OpenTable Reveals Canada’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants


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.

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.


The list includes celebrated romantic spots such as Seasons in the Park with its stunning panoramic view of Vancouver’s skyline, Montreal’s French classic Restaurant Le Continental and the charming Inn on the Twenty in Niagara.


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):


1888 Chop House – Fairmont Banff Springs – Banff, Alberta

360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower – Toronto, Ontario

529 Wellington – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Aberfoyle Mill – Guelph, Ontario

Adega Restaurante – Toronto, Ontario

AG at The Sterling – Niagara Falls, Ontario

Ancaster Mill – Ancaster, Ontario

AquaTerra – Kingston, Ontario

Arôme – Casino du Lac Leamy – Gatineau, Quebec

Atelier – Ottawa, Ontario

Auberge du Pommier – Toronto, Ontario

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant – Calgary, Alberta

Bishop’s – Vancouver, British Columbia

Blu Ristorante – Toronto, Ontario

Bonaparte – Montréal, Québec

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant – Calgary, Alberta

The Butchart Gardens – The Dining Room – Victoria, British Columbia

Cafe Carlo – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Cafe Chianti – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Cambridge Mill – Cambridge, Ontario

Cannery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Carne Italian Chophouse – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Chambre à Part – Montréal, Québec

Charcoal Steak House – Kitchener, Ontario

Chop Steakhouse & Bar – Regina – Regina, Saskatchewan

Cucci Ristorante – Oakville, Ontario

da Maurizio – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Da Vinci Ristorante – Montréal, Québec

Days on Front – Kingston, Ontario

The Drawing Room – The Prince of Wales Hotel – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Eden – Rimrock Resort Hotel – Banff, Alberta

Europea – Montréal, Québec

Five Sails Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia

Golf’s Steak House & Seafood – Kitchener, Ontario

Grapevine Restaurant and Patio at Gray Monk Estate Winery – Kelowna, British Columbia

Hardware Grill – Edmonton, Alberta

Hart House Restaurant – Burnaby, British Columbia

Harvest Room – Fairmont Hotel Macdonald – Edmonton, Alberta

HOBNOB Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Hy’s Steakhouse – Winnipeg – Winnipeg, Manitoba

Il Buco – Barrie, Ontario

Ile Flottante (former Les Deux Singes) – Montréal, Québec

Inn on the Twenty – Niagara, Ontario

Italian by Night – Saint John, New Brunswick

Italian Farmhouse Restaurant & Bar – Bragg Creek, Alberta

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Multiple Locations (Toronto, Ontario)

King Street Trio – Waterloo, Ontario

Kitchen76 at Two Sisters Vineyards – Niagara-on-the-Lake

La Ronde – Chateau Lacombe – Edmonton, Alberta

The Lake House – Calgary, Alberta

Lake House Restaurant – St. Catharines, Ontario

Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa – Cambridge, Ontario

LaurieRaphael – Quebec – Québec City, Québec

Le Baccara – Casino du Lac Leamy – Gatineau, Québec

Liquidity Bistro – Okanagan Falls, British Columbia

Little Grouse on the Prairie – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Madison’s Grill – Union Bank Inn – Edmonton, Alberta

The Melting Pot – Edmonton – Edmonton, Alberta

Mettawas Station Mediterranean Restaurant – Windsor, Ontario

Neros Steakhouse – Caesars Windsor – Windsor, Ontario

Nineteen XIX – Multiple Locations – Edmonton, Alberta

North and Navy – Ottawa, Ontario

Old Surrey Restaurant – Surrey, British Columbia

ONoir – Montréal, Québec

Oxley Estate Winery – Windsor, Ontario

Peller Estates Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Portus 360 – Montréal, Québec

The Press Gang – Halifax, Nova Scotia

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

Quails’ Gate Estate Winery – Old Vines Restaurant – Kelowna, British Columbia

Raymonds – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Red Ox Inn – Edmonton, Alberta

Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Restaurant e18hteen – Ottawa, Ontario

Restaurant Le Continental – Québec City, Québec

Rouge – Calgary, Alberta

Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Edmonton – Edmonton, Alberta

Sabor Restaurant – Edmonton, Alberta

The Salmon House – Vancouver, British Columbia

Saveur Restaurant – Victoria, British Columbia

Scaramouche Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario

Seasons in the Park – Vancouver, British Columbia

The Soca Kitchen – Ottawa, Ontario

Sorrentino’s Stony Plain – Edmonton, Alberta

Sterling Restaurant – Gatineau, Québec

Steveston Seafood House – Vancouver, British Columbia

Stone House Restaurant – Burlington, Ontario

Take Five Bistro – Windsor, Ontario

Tap Restaurant – Surrey, British Columbia

Tapas Restaurant – Canmore, Alberta

The Teahouse Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia

Tiara Restaurant – Queen’s Landing Hotel – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Trius Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Twisted Lemon – Cayuga, Ontario

Tzin Wine & Tapas – Edmonton, Alberta

Verses Restaurant – Montréal, Québec

Villa Firenze – Calgary, Alberta

Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant – Niagara Falls, Ontario

Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Winebar – Niagara Falls, Ontario

Woodlot – Toronto, Ontario

Diners can also read more about the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in Canada by visiting the OpenTable blog.

Follow OpenTable Canada on Twitter: @OpenTableCanada

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 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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