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.
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 http://www.opentable.com/scenic.
2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in the U.S.
42 – New York, New York A Caprice – Tiburon, California Alchemy Restaurant at Copperwynd Resort – Phoenix, Arizona Alize at the Top of the Palms Casino Resort – Las Vegas, Nevada Aquarius-Dream Inn – Santa Cruz, California Bali Hai Restaurant – San Diego, California Baxter's Lakeside Grille – Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant – San Francisco, California BeachHouse Bar + Grill – Kirkland, Washington Bertand at Mister A's – San Diego, California Boat House Waterfront Dining – Tiverton, Rhode Island Canlis – Seattle, Washington Cannons Seafood Grill – Dana Point, California The Celestial Steakhouse – Cincinnati, Ohio Chart House – Atlantic City, New Jersey Chart House – Cardiff, California Chart House – Dana Point, California Chart House – Longboat Key, Florida Chart House – Malibu, California Chart House – Newport, Ohio Chart House – Portland, Oregon Chart House – Redondo Beach, California Chart House – San Antonio, Texas Chart House – Weehawken, New Jersey Chelsea's Chowder House – Long Beach, California Cite – Chicago, Illinois Coach Insignia – Detroit, Michigan Columbia Restaurant – St. Petersburg, Florida Compass Restaurant-Hyatt Regency – Phoenix, Arizona Crow's Nest – Hotel Captain Cook – Anchorage, Alaska Cutter's Crabhouse – Seattle, Washington Different Pointe of View – Phoenix, Arizona Duke's Malibu – Malibu, California Eagle's Nest-Hyatt Regency – Indianapolis, Indiana Edgewood Restaurant – Stateline, Nevada Fish Hopper – Monterey, California Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck – Dallas, Texas Flagstaff House – Boulder, Colorado Fog Harbor Fish House – San Francisco, California Franciscan Crab Restaurant – San Francisco, California Georgetowne Inn – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Grandview Restaurant and Lounge at The Geneva Inn – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Grandviews at the Grand Hyatt – San Francisco, California Harbor House – Milwaukee, Wisconsin Harbor Lights – East Norwalk, Connecticut High Finance Restaurant at the Top of the Tram – Albuquerque, New Mexico Highlawn Pavilion – West Orange, New Jersey Il Fornaio – Coronado, California Island Prime – San Diego, California JJ Astor – Duluth, Minnesota La Costanera – Montara, California Lynnhaven Fish House – Virginia Beach, Virginia Marina Café – Destin, Florida The Marine Room – La Jolla, California McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood Restaurant – San Francisco, California Metropolitan Club – Chicago, Illinois Miramar Beach Restaurant – Half Moon Bay, California Monterey Bay Fish Grotto – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Moss Beach Distillery – Moss Beach, California Nick and Nino's Penthouse Steakhouse – Springfield, Illinois Old Oyster Factory – Hilton Head, South Carolina Pacific's Edge Restaurant – Monterey, California Palisade – Seattle, Washington Peaks Restaurant – Palm Springs, California The Penthouse Restaurant – Santa Monica, California Portland City Grill – Portland, Oregon Primavista – Cincinnati, Ohio R Lounge at Two Times Square – New York, New York The Restaurant at Alderbrook – Union, Washington The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm – Lovettsville, Virginia Riva Crabhouse on Navy Pier – Chicago, Illinois River's End – Jenner, California Robert – New York, New York Rocky Point Restaurant – Carmel, California Roof Restaurant -- Salt Lake City, Utah Sandiago's Mexican Grill – Albuquerque, New Mexico Sarento's Top of the 'I' – Honolulu, Hawaii Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge – Salisbury, Massachusetts Seven Glaciers – Girdwood, Alaska Severn Inn – Annapolis, Maryland Signature Room at the 95th – Chicago, Illinois Six Seven Restaurant & Lounge – Seattle, Washington Skates on the Bay – Berkeley, California SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle – Seattle, Washington The Spinnaker – Sausalito, California Steamers of Pismo – Pismo Beach, California Steiner Ranch Steakhouse – Austin, Texas Summit House Restaurant – Enumclaw, Washington Sundial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree – Atlanta, Georgia Sunnyside – Tahoe City, California The Sunset – Los Angeles, California Sutro's at the Cliff House – San Francisco, California Top of the Hub – Boston, Massachusetts Top of the Riverfront-Millennium Hotel – St. Louis, Missouri Top of the Tower – New York, New York Top of the World Restaurant-Stratosphere Hotel – Las Vegas, Nevada View – Oakdale, New York West Restaurant and Lounge – Los Angeles, California WP24 by Wolfgang Puck – Los Angeles, California Yamashiro – Hollywood, 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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