OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Outdoor Dining Spots

California restaurants take nearly half of all top al fresco spots; multiple winners in Hawaii, Florida, and Arizona

May 21, 2013, 08:31 ET from OpenTable

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As we look forward to warm summer days and balmy nights, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to announce the 2013 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Outdoor Dining 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.


Winning restaurants, which include Geoffrey's Restaurant in Malibu, California, Latitudes in Key West, Florida, and Plumeria Beach House in Kahala, Hawaii, are located in 15 states and the nation's capital. California restaurants swept close to half the spots on the list with 42 winning restaurants. The island state of Hawaii followed with 20 top outdoor dining restaurants, and Florida was not far behind with 16 honorees. Arizona restaurants claimed five spots on the list and New York took three spots. Missouri, Rhode Island, and Texas each have two winners. Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are also represented. American fare was extremely popular, as were seafood and regional cuisines, including Hawaiian and Californian.

"At the winning restaurants, al fresco dining is a true celebration of time and place," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "With the emphasis on fresh, local ingredients that complement the vibrant outdoor ambience at these eateries, diners feel as though they've got the best seat in the house to appreciate the season."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2012 and April 30, 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 "outdoor dining" was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Outdoor Dining 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 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S.

Auberge du SoleilRutherford, California Beach Tree at the Hualalai – Kaupulehu, Hawaii Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal CoveNewport Coast, California Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort - The BiltmoreSanta Barbara, California Belmont Brewing CompanyLong Beach, California Blue Agave ClubPleasanton, California Blue Dragon RestaurantKamuela, Hawaii Blue Moon Fish Co.Fort Lauderdale, Florida Boat House Waterfront DiningTiverton, Rhode Island Brockton VillaLa Jolla, California Brown's Beach House -The Fairmont Orchid – Kohala Coast, Hawaii Cafe AmelieNew Orleans, Louisiana Cafe Jardin at Sherman GardensCorona Del Mar, California Cafe MalagaMcKinney, Texas Cafe Sambal-Mandarin OrientalMiami, Florida Cafe SecretDel Mar, California Caffe RiacePalo Alto, California Capische – Wailea, Hawaii Carbon Beach Club Restaurant at Malibu Beach InnMalibu, California Chart House RestaurantFort Lauderdale, Florida Citron at the Viceroy Palm SpringsPalm Springs, California Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican HillNewport Coast, California Corks at Russian River VineyardsForestville, California Crazy About YouMiami, Florida DadaDelray Beach, Florida Deck 84Delray Beach, Florida Duke's Beach House MauiLahaina, Hawaii El ChorroParadise Valley, Arizona Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante MauiWailea, Hawaii Fuego-Maya HotelLong Beach, California Gannon's – Wailea, Hawaii Gaylord's at KilohanaLihue, Hawaii Geoffrey's RestaurantMalibu, California George's Ocean TerraceLa Jolla, California Gram & DunKansas City, Missouri Hau Tree LanaiHonolulu, Hawaii Highland's Garden CafeDenver, Colorado House of TricksTempe, Arizona Hula Grill - KaanapaliLahaina, Hawaii Island Lava Java BistroKailua, Hawaii The IvyWest Hollywood, California Jake'sPalm Springs, California Japengo - MauiLahaina, Hawaii JB's On The BeachDeerfield Beach, Florida JRDN RestaurantSan Diego, California Kamuela Provision Co.Waikoloa, Hawaii L'Appart RestoSan Anselmo, California Las CampanasRiverside, California LatitudesKey West, Florida L'Auberge Restaurant on Oak CreekSedona, Arizona Lavender BistroLa Quinta, California Le DiplomateWashington, D.C. Lon's at The HermosaParadise Valley, Arizona Mantee CafeStudio City, California Marche BacchusLas Vegas, Nevada Michael's Steak ChaletOsage Beach, Missouri Nine One FiveKey West, Florida Novo RestaurantSan Luis Obispo, California The Oar Steak and Seafood GrillPatchogue, New York OasisKapaa, Hawaii Oceans 234Deerfield Beach, Florida Ola at Turtle BayKahuku, Hawaii Ophelia's on the BaySarasota, Florida Pacific'OLahaina, Hawaii Peacock Garden CafeCoconut Grove, Florida Perch LALos Angeles, California Pier 23 CafeSan Francisco, California Pier 45Rochester, New York Pietro's Italian RestaurantLodi, California Plantation GardensKoloa, Hawaii Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii Portico RestaurantRichmond, Virginia PoseidonDel Mar, California Red Fish GrillMiami, Florida Red Hat on the RiverIrvington, New York The Restaurant at PonteTemecula, California RESTAURANT at Sunset MarquisWest Hollywood, California Rita's Kitchen at Camelback InnScottsdale, Arizona Rumours EastNashville, Tennessee Rustic, Francis's FavoritesGeyserville, California Safari Restaurant RoomNewport, Rhode Island Sam Choy's Ka LanaiKailua-Kona, Hawaii Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del CoronadoCoronado, California Sonoma Wine GardenSanta Monica, California Spencer's RestaurantPalm Springs, California Stone Brewing World Bistro & GardensEscondido, California Stonehouse at San Ysidro RanchSanta Barbara, California SunnysideTahoe City, California Sunset Terrace-Grove Park InnAsheville, North Carolina Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & BarNaples, Florida 'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii Veranda Fireside Lounge & RestaurantSan Diego, California Villetta BrentwoodSanta Monica, California West Shore CafeHomewood, California WilshireSanta Monica, California Woodshed SmokehouseFort Worth, Texas Zin Bistro AmericanaWestlake Village, California ZoubiNew Hope, Pennsylvania

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

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