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Just in Time for Mother's Day, OpenTable Reveals its 2019 List of the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in Canada

April 29, 2019

Restaurants Across Eight Provinces Recognized as Top Brunch Destinations for Diners to Celebrate Mom

Diners Can Give Moms the Gift of Being Truly Present at Brunch by Opting Into #DiningMode

TORONTO, April 29, 2019 /CNW/ -- OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), today released its annual list of the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in Canada for 2019. OpenTable data shows that 82 percent of diners book their Mother's Day reservations two weeks in advance, so the list comes at the perfect time to help diners find the best brunch eatery to celebrate the mother figure in their lives.

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Restaurants from coast to coast round out the list, with Ontario having the most restaurants featured (44), followed by British Columbia and Alberta, both with 20. Quebec (9), Manitoba (3), Newfoundland (2), Nova Scotia (1) and New Brunswick (1) also have establishments in the top 100. The Best Brunch Restaurants in Canada list was culled from more than 500,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 3,000 restaurants in Canada.

From the elegant dining at Vancouver'sL'Abattoir Restaurant, laidback rustic dining at Calgary'sBow Valley Ranche Restaurant, the beautiful Grand River views of the recently updated Elora Mill Restaurantand some of Niagara's best winery dining, this year's list features an extensive variety of brunch destinations moms will enjoy.

The annual list comes on the heels of OpenTable's national #DiningMode campaign, a challenge to diners to set aside their phones while dining with mom and connect with those around them this Mother's Day. Diners are now encouraged to give moms the gift of being truly present at a celebratory brunch at any of this year's winning restaurants making honoring the mom in your life easy and more rewarding.

"On Mother's Day 2018, we saw more diners than any other day that year and recognize that celebrating mom is a priority for Canadians," said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable. "The honorees on this year's best brunch list are creating experiences that will dazzle her and make embracing our #DiningMode challenge a snap, with sublime drinks and dishes and friendly service. You won't be tempted to pick up your phone on May 12th at any of these spots."

Canada's 100 Best Brunch Restaurants is generated solely from more than 500,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. 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 "hot spot" was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in Canada for 2019 according to OpenTable diners, are as follows (in alphabetical order):

AgriusVictoria, BC
Ancaster MillAncaster, ON
Arms Reach BistroNorth Vancouver, BC
Arôme - Casino du Lac LeamyGatineau, QC
Bar GeorgeMontreal, QC
The Bauer KitchenWaterloo, ON
The Butchart Gardens - The Dining RoomBrentwood, BC
Bazille - Nordstrom Chinook CentreCalgary, AB
Bistro 67Whitby, ON
Bistro NolahDollard-Des-Ormeaux, QC
Blackshop Restaurant & LoungeCambridge, ON
BotanistVancouver, BC
Bow Valley Ranche RestaurantCalgary, AB
The Bruce Hotel and Restaurant – Stratford, ON
Buca YorkvilleToronto, ON
Cafe BelongToronto, ON
Café BouludToronto, ON
Cambridge MillCambridge, ON
Cannery RestaurantNiagara-on-the-Lake, ON
The Canteen on PortlandDartmouth, NS
Catch 122 Café & BistroVancouver, BC
charbarCalgary, AB
Cibo Waterfront CaféWinnipeg, MB
Deane HouseCalgary, AB
Diwan at the Aga Khan MuseumToronto, ON
The Drawing Room - The Prince of Wales HotelNiagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Earth to Table: Bread BarGuelph, ON
Elbow RoomCalgary, AB
Elora Mill RestaurantElora, ON
ExileSt. John's, NF
FARMHOUSE TavernToronto, ON
FigoToronto, ON
ForageVancouver, BC
Fresh – Toronto, ON (Front St.); Toronto, ON (Yonge and Eglinton) 
Fumaca Brazilian SteakhouseEdmonton, AB
The Gates on Roblin – Headingly, MB
Globe BistroToronto, ON
The Good Earth Vineyard and WineryBeamsville, ON
H4C Place St-HenriMontreal, QC
Hart House RestaurantBurnaby, BC
Harvest Room - Fairmont Hotel MacdonaldEdmonton, AB
Homer Street Cafe & BarVancouver, BC
Honsberger EstateJordan Station, ON
Hoogan & BeaufortMontreal, QC
Isaac's WayFredericton, NB
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop HouseVancouver, BC
Kitchen76 at Two Sisters VineyardsNiagara-on-the-Lake, ON
L'Abattoir RestaurantVancouver, BC
La FabriqueMontreal, QC
La Récolte Espace LocalMontreal, QC
La Ronde - Chateau LacombeEdmonton, AB
Lake House RestaurantVineland, ON
The Lake HouseCalgary, AB
Maison BouludMontreal, QC
The Merchant TavernSt. John's, NF
Miijidaa Cafe + BistroGuelph, ON
Miku RestaurantVancouver, BC
Mythology DinerToronto, ON
The NashCalgary, AB
Neverland Tea SalonVancouver, BC
NeXTStittsville, ON
ONE RestaurantToronto, ON
Otto's BierhalleToronto, ON
Pampa Brazilian SteakhouseEdmonton, AB; Ellerslie, AB
Toronto, ON
Pineridge Hollow – RM of Springfield, MB
Plant Matter KitchenLondon, ON
PlantaToronto, ON
Proof Kitchen and LoungeWaterloo, ON
Provence MarinasideVancouver, BC
Quails' Gate Estate Winery - Old Vines RestaurantKelowna, BC
Ravine Vineyard Winery RestaurantNiagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Restaurant at Peninsula RidgeBeamsville, ON
Restaurant MelisseMontreal, QC
Riverbank BistroSt. Albert, AB
RosalindaToronto, ON
RoyaleCalgary, AB
Rust BistrobarBurlington, ON
SassafrazToronto, ON
Sauce Italian Kitchen & MarketCalgary, AB
Saveur RestaurantVictoria, BC
Smuggler's InnCalgary, AB
Storm Crow ManorToronto, ON
Summit Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort – Malahat, BC
Sunday Brunch - Fairmont Hotel MacdonaldEdmonton, AB
Tea at The EmpressVictoria, BC
The Teahouse RestaurantVancouver, BC
Ten Foot HenryCalgary, AB
Terroni - SummerhillToronto, ON
Tiara Restaurant - Queen's Landing HotelNiagara-on-the-Lake, ON
TOCA - The Ritz-CarltonToronto, ON
Trius Winery RestaurantNiagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Uli's RestaurantWhite Rock, BC
The Vanitea Room a Tea Salon and EateryOttawa, ON
Vero Bistro ModerneCalgary, AB
Vineland Estates Winery RestaurantVineland, ON
WildebeestVancouver, BC
Yellow Door BistroCalgary, AB
The Yellow Pear KitchenSt. Catharines, ON

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To learn more about the #DiningMode campaign, visit: Join the conversation with #DiningMode.

About OpenTable:
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