SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Mother's Day, 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 Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of nearly 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Winning restaurants hail from 23 states and Washington, D.C. Restaurants in the Northeast and Pacific regions each account for 27 places on the list, including 24 in California and 23 in New York. The Southeast boasts 12 wins, with restaurants in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina earning nods. The Mid-Atlantic region claims 18 spots, with seven wins in Washington, D.C., and six in Pennsylvania. Seven Great Lakes restaurants are among the honorees, with standouts in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Minnesota. Six Southwest restaurants are winners, five of which are in Texas. The Rocky Mountain and Central Plains regions are also represented with 2 and 1 wins, respectively.
"The best brunches in the nation are being served at restaurants that have the ability to turn this meal into a celebration of the most leisurely days of the week," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer. "Offering terrific twists on the dishes diners of all ages crave, this year's honorees have mastered the art of making brunch fun for everyone."
The Diners' Choice Awards for the Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch is generated from nearly 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which "great for brunch" was selected as a special feature.
Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/bestbrunch.
2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch in the U.S.
56th Fighter Group – East Farmingdale, New York 94th Aero Squadron – Miami, Florida 94th Aero Squadron – San Diego, California 94th Aero Squadron – Van Nuys, California 100th Bomb Group – Cleveland, Ohio Allgauer's – Lisle, Illinois Ana Beall's Tea Room – Westfield, New Jersey B Matthews Eatery – Savannah, Georgia Back Bay Bistro – Newport Beach, California Bananas Modern American Diner – Orlando, Florida Bedford Post-The Barn – Bedford, New York Belga Cafe – Washington, D.C. Big Jones – Chicago, Illinois Biltmore Brunch – Coral Gables, Florida The Bistro at Childress Vineyards – Lexington, North Carolina Bixby's – St. Louis, Missouri BLD – Los Angeles, California Brady's Landing – Houston, Texas Broadway Cellars – Chicago, Illinois Brockton Villa – La Jolla, California Buttons Food and Music – Fort Worth, Texas Cafe Fleuri – Boston, Massachusetts Cafe Modern – Fort Worth, Texas Cafe Monte – Charlotte, North Carolina Capitol Garage – Sacramento, California Castaway – Burbank, California Chez Zee – Austin, Texas Cookshop – New York, New York Cooperage Inn Restaurant – Baiting Hollow, New York Cupping Room Cafe – New York, New York Deerfield – Newark, Delaware The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa – Snoqualmie, Washington Einstein's – Atlanta, Georgia Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace – Denver, Colorado Essex – New York, New York FARMiCiA – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Fearrington Granary – Pittsboro, North Carolina Five Points – New York, New York Friend of a Farmer – New York, New York The Front Page – Washington, D.C. Garden Court – San Francisco, California Generations Restaurant – Media, Pennsylvania Gertrude's – Baltimore, Maryland Grand Concourse – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Henry's Restaurant – New York, New York HS Lordships – Berkeley, California Humphreys Restaurant – San Diego, California Hundred Acres – New York, New York Ironside – San Francisco, California Jane – New York, New York Kelties Restaurant and Catering – Westfield, Indiana La Note Restaurant Provencal – Berkeley, California Lake Elmo Inn – Lake Elmo, Minnesota L'Enfant Cafe & Bar – Washington, D.C. Level One – Washington, D.C. Lucile's – Fort Worth, Texas LuLu's – Richmond, Virginia Luminarias – Monterey Park, California Madhatter – Washington, D.C. Magic Flute – San Francisco, California Masa – Boston, Massachusetts Mountain View Restaurant at Cheyenne Mountain Resort – Colorado Springs, Colorado Mrs. K's Toll House – Silver Spring, Maryland Museum Cafe – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Norma's at Le Parker Meridien – New York, New York North End Cafe – Louisville, Kentucky Odyssey – Granada Hills, California Paradou – New York, New York Parks Edge – Atlanta, Georgia Parrot Cage-Washburne Culinary Institute – Chicago, Illinois Pastis – New York, New York Peacock Alley – New York, New York Peacock Cafe – Washington, D.C. Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii Poco – New York, New York Pond House Cafe – West Hartford, Connecticut Proud Bird – Los Angeles, California Queen Mary Champagne Sunday Brunch – Los Angeles, California R Gang Eatery – San Diego, California The Reef – Long Beach, California Rosebud – Atlanta, Georgia The Roycroft Inn – East Aurora, New York Salty's on Alki – Seattle, Washington Sanfords Restaurant – Astoria, New York Sarabeth's Central Park South – New York, New York Sarabeth's East – New York, New York Sarabeth's TriBeCa – New York, New York Sarabeth's West – New York, New York Shanghai Red's – Marina Del Rey, California The Smith-East Village – New York, New York South End Buttery – Boston, Massachusetts Styer's Garden Cafe – Glen Mills, Pennsylvania Sundy House – Delray Beach, Florida Tap Room-Hotel Bethlehem – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania TART Restaurant @ Farmer's Daughter Hotel – Los Angeles, California Ted's Bulletin – Washington, D.C. Tom Hams Lighthouse – San Diego, California Top of the Mark – San Francisco, California Town's End Restaurant – San Francisco, California Valley Green Inn – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the top restaurants for brunch in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter's "Dining Check" blog.
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