100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada

By on June 16, 2017

TORONTO, ON, June, 2017 – 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), has 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.

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 https://www.opentable.com/m/best-outdoor-restaurants-in-canada. Diners can also read more about the 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada by visiting the OpenTable blog.

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