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OpenTable Announces 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada for 2016

Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary boast most honourees on list, just in time for summer travel season

TORONTO, June 1, 2016 /CNW/ — With the Victoria Day long weekend in the books, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is welcoming the summer season by unveiling the 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada for 2016. The list reflects the combined opinions of more than 275,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 1,700 restaurants in Canada.

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Featuring restaurants that offer some of Canada’s most stunning views and dining experiences, the complete list includes winners in picturesque regions from coast to coast, all the way from Lake Country, British Columbia, to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Ontario leads all provinces with 41 winning restaurants, followed by British Columbia with 34, Alberta with 18 and Québec with 5.

“Outdoor dining has become a staple in Canada’s highly anticipated patio season, with locals and tourists on the search for the next lush landscape or urban oasis to enjoy the warm weather and a memorable dining experience,” said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada. “The 2016 honourees on our 100 Best Outdoor Dining  Restaurants list illustrate the diverse tastes and inviting outdoors that have come to define Canada’s summer dining scene whether you are on the east coast, west coast or visiting somewhere in between.”

The list of 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada is generated from more than 275,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2015, and April 30, 2016. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews and “overall” rating were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying 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):

19 Okanagan Grill + Bar – West Kelowna, British Columbia
Amsterdam Brewhouse & Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario
Arms Reach Bistro – Vancouver, British Columbia
Arôme – Casino du Lac Leamy – Gatineau, Québec
Aura Waterfront Restaurant + Patio – Victoria, British Columbia
The Bavarian Inn RestaurantBragg Creek, Alberta
Bazille – Nordstrom Rideau Centre – Ottawa, Ontario
The Beach House Restaurant – Victoria, British Columbia
Bella Gelateria & Pizzeria – Vancouver, British Columbia
Biff’s Bistro – Toronto, Ontario
Bistro Nolah – Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Québec
Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant – Richmond, British Columbia
Boathouse Horseshoe Bay – West Vancouver, British Columbia
Boathouse on Kits Beach – Vancouver, British Columbia
Boathouse New Westminster – New Westminster, British Columbia
Boathouse Port Moody – Port Moody, British Columbia
Boathouse White Rock – White Rock, British Columbia
Bonterra TrattoriaCalgary, Alberta
Bow Valley Ranche RestaurantCalgary, Alberta
Brasserie T! – Montréal, Québec
Bridges – Vancouver, British Columbia
The Butchart Gardens – The Dining Room – Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
Cafe Belong – Toronto, Ontario
charbarCalgary, Alberta
The Chase – Toronto, Ontario
Chez Piggy – Kingston, Ontario
CiboCalgary, Alberta
CilantroCalgary, Alberta
Crème Brasserie – Toronto, Ontario
Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company – Vancouver, British Columbia
Dolcetto – London, Ontario
Drake Devonshire Inn – Wellington, Ontario
Edible Canada at the Market – Vancouver, British Columbia
El Catrin – Toronto, Ontario
F’Amelia Ristorante – Toronto, Ontario
The Farmhouse – Barrie, Ontario
The Fifth Grill & Terrace – Toronto, Ontario
Firestone Restaurant and Bar – Lethbridge, Alberta
Glow Fresh Grill & Wine Bar – North York, Ontario
Glowbal – Vancouver, British Columbia
Grapevine Restaurant and Patio at Gray Monk Estate Winery – Lake Country, British Columbia
Harpers Landing – Oakville, Ontario
Hart House Restaurant – Burnaby, British Columbia
Harvest Room – Fairmont Hotel Macdonald – Edmonton, Alberta
Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort – Penticton, British Columbia
Il Buco – Barrie, Ontario
Iron Goat Pub & GrillCanmore, Alberta
Italian Farmhouse Restaurant & BarBragg Creek, Alberta
Juniper Bistro – The Juniper HotelBanff, Alberta
Kasa Moto – Toronto, Ontario
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Windsor Riverside – Windsor, Ontario
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Yaletown – Vancouver, British Columbia
Kitchen76 at Two Sisters Vineyards – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L’Antipasto – Vancouver, British Columbia
La Veranda Osteria – Etobicoke, Ontario
Lake House Restaurant – Vineland, Ontario
Lakeside Dining Room – Hotel Eldorado – Kelowna, British Columbia
Le Chien Noir – Kingston, Ontario
Liquidity Bistro – Okanagan Falls, British Columbia
The Living Room Restaurant Calgary, Alberta
Lure Restaurant & Bar – Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe – Victoria, British Columbia
Maison Boulud – Montréal, Québec
Marben – Toronto, Ontario
Mavor’s Restaurant and Bar – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Miller Tavern – Toronto, Ontario
Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek Winery Oliver, British Columbia
ONE Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario
The Parlour Italian Kitchen & Bar – Edmonton, Alberta
Peller Estates Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Pepperwood Bistro – Burlington, Ontario
PIER 7 restaurant + bar – North Vancouver, British Columbia
Pineridge Hollow – Springfield, Manitoba
Port – Dining, Bar, Patio – Pickering, Ontario
Pure Spirits – Toronto, Ontario
Quails’ Gate Estate Winery – Old Vines Restaurant – Kelowna, British Columbia
Ravine Vineyard Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Redwater Rustic Grille – Aspen EstatesCalgary, Alberta
Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge – Beamsville, Ontario
Restaurant Leméac – Montréal, Québec
The Restaurant at Redstone – Beamsville, Ontario
River CaféCalgary, Alberta
RougeCalgary, Alberta
Scopa Neighbourhood ItalianCalgary, Alberta
Seasons in the Park – Vancouver, British Columbia
Sidecar – Toronto, Ontario
Solē Restaurant – Waterloo, Ontario
Sonora Room Restaurant – Burrowing Owl Estate Winery – Oliver, British Columbia
Spencer’s at the Waterfront – Burlington, Ontario
Steamship Grill & Bar – Victoria, British Columbia
Symons Roadhouse Calgary, Alberta
Tapenade Bistro – Richmond, British Columbia
The Teahouse Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia
The Terrace – Mission Hill Family Estate Winery – Kelowna, British Columbia
TERRONI– Queen – Toronto, Ontario
TERRONI – Yonge – Toronto, Ontario
Treadwell Farm to Table Cuisine – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Trius Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Uli’s Restaurant – White Rock, British Columbia
Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant Vineland, Ontario
Zees Grill – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/best-outdoor-restaurants-in-canada-2016/.

Diners can also read more about the 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada by visiting the OpenTableblog.

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 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 19 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 37,000 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 almost 40 million in Canada. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and available throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Canada,Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, and the UK.

SOURCE OpenTable, Inc.

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