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OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Reveal Top 100 Best Restaurants in America

posted 11 Dec 2013, 12:19 by Mpelembe   [ updated 11 Dec 2013, 12:19 ]
Winning Restaurants Span Thirty States and Washington, D.C., with California, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Leading the Pack

SAN FRANCISCODec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As we toast a remarkable year of fine dining,OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to celebrate the 2013 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America and highlight the Top 10 honorees. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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The Top 10 Best Restaurants in America, in rank order, include:

  1. St. Francis Winery & Vineyards – Santa Rosa, California
  2. Mama's Fish House – Paia, Hawaii
  3. n/naka – Los Angeles, California
  4. Halls Chophouse – Charleston, South Carolina
  5. Charleston – Baltimore, Maryland
  6. o ya – Boston, Massachusetts
  7. Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio
  8. Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina
  9. The French Laundry – Yountville, California
  10. goosefoot – Chicago, Illinois

The Top 10 Best Restaurants in America are as distinct as they are deserving, with each winning restaurant creating one-of-a-kind dining adventures across an array of cuisines and service styles. FromThomas Keller's legendary French Laundry to relative newcomer goosefoot, both of which specialize in mind-blowing multi-course meals, to the intimate settings of the counter at o ya and the dining room at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards which seat under 20 diners at a time, the Top 10 restaurants are a reflection of the new definition of fine dining.

Standing out in a highly competitive field of exceptional chefs and restaurateurs, the complete list of honorees are scattered among 30 states and Washington, D.C., and include Del Posto in New York City,Noisette in Portland, Oregon, and Rasika in Washington, D.C.  California and New York boast the greatest number of winning restaurants with 14 and 13, respectively, followed by Illinois with seven. New Jersey and Pennsylvania, each boast five winning restaurants. ArizonaGeorgiaNorth CarolinaOhio,South CarolinaTexas, and Virginia claim four winners apiece, while Washington, D.C., and Oregon have three. ColoradoHawaiiLouisianaMassachusetts, and Nevada have two. AlabamaFloridaKansas,MarylandMaineMinnesotaMissouriNew MexicoRhode IslandTennesseeWashington, andWisconsin also have winning eateries. While American fare restaurants have the greatest number of winners, followed by those serving French food, an eclectic array of cuisines are represented, including English, Indian, Korean, Spanish, and Thai.

"These winning restaurants are conducted like great orchestras," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "All the players, from chefs and managers to wait staff and sommeliers, have artfully mastered their parts, and every instrument of hospitality, whether it be deft service or imaginative menus, is in harmony with one another to create a symphonic dining experience."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between November 14, 2012, andNovember 15, 2013. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant's average rating in the "overall" category along with that restaurant's rating relative to others in the same metropolitan area and the average number of restaurants reviewed by diners who reviewed that restaurant.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at

