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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S.08:31 EST Wednesday, February 01, 2012Diners' Choice Awards Highlight American Fare, French Cuisine and Fondue as the Foods that Set a Romantic MoodSAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of Valentine's Day, 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 pleased to announce the 2012 Diners' Choice Award winners for the 100 most romantic restaurants in the United States.  These awards reflect the combined opinions of nearly 5 million reviews submitted by verified 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 ) With 30 winning restaurants serving American cuisine, it is clear that chefs are seducing OpenTable diners with local ingredients and homegrown inspiration. Naturally, reviewers also acknowledged the birthplace of fine dining by honoring 25 restaurants that serve food borne out of the kitchens of France. And Italian restaurants, which are closely associated with serving the world's most sensual foods, account for an impressive 11 award winners. Transcending cuisine, restaurants that feature shared dishes proved popular, with 16 fondue restaurants making the list. Seven steakhouses also earned kudos.Regionally, honorees cover 31 states and Washington, D.C., with California claiming 16 spots on the list and Texas taking eight places. New York restaurants earn seven wins, while Hawaii boasts six standouts, and Nevada and Ohio take five wins apiece.  Arizona, Colorado, and Florida each count four restaurants. Also represented are Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Washington, among others."Romance means different things to different diners, and the array of restaurants on this list shows just that," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. She adds, "Some couples are drawn to candlelight and roses, while others want to share the experience of eating by digging into dishes together, such as a pot of fondue or a juicy porterhouse for two. What all the winning restaurants have in common is that they continually create unique dining experiences that make every couple feel like love is in the air."The Diners' Choice Awards for the top 100 most romantic restaurants is generated from nearly 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between January 2011 and December 2011.  All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Each such restaurant was then scored based on its percentage of qualifying reviews for which "romantic" was selected as a special feature.Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 most romantic restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.   The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/romantic.2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. A Caprice ? Tiburon, CaliforniaAcquerello ? San Francisco, CaliforniaAddison at The Grand Del Mar ? San Diego, CaliforniaAlize at the Top of the Palms Casino Resort ? Las Vegas, Nevada Andre's at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino ? Las Vegas, NevadaBacaro ? New York, New YorkBertrand at Mister A's ? San Diego, CaliforniaBouchard Restaurant and Inn ? Newport, Rhode IslandBoulevard Steakhouse ? Edmond, OklahomaBriarhurst Manor ? Manitou Springs, ColoradoBrown's Beach House ? Kohala Coast, HawaiiCacharel Restaurant ? Arlington, TexasCafe Central ? El Paso, TexasCafe Renaissance ? Vienna, VirginiaCanlis ? Seattle, WashingtonCapische ? Wailea, HawaiiCastle Falls ? Oklahoma City, OklahomaThe Cellar ? Fullerton, CaliforniaChez Francois ? Vermilion, OhioChez Nous French Restaurant ? Humble, TexasChez Shea ? Seattle, WashingtonClub A Steakhouse ? New York, New YorkCoach House ? Oklahoma City, OklahomaCoach Insignia ? Detroit, MichiganCraftwood Inn ? Manitou Springs, ColoradoDifferent Pointe of View ? Phoenix, ArizonaThe Dining Room-Biltmore Estate ? Asheville, North CarolinaEagle's Nest ? Indianapolis, IndianaEiffel Tower ? Las Vegas, NevadaThe Elkridge Furnace Inn ? Elkridge, MarylandErminia Ristorante ? New York, New YorkFearrington House Restaurant ? Pittsboro, North CarolinaFleur de Lys ? San Francisco, CaliforniaFrench 75 Bistro ? Laguna Beach, CaliforniaFrench Cafe ? Omaha, NebraskaThe French Room ? Dallas, TexasGeja's Cafe ? Chicago, Illinois Genoa Restaurant ? Portland, OregonGibraltar ? Miami, FloridaGlasbern Country Inn ? Fogelsville, PennsylvaniaThe Grill Room at the Windsor Court Hotel ? New Orleans, LouisianaThe Hungry I ? Boston, Massachusetts Il Bistro ? Seattle, WashingtonIl Cielo Gardens Restaurant & Bar ? Beverly Hills, CaliforniaIl Mulino ? Chicago, IllinoisLa Caille ? Sandy, UtahLa Cremaillere ? Bedford, New YorkLa Mer at Halekulani ? Honolulu, HawaiiLatitudes ? Key West, FloridaL'Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek ? Sedona, ArizonaThe Library Restaurant ? Charleston, South CarolinaThe Little Door ? Los Angeles, CaliforniaLog Haven ? Salt Lake City, UtahMadrona Manor ? Healdsburg, CaliforniaThe Melting Pot ? Larkspur, CaliforniaThe Melting Pot ? Atlanta, GeorgiaThe Melting Pot ? Greenwood, IndianaThe Melting Pot ? Indianapolis, IndianaThe Melting Pot ? University City, MissouriThe Melting Pot ? Columbus, OhioThe Melting Pot ? Dayton, OhioThe Melting Pot ? Fairview Park, Ohio The Melting Pot ? Myrtle Beach, South CarolinaThe Melting Pot ? Knoxville, Tennessee The Melting Pot ? Memphis, Tennessee The Melting Pot ? Arlington, TexasThe Melting Pot ? Richmond, VirginiaThe Melting Pot ? Virginia Beach, VirginiaMichael's-South Point Casino ? Las Vegas, NevadaMichel's at the Colony Surf ? Honolulu, HawaiiMona Lisa Fondue Restaurant ? Manitou Springs, ColoradoNana ? Dallas, TexasNikolai's Roof ? Atlanta, GeorgiaThe Old Warsaw ? Dallas, TexasOne if by Land, Two if by Sea ? New York, New YorkPamplemousse Le Restaurant ? Las Vegas, NevadaPepper Tree Restaurant ? Colorado Springs, ColoradoPlume at the Jefferson Hotel ? Washington, D.C.Quiessence Restaurant & Wine Bar ? Phoenix, ArizonaRed Fish Grill ? Miami, FloridaThe Refectory Restaurant & Bistro ? Columbus, OhioRestaurant Iris ? Memphis, TennesseeRistorante Massimo ? Portsmouth, New HampshireRiverview Restaurant ? Troutdale, OregonRoof Restaurant ? Salt Lake City, UtahSarento's Top of the 'I' ? Honolulu, HawaiiSASSI ? Scottsdale, ArizonaSeagar's Restaurant ? Destin, FloridaSecond Empire Restaurant and Tavern ? Raleigh, North CarolinaShadowbrook Restaurant ? Capitola, CaliforniaSir Winston's Aboard the Queen Mary ? Long Beach, CaliforniaThe Sky Room ? Long Beach, CaliforniaSpindletop ? Houston, TexasStonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch ? Santa Barbara, CaliforniaTidepools ? Poipu, HawaiiTredici Steak ? New York, New YorkVernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse ? Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, New MexicoWhite Barn Inn ? Kennebunk, MaineYamashiro ? Hollywood, CaliforniaZenkichi ? Brooklyn, New YorkDiners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter's "Dining Check" blog.About OpenTable ReviewsOriginally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program 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 250 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: CONTACT: Tiffany Fox, OpenTable, tfox@opentable.com, +1-415-344-4275; Erica Schwartz, M Booth, EricaS@mbooth.com, +1-212-539-3295