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OpenTable Diners Unveil Restaurants With the Best Service

Monday, February 28, 2011

OpenTable Diners Unveil Restaurants With the Best Service05:00 EST Monday, February 28, 2011SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OpenTable, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPEN) (, a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, today announced the 50 winners of its Diners' Choice Awards for Restaurants Providing the Best Service in the United States. The list of winners is derived from more than seven million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Demonstrating that Southern hospitality is alive and well, 19 of the winning restaurants are located in the South, including three from Charleston, South Carolina. The West is second best with 13 of its restaurants landing spots, followed by the Northeast with 12 winners, and the Midwest with five honorees.  Restaurants in the always-influential states of California and New York earned, respectively, nine and six nods from OpenTable diners. Overall, French restaurants remain the gold standard for white-glove service, with 18 of the Diners' Choice Award recipients serving the cuisine of France.  Restaurants serving American cuisine came in second, earning 13 awards. "Flawless service is the cornerstone of an unforgettable meal," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer. "Restaurants, particularly those in the South, understand that delivering impeccable service along with innovative dishes and comfort food is a winning combination. Of course, the mastery of service at so many French restaurants isn't surprising since France is the birthplace of fine dining." Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between February 2010 and January 2011, the following 50 restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, received the highest scores from OpenTable diners.  For more information about this list, please visit Acquerello – San Francisco, California Addison at The Grand Del Mar – San Diego, California Ambience – Sacramento, California Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York Bones – Atlanta, George Café Renaissance – Vienna, Virginia Charleston – Baltimore, Maryland Charleston Grill – Charleston, South Carolina Chez Francois-Vermilion – Vermilion, Ohio The Chop House – Grand Rapids, Michigan Cyrus – Healdsburg, California Daniel–Lounge Seating – New York, New York Daniel – New York, New York Eleven Madison Park – New York, New York Erling Jensen The Restaurant – Memphis, Tennessee Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant – Forestville, California Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina Fountain Restaurant – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Frasca Food and Wine – Boulder, Colorado The French Laundry – Yountville, California The French Room --- Dallas, Texas Halls Chophouse – Charleston, South Carolina Highlands Bar & Grill – Birmingham, Alabama The Hobbit – Orange, California Kai – Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort – Chandler, Arizona The Kitchen Restaurant – Sacramento, California L'Auberge Chez Francois – Great Falls, Virginia La Belle Vie – Minneapolis, Minnesota La Mer at Halekulani – Honolulu, Hawaii Le Bernardin – New York, New York Madrona Manor – Healdsburg, California The Melting Pot – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Menton – Boston, Massachusetts NAOE – Sunny Isles Beach, Florida Nicholas – Red Bank, New Jersey Palace Arms at the Brown Palace – Denver, Colorado Peninsula Grill – Charleston, South Carolina Pepper Tree Restaurant – Colorado Springs, Colorado Per Se – New York, New York Plume at the Jefferson Hotel – Washington, D.C. Saint Jacques French Cuisine – Raleigh, North Carolina Sonoma – Princeton, Massachusetts St. John's Restaurant – Chattanooga, Tennessee Terrapin Restaurant – Virginia Beach, Virginia Tony's – St. Louis, Missouri TRU – Chicago, Illinois Uchi – Austin, Texas Vetri – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania White Barn Inn – Kennebunk Beach, Maine Woodfire Grill – Atlanta, Georgia Diners can also find additional information on the Diners' Choice for Restaurants Awards with Best Service by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog at OpenTable, Inc.  OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 20,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 200 million diners around the world. The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. OpenTable also owns and operates, a leading restaurant reservation site in the United Kingdom.       The OpenTable, Inc. logo is available at OpenTable,, OpenTable logos, toptable and other service names are the trademarks of OpenTable, Inc. and/or its affiliatesCONTACT: Media Contact: Tiffany Fox OpenTable 415-344-4275