Toptable Group Restaurants Saluted on OpenTable’s ‘100 Best Restaurants in Canada’



– Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar and Blue Water Cafe Recognized by OpenTable Diners –

Vancouver, B.C. (December 11th, 2017) – Toptable Group announced today that two of its restaurants — Whistler’s Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar and Vancouver’s Blue Water Cafe — have been recognized on the ‘100 Best Restaurants in Canada’ list for 2017 by OpenTable diners.

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(L-R): Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar, Blue Water Cafe

The list of winners is derived from more than 500,000 verified reviews for approximately 2,000 restaurants (up from 400,000 reviews and 1,900 restaurants compared to last year), submitted by OpenTable diners from across Canada.

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

“Canada has truly come into its own as a global dining destination and that is evident in the calibre of restaurants on this year’s list,” said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada. “This year’s honourees have excelled at providing world-class hospitality and the finest fare that is a reflection of the nation’s diverse cultural landscape and vast natural resources. We congratulate Toptable Group for this achievement.”

Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between November 1st, 2016, and October 31st, 2017, all restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and 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.


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One of Canada’s leading hospitality groups, Toptable Group has seven elegant yet approachable restaurants in Vancouver and Whistler: Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar and The Cellar by Araxi, Bar Oso, Il Caminetto (opening winter 2017), 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 23 million diners per month via online reservations across more than 43,000 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 over 1.4 billion diners around the world and more than 58 million in Canada via online reservations. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States. Restaurants are available for reservations in Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish languages.

Facebook: @AraxiRestaurant
Twitter: @AraxiRestaurant @ChefJamesWalt @ChefQuangDang
Instagram: @AraxiRestaurant

Facebook: @BlueWaterCafe
Twitter: @BlueWaterCafe
Instagram: @BlueWaterCafe

Congratulations to the #OpenTable100 Best Restaurants in Canada as voted by @OpenTable diners. Savour the best of Canada with guest favourites like @AraxiRestaurant and @BlueWaterCafe.

Judy Ahola
Director of Communications
Toptable Group
604 836 8005