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Canada's Best New Restaurants 2012



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Jamie Dobson

Thursday, October 25th 2012 16:54
In regards to Canada's Best New Restaurants 2012, I couldn't help but notice your choices were only in 3 cities, majority being Toronto. I am from Regina, Sk and think we have some fabulous restaurants and chefs. Just curious, how many Saskatchewan restaurants did you attend? Seems crazy to think that out of all the great cities and restaurants our country has to offer, the top 10 restaurants were only in 3 cities. Would love to know where you ate, maybe you're missing out on some of the greats!
Jamie, Regina,SK


Thursday, October 25th 2012 17:33
Hi Jamie,
Our panelists actually come from all over Canada. They each give us their recommendations and we whittle it down from there.

You can find more information on our panelists here:

And for more on our methodology, you can check out this article on How we Choose:

Online editor, enRoute


Friday, October 26th 2012 00:55
DuoD bistro. Excellent on Notre Dame West.

Estranged Montrealer

Monday, November 5th 2012 22:03
Chef Emma Cardarelli, if your food is as delicious as you are beautiful, I'm in!


Tuesday, November 6th 2012 11:48
@ Jasmin -Online Editor- so how about you change the article to Ontario's Top 10 Best Restaurants 'cause that's all I really see here. Vancouver has a lot to offer and so does St. John's. This is a terrible selection and an offensive one too.


Tuesday, November 6th 2012 12:40
Hi Joey,

Thanks for your feedback. We agree, Vancouver has some great restaurants as does St. John's. For instance, last year our #1 Best New Restaurant was Raymond's in St. John's and our #2 was Hawksworth in Vancouver. But there were only 2 in Toronto. In 2010, we really loved Hasai in Singhampton, Ontario. Every year we go looking for the best new openings. Sometimes these are in big cities and like this year, in Toronto, other times they are in smaller towns from coast-to-coast.

James Light Johnson

Friday, November 23rd 2012 06:51
We ate at Nora Gray last week and it was absolutely fabulous!
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