The 50 Best Restaurants for Kid-Friendly Dining in Canada 2018, According to OpenTable Diners

Best Restaurants for Kid-Friendly Dining in Canada 2018

Many road trips and family vacations take place during the last few weeks of summer when there’s a gap between camps and summer programs and the start of the school year. Whether families are embarking on adventures or enjoying local downtime, we’ve got them covered with the 50 Best Restaurants for Kid-Friendly Dining in Canada 2018 to help find quality dining in kid-friendly environments.

Restaurants from coast to coast round out the list, with Ontario having the most restaurants featured (22), followed by Alberta with 13 and British Columbia with 10. Quebec (4) and Manitoba (1) also have establishments in the top 50.

“Eating out with children exposes them to foods they may not otherwise get at home and helps families connect and socialize, but parents often don’t know where to go,” said Danielle Binns, nutritionist and family restaurant consultant. “It’s easy to fall into a routine of meals at home and for parents and kids to be distracted. Going out as a family allows families to focus while teaching kids how to be more flexible around what they eat.”

Restaurants featured on the list include Toronto’s Piano Piano, which offers a curated kids menu specially designed by Binns and chef Victor Barry, and Vancouver’s Gyu-Kaku, that offers Japanese family-style dining and sharing plates. These restaurants, among others on this year’s list, offer variety and variations of foods that appeal to all members of the family.

Canada’s 50 Best Restaurants for Kid-Friendly Dining is generated solely from more than 550,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between June 1, 2017, and May 31, 2018. 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 “kid friendly” category

Based on this methodology, the 50 Best Restaurants for Kid-Friendly Dining in Canada 2018, according to OpenTable diners, are as follows (in alphabetical order):

21 Steps Kitchen + Bar – Whistler, BC
360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower – Toronto, ON (pictured)
Ancaster Mill – Ancaster, ON
Benihana at Fairmont Royal York – Toronto, ON
Bolero – Calgary, AB
Borealis Grille & Bar  – Kitchener, ON
Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant – Calgary, AB
Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse – Niagara Falls, ON
Cambridge Mill – Cambridge, ON
Canyon Creek – Toronto, ON (Multiple Locations)
Cibo – Calgary, AB (Multiple Locations)
Cluny – Toronto, ON
Copacabana Brazilian Steak House – Toronto, ON (Multiple Locations)
Damas – Montréal, QC
Dels Enoteca Pizzeria – Kitchener, ON
Drake Devonshire Inn – Wellington, ON
El Catrin – Toronto, ON
Firestone Restaurant and Bar – Lethbridge, AB
Golf’s Steak House & Seafood – Kitchener, ON
Gyu-Kaku – Vancouver, BC (Multiple Locations)
Industria Pizzeria + Bar – Anjou, QC
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House – Vancouver, BC
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Calgary, AB (Multiple Locations)
Kobe Japanese Steak House – Vancouver, BC
Lake House Restaurant – Vineland, ON
The Melting Pot – Edmonton, AB
Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro – Guelph, ON
Miku Restaurant – Vancouver, BC
Modavie – Montréal, QC
Neverland Tea Salon – Vancouver, BC
Open Sesame – Calgary, AB
Osteria Savio Volpe – Vancouver, BC
Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse – Calgary, AB (Multiple Locations)
Piano Piano – Toronto, ON
Pineridge Hollow – RM of Springfield, MB
Planta – Toronto, ON
PZA Parlour – Calgary, AB
Ravine Vineyard Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Sauce Italian Kitchen & Market – Calgary, AB
Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar – Toronto, ON
Seasons in the Park – Vancouver, BC
Sicilian Pasta Kitchen (South) – Edmonton, AB
Smith Bros. Steakhouse Tavern – Toronto, ON
Smuggler’s Inn – Calgary, AB
Tea at The Empress – Victoria, BC
Terroni – Toronto, ON (Multiple Locations)
Vaticano Cucina – Edmonton, AB
Whitewater Brewing Company – Lakeside Brew Pub – Cobden, ON
Wienstein & Gavino’s – Montréal, QC
YEW seafood + bar – Four Seasons Hotel – Vancouver, BC

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