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.
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 http://www.opentable.com/latenight.
2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Late Night Dining Restaurantsin the U.S.
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 OpenTable.com 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 OpenTable.com as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.
About OpenTable, Inc. OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 25,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 350 million diners around the world. The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the UK. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable, a leading restaurant reservation site in the UK.
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