SAN FRANCISCO, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As we bid adieu to the polar vortex, we look forward to warm spring weather and a hot dining scene, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to honor the 2014 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America. 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.
Showcasing restaurants with sophisticated chefs and a fashionable clientele, the complete list features award winners in 21 states and includes ABC Cocina in New York, ink. in Los Angeles, and RPM Italian in Chicago. California boasts the greatest number of winning restaurants with 21, followed by New York with 16, and Florida with 14. Illinois and Texas have eight and six, respectively. Georgia and Nevada both have five winning restaurants. Massachusetts, Ohio, and Pennsylvania claim three winners apiece, while Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, and Tennessee have two. Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, and South Carolina are represented as well. International cuisines reign supreme at these hot spots, with winning restaurants serving Asian, Caribbean, Latin, Mediterranean, Mexican, and Peruvian fare, among others. Pizza, sushi, and tapas are also popular.
"Atmospheres of energy and delight greet diners the moment they step inside any of this year's award-winning restaurants," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "Specializing in engaging hospitality, mouthwatering dishes in which every bite excites, and drinks to captivate cocktail enthusiasts, each honoree is a destination for outstanding dining adventures."
The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between March 1, 2013, and February 28, 2014. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant's average rating in the "hot spot" category along with a minimum "overall" rating.
Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/hottest-restaurants-in-america/?.
2014 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America
5Church – Charlotte, North Carolina ABC Cocina – New York, New York Acabar – Hollywood, California Acorn – Denver, Colorado Andrea's – Las Vegas, Nevada Aventura – Ann Arbor, Michigan B.B. King's Blues Club – Memphis, Tennessee Baku – Charlotte, North Carolina Baoli Miami – Miami Beach, Florida The Bazaar by Jose Andres – Los Angeles, California The Bazaar by Jose Andres at SLS Hotel South Beach – Miami Beach, Florida Beauty and Essex – New York, New York Bestia – Los Angeles, California BOA Steakhouse – West Hollywood, California Buccan – Palm Beach, Florida Buddakan – New York, New York Butcher and The Rye – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Cafe Fresco-Center City – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Cafe Martorano – Fort Lauderdale, Florida Campo – Reno, Nevada Catch – New York, New York Charlie Bird – New York, New York Chino Latino – Minneapolis, Minnesota The Church Key – West Hollywood, California Cleo-SBE – Los Angeles, California Cucina Enoteca – Del Mar, California Del Frisco's Grille – Fort Worth, Texas Del Frisco's Grille – Houston, Texas Departure Restaurant and Lounge – Portland, Oregon do Restaurant at the View – Atlanta, Georgia Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa – Dallas, Texas El Vez – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Empire – Boston, Massachusetts FT33 – Dallas, Texas Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill – Dallas, Texas Girl & the Goat – Chicago, Illinois Gjelina – Venice, California Hakkasan – Beverly Hills, California Hakkasan – Las Vegas, Nevada Hobnob Kitchen and Bar – Naples, Florida ink. – Los Angeles, California The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges – Pound Ridge, New York Juvia – Miami, Florida Katana – West Hollywood, California Katsuya-Hollywood-SBE – Los Angeles, California Katsuya at SLS Hotel South Beach – Miami Beach, Florida KaZe – Cincinnati, Ohio KD's Southern Cuisine – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma La Esquina – New York, New York The Lark – Santa Barbara, California Laurel Hardware – Los Angeles, California Lavo – New York, New York Linger – Denver, Colorado Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar – Boston, Massachusetts Manhattan Beach Post – Manhattan Beach, California Manon – New York, New York Mill House Brewing Company – Poughkeepsie, New York Miss Lily's – New York, New York MUA – Oakland, California Nico Osteria – Chicago, Illinois O-Ku – Charleston, South Carolina The Pearl – Columbus, Ohio Pitch Coal-Fire Pizzeria – Omaha, Nebraska Prato – Winter Park, Florida Red Ginger – Traverse City, Michigan Red Lantern – Boston, Massachusetts Republique – Los Angeles, California Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar – Fort Lauderdale, Florida Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar – Orlando, Florida RPM Italian – Chicago, Illinois S3 Restaurant – Fort Lauderdale, Florida Savor – Dallas, Texas Searsucker – San Diego, California Seasalt and Pepper – Miami, Florida Shakou Sushi – Libertyville, Illinois Siena Tavern – Chicago, Illinois Soco – Brooklyn, New York Sotto – Cincinnati, Ohio St. Cecilia – Atlanta, Georgia The Stanton Social – New York, New York STK-Atlanta – Atlanta, Georgia STK-Los Angeles – West Hollywood, California STK-NYC-Meatpacking – New York, New York STK-The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada Sub Zero Vodka Bar – St. Louis, Missouri Sunda – Chicago, Illinois Sur Restaurant – West Hollywood, California Swine Southern Table & Bar – Coral Gables, Florida Tanta – Chicago, Illinois Tao Downtown – New York, New York Tao Restaurant and Nightclub – Las Vegas, Nevada Toku Modern Asian – Manhasset, New York The Tropicale – Palm Springs, California Tsunami – Lafayette, Louisiana Tsunami Shaw Center – Baton Rouge, Louisiana TWO urban licks – Atlanta, Georgia UMI – Atlanta, Georgia Untitled – Chicago, Illinois Virago – Nashville, Tennessee YOLO – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog.
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