SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the time to toast the holidays draws near, 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 with the Most Notable Wine Lists 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 Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, RN74 in Seattle, and Veritas in New York, spans 25 states and Washington, D.C. California, renowned for its wine country, has the greatest number of winners with 17, followed by Maryland with nine winners and Washington with eight. Florida and New York boast six winning restaurants apiece, trailed by Texas and Virginia with five honorees, Colorado and South Carolina with four, and Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania with three each. The states of Connecticut, Denver, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, and Tennessee all have two award winners. Washington, D.C. earned a single spot as did Arizona, Kansas, and Wisconsin. Restaurants serving American fare dominated the list; however, a variety of cuisines are represented, including French, Italian, Spanish, and tapas.
"These winning restaurants understand that the right sip brings out the best in every bite," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "Each honoree has created thoughtful wine lists that go beyond merely complimenting their dishes. The offerings manage to educate and excite diners at different price points so that discovering a new wine or revisiting a familiar varietal is accessible to virtually every guest."
The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Wine Lists are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between October 1, 2011 and September 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 "Notable Wine List" was selected as a special feature.
Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Wine Lists in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/wine.
2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Wine Lists in the U.S.
20 Brix – Milford, Ohio 360 Bistro – Nashville, Tennessee The 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro – Palm Desert, California 4 Olives Restaurant – Manhattan, Kansas Acquerello – San Francisco, California Addison at The Grand Del Mar – San Diego, California Aida Bistro & Wine Bar – Columbia, Maryland Andre's Bouchee Bistro and Wine Bar – Carmel, California Angelina's Ristorante – Bonita Springs, Florida Artisanal Restaurant – Banner Elk, North Carolina Aureole – Las Vegas, Nevada Barolo Grill – Denver, Colorado Bin 36 – Chicago, Illinois BIN 38 – San Francisco, California Bistro Blanc – Glenelg, Maryland Block 7 – Houston, Texas Bonterra – Charlotte, North Carolina Bouchon – Santa Barbara, California Buckheads – Richmond, Virginia Canlis – Seattle, Washington Carpe Vino – Auburn, California Casa D'Angelo – Fort Lauderdale, Florida 'Cesca Charleston – Charleston, South Carolina Chez Francois – Vermilion, Ohio Cinghiale-Enoteca – Baltimore, Maryland Copia Restaurant and Wine Garden – St. Louis, Missouri Cork Restaurant – Chandler, Arizona The Curious Grape – Arlington, Virginia daryl Restaurant – New Brunswick, New Jersey DOC Wine Bar – Lombard, Illinois Domaine Hudson – Wilmington, Delaware Eno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro – Madison, Wisconsin Enotria Restaurant – Sacramento, California Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – West Hartford, Connecticut Flyte World Dining & Wine – Nashville, Tennessee Frasca Food and Wine – Boulder, Colorado Grand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro – Arlington, Virginia Grapeseed – Bethesda, Maryland Graziano's – Coral Gables, Florida Hampton Street Vineyard – Columbia, South Carolina The Hobbit – Orange, California Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar – Highlands Ranch, Colorado Iron Bridge Wine Company – Columbia, Maryland Iron Bridge Wine Company – Warrenton, Virginia The Joel Palmer House – Dayton, Oregon La Famiglia Ristorante – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania La Sirena – West Palm Beach, Florida Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe – Los Olivos, California Marche Bacchus – Las Vegas, Nevada Max's Wine Dive – Austin, Texas Max's Wine Dive – San Antonio, Texas Mercy Wine Bar – Dallas, Texas Metrovino – Portland, Oregon Morrell Wine Bar & Café – New York, New York Napa & Company – Stamford, Connecticut Novita Wine Bar Trattoria – Garden City, New York On The Square – Tarboro, North Carolina Pairings Bistro – Bel Air, Maryland The Pluckemin Inn – Bedminster, New Jersey Porter's Steakhouse – Collinsville, Illinois Press – Saint Helena, California Proof Restaurant – Washington, D.C. Purple Cafe and Wine Bar – Bellevue, Washington Purple Cafe and Wine Bar – Kirkland, Washington Purple Cafe and Wine Bar – Seattle, Washington Purple Cafe and Wine Bar – Woodinville, Washington Red Fish Restaurant – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Red Newt Bistro – Hector, New York The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro – Columbus, Ohio Reserve – Grand Rapids, Michigan Ristorante Panorama – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania RN74 – Seattle, Washington Robust – Webster Groves, Missouri The Royce at the Langham – Pasadena, California SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar – North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Sip Restaurant – Issaquah, Washington Soif Wine Bar Restaurant – Santa Cruz, California Sonoma Grille – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro – Virginia Beach, Virginia Stone Balloon Winehouse – Newark, Delaware Stonehome Wine Bar & Restaurant – Brooklyn, New York Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen – Kansas City, Missouri The Tasting Room @ City Centre – Houston, Texas The Tasting Room Wine & Tapas – Saint Augustine, Florida Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro – Foxboro, Massachusetts Troquet – Boston, Massachusetts Two 40 South Restaurant & Wine Bar – Brea, California Undici – Rumson, New Jersey UPSTAIRS 2 – Los Angeles, California Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar – Denver, Colorado Veritas – New York, New York Vertical Wine Bistro – Pasadena, California Vines Grille and Wine Bar – Orlando, Florida Vino Rosina – Baltimore, Maryland Vinology – Ann Arbor, Michigan Whitehouse-Crawford – Walla Walla, Washington Wine 30 – New York, New York The Wine Kitchen on the Creek – Frederick, Maryland Wine Market Bistro – Baltimore, Maryland The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar – Tustin, California
Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Wine Lists in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter's "Dining Check" blog.
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