OpenTable Announces 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada for 2016

Restaurants from coast-to-coast make inaugural list of Canada's greatest gastronomic destinations

TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2016 /CNW/ -- As executive chefs and restaurateurs across the country draw on autumn for inspiration during a new season of dining, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), revealed the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada for 2016. 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.

Featuring both new and established restaurants from eight provinces across the country, the inaugural list showcases the diversity of Canada's culinary landscape. Ontario has the greatest number of restaurants featured with 45, followed by Alberta with 22, and British Columbia and Québec with 14 each. Also included on this list are Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan.

Established restaurants have a strong presence on the list, including The Prune in Stratford, Ont., which is about to celebrate its 40th year in business. However, newcomers such as Little Grouse on the Prairie in Saskatoon, Sask., and Osteria Savio Volpe in Vancouver, B.C., are sprinkled throughout. Italian fare was the most popular choice among Canadian diners, with Canadian and French cuisines placing second and third respectively. Restaurants specializing in Small Plates/Tapas, Contemporary French and Global/International cuisines were also represented on the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies list.

"From locally sourced ingredients, artisanal cocktails, unconventional cooking methods, to an eclectic fusion of international cuisines, restaurants across the country are setting themselves apart by offering up new and unique dining experiences that are hitting the mark with self-proclaimed foodies," said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada. "This list serves as a guide for locals looking to venture beyond their usual fare and travellers wanting to indulge in one of the many eateries defining Canada as a global dining destination."

The 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada list is generated from more than 300,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners between August 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016. 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 qualifying reviews for which "fit for foodies" was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):

AG at The SterlingNiagara Falls, Ontario
Alo RestaurantToronto, Ontario 
anew TableCalgary, Alberta
Araxi Restaurant & Oyster BarWhistler, British Columbia
AtelierOttawa, Ontario
AVEC BistroCalgary, Alberta
BackhouseNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Bauhaus RestaurantVancouver, British Columbia
BentToronto, Ontario
Bishop'sVancouver, British Columbia
Bistro NolahDollard-Des-Ormeaux, Québec
Blue Water CafeVancouver, British Columbia
The Bruce Hotel and RestaurantStratford, Ontario
Bruce Wine BarThornbury, Ontario
Brux House Craft Beer & KitchenHamilton, Ontario
BucaToronto, Ontario
Byblos – TorontoToronto, Ontario
Cafe CarloWinnipeg, Manitoba
Campagnolo – TorontoToronto, Ontario
Canteen – EdmontonEdmonton, Alberta
Carben RestaurantOttawa, Ontario
The Carbon BarToronto, Ontario
Carino RiservaCalgary, Alberta
CarismaToronto, Ontario
CavaToronto, Ontario
The ChaseToronto, Ontario
CinaraVancouver, British Columbia
Cucci RistoranteOakville, Ontario
da MaurizioHalifax, Nova Scotia
DaiLo – Toronto                , Ontario
Damas – Montréal, Québec
DiVino Wine StudioOttawa, Ontario
Eden –  Rimrock Resort HotelBanff, Alberta
Ernest's at NAITEdmonton, Alberta
Europea – Montréal, Québec
Flor de SalToronto, Ontario
George RestaurantToronto, Ontario
Graziella Restaurant – Montréal, Québec
H4C Place St-Henri – Montréal, Québec
The Harbord RoomToronto, Ontario
Hardware GrillEdmonton, Alberta
Hopgood's FoodlinerToronto, Ontario
Juniper Bistro – The Juniper HotelBanff, Alberta
King Street TrioWaterloo, Ontario
L'Abattoir RestaurantVancouver, British Columbia
La Chronique – Montréal, Québec
Laloux – Montréal, Québec
Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & SpaCambridge, Ontario
Le Baccara - Casino du Lac LeamyGatineau, Québec
Le Club Chasse et Peche – Montréal, Québec
Le Filet – Montréal, Québec
Le Serpent – Montréal, Québec
LeeToronto, Ontario
Les Deux Singes de Montarvie – Montréal, Québec
Liquidity BistroOkanagan Falls, British Columbia
Little Grouse on the PrairieSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
Local Kitchen & Wine BarToronto, Ontario
Louisiana PurchaseEdmonton, Alberta
Lupo Restaurant & VinotecaVancouver, British Columbia
The MarcEdmonton, Alberta
Miijidaa Cafe + BistroGuelph, Ontario
MisturaToronto, Ontario
Niko's BistroCalgary, Alberta
The Only on KingLondon, Ontario
Osteria Savio VolpeVancouver, British Columbia
Ox and Angela RestaurantCalgary, Alberta
PatriaToronto, Ontario
Pizzeria GustoWinnipeg, Manitoba
The PruneStratford, Ontario
Q Haute Cuisine (formerly La Caille)Calgary, Alberta
QuatrefoilDundas, Ontario
Ravine Vineyard Winery RestaurantNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
RaymondsSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Red Ox InnEdmonton, Alberta
Restaurant at Peninsula RidgeBeamsville, Ontario
Restaurant Toque! – Montréal, Québec
Sabor RestaurantEdmonton, Alberta
Salt Wine BarToronto, Ontario
Solstice Seasonal CuisineEdmonton, Alberta
Tango BistroCalgary, Alberta
Tango NuevoKingston, Ontario
Tap RestaurantSurrey, British Columbia
Tapas RestaurantCanmore, Alberta
Tapeo – Montréal, Québec
TavolaVancouver, British Columbia
Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine BarBanff, Alberta
Trattotoria TimoneOakville, Ontario
Treadwell Farm-to-Table CuisineNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Trius Winery RestaurantNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Tzin Wine & TapasEdmonton, Alberta
Vero Bistro ModerneCalgary, Alberta
Vineland Estates Winery RestaurantVineland, Ontario
Waterfront WinesKelowna, British Columbia
West RestaurantVancouver, British Columbia
WildcraftWaterloo, Ontario
WoodlotToronto, Ontario
Woods Restaurant & BarToronto, Ontario
WORKSHOP kitchen + cultureCalgary, Alberta
Zee GrillToronto, Ontario
Zest RestaurantVancouver, British Columbia

The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/best-foodie-restaurants-in-canada/. Diners can also read more about the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada by visiting the OpenTableblog.

Follow OpenTable Canada on Twitter: @OpenTableCanada

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 20 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 38,000 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 42 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.

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