OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 American Fare Restaurants

Texas Restaurants Earn Top Honors, Followed by California, New York, South Carolina, and Maryland

Nov 14, 2012, 08:31 ET from OpenTable, Inc.

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.

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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

2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the U.S.

1789 RestaurantWashington, D.C. A Toute HeureCranford, New Jersey AbacusDallas, Texas The American RestaurantKansas City, Missouri Annie Gunn'sChesterfield, Missouri AnnisaNew York, New York AriaAtlanta, Georgia Ashley's Restaurant-Capital HotelLittle Rock, Arkansas Bartlett Pear InnEaston, Maryland Baxter's Lakeside GrilleLake Ozark, Missouri Blue HillNew York, New York Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York The Blue OxLynn, Massachusetts BluestemKansas City, Missouri BoulevardSan Francisco, California Bouquet Restaurant and Wine BarCovington, Kentucky Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country RestaurantFredericksburg, Texas The Cafe at BrookwoodBrookshire, Texas CanoeAtlanta, Georgia Carpe Diem RestaurantCharlotte, North Carolina CastagnaPortland, Oregon CharlestonBaltimore, Maryland Charleston GrillCharleston, South Carolina Cheever's CafeOklahoma City, Oklahoma Chef's Table at the EdgewaterWinter Garden, Florida The Classic CafeRoanoke, Texas Coldwater Cafe & CateringTipp City, Ohio CommunalProvo, Utah Corbett's Fine DiningLouisville, Kentucky CorduroyWashington, D.C. CraftNew York, New York Dal RaePico Rivera, California DANTETremont, Ohio Devereaux'sGreenville, South Carolina The DockNewport Beach, California Eleven Madison ParkNew York, New York Ellerbe Fine FoodsFort Worth, Texas Fearing'sDallas, Texas FIG -- Charleston, South Carolina Flagstaff HouseBoulder, Colorado Gramercy TavernNew York, New York GroveGrand Rapids, Michigan HamptonsSumter, South Carolina Harry's RestaurantManhattan, Kansas HeronsCary, North Carolina Joan's in the ParkSaint Paul, Minnesota John Bentley'sRedwood City, California K RestaurantOrlando, Florida Lahaina GrillLahaina, Hawaii Lilly's BistroLouisville, Kentucky LJ's & The Kat LoungeHagerstown, Maryland Lola-A Michael Symon RestaurantCleveland, Ohio The MacintoshCharleston, South Carolina Manhattan Beach PostManhattan Beach, California Masraff'sHouston, Texas McEwen's on MonroeMemphis, Tennessee MicaChestnut Hill, Pennsylvania The Mill at 2TTariffville, Connecticut Millwright'sSimsbury, Connecticut Milton's Cuisine and CocktailsAlpharetta, Georgia MokomandySterling, Virginia Mulvaney's B&LSacramento, California Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail LoungeMinneapolis, Minnesota Nana's RestaurantDurham, North Carolina NicheClayton, Missouri The Orchard RestaurantKennett Square, Pennsylvania Orchids at Palm CourtCincinnati, Ohio The Parson's TableLittle River, South Carolina Paseo GrillOklahoma City, Oklahoma Patti's 1880's SettlementGrand Rivers, Kentucky Peli PeliHouston, Texas Peninsula GrillCharleston, South Carolina Per SeNew York, New York The Prime RibBaltimore, Maryland The PullmanGlenwood Springs, Colorado The Ranch RestaurantAnaheim, California Restaurant TallentBloomington, Indiana Root DownDenver, Colorado The Root Restaurant & BarWhite Lake, Michigan Saddle Peak LodgeCalabasas, California The Schoolhouse at CannondaleWilton, Connecticut Seasons 52Phoenix, Arizona Shoemaker's GrilleLynchburg, Virginia Silo Elevated Cuisine-1604San Antonio, Texas Silo Elevated Cuisine-Alamo HeightsSan Antonio, Texas SplendidoBeaver Creek, Colorado St. John's Meeting PlaceChattanooga, Tennessee St. Johns' RestaurantChattanooga, Tennessee StoryPrairie Village, Kansas Sweet BasilVail, Colorado Talula's GardenPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania TilthSeattle, Washington The Tree Room at Sundance – Sundance, Utah Vernick Food & DrinkPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania VieWestern Springs, Illinois Vintage TavernSuffolk, Virginia VOLTFrederick, Maryland Washington InnCape May, New Jersey White Barn InnKennebunk, Maine Woodberry KitchenBaltimore, 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.

About OpenTable Reviews Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions.  Diners who recently honored an OpenTable reservation are invited via email to submit restaurant feedback using an online form. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 15 million reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews. 

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