Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining, According to OpenTable Diners

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining, According to OpenTable Diners

Restaurants spanning five provinces recognized as top outdoor dining destinations

 

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’s Teahouse in Stanley Park and the charming hidden back patio at Toronto’s Sidecar, to the relaxing lakeside patio at Wellington’s Drake Devonshire Inn.

 

Other Vancouver restaurants included as top outdoor dining spots include:

 

Some of the cocktail trends for outdoor dining season, according to Darcy from the Provence Marinaside include:

 

  • Fruity cocktails. As temperatures rise, outdoor diners start ordering fruity and refreshing cocktails like Margaritas, Daiquiris, and Mai Tais. Ask Darcy about “The Afternoon Delight” a sherry-based cocktail, tartaned with passionfruit puree. It’s made with Harvey’s Bristol Cream sherry, honey, passionfruit puree, Angostura bitters, and fortified with a local gin, Queensborough.

 

  • Light and refreshing. People will often order drinks with a lower ABV such as Aperol Spritzers or Pimm’s Cups, that can be enjoyed over a long period of time. As for refreshing, ask Darcy about “The Silk Belt” is a cucumber gin sour. Its light, crisp, and a little bit sweet. It’s made with Bombay Sapphire East gin, cucumber syrup, lemon, and egg white for foamy texture.

 

 

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’s Teahouse in Stanley Park and the charming hidden back patio at Toronto’s Sidecar, to the relaxing lakeside patio at Wellington’s Drake 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.

 

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Canada for 2018 according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at https://www.opentable.com/lists/ca-best-outdoor-restaurants-2018

 

19 Okanagan Grill + Bar – West Kelowna, BC

Alloy – Calgary, AB

Amsterdam Brewhouse & Restaurant – Toronto, ON

Arms Reach Bistro – North Vancouver, BC

Arôme – Casino du Lac Leamy – Gatineau, QC

Barsa Taberna – Toronto, ON

The Bauer Kitchen – Waterloo, ON

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant – Bragg Creek, AB

The Beach House – West Vancouver, BC

The Beach House Restaurant – Victoria, BC

Berkeley North – Hamilton, ON

Bistro Nolah – Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, QC

Bonterra Trattoria – Calgary, AB

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant – Calgary, AB

Brasserie T! – Montréal, QC

The Butchart Gardens – The Dining Room – Brentwood Bay, BC

Cafe Belong – Toronto, ON

Chabrol Café – Toronto, ON

Chop Steakhouse & Bar – Vaughan – Woodbridge, ON

Chula Taverna Mexicana – Toronto, ON

Cilantro – Calgary, AB

CinCin Ristorante + Bar – Vancouver, BC

Deane House – Calgary, AB

Dolcetto – London, ON

Drake Devonshire Inn – Wellington, ON

Earls Kitchen + Bar – King Street – Toronto, ON

Earth to Table: Bread Bar – Guelph, ON

Edible Canada at the Market – Vancouver, BC

El Catrin – Toronto, ON

Elbow Room – Calgary, AB

Estia – Toronto, ON

F’Amelia Ristorante – Toronto, ON

Fayuca – Vancouver, BC

Firestone Restaurant and Bar – Lethbridge, AB

Fishbone By The Lake – Stouffville, ON

The Glass Monkey – Edmonton, AB

Glo Restaurant + Lounge – Victoria, BC

Grapevine Restaurant and Patio at Gray Monk Estate Winery – Lake Country, BC

Harpers Landing – Oakville, ON

Hart House Restaurant – Burnaby, BC

Hillside Winery & Bistro – Penticton, BC

Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort – Penticton, BC

Hoogan & Beaufort – Montréal, QC

Il Buco – Barrie, ON

Italian Farmhouse Restaurant & Bar – Bragg Creek, AB

Juniper Bistro – The Juniper Hotel – Banff, AB

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Windsor Riverside – Windsor, ON

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Yaletown – Vancouver, BC

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

La Roca           – Winnipeg, MB

Lake House Restaurant – Vineland, St. Catharines, ON

Lavelle – Toronto, ON

Le Chien Noir – Kingston, ON

Liquidity Bistro – Okanagan Falls, BC

Lov de la Montagne– Montréal, QC

Lure Restaurant & Bar – Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe – Victoria, BC

Maison Boulud – Montréal, QC

The Manor Casual Bistro – Edmonton, AB

The Marc – Edmonton, AB

Mettawas Station Mediterranean Restaurant – Kingsville, ON

Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro – Guelph, ON

Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek Winery – Oliver, BC

ONE Restaurant – Toronto, ON

Oxley Estate Winery – Harrow, ON

Pat Quinn’s Restaurant & Bar – Delta, BC

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

Pineridge Hollow – RM of Springfield, MB

Pizzeria Gusto – Winnipeg, MB

Prairie’s Edge – Winnipeg, MB

Proof Kitchen and Lounge – Waterloo, ON

Provence Marinaside – Vancouver, BC

Pure Spirits – Toronto, ON

Quails’ Gate Estate Winery – Old Vines Restaurant – Kelowna, BC

Ravine Vineyard Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge – Beamsville, ON

The Restaurant at Redstone – Beamsville, ON

River Café – Calgary, AB

Robba da Matti (Yaletown) – Vancouver, BC

Salmigondis – Montréal, QC

Cibo Centre Street – Calgary, AB

Seasons in the Park – Vancouver BC

Sidecar – Toronto, ON

Smack Dab – Kelowna, BC

Sole Restaurant – Waterloo, ON

Sonora Room Restaurant – Burrowing Owl Estate Winery – Oliver, BC

Spencer’s at the Waterfront – Burlington, ON

Tap Restaurant – Surrey, BC

Tapas Restaurant – Canmore, AB

The Teahouse Restaurant – Vancouver, BC

Terrace Restaurant, Mission Hill Family Estate – West Kelowna, BC

Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine- Niagara on the lake – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

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

Uli’s Restaurant – White Rock, BC

Vieux-Port Steakhouse – Montréal, QC

Villa Rosa Ristorante – Penticton, BC

Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant – Vineland, ON

Vineyard Terrace Restaurant at CedarCreek Estate Winery – Kelowna, BC

Violino Gastronomia Italiana – Edmonton, AB

Wildcraft – Waterloo, ON

Zees Grill – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

 

About OpenTable:

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.

 

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