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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Outdoor Dining Spots

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Outdoor Dining Spots

08:31 EDT Tuesday, May 21, 2013

California restaurants take nearly half of all top al fresco spots; multiple winners in Hawaii, Florida, and Arizona

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As we look forward to warm summer days and balmy nights, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to announce the 2013 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Outdoor Dining 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 Geoffrey's Restaurant in Malibu, California, Latitudes in Key West, Florida, and Plumeria Beach House in Kahala, Hawaii, are located in 15 states and the nation's capital. California restaurants swept close to half the spots on the list with 42 winning restaurants. The island state of Hawaii followed with 20 top outdoor dining restaurants, and Florida was not far behind with 16 honorees. Arizona restaurants claimed five spots on the list and New York took three spots. Missouri, Rhode Island, and Texas each have two winners. Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are also represented. American fare was extremely popular, as were seafood and regional cuisines, including Hawaiian and Californian.

"At the winning restaurants, al fresco dining is a true celebration of time and place," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "With the emphasis on fresh, local ingredients that complement the vibrant outdoor ambience at these eateries, diners feel as though they've got the best seat in the house to appreciate the season."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2012 and April 30, 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 "outdoor dining" was selected as a special feature.

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

2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S.

Auberge du Soleil ? Rutherford, CaliforniaBeach Tree at the Hualalai ? Kaupulehu, HawaiiBeachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove ? Newport Coast, CaliforniaBella Vista at Four Seasons Resort - The Biltmore ? Santa Barbara, CaliforniaBelmont Brewing Company ? Long Beach, CaliforniaBlue Agave Club ? Pleasanton, CaliforniaBlue Dragon Restaurant ? Kamuela, HawaiiBlue Moon Fish Co. ? Fort Lauderdale, FloridaBoat House Waterfront Dining ? Tiverton, Rhode IslandBrockton Villa ? La Jolla, CaliforniaBrown's Beach House -The Fairmont Orchid ? Kohala Coast, HawaiiCafe Amelie ? New Orleans, LouisianaCafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens ? Corona Del Mar, CaliforniaCafe Malaga ? McKinney, TexasCafe Sambal-Mandarin Oriental ? Miami, FloridaCafe Secret ? Del Mar, CaliforniaCaffe Riace ? Palo Alto, CaliforniaCapische ? Wailea, HawaiiCarbon Beach Club Restaurant at Malibu Beach Inn ? Malibu, CaliforniaChart House Restaurant ? Fort Lauderdale, FloridaCitron at the Viceroy Palm Springs ? Palm Springs, CaliforniaColiseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill ? Newport Coast, CaliforniaCorks at Russian River Vineyards ? Forestville, CaliforniaCrazy About You ? Miami, FloridaDada ? Delray Beach, FloridaDeck 84 ? Delray Beach, Florida Duke's Beach House Maui ? Lahaina, HawaiiEl Chorro ? Paradise Valley, ArizonaFerraro's Bar e Ristorante Maui ? Lahaina, HawaiiFuego-Maya Hotel ? Long Beach, CaliforniaGannon's ? Wailea, HawaiiGaylord's at Kilohana ? Lihue, HawaiiGeoffrey's Restaurant ? Malibu, CaliforniaGeorge's Ocean Terrace ? La Jolla, CaliforniaGram & Dun ? Kansas City, MissouriHau Tree Lanai ? Honolulu, HawaiiHighland's Garden Cafe ? Denver, ColoradoHouse of Tricks ? Tempe, ArizonaHula Grill - Kaanapali ? Lahaina, HawaiiIsland Lava Java Bistro ? Kailua, HawaiiThe Ivy ? West Hollywood, CaliforniaJake's ? Palm Springs, CaliforniaJapengo - Maui ? Lahaina, HawaiiJB's On The Beach ? Deerfield Beach, FloridaJRDN Restaurant ? San Diego, CaliforniaKamuela Provision Co. ? Waikoloa, HawaiiL'Appart Resto ? San Anselmo, CaliforniaLas Campanas ? Riverside, CaliforniaLatitudes ? Key West, FloridaL'Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek ? Sedona, ArizonaLavender Bistro ? La Quinta, CaliforniaLe Diplomate ? Washington, D.C.Lon's at The Hermosa ? Paradise Valley, ArizonaMantee Cafe ? Studio City, CaliforniaMarche Bacchus ? Las Vegas, NevadaMichael's Steak Chalet ? Osage Beach, MissouriNine One Five ? Key West, FloridaNovo Restaurant ? San Luis Obispo, CaliforniaThe Oar Steak and Seafood Grill ? Patchogue, New YorkOasis ? Kapaa, HawaiiOceans 234 ? Deerfield Beach, FloridaOla at Turtle Bay ? Kahuku, HawaiiOphelia's on the Bay ? Sarasota, FloridaPacific'O ? Lahaina, HawaiiPeacock Garden Cafe ? Coconut Grove, FloridaPerch LA ? Los Angeles, CaliforniaPier 23 Cafe ? San Francisco, CaliforniaPier 45 ? Rochester, New YorkPietro's Italian Restaurant ? Lodi, CaliforniaPlantation Gardens ? Koloa, HawaiiPlumeria Beach House ? Kahala, Hawaii Portico Restaurant ? Richmond, VirginiaPoseidon ? Del Mar, CaliforniaRed Fish Grill ? Miami, FloridaRed Hat on the River ? Irvington, New YorkThe Restaurant at Ponte ? Temecula, CaliforniaRESTAURANT at Sunset Marquis ? West Hollywood, CaliforniaRita's Kitchen at Camelback Inn ? Scottsdale, ArizonaRumours East ? Nashville, TennesseeRustic, Francis's Favorites ? Geyserville, CaliforniaSafari Restaurant Room ? Newport, Rhode IslandSam Choy's Ka Lanai ? Kailua-Kona, HawaiiSheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado ? Coronado, CaliforniaSonoma Wine Garden ? Santa Monica, CaliforniaSpencer's Restaurant ? Palm Springs, CaliforniaStone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens ? Escondido, CaliforniaStonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch ? Santa Barbara, CaliforniaSunnyside ? Tahoe City, CaliforniaSunset Terrace-Grove Park Inn ? Asheville, North CarolinaTommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar ? Naples, Florida'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge ? Kaupulehu, HawaiiVeranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant ? San Diego, CaliforniaVilletta Brentwood ? Santa Monica, CaliforniaWest Shore Cafe ? Homewood, CaliforniaWilshire ? Santa Monica, CaliforniaWoodshed Smokehouse ? Fort Worth, TexasZin Bistro Americana ? Westlake Village, CaliforniaZoubi ? New Hope, Pennsylvania

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable "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 OpenTableOpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 12 million diners per month via online bookings across approximately 28,000 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 450 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 OpenTable

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

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