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100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Canada 2018

As we approach the first official day of summer and prime season for patio dining, we’re pleased to unveil the 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Canada 2018. The list ensures that diners across the country can find all the gorgeous patios and refreshing menus to enjoy some summer sunshine.

Restaurant patios across the country have made their way onto this year’s list, with Ontario eateries claiming the greatest number (41) of honourees, followed by British Columbia with 30 and Alberta with 17. Quebec (8) and Manitoba (4) are also represented.

The list includes a variety of different outdoor dining options, from the ocean view patio at Vancouver’s Teahouse in Stanley Park and the charming hidden back patio at Toronto’s Sidecar, to the relaxing lakeside patio at Wellington’s Drake Devonshire Inn.

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining 2018 list is generated solely from more than 550,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018. 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 “outdoor dining” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Canada for 2018 according to OpenTable diners:

19 Okanagan Grill + Bar – West Kelowna, BC
Alloy – Calgary, AB
Amsterdam Brewhouse & Restaurant – Toronto, ON
Arms Reach Bistro – North Vancouver, BC
Arôme – Casino du Lac Leamy – Gatineau, QC
Barsa Taberna – Toronto, ON
The Bauer Kitchen – Waterloo, ON
The Bavarian Inn Restaurant – Bragg Creek, AB
The Beach House – West Vancouver, BC
The Beach House Restaurant – Victoria, BC
Berkeley North – Hamilton, ON
Bistro Nolah – Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, QC
Bonterra Trattoria – Calgary, AB
Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant – Calgary, AB
Brasserie T! – Montréal, QC
The Butchart Gardens – The Dining Room – Brentwood Bay, BC
Cafe Belong – Toronto, ON
Chabrol Café – Toronto, ON
Chop Steakhouse & Bar – Vaughan – Woodbridge, ON
Chula Taverna Mexicana – Toronto, ON
Cilantro – Calgary, AB
CinCin Ristorante + Bar – Vancouver, BC
Deane House – Calgary, AB
Dolcetto – London, ON
Drake Devonshire Inn – Wellington, ON
Earls Kitchen + Bar – King Street – Toronto, ON
Earth to Table: Bread Bar – Guelph, ON
Edible Canada at the Market – Vancouver, BC
El Catrin – Toronto, ON
Elbow Room – Calgary, AB
Estia – Toronto, ON
F’Amelia Ristorante – Toronto, ON
Fayuca – Vancouver, BC
Firestone Restaurant and Bar – Lethbridge, AB
Fishbone By The Lake – Stouffville, ON
The Glass Monkey – Edmonton, AB
Glo Restaurant + Lounge – Victoria, BC
Grapevine Restaurant and Patio at Gray Monk Estate Winery – Lake Country, BC
Harpers Landing – Oakville, ON
Hart House Restaurant – Burnaby, BC
Hillside Winery & Bistro – Penticton, BC
Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort – Penticton, BC
Hoogan & Beaufort – Montréal, QC
Il Buco – Barrie, ON
Italian Farmhouse Restaurant & Bar – Bragg Creek, AB
Juniper Bistro – The Juniper Hotel – Banff, AB
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Windsor Riverside – Windsor, ON
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Yaletown – Vancouver, BC
Kitchen76 at Two Sisters Vineyards – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
La Roca            – Winnipeg, MB
Lake House Restaurant – Vineland, St. Catharines, ON
Lavelle – Toronto, ON
Le Chien Noir – Kingston, ON
Liquidity Bistro – Okanagan Falls, BC
Lov de la Montagne– Montréal, QC
Lure Restaurant & Bar – Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe – Victoria, BC
Maison Boulud – Montréal, QC
The Manor Casual Bistro – Edmonton, AB
The Marc – Edmonton, AB
Mettawas Station Mediterranean Restaurant – Kingsville, ON
Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro – Guelph, ON
Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek Winery – Oliver, BC
ONE Restaurant – Toronto, ON
Oxley Estate Winery – Harrow, ON
Pat Quinn’s Restaurant & Bar – Delta, BC
Peller Estates Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Pineridge Hollow – RM of Springfield, MB
Pizzeria Gusto – Winnipeg, MB
Prairie’s Edge – Winnipeg, MB
Proof Kitchen and Lounge – Waterloo, ON
Provence Marinaside – Vancouver, BC
Pure Spirits – Toronto, ON
Quails’ Gate Estate Winery – Old Vines Restaurant – Kelowna, BC
Ravine Vineyard Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge – Beamsville, ON
The Restaurant at Redstone – Beamsville, ON
River Café – Calgary, AB
Robba da Matti (Yaletown) – Vancouver, BC
Salmigondis – Montréal, QC
Cibo Centre Street – Calgary, AB
Seasons in the Park – Vancouver BC
Sidecar – Toronto, ON
Smack Dab – Kelowna, BC
Sole Restaurant – Waterloo, ON
Sonora Room Restaurant – Burrowing Owl Estate Winery – Oliver, BC
Spencer’s at the Waterfront – Burlington, ON
Tap Restaurant – Surrey, BC
Tapas Restaurant – Canmore, AB
The Teahouse Restaurant – Vancouver, BC
Terrace Restaurant, Mission Hill Family Estate – West Kelowna, BC
Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine- Niagara on the lake – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Trius Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Uli’s Restaurant – White Rock, BC
Vieux-Port Steakhouse – Montréal, QC
Villa Rosa Ristorante – Penticton, BC
Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant – Vineland, ON
Vineyard Terrace Restaurant at CedarCreek Estate Winery – Kelowna, BC
Violino Gastronomia Italiana – Edmonton, AB
Wildcraft – Waterloo, ON
Zees Grill – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

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Photo credit: Steve Li (CinCin).