OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants

California reigns with 37 honorees; Winning restaurants span 29 States, including Alaska and Hawaii

Jul 24, 2012, 08:29 ET from OpenTable

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for summer travel and staycations, 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 Scenic View 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 winners span 29 states with California handily outpacing the pack with 37 honorees. Washington came in a distant second with eight winning restaurants, followed by five winners in New York and Illinois. Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas count three winning restaurants each, while Alaska, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin have two each. Other states represented include Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Utah. The Chart House, renowned for selecting some of the nation's most stunning sites for their restaurants, earned 10 of the 100 spots on the list.

"Whether they are perched atop a steely skyscraper or set on a serene beach, these award-winning restaurants are culinary destinations for locals and visitors alike," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer. "They offer hungry travelers an opportunity to experience the very best of a city in a single meal, while making local foodies' hearts – and appetites – swell with pride."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants is generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between July 1, 2011 and June 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 "scenic view" was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Scenic View 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 Scenic View Restaurants in the U.S.

42New York, New York A CapriceTiburon, California Alchemy Restaurant at Copperwynd ResortPhoenix, Arizona Alize at the Top of the Palms Casino ResortLas Vegas, Nevada Aquarius-Dream InnSanta Cruz, California Bali Hai RestaurantSan Diego, California Baxter's Lakeside Grille – Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri Beach Chalet Brewery & RestaurantSan Francisco, California BeachHouse Bar + GrillKirkland, Washington Bertand at Mister A'sSan Diego, California Boat House Waterfront DiningTiverton, Rhode Island CanlisSeattle, Washington Cannons Seafood GrillDana Point, California The Celestial SteakhouseCincinnati, Ohio Chart HouseAtlantic City, New Jersey Chart HouseCardiff, California Chart HouseDana Point, California Chart HouseLongboat Key, Florida Chart HouseMalibu, California Chart HouseNewport, Ohio Chart HousePortland, Oregon Chart HouseRedondo Beach, California Chart HouseSan Antonio, Texas Chart HouseWeehawken, New Jersey Chelsea's Chowder HouseLong Beach, California CiteChicago, Illinois Coach InsigniaDetroit, Michigan Columbia RestaurantSt. Petersburg, Florida Compass Restaurant-Hyatt RegencyPhoenix, Arizona Crow's Nest – Hotel Captain Cook – Anchorage, Alaska Cutter's CrabhouseSeattle, Washington Different Pointe of ViewPhoenix, Arizona Duke's MalibuMalibu, California Eagle's Nest-Hyatt RegencyIndianapolis, Indiana Edgewood RestaurantStateline, Nevada Fish HopperMonterey, California Five Sixty by Wolfgang PuckDallas, Texas Flagstaff HouseBoulder, Colorado Fog Harbor Fish HouseSan Francisco, California Franciscan Crab RestaurantSan Francisco, California Georgetowne InnPittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Grandview Restaurant and Lounge at The Geneva InnLake Geneva, Wisconsin Grandviews at the Grand HyattSan Francisco, California Harbor HouseMilwaukee, Wisconsin Harbor LightsEast Norwalk, Connecticut High Finance Restaurant at the Top of the TramAlbuquerque, New Mexico Highlawn PavilionWest Orange, New Jersey Il FornaioCoronado, California Island PrimeSan Diego, California JJ AstorDuluth, Minnesota La CostaneraMontara, California Lynnhaven Fish HouseVirginia Beach, Virginia Marina CaféDestin, Florida The Marine RoomLa Jolla, California McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood Restaurant – San Francisco, California Metropolitan ClubChicago, Illinois Miramar Beach RestaurantHalf Moon Bay, California Monterey Bay Fish GrottoPittsburgh, Pennsylvania Moss Beach DistilleryMoss Beach, California Nick and Nino's Penthouse SteakhouseSpringfield, Illinois Old Oyster FactoryHilton Head, South Carolina Pacific's Edge RestaurantMonterey, California PalisadeSeattle, Washington Peaks RestaurantPalm Springs, California The Penthouse RestaurantSanta Monica, California Portland City GrillPortland, Oregon PrimavistaCincinnati, Ohio R Lounge at Two Times SquareNew York, New York The Restaurant at AlderbrookUnion, Washington The Restaurant at Patowmack FarmLovettsville, Virginia Riva Crabhouse on Navy PierChicago, Illinois River's EndJenner, California RobertNew York, New York Rocky Point RestaurantCarmel, California Roof Restaurant -- Salt Lake City, Utah Sandiago's Mexican GrillAlbuquerque, New Mexico Sarento's Top of the 'I'Honolulu, Hawaii Seaglass Restaurant and LoungeSalisbury, Massachusetts Seven GlaciersGirdwood, Alaska Severn InnAnnapolis, Maryland Signature Room at the 95thChicago, Illinois Six Seven Restaurant & LoungeSeattle, Washington Skates on the BayBerkeley, California SkyCity Restaurant at the Space NeedleSeattle, Washington The SpinnakerSausalito, California Steamers of PismoPismo Beach, California Steiner Ranch SteakhouseAustin, Texas Summit House RestaurantEnumclaw, Washington Sundial Restaurant at the Westin PeachtreeAtlanta, Georgia SunnysideTahoe City, California The SunsetLos Angeles, California Sutro's at the Cliff HouseSan Francisco, California Top of the HubBoston, Massachusetts Top of the Riverfront-Millennium HotelSt. Louis, Missouri Top of the TowerNew York, New York Top of the World Restaurant-Stratosphere HotelLas Vegas, Nevada ViewOakdale, New York West Restaurant and LoungeLos Angeles, California WP24 by Wolfgang PuckLos Angeles, California YamashiroHollywood, California

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View restaurants in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter's "Dining Check" blog.

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