Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants for Groups

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Drake Devonshire Inn WellingtonDrake Devonshire Inn in WellingtonWith the holiday season in full swing, it's time to celebrate with friends, family and colleagues. Today, OpenTable unveiled the 2015 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in Canada. The list reflects the combined opinions of more than 275,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 1,600 restaurants in Canada.

The list features restaurants from seven provinces which OpenTable diners have ranked as favourites when dining in groups of five or more. Ontario leads all provinces with 57 winning restaurants, followed by Alberta with 17, British Columbia with 16 and Quebec with six.

"Canadians love to celebrate together during the holidays, and that includes sharing a dining experience with those near and dear to us," said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada. "The restaurants on our 100 Best Restaurants for Groups list provide everything diners could ask for at this time of year, from incredible culinary experiences to superior service and unforgettable company."

The 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in Canada list was generated from more than 275,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2015. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews and "overall" rating were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which "good for groups" was selected as a special feature. 

Based on this methodology, the 2015 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in Canada according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order):

1888 Chop House - Fairmont Banff Springs - Banff, Alberta 
19 Okanagan Grill + Bar - West Kelowna, British Columbia 
Alo Restaurant - Toronto, Ontario 
Ambiyan - Unionville, Ontario 
Ampersand27 - Edmonton, Alberta 
Amsterdam Brewhouse On the Lake - Toronto, Ontario 
Backhouse - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 
Baker Street Station - Guelph, Ontario 
Bauhaus Restaurant - Vancouver, British Columbia 
Bazille - Nordstrom Rideau Centre - Ottawa, Ontario 
Beertown Public House - Waterloo - Waterloo, Ontario 
Benihana - The Royal York Hotel - Toronto, Ontario 
BEVO Bar + Pizzeria - Montreal, Quebec 
The Blue House - Calgary, Alberta 
Bolero - Calgary, Alberta 
Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse - Niagara Falls, Ontario 
Byblos - Toronto, Ontario 
Cafe Chianti - Halifax, Nova Scotia 
The Carbon Bar - Toronto, Ontario 
Chez Piggy - Kingston, Ontario 
CHOP Barlow - Calgary North - Calgary, Alberta 
Cibo - Calgary, Alberta 
Cibo Wine Bar - King St. West - Toronto, Ontario  
Cibo Wine Bar - Yonge Street - Toronto, Ontario 
Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse - Eglinton Avenue - Toronto, Ontario 
Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse - Adelaide St. West - Toronto, Ontario 
dels Enoteca Pizzeria - Kitchener, Ontario 
Drake Devonshire Inn - Wellington, Ontario 
Drake Hotel - Toronto, Ontario 
The Drawing Room - The Prince of Wales Hotel - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 
e.b.o. Restaurant & Lounge - Burnaby, British Columbia 
El Caballito Tequila Bar - Toronto, Ontario 
El Cortez Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar - Edmonton, Alberta 
Ernest's at NAIT - Edmonton, Alberta 
The Farmhouse - Barrie, Ontario  
Federico's Supper Club - Vancouver, British Columbia  
Fork and Cork Grill - Kitchener, Ontario 
Golf's Steak House & Seafood - Kitchener, Ontario 
Gyu-Kaku Nelson Street - Vancouver - Vancouver, British Columbia 
The Hat Resto Pub - Edmonton, Alberta 
The Italian Farmhouse - Bragg Creek, Alberta 
Kasa Moto - Toronto, Ontario 
Kaya Malay Bistro - Vancouver, British Columbia 
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar - Alberni Street - Vancouver, British Columbia 
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar - Dunsmuir Street - Vancouver, British Columbia 
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar - Mansion - Toronto, Ontario 
Kitchen76 at Two Sisters Vineyards - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 
La Pentola - Vancouver, British Columbia 
La Queue de Cheval - Montreal, Quebec 
La Ronde - Chateau Lacombe - Edmonton, Alberta 
La Veranda Osteria - Toronto, Ontario 
Lake House Restaurant - Vineland, Ontario 
Le Chien Noir - Kingston, Ontario 
Le Fumoir RUBS Smokehouse - Laval, Quebec 
Le H4C - Montreal, Quebec 
Liquidity Bistro - Okanagan Falls, British Columbia 
Lula Lounge - Toronto, Ontario 
Marilyn's Bistro & Lounge - Niagara Falls, Ontario  
McKelvies - Halifax, Nova Scotia 
The Merchant Tavern - St. John's, Newfoundland 
Mikado Japanese Cuisine - Southside - Edmonton, Alberta 
Mildred's Temple Kitchen - Toronto, Ontario 
Miller Tavern - Toronto, Ontario 
Minas Brazilian Steakhouse - Calgary, Alberta 
Momofuku DAISHO - Toronto, Ontario 
Neros Steakhouse - Caesars Windsor - Windsor, Ontario 
North & Navy - Ottawa, Ontario 
Notch8 - Vancouver, British Columbia 
Nuba - Kitsilano - Vancouver, British Columbia 
ONoir - Montreal, Quebec 
Open Sesame - Calgary, Alberta 
Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse - Calgary, Alberta 
Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse - Edmonton, Alberta 
Paralia - Toronto, Ontario 
Parlor Foods & Co - Toronto, Ontario 
Pineridge Hollow - RM of Springfield, Manitoba 
PJ's Restaurant in the Atrium - Guelph, Ontario 
Queen Margherita Pizza - Baby Point - Toronto, Ontario 
Queen Margherita Pizza - Dundas West - Toronto, Ontario 
Queen Margherita Pizza - Leslieville - Toronto, Ontario 
Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge - Beamsville, Ontario 
The Restaurant at Redstone - Beamsville, Ontario 
Richmond Station - Toronto, Ontario 
Rosewater - Toronto, Ontario 
Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar - Square One - Mississauga, Ontario 
Scaddabush Italian Kitchen & Bar - Yonge & Gerrard - Toronto, Ontario 
Showcase Restaurant & Bar - Vancouver, British Columbia 
SIDEDOOR Contemporary Kitchen & Bar  - Ottawa, Ontario 
SIGNS Restaurant & Bar - Toronto, Ontario 
Smash Kitchen & Bar - Unionville, Ontario 
Smith Bros. Steakhouse Tavern - Toronto, Ontario 
Tavola - Vancouver, British Columbia 
The Terrace - Mission Hill Family Estate Winery - West Kelowna, British Columbia 
Terroni - Queen Street - Toronto, Ontario 
Terroni - Yonge at Price St. - Toronto, Ontario 
Touro Churrascaria Brazilian Steakhouse & Wine Bar - Richmond Hill, Ontario 
Union Social Eatery - St. Clair - Toronto, Ontario 
Washington Avenue Grill - White Rock, British Columbia 
Wienstein & Gavino's - Montreal, Quebec 
Yiannis Taverna - Edmonton, Alberta

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