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OpenTable Diners Reveal the Top 50 Wine Lists in the U.S.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

OpenTable Diners Reveal the Top 50 Wine Lists in the U.S.08:31 EDT Tuesday, October 18, 2011California, Home to Napa Valley Wine Country, Takes First Place with 11 Restaurants on List; Restaurants in 21 States are Represented with Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington Earning Multiple AwardsSAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --  As vineyards around the country harvest the grapes that will become tomorrow's wines, 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, is pleased to announce the Diners' Choice Awards for the top 50 restaurants with the most notable wine lists in the United States.  The list of winners is derived from more than 10 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110606/MM07085LOGO )This geographically diverse list of winners, which includes Aureole in Las Vegas, Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder and Veritas in New York, highlights 50 restaurants in 21 different states. California, arguably home to the nation's best wine producers, boasts an impressive 11 award-winning restaurants. New York, Maryland and Virginia establishments took four spots apiece, while North Carolina and Washington boasted three each. Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan and Nevada are home to two honorees each, while additional states to earn a place on the list include Connecticut, Kansas, Ohio, Oregon, Texas and Wisconsin, among others. "The sommeliers at the winning restaurants put as much passion into carefully curating their wine lists as chefs put into their menus," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer. "Similarly, creating a wine list isn't a one-time venture for these professionals; they constantly adjust their selections to reflect what is happening in vineyards and wineries each year -- as well as in their own kitchens each season. The honorees on this list understand that restaurants are where diners discover new wines and they continue to honor this by pouring the finest wines at the right time."Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between October 2010 and September 2011, the following 50 restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, received the highest scores for having notable wine lists from OpenTable diners. For more information about this list, please visit http://www.opentable.com/wine.20 Brix ? Milford, OhioThe 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro ? Palm Desert, California4 Olives Restaurant ? Manhattan, KansasAccademia Di Vino ? New York, New YorkAddison at The Grand Del Mar ? San Diego, CaliforniaArtisanal Restaurant ? Banner Elk, North CarolinaAureole ? Las Vegas, Nevadabacaro ? Champaign, IllinoisBin 36 ? Chicago, IllinoisBIN 38 ? San Francisco, CaliforniaBistro Blanc ? Glenelg, MarylandBonterra ? Charlotte, North CarolinaCarpe Vino ? Auburn, CaliforniaCinghiale-Enoteca (Wine Bar) ? Baltimore, MarylandDomaine Hudson wine bar & eatery ? Wilmington, DelawareEno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro ? Madison, WisconsinEnotria ? Sacramento, CaliforniaEvo Bistro ? McLean, VirginiaFrasca Food and Wine ? Boulder, ColoradoGrand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro ? Arlington, VirginiaThe Hobbit ? Orange, CaliforniaIron Bridge Wine Company ? Columbia, MarylandIron Bridge Wine Company ? Warrenton, VirginiaLeft Bank at Stonehedge Inn and Spa ? Tyngsboro, MassachusettsLos Olivos Wine Merchant and Wine Cafe ? Los Olivos, CaliforniaMarche Bacchus ? Las Vegas, NevadaMercy Wine Bar ? Dallas, TexasMetrovino ? Portland, OregonMorrell Wine Bar and Cafe ? New York, New YorkNapa & Company ? Stamford, ConnecticutNovita Wine Bar Trattoria ? Garden City, New YorkOn The Square ? Tarboro, North Carolina Pairings Bistro ? Bel Air, Marylandpalate food + wine ? Glendale, CaliforniaPurple Cafe and Wine Bar ? Seattle, WashingtonPurple Cafe and Wine Bar ? Woodinville, WashingtonReserve ? Grand Rapids, MichiganRistorante Panorama ? Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaRN74 ? Seattle, WashingtonRobust ? Webster Groves, MissouriSoif Wine Bar & Restaurant ? Santa Cruz, CaliforniaSonoma Wine Bar & Bistro ? Virginia Beach, VirginiaStone Balloon Winehouse ? Newark, DelawareThe Tasting Room Wine & Tapas ? St. Augustine, FloridaTastings Wine Bar and Bistro ? Foxboro, MassachusettsUPSTAIRS 2 ? Los Angeles, CaliforniaVeritas ? New York, New YorkVin 48 Restaurant Wine Bar ? Avon, ColoradoVinology ? Ann Arbor, MichiganThe Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar ? Tustin, CaliforniaDiners can also find additional information on the Diners' Choice Awards by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog at http://blog.opentable.com.About OpenTable ReviewsOriginally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program (http://reviews.opentable.com) helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions.  Diners who recently honored an OpenTable reservation are invited via email to submit restaurant feedback using an online form. Visitors to OpenTable.com can 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 OpenTable.com 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 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: Media Contact: Tiffany Fox, OpenTable, +1-415-344-4275, tfox@opentable.com; or Alyssa Galella, M Booth, +1-212-539-3208, alyssag@mbooth.com