OpenTable Announces 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in Canada

Winners' List Recognizes Restaurants in Seven Provinces Where Large Parties Will be Well Served This Holiday Season

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2015 /CNW/ -- With the holiday season in full swing, it's time to celebrate with friends, family and colleagues. OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today unveiled the 2015 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in Canada. The list reflects the combined opinions of more than 275,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 1,600 restaurants in Canada.

The list features restaurants from seven provinces which OpenTable diners have ranked as favourites when dining in groups of five or more. Ontario leads all provinces with 57 winning restaurants, followed by Alberta with 17, British Columbia with 16 and Quebec with six.

"Canadians love to celebrate together during the holidays, and that includes sharing a dining experience with those near and dear to us," said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada. "The restaurants on our 100 Best Restaurants for Groups list provide everything diners could ask for at this time of year, from incredible culinary experiences to superior service and unforgettable company."

The 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in Canada list was generated from more than 275,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews and "overall" rating were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which "good for groups" was selected as a special feature. 

Based on this methodology, the 2015 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in Canada according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):

1888 Chop House - Fairmont Banff SpringsBanff, Alberta
19 Okanagan Grill + Bar West Kelowna, British Columbia
Alo RestaurantToronto, Ontario
AmbiyanUnionville, Ontario
Ampersand27Edmonton, Alberta
Amsterdam Brewhouse On the LakeToronto, Ontario
BackhouseNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Baker Street StationGuelph, Ontario
Bauhaus RestaurantVancouver, British Columbia
Bazille – Nordstrom Rideau CentreOttawa, Ontario
Beertown Public House - WaterlooWaterloo, Ontario
Benihana - The Royal York HotelToronto, Ontario
BEVO Bar + PizzeriaMontreal, Quebec
The Blue HouseCalgary, Alberta
BoleroCalgary, Alberta
Brasa Brazilian SteakhouseNiagara Falls, Ontario
ByblosToronto, Ontario
Cafe ChiantiHalifax, Nova Scotia
The Carbon Bar Toronto, Ontario
Chez PiggyKingston, Ontario
CHOP Barlow - Calgary NorthCalgary, Alberta
CiboCalgary, Alberta
Cibo Wine Bar - King St. WestToronto, Ontario 
Cibo Wine Bar - Yonge StreetToronto, Ontario
Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse - Eglinton AvenueToronto, Ontario
Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse – Adelaide St. WestToronto, Ontario
dels Enoteca PizzeriaKitchener, Ontario
Drake Devonshire InnWellington, Ontario
Drake HotelToronto, Ontario
The Drawing Room - The Prince of Wales HotelNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
e.b.o. Restaurant & LoungeBurnaby, British Columbia
El Caballito Tequila BarToronto, Ontario
El Cortez Mexican Kitchen + Tequila BarEdmonton, Alberta
Ernest's at NAITEdmonton, Alberta
The Farmhouse – Barrie, Ontario 
Federico's Supper ClubVancouver, British Columbia 
Fork and Cork GrillKitchener, Ontario
Golf's Steak House & SeafoodKitchener, Ontario
Gyu-Kaku Nelson Street - VancouverVancouver, British Columbia
The Hat Resto PubEdmonton, Alberta
The Italian FarmhouseBragg Creek, Alberta
Kasa MotoToronto, Ontario
Kaya Malay BistroVancouver, British Columbia
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar - Alberni StreetVancouver, British Columbia
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar - Dunsmuir StreetVancouver, British Columbia
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar – MansionToronto, Ontario
Kitchen76 at Two Sisters VineyardsNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
La PentolaVancouver, British Columbia
La Queue de ChevalMontreal, Quebec
La Ronde - Chateau LacombeEdmonton, Alberta
La Veranda OsteriaToronto, Ontario
Lake House RestaurantVineland, Ontario
Le Chien NoirKingston, Ontario
Le Fumoir RUBS SmokehouseLaval, Quebec
Le H4CMontreal, Quebec
Liquidity BistroOkanagan Falls, British Columbia
Lula LoungeToronto, Ontario
Marilyn's Bistro & LoungeNiagara Falls, Ontario 
McKelviesHalifax, Nova Scotia
The Merchant TavernSt. John's, Newfoundland
Mikado Japanese Cuisine - SouthsideEdmonton, Alberta
Mildred's Temple KitchenToronto, Ontario
Miller TavernToronto, Ontario
Minas Brazilian SteakhouseCalgary, Alberta
Momofuku DAISHOToronto, Ontario
Neros Steakhouse - Caesars WindsorWindsor, Ontario
North & NavyOttawa, Ontario
Notch8Vancouver, British Columbia
Nuba - KitsilanoVancouver, British Columbia
ONoirMontreal, Quebec
Open SesameCalgary, Alberta
Pampa Brazilian SteakhouseCalgary, Alberta
Pampa Brazilian SteakhouseEdmonton, Alberta
ParaliaToronto, Ontario
Parlor Foods & CoToronto, Ontario
Pineridge Hollow – RM of Springfield, Manitoba
PJ's Restaurant in the AtriumGuelph, Ontario
Queen Margherita PizzaBaby PointToronto, Ontario
Queen Margherita PizzaDundas WestToronto, Ontario
Queen Margherita PizzaLeslievilleToronto, Ontario
Restaurant at Peninsula RidgeBeamsville, Ontario
The Restaurant at RedstoneBeamsville, Ontario
Richmond StationToronto, Ontario
RosewaterToronto, Ontario
Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar - Square OneMississauga, Ontario
Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar - Yonge & GerrardToronto, Ontario
Showcase Restaurant & BarVancouver, British Columbia
SIDEDOOR Contemporary Kitchen & Bar  – Ottawa, Ontario
SIGNS Restaurant & BarToronto, Ontario
Smash Kitchen & BarUnionville, Ontario
Smith Bros. Steakhouse TavernToronto, Ontario
TavolaVancouver, British Columbia
The Terrace - Mission Hill Family Estate Winery – West Kelowna, British Columbia
Terroni - Queen StreetToronto, Ontario
Terroni - Yonge at Price St.Toronto, Ontario
Touro Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse & Wine BarRichmond Hill, Ontario
Union Social Eatery - St. ClairToronto, Ontario
Washington Avenue GrillWhite Rock, British Columbia
Wienstein & Gavino'sMontreal, Quebec
Yiannis TavernaEdmonton, Alberta

The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/best-restaurants-for-groups-in-canada/.

Diners can also read more about the 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in Canada by visiting the OpenTable blog.

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 36 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 17 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 33,000 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 more than 940 million diners around the world and almost 35 million in Canada.  OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, and the UK.

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