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Nine Niagara restaurants among best for outdoor dining

OpenTable has released its annual Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Canada 2024
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Tiara Restaurant at the Queen's Landing Hotel made the list of Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Canada 2024

OpenTable is helping Canadians embrace the warmer days ahead with the release of its annual Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Canada 2024. The list is compiled by analyzing more than 1.1 million diner reviews and metrics, including diner ratings and the percentage of restaurants for which "Outdoor Dining" was selected as a special feature.(1) 

“There is no temperature too cold to deter Canadians from dining outdoors amongst views and fresh air, with several cities, including Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg, seating diners outdoors as early as January 1,”(2) says Matt Davis, Country Director Canada. “From patios to rooftops, our list of Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining has an alfresco dining setting for all, including Amsterdam Brewhouse and Restaurant’s patio looking over the Toronto waterfront to the Rockies towering above Bridgette Bar in Canmore.”  

Wineries, breweries and taverns with producers of brews and bubbles for their outdoor fare.    

  • The Good Earth Vineyard And Winery in Niagara is an oasis, surrounded by gardens, orchards and vineyards, featuring dishes as stunning as the views, like the Iberico Pluma Pork and the Ricotta Gnudi.  
  • Fresh local ingredients and vineyard views make Old Vines Restaurant at Quail’s Gate Winery a B.C. standout for outdoor dining, where guests can enjoy Oysters on the Half Shell and Pan Seared Ling Cod amongst the vines.   

Spots with year-round patios remain popular into the summer months.  

  • Views of Montréal’s Place Jacques-Cartier, the St. Lawrence River and the Ferris wheel can be taken in from the year-round patio at Terrasse William Gray, best enjoyed alongside their Salade Niçoise Revisitée or the Pavé de Saumon.   
  • El Catrin’s patio is as vibrant as the Mexican food they serve, and open in Toronto’s Distillery District year-round, where guests can enjoy a variety of tacos in the winter air or summer heat.  

The following restaurants in Ontario, in alphabetical order, are included in the list of Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Canada for 2024, according to OpenTable diners.  

335 on the Ridge - Ridgeway 
Allen's - Toronto 
Amsterdam Brewhouse & Restaurant - Toronto 
Arlo - Ottawa 
Bar Lupulus - Ottawa 
Bardo Guelph - Guelph 
Beertown Public House - East Gwillimbury 
Bricks and Barley - Virgil 
Burro - Burlington 
Capeesh Kitchen & Cellar - Paris 
Crowsfoot Smokehaus - Conestogo 
Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum - Toronto 
Dolcetto - London 
Downtown Bistro & Grill - Burlington 
Eddington's of Exeter - Exeter 
El Catrin - Toronto 
El Pocho Antojitos Bar - Toronto 
Fabbrica At Thornbury - Thornbury 
Flame and Smith - Bloomfield 
Harbour House Waterfront Eatery - Windsor 
Harpers Landing - Oakville 
Hemingway's - Toronto 
HOTHOUSE - Toronto 
Il Postino - Unionville 
KŌST - Toronto 
La Vecchia - Marine Parade - Etobicoke 
Lake House Restaurant - Vineland 
Miller Tavern - Toronto 
Mira Mira Diner - Toronto 
Nodo - Liberty - Toronto 
One Fine Food - Peterborough 
Parallel - Toronto 
Posta Ital Bar Cucina - Mississauga 
Puddicombe House - New Hamburg 
Social - Ottawa 
Sole Restaurant - Waterloo 
Spencer's at the Waterfront - Burlington 
Stillwaters Plate and Pour - Brantford 
The Friendly Society - Elora 
The Glen Tavern - Halton Hills 
The Good Earth Vineyard And Winery - Beamsville 
The Keg Steakhouse + Bar - Windsor Riverside - Windsor 
The KTCHN - Oro-Medonte 
The Mule - London 
The North Coal - Burlington 
The Royal Hotel - Prince Edward 
The Sandbar Waterfront Grill - Lakeshore 
The Toronto Beach Club - Toronto 
The Winery Restaurant at Peller Estates - Niagara-on-the-Lake 
Tiara Restaurant - Queen's Landing Hotel - Niagara-on-the-Lake 
Treadwell Cuisine - Niagara-on-the-Lake 
Urban Pantry - Uxbridge 
Verace Restaurant - Oakville 
Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant - Vineland 
Walker House - Southland 
Wildcraft - Waterloo 
Zees Grill - Niagara-on-the-Lake