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OpenTable Diner Reviews Showcase Top 100 Restaurants for Service in the U.S.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
OpenTable Diner Reviews Showcase Top 100 Restaurants for Service in the U.S.08:31 EST Wednesday, February 29, 2012Diners' Choice Awards Highlight Southern Hospitality and American Fare RestaurantsSAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of how vital service is to the dining experience, 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 restaurants in the United States providing the best service. 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. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110606/MM07085LOGO) Regionally, the honorees span 29 states and Washington, D.C. The South reinforces the notion of southern hospitality, with 22 restaurants in the region being singled out for best service. The Northeast boasts 15 winning restaurants, including 10 in New York alone. The Pacific region accounts for 14 winners, 10 of which are in California, as does the Mid-Atlantic, with six restaurants in Virginia claiming spots. Eleven winners come from the Great Lakes Region, four of which are in the Twin Cities area. The Pacific Northwest and the Southwest follow with seven honorees apiece. The Rocky Mountain States count five winners, while the Central Plains has four, three of which are in Missouri. One restaurant in Hawaii also earned a nod. Superior service can be found across a number of cuisines. Restaurants serving American food, however, account for 40 winners. French restaurants earned 25 places on the list. Steakhouses followed with 17 spots. Seven Italian restaurants are among the winners. Other cuisines include continental, global international, Japanese, seafood, and sushi."The most memorable part of a meal may not be just what's on your plate, but also, that exceptional staffer who goes the extra step to ensure an enjoyable dining experience," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer. "These winning restaurants understand this concept and have consciously created a culture of hospitality that is embraced by both front and back of house professionals. Whether it's a grand gesture, such as a tour of the kitchen, or a simple one, like a warm smile from an attentive server, diners are coming away from these restaurants feeling special."The Diners' Choice Awards for the top 100 restaurants providing the best service are generated from nearly 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between February 2011 and January 2012. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the highest average rating in the service category.Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the top 100 restaurants with the best service in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/bestservice.2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for Restaurants in the U.S. with the Best ServiceAcqua Restaurant & Wine Bar ? White Bear Lake, MinnesotaAcquerello ? San Francisco, CaliforniaAddison at The Grand Del Mar ? San Diego, CaliforniaBacchanalia ? Atlanta, GeorgiaBibou ? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Binkley's Restaurant ? Cave Creek, ArizonaBistro L'Hermitage ? Woodbridge, VirginiaBlue Hill at Stone Barns ? Pocantico Hills, New York Bluestem ? Kansas City, MissouriBones ? Atlanta, GeorgiaCafe Renaissance ? Vienna, VirginiaCanlis ? Seattle, WashingtonCapital Grille ? Minneapolis, MinnesotaCastagna ? Portland, OregonChama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse ? Downers Grove, IllinoisCharleston ? Baltimore, MarylandCharleston Grill ? Charleston, South CarolinaChez Francois ? Vermilion, OhioChez Nous French Restaurant ? Humble, TexasCityZen ? Washington, D.C.Congress ? Austin, TexasThe Copper Door ? Hayesville, North CarolinaCorbett's Fine Dining ? Louisville, KentuckyCyrus ? Healdsburg, CaliforniaDaniel ? New York, New YorkDaniel-Lounge Seating ? New York, New YorkDel Posto ? New York, New YorkDewz ? Modesto, CaliforniaThe Dining Room-Biltmore Estate ? Asheville, North CarolinaEleven Madison Park ? New York, New YorkElizabeth on 37th ? Savannah, GeorgiaFarmhouse Inn & Restaurant ? Forestville, CaliforniaFat Canary ? Williamsburg, VirginiaFearrington House Restaurant ? Pittsboro, North CarolinaFig Tree ? Charlotte, North CarolinaForage ? Salt Lake City, UtahFountain Restaurant ? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Frasca Food and Wine ? Boulder, ColoradoThe French Room ? Dallas, TexasGenoa Restaurant ? Portland, OregonGordon Ramsay at the London ? New York, New YorkThe Grill-The Ritz Carlton ? Naples, FloridaGrouse Mountain Grill ? Avon, ColoradoHalls Chophouse ? Charleston, South CarolinaHannas Prime Steak ? Rancho Santa Margarita, CaliforniaHerons ? Cary, North CarolinaHighlands Bar & Grill ? Birmingham, AlabamaThe Hobbit ? Orange, Californiajoan's in the Park ? St. Paul, MinnesotaKai-Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort ? Chandler, ArizonaKillen's Steakhouse ? Pearland, TexasThe Kitchen Restaurant ? Sacramento, CaliforniaLa Belle Vie ? Minneapolis, MinnesotaLa Grenouille ? New York, New YorkLa Mer at Halekulani ? Honolulu, HawaiiL'Auberge Chez Francois ? Great Falls, VirginiaLe Bernardin ? New York, New YorkLes Nomades ? Chicago, IllinoisL'Etoile Restaurant ? Madison, WisconsinMadrona Manor ? Healdsburg, CaliforniaMahogany Prime Omaha ? Omaha, NebraskaMarcel's ? Washington, D.C.The Melting Pot ? Myrtle Beach, South CarolinaMenton ? Boston, MassachusettsMichael's-South Point Casino -- Las Vegas, NevadaMitchell's Ocean Club ? Columbus, OhioMorton's The Steakhouse ? Portland, OregonNew York Prime ? Myrtle Beach, FloridaNiche ? St. Louis, MissouriNicholas ? Red Bank, New Jerseyo ya ? Boston, Massachusetts Opus 9 Steakhouse ? Williamsburg, VirginiaOrchids at Palm Court ? Cincinnati, OhioThe Painted Lady ? Newberg, OregonPalace Arms at the Brown Palace ? Denver, ColoradoPeninsula Grill ? Charleston, South CarolinaPepper Tree Restaurant ? Colorado Springs, ColoradoPer Se ? New York, New YorkPlume at the Jefferson Hotel ? Washington, D.C.Rafain Brazilian Steakhouse ? Dallas, TexasThe Restaurant at Meadowood ? Saint Helena, CaliforniaRestaurant Iris ? Memphis, TennesseeRover's ? Seattle, WashingtonRudy & Paco's Restaurant & Bar ? Galveston, TexasRussell's Steaks, Chops, and More ? Williamsville, New YorkRuth's Chris Steak House ? Jacksonville, FloridaSaint Jacques French Cuisine ? Raleigh, North CarolinaSedgley Place ? Greene, MaineSonoma ? Princeton, MassachusettsSt. John's Restaurant ? Chattanooga, TennesseeThe Steak House at Silver Reef ? Ferndale, WashingtonTony's ? St. Louis, MissouriTRU ? Chicago, IllinoisUchi ? Austin, TexasUchiko ? Austin, TexasVetri ? Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaVic & Anthony's Steakhouse ? Las Vegas, NevadaVintage Tavern ? Suffolk, VirginiaWhite Barn Inn ? Kennebunk, MaineWoodfire Grill ? Atlanta, GeorgiaDiners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Best Service 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 25,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 280 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 OpenTableFor further information: Tiffany Fox, OpenTable, +1-415-344-4275, firstname.lastname@example.org or Erica Schwartz, M Booth, +1-212-539-3295, EricaS@mbooth.com