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100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada for 2018

Summer is finally here and it’s time to dine outdoors! Our 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada list for 2018 highlights restaurants that offer stunning views, delicious cuisine and above all, incredible outdoor dining experiences. The list of honourees is based on an analysis of 550,000+ reviews of more than 2,600 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified OpenTable diners.

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As Voted by OpenTable Diners
Updated January 01, 1
A photo of 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar restaurant

19 Okanagan Grill + Bar

$$$$
Farm-to-table
Kelowna
4.6
1504 reviews
Party of four and we all ordered ribeye…steak perfection! Flavourful , tender and done perfectly. Well done 19. Great evening out.

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Alloy

$$$$
Global, International
Calgary
4.7
3847 reviews
Excellent place for a business lunch, food is always high quality

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Amsterdam Brewhouse & Restaurant

$$$$
Gastro Pub
Harbourfront
4.4
1667 reviews
Finally, a restaurant that will sub out chicken for tofu! Had the most amazing Thai Green Curry with tofu. Definitely going back with my vegan daughter.

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Arôme - Casino du Lac Leamy

$$$$
Steakhouse
Gatineau
4.5
1749 reviews
"Excellente cuisine en plus d'un service exceptionnel, le prix est très abordable pour la qualité de l'établissement. Je recommande pour toutes occasions"


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The Bauer Kitchen

$$$$
Contemporary American
Waterloo
4.7
2951 reviews
Amazing service, delicious food, expensive, but quality food and a safe space to eat when a diner has food allergies - the restaurant takes ingredients seriously!

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The Beach House

$$$$
Seafood
West Vancouver
4.4
3189 reviews
We were very impressed with our server Tannis. She not only assisted us with our wine choice but provided recommendations for our lunch based our dietary restrictions. Tannis definitely added to the wonderful experience we had dining at the Beach House.


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The Beach House Restaurant - Victoria

$$$$
Seafood
Vancouver / British Columbia
4.5
1393 reviews
We had a lovely meal at our beach view table. It was great to see some vegan choices on the menu.

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Berkeley North

$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates
Hamilton
4.8
1250 reviews
Creative dishes served tapas style are ideally sized for sharing. Provides the opportunity to taste a wide range of dishes without being overwhelmed with quantity

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Bistro Nolah

$$$$
Contemporary Southern
West Island
4.7
1204 reviews
Discovered this restaurant 8 months ago and have been back 4 times. Just love Bistro Nolah.


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Bonterra Trattoria

$$$$
Italian
Calgary
4.6
3188 reviews
Lovely welcoming service. Pasta dish with mushrooms much too garlic heavy. Otherwise a favorite spot!

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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

$$$$
Canadian
Calgary
4.7
3360 reviews
Great place to dine, lovely atmosphere and the location is perfect.

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The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room

$$$$
Northwest
Central Saanich
4.9
3440 reviews
We plan to return soon - we enjoyed the Caeser salad, and the salmon dinner was excellent. I ordered the Cauliflower Veggie entree - mostly out of curiosity and love for that veggie, but it was tough to cut, minimal and not flavourful - still we had a wonderful evening in the historic ambience of the house and Dining Room - we also enjoyed a bottle of Moon Curser 2020 Malbec wine - an Osoyoos vineyard that should be congratulated for producing a spicey bold malbec - it is a new favourite!

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Chop Steakhouse & Bar - Vaughan

$$$$
Steakhouse
Vaughan
4.5
1409 reviews
Chop is simply the best place in town to drop by for a warm and exciting setting, awesome staff, and delicious food every time. Today, Cassandra took amazing care of me: she is a superstar! I had the escargot-stuffed mushrooms as my Raptors viewing snack and the incredibly scrumptious flourless torte for dessert along with a cozy hot cup of tea.

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Chula Taberna Mexicana

$$$$
Mexican
Leslieville / Riverdale
4.6
1235 reviews
Incredible service!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, the best! Loved the tacos the zucchini is wonderful!


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Cibo Centre St

$$$$
Italian
Calgary
4.1
1069 reviews
Food was wonderful - portion sizes were very generous and the pasta special I had was packed with flavour. Superb quality and value. Good attentive service.

