OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants Twenty-Six States Boast Winning Restaurants with California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington Earning Multiple Honors

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for fabulous fall dining, 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 Fit for Foodies 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 gifted chefs and inventive menus, the list of winners spans 26 states and includes Beast in Portland, Oregon, Moto in Chicago, and Vedge in Philadelphia. California accounts for 20 honorees, followed by Pennsylvania with 10 winners and Illinois with nine. Oregon and Washington restaurants each boast seven standouts apiece. Arizona, New York, and Texas all claim five winners. Colorado and Maine earned four spots, while both Minnesota and North Carolina have three. Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, and Missouri each have two winning restaurants. Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia restaurants are also represented. Restaurants serving American fare, including Californian, Northwest, and Southern, proved most popular; other notable cuisines on the list include French, Italian, Japanese, and vegetarian.

"These restaurants put the wow factor in everything they serve," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "Through pure imagination and ingenuity, they're taking culinary creativity to another level with delicious dishes that are as fun to eat as they are to share on social media."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between September 1, 2012, and August 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 "fit for foodies" was selected as a special feature.

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

2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in the U.S.

a(MUSE.)Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
AcadiaChicago, Illinois
All SpiceSan Mateo, California
AlturaSeattle, Washington
Art Cafe 26Williamsburg, Virginia
Autre MondeBerwyn, Illinois
AviaryPortland, Oregon
Bar LolaPortland, Maine
Barley SwineAustin, Texas
BeastPortland, Oregon
Beast and BottleDenver, Colorado
Belly and TrumpetDallas, Texas
BenuSan Francisco, California
BibouPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Bink's MidtownPhoenix, Arizona
Binkley's RestaurantCave Creek, Arizona
Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York
BOCACincinnati, Ohio
The Bocuse Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of AmericaHyde Park, New York
Canyon KitchenSapphire, North Carolina
Carpe VinoAuburn, California
Cascina SpinasseSeattle, Washington
CastagnaPortland, Oregon
ChalkboardHealdsburg, California
CommisOakland, California
Craigie on MainCambridge, Massachusetts
CrossroadsLos Angeles, California
CrudoPhoenix, Arizona
CurateAsheville, North Carolina
DriftwoodDallas, Texas
The Farm and FishermanPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Farmhouse Inn & RestaurantForestville, California
FeastNew York, New York
FIGCharleston, South Carolina
Fishing With DynamiteManhattan Beach, California
Five BistroSt. Louis, Missouri
ForageSalt Lake City, Utah 
Fore StreetPortland, Maine
FrancesSan Francisco, California
GirasolStudio City, California
Girl & the GoatChicago, Illinois
goosefootChicago, Illinois
Gracie'sProvidence, Rhode Island
GroveGrand Rapids, Michigan
The GroveDelray Beach, Florida
Gwynnett St.Brooklyn, New York
Heidi'sMinneapolis, Minnesota
Highlands Bar & GrillBirmingham, Alabama
How To Cook A WolfSeattle, Washington
Hugo's RestaurantPortland, Maine
HuskNashville, Tennessee 
iNG RestaurantChicago, Illinois
ink.Los Angeles, California
IRON at Marcus PointePensacola, Florida
JunoChicago, Illinois
KabochaChicago, Illinois
Le PigeonPortland, Oregon
Lenoir RestaurantAustin, Texas
Little FishPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
MaisonLancaster, Pennsylvania
ManresaLos Gatos, California
Moto RestaurantChicago, Illinois
n/nakaLos Angeles, California
Natural SelectionPortland, Oregon
NicheClayton, Missouri
The North Fork Table & InnSouthold, New York
o yaBoston, Massachusetts
Old MajorDenver, Colorado 
PapillesLos Angeles, California
The PassHouston, Texas
PiccoloMinneapolis, Minnesota
The Pickled HeronPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
PlaygroundSanta Ana, California
PoppySeattle, Washington
PoshScottsdale, Arizona
PrimoRockland, Maine
The PullmanGlenwood Springs, Colorado
The Restaurant at MeadowoodSaint Helena, California
Restaurant AlmaMinneapolis, Minnesota
RoePortland, Oregon
RootNew Orleans, Louisiana
SaisonSan Francisco, California
SbragaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
SerpicoPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Seven Sows Bourbon and LarderAsheville, North Carolina
ShinBayScottsdale, Arizona
Shorebreak LodgeRehoboth Beach, Delaware
Sir and Star at the OlemaOlema, California
The Smoking Goat RestaurantSan Diego, California
Sons & DaughtersSan Francisco, California
Spur GastropubSeattle, Washington
The Squeaky BeanDenver, Colorado
Staple & Fancy MercantileSeattle, Washington
TakashiChicago, Illinois
TilthSeattle, Washington
Uptown Billiards ClubPortland, Oregon
VedgePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Vernick Food & DrinkPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
VetriPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Woodfire GrillAtlanta, Georgia

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Fit for Foodies 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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