OpenTable announces 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada for 2016

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Restaurants from coast-to-coast make inaugural list of Canada’s greatest gastronomic destinations

As executive chefs and restaurateurs across the country draw on autumn for inspiration during a new season of dining, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group, revealed the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada for 2016. The list reflects the combined opinions of more than 300,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 1,800 restaurants in Canada.

Featuring both new and established restaurants from eight provinces across the country, the inaugural list showcases the diversity of Canada’s culinary landscape. Ontario has the greatest number of restaurants featured with 45, followed by Alberta with 22, and British Columbia and Québec with 14 each. Also included on this list are Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan.

Established restaurants have a strong presence on the list, including The Prune in Stratford, Ont., which is about to celebrate its 40thyear in business. However, newcomers such as Little Grouse on the Prairie in Saskatoon, Sask., and Osteria Savio Volpe in Vancouver, B.C., are sprinkled throughout. Italian fare was the most popular choice among Canadian diners, with Canadian and French cuisines placing second and third respectively. Restaurants specializing in Small Plates/Tapas, Contemporary French and Global/International cuisines were also represented on the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies list.

“From locally sourced ingredients, artisanal cocktails, unconventional cooking methods, to an eclectic fusion of international cuisines, restaurants across the country are setting themselves apart by offering up new and unique dining experiences that are hitting the mark with self-proclaimed foodies,” said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada. “This list serves as a guide for locals looking to venture beyond their usual fare and travellers wanting to indulge in one of the many eateries defining Canada as a global dining destination.”

The 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada list is generated from more than 300,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners between August 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “fit for foodies” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):

AG at The Sterling – Niagara Falls, Ontario
Alo Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario
anew Table – Calgary, Alberta
Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar – Whistler, British Columbia
Atelier – Ottawa, Ontario
AVEC Bistro – Calgary, Alberta
Backhouse – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Bauhaus Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia
Bent – Toronto, Ontario
Bishop’s – Vancouver, British Columbia
Bistro Nolah – Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Québec
Blue Water Cafe – Vancouver, British Columbia
The Bruce Hotel and Restaurant – Stratford, Ontario
Bruce Wine Bar – Thornbury, Ontario
Brux House Craft Beer & Kitchen – Hamilton, Ontario
Buca – Toronto, Ontario
Byblos – Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
Cafe Carlo – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Campagnolo – Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
Canteen – Edmonton – Edmonton, Alberta
Carben Restaurant – Ottawa, Ontario
The Carbon Bar – Toronto, Ontario
Carino Riserva – Calgary, Alberta
Carisma – Toronto, Ontario
Cava – Toronto, Ontario
The Chase – Toronto, Ontario
Cinara – Vancouver, British Columbia
Cucci Ristorante – Oakville, Ontario
da Maurizio – Halifax, Nova Scotia
DaiLo – Toronto                , Ontario
Damas – Montréal, Québec
DiVino Wine Studio – Ottawa, Ontario
Eden –  Rimrock Resort Hotel – Banff, Alberta
Ernest’s at NAIT – Edmonton, Alberta
Europea – Montréal, Québec
Flor de Sal – Toronto, Ontario
George Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario
Graziella Restaurant – Montréal, Québec
H4C Place St-Henri – Montréal, Québec
The Harbord Room – Toronto, Ontario
Hardware Grill – Edmonton, Alberta
Hopgood’s Foodliner – Toronto, Ontario
Juniper Bistro – The Juniper Hotel – Banff, Alberta
King Street Trio – Waterloo, Ontario
L’Abattoir Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia
La Chronique – Montréal, Québec
Laloux – Montréal, Québec
Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa – Cambridge, Ontario
Le Baccara – Casino du Lac Leamy – Gatineau, Québec
Le Club Chasse et Peche – Montréal, Québec
Le Filet – Montréal, Québec
Le Serpent – Montréal, Québec
Lee – Toronto, Ontario
Les Deux Singes de Montarvie – Montréal, Québec
Liquidity Bistro – Okanagan Falls, British Columbia
Little Grouse on the Prairie – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Local Kitchen & Wine Bar – Toronto, Ontario
Louisiana Purchase – Edmonton, Alberta
Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca – Vancouver, British Columbia
The Marc – Edmonton, Alberta
Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro – Guelph, Ontario
Mistura – Toronto, Ontario
Niko’s Bistro – Calgary, Alberta
The Only on King – London, Ontario
Osteria Savio Volpe – Vancouver, British Columbia
Ox and Angela Restaurant – Calgary, Alberta
Patria – Toronto, Ontario
Pizzeria Gusto – Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Prune – Stratford, Ontario
Q Haute Cuisine (formerly La Caille) – Calgary, Alberta
Quatrefoil – Dundas, Ontario
Ravine Vineyard Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Raymonds – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Red Ox Inn – Edmonton, Alberta
Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge – Beamsville, Ontario
Restaurant Toque! – Montréal, Québec
Sabor Restaurant – Edmonton, Alberta
Salt Wine Bar – Toronto, Ontario
Solstice Seasonal Cuisine – Edmonton, Alberta
Tango Bistro – Calgary, Alberta
Tango Nuevo – Kingston, Ontario
Tap Restaurant – Surrey, British Columbia
Tapas Restaurant – Canmore, Alberta
Tapeo – Montréal, Québec
Tavola – Vancouver, British Columbia
Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar – Banff, Alberta
Trattotoria Timone – Oakville, Ontario
Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Trius Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Tzin Wine & Tapas – Edmonton, Alberta
Vero Bistro Moderne – Calgary, Alberta
Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant – Vineland, Ontario
Waterfront Wines – Kelowna, British Columbia
West Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia
Wildcraft – Waterloo, Ontario
Woodlot – Toronto, Ontario
Woods Restaurant & Bar – Toronto, Ontario
WORKSHOP kitchen + culture – Calgary, Alberta
Zee Grill – Toronto, Ontario
Zest Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia

The complete list may also be viewed at Diners can also read more about the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada by visiting the OpenTableblog.

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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 38 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 20 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 38,000 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 more than 42 million in Canada. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and available throughoutthe United States, as well as in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, and the UK.

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