OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Outdoor Dining Spots

California restaurants take nearly half of all top al fresco spots; multiple winners in Hawaii, Florida, and Arizona

May 21, 2013, 08:31 ET from OpenTable

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As we look forward to warm summer days and balmy nights, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to announce the 2013 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Outdoor Dining 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.


Winning restaurants, which include Geoffrey's Restaurant in Malibu, California, Latitudes in Key West, Florida, and Plumeria Beach House in Kahala, Hawaii, are located in 15 states and the nation's capital. California restaurants swept close to half the spots on the list with 42 winning restaurants. The island state of Hawaii followed with 20 top outdoor dining restaurants, and Florida was not far behind with 16 honorees. Arizona restaurants claimed five spots on the list and New York took three spots. Missouri, Rhode Island, and Texas each have two winners. Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are also represented. American fare was extremely popular, as were seafood and regional cuisines, including Hawaiian and Californian.

"At the winning restaurants, al fresco dining is a true celebration of time and place," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "With the emphasis on fresh, local ingredients that complement the vibrant outdoor ambience at these eateries, diners feel as though they've got the best seat in the house to appreciate the season."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2012 and April 30, 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 "outdoor dining" was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at

2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S.

Auberge du SoleilRutherford, California
Beach Tree at the Hualalai – Kaupulehu, Hawaii
Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal CoveNewport Coast, California
Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort - The BiltmoreSanta Barbara, California
Belmont Brewing CompanyLong Beach, California
Blue Agave ClubPleasanton, California
Blue Dragon RestaurantKamuela, Hawaii
Blue Moon Fish Co.Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Boat House Waterfront DiningTiverton, Rhode Island
Brockton VillaLa Jolla, California
Brown's Beach House -The Fairmont Orchid – Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Cafe AmelieNew Orleans, Louisiana
Cafe Jardin at Sherman GardensCorona Del Mar, California
Cafe MalagaMcKinney, Texas
Cafe Sambal-Mandarin OrientalMiami, Florida
Cafe SecretDel Mar, California
Caffe RiacePalo Alto, California
Capische – Wailea, Hawaii
Carbon Beach Club Restaurant at Malibu Beach InnMalibu, California
Chart House RestaurantFort Lauderdale, Florida
Citron at the Viceroy Palm SpringsPalm Springs, California
Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican HillNewport Coast, California
Corks at Russian River VineyardsForestville, California
Crazy About YouMiami, Florida
DadaDelray Beach, Florida
Deck 84Delray Beach, Florida
Duke's Beach House MauiLahaina, Hawaii
El ChorroParadise Valley, Arizona
Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante MauiWailea, Hawaii
Fuego-Maya HotelLong Beach, California
Gannon's – Wailea, Hawaii
Gaylord's at KilohanaLihue, Hawaii
Geoffrey's RestaurantMalibu, California
George's Ocean TerraceLa Jolla, California
Gram & DunKansas City, Missouri
Hau Tree LanaiHonolulu, Hawaii
Highland's Garden CafeDenver, Colorado
House of TricksTempe, Arizona
Hula Grill - KaanapaliLahaina, Hawaii
Island Lava Java BistroKailua, Hawaii
The IvyWest Hollywood, California
Jake'sPalm Springs, California
Japengo - MauiLahaina, Hawaii
JB's On The BeachDeerfield Beach, Florida
JRDN RestaurantSan Diego, California
Kamuela Provision Co.Waikoloa, Hawaii
L'Appart RestoSan Anselmo, California
Las CampanasRiverside, California
LatitudesKey West, Florida
L'Auberge Restaurant on Oak CreekSedona, Arizona
Lavender BistroLa Quinta, California
Le DiplomateWashington, D.C.
Lon's at The HermosaParadise Valley, Arizona
Mantee CafeStudio City, California
Marche BacchusLas Vegas, Nevada
Michael's Steak ChaletOsage Beach, Missouri
Nine One FiveKey West, Florida
Novo RestaurantSan Luis Obispo, California
The Oar Steak and Seafood GrillPatchogue, New York
OasisKapaa, Hawaii
Oceans 234Deerfield Beach, Florida
Ola at Turtle BayKahuku, Hawaii
Ophelia's on the BaySarasota, Florida
Pacific'OLahaina, Hawaii
Peacock Garden CafeCoconut Grove, Florida
Perch LALos Angeles, California
Pier 23 CafeSan Francisco, California
Pier 45Rochester, New York
Pietro's Italian RestaurantLodi, California
Plantation GardensKoloa, Hawaii
Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii
Portico RestaurantRichmond, Virginia
PoseidonDel Mar, California
Red Fish GrillMiami, Florida
Red Hat on the RiverIrvington, New York
The Restaurant at PonteTemecula, California
RESTAURANT at Sunset MarquisWest Hollywood, California
Rita's Kitchen at Camelback InnScottsdale, Arizona
Rumours EastNashville, Tennessee
Rustic, Francis's FavoritesGeyserville, California
Safari Restaurant RoomNewport, Rhode Island
Sam Choy's Ka LanaiKailua-Kona, Hawaii
Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del CoronadoCoronado, California
Sonoma Wine GardenSanta Monica, California
Spencer's RestaurantPalm Springs, California
Stone Brewing World Bistro & GardensEscondido, California
Stonehouse at San Ysidro RanchSanta Barbara, California
SunnysideTahoe City, California
Sunset Terrace-Grove Park InnAsheville, North Carolina
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & BarNaples, Florida
'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii
Veranda Fireside Lounge & RestaurantSan Diego, California
Villetta BrentwoodSanta Monica, California
West Shore CafeHomewood, California
WilshireSanta Monica, California
Woodshed SmokehouseFort Worth, Texas
Zin Bistro AmericanaWestlake Village, California
ZoubiNew Hope, Pennsylvania

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog.

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