OpenTable Diners Reveal the Top 50 Wine Lists in the U.S. California, Home to Napa Valley Wine Country, Takes First Place with 11 Restaurants on List; Restaurants in 21 States are Represented with Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington Earning Multiple Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --  As vineyards around the country harvest the grapes that will become tomorrow's wines, OpenTable, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN; www.opentable.com), 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 Diners' Choice Awards for the top 50 restaurants with the most notable wine lists in the United States.  The list of winners is derived from more than 10 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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This geographically diverse list of winners, which includes Aureole in Las Vegas, Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder and Veritas in New York, highlights 50 restaurants in 21 different states. California, arguably home to the nation's best wine producers, boasts an impressive 11 award-winning restaurants. New York, Maryland and Virginia establishments took four spots apiece, while North Carolina and Washington boasted three each. Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan and Nevada are home to two honorees each, while additional states to earn a place on the list include Connecticut, Kansas, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Wisconsin, among others.

"The sommeliers at the winning restaurants put as much passion into carefully curating their wine lists as chefs put into their menus," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer. "Similarly, creating a wine list isn't a one-time venture for these professionals; they constantly adjust their selections to reflect what is happening in vineyards and wineries each year -- as well as in their own kitchens each season. The honorees on this list understand that restaurants are where diners discover new wines and they continue to honor this by pouring the finest wines at the right time."

Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between October 2010 and September 2011, the following 50 restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, received the highest scores for having notable wine lists from OpenTable diners. For more information about this list, please visit http://www.opentable.com/wine.

20 BrixMilford, Ohio

The 3rd Corner Wine Shop & BistroPalm Desert, California

4 Olives RestaurantManhattan, Kansas

Accademia Di VinoNew York, New York

Addison at The Grand Del MarSan Diego, California

Artisanal RestaurantBanner Elk, North Carolina

AureoleLas Vegas, Nevada

bacaroChampaign, Illinois

Bin 36Chicago, Illinois

BIN 38San Francisco, California

Bistro BlancGlenelg, Maryland

BonterraCharlotte, North Carolina

Carpe VinoAuburn, California

Cinghiale-Enoteca (Wine Bar)Baltimore, Maryland

Domaine Hudson wine bar & eateryWilmington, Delaware

Eno Vino Wine Bar and BistroMadison, Wisconsin

EnotriaSacramento, California

Evo BistroMcLean, Virginia

Frasca Food and WineBoulder, Colorado

Grand Cru Wine Bar & BistroArlington, Virginia

The HobbitOrange, California

Iron Bridge Wine CompanyColumbia, Maryland

Iron Bridge Wine CompanyWarrenton, Virginia

Left Bank at Stonehedge Inn and SpaTyngsboro, Massachusetts

Los Olivos Wine Merchant and Wine CafeLos Olivos, California

Marche BacchusLas Vegas, Nevada

Mercy Wine BarDallas, Texas

MetrovinoPortland, Oregon

Morrell Wine Bar and CafeNew York, New York

Napa & CompanyStamford, Connecticut

Novita Wine Bar TrattoriaGarden City, New York

On The SquareTarboro, North Carolina

Pairings BistroBel Air, Maryland

palate food + wineGlendale, California

Purple Cafe and Wine BarSeattle, Washington

Purple Cafe and Wine BarWoodinville, Washington

ReserveGrand Rapids, Michigan

Ristorante PanoramaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

RN74Seattle, Washington

RobustWebster Groves, Missouri

Soif Wine Bar & RestaurantSanta Cruz, California

Sonoma Wine Bar & BistroVirginia Beach, Virginia

Stone Balloon WinehouseNewark, Delaware

The Tasting Room Wine & TapasSt. Augustine, Florida

Tastings Wine Bar and BistroFoxboro, Massachusetts

UPSTAIRS 2Los Angeles, California

VeritasNew York, New York

Vin 48 Restaurant Wine BarAvon, Colorado

VinologyAnn Arbor, Michigan

The Winery Restaurant & Wine BarTustin, California

Diners can also find additional information on the Diners' Choice Awards by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog at http://blog.opentable.com.

About OpenTable Reviews

Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program (http://reviews.opentable.com) helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions.  Diners who recently honored an OpenTable reservation are invited via email to submit restaurant feedback using an online form. Visitors to OpenTable.com can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 10 million reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable.com as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.  

About OpenTable, Inc. 

OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 20,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 200 million diners around the world.  The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable.com, a leading restaurant reservation site in the United Kingdom.      

OpenTable, OpenTable.com, OpenTable logos, toptable and other service names are the trademarks of OpenTable, Inc. and/or its affiliates

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