Student working in the gardens outside Bistro '67
Inside Bistro '67
Food served at Bistro '67
Bistro '67

Bistro ‘67 named one of Canada’s 150 best neighbourhood gems

Posted: April 19th, 2017

Durham College (DC) is proud to announce that Bistro ‘67, the college’s full-service, teaching-inspired restaurant, has been named one of the 150 Best Neighbourhood Gems in Canada. The accolade comes from OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations.

OpenTable compiled its list of unique local restaurants that define neighbourhoods across the country as a way to honour Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. Drawing upon more than 480,000 reviews submitted to the website for more than 2,000 restaurants, OpenTable narrowed the field by looking at establishments with a minimum overall rating and number of reviews and then scoring them to determine which ones could be considered a neighbourhood gem. 

The resulting list highlights unique establishments that include everything from quaint European-style cafés to sizzling Asian kitchens and everything in between, including DC’s field-to-fork-focused Bistro ‘67.

To complement their list, OpenTable also conducted a survey to gauge Canadians’ dining experience preferences. Based on the survey results, Bistro ‘67 is clearly hitting all the right notes with diners – 55 per cent of Canadians said they prefer their dining experience close to home, 89 per cent prefer Canadian cuisine and 87 per cent said they prefer when ingredients are locally grown.

Bistro ‘67 offers guests a memorable field-to-fork dining experience within DC’s award-winning W. Galen Weston Centre for Food (CFF) at the college’s Whitby campus, where community, local agriculture and learning come together. Meals are prepared and served by DC’s skilled staff and students who create flavourful dishes inspired by fresh ingredients from the CFF’s own gardens and other local suppliers across Durham Region. A 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant, Bistro ‘67 also holds a Feast ON designation in recognition of its use of local food and beverage, and is Oceanwise approved and recognized by the Vancouver Aquarium for its ocean-friendly seafood choices.

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