OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Reveal Top 100 American Fare Restaurants

Twenty-Nine States and Washington, D.C., Claim Winning Restaurants with Ohio, Texas, and South Carolina Boasting the Greatest Number of Honorees

Nov 20, 2013, 08:31 ET from OpenTable

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- Just in time for the holiday dining season, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to celebrate the 2013 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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With a strong showing from restaurants in America's heartland, the winners are scattered throughout 29 states and Washington, D.C., and include Bluestem in Kansas City, Lola-A Michael Symon Restaurant in Cleveland, and Senza in Chicago. Ohio and Texas take top honors with eight winners apiece, followed by South Carolina with seven.  California, Colorado, New Jersey, and New York each boast six winning restaurants. Maryland and Pennsylvania both claim five winners apiece, while Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia each have four honorees. Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, and Kentucky all have three winning eateries; and Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Utah have two. Hawaii, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon are also represented.

"Drawing on inspiration from all corners of our diverse culture and rich agricultural heritage, the honorees have proven that our nation's cuisine has truly come of age," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "A dining experience at any of these winning restaurants will make you feel like you're home for the holidays – even if you're not."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the U.S. are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between November 1, 2012, and October 31, 2013. 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 "American cuisine" was selected as a special feature.

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

2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the U.S.

A Toute HeureCranford, New Jersey AmericanoBratenahl, Ohio Annie Gunn'sChesterfield, Missouri AnnisaNew York, New York The Artichoke Restaurant & BarLangley, Oklahoma Artisanal RestaurantBanner Elk, North Carolina Aspen GrilleMyrtle Beach, South Carolina Bartlett Pear InnEaston, Maryland Baxter's Lakeside GrilleLake Ozark, Missouri Bistro Vis À VisGreenbrae/Larkspur, California Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York The Blue OxLynn, Massachusetts BluestemKansas City, Missouri BOCACincinnati, Ohio Bouquet Restaurant and Wine BarCovington, Kentucky Café Mahjaic-Lotus InnLotus, California Café MatisseRutherford, New Jersey CanoeAtlanta, Georgia CastagnaPortland, Oregon The CellarsVirginia Beach, Virginia CharlestonBaltimore, Maryland Charleston GrillCharleston, South Carolina Chef's Table at the EdgewaterWinter Garden, Florida The Classic CaféRoanoke, Texas Coldwater Café & CateringTipp City, Ohio Colicchio & Sons-Main Dining RoomNew York, New York CommunalProvo, Utah Courtright'sWillow Springs, Illinois Cuvee BistroDestin, Florida DANTETremont, Ohio Eleven Madison ParkNew York, New York Ellerbe Fine FoodsFort Worth, Texas Elliott's on LindenPinehurst, North Carolina Fearing'sDallas, Texas FIG -- Charleston, South Carolina fire food and drinkCleveland, Ohio Flagstaff HouseBoulder, Colorado The Flatiron CaféOmaha, Nebraska Flight Restaurant & Wine BarMemphis, Tennessee The French LaundryYountville, California GraceFort Worth, Texas Gramercy TavernNew York, New York GroveGrand Rapids, Michigan Harper's TableSuffolk, Virginia HeronsCary, North Carolina joan's in the ParkSaint Paul, Minnesota John Bentley'sRedwood City, California Jonathan at Gratz ParkLexington, Kentucky K RestaurantOrlando, Florida Lahaina GrillLahaina, Hawaii Lake Terrace-The BroadmoorColorado Springs, Colorado LilacBillings, Montana LJ's & The Kat LoungeHagerstown, Maryland Local Seasonal KitchenRamsey, New Jersey Lola-A Michael Symon RestaurantCleveland, Ohio Masraff'sHouston, Texas MicaChestnut Hill, Pennsylvania The Mill at 2TTariffville, Connecticut Millwright'sSimsbury, Connecticut Milton's Cuisine and CocktailsAlpharetta, Georgia MokomandySterling, Virginia Nana's RestaurantDurham, North Carolina NicheClayton, Missouri Ocean 235 –Easton, Pennsylvania Orchids at Palm CourtCincinnati, Ohio The Parson's TableLittle River, South Carolina Paseo GrillOklahoma City, Oklahoma Patti's 1880's SettlementGrand Rivers, Kentucky Peli PeliHouston, Texas Peninsula GrillCharleston, South Carolina Per SeNew York, New York Peter Shields InnCape May, New Jersey Pizzeria Seven TwelveOrem, Utah The Prime RibBaltimore, Maryland Pura Vida by BrandtCleveland, Ohio Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb RanchTabernash, Colorado The Restaurant at Patowmack FarmLovettsville, Virginia Root DownDenver, Colorado The Root Restaurant & BarWhite Lake, Michigan Saddle Peak LodgeCalabasas, California The Schoolhouse at CannondaleWilton, Connecticut Seasons Restaurant-Four SeasonsWashington, D.C. SenzaChicago, Illinois The Settlers InnHawley, Pennsylvania Sides Hardware and Shoes-A Brothers RestaurantLos Olivos, California Silo Elevated Cuisine-1604San Antonio, Texas Silo Elevated Cuisine-Alamo HeightsSan Antonio, Texas Ski Tip LodgeKeystone, Colorado SplendidoBeaver Creek, Colorado St. Johns' RestaurantChattanooga, Tennessee StoryPrairie Village, Kansas Sullivan's Metropolitan GrillAnderson, South Carolina Talula's GardenPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania TristanCharleston, South Carolina Vernick Food & DrinkPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania VieWestern Springs, Illinois VOLTFrederick, Maryland Washington InnCape May, New Jersey WhispersSpring Lake, New Jersey White Barn InnKennebunk, Maine

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top American Fare Restaurants in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog.

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