SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As we toast a remarkable year of fine dining, 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 Best Restaurants in America and highlight the Top 10 honorees. 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.
The Top 10 Best Restaurants in America, in rank order, include:
- St. Francis Winery & Vineyards – Santa Rosa, California
- Mama's Fish House – Paia, Hawaii
- n/naka – Los Angeles, California
- Halls Chophouse – Charleston, South Carolina
- Charleston – Baltimore, Maryland
- o ya – Boston, Massachusetts
- Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio
- Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina
- The French Laundry – Yountville, California
- goosefoot – Chicago, Illinois
The Top 10 Best Restaurants in America are as distinct as they are deserving, with each winning restaurant creating one-of-a-kind dining adventures across an array of cuisines and service styles. From Thomas Keller's legendary French Laundry to relative newcomer goosefoot, both of which specialize in mind-blowing multi-course meals, to the intimate settings of the counter at o ya and the dining room at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards which seat under 20 diners at a time, the Top 10 restaurants are a reflection of the new definition of fine dining.
Standing out in a highly competitive field of exceptional chefs and restaurateurs, the complete list of honorees are scattered among 30 states and Washington, D.C., and include Del Posto in New York City, Noisette in Portland, Oregon, and Rasika in Washington, D.C. California and New York boast the greatest number of winning restaurants with 14 and 13, respectively, followed by Illinois with seven. New Jersey and Pennsylvania, each boast five winning restaurants. Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia claim four winners apiece, while Washington, D.C., and Oregon have three. Colorado, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Nevada have two. Alabama, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, and Wisconsin also have winning eateries. While American fare restaurants have the greatest number of winners, followed by those serving French food, an eclectic array of cuisines are represented, including English, Indian, Korean, Spanish, and Thai.
"These winning restaurants are conducted like great orchestras," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "All the players, from chefs and managers to wait staff and sommeliers, have artfully mastered their parts, and every instrument of hospitality, whether it be deft service or imaginative menus, is in harmony with one another to create a symphonic dining experience."
The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between November 14, 2012, and November 15, 2013. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant's average rating in the "overall" category along with that restaurant's rating relative to others in the same metropolitan area and the average number of restaurants reviewed by diners who reviewed that restaurant.
Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/best-restaurants-in-america.
2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America
Acquerello – San Francisco, California Afternoon Tea-The Phoenician – Scottsdale, Arizona Artisanal Restaurant – Banner Elk, North Carolina Atelier Crenn – San Francisco, California Auberge du Soleil – Rutherford, California Bacchanalia – Atlanta, Georgia Bibou – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Binkley's Restaurant – Cave Creek, Arizona Bistro L'Hermitage – Woodbridge, Virginia Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York BOCA – Cincinnati, Ohio Bones – Atlanta, Georgia Bouchard Restaurant and Inn – Newport, Rhode Island Bouley – New York, New York Café Juanita – Kirkland, Washington Café Matisse – Rutherford, New Jersey Café Provence – Prairie Village, Kansas Café Renaissance – Vienna, Virginia Canoe – Atlanta, Georgia Capital Grille – Dallas, Texas Carpe Vino – Auburn, California Charleston – Baltimore, Maryland Charleston Grill – Charleston, South Carolina Chez François – Vermilion, Ohio Chez Nous French Restaurant – Humble, Texas CityZen – Washington, D.C. Colicchio & Sons-Main Dining Room – New York, New York Coltello Ristorante Italiano – Crosswicks, New Jersey Cúrate – Asheville, North Carolina Daniel – New York, New York Daniel-Lounge Seating – New York, New York Del Posto – New York, New York Eleven Madison Park – New York, New York Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant – Forestville, California Fat Canary – Williamsburg, Virginia Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina Franklinville Inn – Franklinville, New Jersey The French Laundry – Yountville, California The French Room – Dallas, Texas Gaetano's & Ristorantino Mediterraneo – Forest Park, Illinois Geronimo – Santa Fe, New Mexico Girl & the Goat – Chicago, Illinois goosefoot – Chicago, Illinois Gotham Bar and Grill – New York, New York Gramercy Tavern – New York, New York Halls Chophouse – Charleston, South Carolina Highlands Bar & Grill – Birmingham, Alabama joan's in the Park – Saint Paul, Minnesota Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – Chicago, Illinois JORY Restaurant at The Allison Inn & Spa – Newberg, Oregon JUNGSIK – New York, New York Kai – Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort – Chandler, Arizona The Kitchen Restaurant – Sacramento, California L'Auberge Chez François – Great Falls, Virginia L'Etoile Restaurant – Madison, Wisconsin L20 – Chicago, Illinois La Grenouille – New York, New York Lawry's The Prime Rib – Beverly Hills, California Le Bernardin – New York, New York Le Bistro – Incline Village, Nevada Leis Family Class Act Restaurant – Kahului, Hawaii Les Nomades – Chicago, Illinois Mama's Fish House – Paia, Hawaii Marinus-Bernardus Lodge – Carmel Valley, California Menton – Boston, Massachusetts Michael's – South Point Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada Mille Fleurs – Rancho Santa Fe, California n/naka – Los Angeles, California Nahm Thai Cuisine – Alpharetta, Georgia NAOE – Miami, Florida Natalie's at Camden Harbour Inn – Camden, Maine Nicholas – Red Bank, New Jersey Noisette – Portland, Oregon Noord – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania o ya – Boston, Massachusetts Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio The Painted Lady – Newberg, Oregon Peninsula Grill – Charleston, South Carolina Per Se – New York, New York Rasika – Washington, D.C. The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro – Columbus, Ohio Restaurant August – New Orleans, Louisiana Restaurant Iris – Memphis, Tennessee Restaurant Lorena's – Maplewood, New Jersey Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar – Galveston, Texas Ruth's Chris Steak House – Baton Rouge, Louisiana Saint Jacques French Cuisine – Raleigh, North Carolina Saison – San Francisco, California SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar – North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Seasons Restaurant-Four Seasons – Washington, D.C. Senza – Chicago, Illinois ShinBay – Scottsdale, Arizona Ski Tip Lodge – Keystone, Colorado Sons & Daughters – San Francisco, California Splendido – Beaver Creek, Colorado St. Francis Winery & Vineyards – Santa Rosa, California Talula's Garden – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Tony's – St. Louis, Missouri Vernick Food & Drink – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Vetri – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog.
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