SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer right around the corner, 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 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of nearly 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
California's great outdoors is clearly great for dining, with 36 winning restaurants in the state, including 11 in the Los Angeles area, eight each in Palm Desert-Palm Springs and San Diego, and five in the Bay Area. Florida restaurants claimed 30 spots on the list, with an impressive 17 in the Miami area and nine wins in the city of Naples alone. The Aloha State of Hawaii is home to 16 winning restaurants, nine of which are on the island of Maui. Arizona and New York boast four wins apiece, followed by three in Texas, and two in both Louisiana and Virginia. Other states represented include Colorado, Illinois, and Nevada.
"Dining al fresco makes a meal feel more special – and more social," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer. "Whether you're enjoying a table with a view, terrific weather, or engaging in a bit of people watching, outdoor dining is an event in and of itself. And, the fabulous food at these winning restaurants complements the entire experience, making these tables some of the most coveted reservations."
The Diners' Choice Awards for the Best 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining is generated from nearly 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2011 and April 30, 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 "outdoor dining" was selected as a special feature.
Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/outdoor.
2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Best 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S.
A Fish Called Avalon – Miami Beach, Florida Adobe Grill @ La Quinta Resort – La Quinta, California Alexander's – Naples, Florida BALEENnaples – Naples, Florida Barbatella – Naples, Florida Beachcomber Cafe-Crystal Cove – Newport Coast, California Bimini Boatyard – Fort Lauderdale, Florida Blue Agave Club – Pleasanton, California Blue Coyote Bar & Grill – Palm Springs, California Blue Dragon Restaurant – Kamuela, Hawaii Blue Moon Fish Co. – Fort Lauderdale, Florida Bridge House Tavern – Chicago, Illinois Brockton Villa – San Diego, California Brown's Beach House-The Fairmont Orchid – Kohala Coast, Hawaii Cafe Amelie – New Orleans, Louisiana Cafe Luna – Naples, Florida Cafe Malaga – McKinney, Texas Cafe Pinot – Los Angeles, California Cafe Sambal-Mandarin Oriental Miami – Miami, Florida Cafe Santorini – Los Angeles, California Caffe Riace – Palo Alto, California Campiello – Naples, Florida Capische – Wailea, Hawaii Chart House Restaurant – Miami, Florida Chautauqua Dining Hall – Boulder, Colorado Dada – Delray Beach, Florida Deck 84 – Delray Beach, Florida Duke's Beach House – Lahaina, Hawaii Edendale – Hollywood, California El Chorro – Paradise Valley, Arizona Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante – Wailea, Hawaii Five Palms Beach Grill – Kihei, Hawaii Gannon's – Wailea, Hawaii Gaylord's at Kilohana – Lihue, Hawaii Geoffrey's Restaurant – Malibu, California George's Ocean Terrace – La Jolla, California GG's Waterfront Bar & Grill – Hollywood, Florida Gigino at Wagner Park – New York, New York Handsome Harry's Third Street Bistro – Naples, Florida Hau Tree Lanai – Honolulu, Hawaii The House at Secret Garden – Phoenix, Arizona House of Tricks – Tempe, Arizona Hula Grill-Kaanapali – Maui – Hawaii Jackalope Ranch – Palm Springs, California Jake's – Palm Springs, California Japengo – Lahaina, Hawaii JB's On the Beach – Miami, Florida JRDN Restaurant – San Diego, California Katsuya-Glendale-SBE – Los Angeles, California La Bottega – New York, New York Latitudes – Key West, Florida Lavendar Bistro – La Quinta, California Lon's at The Hermosa – Paradise Valley, Arizona Marche Bacchus – Las Vegas, Nevada Martinique Bistro – New Orleans, Louisiana Max's Grille – Boca Raton, Florida Metro Lafayette – Lafayette, California Milagros – Redwood City, California MiraMare – Naples, Florida Nick's Fishmarket – Wailea, Hawaii Nine One Five – Key West, Florida Novo Restaurant – San Luis Obispo, California Oceans 234 – Deerfield Beach, Florida Olive and June – Austin, Texas Ophelia's on the Bay – Sarasota, Florida Ovations at Wolf Trap – Vienna, Virginia Paradise Cove Beach Cafe – Los Angeles, California Perch LA – Los Angeles, California Pier 23 Cafe – San Francisco, California Pier 45 – Rochester, New York Plantation Gardens – Koloa, Hawaii Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii Portico Restaurant – Richmond, Virginia Poseidon – Del Mar, California Purple Palm Restaurant – Palm Springs, California Red Fish Grill – Miami, Florida Renato's – Miami, Florida The Restaurant at Ponte – Temecula, California RESTAURANT at Sunset Marquis – West Hollywood, California Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar – Boca Raton, Florida Sam Choy's Kai Lanai – Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Sapphire Laguna – Laguna Beach, California Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado – Coronado, California Sonoma Wine Garden – Santa Monica, California Spencer's Restaurant – Palm Springs, California Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort – Laguna Beach, California Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, California Sundowners on The Bay – Key Largo, Florida Sundy House – Delray Beach, Florida Sunset Cove – Tarrytown, New York Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar – Naples, Florida Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar – Palm Desert, California Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar – Kihei, Hawaii Trio On The Bay – North Bay Village, Florida The Turtle Club – Naples, Florida Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant – San Diego, California Vic and Angelo's – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Villa Sorriso – Pasadena, California Wilshire – Santa Monica, California Woodshed Smokehouse – Fort Worth, Texas
Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the top restaurants for outdoor dining in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter's "Dining Check" blog.
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