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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Hottest Restaurant Bars

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Hottest Restaurant Bars

08:31 EDT Tuesday, June 25, 2013

In addition to California restaurants, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Texas restaurant bar scenes are well represented

SAN FRANCISCO, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the nation's growing cocktail culture, 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 Hottest Restaurant Bars 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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Winners, which include Bathtub Gin in New York City, and Searsucker in San Diego and Untitled in Chicago, are located in 23 states and the nation's capital. California restaurants make a strong showing with 27 honorees. Florida follows with 14 top restaurant bars, trailed by Massachusetts and New York, with 10 and nine winners, respectively. New Jersey and Texas restaurants each claim five spots on the list, and Pennsylvania restaurant bars have earned four spots. Maryland, Nevada, and South Carolina each boast three winners. Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin are also represented. Establishments serving American fare account for the majority of winners; Asian, Italian, and Mexican cuisines have a presence as well.

"The honorees have embraced the cocktail and craft beer movements to create the ideal places to bookend a dining experience," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer.  "Whether it's kicking an evening off with a perfectly poured drink or winding down with a nightcap, fun is always on the bar menu at these winning restaurants."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Hottest Restaurant Bars are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between June 1, 2012, and May 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 "vibrant bar scene" was selected as a special feature.

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

2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for Top 100 Hottest Restaurant Bars in the U.S.

25 Lusk ? San Francisco, California

333 Pacific-Steaks & Seafood ? Oceanside, California

40/40 Club ? New York, New York

A Restaurant ? Newport Beach, California

Bathtub Gin ? New York, New York

Bond Street Social ? Baltimore, Maryland

The Brewer's Art ? Baltimore, Maryland

Bungalow 44 ? Mill Valley, California

Burlap ? San Diego, California

Burritt Room & Tavern-Mystic Hotel ? San Francisco, California

The Cedars Social ? Dallas, Texas

Chambers Eat + Drink ? San Francisco, California

Char Steakhouse ? Red Bank, New Jersey

Chino Latino ? Minneapolis, Minnesota

Cibo Wine Bar ? Miami, Florida

City Tap House ? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Club Cafe ? Boston, Massachusetts

Clydz ? New Brunswick, New Jersey

Comstock Saloon ? San Francisco, California

The crow bar and kitchen ? Corona Del Mar, California

Cuvee Bistro ? Destin, Florida

dbar ? Dorchester, Massachusetts

Del Frisco's Grille ? Dallas, Texas

Del Frisco's Grille ? Houston, Texas

Delta's ? New Brunswick, New Jersey

Departure Restaurant and Lounge ? Portland, Oregon

do Restaurant at the View ? Atlanta, Georgia

Eddie V's ? Tampa, Florida

El Vez ? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Empire ? Boston, Massachusetts

Fly Bar & Restaurant ? Tampa, Florida

Geronimo ? New Haven, Connecticut

Ginny's Supper Club ? New York, New York

Hal's Bar & Grill ? Venice, California

Henry's Tavern ? Plano, Texas

Holland House Bar & Refuge ? Nashville, Tennessee

Honu Kitchen and Cocktails ? Huntington, New York

Jasper's Corner Tap and Kitchen ? San Francisco, California

Jerry Remy's Sports Bar and Grill ? Fall River, Massachusetts

Jimmy's, An American Restaurant & Bar ? Aspen, Colorado

The Libertine Liquor Bar ? Indianapolis, Indiana

Lost Society ? Washington, D.C.

Macao Trading Company ? New York, New York

Market Garden Brewery ? Cleveland, Ohio

Mastro's Steakhouse ? Palm Desert, California

Meat & Potatoes ? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Merchant ? Madison, Wisconsin

Meritage-Warwick ? East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Monsoon Asian Kitchen & Lounge ? Babylon, New York

MUA ? Oakland, California

Mulberry Project ? New York, New York

The Nest ? Indian Wells, California

The New York Beer Company ? New York, New York

Nic's ? Beverly Hills, California

Nihon Whisky Lounge ? San Francisco, California

O-Ku ? Charleston, South Carolina

PARK Restaurant & Bar ? Cambridge, Massachusetts

Park Tavern ? Delray Beach, Florida

Patria Restaurant and Mixology Lounge ? Rahway, New Jersey

The Pikey ? Los Angeles, California

Prato ? Winter Park, Florida

Red Lantern ? Boston, Massachusetts

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar ? Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar ? Orlando, Florida

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar ? Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar ? West Palm Beach, Florida

Rooftop 120 ? Glastonbury, Connecticut

Rush Street ? Culver City, California

Saloon ? Somerville, Massachusetts

SALT SEVEN ? Delray Beach, Florida

SanTan Brewing Co. ? Chandler, Arizona

Searsucker ? San Diego, California

The Social Club ? Petaluma, California

Social Restaurant and Wine Bar ? Charleston, South Carolina

The Society Restaurant & Lounge ? Silver Spring, Maryland

Sofrito-Midtown ? New York, New York

Spoonbar-h2hotel ? Healdsburg, California

Stars Restaurant-Rooftop & Grill Room ? Charleston, South Carolina

Steel and Rye ? Milton, Massachusetts

STK ? Atlanta, Georgia

STK-The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas ? Las Vegas, Nevada

Stoddard's ? Boston, Massachusetts

Stout Barrel House and Galley ? Chicago, Illinois

Sub Zero Vodka Bar ? St. Louis, Missouri

Tantalum ? Long Beach, California

Tao Restaurant and Night Club ? Las Vegas, Nevada

Tavern Road ? Boston, Massachusetts

The Thomas at Fagiani's ? Napa, California

The Tipsy Pig ? San Francisco, California

Todd English P.U.B. ? Las Vegas, Nevada

Tomatoes ? Margate, New Jersey

TQLA ? Houston, Texas

Triumph Brewing Company ? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Tropicale ? Palm Springs, California

union: asian supper club ? Delray Beach, California

UNION Kitchen & Tap ? Encinitas, California

Untitled ? Chicago, Illinois

Vines Grille and Wine Bar ? Orlando, Florida

Wang's in the Desert ? Palm Springs, California

YOLO ? Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Hottest Restaurant  Bars 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, Inc.

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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