SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As hot summer days stretch into cool summer nights, 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 Late Night 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.
The list of winners, which includes celebrity-magnet The Darby in New York, Top Chef winner Ilan Hall's The Gorbals in Los Angeles, and the critically acclaimed nopa in San Francisco, covers 24 states and Washington, D.C. California, New York, and Georgia have the greatest number of winning restaurants, with 16, 12, and 11, respectively. Nevada counts 8 winners, followed by Florida with six, and North Carolina and Washington, D.C. with five each. Illinois and Texas boast four winners apiece, with Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, and Tennessee with three each. Hawaii, Oregon, and Pennsylvania have two winners each. Other states represented include Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, and South Carolina. American cuisine easily proved the most popular late-night pick, with more than 30 winners serving homegrown fare.
"The top late-night dining restaurants are a hit with foodies, fun seekers, and industry insiders," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer. "From hot culinary creations, cool cocktail programs, and soundtracks to match, these winning restaurants have high-energy atmospheres that will make any diner want to stay up past bedtime."
The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Late Night Dining Restaurants is generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between August 1, 2011 and July 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 "late night find" was selected as a special feature.
Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Late Night Dining Restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/latenight.
2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Late Night Dining Restaurants in the U.S.
28 Degrees – Boston, Massachusetts 77 South – Leawood, Kansas Adelphia Restaurant – Deptford, New Jersey Ajna Bar – New York, New York Azucar Cuban Cuisine & Cigars – Jersey City, New Jersey B.B. King's Blues Club – Nashville, Tennessee B.B. King's Blues Club – Las Vegas, Nevada B.B. King's Blues Club – Memphis, Tennessee B.B. King's Blues Club – Orlando, Florida B.B. King's Blues Club – West Palm Beach, Florida Bambino Bar & Kitchen – Buffalo, New York Bananas Modern American Diner – Orlando, Florida Bar Cento – Cleveland, Ohio Beauty and Essex – New York, New York Birraporetti's – Houston, Texas Biscuits & Blues – San Francisco, California Bistro Francais – Washington, D.C. Bradstreet Craftshouse Restaurant – Minneapolis, Minnesota The Brown Street Club – Greenville, South Carolina Buttons Food and Music – Addison, Texas Buttons Food and Music – Fort Worth, Texas Café Circa – Atlanta, Georgia Casa di Amore – Las Vegas, Nevada Cavo – Astoria, New York Chambers Eat + Drink – San Francisco, California Chapter One: the modern local – Santa Ana, California Chino Latino – Minneapolis, Minnesota Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro – Atlanta, Georgia Crossroads at House of Blues – Houston, Texas The Darby – New York, New York Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen – Boston, Massachusetts Departure Restaurant and Lounge – Portland, Oregon Dick's Last Resort – Chicago, Illinois do Restaurant at the View – Atlanta, Georgia Draft – Raleigh, North Carolina The Drawing Room – Chicago, Illinois Eclipse di Luna – Atlanta, Georgia Eclipse di Luna-Park Place – Atlanta, Georgia Eulogy Belgian Tavern – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania First Food & Bar – Las Vegas, Nevada Fly Bar & Restaurant – Tampa, Florida Frank Ski's Restaurant & Lounge – Atlanta, Georgia Fujimar (fka Lima) – Washington, D.C. Gilt Club – Portland, Oregon Globe – San Francisco, California The Gorbals – Los Angeles, California Green Russell – Denver, Colorado Guantanamera – New York, New York Gyu-Kaku – Honolulu, Hawaii Gyu-Kaku – Pasadena, California Gyu-Kaku – Torrance, California H Street Country Club – Washington, D.C. The Hamilton – Washington, D.C. Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue – Claremont, California Holsteins-The Cosmpolitan of Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada The Jazz Kitchen – Indianapolis, Indiana Latin Quarter at Universal CityWalk – Orlando, Florida Loca Luna – Atlanta, Georgia Lola – St. Louis, Missouri Lucky's Lounge – Boston, Massachusetts Mez – Charlotte, North Carolina MPD Restaurant – New York, New York MUA – Oakland, California Mulberry Project – New York, New York Nacional 27 – Chicago, Illinois Negril Village – New York, New York The Nest – Indian Wells, California Nine Fine Irishmen-New York New York – Las Vegas, Nevada nopa – San Francisco, California Oola – San Francisco, California Osso Restaurant & Lounge – Charlotte, North Carolina Patria Restaurant and Mixology Lounge – Rahway, New Jersey Perch LA – Los Angeles, California POP Champagne & Dessert Bar – Pasadena, California Restaurant Aura – Minneapolis, Minnesota Rooftop 120 – Glastonbury, Connecticut Rum Bar – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Sanctuaria – St. Louis, Missouri SAX restaurant & lounge – Washington, D.C. Scene Restaurant & Lounge – Huntsville, Alabama Shokudo – Honolulu, Hawaii Shout – Atlanta, Georgia Smoke Jazz and Supper Club – New York, New York SOB's – Sounds of Brazil – New York, New York Soco – Brooklyn, New York Solas – Raleigh, North Carolina Starlite – San Diego, California Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro – Asheville, North Carolina Strip – Atlanta, Georgia Sub Zero Vodka Bar – St. Louis, Missouri Sugar Factory – Las Vegas, Nevada Suzy Wong's House of Yum – Nashville, Tennessee Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint – Atlanta, Georgia Tao Restaurant and Nightclub – Las Vegas, Nevada Taverna Opa – Orlando, Florida Three Aces – Chicago, Illinois Todd English P.U.B. – Las Vegas, Nevada Tsunami – San Francisco, California Twist – Atlanta, Georgia World Café Live at The Queen – Wilmington, Delaware
Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Late Night Dining restaurants in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter's "Dining Check" blog.
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