OpenTable Announces Inaugural Top 100 Best Restaurants in Canada List Based on Diner Reviews

TORONTO, March 26, 2015 /CNW/ -- OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is excited to announce its first Top 100 Best Restaurants in Canada list. The list reflects the combined opinions of more than 275,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 1,500 restaurants in Canada.

The Top 100 list includes award winners from eight provinces, with restaurants as far west as British Columbia's Wolf in the Fog and as far east as Newfoundland's Raymonds.

A unique trend seen this past year in Canada was the popularity of wineries, which made up 20 per cent of the Top 100 including Quails' Gate Estate Winery, Peller Estates Winery Restaurant and Trius Winery Restaurant.

Ontario dominated the list with an impressive 38 restaurants making the Top 100, followed by Quebec with 21, British Columbia with 19 and Alberta with 15.

French fare was the most popular choice among Canadian diners, with Italian trailing closely behind. Canada's diverse culinary landscape was well represented with cuisines such as Japanese, Mediterranean, Syrian and Turkish ranking in the Top 100.

"We are thrilled to introduce our first ever Top 100 Best Restaurants awards in Canada," said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer, OpenTable. "Each restaurant provides an exceptional dining experience that sets it apart, including top level hospitality, incomparable food and cocktails and an atmosphere that leaves guests anticipating their next visit."

The Top 100 Best Restaurants in Canada are amassed from more than 275,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners who dined at Canadian restaurants between February 1, 2014, and January 31, 2015. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant's average rating in the "overall" category.  

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

529 WellingtonWinnipeg, Manitoba

Aberfoyle MillGuelph, Ontario

Afternoon Tea - The Fairmont Empress HotelVictoria, British Columbia

AG at The SterlingNiagara Falls, Ontario

Amici RestaurantWinnipeg, Manitoba

Ancaster MillAncaster, Ontario

AraxiWhistler, British Columbia

AtelierOttawa, Ontario

Au Cinquieme PecheMontreal, Quebec

Auberge du PommierToronto, Ontario

Ayden Kitchen & BarSaskatoon, Saskatchewan

Batifole RestaurantToronto, Ontario

BIS RistoranteMontreal, Quebec

Bishop'sVancouver, British Columbia

Blue Water CafeVancouver, British Columbia

BonaparteMontreal, Quebec

The Bruce Hotel and RestaurantStratford, Ontario

Bruce Wine BarThornbury, Ontario

Buca YorkvilleToronto, Ontario

Butchart Gardens - The Dining RoomBrentwood Bay, British Columbia

ByblosToronto, Ontario

Cambridge MillCambridge, Ontario

Canoe Restaurant and BarToronto, Ontario

CarambolaHudson, Quebec

Characters Fine DiningEdmonton, Alberta

Charles InnNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

The ChaseToronto, Ontario

ChiadoToronto, Ontario

Chives Canadian BistroHalifax, Nova Scotia

Cioppino's Mediterranean GrillVancouver, British Columbia

Cucci RistoranteOakville, Ontario

Cut SteakhouseHalifax, Nova Scotia

da MaurizioHalifax, Nova Scotia

Da Vinci RistoranteMontreal, Quebec

DamasMontreal, Quebec

Eden - Rimrock Resort HotelBanff, Alberta

The Empress Room- The Fairmont Empress HotelVictoria, British Columbia

Enoteca SocialeToronto, Ontario

EuropeaMontreal, Quebec

Five Sails RestaurantVancouver, British Columbia

George RestaurantToronto, Ontario

Graziella RestaurantMontreal, Quebec

Hardware GrillEdmonton, Alberta

Hawksworth RestaurantVancouver, British Columbia

Il BucoBarrie, Ontario

Inn on the TwentyJordan Station, Ontario

Jacobs & Co. SteakhouseToronto, Ontario

L'Abattoir RestaurantVancouver, British Columbia

La VeritaDollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec

LalouxMontreal, Quebec

Le Club Chasse et PecheMontreal, Quebec

Le FiletMontreal, Quebec

Les 400 CoupsMontreal, Quebec

Les Deux Singes de MontarvieMontreal, Quebec

Liquidity BistroOkanagan Falls, British Columbia

Los ColibrisToronto, Ontario

L'Unita EnotecaToronto, Ontario

Lupo Restaurant & VinotecaVancouver, British Columbia

Maison BouludMontreal, Quebec

The MarcEdmonton, Alberta

Mideastro YorkvilleToronto, Ontario

Miku RestaurantVancouver, British Columbia

Mye Japanese RestaurantOakville, Ontario

The Oakwood Canadian BistroVancouver, British Columbia

Old Surrey RestaurantSurrey, British Columbia

The Only on KingLondon, Ontario

Open RangeCalgary, Alberta

Opus RestaurantToronto, Ontario

Peller Estates Winery RestaurantNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

PortuscalleMontreal, Quebec

Q Haute Cuisine (formerly La Caille) – Calgary, Alberta

Quails' Gate Estate Winery –Kelowna, British Columbia

QuatrefoilDundas, Ontario

Ravine Vineyard RestaurantNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

RaymondsSt. John's, Newfoundland

Red Ox InnEdmonton, Alberta

Restaurant e18hteenOttawa, Ontario

Restaurant Le Continental –Quebec, Quebec

Restaurant Toque!Montreal, Quebec

RougeCalgary, Alberta

Rustica Steakhouse at Silvertip Golf ResortCanmore, Alberta

Sabor RestaurantEdmonton, Alberta

Salt Wine BarToronto, Ontario

Scaramouche RestaurantToronto, Ontario

Sonora Room RestaurantOliver, British Columbia

SplendidoToronto, Ontario

Sterling RestaurantGatineau, Quebec

Tapas RestaurantCanmore, Alberta

TapeoMontreal, Quebec

Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine BarBanff, Alberta

Treadwell Farm-to-Table CuisineNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Trius Winery RestaurantNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Tzin Wine & Tapas – Edmonton, Alberta

Vero Bistro ModerneCalgary, Alberta

VertigeMontreal, Quebec

Villa FirenzeCalgary, Alberta

Vineland Estates WineryVineland, Ontario

WeinkellerNiagara Falls, Ontario

Wolf In The FogTofino, British Columbia

Zest RestaurantVancouver, British Columbia

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

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About OpenTable Verified Diners and Restaurant Reviews
Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions.  Only diners who have booked and honoured an OpenTable reservation are able to submit restaurant reviews. Only reviews by verified diners are published on OpenTable.  Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across Canada, the United States, Germany and the UK. The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 30 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 16 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 32,000 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 760 million diners around the world.  The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the UK.

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