2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America

Acquerello – San Francisco, California 
Afternoon Tea-The Phoenician – Scottsdale, Arizona 
Artisanal Restaurant – Banner Elk, North Carolina 
Atelier Crenn – San Francisco, California 
Auberge du Soleil – Rutherford, California 
Bacchanalia – Atlanta, Georgia 
Bibou – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Binkley's Restaurant – Cave Creek, Arizona 
Bistro L'Hermitage – Woodbridge, Virginia 
Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York 
BOCA – Cincinnati, Ohio 
Bones – Atlanta, Georgia 
Bouchard Restaurant and Inn – Newport, Rhode Island 
Bouley – New York, New York 
Café Juanita – Kirkland, Washington 
Café Matisse – Rutherford, New Jersey 
Café Provence – Prairie Village, Kansas 
Café Renaissance – Vienna, Virginia 
Canoe – Atlanta, Georgia 
Capital Grille – Dallas, Texas 
Carpe Vino – Auburn, California 
Charleston – Baltimore, Maryland 
Charleston Grill – Charleston, South Carolina 
Chez François – Vermilion, Ohio 
Chez Nous French Restaurant – Humble, Texas 
CityZen – Washington, D.C. 
Colicchio & Sons-Main Dining Room – New York, New York 
Coltello Ristorante Italiano – Crosswicks, New Jersey 
Cúrate – Asheville, North Carolina 
Daniel – New York, New York 
Daniel-Lounge Seating – New York, New York 
Del Posto – New York, New York 
Eleven Madison Park – New York, New York 
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant – Forestville, California 
Fat Canary – Williamsburg, Virginia 
Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina 
Franklinville Inn – Franklinville, New Jersey 
The French Laundry – Yountville, California 
The French Room – Dallas, Texas 
Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo – Forest Park, Illinois 
Geronimo – Santa Fe, New Mexico 
Girl & the Goat – Chicago, Illinois 
goosefoot – Chicago, Illinois 
Gotham Bar and Grill – New York, New York 
Gramercy Tavern – New York, New York 
Halls Chophouse – Charleston, South Carolina 
Highlands Bar & Grill – Birmingham, Alabama 
joan's in the Park – Saint Paul, Minnesota 
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – Chicago, Illinois 
JORY Restaurant at The Allison Inn & Spa – Newberg, Oregon 
JUNGSIK – New York, New York 
Kai – Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort – Chandler, Arizona 
The Kitchen Restaurant – Sacramento, California 
L'Auberge Chez François – Great Falls, Virginia 
L'Etoile Restaurant – Madison, Wisconsin 
L20 – Chicago, Illinois 
La Grenouille – New York, New York 
Lawry's The Prime Rib – Beverly Hills, California 
Le Bernardin – New York, New York 
Le Bistro – Incline Village, Nevada 
Leis Family Class Act Restaurant – Kahului, Hawaii 
Les Nomades – Chicago, Illinois 
Mama's Fish House – Paia, Hawaii 
Marinus-Bernardus Lodge – Carmel Valley, California 
Menton – Boston, Massachusetts 
Michael's – South Point Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada 
Mille Fleurs – Rancho Santa Fe, California 
n/naka – Los Angeles, California 
Nahm Thai Cuisine – Alpharetta, Georgia 
NAOE – Miami, Florida 
Natalie's at Camden Harbour Inn – Camden, Maine 
Nicholas – Red Bank, New Jersey 
Noisette – Portland, Oregon 
Noord – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
o ya – Boston, Massachusetts 
Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio 
The Painted Lady – Newberg, Oregon 
Peninsula Grill – Charleston, South Carolina 
Per Se – New York, New York 
Rasika – Washington, D.C. 
The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro – Columbus, Ohio 
Restaurant August – New Orleans, Louisiana 
Restaurant Iris – Memphis, Tennessee 
Restaurant Lorena's – Maplewood, New Jersey 
Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar – Galveston, Texas 
Ruth's Chris Steak House – Baton Rouge, Louisiana 
Saint Jacques French Cuisine – Raleigh, North Carolina 
Saison – San Francisco, California 
SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar – North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 
Seasons Restaurant-Four Seasons – Washington, D.C. 
Senza – Chicago, Illinois 
ShinBay – Scottsdale, Arizona 
Ski Tip Lodge – Keystone, Colorado 
Sons & Daughters – San Francisco, California 
Splendido – Beaver Creek, Colorado 
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards – Santa Rosa, California 
Talula's Garden – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Tony's – St. Louis, Missouri 
Vernick Food & Drink – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Vetri – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog.

About OpenTable Restaurant Reviews
Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions.  Diners who recently honored an OpenTable reservation are invited via email to submit restaurant feedback using an online form. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United StatesCanada, and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 20 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews. 

About OpenTable
OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 12 million diners per month via online bookings across approximately 30,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company's website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 530 million diners around the world.  The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in CanadaGermanyJapanMexico, and the UK. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant reservations in the UK.  More information is available on

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