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Two local restaurants among Canada's best for outdoor dining

OpenTable released their 2021 list this week, which is determined by diner reviews
2021-07-19 Dining
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Patio dining isn’t closing up for the season just yet, and two local restaurants are being heralded as the best of the best for dining outside despite cooling temperatures.

Two local restaurants – Summitview Pavilion in Blue Mountain and Fabricca At Thornbury – have been included by OpenTable on their 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Canada for 2021 list.

“For the first time ever, we’re releasing a best outdoor dining list in the fall, so anyone who wants to make the most of this year’s extended patio season can choose from among the best-rated patios in the country,” said Matt Davis, district director of OpenTable Canada. “Diners are determined to enjoy every last moment of the season, and restaurants are going above and beyond to make it happen.”

OpenTable's list is generated solely from diner reviews collected between June 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021.

All restaurants with a minimum overall score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. The overall score is made up of unique data points, such as overall diner rating, user clout, total number of reviews and regional overall rating.

Four in ten (43%) of Ontarians plan on dining outdoors as far into the fall as possible, according to a new survey by OpenTable.