Fine Dining in the USA and Canada

November 1, 2020

Fine Dining in the USA and Canada seems to be surviving the pandemic despite 60% of establishments are fast service and 88.9% are inexpensive restaurants in a time when people are more cautious with household budgets. So many low-cost choices can impede the fine dining experience even more so during a pandemic. Brizo FoodMetrics investigates Fine Dining by the numbers.

Under 1% of Restaurants in the North America are considered fine dining restaurants.
88% are Independent Establishments. (Those with 1-4 locations.)
40% offer seafood.
35% offer steak.
76% have a wine list.

Adjectives restaurant’s use to describe their high-end establishment’s ambiance:
45% Upscale
41.5% Intimate
38% Romantic
35% Tourists
34% Family/Kid Friendly
21.8% Casual
13% Formal
11.5% Live Music
4% Quiet
.6% Trendy
.3% Loud
.3% Themed
.05% Hipster

With regard to Third-Party Delivery Services at the most expensive restaurants in North America:
66.7% do not use a third-party delivery service.
This group shows 76.5% have customer reviews in the last 6 months.

16.7% use 1 third-party delivery service.
This group shows 79% have customer reviews in the last 6 months.

8.9% use 2 third-party delivery services.
This group shows 81% have customer reviews in the last 6 months.

7.7% use 3+ third party delivery services.
This group shows 95% have customer reviews in the last 6 months.

Top 7 Dietary Styles:
60% Vegetarian
54.5% Gluten-Free
27.7% Fried Food
26% Vegan
25.6% Comfort Food
19.5% Small Plates
18.7% Farm-to-Table

Top 10 Metros in North America for Fine Dining:
New York-Newark-Jersey City NY-NJ-PA
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim CA
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Fl
Toronto, ON
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin IL-IN-WI
Montreal, QC
Boston-Cambridge-Newton MA-NH
San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley CA
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise NV

Top 20 Cuisines
American
Italian
French
Canadian
Japanese
Mediterranean
Californian
Chinese
Spanish
Southern American
Mexican
Cajun
Creole
Hawaiian
Greek
Brazilian
German
Tuscan
Caribbean
Thai

Top 10 fine dining chains by number of locations:
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
The Capital Grille
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
The Palm
Mastro’s Restaurants
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille