OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S. California and New York boast the most top brunch restaurants; Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Washington, D.C. eateries well represented

SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Mother's Day, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to announce the 2013 Diners' Choice Award winners for Top 100 Best Brunch 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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Winning restaurants, which include Belga Cafe in Washington, D.C., Cookshop in New York, and RESTAURANT at Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, are scattered throughout 26 states and the nation's capital. The coastal states of California and New York have the greatest number of best restaurants for brunch, with 17 and 13, respectively. The South made a strong showing, with Florida claiming 8 winning restaurants and Georgia with 7 honorees. Texas and Washington, D.C. restaurants earned five places apiece, while Colorado, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington each have four.  Illinois and Pennsylvania each have three award winners, while Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, and Missouri have two. Arizona, Delaware, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin are also represented. Belgian, Creole, French, Mediterranean, and Mexican fare are featured; however, American cuisine handily dominates the list.

"Americans didn't invent brunch, but these winning restaurants have come to define it," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "Whether its folks seeking to kick-start Saturday dining adventures or gather with loved ones over a sumptuous meal on a Sunday afternoon, brunch is a national pastime for foodies, friends, and families."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013.  All restaurants with a minimum "overall" score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration.  Qualifying 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 Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/bestbrunch.

2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S.

94th Aero SquadronMiami, Florida
94th Aero SquadronSan Diego, California
Allgauer'sLisle, Illinois
Atchafalaya RestaurantNew Orleans, Louisiana
B Matthews EaterySavannah, Georgia
Bananas Modern American DinerOrlando, Florida
Beau MondePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Belga CafeWashington, D.C.
Bella Vista at Four Season Resort-The Biltmore Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, California
Bernardo's @ the Hotel Galvez
Galveston, Texas
Big JonesChicago, Illinois
Biltmore BrunchCoral Gables, Florida
Bistro La BonCharlotte, North Carolina
Bixby'sSt. Louis, Missouri
Brockton VillaLa Jolla, California
The Cafe at The Ritz-Carlton BuckheadAtlanta, Georgia
Cafe FleuriBoston, Massachusetts
Cafe ModernFort Worth, Texas
Cafe MonteCharlotte, North Carolina
Cafe SebastienneKansas City, Missouri
Chateau MorrisetteFloyd, Virginia
Chez ZeeAustin, Texas
Circle Brunch-The BreakersPalm Beach, Florida
CookshopNew York, New York
Cooperage Inn RestaurantBaiting Hollow, New York
Corner Shop CaféNew York, New York
Croc's 19th Street BistroVirginia Beach, Virginia
Croissants Bistro and BakeryMyrtle Beach, South Carolina
The Crystal Room at Le Pavillon HotelNew Orleans, Louisiana
DatzTampa, Florida
DeerfieldNewark, Delaware
Deerpark RestaurantAsheville, North Carolina
Di Valletta RestaurantGreensboro, North Carolina
The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & SpaSnoqualmie, Washington
Einstein'sAtlanta, Georgia
Ellyngton's at the Brown PalaceDenver, Colorado
EnvoyMilwaukee, Wisconsin
French BlueSt. Helena, California
Garden CourtSan Francisco, California
Garden Terrace at The Inverness HotelEnglewood, Colorado
Gertrude'sBaltimore, Maryland
Gramercy TerraceNew York, New York
Grand ConcoursePittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Greenbriar InnBoulder, Colorado
Hawaii Prince-Prince CourtHonolulu, Hawaii
Hillbilly TeaLouisville, Kentucky
Humphreys RestaurantSan Diego, California
JaneNew York, New York
KravingsTarzana, California
La Note Restaurant ProvencalBerkeley, California
Lake Elmo InnLake Elmo, Minnesota
Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantLakemont, Georgia
Las BrisasLaguna Beach, California
Library BistroSeattle, Washington
Lucile'sFort Worth, Texas
M ST. Cafe –St. Paul, Minnesota
Magic FluteSan Francisco, California
Max's Wine DiveHouston, Texas
Mission Inn RestaurantRiverside, California
Mister CollinsBal Harbour, Florida
Mountain View Restaurant at Cheyenne Mountain ResortColorado Springs, Colorado
Mrs. K's Toll HouseSilver Spring, Maryland
Museum CafeOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Nellie's Sports BarWashington, D.C.
Norma's at Le Parker MeridienNew York, New York
North End CafeLouisville, Kentucky
Oasis CafeSalt Lake City, Utah
O'Neill's Bar & GrillMission Viejo, California
Palm Court at The Scottsdale ResortScottsdale, Arizona
Parks EdgeAtlanta, Georgia
Parrot Cage-Washburne Culinary InstituteChicago, Illinois
Pasha MezzeNorfolk, Virginia
PastisNew York, New York
Peacock Garden CafeCoconut Grove, Florida
Petite ChouCarmel, Indiana
Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii
Ports O CallSan Pedro, California
Queen Mary Champagne Sunday BrunchLos Angeles, California
RESTAURANT at Sunset MarquisWest Hollywood, California
RosebudAtlanta, Georgia
The Roycroft InnEast Aurora, New York
Salty's at Redondo BeachDes Moines, Washington
Salty's on AlkiSeattle, Washington
Sanfords RestaurantAstoria, New York
Sarabeth's Central Park SouthNew York, New York
Sarabeth's WestNew York, New York
Seasons RestaurantWashington, D.C.
The Smith-East VillageNew York, New York
SocoBrooklyn, New York
Sophia's Restaurant at The Fairview InnJackson, Missouri
South End ButteryBoston, Massachusetts
Sun in my Belly-Neighborhood CafeDecatur, Georgia
Sundy HouseDelray Beach, Florida
Ted's BulletinWashington, D.C.
TJ's at The Jefferson HotelRichmond, Virginia
Tom Hams LighthouseSan Diego, California
Top of the MarkSan Francisco, California
Town HallWashington, D.C.
Valley Green InnPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 restaurants for brunch in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable "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
OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating approximately 10 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 27,000 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 400 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.

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