OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America

Standout Scenic Restaurants Cover 28 States; California, Washington, Hawaii, and Florida Claim Greatest Number of Winners

06 Aug, 2014, 08:30 ET from OpenTable

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of summer vacation season, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is pleased to honor the 2014 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Featuring restaurants showcasing both natural and urban beauty that attract locals and travelers alike, the complete list includes award winners in 28 states, such as Chart House Restaurant in Monterey, California, Top of Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Water's Edge in Long Island City, New York. The geographically diverse state of California handily dominates with 38 winning restaurants. Washington follows with seven honorees, Hawaii with five, and Florida with four. Arizona, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Wyoming each have three award winners. Michigan and New Jersey have two apiece. Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Virginia are also represented.

Diners delighted most in scenic views of the water, with oceanfront restaurants proving most popular, followed closely by lakeside and riverfront eateries. Cityscape establishments and those in natural settings were equally common on the list. American cuisine was most prevalent, followed by seafood. Chinese, French, Italian, Peruvian, and Polynesian fares are also present on the list.

"The spectacular vistas at these winning restaurants are as stunning as the delicious dishes the chefs are presenting," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "From breathtaking waterfront seating to sweeping city views, these restaurants represent the very best in destination dining around our beautiful country."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. All restaurants with a minimum "overall" score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying 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 America according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/best-scenic-view-restaurants-in-america.

2014 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America

360 Steakhouse-Harrah'sCouncil Bluffs, Iowa A CapriceTiburon, California Aerie Restaurant & LoungeAcme, Michigan Alchemy Restaurant at Copperwynd ResortFountain Hills, Arizona Armani'sTampa, Florida ArniesMukilteo, Washington Bali Hai RestaurantSan Diego, California Baxter's Lakeside GrilleLake Ozark, Missouri Beach House Restaurant at Lovers PointPacific Grove, California Beau's On The RiverCuyahoga Falls, Ohio Bertrand at Mister A'sSan Diego, California Boat House Waterfront DiningTiverton, Rhode Island Bon AppetitDunedin, Florida Bridges RestaurantGrasonville, Maryland Calcutta Grill-Golf Club at NewcastleNewcastle, Washington California Market at Carmel HighlandsCarmel, California Cannons Seafood GrillDana Point, California Canyon KitchenSapphire, North Carolina Castle Hill InnNewport, Rhode Island The Celestial SteakhouseCincinnati, Ohio Chart HouseAtlantic City, New Jersey Chart HouseCardiff, California Chart HouseDana Point, California Chart HouseMonterey, California Chart HouseNewport, Kentucky Chart HousePortland, Oregon Christy HillTahoe City, California Compass Arizona Grill-Hyatt RegencyPhoenix, Arizona CouloirTeton Village, Wyoming Cusp Dining & DrinksLa Jolla, California Different Pointe of ViewPhoenix, Arizona Dockside RestaurantYork Harbor, Maine The Duck Club Restaurant at the Bodega Bay LodgeBodega Bay, California Eagle's Nest-Hyatt RegencyIndianapolis, Indiana El Encanto Dining RoomSanta Barbara, California The Fish MarketSan Diego, California Flagstaff HouseBoulder, Colorado Gar Woods Grill and Pier RestaurantCarnelian Bay, California Giada-The CromwellLas Vegas, Nevada Glass-wine. bar. kitchen. at Ledges HotelHawley, Pennsylvania The Granary RestaurantJackson Hole, Wyoming The Grandview Restaurant and Lounge at The Geneva InnLake Geneva, Wisconsin Harbor HouseMilwaukee, Wisconsin Harbor RestaurantSanta Barbara, California High Finance Restaurant at the Top of the TramAlbuquerque, New Mexico The Hobbit RestaurantOcean City, Maryland Isabela on GrandviewPittsburgh, Pennsylvania Island Lava Java BistroKailua, Hawaii Island PrimeSan Diego, California Ivar's Mukilteo LandingMukilteo, Washington Ivar's Salmon HouseSeattle, Washington Jake's Del MarDel Mar, California JJ AstorDuluth, Minnesota Kimball's KitchenDuck, North Carolina La CostaneraMontara, California Lone Eagle GrilleIncline Village, Nevada The Marine RoomLa Jolla, California McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood RestaurantSan Francisco, California Michel's at the Colony SurfHonolulu, Hawaii Monterey Bay Fish Grotto-Mt. WashingtonPittsburgh, Pennsylvania MoonrakerPacifica, California Moss Beach DistilleryMoss Beach, California Mural Room-Grand Teton Lodging CompanyMoran, Wyoming Nick's CoveMarshall, California OceanKennebunkport, Maine Orange County Mining Co.Santa Ana, California Pacific's Edge RestaurantCarmel, California Panini Bay Waterfront RestaurantTuckerton, New Jersey PrimavistaCincinnati, Ohio Queensview SteakhouseLong Beach, California Ray's BoathouseSeattle, Washington Reading Room Restaurant at The Bar Harbor InnBar Harbor, Maine The Restaurant at Patowmack FarmLovettsville, Virginia River CrabSt. Clair, Michigan River's EndJenner, California Sea VenturePismo Beach, California Seaglass Restaurant and LoungeSalisbury, Massachusetts Seasons At The Ocean HouseWesterly, Rhode Island Seven SeasHartland, Wisconsin Severn InnAnnapolis, Maryland The Signature Prime Steak & SeafoodHonolulu, Hawaii Sorrento's RistoranteChelan, Washington The SpinnakerSausalito, California Spinner's Rooftop Revolving Bistro & Lounge-Grand Plaza Hotel – St. Pete Beach, Florida Summit House RestaurantEnumclaw, Washington Sunset Terrace-Omni Grove Park InnAsheville, North Carolina Sutro's at the Cliff HouseSan Francisco, California Tom Ham's LighthouseSan Diego, California Top of the MarkSan Francisco, California Top of the World Restaurant-Stratosphere HotelLas Vegas, Nevada Top of WaikikiHonolulu, Hawaii 'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii Vast-Devon TowerOklahoma City, Oklahoma The Veranda RestaurantFallbrook, California Vue on 30ASanta Rosa Beach, Florida Water's EdgeLong Island City, New York West at Hotel AngelenoLos Angeles, California West Shore CaféHomewood, California World FamousSan Diego, California WP24 by Wolfgang PuckLos Angeles, California

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog.

About OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program 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 can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada, Germany and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 25 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews. 

About OpenTable OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 15 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 31,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company's website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 620 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 UK.

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