Just in Time for Mother’s Day: The 75 Best Brunch Restaurants in Canada

Best Brunch Restaurants in Canada

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we’re excited to make it easier for Canadians to find the perfect place to celebrate mom with the 75 Best Brunch Restaurants in Canada. The awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 275,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 1,700 restaurants across Canada.

The 75 Best Restaurants for Brunch list includes award winners from five provinces. Twenty nine Ontario restaurants, 18 Alberta restaurants, 14 British Columbia restaurants, ten from Québec and four from Manitoba made the list.

In addition to naming the 75 Best Restaurants for Brunch in Canada, OpenTable today released two sets of data on the Mother’s Day habits of Canadians. One set of findings is based on an online survey of 1,568 Canadians conducted between April 18, 2016, and April 21, 20161, while the other is based on reservations made for Mother’s Day 2015 in Canada through OpenTable.

Mother’s Day Canadian Online Survey Findings
Based on an online survey of 1,568 Canadians conducted between April 18, 2016, and April 21, 2016, OpenTable found that:

  • Forty-seven per cent of Canadians who celebrate Mother’s Day will dine out to celebrate this year, on the second busiest dining day of the year across the country.
  • Thirteen per cent of Canadians who celebrate Mother’s Day and dine out try different cuisines/restaurants in their own neighbourhood, while another 13 per cent surprise Mom with a different restaurant every year.
  • Compared to Canadians aged 35 and older, millennials (18-34 years old) who celebrate Mother’s Day are most likely to find at least one part of the day stressful (70 per cent versus 52 per cent). As well, among Canadians who dine out, millennials are most likely to read reviews before selecting a restaurant for Mother’s Day versus Canadians 35 and older (17 per cent versus four per cent respectively).
  • The most common stress experienced by Canadians who celebrate Mother’s Day is finding the perfect gift for mom or an activity that will make mom happy (25 per cent), followed by coordinating schedules so everyone can celebrate together (10 per cent).

OpenTable Canada Findings
Based on Canadian diner reservation data from Mother’s Day 2015, OpenTable found that:

  • Canadians love brunch on Mother’s Day. According to OpenTable diner data, Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for brunch reservations. It’s also one of the busiest Sundays of the year to dine out, with three times more reservations booked as compared to an average Sunday.
  • Canadians are procrastinators. Sixty-four per cent of Canadians wait until the week before Mother’s Day to make their reservation. Fifteen per cent of Canadians book their table on Mother’s Day.
  • Mother’s Day is a family affair: It’s the largest group dining day of the year, with an average reservation size of four guests.
  • Canadian OpenTable diners are adventurous on Mother’s Day. In 2015, 78 per cent of Canadian diners made a reservation on Mother’s Day at a restaurant that they had not booked on OpenTable before.

The 75 Best Brunch Restaurants in Canada are amassed from more than 275,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners who dined at Canadian restaurants between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and 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 “brunch” category.

Based on this methodology, the 75 Best Brunch Restaurants in Canada according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):Continue Reading

Enter the #MomsFaveMeal Mother’s Day Giveaway!

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You’re invited to treat Mom to a meal on us this Mother’s Day! Enter to win one of 10 $150 OpenTable Gift cards in the OpenTable Mom’s Favorite Meal Mother’s Day Giveaway! Share photos of your Mom’s favorite food with @OpenTable on Facebook*, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #MomsFaveMeal. We welcome you to share foods that remind you of your mom, her favorite restaurant, dining experience, or culinary creation, also. Be sure to follow @OpenTable so we can contact you directly if you win.

Each business day, we’ll be giving away one $150 OpenTable Gift card, starting Monday, April 27, 2015, through Friday, May 8, 2015. One entry per social network per person per entry period allowed.

The #MomsFaveMeal giveaway is a heartfelt way to celebrate the mom or mother figure in your life. Remember to tag/credit the chef or restaurant in your post

Entry examples: “Check out #MomsFaveMeal @OpenTable” or “.@OpenTable The carrot-avocado salad @ABCKitchen is my #MyMomsFaveMeal”

Be sure to check your direct messages on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter each day every evening so we can award your prize quickly. The full terms and conditions are after the jump.

And, don’t forget to reserve a table for Mother’s Day on May 10th! And, to make the day extra special, book a table at one of 2015  Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America.

* To enter on Facebook, upload photos from an existing album or your desktop to the OpenTable page.

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On Our Plate: Best Brunches in the U.S.; Mother’s Day $200 Giveaway; Soft-Shell Crabs; Arizona Restaurant Week; S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants

Best way to start a meal? A cold martini -- and the truffled popcorn from the Bar Room at the Modern doesn't hurt either.

Happenings on and around OpenTable…

* We’re celebrating the release of our 2012 Diners’ Choice Awards for Top 100 Restaurants for Brunch in the U.S. Find out if your fave place to celebrate the weekend made our list!

* Enter our Mother’s Day ‘Feed the Mom Who Fed You’ Giveaway! Score one of five $200 gift certificates, plus we’re donating $100 to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign in your favorite mom’s name for each winning entry.

* This week’s restaurant review trendSoft-shell crabs!

* What’s your drink when dining out? Vote in this week’s poll!

* Did you know you can book many of the 2012 Conde Nast Hot Tables right on OpenTable? It’s true!

* Congratulations to the honorees on the 2012 San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Reserve your tables now!

* Did you send the Tweet of the WeekFind out.

* Restaurant Week in Arizona is coming soon. Don’t miss your chance to dine out for less!

And, we’re still hiring! We’re staffing up and looking for talented people to join our team. Check out openings in customer supportengineeringfield operationsfinanceIT and technical servicesmarketingoperations, and sales.

100 Best Restaurants for Brunch: 2012 Diners’ Choice Award Winners!

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Just in time for Mother’s Day, we are thrilled to announce the 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch in the United States.  These awards reflect the combined opinions of nearly 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The list of winners includes Five Points in New York, Proud Bird in Los Angeles, and Town’s End in San Francisco.

Winning restaurants hail from 23 states and Washington, D.C.  Restaurants in the Northeast and Pacific regions each account for 27 places on the list, including 24 in California and 23 in New York. The Southeast boasts 12 wins, with restaurants in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina earning nods. The Mid-Atlantic region claims 18 spots, with seven wins in Washington, D.C., and six in Pennsylvania. Seven Great Lakes restaurants are among the honorees, with standouts in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Minnesota. Six Southwest restaurants are winners, five of which are in Texas. The Rocky Mountain and Central Plains regions are also represented with 2 and 1 wins, respectively.

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