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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 American Fare Restaurants

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 American Fare Restaurants08:31 EST Wednesday, November 14, 2012Texas Restaurants Earn Top Honors, Followed by California, New York, South Carolina, and MarylandSAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the holiday dining season, 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 American Fare Restaurants 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 Annisa in New York City, Lola in Cleveland, and Sweet Basil in Vail, Colo., spans 31 states and Washington, D.C.  Texas has the greatest number of winners with 10, followed by California with eight winners, and New York and South Carolina with seven each. Maryland boasts six winning restaurants, trailed by Colorado and Missouri with five honorees apiece. Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania all have four winning restaurants, while Connecticut, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia have three each.  Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Utah, and Washington, D.C. all have two award winners. Arkansas earned a single spot, as did Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Oregon, and Washington. "Food is the cornerstone of holiday celebrations, and American fare is the perfect fit with which to fete them," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer.  "These winning restaurants are serving the finest of the fall harvest in ways both familiar and unique, giving family and friends dishes that help remind them of years past and anticipate those to come."The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 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 "American cuisine" was selected as a special feature.Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/American.2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the U.S. 1789 Restaurant ? Washington, D.C.A Toute Heure ? Cranford, New JerseyAbacus ? Dallas, TexasThe American Restaurant ? Kansas City, MissouriAnnie Gunn's ? Chesterfield, MissouriAnnisa ? New York, New YorkAria ? Atlanta, GeorgiaAshley's Restaurant-Capital Hotel ? Little Rock, ArkansasBartlett Pear Inn ? Easton, MarylandBaxter's Lakeside Grille ? Lake Ozark, MissouriBlue Hill ? New York, New YorkBlue Hill at Stone Barns ? Pocantico Hills, New YorkThe Blue Ox ? Lynn, MassachusettsBluestem ? Kansas City, MissouriBoulevard ? San Francisco, CaliforniaBouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar ? Covington, KentuckyCabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant ? Fredericksburg, TexasThe Cafe at Brookwood ? Brookshire, TexasCanoe ? Atlanta, GeorgiaCarpe Diem Restaurant ? Charlotte, North CarolinaCastagna ? Portland, OregonCharleston ? Baltimore, MarylandCharleston Grill ? Charleston, South CarolinaCheever's Cafe ? Oklahoma City, OklahomaChef's Table at the Edgewater ? Winter Garden, FloridaThe Classic Cafe ? Roanoke, TexasColdwater Cafe & Catering ? Tipp City, OhioCommunal ? Provo, UtahCorbett's Fine Dining ? Louisville, KentuckyCorduroy ? Washington, D.C.Craft ? New York, New YorkDal Rae ? Pico Rivera, CaliforniaDANTE ? Tremont, OhioDevereaux's ? Greenville, South CarolinaThe Dock ? Newport Beach, CaliforniaEleven Madison Park ? New York, New YorkEllerbe Fine Foods ? Fort Worth, TexasFearing's ? Dallas, TexasFIG -- Charleston, South CarolinaFlagstaff House ? Boulder, ColoradoGramercy Tavern ? New York, New YorkGrove ? Grand Rapids, MichiganHamptons ? Sumter, South CarolinaHarry's Restaurant ? Manhattan, KansasHerons ? Cary, North CarolinaJoan's in the Park ? Saint Paul, MinnesotaJohn Bentley's ? Redwood City, CaliforniaK Restaurant ? Orlando, FloridaLahaina Grill ? Lahaina, HawaiiLilly's Bistro ? Louisville, KentuckyLJ's & The Kat Lounge ? Hagerstown, MarylandLola-A Michael Symon Restaurant ? Cleveland, OhioThe Macintosh ? Charleston, South CarolinaManhattan Beach Post ? Manhattan Beach, CaliforniaMasraff's ? Houston, TexasMcEwen's on Monroe ? Memphis, Tennessee Mica ? Chestnut Hill, PennsylvaniaThe Mill at 2T ? Tariffville, ConnecticutMillwright's ? Simsbury, Connecticut Milton's Cuisine and Cocktails ? Alpharetta, GeorgiaMokomandy ? Sterling, VirginiaMulvaney's B&L ? Sacramento, CaliforniaMurray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge ? Minneapolis, MinnesotaNana's Restaurant ? Durham, North CarolinaNiche ? Clayton, MissouriThe Orchard Restaurant ? Kennett Square, PennsylvaniaOrchids at Palm Court ? Cincinnati, OhioThe Parson's Table ? Little River, South CarolinaPaseo Grill ? Oklahoma City, OklahomaPatti's 1880's Settlement ? Grand Rivers, KentuckyPeli Peli ? Houston, TexasPeninsula Grill ? Charleston, South CarolinaPer Se ? New York, New YorkThe Prime Rib ? Baltimore, MarylandThe Pullman ? Glenwood Springs, ColoradoThe Ranch Restaurant ? Anaheim, CaliforniaRestaurant Tallent ? Bloomington, IndianaRoot Down ? Denver, ColoradoThe Root Restaurant & Bar ? White Lake, MichiganSaddle Peak Lodge ? Calabasas, CaliforniaThe Schoolhouse at Cannondale ? Wilton, Connecticut Seasons 52 ? Phoenix, ArizonaShoemaker's Grille ? Lynchburg, VirginiaSilo Elevated Cuisine-1604 ? San Antonio, TexasSilo Elevated Cuisine-Alamo Heights ? San Antonio, TexasSplendido ? Beaver Creek, Colorado St. John's Meeting Place ? Chattanooga, TennesseeSt. Johns' Restaurant ? Chattanooga, Tennessee Story ? Prairie Village, KansasSweet Basil ? Vail, ColoradoTalula's Garden ? Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaTilth ? Seattle, WashingtonThe Tree Room at Sundance ? Sundance, UtahVernick Food & Drink ? Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaVie ? Western Springs, IllinoisVintage Tavern ? Suffolk, Virginia VOLT ? Frederick, MarylandWashington Inn ? Cape May, New JerseyWhite Barn Inn ? Kennebunk, MaineWoodberry Kitchen ? Baltimore, MarylandDiners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 American Fare 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 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 26,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 385 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 OpenTable, Inc.For further information: Tiffany Fox, OpenTable, tfox@opentable.com, +1-415-344-4275; Jennifer Spector, M Booth, jennifers@mbooth.com, +1-212-539-3299