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.
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 http://www.opentable.com/American.
2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the U.S.
A Toute Heure – Cranford, New Jersey Americano – Bratenahl, Ohio Annie Gunn's – Chesterfield, Missouri Annisa – New York, New York The Artichoke Restaurant & Bar – Langley, Oklahoma Artisanal Restaurant – Banner Elk, North Carolina Aspen Grille – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Bartlett Pear Inn – Easton, Maryland Baxter's Lakeside Grille – Lake Ozark, Missouri Bistro Vis À Vis – Greenbrae/Larkspur, California Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York The Blue Ox – Lynn, Massachusetts Bluestem – Kansas City, Missouri BOCA – Cincinnati, Ohio Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar – Covington, Kentucky Café Mahjaic-Lotus Inn – Lotus, California Café Matisse – Rutherford, New Jersey Canoe – Atlanta, Georgia Castagna – Portland, Oregon The Cellars – Virginia Beach, Virginia Charleston – Baltimore, Maryland Charleston Grill – Charleston, South Carolina Chef's Table at the Edgewater – Winter Garden, Florida The Classic Café – Roanoke, Texas Coldwater Café & Catering – Tipp City, Ohio Colicchio & Sons-Main Dining Room – New York, New York Communal – Provo, Utah Courtright's – Willow Springs, Illinois Cuvee Bistro – Destin, Florida DANTE – Tremont, Ohio Eleven Madison Park – New York, New York Ellerbe Fine Foods – Fort Worth, Texas Elliott's on Linden – Pinehurst, North Carolina Fearing's – Dallas, Texas FIG -- Charleston, South Carolina fire food and drink – Cleveland, Ohio Flagstaff House – Boulder, Colorado The Flatiron Café – Omaha, Nebraska Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar – Memphis, Tennessee The French Laundry – Yountville, California Grace – Fort Worth, Texas Gramercy Tavern – New York, New York Grove – Grand Rapids, Michigan Harper's Table – Suffolk, Virginia Herons – Cary, North Carolina joan's in the Park – Saint Paul, Minnesota John Bentley's – Redwood City, California Jonathan at Gratz Park – Lexington, Kentucky K Restaurant – Orlando, Florida Lahaina Grill – Lahaina, Hawaii Lake Terrace-The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs, Colorado Lilac – Billings, Montana LJ's & The Kat Lounge – Hagerstown, Maryland Local Seasonal Kitchen – Ramsey, New Jersey Lola-A Michael Symon Restaurant – Cleveland, Ohio Masraff's – Houston, Texas Mica – Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania The Mill at 2T – Tariffville, Connecticut Millwright's – Simsbury, Connecticut Milton's Cuisine and Cocktails – Alpharetta, Georgia Mokomandy – Sterling, Virginia Nana's Restaurant – Durham, North Carolina Niche – Clayton, Missouri Ocean 235 –Easton, Pennsylvania Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio The Parson's Table – Little River, South Carolina Paseo Grill – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Patti's 1880's Settlement – Grand Rivers, Kentucky Peli Peli – Houston, Texas Peninsula Grill – Charleston, South Carolina Per Se – New York, New York Peter Shields Inn – Cape May, New Jersey Pizzeria Seven Twelve – Orem, Utah The Prime Rib – Baltimore, Maryland Pura Vida by Brandt – Cleveland, Ohio Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch – Tabernash, Colorado The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm – Lovettsville, Virginia Root Down – Denver, Colorado The Root Restaurant & Bar – White Lake, Michigan Saddle Peak Lodge – Calabasas, California The Schoolhouse at Cannondale – Wilton, Connecticut Seasons Restaurant-Four Seasons – Washington, D.C. Senza – Chicago, Illinois The Settlers Inn – Hawley, Pennsylvania Sides Hardware and Shoes-A Brothers Restaurant – Los Olivos, California Silo Elevated Cuisine-1604 – San Antonio, Texas Silo Elevated Cuisine-Alamo Heights – San Antonio, Texas Ski Tip Lodge – Keystone, Colorado Splendido – Beaver Creek, Colorado St. Johns' Restaurant – Chattanooga, Tennessee Story – Prairie Village, Kansas Sullivan's Metropolitan Grill – Anderson, South Carolina Talula's Garden – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tristan – Charleston, South Carolina Vernick Food & Drink – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Vie – Western Springs, Illinois VOLT – Frederick, Maryland Washington Inn – Cape May, New Jersey Whispers – Spring Lake, New Jersey White Barn Inn – Kennebunk, 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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