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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S.

08:31 EDT Tuesday, April 30, 2013

California and New York boast the most top brunch restaurants; Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Washington, D.C. eateries well represented

SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Mother's Day, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to announce the 2013 Diners' Choice Award winners for Top 100 Best Brunch 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.

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Winning restaurants, which include Belga Cafe in Washington, D.C., Cookshop in New York, and RESTAURANT at Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, are scattered throughout 26 states and the nation's capital. The coastal states of California and New York have the greatest number of best restaurants for brunch, with 17 and 13, respectively. The South made a strong showing, with Florida claiming 8 winning restaurants and Georgia with 7 honorees. Texas and Washington, D.C. restaurants earned five places apiece, while Colorado, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington each have four.  Illinois and Pennsylvania each have three award winners, while Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, and Missouri have two. Arizona, Delaware, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin are also represented. Belgian, Creole, French, Mediterranean, and Mexican fare are featured; however, American cuisine handily dominates the list.

"Americans didn't invent brunch, but these winning restaurants have come to define it," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "Whether its folks seeking to kick-start Saturday dining adventures or gather with loved ones over a sumptuous meal on a Sunday afternoon, brunch is a national pastime for foodies, friends, and families."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013.  All restaurants with a minimum "overall" score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration.  Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which "great for brunch" was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/bestbrunch.

2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S.

94th Aero Squadron ? Miami, Florida 94th Aero Squadron ? San Diego, California Allgauer's ? Lisle, Illinois Atchafalaya Restaurant ? New Orleans, Louisiana B Matthews Eatery ? Savannah, Georgia Bananas Modern American Diner ? Orlando, Florida Beau Monde ? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Belga Cafe ? Washington, D.C. Bella Vista at Four Season Resort-The Biltmore Santa Barbara ? Santa Barbara, California Bernardo's @ the Hotel Galvez ? Galveston, Texas Big Jones ? Chicago, Illinois Biltmore Brunch ? Coral Gables, Florida Bistro La Bon ? Charlotte, North Carolina Bixby's ? St. Louis, Missouri Brockton Villa ? La Jolla, California The Cafe at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead ? Atlanta, Georgia Cafe Fleuri ? Boston, Massachusetts Cafe Modern ? Fort Worth, Texas Cafe Monte ? Charlotte, North Carolina Cafe Sebastienne ? Kansas City, Missouri Chateau Morrisette ? Floyd, Virginia Chez Zee ? Austin, Texas Circle Brunch-The Breakers ? Palm Beach, Florida Cookshop ? New York, New York Cooperage Inn Restaurant ? Baiting Hollow, New York Corner Shop Café ? New York, New York Croc's 19th Street Bistro ? Virginia Beach, Virginia Croissants Bistro and Bakery ? Myrtle Beach, South Carolina The Crystal Room at Le Pavillon Hotel ? New Orleans, Louisiana Datz ? Tampa, Florida Deerfield ? Newark, Delaware Deerpark Restaurant ? Asheville, North Carolina Di Valletta Restaurant ? Greensboro, North Carolina The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa ? Snoqualmie, Washington Einstein's ? Atlanta, Georgia Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace ? Denver, Colorado Envoy ? Milwaukee, Wisconsin French Blue ? St. Helena, California Garden Court ? San Francisco, California Garden Terrace at The Inverness Hotel ? Englewood, Colorado Gertrude's ? Baltimore, Maryland Gramercy Terrace ? New York, New York Grand Concourse ? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The Greenbriar Inn ? Boulder, Colorado Hawaii Prince-Prince Court ? Honolulu, Hawaii Hillbilly Tea ? Louisville, Kentucky Humphreys Restaurant ? San Diego, California Jane ? New York, New York Kravings ? Tarzana, California La Note Restaurant Provencal ? Berkeley, California Lake Elmo Inn ? Lake Elmo, Minnesota Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant ? Lakemont, Georgia Las Brisas ? Laguna Beach, California Library Bistro ? Seattle, Washington Lucile's ? Fort Worth, Texas M ST. Cafe ?St. Paul, Minnesota Magic Flute ? San Francisco, California Max's Wine Dive ? Houston, Texas Mission Inn Restaurant ? Riverside, California Mister Collins ? Bal Harbour, Florida Mountain View Restaurant at Cheyenne Mountain Resort ? Colorado Springs, Colorado Mrs. K's Toll House ? Silver Spring, Maryland Museum Cafe ? Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Nellie's Sports Bar ? Washington, D.C. Norma's at Le Parker Meridien ? New York, New York North End Cafe ? Louisville, Kentucky Oasis Cafe ? Salt Lake City, Utah O'Neill's Bar & Grill ? Mission Viejo, California Palm Court at The Scottsdale Resort ? Scottsdale, Arizona Parks Edge ? Atlanta, Georgia Parrot Cage-Washburne Culinary Institute ? Chicago, Illinois Pasha Mezze ? Norfolk, Virginia Pastis ? New York, New York Peacock Garden Cafe ? Coconut Grove, Florida Petite Chou ? Carmel, Indiana Plumeria Beach House ? Kahala, Hawaii Ports O Call ? San Pedro, California Queen Mary Champagne Sunday Brunch ? Los Angeles, California RESTAURANT at Sunset Marquis ? West Hollywood, California Rosebud ? Atlanta, Georgia The Roycroft Inn ? East Aurora, New York Salty's at Redondo Beach ? Des Moines, Washington Salty's on Alki ? Seattle, Washington Sanfords Restaurant ? Astoria, New York Sarabeth's Central Park South ? New York, New York Sarabeth's West ? New York, New York Seasons Restaurant ? Washington, D.C. The Smith-East Village ? New York, New York Soco ? Brooklyn, New York Sophia's Restaurant at The Fairview Inn ? Jackson, Missouri South End Buttery ? Boston, Massachusetts Sun in my Belly-Neighborhood Cafe ? Decatur, Georgia Sundy House ? Delray Beach, Florida Ted's Bulletin ? Washington, D.C. TJ's at The Jefferson Hotel ? Richmond, Virginia Tom Hams Lighthouse ? San Diego, California Top of the Mark ? San Francisco, California Town Hall ? Washington, D.C. Valley Green Inn ? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 restaurants for brunch in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog.

About OpenTable Reviews Originally 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 OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating approximately 10 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 27,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the Company's website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 400 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

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For further information: Tiffany Fox, OpenTable, tfox@opentable.com, 415-344-4275; or Jennifer Spector, M Booth, jennifers@mbooth.com, 212-539-3299

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