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OpenTable Celebrates Patio Season With the 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada

June 13, 2017

Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta top this summer's outdoor dining destinations in this second-annual list

TORONTO, June 13, 2017 /CNW/ -- Grab your sunglasses and appetites! With patio season in full swing, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today announced the 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada for 2017. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 515,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 2,000 restaurants in Canada.

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The official start of summer is almost here and Canadians can take advantage by indulging at some of the best outdoor dining experiences across the country. From the panoramic views of Grapevine Restaurant & Patio at Gray Monk Estate Winery in Kelowna to the vibrant rooftop of The Chase in Toronto, this second-annual list features outdoor tables from coast-to-coast to suit any occasion. Including restaurants with multiple locations, Ontario has the greatest number of restaurants featured with 44, followed by British Columbia with 27 and Alberta with 16. Québec has eight restaurants recognized, while Manitoba has five. Nova Scotia is also represented on this list.

"Canadian patio season never lasts as long as we want. With this list from OpenTable, locals and tourists can spend less time hunting for the perfect spot to grab a drink or share a meal and more time soaking up the beautiful weather," said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada. "From West Coast estate wineries to Rocky Mountain retreats and al fresco urban escapes, this list showcases some of the country's best outdoor dining destinations this summer."

The 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants list is generated solely from more than 515,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 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 "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):

100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada for 2017

19 Okanagan Grill + Bar - West Kelowna, British Columbia
529 Wellington - Winnipeg, Manitoba
Alloy - Calgary, Alberta
Arms Reach Bistro - North Vancouver, British Columbia
Barsa Taberna - Toronto, Ontario
The Bavarian Inn Restaurant - Bragg Creek, Alberta
Bazille - Nordstrom Rideau Centre - Ottawa, Ontario
Beertown Public House - Waterloo, Ontario
Bella Gelateria & Pizzeria - Vancouver, British Columbia
Benchmark - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Bistro Nolah - Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Québec
Blue Water Cafe - Vancouver, British Columbia
Bonterra Trattoria - Calgary, Alberta
Borealis Grille & Bar - Kitchener, Ontario
Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant - Calgary, Alberta
Briggs Kitchen + Bar - Calgary, Alberta
The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room - Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
Cafe Belong - Toronto, Ontario
Chabrol Café - Toronto, Ontario
Charbar - Calgary, Alberta
The Chase - Toronto, Ontario
Chez Leveque - Montréal, Québec
Chez Piggy - Kingston, Ontario
Chop Steakhouse & Bar - Meadowvale - Mississauga, Ontario
Cibo Waterfront Café - Winnipeg, Manitoba
Cilantro - Calgary, Alberta
Cimo Mediterranean Grill - Prince George, British Columbia
CinCin Ristorante + Bar Vancouver - Vancouver, British Columbia
Cluny - Toronto, Ontario
Corrientes Argentine Pizzeria - Winnipeg, Manitoba
Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum - Toronto, Ontario
Dolcetto - London, Ontario
Drake Devonshire Inn - Wellington, Ontario
Drake Hotel - Toronto, Ontario
Earth to Table: Bread Bar - Guelph - Guelph, Ontario
El Catrin - Toronto, Ontario
Electric Mud BBQ - Toronto, Ontario
F'Amelia Ristorante - Toronto, Ontario
FARMHOUSE Tavern - Toronto, Ontario
Figo - Toronto, Ontario
The Glass Monkey - Edmonton, Alberta
Grapevine Restaurant & Patio at Gray Monk Estate Winery - Lake Country, British Columbia
H4C Place St-Henri - Montréal, Québec
Hart House Restaurant - Burnaby, British Columbia
Hillside Winery & Bistro - Penticton, British Columbia
Homer Street Cafe & Bar - Vancouver, British Columbia
Hoogan & Beaufort - Montréal, Québec
Il Buco - Barrie, Ontario
Italian Farmhouse Restaurant & Bar - Bragg Creek, Alberta
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House - Vancouver, British Columbia
Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel - Banff, Alberta
Kasa Moto - Toronto, Ontario
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Multiple Locations (British Columbia, Ontario)
Kitchen76 at Two Sisters Vineyards - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L'Antipasto - Vancouver, British Columbia
The Lake House - Calgary, Alberta
Lake House Restaurant - Vineland, Ontario
Lakeside Dining Room - Hotel Eldorado - Kelowna, British Columbia
Las Margaritas - Vancouver, British Columbia
Le Chien Noir - Kingston, Ontario
Liquidity Bistro - Okanagan Falls, British Columbia
Maison Boulud - Montréal, Québec
Marben - Toronto, Ontario
The Marc - Edmonton, Alberta
Mettawas Station Mediterranean Restaurant - Kingsville, Ontario
Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro - Guelph, Ontario
Miku Restaurant - Vancouver, British Columbia
Nautical Nellies Steak & Seafood House - Victoria, British Columbia
Notkins - Montréal, Québec
ONE Restaurant - Toronto, Ontario
Peller Estates Winery Restaurant - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Pineridge Hollow - RM of Springfield, Manitoba
Pizzeria Gusto - Winnipeg, Manitoba
Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines Restaurant - Kelowna, British Columbia
Radius - Hamilton, Ontario
Ravine Vineyard Winery Restaurant - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge - Beamsville, Ontario
The Restaurant at Redstone - Beamsville, Ontario
Restaurant Lemeac - Montréal, Québec
River Café - Calgary, Alberta
Scopa Neighbourhood Italian - Calgary, Alberta
Seasons in the Park - Vancouver, British Columbia
Selkirk Grille - Heritage Park Historical Village - Calgary, Alberta
Sole Restaurant - Waterloo, Ontario
Sonora Room Restaurant - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery - Oliver, British Columbia
Spencer's at the Waterfront - Burlington, Ontario
The Stubborn Goat Gastropub - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Tableau Bar Bistro - Vancouver, British Columbia
Taverne Square Dominion - Montréal, Québec
The Teahouse Restaurant - Vancouver, British Columbia
The Terrace - Mission Hill Family Estate Winery - West Kelowna, British Columbia
Terroni - Multiple Locations (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
Violino Gastronomia Italiana - Edmonton, Alberta
West Oak Restaurant - Vancouver, British Columbia
Wildcraft - Waterloo, Ontario
Zees Grill - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

The complete list may also be viewed at Diners can also read more about the 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada by visiting the OpenTable blog.

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OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 22 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 42,000 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 more than 51 million in Canada. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom and the United States.

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