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Deane House

$$$$
Canadian
Inglewood
4.7
1324 reviews
I was so pleased that our group of 6 was seated in the private seating area at the front of the restaurant. I didn't even request it... but will probably in the future if a group of 6 again. That started the evening off in a very positive note. Our waiter, Alex, was attentive. The kitchen accommodated our specific dietary requests. The food was amazing along with the presentation. A perfect evening, thank you!


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Dolcetto

$$$$
Italian
London
4.6
2026 reviews
Best wine, best authentic Italian food and dining experience! We visit at least 3 times a month and are never disappointed!

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Earls Kitchen + Bar - Financial District

$$$$
American
King West
4.4
2151 reviews
Service was amazing and food did not disappoint! Plenty of selection on the menu and waitress paced with us without rushing. Highly recommend!

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Earth to Table: Bread Bar - Guelph

$$$$
Contemporary American
Guelph
4.7
1409 reviews
It was a nice quiet area as requested and away from large groups of people.

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El Catrin

$$$$
Mexican
Distillery District
4.4
4704 reviews
Amazing coming again . We both loved it . Hope to see you soon again

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F'Amelia Ristorante

$$$$
Italian
Cabbagetown
4.6
1081 reviews
Lovely service and food as always.

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Firestone Restaurant and Bar

$$$$
Canadian
Lethbridge
4.3
1897 reviews
Always fantastic. The Steak Oscar was incredible.

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Fishbone By The Lake

$$$$
Mediterranean
Stouffville
4.6
2100 reviews
Birthday lunch

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The Glass Monkey

$$$$
Global, International
Edmonton
4.7
1170 reviews
Ladies that do lunch - we have always enjoyed the Glass Monkey for our casual lunches. On this particular day very few tables but the sound level is always quiet noisy. There lunch menu has enough of a selection. I would like the restaurant to offer 1 litre of their house wIne, as 1/2 litre isn’t enough for three to four people. Our server was pleasant.

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Glo Restaurant + Lounge

$$$$
Northwest
Victoria
4.5
2335 reviews
Great. Always great. Friendly. Love this place. Need to go more often.

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Harpers Landing

$$$$
Unspecified
Oakville
4.3
1663 reviews
"Harpers is always a great and fun place for dinner. The atmosphere is always rocking. Service last night was amazing and you can’t go wrong with the food... always good!"

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Hart House Restaurant

$$$$
Mediterranean
Burnaby
4.6
2428 reviews
Delicious cuisine and beautiful heritage building.

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Hillside Winery & Bistro

$$$$
Northwest
Penticton / Naramata
4.6
1021 reviews
Its always wonderful to have dinner here probably my favorite place to bring family friends and clients always good food never disappoint would recommend the hillside to all i know and its super nice to see the Chef when he has a minute. Such a nice guy come one come all


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Hooded Merganser at Penticton Lakeside Resort

$$$$
Contemporary American
Penticton / Naramata
4.3
1384 reviews
"Fabulous views and fantastic food! Service was terrific!"

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Hoogan & Beaufort

$$$$
French / Canadian
Montreal East
4.8
1466 reviews
I love the experience and food. Service was excellent.


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Il Buco

$$$$
Italian
Barrie
4.8
995 reviews
Always a delicious meal and a great ambiance. Very nice servers as well. Would highly recommend this restaurant to friends!


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Italian Farmhouse Restaurant & Bar

$$$$
Contemporary Italian
Bragg Creek
4.7
1737 reviews
Love this place

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Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel

$$$$
Canadian
Banff
4.4
1143 reviews
Outstanding: food, service, Canadian wine list. Do not miss the Juniper Bistro.


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The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Windsor Riverside

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown Windsor
4.5
2081 reviews
3 of our meals were great ! The one vegetarian meatloaf wasn’t good but the cook and our server accommodated us for it and we were very happy with our experience. Thank you Keg for making our special occasion wonderful

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The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Yaletown

$$$$
Steakhouse
Yaletown
4.5
2117 reviews
We really enjoyed eating at the Keg and look forward visiting your restaurant soon!

