OpenTable announces 100 best outdoor dining restaurants in Canada for 2016

Press release

Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary boast most honourees on list, just in time for summer travel season

With the Victoria Day long weekend in the books, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is welcoming the summer season by unveiling the 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada for 2016. The list reflects the combined opinions of more than 275,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 1,700 restaurants in Canada.

Featuring restaurants that offer some of Canada’s most stunning views and dining experiences, the complete list includes winners in picturesque regions from coast to coast, all the way from Lake Country, British Columbia, to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Ontario leads all provinces with 41 winning restaurants, followed by British Columbia with 34, Alberta with 18 and Québec with 5.

“Outdoor dining has become a staple in Canada’s highly anticipated patio season, with locals and tourists on the search for the next lush landscape or urban oasis to enjoy the warm weather and a memorable dining experience,” said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada. “The 2016 honourees on our 100 Best Outdoor Dining  Restaurants list illustrate the diverse tastes and inviting outdoors that have come to define Canada’s summer dining scene whether you are on the east coast, west coast or visiting somewhere in between.”

The list of 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada is generated from more than 275,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2015, and April 30, 2016. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews and “overall” rating were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “great for outdoor dining” was selected as a special feature.

The complete list may be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/best-outdoor-restaurants-in-canada-2016/.

Diners can also read more about the 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada by visiting the OpenTableblog.

Follow OpenTable Canada on Twitter: @OpenTableCanada

About OpenTable Restaurant Reviews
Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions.  Only diners who recently honoured an OpenTable reservation are invited to submit restaurant reviews. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 40 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.

About OpenTable
OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 19 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 37,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company’s website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet’s most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated over 1 billion diners around the world and almost 40 million in Canada. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and available throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, and the UK.