SAN FRANCISCO, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As hungry sightseers travel around the nation this summer, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today unveiled the 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America for 2016. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Highlighting restaurants set against dramatic urban backdrops to those located along breathtaking waterfronts, the complete list features winning restaurants in 34 states and includes Duke's in Malibu, The Rainbow Room in New York, and Seven Glaciers in Girdwood, Alaska. The coastal state of California earned nearly one quarter of winning restaurants with 24, followed by Washington with 10, and Florida with seven. Michigan, Nevada, and New York boast four honorees apiece. Arizona, Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia have three each. Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, and Utah all claim two honorees. Alaska, Alabama, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wisconsin are also represented.
American fare restaurants were most common on the list, but seafood also proved popular. International menus, such as Asian, global, Latin American, and Peruvian are present as well as diner favorites French, Italian, and steakhouse cuisines.
"Whether they're perched atop a city skyscraper or nestled on a mountainside, this year's winning restaurants provide awe-inspiring views that showcase all the beauty of their surroundings for locals and travelers seeking a front-row seat to a city's natural or manmade splendors," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "A dining experience at any of these honorees is the most delicious way to get a true sense of place when vacationing or exploring your own hometown."
The 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America list is generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners between July 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016. 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 "great for outdoor dining" was selected as a special feature.
Diners can also read more about the 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America for 2016 by visiting the OpenTable blog.
About OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions. Only diners who recently honored an OpenTable reservation are invited to submit restaurant reviews. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan and the UK. The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 40 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.
About OpenTable: OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 19 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 37,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company's website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated over 1 billion diners around the world. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and available throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, and the UK.
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