The Reviews Are In: Announcing the #OpenTable100 Best Restaurants in Canada 2016

Just in time to ring in a new year of dining, we’re excited to reveal the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada 2016. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 480,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 1,900 restaurants in Canada.

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From indulgent sushi spots to tantalizing trattorias, luxurious vineyards and everything in between, the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada list features exceptional restaurants from provinces across the country. Fifty-one restaurants from last year have again been selected, making room for a number of establishments to be recognized by OpenTable diners on this year’s 100 Best Restaurants list. Ontario leads all provinces with 45 restaurants in the top 100, followed by British Columbia with 24, Alberta with 18, and Québec with 11. Manitoba is also represented on this third-annual list.

For the first time since OpenTable began compiling this list in 2014, Italian proved the most popular cuisine among diners, followed by Canadian and French cuisines placing second and third respectively. Restaurants serving Japanese, Contemporary American, Spanish, and Mediterranean cuisines also ranked in the Top 100.

The list of the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada 2016 is generated solely from more than 480,000 verified OpenTable diner reviews collected between November 1, 2015, and October 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 “overall” category along with that restaurant’s rating relative to others in the same metropolitan area.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order comprise the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada 2016:

100 Best Restaurants in Canada 2016

529 Wellington – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Alo Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario
Ancaster Mill – Ancaster, Ontario
ANJU – Calgary, Alberta
Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar – Whistler, British Columbia
Auberge du Pommier – Toronto, Ontario
Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge-Wedgewood Hotel – Vancouver, British Columbia
Backhouse – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Bauhaus Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia
Bent – Toronto, Ontario
Blink Restaurant – Calgary, Alberta
Blu Ristorante – Toronto, Ontario
Blue Water Café – Vancouver, British Columbia
Bolero – Calgary, Alberta
Bonaparte – Montréal, Québec
BOSK at Shangri-La Hotel Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant – Calgary, Alberta
Buca – Toronto, Ontario
Buca Yorkville – Toronto, Ontario
The Butchart Gardens-The Dining Room – Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
Byblos – Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
Bymark – Toronto, Ontario
Cambridge Mill – Cambridge, Ontario
Campagnolo – Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
Canoe Restaurant and Bar – Toronto, Ontario
Canteen – Edmonton – Edmonton, Alberta
The Carbon Bar – Toronto, Ontario
Carisma – Toronto, Ontario
Chabrol – Toronto, Ontario
The Chase – Toronto, Ontario
CinCin Ristorante + Bar – Vancouver, British Columbia
Colette Grand Cafe and Bakery – Toronto, Ontario
Cucci Ristorante – Oakville, Ontario
DaiLo – Toronto, Ontario
Damas – Montréal, Québec
Estiatorio VOLOS – Toronto, Ontario
Europea – Montréal, Québec
Five Sails Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia
Forage – Vancouver, British Columbia
George Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario
Gotham Steakhouse and Bar – Vancouver, British Columbia
Gyu-Kaku – Vancouver – Vancouver, British Columbia
Harbour Sixty – Toronto, Ontario
Hardware Grill – Edmonton, Alberta
Hawksworth Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia
Homer Street Cafe & Bar – Vancouver, British Columbia
Hy’s Steakhouse–Calgary – Calgary, Alberta
Hy’s Steakhouse–Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
Hy’s Steakhouse Encore – Vancouver, British Columbia
Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse – Toronto, Ontario
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House – Vancouver, British Columbia
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar-Mansion – Toronto, Ontario
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar-York Street – Toronto, Ontario
Kitchen76 at Two Sisters Vineyards – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L’Abattoir Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia
The Lake House – Calgary, Alberta
Le Club Chasse et Pêche – Montréal, Québec
Le Filet – Montréal, Québec
Le Serpent – Montréal, Québec
Lee – Toronto, Ontario
Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca – Vancouver, British Columbia
The Marc – Edmonton, Alberta
Maison Boulud – Montréal, Québec
Miku Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia
Miku Restaurant-Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
Minami Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia
Morton’s The Steakhouse-Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
The Nash – Calgary, Alberta
Nota Bene – Toronto, Ontario
ONE Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario
O.Noir – Montréal, Québec
Oru – Vancouver, British Columbia
Osteria Savio Volpe – Vancouver, British Columbia
Ox and Angela Restaurant – Calgary, Alberta
Patria – Toronto, Ontario
Peller Estates Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Pidgin – Vancouver, British Columbia
Pineridge Hollow – RM of Springfield, Manitoba
Quails’ Gate Estate Winery-Old Vines Restaurant – Kelowna, British Columbia
Ravine Vineyard Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Restaurant Leméac – Montréal, Québec
Restaurant Toqué! – Montréal, Québec
River Café – Calgary, Alberta
Sabor Restaurant – Edmonton, Alberta
Scaramouche Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario
The Shore Club-Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
Tapas Restaurant – Canmore, Alberta
Tapeo – Montréal, Québec
The Teahouse Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia
Ten Foot Henry – Calgary, Alberta
Terroni YONGE – Toronto, Ontario
TOCA-Ritz Carlton Toronto – Toronto, Ontario
Trattoria Timone – Oakville, Ontario
Treadwell Farm to Table Cuisine – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Trius Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Vero Bistro Moderne – Calgary, Alberta
West Restaurant – Vancouver, British Columbia
Woodlot – Toronto, Ontario
Woodwork – Edmonton, Alberta
WORKSHOP kitchen + culture – Calgary, Alberta

In partnership with All-Clad, we will celebrate all winning restaurants with a commemorative pan.

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