OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Reveal Top 100 American Fare Restaurants

Twenty-Nine States and Washington, D.C., Claim Winning Restaurants with Ohio, Texas, and South Carolina Boasting the Greatest Number of Honorees

Nov 20, 2013, 08:31 ET from OpenTable

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- Just in time for the holiday dining season, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to celebrate the 2013 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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With a strong showing from restaurants in America's heartland, the winners are scattered throughout 29 states and Washington, D.C., and include Bluestem in Kansas City, Lola-A Michael Symon Restaurant in Cleveland, and Senza in Chicago. Ohio and Texas take top honors with eight winners apiece, followed by South Carolina with seven.  California, Colorado, New Jersey, and New York each boast six winning restaurants. Maryland and Pennsylvania both claim five winners apiece, while Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia each have four honorees. Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, and Kentucky all have three winning eateries; and Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Utah have two. Hawaii, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon are also represented.

"Drawing on inspiration from all corners of our diverse culture and rich agricultural heritage, the honorees have proven that our nation's cuisine has truly come of age," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "A dining experience at any of these winning restaurants will make you feel like you're home for the holidays – even if you're not."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the U.S. are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between November 1, 2012, and October 31, 2013. 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 "American cuisine" was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at

2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the U.S.

A Toute HeureCranford, New Jersey
AmericanoBratenahl, Ohio
Annie Gunn'sChesterfield, Missouri
AnnisaNew York, New York
The Artichoke Restaurant & BarLangley, Oklahoma
Artisanal RestaurantBanner Elk, North Carolina
Aspen GrilleMyrtle Beach, South Carolina
Bartlett Pear InnEaston, Maryland
Baxter's Lakeside GrilleLake Ozark, Missouri
Bistro Vis À VisGreenbrae/Larkspur, California
Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York
The Blue OxLynn, Massachusetts
BluestemKansas City, Missouri
BOCACincinnati, Ohio
Bouquet Restaurant and Wine BarCovington, Kentucky
Café Mahjaic-Lotus InnLotus, California
Café MatisseRutherford, New Jersey
CanoeAtlanta, Georgia
CastagnaPortland, Oregon
The CellarsVirginia Beach, Virginia
CharlestonBaltimore, Maryland
Charleston GrillCharleston, South Carolina
Chef's Table at the EdgewaterWinter Garden, Florida
The Classic CaféRoanoke, Texas
Coldwater Café & CateringTipp City, Ohio
Colicchio & Sons-Main Dining RoomNew York, New York
CommunalProvo, Utah
Courtright'sWillow Springs, Illinois
Cuvee BistroDestin, Florida
DANTETremont, Ohio
Eleven Madison ParkNew York, New York
Ellerbe Fine FoodsFort Worth, Texas
Elliott's on LindenPinehurst, North Carolina
Fearing'sDallas, Texas
FIG -- Charleston, South Carolina
fire food and drinkCleveland, Ohio
Flagstaff HouseBoulder, Colorado
The Flatiron CaféOmaha, Nebraska
Flight Restaurant & Wine BarMemphis, Tennessee
The French LaundryYountville, California
GraceFort Worth, Texas
Gramercy TavernNew York, New York
GroveGrand Rapids, Michigan
Harper's TableSuffolk, Virginia
HeronsCary, North Carolina
joan's in the ParkSaint Paul, Minnesota
John Bentley'sRedwood City, California
Jonathan at Gratz ParkLexington, Kentucky
K RestaurantOrlando, Florida
Lahaina GrillLahaina, Hawaii
Lake Terrace-The BroadmoorColorado Springs, Colorado
LilacBillings, Montana
LJ's & The Kat LoungeHagerstown, Maryland
Local Seasonal KitchenRamsey, New Jersey
Lola-A Michael Symon RestaurantCleveland, Ohio
Masraff'sHouston, Texas
MicaChestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
The Mill at 2TTariffville, Connecticut
Millwright'sSimsbury, Connecticut
Milton's Cuisine and CocktailsAlpharetta, Georgia
MokomandySterling, Virginia
Nana's RestaurantDurham, North Carolina
NicheClayton, Missouri
Ocean 235 –Easton, Pennsylvania
Orchids at Palm CourtCincinnati, Ohio
The Parson's TableLittle River, South Carolina
Paseo GrillOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Patti's 1880's SettlementGrand Rivers, Kentucky
Peli PeliHouston, Texas
Peninsula GrillCharleston, South Carolina
Per SeNew York, New York
Peter Shields InnCape May, New Jersey
Pizzeria Seven TwelveOrem, Utah
The Prime RibBaltimore, Maryland
Pura Vida by BrandtCleveland, Ohio
Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb RanchTabernash, Colorado
The Restaurant at Patowmack FarmLovettsville, Virginia
Root DownDenver, Colorado
The Root Restaurant & BarWhite Lake, Michigan
Saddle Peak LodgeCalabasas, California
The Schoolhouse at CannondaleWilton, Connecticut
Seasons Restaurant-Four SeasonsWashington, D.C.
SenzaChicago, Illinois
The Settlers InnHawley, Pennsylvania
Sides Hardware and Shoes-A Brothers RestaurantLos Olivos, California
Silo Elevated Cuisine-1604San Antonio, Texas
Silo Elevated Cuisine-Alamo HeightsSan Antonio, Texas
Ski Tip LodgeKeystone, Colorado
SplendidoBeaver Creek, Colorado
St. Johns' RestaurantChattanooga, Tennessee
StoryPrairie Village, Kansas
Sullivan's Metropolitan GrillAnderson, South Carolina
Talula's GardenPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
TristanCharleston, South Carolina
Vernick Food & DrinkPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
VieWestern Springs, Illinois
VOLTFrederick, Maryland
Washington InnCape May, New Jersey
WhispersSpring Lake, New Jersey
White Barn InnKennebunk, Maine

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top American Fare Restaurants in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog.

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