Winning Restaurants Span Nine Provinces, with Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec Claiming Greatest Number of Honourees; the Niagara Region Rules in Romance with 12 of the Total
TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2018 /CNW/ -- As diners prepare to celebrate love this Valentine's Day, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is pleased to announce Canada's 100 Most Romantic Restaurants for 2018. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 500,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 2,000 restaurants in Canada.
The 100 Most Romantic list features restaurants from 46 cities across nine provinces. Ontario is the province with the most restaurants with 40 establishments, followed by Alberta with 20, British Columbia with 14 and Quebec with 13. Rounding out the list are restaurants from Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. The Niagara region rules in romance with 12 of Canada's most romantic restaurants, reinforcing its reputation as the honeymoon capital of the world.
In addition to ambiance, Canadians also favour particular cuisines for their romantic dinners. Steakhouses and Italian restaurants were our top choices while Canadian, Continental and French cuisines were also popular.
"From coast to coast, Canada has endless romantic dining options," said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer, OpenTable. "This year's list is the ideal guide for those looking to spark connection on Valentine's Day and beyond, featuring an array of restaurants that offer memorable experiences, from casual to fine dining."
The list of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in Canada is generated solely from more than 500,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between December 1, 2016 and November 30, 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 "romantic" was selected as a special feature.
Based on this methodology, the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in Canada according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):
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 honored their restaurant reservation can submit a restaurant review. Visitors to OpenTable.com or the OpenTable app can access reviews for thousands of restaurant partners across the globe. The Reviews program has generated more than 60 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 24 million diners per month via online reservations across more than 43,000 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 1.4 billion diners around the world via online reservations. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States. Restaurants are available for reservations in Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish languages.
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