Move out of the way Ontario and Quebec, it looks like there's a new foodie province in town.

For the first time, Raymonds Restaurant of St. John’s, N.L. (which placed 10th last year), is 2014's best restaurant in Canada, according to's third annual Top 50 Restaurants in Canada list.

The list, which looks at the dish selections, dining experiences and overall quality of food at restaurants across the country, was determined by some of the nation's top chefs. In the past, the list was conducted through a public voting system along with judges, but this year's process created a different list entirely.

"There are 26 restaurants in this year’s Top 50 list that have not previously appeared on the ranking. Of them, 14 are restaurants that were either not open when the judges’ picks were submitted in 2013 or were less than three months old at the time, including three restaurants that ranked in the top five," says's managing editor Adrian Brijbassi in a statement.

The list also includes price points, top meals and what the culinary world is saying about each spot. For example, if you're heading to this year's winner Raymonds anytime soon, make sure you bring around $45 and order the rack of lamb with local merguez sausage and braise, creamy polenta, roasted red peppers, eggplant purée, grilled zucchini, gremolata, and tomato sauce.

Raymonds' co-owner and chef Jeremy Charles — who once told us he would be a fly fishing guide if he wasn't a chef — said Newfoundland has changed a lot in terms of the restaurant business.

It's no surprise the top spots this year include restaurants from Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. The judging panel was made up of 54 chefs, including Vikram Vij of Vij’s in Vancouver, Dale MacKay of Ayden Kitchen & Bar in Saskatoon (and season one winner of "Top Chef Canada"), and Montreal pastry chef and author Patrice Demers. Judges were not allowed to vote for their own restaurants.

Last year's winner, Montreal's Joe Beef still ranks in the top 10, while second place winner Langdon Hall of Cambridge, Ont. fell to number 27.

Here are the top 20 restaurants in Canada, according to, for the full list of all 50 click here.

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  • #20: Segovia Tapas Bar & Restaurant

    <a href="" target="_blank">Segovia Tapas Bar & Restaurant</a> <b>Where</b>: Winnipeg <b>Type of food</b>: Spanish <b>What to look out for</b>: The chorizo and apples appetizer

  • #19: Model Milk

    <a href="" target="_blank">Model Milk</a> <b>Where</b>: Calgary <b>Type of food</b>: Canadian <b>What to look out for</b>: Foie gras parfait (duck liver, Saskatoon berry jam, corn bread, peanut)

  • #18: Deer + Almond

    <a href="" target="_blank">Deer + Almond</a> <b>Where</b>: Winnipeg <b>Type of food</b>: Contemporary, fusion <b>What to look out for</b>: Kale and kelp beignets with hemp aioli, sesame and nori salt

  • #17: Fleur De Sel

    <a href="" target="_blank">Fleur De Sel</a> <b>Where</b>: Lunenburg, NS <b>Type of food</b>: French, seafood <b>What to look out for</b>: Lunenburg Scallops: seared Adam and Knickle scallops, fondant potatoes, hen of the woods mushrooms, black kale and sweet pea emulsion

  • #16: Hotel Herman

    <a href="" target="_blank">Hotel Herman</a> <b>Where</b>: Montreal <b>Type of food</b>: French <b>What to look out for</b>: Marinated trout, served with smoked creme fraiche, buckwheat, and trout roe

  • #15: Hopgoods Foodliner

    <a href="" target="_blank">Hopgoods Foodliner</a> <b>Where</b>: Toronto <b>Type of food</b>: East coast <b>What to look out for</b>: Cape Breton snow crab

  • #14: Charcut Roast House

    <a href="" target="_blank">Charcut Roast House</a> <b>Where</b>: Calgary <b>Type of food</b>: Charcuterie <b>What to look out for</b>: Rotisserie chicken salad sandwich with pancetta, arugula, DeSousa family piri piri aioli

  • #13: L'Abattoir

    <a href="" target="_blank">L'Abattoir</a> <b>Where</b>: Vancouver <b>Type of food</b>: West coast <b>What to look out for</b>: Warm steelhead and crunchy potato salad with ramps, horseradish and dill

  • #12: Bar Buca

    <a href="" target="_blank">Bar Buca</a> <b>Where</b>: Toronto <b>Type of food</b>: Italian <b>What to look out for</b>: Polpette di Capra

  • #11: Mallard Cottage

    <a href="" target="_blank">Mallard Cottage</a> <b>Where</b>: St. John's <b>Type of food</b>: Newfoundland <b>What to look out for</b>: The duck, of course, like the seared duck breast with braised duck, squash, beet and greens

  • #10: Ayden Kitchen & Bar

    <a href="" target="_blank">Ayden Kitchen & Bar</a> <b>Where</b>: Saskatoon <b>Type of food</b>: Contemporary French and Italian, charcuterie <b>What to look out for</b>: Classic ayden butcher burger

  • #9: Joe Beef

    <a href="" target="_blank">Joe Beef</a> <b>Where</b>: Montreal <b>Type of food</b>: Steak, seafood, French <b>What to look out for</b>: Everything and anything, says

  • #8: Le Vin Papillon

    <a href="" target="_blank">Le Vin Papillon</a> <b>Where</b>: Montreal <b>Type of food</b>: Vegetable-focused small plates <b>What to look out for</b>: Roasted cauliflower

  • #7: Buca

    <a href="" target="_blank">Buca</a> <b>Where</b>: Toronto <b>Type of food</b>: Italian <b>What to look out for</b>: Artisanal pomodoro e tartufo pizza, with truffled burrata cheese and uncinato truffles

