OpenTable reveals 50 best steakhouses in Canada, just in time for the holidays

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Ontario, Alberta, Québec and British Columbia boast the most winners

As we look forward to the holiday dining season, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations has unveiled the 50 Best Steakhouses in Canada for 2016, according to OpenTable diners. 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.

Highlighting both traditional steakhouses and novel takes on the concept, the complete list features restaurants across the country and includes 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar in West Kelowna, Jacob’s & Co. Steakhouse in Toronto and Cut Steakhouse in Halifax. Nine of the 50 winning restaurants have multiple locations across the country. They include The Keg Steakhouse + Bar and Hy’s Steakhouse, among others. Including restaurants with multiple locations, Ontario leads all provinces with 27 winning restaurants, followed by Alberta with 13, Québec with nine and British Columbia with six. Also included on this list are Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan.

“Well done to all the winning restaurants on this list which not only honour timeless traditions, but also celebrate the evolution of the steakhouse,” says Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada. “Balancing tradition with an innovative take on classic offerings – all delivered with unparalleled hospitality – makes these restaurants the perfect place to celebrate the holidays with family and friends.”

The list of the 50 Best Steakhouses in Canada for 2016 is generated from more than 300,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016. All restaurants in the “steak” cuisine category with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to their overall food rating.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 50 Best Steakhouses in Canada according to OpenTable diners:

1888 Chop House – Fairmont Banff Springs – Banff, Alberta
19 Okanagan Grill + Bar – West Kelowna, British Columbia
40 Westt Steakhouse – Pointe-Claire, Québec
529 Wellington – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bardi’s Steakhouse – Toronto, Ontario
Bâton Rouge Steakhouse & Bar – Multiple Locations
Black & Blue Steakhouse – Vancouver, British Columbia
Cagneys – Mississauga, Ontario
Cannery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Canyon Creek – Multiple Locations
Carmen’s Steak House – Toronto, Ontario
Charcoal Steak House – Kitchener, Ontario
Chop Steakhouse & Bar – Multiple Locations
Copacabana Brazilian Steak House – Multiple Locations
Cut Steakhouse – Halifax, Nova Scotia
Firegrill – Downtown – Montréal, Québec
Golf’s Steak House & Seafood – Kitchener, Ontario
Gotham Steakhouse and Bar – Vancouver, British Columbia
Harbour Sixty – Toronto, Ontario
Hobart’s Steakhouse – Peterborough – Peterborough, Ontario
Hy’s Steakhouse – Multiple Locations
Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse – Toronto, Ontario
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Multiple Locations
La Queue de Cheval – Montréal, Québec
Lake House Restaurant – Vineland, Ontario
LeVilla Restaurant – Calgary, Alberta
LUX Steakhouse & Bar – Edmonton, Alberta
Maple Leaf Grill – Banff, Alberta
Melissa’s Missteak – Banff, Alberta
Michael’s on Simcoe – Toronto, Ontario
Moishes – Montréal, Québec
Morton’s The Steakhouse – Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
NAO – Toronto, Ontario
Neros Steakhouse – Caesars Windsor – Windsor, Ontario
Restaurant e18hteen – Ottawa, Ontario
Rib n Reef Steakhouse – Montréal, Québec
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Multiple Locations
Sandstone Grillhouse – Niagara Falls, Ontario
Sawmill – Multiple Locations
Sidecut Modern Steak + Bar – Four Seasons Resort – Whistler, British Columbia
Smith Bros. Steakhouse Tavern – Toronto, Ontario
Smuggler’s Inn – Calgary, Alberta
Sterling Restaurant – Gatineau, Québec
Stone House Restaurant – Burlington, Ontario
Take Five Bistro – Windsor, Ontario
Vargas-Montréal – Montréal, Québec
Vieux-Port Steakhouse – Montréal, Québec
Vintage Chophouse & Tavern – Calgary, Alberta
Von’s Steakhouse & Oyster Bar – Edmonton, Alberta
Wildfire Steakhouse – Multiple Locations

*Restaurants with multiple winning locations were counted one time.

The complete list may also be viewed at

Diners can also read more about the 50 Best Steakhouses 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 21 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 40,000 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 45 million in Canada.  OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom and the United States.