OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants

Miami, Los Angeles, Maui, and San Diego restaurants are among top al fresco dining destinations.

May 22, 2012, 08:35 ET from OpenTable

SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer right around the corner, 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 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in the United States.  These awards reflect the combined opinions of nearly 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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California's great outdoors is clearly great for dining, with 36 winning restaurants in the state, including 11 in the Los Angeles area, eight each in Palm Desert-Palm Springs and San Diego, and five in the Bay Area. Florida restaurants claimed 30 spots on the list, with an impressive 17 in the Miami area and nine wins in the city of Naples alone. The Aloha State of Hawaii is home to 16 winning restaurants, nine of which are on the island of Maui. Arizona and New York boast four wins apiece, followed by three in Texas, and two in both Louisiana and Virginia. Other states represented include Colorado, Illinois, and Nevada.

"Dining al fresco makes a meal feel more special – and more social," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer. "Whether you're enjoying a table with a view, terrific weather, or engaging in a bit of people watching, outdoor dining is an event in and of itself.  And, the fabulous food at these winning restaurants complements the entire experience, making these tables some of the most coveted reservations."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Best 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining is generated from nearly 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2011 and April 30, 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 "outdoor dining" was selected as a special feature.

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

2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Best 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S.

A Fish Called AvalonMiami Beach, Florida Adobe Grill @ La Quinta ResortLa Quinta, California Alexander'sNaples, Florida BALEENnaplesNaples, Florida BarbatellaNaples, Florida Beachcomber Cafe-Crystal CoveNewport Coast, California Bimini BoatyardFort Lauderdale, Florida Blue Agave ClubPleasanton, California Blue Coyote Bar & GrillPalm Springs, California Blue Dragon RestaurantKamuela, Hawaii Blue Moon Fish Co.Fort Lauderdale, Florida Bridge House TavernChicago, Illinois Brockton VillaSan Diego, California Brown's Beach House-The Fairmont Orchid – Kohala Coast, Hawaii Cafe AmelieNew Orleans, Louisiana Cafe LunaNaples, Florida Cafe MalagaMcKinney, Texas Cafe PinotLos Angeles, California Cafe Sambal-Mandarin Oriental MiamiMiami, Florida Cafe SantoriniLos Angeles, California Caffe RiacePalo Alto, California CampielloNaples, Florida Capische – Wailea, Hawaii Chart House Restaurant  – Miami, Florida Chautauqua Dining HallBoulder, Colorado DadaDelray Beach, Florida Deck 84Delray Beach, Florida Duke's Beach HouseLahaina, Hawaii EdendaleHollywood, California El ChorroParadise Valley, Arizona Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante – Wailea, Hawaii Five Palms Beach GrillKihei, Hawaii Gannon's – Wailea, Hawaii Gaylord's at KilohanaLihue, Hawaii Geoffrey's RestaurantMalibu, California George's Ocean TerraceLa Jolla, California GG's Waterfront Bar & GrillHollywood, Florida Gigino at Wagner ParkNew York, New York Handsome Harry's Third Street BistroNaples, Florida Hau Tree LanaiHonolulu, Hawaii The House at Secret GardenPhoenix, Arizona House of TricksTempe, Arizona Hula Grill-Kaanapali – Maui – Hawaii Jackalope RanchPalm Springs, California Jake'sPalm Springs, California JapengoLahaina, Hawaii JB's On the BeachMiami, Florida JRDN RestaurantSan Diego, California Katsuya-Glendale-SBELos Angeles, California La BottegaNew York, New York LatitudesKey West, Florida Lavendar BistroLa Quinta, California Lon's at The HermosaParadise Valley, Arizona Marche BacchusLas Vegas, Nevada Martinique BistroNew Orleans, Louisiana Max's GrilleBoca Raton, Florida Metro LafayetteLafayette, California MilagrosRedwood City, California MiraMareNaples, Florida Nick's Fishmarket – Wailea, Hawaii Nine One FiveKey West, Florida Novo RestaurantSan Luis Obispo, California Oceans 234Deerfield Beach, Florida Olive and JuneAustin, Texas Ophelia's on the BaySarasota, Florida Ovations at Wolf TrapVienna, Virginia Paradise Cove Beach CafeLos Angeles, California Perch LALos Angeles, California Pier 23 CafeSan Francisco, California Pier 45Rochester, New York Plantation GardensKoloa, Hawaii Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii Portico RestaurantRichmond, Virginia PoseidonDel Mar, California Purple Palm RestaurantPalm Springs, California Red Fish GrillMiami, Florida Renato'sMiami, Florida The Restaurant at PonteTemecula, California RESTAURANT at Sunset MarquisWest Hollywood, California Rocco's Tacos & Tequila BarBoca Raton, Florida Sam Choy's Kai LanaiKailua-Kona, Hawaii Sapphire LagunaLaguna Beach, California Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del CoronadoCoronado, California Sonoma Wine GardenSanta Monica, California Spencer's RestaurantPalm Springs, California Splashes at Surf & Sand ResortLaguna Beach, California Stone Brewing World Bistro & GardensEscondido, California Sundowners on The BayKey Largo, Florida Sundy HouseDelray Beach, Florida Sunset CoveTarrytown, New York Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & BarNaples, Florida Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & BarPalm Desert, California Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & BarKihei, Hawaii Trio On The BayNorth Bay Village, Florida The Turtle ClubNaples, Florida Veranda Fireside Lounge & RestaurantSan Diego, California Vic and Angelo'sPalm Beach Gardens, Florida Villa SorrisoPasadena, California WilshireSanta Monica, California Woodshed SmokehouseFort Worth, Texas

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the top restaurants for outdoor dining 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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