  • #6: Hawksworth

    <a href="" target="_blank">Hawksworth</a> <b>Where</b>: Vancouver <b>Type of food</b>: French, Pacific northwest <b>What to look out for</b>: Pacific sablefish with lap cheong, soy braised daikon, pickled shiitake, crispy yam

  • #5: Vij's

    <a href="" target="_blank">Vij's</a> <b>Where</b>: Vancouver <b>Type of food</b>: Indian <b>What to look out for</b>: Lamb popsicles

  • #4: Farmer's Apprentice

    <a href="" target="_blank">Farmer's Apprentice</a> <b>Where</b>: Vancouver <b>Type of food</b>: Pacific northwest <b>What to look out for</b>: The curried carrots (if they're on the ever-changing menu)

  • #3: Maison Publique

    <a href="" target="_blank">Maison Publique</a> <b>Where</b>: Montreal <b>Type of food</b>: British-inspired gastropub <b>What to look out for</b>: Steak Delmonico for two

  • #2: Bar Isabel

    <a href="" target="_blank">Bar Isabel</a> <b>Where</b>: Toronto <b>Type of food</b>: Spanish <b>What to look out for</b>: The grilled octopus

  • #1: Raymonds

    <a href="" target="_blank">Raymonds</a> <b>Where</b>: St. John's <b>Type of food</b>: East coast, Canadian <b>What to look out for</b>: Rack of lamb with local merguez sausage and braise, creamy polenta, roasted red peppers, eggplant purée, grilled zucchini, gremolata, and tomato sauce

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  • 20. Chives Canadian Bistro

    <a href="" target="_blank">Chives Canadian Bistro </a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Halifax. N.S. <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Spiced Nova Scotia lamb, duck charcuterie and Cape Breton snow crab

  • 19. Edulis, Toronto, Ontario

    <a href="" target="_blank">Edulis</a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Toronto, Ont. <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Marinated black trumpets, rib steak and cheese plates!

  • 18. Chantecler

    <a href="" target="_blank">Chantecler</a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Toronto, Ont. <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Fish wraps, beef tartare and spicy popcorn chicken

  • 17. Muse

    <a href="" target="_blank">Muse</a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Calgary, Alta <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Foie Gras Torchon, flat iron steak and the chocolate course

  • 16. Mono Cliffs Inn

    <a href="" target="_blank">Mono Cliffs Inn</a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Mono Centre, Ont <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Fallow deer, Australian lamb and seafood plates

  • 15. Toqué

    <a href="" target="_blank">Toqué</a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Montreal, Que. <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Razor clams, Atlantic halibut, strawberry soufflé

  • 14. Ruby Watchco

    <a href="" target="_blank">Ruby Watchco</a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Toronto, Ont <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Canadian artisanal cheeses, shrimp cocktails, chef's specials

  • 13. Pastaga

    <a href="" target="_blank">Pastaga</a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Montreal, Que. <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Kenogami, plate of cakes and oysters

  • 12. Hawksworth

    <a href="" target="_blank">Hawksworth</a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Vancouver, B.C. <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Octopus ceviche, tandoori grilled sturgeon and bacon wrapped rabbit loin

  • 11. Rouge

    <a href="" target="_blank">Rogue </a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Calgary, Atla <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Seared Artic char, pasta of the day and Rouge Nanaimo bars

  • 10. Raymonds

    <a href="" target="_blank"> Raymonds</a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> St. John's, N.L. <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Lobster salad, fresh hand crafted pastas and rack of lamb

  • 9. Canoe

    <a href="" target="_blank">Canoe</a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Toronto, Ont <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Sustainable blue char, maple torched B.C. salmon and pressed black silkie chicken

  • 8. Les 400 Coups

    <a href="" target="_blank">Les 400 Coups </a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Montreal, Que. <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Black pudding croquette, wild seabass, homemade bresaola

  • 7. Model Milk

    <a href="" target="_blank">Model Milk</a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Calgary, Alta <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Wild pacific cod, duck confit and rabbit salad

  • 6. Acadia Restaurant & Bar

    <a href="" target="_blank">Acadia Restaurant & Bar</a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Toronto, Ont <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Quail ballotine, slow roasted pork loin, ricotta dumpling

  • 5. CHARCUT Roast House

    <a href="" target="_blank">CHARCUT Roast House</a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Calgary, Alta <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Spit-roasted spring creek prime rib sandwich, warm cookies and pig head mortadella and brassica mustard

  • 4. Atelier

    <a href="" target="_blank">Atelier </a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Ottawa, Ont <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Sample menu for $110

  • 3. Vij's

    <a href="" target="_blank">Vij's </a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Vancouver, B.C. <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Grilled coconut kale, braised beef and spicy goat

  • 2. Langdon Hall

    <a href="" target="_blank">Langdon Hall Hotel & Spa </a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Cambridge, Ont <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Nova Scotia lobster, lingonberry meringue and veal tartar

  • 1. Joe Beef

    <a href="" target="_blank">Joe Beef </a> <strong>LOCATION:</strong> Montreal, Que. <strong>LOOK OUT FOR:</strong> Foie gras double down, lobster spaghetti and pulled pork.

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  • 20. Narisawa: Japan

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  • 19. Le Bernardin: New York

  • 18. Le Chateaubriand: France

  • 17. Pujol: Mexico

  • 16. L'Arpege: France

  • 15. Alinea: Chicago

  • 14. Astrid y Gastón: Peru

  • 13. The Ledbury: England

  • 12. Frantzén/Lindeberg: Sweden

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