OpenTable’s restaurant guide for summer events in Canada

Press release

Calgary, Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver are all in the spotlight for their thriving culinary scenes and tourist attractions

In recognizing summer as Canada’s unofficial “restaurant season,” OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group, has unveiled a restaurant guide to this summer’s hottest festivities. To help local and travelling diners find the perfect table, OpenTable Insiders have curated five lists for those attending popular events in Calgary, Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver.

Every summer, thousands of travellers from Canada and the U.S. gear up to attend music festivals, sporting events and celebrations of arts and culture across the country. For those making their way to the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival (Montréal), Calgary Pride, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), World Cup of Hockey 2016 (Toronto) or the Vancouver Fringe Festival, OpenTable has handpicked a selection of restaurants that highlight the thriving and diverse culinary landscape of each city. These lists make it easy for attendees to reserve tables at nearby restaurants, whether they want a quick bite to eat or are looking for a more relaxed dining experience.

“From well-known establishments to hidden neighbourhood gems, this guide showcases an array of cuisines and dining experiences each as unique as the community they’re in,” said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada. “Whether locals and travellers are looking to dine at upscale hot spots, casual eateries or if they seek a more family-friendly atmosphere, our selection has something for everyone.”

OpenTable’s recommendations for Canada Summer Restaurant Season 2016 are as follows:

Osheaga Music and Arts Festival – Montréal, Québec
July 29th – July 31st

Baton Rouge – de la Montagne
BEVO Bar + Pizzeria
L’Atelier d’Argentine Vieux-Port
Mayfair Cocktail Bar
Mimi la Nuit
Restaurant Épik
Restaurant Espadon
Restaurant Mesón

Calgary Pride – Calgary, Alberta
August 26th – September 5th

Briggs Kitchen + Bar
Last Best Brewing & Distilling
MARKET Restaurant
Ox And Angela Restaurant
Parc Café and Brasserie
Ten Foot Henry
Thomsons Restaurant
WORKSHOP kitchen + culture

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) – Toronto, Ontario
September 8th – September 18th

BOSK at Shangri-La Hotel
Buca Yorkville
Earls Kitchen + Bar – King Street
Los Colibris
Montecito Restaurant
Tutti Matti
Weslodge Saloon

Vancouver Fringe Festival – Vancouver, British Columbia
September 8th – September 18th

Ancora Waterfront Dining + Patio
Bridges Restaurant
Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company
Edible Canada at the Market
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Granville Island
Mahony and Sons – Stamps Landing
Novo Pizzeria and Wine Bar
Tap & Barrel – Olympic Village
Ten Ten Tapas

World Cup of Hockey 2016 – Toronto, Ontario
September 17th – October 1st

Amsterdam Brewhouse & Restaurant
Aria Ristorante
The Badali Bar and Cucina
Barsa Taberna
Hunter’s Landing
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill – Front Street
Ki Modern Japanese + Bar
Luckee Restaurant
Real Sports Bar & Grill

Diners can read more about these lists by visiting the OpenTable blog.

Follow OpenTable Canada on Twitter: @OpenTableCanada

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.