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Kitchen76 at Two Sisters Vineyards

$$$$
Italian
Niagara-on-the-Lake
4.7
4212 reviews
Ate here for the first time two weeks ago--loved it so much, I knew I wanted to go back on a recent return trip to NOTL. Two Sisters provides excellent service of creative food and delicious wine in a stunning settling. Definitely worth the trip. PS. Try the burrata!

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La Roca

$$$$
Mexican
South Portage
4.6
718 reviews
Great tacos, great seating and fantastic service.

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Lake House Restaurant

$$$$
Steak
St. Catharines
4.7
5925 reviews
We had a fantastic time - it was our first time there. The staff was friendly, the food was good value, and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. We had a great time! Will definatey be back.

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LOV de la Montagne

$$$$
Vegan
Downtown
4.4
1552 reviews
Stylish restaurant, delicious food, very friendly and attentive service.

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Maison Boulud

$$$$
Contemporary French
Downtown
4.7
2241 reviews
Like always, its one of the best in Montreal ! Service + Quality

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Mettawas Station Mediterranean Restaurant

$$$$
Italian
South Windsor
4.6
1189 reviews
A great night with amazing food and wonderful service! Definitely going back

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Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek Winery

$$$$
Mediterranean
Oliver
4.6
1892 reviews
Fine friendly dining and bar none best restaurant in the Okanagan. Excellent service and beautiful flavourful cuisine.


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ONE Restaurant

$$$$
Contemporary French / American
Yorkville
4.6
1371 reviews
Always delicious, always great service.

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Pat Quinn's Restaurant & Bar

$$$$
Contemporary American
Delta
4.6
1406 reviews
"This place never disappoints. Great food. Great service. Nice scenery. I had the maple soy salmon sandwich but asked for it on a brioche bun instead of bread. Hubby had the Fish & Chips and our friend had a deconstructed Niçoise Salad. Everything was excellent. Wine is reasonable and they have a good happy hour as well."

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The Winery Restaurant at Peller Estates

$$$$
Continental
Niagara-on-the-Lake
4.6
4182 reviews
Fabulous wine and food! Beautiful property, restaurant and great staff!


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Pizzeria Gusto

$$$$
Pizzeria
Academy Road
4.7
1499 reviews
Bruschetta and meatballs not their best work. Rizzuto y Funghi a masterpiece. Cavaletti Pasta w sausage very good. Pizza awesome. Wines nicely selected, varied and grouped. Good value. Our waitress Breanne was incredible. Quite a fun and quirky character. Very attentive.

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Prairie's Edge

$$$$
American
Kildonan
4.5
1396 reviews
Enjoyed a relaxed Saturday lunch, food was very good and will return.

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Proof Kitchen and Lounge

$$$$
Contemporary Canadian
Waterloo
4.1
1370 reviews
Food was perfect! Bacon wrapped beef tenderloin with blue cheese steak topper medium rare was cooked perfectly and paired just right with nice red wine. Portion size is great and service was perfect!

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Provence Marinaside

$$$$
Seafood
Yaletown
4.7
2803 reviews
"What a lucky find! We were staying up the street at Opus Hotel and found this restaurant on Open Table. I'm so glad we went! The drinks were great, the food was delicious and service was really friendly! We sat in the dining room but the patio doors were open and the heat lamps were on so it was the perfect atmosphere. I highly recommend this spot!"

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Pure Spirits

$$$$
Seafood
Distillery District
4.5
2023 reviews
great setting to eat and catchup with friends family et

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Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate Winery

$$$$
Northwest
Kelowna
4.7
4893 reviews
As always, the food and service was outstanding. The only blemish on an otherwise fantastic experience was that the restaurants furnace had died earlier that evening so it was quite cold inside the restaurant and yet we were seated next to the nano-doors which are always drafty anyways despite some open tables further inside the restaurant away from the cold.

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Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge

$$$$
Continental
Lincoln
4.7
1183 reviews
Absolutely wonderful. Food delicious. Prompt friendly service. We'll keep going

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The Restaurant at Redstone

$$$$
Canadian
Niagara-on-the-Lake
4.6
1627 reviews
Excellent lunch, great place for a quiet dinner for 2 or an upscale dinner for family and gatherings. Highly recommend.


