Best New Restaurants: Montreal dominates nominations

Eight institutions in Montreal and one in Quebec are among the 35 best new restaurants in the country selected this year for a competition.

The initiative comes at the Air Canada flight magazine enRoute invites Canadians to vote until 30 September for their new favorite restaurant from a list on the site .

The prize aims to reward restaurants opened from June 2015 to June 2016, which demonstrate innovation and creativity.

The votes will determine the Audience Award winner.

The top ten best new restaurants will be published in the November issue of Air Canada enRoute and the site .

The 2016 finalists

Montreal: Agrikol, Candide, The Phantom, Foxy, HOOGAN & Beaufort, Hvor, The Mousso, Montreal Plaza

Quebec: Kraken Cru

St. John: Seto Kitchen + Bar

Fortune Bay: Fireworks

Halifax: Highwayman

Ottawa, Ontario: Datsun, Fairouz

Toronto: Alo, Antler, Chabrol, Commodore, Noorden, Piano Piano

Kitchener: The Berlin

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Backhouse

Winnipeg Maque

Saskatoon: Little Grouse on the Prairie

Calgary Charbar, Whitehall

Edmonton: Uccellino

Vancouver: Ancora, Kissa Tanto, Mission, Osteria Savio Volpe, Royal Dinette, Torafuku

Whistler Bar Oso

Victoria: Agrius

The Stopru