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Okanagan restaurant one of the top 100 in Canada

Reservation-booking site OpenTable announced its picks for the best restaurants in Canada for 2016, and a West Kelowna spot made the list.

Reservation-booking site OpenTable announced its picks for the best restaurants in Canada for 2016, and a West Kelowna spot made the list.

Quails Gate was listed among the Top 100 restaurants in Canada for having the “best overall food and hospitality across the country,” according to 480,000 reviews by verified OpenTable diners at more than 1,900 restaurants.

It was the only Okanagan mention, although B.C. in general fared well with 24 restaurants throughout getting a nod.

Ontario  had 45 restaurants listed, Alberta had 18 and Québec came out with 11. Manitoba has two eateries that made the cut.

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 honourees on the 100 Best Restaurants list — from established restaurants offering traditional dishes to innovative eateries serving up the best ingredients from across the globe — illustrate the finest culinary experiences in Canada as determined by OpenTable diners for 2016,” said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada. “It’s clear that an elevated atmosphere, exceptional service, and most of all, delicious food, define the best restaurants in Canada.”

Based on this methodology, the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):

Based on this methodology, the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):

  • 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, 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 
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  • 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 – West 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