TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2018 /CNW/ -- Celebrating Canada's rich culinary offerings, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc., today announced the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada for 2018 according to OpenTable diners. The list is a comprehensive look at the year's most beloved dining spots culled from more than 500,000 verified diner reviews of over 2,500 restaurants across Canada.
From the locavore specialties of the restaurant at Pearl Morissette in Niagara, the notable contemporary French cuisine of La Banane in Toronto, and the eclectic seafood stop Oddfish in Vancouver, this year's list showcases OpenTable's comprehensive network of dining options for every occasion across the country. Featured restaurants have been recognized for consistently putting out delicious dishes, providing impeccable service, and paying attention to every detail to orchestrate one-of-a-kind dining experiences time and again. Ontario has the greatest number of restaurants included on the list with 57, followed by Alberta with 21, British Columbia with 13, and Québec with 7 restaurants. Newfoundland and Saskatchewan are also represented on the list.
"OpenTable has the most comprehensive network of dining offerings and we are excited to see Canada's array of cuisines reflected in this year's list," said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable. "The honorees include restaurants serving a range of fares, including those with locally sourced menus and vegetarian options, as well as eateries associated with revered wineries. We are thrilled to recognize those that have excelled at consistently providing world-class food and drink and exceptional hospitality that showcase the country's multiculturalism and natural diversity."
The list is generated solely from diner reviews collected between November 1, 2017, and October 31, 2018. All restaurants with a minimum "overall" score and 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.
* Restaurants with multiple winning locations were counted one time.
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 Canada, Australia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States. The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 75 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 Bookings Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 26 million diners per month via online reservations across more than 47,000 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 1.7 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, Japanese, and Spanish languages.
For further information: Jenna Bruno, Media Profile, [email protected], 416-342-1832; Jill Lindsay, Media Profile, [email protected], 416-342-1801, https://www.opentable.ca