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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Best Restaurants of 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Best Restaurants of 201208:31 EST Wednesday, December 12, 2012Restaurants in 27 states and Washington, D.C. recognized; California, New York, Virginia, Arizona, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania among states with strongest showingsSAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As we reflect on a fabulous year of fine dining, 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 Best 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 Eleven Madison Park in New York City, Manresa in Los Gatos, Calif., and o ya in Boston, spans 27 states and Washington, D.C. California restaurants earned 24 spots on the list, followed by New York with 18 winners. Virginia boasts six winning restaurants, trailed by Arizona, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania with four honorees apiece. North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, and Washington, D.C. all have three winning restaurants, while Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, and Ohio have two each. Connecticut earned a single spot, as did Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Restaurants serving American fare dominated the list; French cuisine is also strongly represented.  "This year's honorees have accomplished what every restaurant aspires to ? making guests feel as though they have had a truly singular dining experience," said OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter. "These best overall restaurants are consistently getting it right on every level, from top flight ambiance and service to cocktail lists and menus that positively dazzle diners."The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the U.S. are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between December 1, 2011 and November 30, 2012.  All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant's average rating in the "overall" category along with that restaurant's rating relative to others in the same metropolitan area and the average number of restaurants reviewed by diners who reviewed that restaurant.Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/bestoverall.2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the U.S. Acquerello ? San Francisco, CaliforniaAddison at The Grand Del Mar ? San Diego, CaliforniaAltura ? Seattle, WashingtonAndrea at Pelican Hill ? Newport Coast, CaliforniaAnnisa ? New York, New YorkArtisanal Restaurant ? Banner Elk, North CarolinaThe Ashby Inn ? Paris, VirginiaAtelier Crenn ? San Francisco, CaliforniaAuberge du Soleil ? Rutherford, California Bacchanalia ? Atlanta, GeorgiaThe Belvedere ? Beverly Hills, CaliforniaBibou ? Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaBinkley's Restaurant ? Cave Creek, ArizonaBistro L'Hermitage ? Woodbridge, VirginiaBlue Hill at Stone Barns ? Pocantico Hills, New YorkBouchard Restaurant and Inn ? Newport, Rhode IslandBouley ? New York, New YorkCafé Provence ? Prairie Village, KansasCafé Renaissance ? Vienna, VirginiaCanlis ? Seattle, WashingtonCapital Grille ? Kansas City, MissouriCapital Grille ? Minneapolis, MinnesotaCarpe Vino ? Auburn, CaliforniaCastle Hill Inn ? Newport, Rhode IslandChachama Grill ? East Patchogue, New YorkChama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse ? Downers Grove, IllinoisCharleston ? Baltimore, MarylandCharleston Grill ? Charleston, South CarolinaChez Francois ? Vermilion, OhioChez Nous French Restaurant ? Humble, TexasCityZen ? Washington, D.C.Commis ? Oakland, CaliforniaCottage Place Restaurant ? Flagstaff, ArizonaDaniel ? New York, New YorkDaniel-Lounge Seating ? New York, New YorkDel Posto ? New York, New YorkEleven Madison Park ? New York, New YorkFarmhouse Inn & Restaurant ? Forestville, CaliforniaFearrington House Restaurant ? Pittsboro, North CarolinaFountain Restaurant ? Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaThe French Laundry ? Yountville, CaliforniaThe French Room ? Dallas, TexasGeronimo ? Santa Fe, New MexicoThe Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant ? Middleburg, VirginiaGracie's ? Providence, Rhode IslandGramercy Tavern ? New York, New YorkHannas Prime Steak ? Rancho Santa Margarita, CaliforniaThe Hobbit ? Orange, CaliforniaJean Georges ? New York, New YorkJoseph Tambellini ? Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaJUNGSIK ? New York, New YorkKai ? Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort ? Chandler, ArizonaKeiko à Nob Hill ? San Francisco, CaliforniaKing Umberto ? Elmont, New YorkThe Kitchen Restaurant ? Sacramento, CaliforniaLa Ciccia ? San Francisco, CaliforniaLa Folie ? San Francisco, CaliforniaLa Grenouille ? New York, New YorkL'Auberge Chez Francois ? Great Falls, VirginiaLe Bernardin ? New York, New YorkLe Vallauris ? Palm Springs, CaliforniaLe Yaca ? Williamsburg, VirginiaL'Espalier ? Boston, MassachusettsThe Loft at Montage Laguna Beach ? Laguna Beach, CaliforniaMama's Fish House ? Paia, HawaiiManresa ? Los Gatos, CaliforniaMarcel's ? Washington, D.C.Marinus-Bernadus Lodge ? Carmel Valley, CaliforniaMenton ? Boston, Massachusetts Michael's ? South Point Casino ? Las Vegas, NevadaThe Modern-Dining Room ? New York, New Yorkn/naka ? Los Angeles, CaliforniaNAOE ? Miami, FloridaNicholas ? Red Bank, New JerseyNorman's at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando ? Orlando, FloridaThe North Fork Table & Inn ? Southold, New Yorko ya ? Boston, MassachusettsON20 ? Hartford, ConnecticutOrchids at Palm Court ? Cincinnati, OhioThe Painted Lady ? Newberg, OregonPalace Arms at The Brown Palace ? Denver, ColoradoPer Se ? New York, New YorkPerry Street Brasserie ? Galena, IllinoisProvidence ? Los Angeles, CaliforniaRestaurant Alma ? Minneapolis, MinnesotaRestaurant Iris ? Memphis, TennesseeRover's ? Seattle, WashingtonRudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar ? Galveston, TexasSaint Jacques French Cuisine ? Raleigh, North CarolinaSaison ? San Francisco, CaliforniaScalini Fedeli ? New York, New YorkShinBay ? Scottsdale, ArizonaSonoma ? Princeton, MassachusettsSplendido ? Beaver Creek, ColoradoStudio at Montage Laguna Beach ? Laguna Beach, CaliforniaTony's ? St. Louis, MissouriTosca Ristorante ? Washington, D.C.Vetri ? Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaVOLT ? Frederick, Maryland Woodfire Grill ? Atlanta, GeorgiaDiners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best 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, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant reservations in the UK.        OpenTable, OpenTable.com, OpenTable logos, toptable and other service names are the trademarks of OpenTable, Inc. and/or its affiliates   SOURCE OpenTableFor further information: Tiffany Fox, OpenTable, +1-415-344-4275, tfox@opentable.com, or Jennifer Spector, M Booth, +1-212-539-3299, jennifers@mbooth.com