Best Restaurants Canada 2014: Top Chefs Reveal Their Favourites

It's no surprise that a country as geographically diverse as Canada has always had a mind-boggling bounty of local ingredients to do wonders with -- but thanks to a booming restaurant movement (and immigrant population), there's never been a better time to dine out at the top spots from coast to coast.

So how do you narrow down what's worth spending your hard-earned money on? We've seen lots of lists on the best restaurants in Canada this year, but they've been missing one important category: where the chefs eat.

In our "Grilled" series over the past year, we asked about 20 top chefs from Canada and around the world (think Renee Redzepi, David Chang and Daniel Boulud) which Canadian restaurants they would recommend, and some of the results may surprise you.

Check out the chefs' favourites (in no particular order) and weigh in with your own picks in the comments below:

Best Restaurants in Canada

Toque: Montreal

Charcut: Calgary

Edulis: Toronto

Cafe Boulud: Toronto

Cafe Boulud: Toronto

Joe Beef: Montreal

Le Crocodile: Vancouver

Sushi Kaji: Toronto

Big Crow: Toronto

L'Express: Montreal

Canoe: Toronto

Tuck Shop: Montreal

Park: Montreal

Garde Manger: Montreal

Raymond's: St. John's

Bar Isabel: Toronto

Haisai: Singhampton, Ont.

Actinolite: Toronto

West: Vancouver

Langdon Hall: Cambridge, Ont.

Rouge: Calgary

Acadia: Toronto

Cioppino's: Vancouver

Inn at Bay Fortune: Bay Fortune, P.E.I.

C Restaurant: Vancouver

Lee: Toronto