June 24, 2015 2:06 pm
Updated: June 24, 2015 6:22 pm

Canada’s top patios for outdoor dining, according to OpenTable

Did your favourite outdoor dining spot make the cut?

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TORONTO — Summer, now officially upon us, is synonymous with patio season. And there are plenty of great outdoor dining options to choose from. Online reservation site OpenTable.com has come out with its annual list showcasing 100 of Canada’s best.

“The list of honourees is based on an analysis of more than 275,000 reviews of approximately 1,600 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified diners,” the site reads.

Ontario has 41 of the top patio picks, 20 of which can be found in Toronto and six in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

British Columbia has 29; 19 of them are in greater Vancouver and a handful are in the province’s wine country.

Alberta is home to 17, the majority (13) of which are in Calgary.

WATCH: Food blogger Dan Clapson offers his own top picks for the best patios in Calgary.

Edmonton, Banff, Lethbridge and Bragg Creek each have one spot on the list (respectively: Violino Gastronomia ItalianaThe Bison RestaurantFirestone Restaurant and BarThe Bavarian Inn Restaurant).

So does Manitoba with Pineridge Hollow.

Twelve of Quebec’s outdoor dining spots made the cut. Nine of them are in Montreal.

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Here are the patio picks from four of the top cities on the list:


  1. Biff’s Bistro
  2. The Blake House
  3. Bymark
  4. Cafe Belong
  5. Capocaccia
  6. The Chase
  7. Crème Brasserie
  8. El Catrin
  9. F’Amelia Ristorante
  10. Fat Pasha
  11. The Fifth Grill & Terrace
  12. Marben
  13. Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
  14. Miller Tavern
  15. ONE Restaurant
  16. Origin Restaurant
  17. Patria
  18. Sidecar
  19. Terroni – Queen
  20. Vertical Restaurant & Bar


  1. Arms Reach Bistro
  2. Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant (Richmond)
  3. Boathouse Horseshoe Bay
  4. Bridges
  5. Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar
  6. CinCin
  7. Dockside Restaurant & Brewing Company
  8. Fish House in Stanley Park
  9. Francesco’s
  10. Hart House Restaurant (Burnaby)
  11. Homer Street Café & Bar
  12. Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
  13. The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Yaletown
  14. L’Antipasto
  15. Miku Restaurant
  16. Seasons in the Park
  17. Tapenade Bistro (Richmond)
  18. The Teahouse Restaurant
  19. Ten Ten Tapas


  1. 500 Cucina
  2. Alloy
  3. Bonterra Trattoria
  4. Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
  5. Cibo
  6. Cilantro
  7. Laurier Lounge
  8. The Living Room Restaurant
  9. Oceana Seafood Steakhouse & Bar
  10. River Café
  11. Rouge
  12. Selkirk Grille – Heritage Park Historical Village
  13. Vin Room Mission


  1. Brasserie T!
  2. Chez Lévêque
  3. Confusion Tapas du Monde
  4. La Fabrique Bistrot
  5. Les Deux Gamins
  6. Maison Boulud
  7. Restaurant Le Slang
  8. Restaurant Leméac
  9. Vieux-Port Steakhouse

SOUND OFF: Did your favourite outdoor dining spot get snubbed? Share your own top picks in the comments section below!

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