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OpenTable Diners Name Best Brunches in the U.S.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

OpenTable Diners Name Best Brunches in the U.S.05:02 EDT Tuesday, April 19, 2011SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OpenTable, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPEN) (www.opentable.com), 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 the Top Restaurants for Brunch 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. In a nod to its reputation as home to the beloved bagel and a schmear, New York City captured 11 spots on the Best Brunch list, earning the greatest number of winners over any other city. California was also a big winner, taking 21 spots in 14 cities including Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. Other honorees are scattered throughout the continental United States, including Austin, Texas; Arlington, Virginia; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Louisville, Kentucky; and Pittsboro, North Carolina. "The difference between a good brunch and a great brunch lies beyond serving delicious dishes and a terrific Bloody Mary," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer. "It's about creating the right atmosphere for all kinds of diners, from a bunch of friends catching up over crepes and cocktails to informal daytime family gatherings that are as adult-friendly as they are kid-friendly. And, the Best Brunch Diners' Choice winners have proven that they have the perfect recipe for a standout brunch." Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between April 2010 and March 2011, the following 50 restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, received the highest scores from OpenTable diners. For more information about this list, please visit http://www.opentable.com/bestbrunch. 94th Aero Squadron – San Diego – San Diego, California 94th Aero Squadron-Van Nuys – Van Nuys, California Allgauer's – Lisle, Illinois Back Bay Bistro – Newport Beach, California Bananas Modern American Diner – Orlando, Florida Beacon Bar and Grill – Washington, D.C. Bedford Post – The Barn – Bedford, New York Big Jones – Chicago, Illinois Café Fleuri – Boston, Massachusetts Capitol Garage – Sacramento, California Chez Zee – Austin, Texas Cupping Room Café – New York, New York Einstein's – Atlanta, Georgia Elements Café – Pasadena, California Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace – Denver, Colorado Essex – New York, New York The Farm of Beverly Hills – Beverly Hills, California Fearrington Granary – Pittsboro, North Carolina Five Points – New York, New York Friend of a Farmer – New York, New York The Front Page – Arlington, Virginia Garden Court – San Francisco, California Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis – Minneapolis, Minnesota HS Lordships – Berkeley, California Humphrey's Restaurant – San Diego, California Hundred Acres – New York, New York i. Cugini – Santa Monica, California Jane – New York, New York La Note Restaurant Provencal – Berkeley, California Lime – San Francisco, California Luminarias – Monterey Park, California Magic Flute – San Francisco, California Museum Café – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Norma's at Le Parker Meridien – New York, New York North End Café – Louisville, Kentucky Odyssey – Granada Hills, California Parks Edge – Atlanta, Georgia Poco – New York, New York Queen Mary Champagne Sunday Brunch – Long Beach, California Sarabeth's Central Park South – New York, New York Sarabeth's West – New York, New York Shanghai Red's – Marina Del Rey, California Simon @ Palms Place – Las Vegas, Nevada The Smith – New York, New York Sundy House – Delray Beach, Florida TART Restaurant – Los Angeles, California Ted's Bulletin – Washington, D.C. Top of the Mark – San Francisco, California Town's End Restaurant – San Francisco, California Triptych – San Francisco, California Diners can also find additional information on the Diners' Choice Awards for the Best Restaurants for Brunch in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog at http://blog.opentable.com.About 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 toptable.com, a leading restaurant reservation site in the United Kingdom.       The OpenTable, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6474 OpenTable, OpenTable.com, OpenTable logos, toptable and other service names are the trademarks of OpenTable, Inc. and/or its affiliatesCONTACT: Media Contact: Tiffany Fox OpenTable tfox@opentable.com 415-344-4275