OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the 100 Best Restaurants for Brunch in the U.S.

Northeast and Pacific Restaurants Earn 27 Places Each; Mid Atlantic and Southeast Restaurants Also Make Strong Showings

May 01, 2012, 08:31 ET from OpenTable

SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Mother's Day, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), 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 2012 Diners' Choice Award winners for Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch in the United States.  These awards reflect the combined opinions of nearly 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Winning restaurants hail from 23 states and Washington, D.C.  Restaurants in the Northeast and Pacific regions each account for 27 places on the list, including 24 in California and 23 in New York. The Southeast boasts 12 wins, with restaurants in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina earning nods. The Mid-Atlantic region claims 18 spots, with seven wins in Washington, D.C., and six in Pennsylvania. Seven Great Lakes restaurants are among the honorees, with standouts in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Minnesota. Six Southwest restaurants are winners, five of which are in Texas. The Rocky Mountain and Central Plains regions are also represented with 2 and 1 wins, respectively.

"The best brunches in the nation are being served at restaurants that have the ability to turn this meal into a celebration of the most leisurely days of the week," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer. "Offering terrific twists on the dishes diners of all ages crave, this year's honorees have mastered the art of making brunch fun for everyone."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch is generated from nearly 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012.  All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which "great for brunch" was selected as a special feature.

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

2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch in the U.S.

56th Fighter GroupEast Farmingdale, New York 94th Aero SquadronMiami, Florida 94th Aero SquadronSan Diego, California 94th Aero SquadronVan Nuys, California 100th Bomb GroupCleveland, Ohio Allgauer'sLisle, Illinois Ana Beall's Tea RoomWestfield, New Jersey B Matthews EaterySavannah, Georgia Back Bay BistroNewport Beach, California Bananas Modern American DinerOrlando, Florida Bedford Post-The BarnBedford, New York Belga CafeWashington, D.C. Big JonesChicago, Illinois Biltmore BrunchCoral Gables, Florida The Bistro at Childress VineyardsLexington, North Carolina Bixby'sSt. Louis, Missouri BLDLos Angeles, California Brady's LandingHouston, Texas Broadway CellarsChicago, Illinois Brockton VillaLa Jolla, California Buttons Food and MusicFort Worth, Texas Cafe FleuriBoston, Massachusetts Cafe ModernFort Worth, Texas Cafe MonteCharlotte, North Carolina Capitol GarageSacramento, California CastawayBurbank, California Chez ZeeAustin, Texas CookshopNew York, New York Cooperage Inn RestaurantBaiting Hollow, New York Cupping Room CafeNew York, New York DeerfieldNewark, Delaware The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & SpaSnoqualmie, Washington Einstein'sAtlanta, Georgia Ellyngton's at the Brown PalaceDenver, Colorado EssexNew York, New York FARMiCiAPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania Fearrington GranaryPittsboro, North Carolina Five PointsNew York, New York Friend of a FarmerNew York, New York The Front PageWashington, D.C. Garden CourtSan Francisco, California Generations RestaurantMedia, Pennsylvania Gertrude'sBaltimore, Maryland Grand ConcoursePittsburgh, Pennsylvania Henry's RestaurantNew York, New York HS LordshipsBerkeley, California Humphreys RestaurantSan Diego, California Hundred AcresNew York, New York IronsideSan Francisco, California JaneNew York, New York Kelties Restaurant and CateringWestfield, Indiana La Note Restaurant ProvencalBerkeley, California Lake Elmo InnLake Elmo, Minnesota L'Enfant Cafe & BarWashington, D.C. Level OneWashington, D.C. Lucile'sFort Worth, Texas LuLu'sRichmond, Virginia LuminariasMonterey Park, California MadhatterWashington, D.C. Magic FluteSan Francisco, California MasaBoston, Massachusetts Mountain View Restaurant at Cheyenne Mountain ResortColorado Springs, Colorado Mrs. K's Toll HouseSilver Spring, Maryland Museum CafeOklahoma City, Oklahoma Norma's at Le Parker MeridienNew York, New York North End CafeLouisville, Kentucky OdysseyGranada Hills, California ParadouNew York, New York Parks EdgeAtlanta, Georgia Parrot Cage-Washburne Culinary InstituteChicago, Illinois PastisNew York, New York Peacock AlleyNew York, New York Peacock CafeWashington, D.C. Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii PocoNew York, New York Pond House CafeWest Hartford, Connecticut Proud BirdLos Angeles, California Queen Mary Champagne Sunday BrunchLos Angeles, California R Gang EaterySan Diego, California The ReefLong Beach, California RosebudAtlanta, Georgia The Roycroft InnEast Aurora, New York Salty's on AlkiSeattle, Washington Sanfords RestaurantAstoria, New York Sarabeth's Central Park SouthNew York, New York Sarabeth's EastNew York, New York Sarabeth's TriBeCaNew York, New York Sarabeth's WestNew York, New York Shanghai Red'sMarina Del Rey, California The Smith-East VillageNew York, New York South End ButteryBoston, Massachusetts Styer's Garden CafeGlen Mills, Pennsylvania Sundy HouseDelray Beach, Florida Tap Room-Hotel BethlehemBethlehem, Pennsylvania TART Restaurant @ Farmer's Daughter HotelLos Angeles, California Ted's BulletinWashington, D.C. Tom Hams LighthouseSan Diego, California Top of the MarkSan Francisco, California Town's End RestaurantSan Francisco, California Valley Green InnPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the top restaurants for brunch in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter's "Dining Check" blog.

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