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River Café

$$$$
Canadian
Calgary
4.5
4000 reviews
What a quaint location for a delicious bite. The staff were very friendly and attentive. A welcome respite from the cold day outside, even with a fire going nearby our seats. Would love to go back and further explore the menu, as we just had a few things to try.


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Seasons in the Park

$$$$
Northwest
Vancouver / British Columbia
4.6
5551 reviews
The food was exquisite.

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Maestro’s

$$$$
Mediterranean
Kelowna
4.1
787 reviews
Fantastic service, great food, and amazing cocktails.

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Sole Restaurant

$$$$
Mediterranean
Waterloo
4.5
1876 reviews
Again an excellent dinner! The service was impeccable and the food terrific Highly recommended. We'll be back.

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Sonora Room Restaurant - Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

$$$$
Farm-to-table
Oliver
4.7
1380 reviews
We just love Sonora room at Burrowing Owl winery. Delicious food. We can hear our guests talk. So comfortable. No rush to get you out the door. Thank you Jeremy and Ali for great service and accommodating our nuances. And the Sauvignon Blanc... Perfect.

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Spencer's at the Waterfront

$$$$
Steakhouse
Burlington
4.5
4449 reviews
Business meeting but with a friend. One of my favourite places to dine and invite friends. Great service, unbelievable food and extraordinary ambiance that is truly Spencer’s!!


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Sauvage Restaurant

$$$$
Canadian
Canmore
4.6
2403 reviews
We dined in a group of 6 and loved it. From the moment we walked i in the staff was INCREDIBLE. Drinks arrived quickly. The timing of the food was well spaced out. The food itself was absolutely delicious. We did a 3 course tasting menu that came with a delicious amuse bouche and a sample off the menu. The three courses were larger than expected for the price of the meal. Everything was perfect. We will be back!


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The Teahouse Restaurant

$$$$
Northwest
Vancouver / British Columbia
4.5
3526 reviews
The service and food was excellent! Sandy and Amy made our celebration extra special. We have had several celebrations at the Teahouse and each visit was wonderfully memorable. Many thanks.

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Terrace Restaurant, Mission Hill Family Estate

$$$$
Northwest
Kelowna
4.8
2381 reviews
We had a very lovely meal at the terrace restaurant Mission Hill family estate. Our server was professional and very informative. The panoramic views and quiet setting create an unforgettable dining experience, absolutely the best the Valley has to offer. The chef prepared meals- from the appetizers to the main dishes as well as dessert were creative and brilliantly composed offering the best balance of freshness and flavour imaginable.

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Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine- Niagara on the lake

$$$$
Canadian
Niagara-on-the-Lake
4.7
3472 reviews
Amazing food. Great value and service. Will return again. Thank you!


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Trius Winery Restaurant

$$$$
Continental
Niagara-on-the-Lake
4.7
3800 reviews
The service was outstanding - they paired my salmon with a gorgeous Chardonnay that complimented the meal perfectly. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. I would highly recommend for a special occasion or night out.

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Uli's Restaurant

$$$$
Global, International
White Rock
4.5
1309 reviews
Bartender Hayley was pleasant as usual and made me a superb cocktail.

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Vieux-Port Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Old Montreal
4.2
2469 reviews
Food here is delicious and would definitely go again.


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Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant

$$$$
Continental
Vineland
4.7
2500 reviews
The view of the vineyards is beautiful. Service very attentive. Great varied menu. Food is delicious and well presented. Eine pairing outstanding

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Home Block at CedarCreek Estate Winery

$$$$
Winery
Kelowna
4.8
2015 reviews
First class as always


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Violino Gastronomia Italiana

$$$$
Italian
Glenora
4.5
1648 reviews
We came from out of town because we heard about the fettuccini in the cheese wheel. We will definitely come back for the food and the atmosphere! Amazing service and the smaller dining rooms make it feel so cozy and like you are with family. The rice ball appetizer was absolutely amazing!

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Wildcraft

$$$$
Contemporary American
Waterloo
4.6
2852 reviews
We had a company anniversary party in a private room downstairs. Everything was excellent. We even received some complimentary desserts

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Zees Grill

$$$$
Contemporary Canadian
Niagara-on-the-Lake
4.6
2458 reviews
First time and surely will not be my last visit. It will be first on my list when I next visit NOTL

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