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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Best Restaurants of 2012

Restaurants in 27 states and Washington, D.C. recognized; California, New York, Virginia, Arizona, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania among states with strongest showings

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As we reflect on a fabulous year of fine dining, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, is pleased to announce the 2012 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the United States.  These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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The list of winners, which includes Eleven Madison Park in New York City, Manresa in Los Gatos, Calif., and o ya in Boston, spans 27 states and Washington, D.C. California restaurants earned 24 spots on the list, followed by New York with 18 winners. Virginia boasts six winning restaurants, trailed by Arizona, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania with four honorees apiece. North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, and Washington, D.C. all have three winning restaurants, while Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, and Ohio have two each. Connecticut earned a single spot, as did Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Restaurants serving American fare dominated the list; French cuisine is also strongly represented. 

"This year's honorees have accomplished what every restaurant aspires to – making guests feel as though they have had a truly singular dining experience," said OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter. "These best overall restaurants are consistently getting it right on every level, from top flight ambiance and service to cocktail lists and menus that positively dazzle diners."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the U.S. are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between December 1, 2011 and November 30, 2012.  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 the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/bestoverall.

2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the U.S.

AcquerelloSan Francisco, California
Addison at The Grand Del MarSan Diego, California
AlturaSeattle, Washington
Andrea at Pelican HillNewport Coast, California
AnnisaNew York, New York
Artisanal RestaurantBanner Elk, North Carolina
The Ashby InnParis, Virginia
Atelier CrennSan Francisco, California
Auberge du SoleilRutherford, California
BacchanaliaAtlanta, Georgia
The BelvedereBeverly Hills, California
BibouPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Binkley's RestaurantCave Creek, Arizona
Bistro L'HermitageWoodbridge, Virginia
Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York
Bouchard Restaurant and InnNewport, Rhode Island
BouleyNew York, New York
Café ProvencePrairie Village, Kansas
Café RenaissanceVienna, Virginia
CanlisSeattle, Washington
Capital GrilleKansas City, Missouri
Capital GrilleMinneapolis, Minnesota
Carpe VinoAuburn, California
Castle Hill InnNewport, Rhode Island
Chachama GrillEast Patchogue, New York
Chama Gaucha Brazilian SteakhouseDowners Grove, Illinois
CharlestonBaltimore, Maryland
Charleston GrillCharleston, South Carolina
Chez FrancoisVermilion, Ohio
Chez Nous French RestaurantHumble, Texas
CityZenWashington, D.C.
CommisOakland, California
Cottage Place RestaurantFlagstaff, Arizona
DanielNew York, New York
Daniel-Lounge SeatingNew York, New York
Del PostoNew York, New York
Eleven Madison ParkNew York, New York
Farmhouse Inn & RestaurantForestville, California
Fearrington House RestaurantPittsboro, North Carolina
Fountain RestaurantPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
The French LaundryYountville, California
The French RoomDallas, Texas
GeronimoSanta Fe, New Mexico
The Goodstone Inn & Estate RestaurantMiddleburg, Virginia
Gracie'sProvidence, Rhode Island
Gramercy TavernNew York, New York
Hannas Prime SteakRancho Santa Margarita, California
The HobbitOrange, California
Jean GeorgesNew York, New York
Joseph TambelliniPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
JUNGSIKNew York, New York
Kai – Sheraton Wild Horse Pass ResortChandler, Arizona
Keiko à Nob HillSan Francisco, California
King UmbertoElmont, New York
The Kitchen RestaurantSacramento, California
La CicciaSan Francisco, California
La FolieSan Francisco, California
La GrenouilleNew York, New York
L'Auberge Chez FrancoisGreat Falls, Virginia
Le BernardinNew York, New York
Le VallaurisPalm Springs, California
Le YacaWilliamsburg, Virginia
L'EspalierBoston, Massachusetts
The Loft at Montage Laguna BeachLaguna Beach, California
Mama's Fish HousePaia, Hawaii
ManresaLos Gatos, California
Marcel'sWashington, D.C.
Marinus-Bernadus LodgeCarmel Valley, California
MentonBoston, Massachusetts
Michael's – South Point CasinoLas Vegas, Nevada
The Modern-Dining RoomNew York, New York
n/nakaLos Angeles, California
NAOEMiami, Florida
NicholasRed Bank, New Jersey
Norman's at The Ritz-Carlton OrlandoOrlando, Florida
The North Fork Table & InnSouthold, New York
o yaBoston, Massachusetts
ON20Hartford, Connecticut
Orchids at Palm CourtCincinnati, Ohio
The Painted LadyNewberg, Oregon
Palace Arms at The Brown PalaceDenver, Colorado
Per SeNew York, New York
Perry Street BrasserieGalena, Illinois
ProvidenceLos Angeles, California
Restaurant AlmaMinneapolis, Minnesota
Restaurant IrisMemphis, Tennessee
Rover'sSeattle, Washington
Rudy & Paco Restaurant & BarGalveston, Texas
Saint Jacques French CuisineRaleigh, North Carolina
SaisonSan Francisco, California
Scalini FedeliNew York, New York
ShinBayScottsdale, Arizona
SonomaPrinceton, Massachusetts
SplendidoBeaver Creek, Colorado
Studio at Montage Laguna BeachLaguna Beach, California
Tony'sSt. Louis, Missouri
Tosca RistoranteWashington, D.C.
VetriPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
VOLTFrederick, Maryland
Woodfire GrillAtlanta, Georgia

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter's "Dining Check" blog.

About OpenTable 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 States, Canada and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 15 million reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews. 

About OpenTable, Inc.
OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 26,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 385 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 Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the UK. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant reservations in the UK.        

OpenTable, OpenTable.com, OpenTable logos, toptable and other service names are the trademarks of OpenTable, Inc. and/or its affiliates

 

 

 

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