Nation's best new restaurants include 4 from Edmonton, 3 from Calgary area: Air Canada

Air Canada has released its top 30 best new restaurants for 2017 and seven of them are from Alberta.

This year’s finalists celebrate “the delectable diversity that is Canadian cuisine,” the company said in a news release.

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The airline listed the nominees for Canada’s Best New Restaurants Wednesday, in partnership with American Express. Restaurants are selected after one writer is sent on an anonymous month-long dining trip from coast to coast to determine the most notable new openings, based on the recommendations from a panel of food experts.

The top spots include Alder Room, Cafe Linnea and Clementine in Edmonton; Chartier in Beaumont; Deane House and Bar Von Der Fels in Calgary; and Hayloft in Airdrie.

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Here is a full list of the nominated new restaurants:

British Columbia

Fayuca, Vancouver

Mak N Ming, Vancouver

Botanist, Vancouver

Cacao, Vancouver

Summit, Malahat

The Salted Vine, Squamish


Alder Room, Edmonton

Café Linnea, Edmonton

Chartier, Beaumont

Clementine, Edmonton

Deane House, Calgary

Bar Von Der Fels, Calgary

Hayloft, Airdrie

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Clementine Cafe, Winnipeg


Grey Gardens, Toronto

Canis, Toronto

Brothers, Toronto

Jackpot Chicken Rice, Toronto

La Banane, Toronto

Lake Inez, Toronto

Montgomery’s, Toronto

Riviera, Ottawa

Wolfe of Wortley, London

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Battuto, Quebec City

LOV, Montreal

Marconi, Montreal

Moleskine, Montreal

Cadet, Montreal

Tiradito, Montreal

Nova Scotia

Little Oak, Halifax

“Air Canada is proud to support the ingenious chefs and restaurateurs that help form Canada’s culinary culture,” said Andy Shibata, managing director with Air Canada. “By highlighting their achievements online and in our magazine Air Canada enRoute, we are committed to discovering and supporting memorable travel and dining destinations across Canada.”

The annual Top 10 ranking will be unveiled at a gala event in Toronto and on on Oct. 19, 2017. The final 10 will also be showcased in the November issue of Air Canada enRoute magazine.

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