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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Dining Hot Spots in the U.S.

March 27, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As we anticipate the warm days and cool spring nights, 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 Hot Spot 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.


Winning restaurants are scattered throughout 21 states.  California topped the list, taking 26 places on the list of winners.  Florida follows with 18 winning restaurants.  New York has its share of fashionable honorees, claiming 14 spots on the list. For the second year in a row, Illinois accounts for 11 winners, followed again by Nevada with seven standouts. Georgia and Texas restaurants earned three places apiece, while Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, and Tennessee each boast two. Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina are also represented. Cuisines at the winning restaurants are as eclectic as the list itself. American, Asian, Greek, Italian, Japanese, and Mexican fares are represented, as are pizza, sushi, and tapas, among others.

"This year's winning restaurants have all the ingredients diners need to spice up any evening, whether it's a midweek meal or a destination celebration," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "Beyond cool crowds, daring drink lists, and inventive menus, these hot spots are cultivating a sexy see-and-be-seen ambience that will make for a night to remember."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants is generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between March 1, 2012 and February 28, 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 "hot spot" was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the top 100 hot spot restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at

2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in the U.S.


Ada StreetChicago, Illinois

B.B. King's Blues ClubMemphis, Tennessee

Baoli MiamiMiami Beach, Florida

BavettesChicago, Illinois

The Bazaar by Jose AndresLos Angeles, California

The Bazaar by Jose Andres at SLS Hotel South BeachMiami Beach, Florida

Beauty and EssexNew York, New York

BestiaLos Angeles, California

BOA SteakhouseWest Hollywood, California

The Boarding HouseChicago, Illinois

BuccanPalm Beach, Florida

BuddakanNew York, New York

Buddah Sky BarDelray Beach, Florida

CampoReno, Nevada

CatchNew York, New York

CavoAstoria, New York

Chambers Eat + DrinkSan Francisco, California

Chino LatinoMinneapolis, Minnesota

Cleo-SBELos Angeles, California

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak HouseChicago, Illinois

Del Frisco's GrilleDallas, Texas

Departure Restaurant and LoungePortland, Oregon

do Restaurant at the ViewAtlanta, Georgia

El VezPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

Firefly Tapas Kitchen BarHenderson, Nevada

Fly Bar & RestaurantTampa, Florida

The Food MarketBaltimore, Maryland

FT33Dallas, Texas

Gilt BarChicago, Illinois

Girl & the GoatChicago, Illinois

Grille One SixteenTampa, Florida

HakkasanSan Francisco, California

Hendrick's TavernRoslyn, New York

HerringboneLa Jolla, California

Hip Kitty Jazz & FondueClaremont, California

Honu Kitchen and CocktailsHuntington, New York

HUB 51Chicago, Illinois

The Hurricane ClubNew York, New York

ink.Los Angeles, California

JuviaMiami, Florida

KatanaWest Hollywood, California

Katsuya-Brentwood-SBEBrentwood, California

Katsuya-Hollywood-SBELos Angeles, California

LavoLas Vegas, Nevada

LingerDenver, Colorado

Lulu California BistroPalm Springs, California

The MacintoshCharleston, South Carolina

Manhattan Beach PostManhattan Beach, California

MateoDurham, North Carolina

Mercato di VetroWest Hollywood, California

Miss Lily'sNew York, New York

Monsoon Asian Kitchen & LoungeBabylon, New York

MUAOakland, California

N9NE SteakhouseLas Vegas, Nevada

NadaCincinnati, Ohio

nopaSan Francisco, California

Ouzo BayBaltimore, Maryland

Palmilla Cocina Y TequilaHermosa Beach, California

Paris ClubChicago, Illinois

PiccaLos Angeles, California

PlaygroundSanta Ana, California

PratoWinter Park, Florida

ProvisionsHouston, Texas

Red GingerTraverse City, Michigan

Red LanternBoston, Massachusetts

Restaurant IPOBaton Rouge, Louisiana

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila BarFort Lauderdale, Florida

Rocco's Tacos & Tequila BarWest Palm Beach, Florida

RPM ItalianChicago, Illinois

SearsuckerSan Diego, California

SearsuckerScottsdale, Arizona

SocoBrooklyn, New York

The SpenceAtlanta, Georgia

The Stanton SocialNew York, New York

STK-Los AngelesWest Hollywood, California

STK-MiamiMiami, Florida

STK-NYC-MeatpackingNew York, New York

STK-The Cosmopolitan of Las VegasLas Vegas, Nevada

Sub Zero Vodka BarSt. Louis, Missouri

SUGARCANE raw bar grillMiami, Florida

SundaChicago, Illinois

Sushi POPOviedo, Florida

Sushi RokuScottsdale, Arizona

SUSHISAMBA dromoMiami Beach, Florida

SUSHISAMBA stripLas Vegas, Nevada

TaoNew York, New York

Tao Restaurant and NightclubLas Vegas, Nevada

The Tasting KitchenVenice, California

Toku Modern AsianManhasset, New York

Trio RestaurantPalm Springs, California

The TropicalePalm Springs, California

Tsunani Shaw CenterBaton Rouge, Louisiana

TWO urban licksAtlanta, Georgia

UntitledChicago, Illinois

ViragoNashville, Tennessee

Wang's in the DesertPalm Springs, California

Wynwood Kitchen and BarMiami, Florida

Yardbird Southern Table & BarMiami Beach, Florida

YOLOFort Lauderdale, Florida

Zuma Japanese RestaurantMiami, Florida

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top Hot Spot restaurants in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter's "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, Inc. 

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.

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