SCOUT POLL: Your Picks For The Best New Restaurants To Open In Vancouver in 2011

It’s that time of year again. My personal list of the Top 10 Best New Restaurants Of The Year is due out in the Westender on Wednesday, December 21st. We’d love to hear which were your favourites, too, so we’ve set up the poll below. When voting, you’re welcome to choose more than one restaurant (you can select up to 10), so feel free to just cruise down the list, clicking as you go. Happy voting!

Which ONE of the following restaurants should serve brunch?

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We’ll keep this poll “live” on our front page throughout the holidays, retiring it at 12:01am, January 1st. At that point, we will know the order of Vancouver’s new and edible awesomeness, according to Scout’s spectacularly well educated and generally infallible readership.

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50 Responses to “SCOUT POLL: Your Picks For The Best New Restaurants To Open In Vancouver in 2011”

  1. Giancarlo on December 15th, 2011 2:50 pm

    great place

  2. Adam Johnson on December 15th, 2011 3:03 pm

    Love Edible!

  3. Eric on December 15th, 2011 10:00 pm

    Novo is so good. Been several times. Great food, awesome staff and good ambience.

  4. Shane on December 16th, 2011 8:43 am

    Good Food. Good Service. Good Positioning. GREAT Restaurant

  5. Antonella on December 16th, 2011 10:06 am

    The Burrata is creamy, delish and the best in the city! Pizza Bianco kicks ass…) The service is amazing and the owners treat you like “your family”! Buon Appetito!

  6. negin on December 16th, 2011 11:44 am

    best newly opened restaurant I’ve ever been to.

  7. Sarah on December 16th, 2011 12:38 pm

    Love Edible Canada!!!
    Great location with lots of new fresh idea’s for food!
    Wonderful little gift shop they have in the back! So many great gift idea’s, baskets or simple things to pick up for your everyday routine!
    Edible Canada defiantly gets my vote!

  8. Donna on December 16th, 2011 4:46 pm

    Great beet salad, too and fantastic antipasto plate, too!

  9. Sandra Towning on December 16th, 2011 6:51 pm

    The oysters and crab are to die for!
    Love the intimate atmosphere.
    Great service and appreciate the weekly specials.
    Interesting selection of wines.
    I vote whole heartedly for Oyster!!!

  10. Giant Char on December 17th, 2011 2:20 am

    What’s with all these ridiculous comments?

  11. chungbot on December 17th, 2011 9:47 am

    sounds like some vote fishing to me…

  12. Scout Magazine on December 17th, 2011 12:12 pm

    Pretty entry level stuff, though. My faves are the ones that don’t say the restaurant’s name. More amusing than effective.

  13. roxanne on December 17th, 2011 1:14 pm

    Novo – the buffalo cheese salad rocks – it sooooo delicious and they make the best pizza in town.

  14. Edible Canada on December 17th, 2011 5:09 pm

    Great food and staff are outstanding! Especially you Eric!

  15. Alice Bradley on December 17th, 2011 6:35 pm

    Really like Hapa Umi for great food, always new and inventive menu items, fabulous desserts, excellent service and even a nice view. Sushi is not the specialty however the sushi’s are very good, delicate, nicely flavoured and delicious looking.

  16. Sandy Briggs on December 17th, 2011 7:22 pm

    Black & Blue on Alberni, downtown Vancouver

    fantastic food and wine list, in a wonderful setting — eat at the bar or upstairs, listen to great music, very cool salt room for aging the meats (all done on premise). Recommend the Wagyu beef (get at least 8 oz), with creamed spinach and grilled mushrooms — HEAVEN !!!

  17. Ron & Ikuko on December 17th, 2011 8:11 pm

    A great addition to the Hapa restaurant family – food, service and ambience simply great!

  18. amy on December 17th, 2011 9:11 pm

    Love the Outpost Cafe!!!

  19. Claudette on December 18th, 2011 8:26 am

    Had my 50th b-day gathering there! Great service, fabulous food! A great time had by all. Kudos to staff and owners. Thanks

  20. Claudette on December 18th, 2011 8:29 am

    Novo Rocks!

  21. Mt Math on December 18th, 2011 10:43 am

    Hawksworth is the best dining experience my wife and I have had in many years. We would rate it in the top 5 of our dining experiences world-wide. While I’m a wine buff and spend North american and overseas trips focused on where the best wineries are, the Sommelier’s matching of the wines from his extensive (especially for a new restaurant opening) cellar with Kristian’s outstanding food, not to mention superb service, made our anniversary celebtarion, shortly after Hawksworth opened, truly memorable.

  22. Edda Insley on December 18th, 2011 2:24 pm

    Novo is the one for me. Great food, great location and great service….

  23. edda Insley on December 18th, 2011 2:31 pm

    Definetly NOVO!!!!!!

