It’s been a long winter. Now that spring is here, Canadians are preparing to pack away the winter boots and step back into the nightlife. To guide them to the latest buzzing spots for a night out, we’re pleased to announce the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada for a Big Night Out 2018. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 550,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 2,500 restaurants in Canada.
With restaurants from 19 cities across nine provinces, the list has options for Canadians from coast to coast. Ontario is the province with the highest number of restaurants for a Big Night Out included (42). Of those establishments, 30 are located in Toronto, which is the most-featured city on the list. Quebec has the second-highest number of restaurants with 23 establishments, followed by Alberta with 16, British Columbia with eight, and Manitoba and Nova Scotia each have three. Rounding out the list are restaurants from Saskatchewan and Newfoundland with two restaurants each while New Brunswick has one establishment featured.
Featured on the list are popular picks for dining with out-of-town friends, such as restaurants with panoramic city views like Portus 360 in Montreal; neighbourhood highlights where locals go for a date night, such as La Banane and STK (pictured above) in Toronto; and newcomers, such as Nightingale in Vancouver, which have caught the attention of foodies in just a few short years. In total, the list features nine new buzzing restaurants that opened in 2017.
Cozy comfort foods, tapas, and fusion foods were among the 44 different cuisines included, but Canadian, seafood, Italian, such as Osteria Savio Volpe in Vancouver (lamb ragu, video below), international, and French were the most popular cuisines.
Based on this methodology, the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada for a Big Night Out 2018, according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):Continue Reading