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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Wine Lists

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Wine Lists08:31 EDT Wednesday, October 24, 2012California Restaurants Earn Top Honors, Followed by Maryland, Washington, Florida, and New YorkSAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the time to toast the holidays draws near, OpenTable (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 Top 100 Restaurants with the Most Notable Wine Lists in the United States.  These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110606/MM07085LOGO ) The list of winners, which includes Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, RN74 in Seattle, and Veritas in New York, spans 25 states and Washington, D.C.  California, renowned for its wine country, has the greatest number of winners with 17, followed by Maryland with nine winners and Washington with eight. Florida and New York boast six winning restaurants apiece, trailed by Texas and Virginia with five honorees, Colorado and South Carolina with four, and Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania with three each. The states of Connecticut, Denver, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, and Tennessee all have two award winners. Washington, D.C. earned a single spot as did Arizona, Kansas, and Wisconsin. Restaurants serving American fare dominated the list; however, a variety of cuisines are represented, including French, Italian, Spanish, and tapas. "These winning restaurants understand that the right sip brings out the best in every bite," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "Each honoree has created thoughtful wine lists that go beyond merely complimenting their dishes. The offerings manage to educate and excite diners at different price points so that discovering a new wine or revisiting a familiar varietal is accessible to virtually every guest."The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Wine Lists are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012.  All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which "Notable Wine List" was selected as a special feature.Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Wine Lists in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/wine.2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Wine Lists in the U.S. 20 Brix ? Milford, Ohio360 Bistro ? Nashville, TennesseeThe 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro ? Palm Desert, California4 Olives Restaurant ? Manhattan, KansasAcquerello ? San Francisco, CaliforniaAddison at The Grand Del Mar ? San Diego, CaliforniaAida Bistro & Wine Bar ? Columbia, MarylandAndre's Bouchee Bistro and Wine Bar ? Carmel, CaliforniaAngelina's Ristorante ? Bonita Springs, FloridaArtisanal Restaurant ? Banner Elk, North CarolinaAureole ? Las Vegas, NevadaBarolo Grill ? Denver, ColoradoBin 36 ? Chicago, IllinoisBIN 38 ? San Francisco, CaliforniaBistro Blanc ? Glenelg, MarylandBlock 7 ? Houston, TexasBonterra ? Charlotte, North CarolinaBouchon ? Santa Barbara, CaliforniaBuckheads ? Richmond, VirginiaCanlis ? Seattle, WashingtonCarpe Vino ? Auburn, CaliforniaCasa D'Angelo ? Fort Lauderdale, Florida'Cesca Charleston ? Charleston, South CarolinaChez Francois ? Vermilion, OhioCinghiale-Enoteca ? Baltimore, MarylandCopia Restaurant and Wine Garden ? St. Louis, MissouriCork Restaurant ? Chandler, ArizonaThe Curious Grape ? Arlington, Virginiadaryl Restaurant ? New Brunswick, New JerseyDOC Wine Bar ? Lombard, IllinoisDomaine Hudson ? Wilmington, DelawareEno Vino Wine Bar and Bistro ? Madison, WisconsinEnotria Restaurant ? Sacramento, CaliforniaFleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar ? West Hartford, ConnecticutFlyte World Dining & Wine ? Nashville, TennesseeFrasca Food and Wine ? Boulder, ColoradoGrand Cru Wine Bar & Bistro ? Arlington, VirginiaGrapeseed ? Bethesda, MarylandGraziano's ? Coral Gables, FloridaHampton Street Vineyard ? Columbia, South CarolinaThe Hobbit ? Orange, CaliforniaIndulge Bistro & Wine Bar ? Highlands Ranch, ColoradoIron Bridge Wine Company ? Columbia, MarylandIron Bridge Wine Company ? Warrenton, VirginiaThe Joel Palmer House ? Dayton, OregonLa Famiglia Ristorante ? Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaLa Sirena ? West Palm Beach, FloridaLos Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe ? Los Olivos, CaliforniaMarche Bacchus ? Las Vegas, NevadaMax's Wine Dive ? Austin, TexasMax's Wine Dive ? San Antonio, TexasMercy Wine Bar ? Dallas, TexasMetrovino ? Portland, OregonMorrell Wine Bar & Café ? New York, New YorkNapa & Company ? Stamford, ConnecticutNovita Wine Bar Trattoria ? Garden City, New YorkOn The Square ? Tarboro, North CarolinaPairings Bistro ? Bel Air, MarylandThe Pluckemin Inn ? Bedminster, New JerseyPorter's Steakhouse ? Collinsville, IllinoisPress ? Saint Helena, CaliforniaProof Restaurant ? Washington, D.C.Purple Cafe and Wine Bar ? Bellevue, WashingtonPurple Cafe and Wine Bar ? Kirkland, WashingtonPurple Cafe and Wine Bar ? Seattle, WashingtonPurple Cafe and Wine Bar ? Woodinville, WashingtonRed Fish Restaurant ? Hilton Head Island, South CarolinaRed Newt Bistro ? Hector, New YorkThe Refectory Restaurant & Bistro ? Columbus, OhioReserve ? Grand Rapids, MichiganRistorante Panorama ? Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaRN74 ? Seattle, WashingtonRobust ? Webster Groves, MissouriThe Royce at the Langham ? Pasadena, CaliforniaSeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar ? North Myrtle Beach, South CarolinaSip Restaurant ? Issaquah, WashingtonSoif Wine Bar Restaurant ? Santa Cruz, CaliforniaSonoma Grille ? Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaSonoma Wine Bar & Bistro ? Virginia Beach, VirginiaStone Balloon Winehouse ? Newark, DelawareStonehome Wine Bar & Restaurant ? Brooklyn, New YorkTannin Wine Bar and Kitchen ? Kansas City, MissouriThe Tasting Room @ City Centre ? Houston, TexasThe Tasting Room Wine & Tapas ? Saint Augustine, FloridaTastings Wine Bar and Bistro ? Foxboro, MassachusettsTroquet ? Boston, MassachusettsTwo 40 South Restaurant & Wine Bar ? Brea, CaliforniaUndici ? Rumson, New JerseyUPSTAIRS 2 ? Los Angeles, CaliforniaVenice Ristorante & Wine Bar ? Denver, ColoradoVeritas ? New York, New YorkVertical Wine Bistro ? Pasadena, CaliforniaVines Grille and Wine Bar ? Orlando, FloridaVino Rosina ? Baltimore, MarylandVinology ? Ann Arbor, MichiganWhitehouse-Crawford ? Walla Walla, WashingtonWine 30 ? New York, New YorkThe Wine Kitchen on the Creek ? Frederick, MarylandWine Market Bistro ? Baltimore, MarylandThe Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar ? Tustin, CaliforniaDiners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Wine Lists 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 can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 15 million reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable 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 350 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 UK. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable, a leading restaurant reservation site in the UK.       OpenTable, OpenTable.com, OpenTable logos, toptable and otherservice names are the trademarks of OpenTable, Inc. and/or its affiliatesSOURCE OpenTableFor further information: Tiffany Fox, OpenTable, tfox@opentable.com, +1-415-344-4275; Jennifer Spector, M Booth, jennifers@mbooth.com, +1-212-539-3299