OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Wine Lists

California Restaurants Earn Top Honors, Followed by Maryland, Washington, Florida, and New York

Oct 24, 2012, 08:31 ET from OpenTable

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the time to toast the holidays draws near, 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 with the Most Notable Wine Lists 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 Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, RN74 in Seattle, and Veritas in New York, spans 25 states and Washington, D.C.  California, renowned for its wine country, has the greatest number of winners with 17, followed by Maryland with nine winners and Washington with eight. Florida and New York boast six winning restaurants apiece, trailed by Texas and Virginia with five honorees, Colorado and South Carolina with four, and Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania with three each. The states of Connecticut, Denver, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, and Tennessee all have two award winners. Washington, D.C. earned a single spot as did Arizona, Kansas, and Wisconsin. Restaurants serving American fare dominated the list; however, a variety of cuisines are represented, including French, Italian, Spanish, and tapas.

"These winning restaurants understand that the right sip brings out the best in every bite," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "Each honoree has created thoughtful wine lists that go beyond merely complimenting their dishes. The offerings manage to educate and excite diners at different price points so that discovering a new wine or revisiting a familiar varietal is accessible to virtually every guest."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Wine Lists are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between October 1, 2011 and September 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 "Notable Wine List" was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Wine Lists 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 Wine Lists in the U.S.

20 BrixMilford, Ohio 360 BistroNashville, Tennessee The 3rd Corner Wine Shop & BistroPalm Desert, California 4 Olives RestaurantManhattan, Kansas AcquerelloSan Francisco, California Addison at The Grand Del MarSan Diego, California Aida Bistro & Wine BarColumbia, Maryland Andre's Bouchee Bistro and Wine BarCarmel, California Angelina's RistoranteBonita Springs, Florida Artisanal RestaurantBanner Elk, North Carolina AureoleLas Vegas, Nevada Barolo GrillDenver, Colorado Bin 36Chicago, Illinois BIN 38San Francisco, California Bistro BlancGlenelg, Maryland Block 7Houston, Texas BonterraCharlotte, North Carolina BouchonSanta Barbara, California BuckheadsRichmond, Virginia CanlisSeattle, Washington Carpe VinoAuburn, California Casa D'AngeloFort Lauderdale, Florida 'Cesca CharlestonCharleston, South Carolina Chez FrancoisVermilion, Ohio Cinghiale-EnotecaBaltimore, Maryland Copia Restaurant and Wine GardenSt. Louis, Missouri Cork RestaurantChandler, Arizona The Curious GrapeArlington, Virginia daryl RestaurantNew Brunswick, New Jersey DOC Wine BarLombard, Illinois Domaine HudsonWilmington, Delaware Eno Vino Wine Bar and BistroMadison, Wisconsin Enotria RestaurantSacramento, California Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine BarWest Hartford, Connecticut Flyte World Dining & WineNashville, Tennessee Frasca Food and WineBoulder, Colorado Grand Cru Wine Bar & BistroArlington, Virginia GrapeseedBethesda, Maryland Graziano'sCoral Gables, Florida Hampton Street VineyardColumbia, South Carolina The HobbitOrange, California Indulge Bistro & Wine BarHighlands Ranch, Colorado Iron Bridge Wine CompanyColumbia, Maryland Iron Bridge Wine CompanyWarrenton, Virginia The Joel Palmer HouseDayton, Oregon La Famiglia RistorantePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania La SirenaWest Palm Beach, Florida Los Olivos Wine Merchant & CafeLos Olivos, California Marche BacchusLas Vegas, Nevada Max's Wine DiveAustin, Texas Max's Wine DiveSan Antonio, Texas Mercy Wine BarDallas, Texas MetrovinoPortland, Oregon Morrell Wine Bar & CaféNew York, New York Napa & CompanyStamford, Connecticut Novita Wine Bar TrattoriaGarden City, New York On The SquareTarboro, North Carolina Pairings BistroBel Air, Maryland The Pluckemin InnBedminster, New Jersey Porter's SteakhouseCollinsville, Illinois PressSaint Helena, California Proof RestaurantWashington, D.C. Purple Cafe and Wine BarBellevue, Washington Purple Cafe and Wine BarKirkland, Washington Purple Cafe and Wine BarSeattle, Washington Purple Cafe and Wine BarWoodinville, Washington Red Fish RestaurantHilton Head Island, South Carolina Red Newt BistroHector, New York The Refectory Restaurant & BistroColumbus, Ohio ReserveGrand Rapids, Michigan Ristorante PanoramaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania RN74Seattle, Washington RobustWebster Groves, Missouri The Royce at the LanghamPasadena, California SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine BarNorth Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Sip RestaurantIssaquah, Washington Soif Wine Bar RestaurantSanta Cruz, California Sonoma GrillePittsburgh, Pennsylvania Sonoma Wine Bar & BistroVirginia Beach, Virginia Stone Balloon WinehouseNewark, Delaware Stonehome Wine Bar & RestaurantBrooklyn, New York Tannin Wine Bar and KitchenKansas City, Missouri The Tasting Room @ City CentreHouston, Texas The Tasting Room Wine & TapasSaint Augustine, Florida Tastings Wine Bar and BistroFoxboro, Massachusetts TroquetBoston, Massachusetts Two 40 South Restaurant & Wine BarBrea, California UndiciRumson, New Jersey UPSTAIRS 2Los Angeles, California Venice Ristorante & Wine BarDenver, Colorado VeritasNew York, New York Vertical Wine BistroPasadena, California Vines Grille and Wine BarOrlando, Florida Vino RosinaBaltimore, Maryland VinologyAnn Arbor, Michigan Whitehouse-CrawfordWalla Walla, Washington Wine 30New York, New York The Wine Kitchen on the CreekFrederick, Maryland Wine Market BistroBaltimore, Maryland The Winery Restaurant & Wine BarTustin, California

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

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