OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants

Twenty-Six States Boast Winning Restaurants with California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington Earning Multiple Honors

Sep 17, 2013, 08:30 ET from OpenTable, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for fabulous fall dining, 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 Fit for Foodies 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.


With gifted chefs and inventive menus, the list of winners spans 26 states and includes Beast in Portland, Oregon, Moto in Chicago, and Vedge in Philadelphia. California accounts for 20 honorees, followed by Pennsylvania with 10 winners and Illinois with nine. Oregon and Washington restaurants each boast seven standouts apiece. Arizona, New York, and Texas all claim five winners. Colorado and Maine earned four spots, while both Minnesota and North Carolina have three. Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, and Missouri each have two winning restaurants. Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia restaurants are also represented. Restaurants serving American fare, including Californian, Northwest, and Southern, proved most popular; other notable cuisines on the list include French, Italian, Japanese, and vegetarian.

"These restaurants put the wow factor in everything they serve," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "Through pure imagination and ingenuity, they're taking culinary creativity to another level with delicious dishes that are as fun to eat as they are to share on social media."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between September 1, 2012, and August 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 "fit for foodies" was selected as a special feature.

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

2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in the U.S.

a(MUSE.)Rehoboth Beach, Delaware AcadiaChicago, Illinois All SpiceSan Mateo, California AlturaSeattle, Washington Art Cafe 26Williamsburg, Virginia Autre MondeBerwyn, Illinois AviaryPortland, Oregon Bar LolaPortland, Maine Barley SwineAustin, Texas BeastPortland, Oregon Beast and BottleDenver, Colorado Belly and TrumpetDallas, Texas BenuSan Francisco, California BibouPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania Bink's MidtownPhoenix, Arizona Binkley's RestaurantCave Creek, Arizona Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York BOCACincinnati, Ohio The Bocuse Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of AmericaHyde Park, New York Canyon KitchenSapphire, North Carolina Carpe VinoAuburn, California Cascina SpinasseSeattle, Washington CastagnaPortland, Oregon ChalkboardHealdsburg, California CommisOakland, California Craigie on MainCambridge, Massachusetts CrossroadsLos Angeles, California CrudoPhoenix, Arizona CurateAsheville, North Carolina DriftwoodDallas, Texas The Farm and FishermanPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania Farmhouse Inn & RestaurantForestville, California FeastNew York, New York FIGCharleston, South Carolina Fishing With DynamiteManhattan Beach, California Five BistroSt. Louis, Missouri ForageSalt Lake City, Utah  Fore StreetPortland, Maine FrancesSan Francisco, California GirasolStudio City, California Girl & the GoatChicago, Illinois goosefootChicago, Illinois Gracie'sProvidence, Rhode Island GroveGrand Rapids, Michigan The GroveDelray Beach, Florida Gwynnett St.Brooklyn, New York Heidi'sMinneapolis, Minnesota Highlands Bar & GrillBirmingham, Alabama How To Cook A WolfSeattle, Washington Hugo's RestaurantPortland, Maine HuskNashville, Tennessee  iNG RestaurantChicago, Illinois ink.Los Angeles, California IRON at Marcus PointePensacola, Florida JunoChicago, Illinois KabochaChicago, Illinois Le PigeonPortland, Oregon Lenoir RestaurantAustin, Texas Little FishPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania MaisonLancaster, Pennsylvania ManresaLos Gatos, California Moto RestaurantChicago, Illinois n/nakaLos Angeles, California Natural SelectionPortland, Oregon NicheClayton, Missouri The North Fork Table & InnSouthold, New York o yaBoston, Massachusetts Old MajorDenver, Colorado  PapillesLos Angeles, California The PassHouston, Texas PiccoloMinneapolis, Minnesota The Pickled HeronPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania PlaygroundSanta Ana, California PoppySeattle, Washington PoshScottsdale, Arizona PrimoRockland, Maine The PullmanGlenwood Springs, Colorado The Restaurant at MeadowoodSaint Helena, California Restaurant AlmaMinneapolis, Minnesota RoePortland, Oregon RootNew Orleans, Louisiana SaisonSan Francisco, California SbragaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania SerpicoPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania Seven Sows Bourbon and LarderAsheville, North Carolina ShinBayScottsdale, Arizona Shorebreak LodgeRehoboth Beach, Delaware Sir and Star at the OlemaOlema, California The Smoking Goat RestaurantSan Diego, California Sons & DaughtersSan Francisco, California Spur GastropubSeattle, Washington The Squeaky BeanDenver, Colorado Staple & Fancy MercantileSeattle, Washington TakashiChicago, Illinois TilthSeattle, Washington Uptown Billiards ClubPortland, Oregon VedgePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania Vernick Food & DrinkPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania VetriPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania Woodfire GrillAtlanta, Georgia

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable "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 20 million reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews. 

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