Toptable Group Places All Four Restaurants in OpenTable’s ‘100 Best Restaurants in Canada’



– Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar, Blue Water Cafe, CinCin Ristorante, and West Restaurant, All Chosen by OpenTable Diners –

Vancouver, BC (December 1st, 2016) – Toptable Group announced today that all four of its restaurants – Whistler’s Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar, and Vancouver’s Blue Water Cafe, CinCin Risorante, and West Restaurant – have been chosen as the ‘100 Best Restaurants in Canada’ by OpenTable diners.


The list of winners is derived from more than 480,000 verified reviews for approximately 1,900 restaurants (up from 275,000 reviews and 1,600 restaurants last year), submitted by OpenTable diners from across Canada.

“Our entire team is absolutely delighted with this distinction,” said Michael Doyle, President of Toptable Group. “It’s a remarkable distinction because it salutes consistent excellence over an entire year of providing true hospitality – top quality food, drink, ambience and personalized service – for our guests.”

“The honourees on the 100 Best Restaurants list – from established restaurants offering traditional dishes to innovative eateries serving up the best ingredients from across the globe – illustrate the finest culinary experiences in Canada as determined by OpenTable diners for 2016,” said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada. “It’s clear that an elevated atmosphere, exceptional service, and most of all, delicious food, define the best restaurants in Canada. We congratulate Toptable Group for this achievement.”

Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between November 1st, 2015, and October 31st, 2016, all restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant’s average rating in the “overall” category along with that restaurant’s rating relative to others in the same metropolitan area, and the average number of restaurants reviewed by diners who reviewed that restaurant.

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One of Canada’s leading hospitality groups, Toptable Group has six elegant yet approachable restaurants in Vancouver and Whistler: Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar and The Cellar by Araxi, Bar Oso, CinCin Ristorante, Blue Water Cafe, West Restaurant, and Thierry Cafe. More information can be found online at

OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 17 million diners per month via online bookings in more than 33,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company’s website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet’s most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 940 million diners around the world and almost 35 million in Canada. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, and the UK.

Judy Ahola
Director of Communications
Toptable Group
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