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OpenTable Diners Pick Top Outdoor Dining Spots

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

OpenTable Diners Pick Top Outdoor Dining Spots08:25 EDT Wednesday, May 25, 2011California and Florida restaurants lead the pack for the third year in a row; Naples, Florida restaurants dominate the winning listSAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the summer travel season, 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 Best Outdoor Dining   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. The Gulf Coast city of Naples, Florida, home to pristine white-sand beaches, is also home to the nation's best spots for outdoor dining, taking six places on the list.  Eleven additional restaurants throughout the state of Florida were also winners. Eighteen winners hail from California and are scattered throughout The Golden State, from San Francisco to San Diego. Hawaii, America's own tropical paradise, boasts eight winners, half of which are on the island of Maui. Arizona trails with three honorees, followed by New York with two, and Colorado, Las Vegas, and Texas each earned a single nod."Clearly, the cornerstone of great outdoor dining is a great location, but, really, there's much more to it than that.  The winning restaurants on this list have put great effort into creating an ambiance that maximizes their surroundings while also crafting a menu that will wow foodies," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer.  "These restaurants have shown diners that they don't have to choose between one or the other.  They can have it all ? al fresco dining and amazing eats."Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between May 2010 and April 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/outdoor.  22 North ? Lihue, HawaiiA Fish Called Avalon ? Miami Beach, FloridaBALEENnaples ? Naples, FloridaBeachcomber Cafe-Crystal Cove ? Newport Coast, CaliforniaBlue Agave Club ? Pleasanton, CaliforniaBlue Moon Fish Co. ? Fort Lauderdale, FloridaBrown's Beach House-The Fairmont Orchid - Kohala Coast, HawaiiCafe Blue ? Volente, TexasCaffe Riace ? Palo Alto, CaliforniaCampiello ? Naples, FloridaCapische ? Wailea, HawaiiChautauqua Dining Hall ? Boulder, ColoradoCirca59 at Riviera Palm Springs ? Palm Springs, CaliforniaCliff's Edge ? Los Angeles, CaliforniaCrazy About You ? Miami, FloridaDuke's Beach House Maui ? Lahaina, HawaiiEl Chorro Lodge ? Paradise Alley, ArizonaFuego-Maya Hotel ? Long Beach, CaliforniaGeoffrey's Restaurant ? Malibu, CaliforniaGeorge's Ocean Terrace ? La Jolla, CaliforniaGigino at Wagner Park ? New York, New YorkHandsome Harry's Third Street Bistro ? Naples, FloridaHau Tree Lanai ? Honolulu, HawaiiHouse of Tricks ? Tempe, ArizonaHula Grill-Kaanapali ? Lahaina, HawaiiLa Bottega ? New York, New YorkLatitudes ? Key West, FloridaLon's at The Hermosa ? Paradise Valley, ArizonaMarche Bacchus ? Las Vegas, NevadaMax's Grille - Boca Raton, FloridaMiraMare ? Naples, FloridaNick's Fishmarket Maui ? Wailea, HawaiiNine One Five ? Key West, FloridaNovo Restaurant ? San Luis Obispo, CaliforniaOceans 234 ? Deerfield Beach, FloridaPlantation Gardens ? Koloa, HawaiiPoseidon ? Del Mar, CaliforniaRed Fish Grill ? Miami, FloridaThe Restaurant at Ponte ? Temecula, CaliforniaSapphire Laguna ? Laguna Beach, CaliforniaSonoma Wine Garden - Santa Monica, CaliforniaSpencer's Restaurant ? Palm Springs, CaliforniaStone Brewing World Bistro & Garden ? Escondido, CaliforniaTART Restaurant @ Farmer's Daughter Hotel ? Los Angeles, CaliforniaTommy Bahama's Restaurant and Bar ? Naples, FloridaTommy Bahama's Restaurant and Bar - Palm Desert, CaliforniaThe Turtle Club ? Naples, FloridaVic and Angelo's ? Palm Beach Gardens, FloridaWilshire ? Santa Monica, CaliforniaWish ? Miami Beach, FloridaDiners can also find additional information on the Diners' Choice Awards for the Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the US by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog at http://blog.opentable.com.  To get the essential summer travel app, visit www.opentable.com/mobile.  OpenTable mobile apps are available for Android, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, Nokia, Palm, and Windows.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.       OpenTable, OpenTable.com, OpenTable logos, toptable and other service names are the trademarks of OpenTable, Inc. and/or its affiliatesSOURCE OpenTable, Inc.For further information: Tiffany Fox, OpenTable, +1-415-344-4275, tfox@opentable.com