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OpenTable Best Restaurants in America 2013


OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Reveal
Top 100 Best Restaurants in America

Winning Restaurants Span Thirty States and Washington, D.C., with California, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Leading the Pack

SAN FRANCISCO – December 11, 2013 – 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. 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.

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. Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia claim four winners apiece, while Washington, D.C., and Oregon have three. Colorado, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Nevada have two. Alabama, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, and Wisconsin 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, and November 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.

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

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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 Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, 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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