Introducing the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada 2015

100 Best Restaurants in Canada 2015

We are pleased to announce the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada 2015. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 275,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 1,600 restaurants across Canada.

The 100 Best list includes award winners from seven provinces, with 41 Ontario restaurants, including Auberge du Pommier,  represented, 20 from British Columbia, such as Hawksworth Restaurant, 19 from Alberta, including Rouge, and 17 from Québec, such as Le Serpent.

For the second year in a row, French fare was the most popular choice among Canadian diners, with Canadian and Italian cuisines placing second and third. Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Syrian cuisines ranked in the Top 100 as well.

The 100 Best Restaurants in Canada are amassed from more than 275,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners who dined at Canadian restaurants between December 1, 2014, and November 30, 2015. All restaurants with a minimum 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 “overall” category along with that restaurant’s rating relative to others in the same metropolitan area and the average number of restaurants reviewed by diners who reviewed that restaurant.Continue Reading

OpenTable Named a Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2016, Wins Employees’ Choice Award

Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2016We are thrilled to announce that OpenTable has been selected  as one of the Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2016. The Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards are based entirely on employee feedback and honor various companies and leaders throughout the world.

The People + Culture team at OpenTable are particularly proud of this honor because it is based on feedback from employees who have voluntarily and anonymously posted their views on Glassdoor, the fastest-growing jobs and recruiting marketplace. To determine the winners of the awards, Glassdoor evaluates all company reviews shared by employees over the past year.

The remarks we have received on Glassdoor have been overwhelmingly positive. OpenTable employees have praised the company for our collaborative environment, great work/life balance, rewarding work, a fun, inclusive culture, and, of course, our awesome happy hours! Below are just a few examples of feedback shared on Glassdoor that contributed toward this win.Continue Reading

Announcing the 2015 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in Canada

Best Restaurants for Groups in CanadaThe holidays are here — and you know what that means: family, friends, and food! Because we know Canadian foodies are going to be dining out in larger party sizes than ever to celebrate all month long, we’re excited to unveil the first ever 2015 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in Canada. The results reflect the combined opinions of more than 275,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 1,600 restaurants in Canada.

The list features restaurants from seven provinces which OpenTable diners have ranked as favourites when dining in groups of five or more. Ontario leads all provinces with 57 winning restaurants including Momofuku DAISHŌ in Toronto. Alberta follows with 17, such as The Italian Farmhouse in Bragg Creek, British Columbia with 16 like Bauhaus Restaurant in Vancouver, and Québec with six such as ONoir in Montreal. The 2015 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in Canada are…Continue Reading

2015 100 Best Restaurants in America — Top 10 Ranked

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the deliciousness of the past year than by unveiling the 2015 100 Best Restaurants in America and highlighting the top 10 honorees. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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The Top 10 Best Restaurants in America, in rank order, include:

  1. St. Francis Winery & Vineyards – Santa Rosa, California
  2. Mama’s Fish House – Paia, Hawaii
  3. Kai-Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort – Chandler, Arizona
  4. Halls Chophouse – Charleston, South Carolina
  5. Sushi Nakazawa-Sushi Bar – New York, New York
  6. Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York
  7. Acquerello – San Francisco, California
  8. n/naka – Los Angeles, California
  9. Daniel – New York, New York
  10. Vetri – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Like the list as a whole, the Top 10 Best Restaurants in America emphasizes revered restaurants that place a premium on striving for perfection, from Mama’s Fish House, which opened its doors in 1973 to n/naka, which opened in 2011. Each honoree provides fare and hospitality that consistently earn rave reviews and attract repeat diners, even though the concepts are quite diverse, including the non-traditional dining experience that is the sublime food and wine pairing experience at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. Its idyllic vineyard setting, six-course menu tailored to compliment specific wine vintages and varietals, and unique value have helped St. Francis build quite a following and earn the number one spot for the second time in three years (scroll down for an inside look at St. Francis). Four of this year’s Top 10 were also present on the 2014 rankings.

Highlighting restaurants with experienced chefs behind the burners, the complete list features honorees in 28 states and the District of Columbia and includes Acquerello in San Francisco, Eleven Madison Park in New York, and Vedge in Philadelphia. California and New York have 16 winning restaurants each, followed by Pennsylvania with 8, Texas with 5, and Arizona, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Virginia with four apiece. Colorado, Florida, and Ohio boast three winners each, while Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington all have two. Idaho, Kansas, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, and Washington, D.C. are also represented.

Established restaurants handily dominated the list; just three winners opened in the last year. Approximately a quarter of the eateries were established within the last five years, and many are more than 20 years old, with at least 14 having been in business in excess of 30 years, including perennial Manhattan favorite La Grenouille, which dates back to 1962. Overall, there are 39 repeat winners from last year’s list. While American and French fare proved overwhelmingly popular, restaurants serving globally inspired fare also made their mark. Multi-course, prix-fixe meals and chefs’ tastings abound, with almost half offering either one or both. The vast majority identify as fine dining restaurants, offering dinner service only, with some even indicating a jacket or formal attire is required. You can read more about the top trends at the 2015 100 Best Restaurants in America here.Continue Reading