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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

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