SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the holiday dining season, 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 the Top 100 American Fare 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.
The list of winners, which includes Annisa in New York City, Lola in Cleveland, and Sweet Basil in Vail, Colo., spans 31 states and Washington, D.C. Texas has the greatest number of winners with 10, followed by California with eight winners, and New York and South Carolina with seven each. Maryland boasts six winning restaurants, trailed by Colorado and Missouri with five honorees apiece. Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania all have four winning restaurants, while Connecticut, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia have three each. Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Utah, and Washington, D.C. all have two award winners. Arkansas earned a single spot, as did Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Oregon, and Washington.
"Food is the cornerstone of holiday celebrations, and American fare is the perfect fit with which to fete them," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "These winning restaurants are serving the finest of the fall harvest in ways both familiar and unique, giving family and friends dishes that help remind them of years past and anticipate those to come."
The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between November 1, 2011 and October 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 "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.
2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the U.S.
1789 Restaurant – Washington, D.C. A Toute Heure – Cranford, New Jersey Abacus – Dallas, Texas The American Restaurant – Kansas City, Missouri Annie Gunn's – Chesterfield, Missouri Annisa – New York, New York Aria – Atlanta, Georgia Ashley's Restaurant-Capital Hotel – Little Rock, Arkansas Bartlett Pear Inn – Easton, Maryland Baxter's Lakeside Grille – Lake Ozark, Missouri Blue Hill – New York, New York Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York The Blue Ox – Lynn, Massachusetts Bluestem – Kansas City, Missouri Boulevard – San Francisco, California Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar – Covington, Kentucky Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant – Fredericksburg, Texas The Cafe at Brookwood – Brookshire, Texas Canoe – Atlanta, Georgia Carpe Diem Restaurant – Charlotte, North Carolina Castagna – Portland, Oregon Charleston – Baltimore, Maryland Charleston Grill – Charleston, South Carolina Cheever's Cafe – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Chef's Table at the Edgewater – Winter Garden, Florida The Classic Cafe – Roanoke, Texas Coldwater Cafe & Catering – Tipp City, Ohio Communal – Provo, Utah Corbett's Fine Dining – Louisville, Kentucky Corduroy – Washington, D.C. Craft – New York, New York Dal Rae – Pico Rivera, California DANTE – Tremont, Ohio Devereaux's – Greenville, South Carolina The Dock – Newport Beach, California Eleven Madison Park – New York, New York Ellerbe Fine Foods – Fort Worth, Texas Fearing's – Dallas, Texas FIG -- Charleston, South Carolina Flagstaff House – Boulder, Colorado Gramercy Tavern – New York, New York Grove – Grand Rapids, Michigan Hamptons – Sumter, South Carolina Harry's Restaurant – Manhattan, Kansas Herons – Cary, North Carolina Joan's in the Park – Saint Paul, Minnesota John Bentley's – Redwood City, California K Restaurant – Orlando, Florida Lahaina Grill – Lahaina, Hawaii Lilly's Bistro – Louisville, Kentucky LJ's & The Kat Lounge – Hagerstown, Maryland Lola-A Michael Symon Restaurant – Cleveland, Ohio The Macintosh – Charleston, South Carolina Manhattan Beach Post – Manhattan Beach, California Masraff's – Houston, Texas McEwen's on Monroe – Memphis, Tennessee Mica – Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania The Mill at 2T – Tariffville, Connecticut Millwright's – Simsbury, Connecticut Milton's Cuisine and Cocktails – Alpharetta, Georgia Mokomandy – Sterling, Virginia Mulvaney's B&L – Sacramento, California Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge – Minneapolis, Minnesota Nana's Restaurant – Durham, North Carolina Niche – Clayton, Missouri The Orchard Restaurant – Kennett Square, 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 The Prime Rib – Baltimore, Maryland The Pullman – Glenwood Springs, Colorado The Ranch Restaurant – Anaheim, California Restaurant Tallent – Bloomington, Indiana Root Down – Denver, Colorado The Root Restaurant & Bar – White Lake, Michigan Saddle Peak Lodge – Calabasas, California The Schoolhouse at Cannondale – Wilton, Connecticut Seasons 52 – Phoenix, Arizona Shoemaker's Grille – Lynchburg, Virginia Silo Elevated Cuisine-1604 – San Antonio, Texas Silo Elevated Cuisine-Alamo Heights – San Antonio, Texas Splendido – Beaver Creek, Colorado St. John's Meeting Place – Chattanooga, Tennessee St. Johns' Restaurant – Chattanooga, Tennessee Story – Prairie Village, Kansas Sweet Basil – Vail, Colorado Talula's Garden – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tilth – Seattle, Washington The Tree Room at Sundance – Sundance, Utah Vernick Food & Drink – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Vie – Western Springs, Illinois Vintage Tavern – Suffolk, Virginia VOLT – Frederick, Maryland Washington Inn – Cape May, New Jersey White Barn Inn – Kennebunk, Maine Woodberry Kitchen – Baltimore, Maryland
Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter's "Dining Check" blog.
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