OpenTable Celebrates Patio Season With the 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada

Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta top this summer's outdoor dining destinations in this second-annual list

TORONTO, June 13, 2017 /CNW/ -- Grab your sunglasses and appetites! With patio season in full swing, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today announced the 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada for 2017. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 515,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 2,000 restaurants in Canada.

The official start of summer is almost here and Canadians can take advantage by indulging at some of the best outdoor dining experiences across the country. From the panoramic views of Grapevine Restaurant & Patio at Gray Monk Estate Winery in Kelowna to the vibrant rooftop of The Chase in Toronto, this second-annual list features outdoor tables from coast-to-coast to suit any occasion. Including restaurants with multiple locations, Ontario has the greatest number of restaurants featured with 44, followed by British Columbia with 27 and Alberta with 16. Québec has eight restaurants recognized, while Manitoba has five. Nova Scotia is also represented on this list.

"Canadian patio season never lasts as long as we want. With this list from OpenTable, locals and tourists can spend less time hunting for the perfect spot to grab a drink or share a meal and more time soaking up the beautiful weather," said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada. "From West Coast estate wineries to Rocky Mountain retreats and al fresco urban escapes, this list showcases some of the country's best outdoor dining destinations this summer."

The 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants list is generated solely from more than 515,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017. 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 "great for outdoor dining" was selected as a special feature.

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

100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada for 2017

19 Okanagan Grill + BarWest Kelowna, British Columbia
529 WellingtonWinnipeg, Manitoba
AlloyCalgary, Alberta
Arms Reach BistroNorth Vancouver, British Columbia
Barsa TabernaToronto, Ontario
The Bavarian Inn RestaurantBragg Creek, Alberta
Bazille – Nordstrom Rideau CentreOttawa, Ontario
Beertown Public HouseWaterloo, Ontario
Bella Gelateria & PizzeriaVancouver, British Columbia
BenchmarkNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Bistro NolahDollard-Des-Ormeaux, Québec
Blue Water CafeVancouver, British Columbia
Bonterra TrattoriaCalgary, Alberta
Borealis Grille & BarKitchener, Ontario
Bow Valley Ranche RestaurantCalgary, Alberta
Briggs Kitchen + BarCalgary, Alberta
The Butchart Gardens – The Dining RoomBrentwood Bay, British Columbia
Cafe BelongToronto, Ontario
Chabrol CaféToronto, Ontario
CharbarCalgary, Alberta
The ChaseToronto, Ontario
Chez Leveque – Montréal, Québec
Chez PiggyKingston, Ontario
Chop Steakhouse & Bar – MeadowvaleMississauga, Ontario
Cibo Waterfront CaféWinnipeg, Manitoba
CilantroCalgary, Alberta
Cimo Mediterranean GrillPrince George, British Columbia
CinCin Ristorante + Bar VancouverVancouver, British Columbia
ClunyToronto, Ontario
Corrientes Argentine PizzeriaWinnipeg, Manitoba
Diwan at the Aga Khan MuseumToronto, Ontario
DolcettoLondon, Ontario
Drake Devonshire InnWellington, Ontario
Drake HotelToronto, Ontario
Earth to Table: Bread Bar – GuelphGuelph, Ontario
El CatrinToronto, Ontario
Electric Mud BBQToronto, Ontario
F'Amelia RistoranteToronto, Ontario
FARMHOUSE TavernToronto, Ontario
FigoToronto, Ontario
The Glass MonkeyEdmonton, Alberta
Grapevine Restaurant & Patio at Gray Monk Estate WineryLake Country, British Columbia
H4C Place St-Henri – Montréal, Québec
Hart House RestaurantBurnaby, British Columbia
Hillside Winery & BistroPenticton, British Columbia
Homer Street Cafe & BarVancouver, British Columbia
Hoogan & Beaufort – Montréal, Québec
Il BucoBarrie, Ontario
Italian Farmhouse Restaurant & BarBragg Creek, Alberta
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop HouseVancouver, British Columbia
Juniper Bistro – The Juniper Hotel – Banff, Alberta
Kasa MotoToronto, Ontario
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Multiple Locations (British Columbia, Ontario)
Kitchen76 at Two Sisters VineyardsNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L'AntipastoVancouver, British Columbia
The Lake HouseCalgary, Alberta
Lake House RestaurantVineland, Ontario
Lakeside Dining Room – Hotel EldoradoKelowna, British Columbia
Las MargaritasVancouver, British Columbia
Le Chien NoirKingston, Ontario
Liquidity BistroOkanagan Falls, British Columbia
Maison Boulud – Montréal, Québec
MarbenToronto, Ontario
The MarcEdmonton, Alberta
Mettawas Station Mediterranean RestaurantKingsville, Ontario
Miijidaa Cafe + BistroGuelph, Ontario
Miku RestaurantVancouver, British Columbia
Nautical Nellies Steak & Seafood HouseVictoria, British Columbia
Notkins – Montréal, Québec
ONE RestaurantToronto, Ontario
Peller Estates Winery RestaurantNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Pineridge Hollow – RM of Springfield, Manitoba
Pizzeria GustoWinnipeg, Manitoba
Quails' Gate Estate Winery – Old Vines RestaurantKelowna, British Columbia
RadiusHamilton, Ontario
Ravine Vineyard Winery RestaurantNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Restaurant at Peninsula RidgeBeamsville, Ontario
The Restaurant at RedstoneBeamsville, Ontario
Restaurant Lemeac – Montréal, Québec
River CaféCalgary, Alberta
Scopa Neighbourhood ItalianCalgary, Alberta
Seasons in the ParkVancouver, British Columbia
Selkirk Grille – Heritage Park Historical VillageCalgary, Alberta
Sole RestaurantWaterloo, Ontario
Sonora Room Restaurant – Burrowing Owl Estate WineryOliver, British Columbia
Spencer's at the WaterfrontBurlington, Ontario
The Stubborn Goat GastropubHalifax, Nova Scotia
Tableau Bar BistroVancouver, British Columbia
Taverne Square Dominion – Montréal, Québec
The Teahouse RestaurantVancouver, British Columbia
The Terrace – Mission Hill Family Estate WineryWest Kelowna, British Columbia
Terroni – Multiple Locations (Ontario)
Treadwell Farm-to-Table CuisineNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Trius Winery RestaurantNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Uli's RestaurantWhite Rock, British Columbia
Vineland Estates Winery RestaurantVineland, Ontario
Violino Gastronomia ItalianaEdmonton, Alberta
West Oak RestaurantVancouver, British Columbia
WildcraftWaterloo, Ontario
Zees GrillNiagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

The complete list may also be viewed at Diners can also read more about the 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada by visiting the OpenTable blog.

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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 40 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 22 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 42,000 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 51 million in Canada. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom and the United States.

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