On Wednesday, November 16 at 8 p.m., Eater will present the 2016 Eater Awards, our seventh annual celebration of all that's made the Montreal restaurant world run — and run wild — in the past 12 months. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels, and the voting begins right now. First up: Restaurant of the Year. Cast your vote for this year’s top restaurant below.
Eligible restaurants must have opened within the last 12 months. The nominees are: Hoogan et Beaufort, which offered “fresh and delicate” fare from former 400 Coups chef Marc-André Jetté and sommelier William Saulnier. Larry’s is the lighter-hearted little brother of St-Laurent mainstay Lawrence. Candide brings seasonal prix-fixe menus from chef John Winter Russell in a converted Little Burgundy church. Hvor, from chef S’Arto Chartier-Otis, focuses on fresh produce courtesy of an on-site garden/greenhouse. Lastly, fiery Foxy — from the Olive & Gourmando team — dished up rustic fare with an in-house fire pit and grill-focused menu.
Here's how the voting works: Eater editors have named nominees in Montreal for each of five major categories. Editors will pick winners from the nominees, and readers will vote to award one nominee in each category with a readers’ choice award. Ready to play your part? This poll will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.