Restaurants spanning five provinces recognized as top outdoor dining destinations
TORONTO, June 20, 2018 /CNW/ -- As we approach the first official day of summer and prime season for patio dining, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), today unveiled the 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Canada for 2018. The list ensures that diners across the country can find all the gorgeous patios and refreshing menus to enjoy some summer sunshine.
Restaurant patios across the country have made their way onto this year's list, with Ontario eateries claiming the greatest number (41) of honourees, followed by British Columbia with 30 and Alberta with 17. Quebec (8) and Manitoba (4) are also represented.
"The longest day of the year marks open season on Canada's patios. The option to enjoy food and drink in an al fresco setting makes the experience that much more memorable," said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable. "This list is a delicious resource for locals and travelers seeking to make the most of their summer eating adventures."
The list includes a variety of different outdoor dining options, from the ocean view patio at Vancouver'sTeahouse in Stanley Park and the charming hidden back patio at Toronto'sSidecar, to the relaxing lakeside patio at Wellington'sDrake Devonshire Inn.
Canada's 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining list is generated solely from more than 550,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018. 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 reviews for which "outdoor dining" was selected as a special feature.
OpenTable, part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 25 million diners per month via online reservations across more than 45,000 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 1.5 billion diners via online reservations around the world. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States. Restaurants are available for reservations in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish languages.