OpenTable uncorks the 50 best restaurants for wine lovers in Canada

From crisp whites to silky reds — some of Canada’s best wine lists are highlighted from restaurants spanning seven provinces

Press release

With wine harvest season upon us, OpenTable has revealed the 50 best restaurants for wine lovers in Canada. These awards recognize restaurants with notable wine lists and reflect the combined opinions of more than 515,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 2,000 restaurants in Canada.

Featuring restaurants offering exclusive vintages from world-renowned European vineyards to those with a focus on wine from the local cellars of the Okanagan Valley and Niagara Peninsula, this list highlights some of the country’s best wine lists, including Sooke Harbour House in Sooke, British Columbia, and Raymonds in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Ontario has the greatest number of restaurants included with 20, followed by British Columbia with 13, and Alberta with seven. Québec has six restaurants recognized, while Nova Scotia has two. Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador are also represented on this list.

“As Canada’s winemaking industry flourishes and a growing number of Canadians are choosing wine as their drink of choice1, many restaurants are thoughtfully curating wine lists designed to complement their menu and expand diners’ palates,” said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer, OpenTable. “From establishments with a seasoned sommelier to those serving a more casual glass of rosé, these restaurants are recognized by guests for their commitment to delicious food and an outstanding wine selection.”

The 50 best restaurants for wine lovers in Canada  list is generated solely from more than 515,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between August 1, 2016, and July 31, 2017. 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 reviews for which “notable wine list” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the 50 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers in Canada according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):

50 best restaurants for wine lovers in Canada

529 Wellington – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Atelier – Ottawa, Ontario
Backhouse – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Bishop’s – Vancouver, British Columbia
Blink Restaurant – Calgary, Alberta
Bruce Wine Bar – Thornbury, Ontario
Cimo Mediterranean Grill – Prince George, British Columbia
Cut Steakhouse – Halifax, Nova Scotia
da Maurizio – Halifax, Nova Scotia
DiVino Wine Studio – Ottawa, Ontario
Eden – Rimrock Resort Hotel – Banff, Alberta
Grapevine Restaurant and Patio at Gray Monk Estate Winery – Lake Country, British Columbia
Hardware Grill – Edmonton, Alberta
Hillside Winery & Bistro – Penticton, British Columbia
Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, Ontario
Kitchen76 at Two Sisters Vineyards – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon – Montréal – Montréal, Québec
La Chaumiere – Calgary, Alberta
Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa – Cambridge, Ontario
Le Baccara – Casino du Lac Leamy – Gatineau, Québec
Le Cellier du Roi Par Jérôme Ferrer – Bromont, Québec
Le Club Chasse et Peche – Montréal, Québec
Liquidity Bistro – Okanagan Falls, British Columbia
Neros Steakhouse – Caesars Windsor – Windsor, Ontario
North and Navy – Ottawa, Ontario
Opus Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario
Peller Estates Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Pullman – Montréal, Québec
Quails’ Gate Estate Winery – Old Vines Restaurant – Kelowna, British Columbia
Oxley Estate Winery – Harrow, Ontario
Raymonds – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Red Ox Inn – Edmonton, Alberta
Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge – Beamsville, Ontario
The Restaurant at Redstone – Beamsville, Ontario
Rustica Steakhouse at Silvertip Golf Resort – Canmore, Alberta
Sonora Room Restaurant – Burrowing Owl Estate Winery – Oliver, British Columbia
Sooke Harbour House – Sooke, British Columbia
Sterling Restaurant – Gatineau, Québec
Tap Restaurant – Surrey, British Columbia
The Terrace – Mission Hill Family Estate Winery – West Kelowna, British Columbia
Terrafina at Hester Creek by RauDZ – Oliver, British Columbia
Treadwell Farm to Table Cuisine – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Trius Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Twisted Lemon – Cayuga, Ontario
Tzin Wine & Tapas – Edmonton, Alberta
Vibo Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario
Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant – Vineland, Ontario
Vineyard Terrace Restaurant at CedarCreek Estate Winery – Kelowna, British Columbia
Waterfront Wines – Kelowna, British Columbia
Wildfire Steakhouse Waterloo – Waterloo, Ontario

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[1] Statistics Canada (2017). Control and sale of alcoholic beverages, year ending March 31, 2016. Retrieved from http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170502/dq170502a-eng.htm

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