You now have a new list to consult when choosing where to dine out.
OpenTable, an online restaurant reservation and review service, announced its 100 best restaurants in Canada for 2015 on Thursday. Just over 60 per cent of them are repeat winners.
The award winners span seven provinces, but the majority can be found in Ontario (41 restaurants), British Columbia (20), Alberta (19), and Quebec (17).
The greatest number (28) of the top restaurants on the list are in Toronto.
Last year, Toronto also dominated the inaugural eatery rankings from magazine Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants.
Montreal snagged 16 spots on OpenTable’s rankings, while Vancouver earned 13.
Five Edmonton eateries made the cut, as did nine in Calgary and five in the Rockies.
As for the kind of cuisine Canadians crave, OpenTable found French fare to be most popular for the second year in a row. Canadian and Italian cuisines placed second and third.
Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Syrian cuisines ranked in the Top 100 as well.
“From coast to coast, Canadians love to experience great food in exceptional restaurants,” OpenTable Canada’s Ziv Schierau said in a release.
“All the restaurants on this list exemplify the best of what Canadian dining has to offer: incredible food and hospitality, an unforgettable culture and a dining experience that has guests returning again and again.”
Here are the top five restaurants in each major city:
- Hardware Grill
- Harvest Room- Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
- The Marc
- Sabor Restaurant
- Solstice Seasonal Cuisine
OpenTable’s 100 best restaurants were chosen based on more than 275,000 restaurant reviews of roughly 1,600 restaurants submitted by verified OpenTable diners.
A restaurant had to have a minimum number of reviews to be considered. Its overall average rating was taken into account, and then compared against its nearest competitors.
The reviews considered were from Dec. 1, 2014 to Nov. 30, 2015.
You can see the full list of winning restaurants below:
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