With wine harvest season upon us, we’re pleased to raise a glass to the 50 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers in Canada 2017. These awards recognize restaurants with notable wine lists and reflect the combined opinions of more than 515,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 2,000 restaurants in Canada.
Featuring restaurants offering exclusive vintages from world-renowned European vineyards to those with a focus on wine from the local cellars of the Okanagan Valley and Niagara Peninsula, this list highlights some of the country’s best wine lists, including Sooke Harbour House in Sooke, British Columbia, and Raymonds in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Ontario has the greatest number of restaurants included with 20, followed by British Columbia with 13, and Alberta with seven. Québec has six restaurants recognized, while Nova Scotia has two. Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador are also represented on this list.
The 50 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers 2017 list is generated solely from more than 515,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between August 1, 2016, and July 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 “notable wine list” was selected as a special feature.
Based on this methodology, the 50 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers in Canada 2017 according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):