Saskatoon

Nova Scotia

  • Drift – Halifax

There you have it folks! The full longlist for this year… how many local spots have you already tried?