OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 American Fare Restaurants

Texas Restaurants Earn Top Honors, Followed by California, New York, South Carolina, and Maryland

Nov 14, 2012, 08:31 ET from OpenTable, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the holiday dining season, 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 the Top 100 American Fare 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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The list of winners, which includes Annisa in New York City, Lola in Cleveland, and Sweet Basil in Vail, Colo., spans 31 states and Washington, D.C.  Texas has the greatest number of winners with 10, followed by California with eight winners, and New York and South Carolina with seven each. Maryland boasts six winning restaurants, trailed by Colorado and Missouri with five honorees apiece. Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania all have four winning restaurants, while Connecticut, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia have three each.  Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Utah, and Washington, D.C. all have two award winners. Arkansas earned a single spot, as did Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Oregon, and Washington.

"Food is the cornerstone of holiday celebrations, and American fare is the perfect fit with which to fete them," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer.  "These winning restaurants are serving the finest of the fall harvest in ways both familiar and unique, giving family and friends dishes that help remind them of years past and anticipate those to come."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between November 1, 2011 and October 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 "American cuisine" was selected as a special feature.

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

2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the U.S.

1789 RestaurantWashington, D.C.
A Toute HeureCranford, New Jersey
AbacusDallas, Texas
The American RestaurantKansas City, Missouri
Annie Gunn'sChesterfield, Missouri
AnnisaNew York, New York
AriaAtlanta, Georgia
Ashley's Restaurant-Capital HotelLittle Rock, Arkansas
Bartlett Pear InnEaston, Maryland
Baxter's Lakeside GrilleLake Ozark, Missouri
Blue HillNew York, New York
Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York
The Blue OxLynn, Massachusetts
BluestemKansas City, Missouri
BoulevardSan Francisco, California
Bouquet Restaurant and Wine BarCovington, Kentucky
Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country RestaurantFredericksburg, Texas
The Cafe at BrookwoodBrookshire, Texas
CanoeAtlanta, Georgia
Carpe Diem RestaurantCharlotte, North Carolina
CastagnaPortland, Oregon
CharlestonBaltimore, Maryland
Charleston GrillCharleston, South Carolina
Cheever's CafeOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Chef's Table at the EdgewaterWinter Garden, Florida
The Classic CafeRoanoke, Texas
Coldwater Cafe & CateringTipp City, Ohio
CommunalProvo, Utah
Corbett's Fine DiningLouisville, Kentucky
CorduroyWashington, D.C.
CraftNew York, New York
Dal RaePico Rivera, California
DANTETremont, Ohio
Devereaux'sGreenville, South Carolina
The DockNewport Beach, California
Eleven Madison ParkNew York, New York
Ellerbe Fine FoodsFort Worth, Texas
Fearing'sDallas, Texas
FIG -- Charleston, South Carolina
Flagstaff HouseBoulder, Colorado
Gramercy TavernNew York, New York
GroveGrand Rapids, Michigan
HamptonsSumter, South Carolina
Harry's RestaurantManhattan, Kansas
HeronsCary, North Carolina
Joan's in the ParkSaint Paul, Minnesota
John Bentley'sRedwood City, California
K RestaurantOrlando, Florida
Lahaina GrillLahaina, Hawaii
Lilly's BistroLouisville, Kentucky
LJ's & The Kat LoungeHagerstown, Maryland
Lola-A Michael Symon RestaurantCleveland, Ohio
The MacintoshCharleston, South Carolina
Manhattan Beach PostManhattan Beach, California
Masraff'sHouston, Texas
McEwen's on MonroeMemphis, Tennessee
MicaChestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
The Mill at 2TTariffville, Connecticut
Millwright'sSimsbury, Connecticut
Milton's Cuisine and CocktailsAlpharetta, Georgia
MokomandySterling, Virginia
Mulvaney's B&LSacramento, California
Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail LoungeMinneapolis, Minnesota
Nana's RestaurantDurham, North Carolina
NicheClayton, Missouri
The Orchard RestaurantKennett Square, Pennsylvania
Orchids at Palm CourtCincinnati, Ohio
The Parson's TableLittle River, South Carolina
Paseo GrillOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Patti's 1880's SettlementGrand Rivers, Kentucky
Peli PeliHouston, Texas
Peninsula GrillCharleston, South Carolina
Per SeNew York, New York
The Prime RibBaltimore, Maryland
The PullmanGlenwood Springs, Colorado
The Ranch RestaurantAnaheim, California
Restaurant TallentBloomington, Indiana
Root DownDenver, Colorado
The Root Restaurant & BarWhite Lake, Michigan
Saddle Peak LodgeCalabasas, California
The Schoolhouse at CannondaleWilton, Connecticut
Seasons 52Phoenix, Arizona
Shoemaker's GrilleLynchburg, Virginia
Silo Elevated Cuisine-1604San Antonio, Texas
Silo Elevated Cuisine-Alamo HeightsSan Antonio, Texas
SplendidoBeaver Creek, Colorado
St. John's Meeting PlaceChattanooga, Tennessee
St. Johns' RestaurantChattanooga, Tennessee
StoryPrairie Village, Kansas
Sweet BasilVail, Colorado
Talula's GardenPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
TilthSeattle, Washington
The Tree Room at Sundance – Sundance, Utah
Vernick Food & DrinkPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
VieWestern Springs, Illinois
Vintage TavernSuffolk, Virginia
VOLTFrederick, Maryland
Washington InnCape May, New Jersey
White Barn InnKennebunk, Maine
Woodberry KitchenBaltimore, Maryland

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter's "Dining Check" blog.

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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. 

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