SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of summer vacation season, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is pleased to honor the 2014 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Featuring restaurants showcasing both natural and urban beauty that attract locals and travelers alike, the complete list includes award winners in 28 states, such as Chart House Restaurant in Monterey, California, Top of Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Water's Edge in Long Island City, New York. The geographically diverse state of California handily dominates with 38 winning restaurants. Washington follows with seven honorees, Hawaii with five, and Florida with four. Arizona, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Wyoming each have three award winners. Michigan and New Jersey have two apiece. Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Virginia are also represented.
Diners delighted most in scenic views of the water, with oceanfront restaurants proving most popular, followed closely by lakeside and riverfront eateries. Cityscape establishments and those in natural settings were equally common on the list. American cuisine was most prevalent, followed by seafood. Chinese, French, Italian, Peruvian, and Polynesian fares are also present on the list.
"The spectacular vistas at these winning restaurants are as stunning as the delicious dishes the chefs are presenting," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "From breathtaking waterfront seating to sweeping city views, these restaurants represent the very best in destination dining around our beautiful country."
The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. All restaurants with a minimum "overall" score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying 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 America according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/best-scenic-view-restaurants-in-america.
2014 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America
360 Steakhouse-Harrah's – Council Bluffs, Iowa A Caprice – Tiburon, California Aerie Restaurant & Lounge – Acme, Michigan Alchemy Restaurant at Copperwynd Resort – Fountain Hills, Arizona Armani's – Tampa, Florida Arnies – Mukilteo, Washington Bali Hai Restaurant – San Diego, California Baxter's Lakeside Grille – Lake Ozark, Missouri Beach House Restaurant at Lovers Point – Pacific Grove, California Beau's On The River – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Bertrand at Mister A's – San Diego, California Boat House Waterfront Dining – Tiverton, Rhode Island Bon Appetit – Dunedin, Florida Bridges Restaurant – Grasonville, Maryland Calcutta Grill-Golf Club at Newcastle – Newcastle, Washington California Market at Carmel Highlands – Carmel, California Cannons Seafood Grill – Dana Point, California Canyon Kitchen – Sapphire, North Carolina Castle Hill Inn – Newport, Rhode Island The Celestial Steakhouse – Cincinnati, Ohio Chart House – Atlantic City, New Jersey Chart House – Cardiff, California Chart House – Dana Point, California Chart House – Monterey, California Chart House – Newport, Kentucky Chart House – Portland, Oregon Christy Hill – Tahoe City, California Compass Arizona Grill-Hyatt Regency – Phoenix, Arizona Couloir – Teton Village, Wyoming Cusp Dining & Drinks – La Jolla, California Different Pointe of View – Phoenix, Arizona Dockside Restaurant – York Harbor, Maine The Duck Club Restaurant at the Bodega Bay Lodge – Bodega Bay, California Eagle's Nest-Hyatt Regency – Indianapolis, Indiana El Encanto Dining Room – Santa Barbara, California The Fish Market – San Diego, California Flagstaff House – Boulder, Colorado Gar Woods Grill and Pier Restaurant – Carnelian Bay, California Giada-The Cromwell – Las Vegas, Nevada Glass-wine. bar. kitchen. at Ledges Hotel – Hawley, Pennsylvania The Granary Restaurant – Jackson Hole, Wyoming The Grandview Restaurant and Lounge at The Geneva Inn – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Harbor House – Milwaukee, Wisconsin Harbor Restaurant – Santa Barbara, California High Finance Restaurant at the Top of the Tram – Albuquerque, New Mexico The Hobbit Restaurant – Ocean City, Maryland Isabela on Grandview – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Island Lava Java Bistro – Kailua, Hawaii Island Prime – San Diego, California Ivar's Mukilteo Landing – Mukilteo, Washington Ivar's Salmon House – Seattle, Washington Jake's Del Mar – Del Mar, California JJ Astor – Duluth, Minnesota Kimball's Kitchen – Duck, North Carolina La Costanera – Montara, California Lone Eagle Grille – Incline Village, Nevada The Marine Room – La Jolla, California McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood Restaurant – San Francisco, California Michel's at the Colony Surf – Honolulu, Hawaii Monterey Bay Fish Grotto-Mt. Washington – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Moonraker – Pacifica, California Moss Beach Distillery – Moss Beach, California Mural Room-Grand Teton Lodging Company – Moran, Wyoming Nick's Cove – Marshall, California Ocean – Kennebunkport, Maine Orange County Mining Co. – Santa Ana, California Pacific's Edge Restaurant – Carmel, California Panini Bay Waterfront Restaurant – Tuckerton, New Jersey Primavista – Cincinnati, Ohio Queensview Steakhouse – Long Beach, California Ray's Boathouse – Seattle, Washington Reading Room Restaurant at The Bar Harbor Inn – Bar Harbor, Maine The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm – Lovettsville, Virginia River Crab – St. Clair, Michigan River's End – Jenner, California Sea Venture – Pismo Beach, California Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge – Salisbury, Massachusetts Seasons At The Ocean House – Westerly, Rhode Island Seven Seas – Hartland, Wisconsin Severn Inn – Annapolis, Maryland The Signature Prime Steak & Seafood – Honolulu, Hawaii Sorrento's Ristorante – Chelan, Washington The Spinnaker – Sausalito, California Spinner's Rooftop Revolving Bistro & Lounge-Grand Plaza Hotel – St. Pete Beach, Florida Summit House Restaurant – Enumclaw, Washington Sunset Terrace-Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville, North Carolina Sutro's at the Cliff House – San Francisco, California Tom Ham's Lighthouse – San Diego, California Top of the Mark – San Francisco, California Top of the World Restaurant-Stratosphere Hotel – Las Vegas, Nevada Top of Waikiki – Honolulu, Hawaii 'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii Vast-Devon Tower – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma The Veranda Restaurant – Fallbrook, California Vue on 30A – Santa Rosa Beach, Florida Water's Edge – Long Island City, New York West at Hotel Angeleno – Los Angeles, California West Shore Café – Homewood, California World Famous – San Diego, California WP24 by Wolfgang Puck – Los Angeles, California
Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog.
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