Have you ever used Open Table to make reservations at a restaurant? The booking and review app has ranked Canada’s Top 100 restaurants in 2016 and Edmonton has nine of them.
The list the Open Table came up with was based on user-reviews left on their website. The developers combed through more than 300,000 consumer reviews covering 1,800 restaurants across the country. That’s approximately 166 reviews or comments per restaurant.
The number one ranked restaurant is Toque in Montreal. The city with the most restaurants on the Top 100 list is Toronto with 32 restaurants, most of them in the Top 10. Ontario had 45 restaurants in all and Alberta was second with 22.
The Open Table developers say that Canadians using the app seem to prefer restaurants that are unique offering brand new food experiences. The Top 100 list is of benefit for local foodies looking for new adventures in dining and is also great for visitors to Edmonton wanting to experience all the city has to offer.
The most popular cuisine? Italian food, followed by Canadian and contemporary French or international cuisines and places that specialize in small plate fare or tapas.
Edmonton is lucky to have these restaurants ranked Nationally. Interestingly, all the Edmonton restaurants are in the inner-city.
Canteen: Located in Westmount at 10522 – 24 Street just above Stoney Plain Road. A casual 50-seat restaurant that doesn’t serve breakfast, however they have a special afternoon menu with snacks from 2:00 to 5:00 pm daily.
Ernest’s at NAIT: 11762 – 106 Street on the NAIT Campus. Opened in 1963 and renovated in 2005, Ernest’s Dining Room as it’s also referred to is where students at NAIT’s Hokanson Centre for Culinary Arts showcase their skills. High end dining and elegant ambiance.
Hardware Grill: 9696 Jasper Avenue in the historic Goodridge Block downtown. It offers private dining rooms, a Chef’s Table menu for parties of six and excellent wine selections.
Louisiana Purchase: 10320 – 111 Street in Oliver. The cuisine is Cajun/Creole and if you don’t think there’s a difference between the two, these experts would love to educate you.
The Marc: 9940 – 106 Street downtown. Casual bistro fare with a lovely patio. Avenue Magazine voted The Marc as having the best steak in town.
Red Ox Inn: 9420 – 91 Street in Bonnie Doon. A small 12-table room that holds just 36 people. Owned by a married couple for the past 15 years who focus on making their guests feel special. They also work closely with local producers and suppliers and have a carefully selected wine list.
Sabor Restaurant: 10220 – 103 Street downtown. Owned by childhood friends who grew up in the city’s north end, Sabor’s cuisine is inspired by the owners’ Spanish, Portuguese and Chilean background.
Solstice Seasonal Cuisine: 10723 – 124 Street in Westmount. The menu is as fresh as the food each dish is prepared with – it changes seasonally which keeps Edmontonians coming back.Tzin Wine & Tapas: 10115 – 104 Street downtown. This place is small and the owners encourage patrons to book ahead. Food is small plate style which is what Canadians have strongly voted for in this Top 100 poll.