Canada’s 100 best restaurants of 2016, according to OpenTable reviewers

Get ready to feast your eyes on the latest batch of 100 Canadian restaurants given top honours by OpenTable — right in time for the holidays.

This group is considered to have the “best overall food and hospitality across the country,” based on more than 480,000 reviews on the online reservation site.

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    Those who dine out will have the most options in Ontario, according to the roundup. The province leads the pack with 45 restaurants, followed by British Columbia with 24, Alberta with 18 and Québec with 11. Manitoba has two eateries that made the cut.

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    Noticeably absent, though, are the Maritimes and Saskatchewan.

    OpenTable recognized the latter last September, when it named Saskatoon’s Little Grouse on the Prairie one of the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada. Chop in Regina, meanwhile, recently made the cut for one of the 50 best steakhouses in Canada.

    The eastern provinces got some love for their own hot spots last month. Fireworks in Prince Edward Island came in third on enRoute magazine’s top 10 and Halifax’s Highwayman pulled into ninth spot.

    Just under half (49) of the restaurants being recognized on OpenTable’s latest list are new additions. They include “indulgent sushi spots to tantalizing trattorias, luxurious vineyards and everything in between.”

    “From established restaurants offering traditional dishes to innovative eateries serving up the best ingredients from across the globe,” said Ziv Schierau of OpenTable Canada. “It’s clear that an elevated atmosphere, exceptional service, and most of all — delicious food — define the best restaurants in Canada.”

    This year Italian was the most popular cuisine among diners, followed by Canadian and French cooking. Japanese, contemporary American, Spanish and Mediterranean cuisines were also highly sought after.

    The complete list is broken down by regions below:



      Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge – Wedgewood HotelBauhaus RestaurantBlue Water CaféCinCin Ristorante + BarFive Sails RestaurantForageGotham Steakhouse and BarGyu-Kaku – VancouverHawksworth RestaurantHomer Street Cafe & BarHy’s Steakhouse EncoreJoe Fortes Seafood & Chop HouseL’Abattoir RestaurantLupo Restaurant & VinotecaMiku RestaurantMinami RestaurantOruOsteria Savio VolpePidginThe Teahouse RestaurantWest Restaurant

    Vancouver Island

      The Butchart Gardens – The Dining Room


      Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar


      Quails’ Gate Estate Winery – Old Vines Restaurant



      Canteen – EdmontonHardware GrillThe MarcSabor RestaurantWoodwork


      ANJUBlink RestaurantBoleroBow Valley Ranche RestaurantHy’s Steakhouse – CalgaryThe Lake HouseThe NashOx and Angela RestaurantRiver CaféTen Foot HenryVero Bistro ModerneWORKSHOP kitchen + culture


      Tapas Restaurant


      529 Wellington – Winnipeg, ManitobaPineridge Hollow – RM of Springfield, Manitoba



      Alo RestaurantAuberge du PommierBentBlu RistoranteBOSK at Shangri-La Hotel TorontoBucaBuca YorkvilleByblos – TorontoBymarkCampagnolo – TorontoCanoe Restaurant and BarThe Carbon BarCarismaChabrolThe ChaseColette Grand Cafe and BakeryDaiLoEstiatorio VOLOSGeorge RestaurantHarbour SixtyHy’s Steakhouse – TorontoJacobs & Co. SteakhouseThe Keg Steakhouse + Bar – MansionThe Keg Steakhouse + Bar – York StreetLeeMiku Restaurant – TorontoMorton’s The Steakhouse – TorontoNota BeneONE RestaurantPatriaScaramouche RestaurantThe Shore Club – TorontoTerroni YONGETOCA – Ritz Carlton TorontoWoodlot


      BackhouseKitchen76 at Two Sisters VineyardsPeller Estates Winery RestaurantRavine Vineyard Winery RestaurantTreadwell Farm to Table CuisineTrius Winery Restaurant


      Trattoria TimoneCucci Ristorante


      Ancaster Mill


      Cambridge Mill


      BonaparteDamasEuropeaLe Club Chasse et PêcheLe FiletLe SerpentMaison BouludO.NoirRestaurant LeméacRestaurant Toqué!Tapeo

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