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OpenTable Diners Name Top 100 Kid-Friendly Restaurants

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

OpenTable Diners Name Top 100 Kid-Friendly Restaurants11:04 EDT Tuesday, June 28, 2011California Takes Best State for Kid-Friendly Dining; Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota and New York Great for Families and Little FoodiesSAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- School is out for summer, and OpenTable, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN;, a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, is celebrating by announcing the 100 winners of its Diners' Choice Awards for Kid-Friendly Restaurants in the United States.  The list of winners is derived from more than ten million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (Logo: )The state of California boasts 26 winning spots on the list, including 13 in the San Francisco vicinity alone -- a boon for Bay Area babies and their parents. The Midwest is also best, with Illinois and Minnesota claiming 12 spots each. Massachusetts and New York earned 11 and 12 nods, respectively. Other stand-out states include Pennsylvania and Ohio, as well as Washington D.C. Winners also represented Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Rhode Island, among others. Italian fare proved popular with families, with a strong showing from Buca de Beppo restaurants as well as Manhattan favorites Carmine's 91st Street and Carmine's Midtown, as well as several others. "When you're dining out with kids, you really want to find a restaurant that has something for everyone at the table ? a cool cocktail and fine food for the adults, a menu that appeals to young diners, and friendly service," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer.  "The good news is that there are 100 restaurants ? and, let's face it, many, many more ? where families can enjoy all of that. From the fun of upscale barbecue restaurants and Japanese steakhouses to the comforts of new and classic Italian cuisine, these winning restaurants make it easier than ever for families to find a spot sure to please diners of every age." Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between June 2010 and May 2011, the following 50 restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, received the highest scores from OpenTable diners. For more information about this list, please visit Napkin Burger - New York, New YorkThe American Sector @ The National WWII Museum - New Orleans, LouisianaAquarium Restaurant ? Denver, ColoradoAxel's Bonfire ? Blaine, MinnesotaAxel's Bonfire ? Savage, MinnesotaAxel's Bonfire ? Woodbury, MinnesotaBig Bowl ? Lincolnshire, IllinoisBig Bowl - Reston, VirginiaBlack Angus Steakhouse-Blossom Hill ? San Jose, CaliforniaBlack Angus Steakhouse-Dublin ? Dublin, CaliforniaBoca Chica Restaurant - St. Paul, MinnesotaThe Brooklyn Diner Times Square ? New York, New YorkBuca di Beppo ? Brea, CaliforniaBuca di Beppo ? Burnsville, MinnesotaBuca di Beppo ? Campbell, CaliforniaBuca di Beppo - Chicago, IllinoisBuca di Beppo ? Claremont, CaliforniaBuca di Beppo - Eden Prairie, MinnesotaBuca di Beppo - Orlando, FloridaBuca di Beppo ? Indianapolis, IndianaBuca di Beppo ? Irvine, CaliforniaBuca di Beppo ? Lexington, MassachusettsBuca di Beppo ? Lombard, IllinoisBuca di Beppo - Maple Grove, MinnesotaBuca di Beppo ? Minneapolis, St. Paul (Downtown/Uptown)Buca di Beppo - Orland Park, IllinoisBuca di Beppo - Palo Alto, CaliforniaBuca di Beppo ? Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaBuca di Beppo ? Sacramento, CaliforniaBuca di Beppo - San Francisco, CaliforniaBuca di Beppo - San Jose, CaliforniaBuca di Beppo ? Seekonk, Boston, MassachusettsBuca di Beppo ? Shrewsbury, MassachusettsBuca di Beppo - St. Paul, MinnesotaBuca di Beppo - Universal City, CaliforniaBuca di Beppo ? Wheeling, IllinoisBuca di Beppo ? Worthington, OhioBurger Jones ? Calhoun, MinnesotaCarmine's - 91st Street, New York, New YorkCarmine's Midtown ? New York, New YorkCioppino's On The Wharf ? San Francisco, CaliforniaClyde's of Chevy Chase ? Washington, D.C.D.B.A. Barbecue ? Atlanta, GeorgiaDee's ? Forest Hills, New YorkDinosaur Bar B Que ? New York, New YorkDish Mill Valley ? Mill Valley, CaliforniaDurgin Park - Boston, Massachusetts El Cholo Cafe - Pasadena, CaliforniaF. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House - Pismo Beach, CaliforniaFenicci's of Hershey - Hershey, PennsylvaniaFire + Ice - Boston, MassachusettsFire + Ice - Cambridge, MassachusettsFire + Ice Grill + Bar - Anaheim, CaliforniaFire + Ice - Providence, Rhode IslandGood Earth Edina - Edina, MinnesotaGraziano's ? Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Guadalajara Grill - Tucson, ArizonaGus's BBQ ? South Pasadena, CaliforniaHarry Caray's Tavern - Chicago, IllinoisHill Country Barbecue Market - Washington, D.C.Houlihan's Restaurant - Park Ridge, IllinoisHouse of Japan ? Dublin, OhioHouse of Japan ? Columbus, OhioK'ya Street Fare ? Anaheim, CaliforniaKyoto Palace Restaurant ? Campbell, CaliforniaL. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge ? Chicago, IllinoisLandmarc [At the Time Warner Center] ? New York, New YorkMaggiano's ? Bellevue, WashingtonMaggiano's ? Hackensack, New JerseyMax Brenner - Las Vegas, NevadaMax Brenner ? Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaMax Brenner - Union Square ? New York, New YorkMity Nice Grill ? Chicago, Illinois Mozza Mia - Edina, MinnesotaNinja ? New York, New YorkNot Your Average Joe's ? Watertown, MassachusettsNot Your Average Joe's - Westborough, MassachusettsPacific Catch - Sunset District ? San Francisco, CaliforniaPapa Razzi ? Wellesley, MassachusettsParadise Cove Beach Cafe ? Malibu, CaliforniaPark Chalet ? San Francisco, CaliforniaPercy Street Barbecue ? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Pirates' House - Savannah, GeorgiaThe Prickly Pear Cantina ? Danville, CaliforniaProud Bird ? Los Angeles, CaliforniaR J Grunt's ? Chicago, Illinois Raglan Road Irish Pub ? Lake Buena Vista, FloridaRawhide Steakhouse at Wild Horse Pass ? Chandler, ArizonaRizzuto's Wood-Fired Kitchen & Bar ? Westport, ConnecticutRye Grill and Bar ? Rye, New YorkSambuca ? New York, New YorkSam's Chowder House ? Half Moon Bay, CaliforniaScoozi ? Chicago, IllinoisSummer Shack ? Boston, MassachusettsSummer Shack - Cambridge, MassachusettsTed's Bulletin ? Washington, D.C.The Twisted Fork ? Raleigh, North CarolinaVirgil's ? New York, New YorkWaikiki Starlight Luau ? Honolulu, HawaiiYankee Pier ? Larkspur, CaliforniaDiners can also find additional information on the Diners' Choice Awards for the Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in the US by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog at OpenTable Reviews ProgramOriginally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program ( helps diners find restaurants that best fits their dining occasions.  Diners who recently honored an OpenTable reservation can quickly and easily submit feedback for that restaurant via an online form and access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 10 million reviews by verified diners, establishing as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.  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, a leading restaurant reservation site in the United Kingdom.       OpenTable,, OpenTable logos, toptable and otherservice names are the trademarks of OpenTable, Inc. and/or its affiliates.SOURCE OpenTable, Inc.For further information: Tiffany Fox of OpenTable, +1-415-344-4275,, or Alyssa Galella, M Booth, +1-212-539-3208,