  24. Mike Mitchell on December 18th, 2011 5:59 pm

    I love the place I work polls are so much fun.

  25. Ken on December 19th, 2011 5:46 am

    Novo has everything you need for a great eating experience…….delicious food,cozy ambiance and attentive staff. Thanks for a very rememberable evening.

  26. Mario on December 19th, 2011 12:41 pm

    Novo pizzeria simply put is pure heaven.

  27. Scout Magazine on December 19th, 2011 3:20 pm

    Holy pro Novo spammery! Funny stuff.

  28. R. Blight on December 19th, 2011 5:17 pm

    Bibo is pretty decent…Food is good, staff not so much…

  29. Mr.Cappuccino on December 19th, 2011 10:42 pm

    Nicli on East Cordova is by far as close to any authentic Napoletano
    Pizzeria found outside of Italy.
    Vancouver should count itself amongst many cities including
    Milan to have a pizzeria of this caliber.

  30. nickie on December 20th, 2011 9:39 am

    novo is really good. we’ve gone a few times and the food had always been good. I was very impressed with the service too.

  31. chungbot on December 20th, 2011 12:25 pm

    Novo is amazing, I went there and asked that Kim Jon Il be removed of power and they even did that for me.
    Their service is amazing,

  32. Scout Magazine on December 20th, 2011 12:29 pm

    Novo is amazing! Daniel Sedin was my server and Silvio Berlusconi made my Margherita. Best. Night. Ever.

  33. John Clerides on December 20th, 2011 1:41 pm

    The New Boneta gets my vote, love going there.

  34. pablopicante on December 20th, 2011 4:00 pm

    in other news, Novo is not that good.

  35. Scout Magazine on December 20th, 2011 4:06 pm

    Y u no believe comments?!

  36. Q on December 21st, 2011 8:11 am

    Unfortunately, I did not have the best experience at Tap last night. The staff did not ask the entire group for drinks when she came to the table. She had to keep returning. We were still hungry after our main – good food but small portions for the price. She took one order of dessert and did not return for the rest of our requests for about 20 minutes! Then we had issues with the bill due to their POS system. I was hoping for more but alas, it was not.

  37. Bella on December 21st, 2011 3:36 pm

    Novo by far has my vote! Ive NEVER been to such a beautiful restaurant, you can tell how much effort the owners have spent on making the restaurant classy elegant and beautiful. You can also tell how much they spent on the restaurant, adjusting the menu, friendly staff, always open to new ideas, trying to find the right everything for customers! Im a regular, and i definetely think they are the best restaurant to open in 2011.

  38. CP on December 21st, 2011 3:52 pm

    It’s not on your list, but Fray on Fraser is turning some heads. Send some love to the new Fraser Street!

  39. Chungbot on December 21st, 2011 8:36 pm

    Novo discovered the Higgs boson in one of their pizzas!!!!

  40. Andrew on December 22nd, 2011 10:13 am

    The new A&W at waterfront station is amazing! The fries come in little fryer baskets! So cute!

  41. antonio on December 22nd, 2011 12:14 pm

    i keep saying there should be more classy elegant restaurants in vancouver surely the way of the future. oh and restaurants that accommodate my every whim and finding the right everything as well! we are so privileged here in vancouver!!!


  42. Vincent N on December 23rd, 2011 4:32 pm

    What’s not on the list that I think should have been was Cosca restaurant on Denman. A hidden gem that makes these great pastas.
    Save On Meats has been a good place to go for a Burger for sure.

    But you can definitely tell it was the year of the Pizza in 2011.

  43. Pete on December 28th, 2011 2:59 am

    Novo has great food, wine and service.

  44. Roxanne on December 28th, 2011 10:54 am

    Novo Pizzeria was super. Great food, great service and a great location. Need to get heaters outside. that would make it even better

  45. penelope on December 29th, 2011 10:09 am

    Nicli Antica Pizzeria is the best!

  46. Greg on December 31st, 2011 1:07 am

    The Oakwood was the my best culinary experience of 2011 (in a year that included some of the finest plates of Montreal and Quebec City). My hat is off, way off, to executive chef and personal hero Mike Robbins whose gastronomic vision saw me exceptionally well-served!

  47. Karel on December 31st, 2011 8:17 pm

    Nicli Antica Pizzeria is my fave new restaurant hands down!

  48. Reza on January 1st, 2012 12:01 pm

    Flying Pig should absolutely been on the list

  49. billum on January 1st, 2012 11:35 pm

    dang, hawksworth nice, but too dam noisy. someone screwed up there, so nicili combines the best of all worlds to win the fan favorite. sort of suspected it would go that way.

  50. Scott on January 12th, 2012 9:59 am

    Ensemble by far the best place on the list for food. Atmosphere is great and dales 2nd place Tap is a forsure winner too