Canadians are making reservations further in advance amid higher indoor dining demand

The restaurant industry has seen so many changes over the last few years and is in recovery mode, but even with the continuing surge in delivery and takeout, more Canadians are making reservations and visiting restaurants now than ever. In fact, the rebound in indoor dining has been so strong that Canada and the US […]

Revealing Canada’s top trending international cuisines

Canada is a notoriously multi-cultural country, and that is certainly reflected in the international cuisines that are on offer from coast to coast. Online restaurant reservations provider OpenTable has revealed its 2022 list of Canada’s top trending international cuisines. With Canada’s population growth and cultural diversity, it comes as no surprise that 136 types of international […]

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 […]

Indoor dining is back, and patrons are hungry

By Tom Nightingale Canadian restaurants were experiencing a post-pandemic renaissance. Then, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 hit. It might not be quite that simple, but the boiled-down version is that foodservice was rebounding until the full effects of the most recent variant spread were felt earlier this winter. Restaurants had reopened and were finally free […]

Explore OpenTable’s Top 100 Restaurants of the Year

OpenTable has once again shone a spotlight on Canada’s most appetizing diverse culinary offerings with its Top 100 Restaurants in Canada list for 2021. The provider of online restaurant reservations publishes the list every year, assessing the year’s most highly rated dining spots selected from more than 540,000 verified diner reviews from restaurants across the country.  […]

OpenTable & Air Canada name Canada’s Best New Restaurants

On the 20th anniversary of the two companies’ collaboration on the annual pre-eminent list of top restaurants across the country, OpenTable and Air Canada have named Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2021. A press release says year’s list showcases culinary talent as inclusive and diverse as the Canadian community. It adds that Canada’s culinary talent has […]

OpenTable lists 100 best Canadian restaurants for fall outdoor dining

Summer patio season is over, unfortunately. But that doesn’t mean that outdoor dining should be off the menu entirely. OpenTable data suggests that while Canadians typically move indoors by the end of September, 41 per cent of Canadians are planning on dining outdoors as far into the fall as possible. Restaurants are investing in outdoor […]

Indeed and OpenTable team up to accelerate U.S. restaurant recovery

Amid an ongoing struggle for labour in the restaurant industry, leading job portal Indeed and OpenTable have joined to launch a month-long hiring initiative specifically aimed at foodservice. According to data from the U.S. National Restaurant Association cited by a press release, the industry has a shortage of over one million workers compared to pre-pandemic […]

OpenTable aims to help halt Canadian reservation no-shows

Canadians are eagerly returning to their favourite spots, with COVID-19 restrictions lifted to some extent everywhere across Canada and restaurants open again across the country. However, OpenTable data suggests that reservation no-shows are persisting as a problem for the industry. The provider of online restaurant reservations found that over 75 per cent of its restaurant […]