OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the 100 Best Restaurants for Brunch in the U.S. Northeast and Pacific Restaurants Earn 27 Places Each; Mid Atlantic and Southeast Restaurants Also Make Strong Showings

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 GroupEast Farmingdale, New York
94th Aero SquadronMiami, Florida
94th Aero SquadronSan Diego, California
94th Aero SquadronVan Nuys, California
100th Bomb GroupCleveland, Ohio
Allgauer'sLisle, Illinois
Ana Beall's Tea RoomWestfield, New Jersey
B Matthews EaterySavannah, Georgia
Back Bay BistroNewport Beach, California
Bananas Modern American DinerOrlando, Florida
Bedford Post-The BarnBedford, New York
Belga CafeWashington, D.C.
Big JonesChicago, Illinois
Biltmore BrunchCoral Gables, Florida
The Bistro at Childress VineyardsLexington, North Carolina
Bixby'sSt. Louis, Missouri
BLDLos Angeles, California
Brady's LandingHouston, Texas
Broadway CellarsChicago, Illinois
Brockton VillaLa Jolla, California
Buttons Food and MusicFort Worth, Texas
Cafe FleuriBoston, Massachusetts
Cafe ModernFort Worth, Texas
Cafe MonteCharlotte, North Carolina
Capitol GarageSacramento, California
CastawayBurbank, California
Chez ZeeAustin, Texas
CookshopNew York, New York
Cooperage Inn RestaurantBaiting Hollow, New York
Cupping Room CafeNew York, New York
DeerfieldNewark, Delaware
The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & SpaSnoqualmie, Washington
Einstein'sAtlanta, Georgia
Ellyngton's at the Brown PalaceDenver, Colorado
EssexNew York, New York
FARMiCiAPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Fearrington GranaryPittsboro, North Carolina
Five PointsNew York, New York
Friend of a FarmerNew York, New York
The Front PageWashington, D.C.
Garden CourtSan Francisco, California
Generations RestaurantMedia, Pennsylvania
Gertrude'sBaltimore, Maryland
Grand ConcoursePittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Henry's RestaurantNew York, New York
HS LordshipsBerkeley, California
Humphreys RestaurantSan Diego, California
Hundred AcresNew York, New York
IronsideSan Francisco, California
JaneNew York, New York
Kelties Restaurant and CateringWestfield, Indiana
La Note Restaurant ProvencalBerkeley, California
Lake Elmo InnLake Elmo, Minnesota
L'Enfant Cafe & BarWashington, D.C.
Level OneWashington, D.C.
Lucile'sFort Worth, Texas
LuLu'sRichmond, Virginia
LuminariasMonterey Park, California
MadhatterWashington, D.C.
Magic FluteSan Francisco, California
MasaBoston, Massachusetts
Mountain View Restaurant at Cheyenne Mountain ResortColorado Springs, Colorado
Mrs. K's Toll HouseSilver Spring, Maryland
Museum CafeOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Norma's at Le Parker MeridienNew York, New York
North End CafeLouisville, Kentucky
OdysseyGranada Hills, California
ParadouNew York, New York
Parks EdgeAtlanta, Georgia
Parrot Cage-Washburne Culinary InstituteChicago, Illinois
PastisNew York, New York
Peacock AlleyNew York, New York
Peacock CafeWashington, D.C.
Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii
PocoNew York, New York
Pond House CafeWest Hartford, Connecticut
Proud BirdLos Angeles, California
Queen Mary Champagne Sunday BrunchLos Angeles, California
R Gang EaterySan Diego, California
The ReefLong Beach, California
RosebudAtlanta, Georgia
The Roycroft InnEast Aurora, New York
Salty's on AlkiSeattle, Washington
Sanfords RestaurantAstoria, New York
Sarabeth's Central Park SouthNew York, New York
Sarabeth's EastNew York, New York
Sarabeth's TriBeCaNew York, New York
Sarabeth's WestNew York, New York
Shanghai Red'sMarina Del Rey, California
The Smith-East VillageNew York, New York
South End ButteryBoston, Massachusetts
Styer's Garden CafeGlen Mills, Pennsylvania
Sundy HouseDelray Beach, Florida
Tap Room-Hotel BethlehemBethlehem, Pennsylvania
TART Restaurant @ Farmer's Daughter HotelLos Angeles, California
Ted's BulletinWashington, D.C.
Tom Hams LighthouseSan Diego, California
Top of the MarkSan Francisco, California
Town's End RestaurantSan Francisco, California
Valley Green InnPhiladelphia, 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.

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.com can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 10 million reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable.com 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 25,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 280 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 United Kingdom. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable.com, a leading restaurant reservation site in the United Kingdom.      

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

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