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

California and New York boast the most top brunch restaurants; Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Washington, D.C. eateries well represented

Apr 30, 2013, 08:31 ET from OpenTable

SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Mother's Day, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to announce the 2013 Diners' Choice Award winners for Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Winning restaurants, which include Belga Cafe in Washington, D.C., Cookshop in New York, and RESTAURANT at Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, are scattered throughout 26 states and the nation's capital. The coastal states of California and New York have the greatest number of best restaurants for brunch, with 17 and 13, respectively. The South made a strong showing, with Florida claiming 8 winning restaurants and Georgia with 7 honorees. Texas and Washington, D.C. restaurants earned five places apiece, while Colorado, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington each have four.  Illinois and Pennsylvania each have three award winners, while Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, and Missouri have two. Arizona, Delaware, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin are also represented. Belgian, Creole, French, Mediterranean, and Mexican fare are featured; however, American cuisine handily dominates the list.

"Americans didn't invent brunch, but these winning restaurants have come to define it," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "Whether its folks seeking to kick-start Saturday dining adventures or gather with loved ones over a sumptuous meal on a Sunday afternoon, brunch is a national pastime for foodies, friends, and families."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between April 1, 2012 and March 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 "great for brunch" was selected as a special feature.

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

2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S.

94th Aero SquadronMiami, Florida 94th Aero SquadronSan Diego, California Allgauer'sLisle, Illinois Atchafalaya RestaurantNew Orleans, Louisiana B Matthews EaterySavannah, Georgia Bananas Modern American DinerOrlando, Florida Beau MondePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania Belga CafeWashington, D.C. Bella Vista at Four Season Resort-The Biltmore Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, California Bernardo's @ the Hotel GalvezGalveston, Texas Big JonesChicago, Illinois Biltmore BrunchCoral Gables, Florida Bistro La BonCharlotte, North Carolina Bixby'sSt. Louis, Missouri Brockton VillaLa Jolla, California The Cafe at The Ritz-Carlton BuckheadAtlanta, Georgia Cafe FleuriBoston, Massachusetts Cafe ModernFort Worth, Texas Cafe MonteCharlotte, North Carolina Cafe SebastienneKansas City, Missouri Chateau MorrisetteFloyd, Virginia Chez ZeeAustin, Texas Circle Brunch-The BreakersPalm Beach, Florida CookshopNew York, New York Cooperage Inn RestaurantBaiting Hollow, New York Corner Shop CaféNew York, New York Croc's 19th Street BistroVirginia Beach, Virginia Croissants Bistro and BakeryMyrtle Beach, South Carolina The Crystal Room at Le Pavillon HotelNew Orleans, Louisiana DatzTampa, Florida DeerfieldNewark, Delaware Deerpark RestaurantAsheville, North Carolina Di Valletta RestaurantGreensboro, North Carolina The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & SpaSnoqualmie, Washington Einstein'sAtlanta, Georgia Ellyngton's at the Brown PalaceDenver, Colorado EnvoyMilwaukee, Wisconsin French BlueSt. Helena, California Garden CourtSan Francisco, California Garden Terrace at The Inverness HotelEnglewood, Colorado Gertrude'sBaltimore, Maryland Gramercy TerraceNew York, New York Grand ConcoursePittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Greenbriar InnBoulder, Colorado Hawaii Prince-Prince CourtHonolulu, Hawaii Hillbilly TeaLouisville, Kentucky Humphreys RestaurantSan Diego, California JaneNew York, New York KravingsTarzana, California La Note Restaurant ProvencalBerkeley, California Lake Elmo InnLake Elmo, Minnesota Lake Rabun Hotel and RestaurantLakemont, Georgia Las BrisasLaguna Beach, California Library BistroSeattle, Washington Lucile'sFort Worth, Texas M ST. Cafe –St. Paul, Minnesota Magic FluteSan Francisco, California Max's Wine DiveHouston, Texas Mission Inn RestaurantRiverside, California Mister CollinsBal Harbour, Florida Mountain View Restaurant at Cheyenne Mountain ResortColorado Springs, Colorado Mrs. K's Toll HouseSilver Spring, Maryland Museum CafeOklahoma City, Oklahoma Nellie's Sports BarWashington, D.C. Norma's at Le Parker MeridienNew York, New York North End CafeLouisville, Kentucky Oasis CafeSalt Lake City, Utah O'Neill's Bar & GrillMission Viejo, California Palm Court at The Scottsdale ResortScottsdale, Arizona Parks EdgeAtlanta, Georgia Parrot Cage-Washburne Culinary InstituteChicago, Illinois Pasha MezzeNorfolk, Virginia PastisNew York, New York Peacock Garden CafeCoconut Grove, Florida Petite ChouCarmel, Indiana Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii Ports O CallSan Pedro, California Queen Mary Champagne Sunday BrunchLos Angeles, California RESTAURANT at Sunset MarquisWest Hollywood, California RosebudAtlanta, Georgia The Roycroft InnEast Aurora, New York Salty's at Redondo BeachDes Moines, Washington Salty's on AlkiSeattle, Washington Sanfords RestaurantAstoria, New York Sarabeth's Central Park SouthNew York, New York Sarabeth's WestNew York, New York Seasons RestaurantWashington, D.C. The Smith-East VillageNew York, New York SocoBrooklyn, New York Sophia's Restaurant at The Fairview InnJackson, Missouri South End ButteryBoston, Massachusetts Sun in my Belly-Neighborhood CafeDecatur, Georgia Sundy HouseDelray Beach, Florida Ted's BulletinWashington, D.C. TJ's at The Jefferson HotelRichmond, Virginia Tom Hams LighthouseSan Diego, California Top of the MarkSan Francisco, California Town HallWashington, D.C. Valley Green InnPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 restaurants for brunch in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog.

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