OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Late Night Dining Restaurants

Night owls crave American cuisine above all others; California, New York, and Georgia rank as top states for after-hours dining

Aug 21, 2012, 08:31 ET from OpenTable, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As hot summer days stretch into cool summer nights, 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 Late Night 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.

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The list of winners, which includes celebrity-magnet The Darby in New York, Top Chef winner Ilan Hall's The Gorbals in Los Angeles, and the critically acclaimed nopa in San Francisco, covers 24 states and Washington, D.C.  California, New York, and Georgia have the greatest number of winning restaurants, with 16, 12, and 11, respectively.  Nevada counts 8 winners, followed by Florida with six, and North Carolina and Washington, D.C. with five each.  Illinois and Texas boast four winners apiece, with Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, and Tennessee with three each.  Hawaii, Oregon, and Pennsylvania have two winners each. Other states represented include Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, and South Carolina.  American cuisine easily proved the most popular late-night pick, with more than 30 winners serving homegrown fare.

"The top late-night dining restaurants are a hit with foodies, fun seekers, and industry insiders," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer. "From hot culinary creations, cool cocktail programs, and soundtracks to match, these winning restaurants have high-energy atmospheres that will make any diner want to stay up past bedtime."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Late Night Dining Restaurants is generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between August 1, 2011 and July 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 "late night find" was selected as a special feature.

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

28 DegreesBoston, Massachusetts 77 SouthLeawood, Kansas Adelphia RestaurantDeptford, New Jersey Ajna BarNew York, New York Azucar Cuban Cuisine & CigarsJersey City, New Jersey B.B. King's Blues ClubNashville, Tennessee B.B. King's Blues ClubLas Vegas, Nevada B.B. King's Blues ClubMemphis, Tennessee B.B. King's Blues ClubOrlando, Florida B.B. King's Blues ClubWest Palm Beach, Florida Bambino Bar & KitchenBuffalo, New York Bananas Modern American DinerOrlando, Florida Bar CentoCleveland, Ohio Beauty and EssexNew York, New York Birraporetti'sHouston, Texas Biscuits & BluesSan Francisco, California Bistro FrancaisWashington, D.C. Bradstreet Craftshouse RestaurantMinneapolis, Minnesota The Brown Street ClubGreenville, South Carolina Buttons Food and Music – Addison, Texas Buttons Food and MusicFort Worth, Texas Café CircaAtlanta, Georgia Casa di AmoreLas Vegas, Nevada CavoAstoria, New York Chambers Eat + DrinkSan Francisco, California Chapter One: the modern localSanta Ana, California Chino LatinoMinneapolis, Minnesota Copeland's Cheesecake BistroAtlanta, Georgia Crossroads at House of BluesHouston, Texas The DarbyNew York, New York Darryl's Corner Bar and KitchenBoston, Massachusetts Departure Restaurant and LoungePortland, Oregon Dick's Last ResortChicago, Illinois do Restaurant at the ViewAtlanta, Georgia DraftRaleigh, North Carolina The Drawing RoomChicago, Illinois Eclipse di LunaAtlanta, Georgia Eclipse di Luna-Park PlaceAtlanta, Georgia Eulogy Belgian TavernPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania First Food & BarLas Vegas, Nevada Fly Bar & RestaurantTampa, Florida Frank Ski's Restaurant & LoungeAtlanta, Georgia Fujimar (fka Lima)Washington, D.C. Gilt ClubPortland, Oregon GlobeSan Francisco, California The GorbalsLos Angeles, California Green RussellDenver, Colorado GuantanameraNew York, New York Gyu-KakuHonolulu, Hawaii Gyu-KakuPasadena, California Gyu-KakuTorrance, California H Street Country ClubWashington, D.C. The HamiltonWashington, D.C. Hip Kitty Jazz & FondueClaremont, California Holsteins-The Cosmpolitan of Las VegasLas Vegas, Nevada The Jazz KitchenIndianapolis, Indiana Latin Quarter at Universal CityWalkOrlando, Florida Loca LunaAtlanta, Georgia LolaSt. Louis, Missouri Lucky's LoungeBoston, Massachusetts MezCharlotte, North Carolina MPD RestaurantNew York, New York MUAOakland, California Mulberry ProjectNew York, New York Nacional 27Chicago, Illinois Negril VillageNew York, New York The NestIndian Wells, California Nine Fine Irishmen-New York New YorkLas Vegas, Nevada nopaSan Francisco, California OolaSan Francisco, California Osso Restaurant & LoungeCharlotte, North Carolina Patria Restaurant and Mixology LoungeRahway, New Jersey Perch LALos Angeles, California POP Champagne & Dessert BarPasadena, California Restaurant AuraMinneapolis, Minnesota Rooftop 120Glastonbury, Connecticut Rum BarPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania SanctuariaSt. Louis, Missouri SAX restaurant & loungeWashington, D.C. Scene Restaurant & LoungeHuntsville, Alabama ShokudoHonolulu, Hawaii ShoutAtlanta, Georgia Smoke Jazz and Supper ClubNew York, New York SOB's – Sounds of BrazilNew York, New York SocoBrooklyn, New York SolasRaleigh, North Carolina StarliteSan Diego, California Storm Rhum Bar and BistroAsheville, North Carolina StripAtlanta, Georgia Sub Zero Vodka BarSt. Louis, Missouri Sugar FactoryLas Vegas, Nevada Suzy Wong's House of YumNashville, Tennessee Sweet Georgia's Juke JointAtlanta, Georgia Tao Restaurant and NightclubLas Vegas, Nevada Taverna OpaOrlando, Florida Three AcesChicago, Illinois Todd English P.U.B.Las Vegas, Nevada TsunamiSan Francisco, California TwistAtlanta, Georgia World Café Live at The QueenWilmington, Delaware

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Late Night Dining 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 can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 15 million reviews by verified diners, establishing as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews. 

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