OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants

California reigns with 37 honorees; Winning restaurants span 29 States, including Alaska and Hawaii

Jul 24, 2012, 08:29 ET from OpenTable

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for summer travel and staycations, 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 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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The winners span 29 states with California handily outpacing the pack with 37 honorees. Washington came in a distant second with eight winning restaurants, followed by five winners in New York and Illinois. Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas count three winning restaurants each, while Alaska, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin have two each. Other states represented include Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Utah. The Chart House, renowned for selecting some of the nation's most stunning sites for their restaurants, earned 10 of the 100 spots on the list.

"Whether they are perched atop a steely skyscraper or set on a serene beach, these award-winning restaurants are culinary destinations for locals and visitors alike," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer. "They offer hungry travelers an opportunity to experience the very best of a city in a single meal, while making local foodies' hearts – and appetites – swell with pride."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants is generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between July 1, 2011 and June 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 "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

2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in the U.S.

42New York, New York
A CapriceTiburon, California
Alchemy Restaurant at Copperwynd ResortPhoenix, Arizona
Alize at the Top of the Palms Casino ResortLas Vegas, Nevada
Aquarius-Dream InnSanta Cruz, California
Bali Hai RestaurantSan Diego, California
Baxter's Lakeside Grille – Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
Beach Chalet Brewery & RestaurantSan Francisco, California
BeachHouse Bar + GrillKirkland, Washington
Bertand at Mister A'sSan Diego, California
Boat House Waterfront DiningTiverton, Rhode Island
CanlisSeattle, Washington
Cannons Seafood GrillDana Point, California
The Celestial SteakhouseCincinnati, Ohio
Chart HouseAtlantic City, New Jersey
Chart HouseCardiff, California
Chart HouseDana Point, California
Chart HouseLongboat Key, Florida
Chart HouseMalibu, California
Chart HouseNewport, Ohio
Chart HousePortland, Oregon
Chart HouseRedondo Beach, California
Chart HouseSan Antonio, Texas
Chart HouseWeehawken, New Jersey
Chelsea's Chowder HouseLong Beach, California
CiteChicago, Illinois
Coach InsigniaDetroit, Michigan
Columbia RestaurantSt. Petersburg, Florida
Compass Restaurant-Hyatt RegencyPhoenix, Arizona
Crow's Nest – Hotel Captain Cook – Anchorage, Alaska
Cutter's CrabhouseSeattle, Washington
Different Pointe of ViewPhoenix, Arizona
Duke's MalibuMalibu, California
Eagle's Nest-Hyatt RegencyIndianapolis, Indiana
Edgewood RestaurantStateline, Nevada
Fish HopperMonterey, California
Five Sixty by Wolfgang PuckDallas, Texas
Flagstaff HouseBoulder, Colorado
Fog Harbor Fish HouseSan Francisco, California
Franciscan Crab RestaurantSan Francisco, California
Georgetowne InnPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Grandview Restaurant and Lounge at The Geneva InnLake Geneva, Wisconsin
Grandviews at the Grand HyattSan Francisco, California
Harbor HouseMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Harbor LightsEast Norwalk, Connecticut
High Finance Restaurant at the Top of the TramAlbuquerque, New Mexico
Highlawn PavilionWest Orange, New Jersey
Il FornaioCoronado, California
Island PrimeSan Diego, California
JJ AstorDuluth, Minnesota
La CostaneraMontara, California
Lynnhaven Fish HouseVirginia Beach, Virginia
Marina CaféDestin, Florida
The Marine RoomLa Jolla, California
McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood Restaurant – San Francisco, California
Metropolitan ClubChicago, Illinois
Miramar Beach RestaurantHalf Moon Bay, California
Monterey Bay Fish GrottoPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Moss Beach DistilleryMoss Beach, California
Nick and Nino's Penthouse SteakhouseSpringfield, Illinois
Old Oyster FactoryHilton Head, South Carolina
Pacific's Edge RestaurantMonterey, California
PalisadeSeattle, Washington
Peaks RestaurantPalm Springs, California
The Penthouse RestaurantSanta Monica, California
Portland City GrillPortland, Oregon
PrimavistaCincinnati, Ohio
R Lounge at Two Times SquareNew York, New York
The Restaurant at AlderbrookUnion, Washington
The Restaurant at Patowmack FarmLovettsville, Virginia
Riva Crabhouse on Navy PierChicago, Illinois
River's EndJenner, California
RobertNew York, New York
Rocky Point RestaurantCarmel, California
Roof Restaurant -- Salt Lake City, Utah
Sandiago's Mexican GrillAlbuquerque, New Mexico
Sarento's Top of the 'I'Honolulu, Hawaii
Seaglass Restaurant and LoungeSalisbury, Massachusetts
Seven GlaciersGirdwood, Alaska
Severn InnAnnapolis, Maryland
Signature Room at the 95thChicago, Illinois
Six Seven Restaurant & LoungeSeattle, Washington
Skates on the BayBerkeley, California
SkyCity Restaurant at the Space NeedleSeattle, Washington
The SpinnakerSausalito, California
Steamers of PismoPismo Beach, California
Steiner Ranch SteakhouseAustin, Texas
Summit House RestaurantEnumclaw, Washington
Sundial Restaurant at the Westin PeachtreeAtlanta, Georgia
SunnysideTahoe City, California
The SunsetLos Angeles, California
Sutro's at the Cliff HouseSan Francisco, California
Top of the HubBoston, Massachusetts
Top of the Riverfront-Millennium HotelSt. Louis, Missouri
Top of the TowerNew York, New York
Top of the World Restaurant-Stratosphere HotelLas Vegas, Nevada
ViewOakdale, New York
West Restaurant and LoungeLos Angeles, California
WP24 by Wolfgang PuckLos Angeles, California
YamashiroHollywood, California

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

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