OpenTable Diners Recognize 14 BC Restaurants in their Best of Canada List for 2017

From outstanding service to one-of-a-kind dining experiences, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, announced the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada for 2017. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 500,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 2,000 restaurants across Canada.

This list illustrates some of the best restaurants in Canada’s elevated hospitality scene, as voted by OpenTable diners. Including establishments with multiple locations, Ontario has the most significant number of restaurants included on the list with 55, followed by Alberta with 17, and British Columbia and Québec each with 14 restaurants. Newfoundland and Labrador are also represented on the list.

For the second year in a row, Italian restaurants proved to be the most popular among diners. French and Canadian cuisine placed second and third, respectively, while restaurants specializing in Japanese, Mediterranean and Contemporary American cuisines also ranked in the top 100.

“Canada has truly come into its own as a global dining destination, and that is evident in the caliber of restaurants on this year’s list,” said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada. “This year’s honourees have excelled at providing world-class hospitality and the finest fare that is a reflection of the nation’s diverse cultural landscape and vast natural resources.”

The 100 Best Restaurants in Canada list is generated solely from more than 500,000 restaurant reviews collected between November 1, 2016, and October 31, 2017. 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.

Based on this methodology, the 14 Best Restaurants in BC according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):

BC’s Best Restaurants for 2017

Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar – Whistler
Bishop’s – Vancouver
Blue Water Cafe – Vancouver
Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill – Vancouver
Five Sails Restaurant – Vancouver
Gotham Steakhouse and Bar – Vancouver
Hawksworth Restaurant – Vancouver
Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca – Vancouver
Miku Restaurant – Vancouver
Nightingale – Vancouver
Osteria Savio Volpe – Vancouver
Quails’ Gate Estate Winery – Old Vines Restaurant – Kelowna
Tavola – Vancouver
Yuwa Japanese Cuisine – Vancouver

What are your thoughts on this list? Did they miss the mark? Is there a culinary gem they forgot to mention, or are they spot on? Chime on the comments below.

The complete list may also be viewed at

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