Toptable Group Places Three Restaurants in ‘100 Best Restaurants in Canada’


Toptable Group Places Three Restaurants in ‘100 Best Restaurants in Canada’
– Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar, West Restaurant and Blue Water Cafe chosen by OpenTable Diners –

 Vancouver, BC (February 1st, 2016) – Toptable Group announced today that three of its restaurants – Whistler’s Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar, and Vancouver’s West Restaurant and Blue Water Cafe – have been chosen as the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada by OpenTable diners. The list of winners is derived from more than 275,000 reviews for approximately 1,600 restaurants submitted by OpenTable diners across the country.

“Our entire team is absolutely delighted with this distinction,” said Michael Doyle, President of Toptable Group. “It’s an extraordinary achievement as it signals consistent excellence over an entire year of providing true hospitality for our guests.”

“All 100 restaurants on this list exemplify the best of what Canadian dining has to offer,” said Ziv Schierau of OpenTable Canada. “From exceptional food and hospitality to an unforgettable dining experience, these restaurants are truly the best in the country. We congratulate Toptable Group and Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar, West Restaurant, and Blue Water Cafe for this achievement.”

Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between December 1st, 2014, and November 30th, 2015, 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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Toptable Group celebrated several milestones in 2015 including the opening of Bar Oso and The Cellar by Araxi, the 25th anniversary of CinCin Ristorante, the 15th anniversary of both Blue Water Cafe and West Restaurant. One of Canada’s leading hospitality groups, Toptable Group has six elegant, yet approachable, venues in Whistler and Vancouver: Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 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 across 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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