OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants Winning restaurants span 29 states, including Alaska and Hawaii; La Jolla, Portland, and Seattle are the top scenic cities

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At the height of summer vacation season, 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 Scenic View 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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With spectacular views of natural wonder and city landmarks, the list of winners spans 29 states and includes Canlis in Seattle, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck in Dallas, and Top of the Hub in Boston.  The picturesque state of California makes a strong showing with 22 honorees. Washington follows with seven top scenic restaurants, trailed by Maryland, Nevada, and New York, with six winners each. Oregon restaurants claim five spots on the list, and Massachusetts and North Carolina have each earned four spots apiece. Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania all boast three winners. Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin each have two winning restaurants. Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Utah are also represented. Eateries specializing in American fare, including Californian and Pacific Northwest regional, proved particularly popular, as did seafood restaurants.

"A table at any of these winning restaurants is sure to be the crown jewel of your travel and dining experiences," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer.  "In a single sitting, you can take in the very best vistas of each city while feasting on fresh, local ingredients and specialties to help you capture the true essence of the region."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between July 1, 2012, and June 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 "scenic view" was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/scenic.

2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in the U.S.

A CapriceTiburon, California

ACQUAForest Lake, Minnesota

Allegheny GrilleFoxburg, Pennsylvania

Baxter's Lakeside GrilleLake Ozark, Missouri

Beach Walk Henderson Park InnDestin, Florida

Beachcomber Cafe-Crystal CoveNewport Coast, California

BeachHouse Bar + GrillKirkland, Washington

Bertand at Mister A'sSan Diego, California

Big Water Grille – Incline Villa, Nevada

Boat House Waterfront DiningTiverton, Rhode Island

Brockton VillaLa Jolla, California

CanlisSeattle, Washington

Canyon KitchenSapphire, North Carolina

Castle Hill InnNewport, Rhode Island

The Celestial SteakhouseCincinnati, Ohio

Chart HouseLake Tahoe, Nevada

Chart HousePortland, Oregon

Chart HouseSan Antonio, Texas

Chart HouseWeehawken, New Jersey

Chateau MorrisetteFloyd, Virginia

Coach InsigniaDetroit, Michigan

Crow's Nest-Hotel Captain CookAnchorage, Alaska

Cusp Dining & DrinksLa Jolla, California

Different Pointe of ViewPhoenix, Arizona

Dockside RestaurantYork Harbor, Maine

Edgewood RestaurantStateline, Nevada

Eiffel TowerLas Vegas, Nevada

Five Sixty by Wolfgang PuckDallas, Texas

Flagstaff HouseBoulder, Colorado

The Gelston House – East Hadda, Connecticut

George's Ocean TerraceLa Jolla, California

The Grandview Restaurant and Lounge at The Geneva InnLake Geneva, Wisconsin

Harbor HouseMilwaukee, Wisconsin

Harbour LightsSaint Michael, Maryland

Hemingway's Restaurant-Bay Bridge MarinaStevensville, Maryland

High Finance Restaurant at the Top of the TramAlbuquerque, New Mexico

Highlawn PavilionWest Orange, New Jersey

The Hobbit RestaurantOcean City, Maryland

Isabela on GrandviewPittsburgh, Pennsylvania

James Landing Grille at the MarinaWilliamsburg, Virginia

Kentmorr RestaurantStevensville, Maryland

Kimball's KitchenDuck, North Carolina

La MarinaNew York, New York

Landfall RestaurantWoods Hole, Massachusetts

Las BrisasLaguna Beach, California

Le Vigne at Montaluce WineryDahlonega, Georgia

Lighthouse SoundBishopville, Maryland

Mandarin Bar-Mandarin OrientalLas Vegas, Nevada

The Marine RoomLa Jolla, California

McLoone's Pier HouseLong Branch, New Jersey

Michael's Steak ChaletOsage Beach, Missouri

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto-Mt. WashingtonPittsburgh, Pennsylvania

MoonshadowsMalibu, California

Noble RotPortland, Oregon

North Shore GrillLakeville, New York

OceanKennebunkport, Maine

Old Fort PubHilton Head Island, South Carolina

ON20Hartford, Connecticut

Orange County Mining Co.Santa Ana, California

Pacific's Edge RestaurantCarmel, California

PalisadeSeattle, Washington

Pier 45Rochester, New York

Portland City GrillPortland, Oregon

PrimavistaCincinnati, Ohio

QuartetPortland, Oregon

R Lounge at Two Times SquareNew York, New York

The Restaurant at AlderbrookUnion, Washington

Rhumb LineVentura, California

River CrabSt. Clair, Michigan

River's EndJenner, California

Roof RestaurantSalt Lake City, Utah

Salute E Vita RistoranteRichmond, California

Sarento's Top of the 'I'Honolulu, Hawaii

Sea VenturePismo Beach, California

Seaglass Restaurant and LoungeSalisbury, Massachusetts

Seven GlaciersGirdwood, Alaska

Severn InnAnnapolis, Maryland

Sierra Mar-Post Ranch InnBig Sur, California

Six Seven Restaurant & LoungeSeattle, Washington

Skates on the BayBerkeley, California

SkyCity Restaurant at the Space NeedleSeattle, Washington

The SpinnakerSausalito, California

Stone Cliff Inn – Carver, Oregon

Summit House RestaurantEnumclaw, Washington

Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin PeachtreeAtlanta, Georgia

Sunset Terrace-Grove Park InnAsheville, North Carolina

Sutro's at the Cliff HouseSan Francisco, California

Table at CrestwoodBoone, North Carolina

Tom Ham's LighthouseSan Diego, California

Top of the HubBoston, Massachusetts

Top of the PointWest Palm Beach, Florida

Top of the Riverfront-Millennium HotelSt. Louis, Missouri

Top of the World Restaurant-Stratosphere HotelLas Vegas, Nevada

Topside Waterfront RestaurantHilton Head Island, South Carolina

Twenty Eight Atlantic at Wequassett ResortEast Harwich, Massachusetts

'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii

ViewOakdale, New York

The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake InnLake Placid, New York

West Shore CafeHomewood, California

Wind & Sea RestaurantDana Point, California

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants 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 20 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 more than 12 million diners per month via online bookings across approximately 28,000 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 490 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 http://www.opentable.com.

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