Patio dining has become a fixture of outdoor life, and three Calgary restaurants are receiving high praise for their al fresco dining options.
The 100 Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Canada list includes Allora Everyday Italian, Modern Steak, and Seasons of Bowness Park.
“Because of their magnificent and picturesque views, inventive menus, service, and ambience, these Calgary restaurants are among Canada’s Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining,” stated Matt Davis, district director of OpenTable Canada.
“While Modern Steak is a local hotspot, Allora Everyday Italian and Seasons of Bowness Park are considered local gems. All three of these outdoor dining destinations offer varied cuisines and exceptional hospitality.”
OpenTable’s list is generated solely from diner reviews collected between June 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021.
The online reservation network said while Canadians typically move indoors after September, COVID-19 restrictions across much of the country mean they’re happy to stay outside.
According to a recent survey, approximately a third of Albertans want to eat outside as late as possible in the fall, and businesses are investing in outside heaters, fire tables, and blankets to accommodate those willing to brave the cold.
“For the first time ever, we’re releasing a best outdoor dining list in the fall,” Davis said, “so anyone who wants to make the most of this year’s prolonged patio season may choose from among the country’s highest-rated patios.”
“Diners are keen to savor every last bit of the season, and restaurants are going above and beyond to help them do so.”