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Canada's 50 Best Restaurants for Kid-Friendly Dining, According to OpenTable Diners

August 21, 2018

Restaurants spanning five provinces create environments for kids to try new foods, while spending quality time with family

TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2018 /CNW/ -- Many road trips and family vacations take place during the last few weeks of summer when there's a gap between camps and summer programs and the start of the school year. Whether families are embarking on adventures or enjoying local downtime, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), announced today the 50 Best Restaurants for Kid-Friendly Dining in Canada for 2018 to help find quality dining in kid-friendly environments.

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Restaurants from coast to coast round out the list, with Ontario having the most restaurants featured (22), followed by Alberta with 13 and British Columbia with 10. Quebec (4) and Manitoba (1) also have establishments in the top 50.

"Eating out with children exposes them to foods they may not otherwise get at home and helps families connect and socialize, but parents often don't know where to go," said Danielle Binns, Nutritionist and Family Restaurant Consultant. "It's easy to fall into a routine of meals at home and for parents and kids to be distracted. Going out as a family allows families to focus while teaching kids how to be more flexible around what they eat."

"We view restaurant dining as an opportunity for families to bond over delicious food in an engaging atmosphere," said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Offer at OpenTable. "We are excited to connect people who enjoy going to restaurants that strive to accommodate all members of their party, regardless of age. These family dining options encourage togetherness and new food experiences."

Restaurants featured on the list include Toronto'sPiano Piano, which offers a curated kids menu specially designed by Binns and Chef Victor Barry, and Vancouver'sGyu-Kaku, that offers Japanese family-style dining and sharing plates. These restaurants, among others on this year's list, offer variety and variations of foods that appeal to all members of the family.

Canada's 50 Best Restaurants for Kid-Friendly Dining is generated solely from more than 550,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between June 1, 2017 and May 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 "kid friendly" category

Based on this methodology, the 50 Best Restaurants for Kid Friendly Dining in Canada for 2018 according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):

21 Steps Kitchen + Bar – Whistler, BC           
360 The Restaurant at the CN TowerToronto, ON
Ancaster MillAncaster, ON
Benihana at Fairmont Royal YorkToronto, ON
BoleroCalgary, AB
Borealis Grille & Bar – Kitchener, ON
Bow Valley Ranche RestaurantCalgary, AB
Brasa Brazilian SteakhouseNiagara Falls, ON
Cambridge MillCambridge, ON
Canyon CreekToronto, ON (Multiple Locations)
CiboCalgary, AB (Multiple Locations)
ClunyToronto, ON
Copacabana Brazilian Steak HouseToronto, ON (Multiple Locations)
DamasMontréal, QC
Dels Enoteca PizzeriaKitchener, ON
Drake Devonshire InnWellington, ON
El CatrinToronto, ON
Firestone Restaurant and BarLethbridge, AB
Golf's Steak House & SeafoodKitchener, ON
Gyu-KakuVancouver, BC (Multiple Locations)
Industria Pizzeria + BarAnjou, QC
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop HouseVancouver, BC
The Keg Steakhouse + BarCalgary, AB (Multiple Locations)
Kobe Japanese Steak HouseVancouver, BC
Lake House RestaurantVineland, ON
The Melting PotEdmonton, AB
Miijidaa Cafe + BistroGuelph, ON
Miku RestaurantVancouver, BC
ModavieMontréal, QC
Neverland Tea SalonVancouver, BC
Open SesameCalgary, AB
Osteria Savio VolpeVancouver, BC
Pampa Brazilian SteakhouseCalgary, AB (Multiple Locations)
Piano PianoToronto, ON
Pineridge Hollow – RM of Springfield, MB
PlantaToronto, ON
PZA ParlourCalgary, AB
Ravine Vineyard Winery RestaurantNiagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Sauce Italian Kitchen & MarketCalgary, AB
Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & BarToronto, ON
Seasons in the ParkVancouver, BC
Sicilian Pasta Kitchen (South)Edmonton, AB
Smith Bros. Steakhouse TavernToronto, ON
Smuggler's InnCalgary, AB
Tea at The EmpressVictoria, BC
TerroniToronto, ON (Multiple Locations)
Vaticano CucinaEdmonton, AB
Whitewater Brewing Company - Lakeside Brew PubCobden, ON
Wienstein & Gavino'sMontréal, QC
YEW seafood + bar - Four Seasons HotelVancouver, BC

The complete list may also be viewed at

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.


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