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Okanagan winery restaurants lead the charge on Canada top 100 list

Proving once again that food and wine are a match made in heaven, four Okanagan winery restaurants have popped up on a list of the top 100 eateries in Canada.

"In 2023, folks from the Okanagan (and tourists galore, too) loved eating at Home Block at CedarCreek Estate Winery (in Kelowna), Old Vines Restaurant at Quails' Gate Winery (in West Kelowna), Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill Family Estate (in West Kelowna) and The Restaurant at Phantom Creek Estates (in Oliver)," said a news releases issued by OpenTable.

</who>The Restaurant at Phantom Creek Estates in Oliver has incredible views.

OpenTable is the leading online platform restaurants around the world use for reservations, payments and guest feedback.

In fact, it's that guest feedback that allows OpenTable to compile the top 100 restaurants in Canada for 2023 based on 1.1 million diner reviews and other dining metrics (such as searches, advance reservations and alert sets) from Sept. 1, 2022 to Aug. 31, 2023.

</who>Old Vines at Quails' Gate Estate Winery in West Kelowna is on the top 100 list.

OpenTable releases the list in alphabetical order, so restaurants aren't ranked No. 1 through 100.

OpenTable released the list as the festive season kicks off to give Canadians inspiration for holiday dining and get-togethers.

Some of the trending keywords Canadians used this year to find favourite restaurants included 'good vibes' and 'family-friendly,' proving that the two terms don't have to be mutually exclusive.

For instance, you'll find good vibes, incredible food and drink, jaw-dropping views and attentive service at the four Okanagan winery restaurants that made the top 100 list.

But, you can still bring your kids and the whole family along to enjoy the atmosphere, eats and vistas.

</who>Home Block at CedarCreek Estate Winery in Kelowna is also on the top 100 list.

On the menu at Home Block at CedarCreek, chef Neil Taylor recommends the heirloom tomato salad with the 2019 Estate Pinot Gris and the flat-iron steak accompanied by the 2019 Estate Meritage.

At Old Vines at Quails' Gate you can enjoy oysters on the half shell with 2022 Chenin Blanc and bison carpaccio with 2022 Pinot Noir.

Chef Alessa Valdez at The Restaurant at Phantom Creek makes a beef tartare that pairs nicely with the 20219 Kobau Cabernet Franc and a rabbit and quail terrine matched with 2022 Riesling.

</who>The outdoor Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill Family Estate in West Kelowna is now closed for the season.

The outdoor Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill is now closed for the season.

Here's the full top 100 list:

1888 Chop House – Banff, AB

Afternoon Tea at Old Mill Toronto – Etobicoke, ON

Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Palliser – Calgary, AB

AG Inspired Cuisine – Niagara Falls, ON

Alice – Ottawa, ON

Ancaster Mill – Ancaster, ON

Änkôr – Canmore, AB

Atelier – Ottawa, ON

Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie – Vancouver, BC

Bar Isabel – Toronto, ON

Barbara Restaurant – Vancouver, BC

BarChef – Toronto, ON

BlueBlood Steakhouse – Toronto, ON

Bocado Restaurant – Prince Edward, ON

Bonaparte – Montreal, QC

Botanist – Vancouver, BC

Bridgette Bar – Calgary, AB

Canoe Restaurant and Bar – Toronto, ON

Chairman’s Steakhouse – Calgary, AB


Crossroads Restaurant – Rosseau, ON

D.O.P. – Calgary, AB

Damas – Montreal, QC

Don Alfonso 1890 – Toronto, ON

Eden - Rimrock Resort Hotel – Banff, AB

Enigma Yorkville – Toronto, ON

Ernest's at NAIT – Edmonton, AB

Fairview Bar & Restaurant – Lake Louise, AB

Flame and Smith – Bloomfield, ON

Founders House Dining & Drinks – Annapolis Royal, NS

Frankie's Jazz Club – Vancouver, BC

Garde Manger – Montreal, QC

George Restaurant – Toronto, ON

Giorg Cucina e Barra – Thunder Bay, ON

Giulietta – Toronto, ON

Gotham Steakhouse and Bar – Vancouver, BC

Grey Gardens – Toronto, ON

Heather Lodge – Minden, ON

Home Block at CedarCreek Estate Winery – Kelowna, BC

Hoogan & Beaufort – Montreal, QC

Île Flottante – Montreal, QC

Jérôme Ferrer Europea – Montreal, QC

JJs Restaurant at VC – Vancouver, BC

Joso's – Toronto, ON

Kissa Tanto – Vancouver, BC

Kook Korean BBQ - Vancouver, BC

L'Abattoir Restaurant – Vancouver, BC

Le Club Chasse et Peche – Montreal, QC

Le Filet – Montreal, QC

Le Muscadin – Montreal, QC

Lee – Toronto, ON

Luca – Calgary, AB

Maison Boulud – Montreal, QC

Maison du Bootlegger – La Malbaie, QC

MAJOR TOM – Calgary, AB

Mamakas Taverna – Toronto, ON

Miku Restaurant – Vancouver, BC

Okeya Kyujiro – Montreal, QC

Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate Winery – Kelowna, BC

Osteria Giulia – Toronto, ON

Perch – Ottawa, ON

Portage – St. John’s, NL

Prime Seafood Palace – Toronto, ON

Quetzal – Toronto, ON

Restaurant Le Continental – Quebec, QC

Restaurant Le Hatley - Manoir Hovey – North Hatley, QC

Restaurant Toque! – Montreal, QC

Rizzo's House of Parm – Fort Erie, ON

Rundle Bar – Banff, AB

Scaramouche Restaurant – Toronto, ON

Seasoned Restaurant – Hamilton, ON

Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery – Lambton Shores, ON

SIDECUT Steakhouse at Four Seasons Resort Whistler – Whistler, BC

Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola – Banff, AB

Standing Room Only – Guelph, ON

Sushi Okeya Kyujiro – Vancouver, BC

Ten Foot Henry – Calgary, AB

Terrace Restaurant, Mission Hill Family Estate – West Kelowna, BC

The Bison Restaurant & Patio – Banff, AB

The Butchart Gardens - The Dining Room – Brentwood Bay, BC

The Chalet and Clubhouse at the Fairmont Golf Course – Whistler, BC

The Drawing Room - The Prince of Wales Hotel – Niagara-on-the-lake, ON

The Good Earth Vineyard And Winery – Beamsville, ON

The Highwood – Calgary, AB

The Palm Court at the Ritz-Carlton – The Afternoon Tea Experience – Montreal, QC

The Press Gang – Halifax, NS

The Restaurant at Merrill House – Picton, ON

The Restaurant at Phantom Creek Estates – Oliver, BC

The Springwood – Whitby, ON

Tilly’s Kitchen – New Glasgow, NS

Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine – Niagara-on-the-lake, ON

TRIO – Waterloo, ON

Trius Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-lake, ON

Tzin Wine & Tapas – Edmonton, AB

Uccellino – Edmonton, AB

Vero Bistro Moderne – Calgary, AB

Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant – Vineland, ON

Wild Blue Restaurant + Bar – Whistler, BC

Yukashi Japanese Cuisine – Toronto, ON

Zarak by Afghan Kitchen – Vancouver, BC

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