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 in five major categories, and the voting begins right now. The polls are now closed for restaurant of the year, chef of the year, and bartender of the year, and today we focus on design. Which restaurant is this year’s Stone Cold Stunner? Decide in the polls below.
Eligible restaurants must have opened or had a major design overhaul within the last 12 months. The nominees are: Foiegwa, where the Gauley Brothers scrubbed a former Belle Province clean of all tastelessness to create a stylish part-American, part-French diner with a period feel. Agrikol, the star-studded Haitian co-production from Torontonians Jen Agg and Roland Jean alongside two members of Arcade Fire, wowed with a vibrant and colourful, art-splashed interior of a house on Amherst Street. At Little Burgundy's Candide designer Juliane Camirand converted a former church into a warm dining room and stomping ground for Chef John Winter Russell's seasonal creations. Moleskine on Park Avenue featured a tightly-executed two-level design from Bruno Braën mixing both a casual and formal dining room in an old storefront. Finally, Foxy with its dark interior conveying both mystery and modernity from designer Éric Filteau, offered up fiery, grill-based cuisine. Photos of all five nominees can be seen in the gallery above.
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.