Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining

Revealing Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in 2022

Leading online restaurant reservation provider OpenTable has named its 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Canada just in time for the unofficial kickoff to patio season: Victoria Day long weekend.

Data shows that Canadians are storming back to restaurants and patios, with May reservations up 61 per cent compared to pre-pandemic 2019.

This year’s list, curated from diner reviews, features top-rated OpenTable restaurants from four provinces. Ontario came top with 62 establishments, followed by British Columbia with 21, Alberta with 15, and Quebec with two.

“As the first summer and patio season in two years without lockdowns or restrictions, the energy and excitement from Canadians is palpable,” said Matt Davis, Country Director, OpenTable Canada. “We expect this list of 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining to be the season’s go-to resource for those exploring spots in their own backyard or planning travel throughout the country.” 

Plus, in recognition of the 3.7 million Canadians who welcomed new animal friends into their homes since the pandemic, the list also highlights dog-friendly patios, including Studebaker Pub and Diner in Toronto, DunnEnzies Pizza in Kelowna, and Three Bears Brewery in Banff.  

The following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Canada for 2022, according to OpenTable diners. Dog-friendly restaurants below are denoted by (DF). The complete list can also be viewed here.  

OpenTable’s 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining list is generated solely from 820,963 verified diner reviews  collected between March 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022.

All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. The overall score is made up of unique data points, such as overall diner rating, user clout, total, number of reviews and regional overall rating.