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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!

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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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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!!!

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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 !!!

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

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

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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,

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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

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

  20. 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!!!


  21. 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.

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

  23. 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!

  24. 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.

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