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OpenTable Reveals 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America

June 7, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As we look forward to the start of summer and prime travel season, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today unveiled the 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America for 2017. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 10 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 25,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Showcasing winners in major metropolitan areas as well as resort towns, the complete list features restaurants in 17 states, and includes Miro's Restaurant in Palm Springs, Latitudes on Sunset Key in Key West, and El Chorro in Phoenix. California boasts 29 winning restaurants, followed by Florida with 28, and Arizona with 22. Hawaii has four standout restaurants, while South Carolina has three, and Nevada and Virginia have two. Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Mexico, and Washington, D.C. are also represented. While many of the winning restaurants serve American fare, other cuisines proved popular, particularly Italian, Mediterranean, and seafood.

"This year's list of winners features eateries nestled in nature, many of which offer waterside dining experiences that can make you feel as though you're traveling even if you're close to home," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer. "The popularity of these restaurants speaks to diners' desire for their culinary adventures to also include picturesque views, garden patios, urban vistas and overall just a bit of nature and open-air."

The 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America list is generated solely from more than 10 million verified OpenTable diner reviews collected between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017. 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 reviews for which "great for outdoor dining" was selected as a special feature.  

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America for 2017 according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at

2017 100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America
ACQUA - Multiple locations
Adelle's - Wheaton, Illinois
Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar - Naples, Florida
Beachcomber Cafe - Newport Coast, California
Bistro 821 - Naples, Florida
Blue Moon Fish Co. - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Boathouse at Sunday Park - Midlothian, Virginia
Boca - Brandon, Florida
Brave New Restaurant - Little Rock, Arkansas
BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Naples, Florida
Bridges Restaurant - Danville, California
BRIO Tuscan Grille - Multiple Locations
Cafe Amelie - New Orleans, Louisiana
Cafe Berlin - Washington, D.C.
Cafe Lurcat - Naples, Florida
Café Monarch - Scottsdale, Arizona
Cafe Pinot - Los Angeles, California
Campiello - Naples, Florida
Cedar Creek Inn - San Juan Capistrano, California
Columbia Restaurant - Multiple locations
Continental Naples - Naples, Florida
Copley's on Palm Canyon - Palm Springs, California
Cress on Oak Creek at L'Auberge de Sedona - Sedona, Arizona
Cucina Rustica - Sedona, Arizona
Culinary Dropout at the Yard - Phoenix, Arizona
Da Vinci Ristorante - Marco Island, Florida
Different Pointe of View - Phoenix, Arizona
Duke's Beach House Maui - Lahaina, Hawaii
El Chorro - Paradise Valley, Arizona
Farm & Table - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar - Charleston, South Carolina
Frida's - Lahaina, Hawaii
Gaylord's at Kilohana - Lihue, Hawaii
George's Ocean Terrace - San Diego, California
Gonza Tacos y Tequila - Durham, North Carolina
Gratitude - Newport Beach, California
Guppy's - Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Hearth Restaurant and Pub - Windsor, Colorado
Hot Tin Roof - Key West, Florida
The House Brasserie - Scottsdale, Arizona
Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted Cocktails - Sarasota, Florida
Jake's - Palm Springs, California
Kaluz Restaurant - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Kimo's Restaurant Maui  - Lahaina, Hawaii
La Brasserie Bistro and Bar - La Quinta, California
La Quinta Cliffhouse - La Quinta, California
Laili - Santa Cruz, California
Latitudes on Sunset Key - Key West, Florida
Lavender Bistro  - La Quinta, California
Le Vallauris - Palm Springs, California
Little Beast Restaurant - Los Angeles, California
Lon's at The Hermosa - Paradise Valley, Arizona
Marche Bacchus - Las Vegas, Nevada
Mariposa - Sedona, Arizona
Mediterrano - Naples, Florida
Michaels Restaurant - Key West, Florida
The Mill Kitchen and Bar - Roswell, Georgia
Miro's Restaurant - Palm Springs, California
Mitch's on El Paseo Prime Seafood - Palm Desert, California
Molto Trattoria - Naples, Florida
Momed - Atwater Village, California
Monarch - Scottsdale, Arizona
Morgan's in the Desert - La Quinta, California
Ocotillo - Phoenix, Arizona
Olive & Ivy Restaurant & Marketplace - Scottsdale, Arizona
Ophelia's on the Bay - Sarasota, Florida
Osteria Tulia - Naples, Florida
Pacifica Seafood Restaurant - Palm Desert, California
Panama Hotel & Restaurant - San Rafael, California
Paragary's - Sacramento, California
Parkshore Grill - St. Petersburg, Florida
Passerelle Bistro - Greenville, South Carolina
Portico Restaurant - Richmond, Virginia
Poseidon - Del Mar, California
The Prado at Balboa Park - San Diego, California
Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain - Phoenix, Arizona
Red Fish Grill - Miami, Florida
Renato's - Palm Beach, Florida
The Restaurant at Ponte - Temecula, California
Rick's Cafe Boatyard - Indianapolis, Indiana
Rita's Kitchen at Camelback Inn, A J.W. Marriott Resort - Scottsdale, Arizona
Sale e Pepe - Marco Beach Ocean Resort -Marco Island, Florida
Saltus River Grill - Beaufort, South Carolina
SASSI - Scottsdale, Arizona
Shore Diner - Sarasota, Florida
Si Bon - Rancho Mirage, California
Spencer's Restaurant - Palm Springs, California
Spiga Cucina Italiana - Scottsdale, Arizona
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido, California
Sundy House - Delray Beach, Florida
Tom Hams Lighthouse - San Diego, California
Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar - Scottsdale, Arizona
Tonto Bar & Grill - Cave Creek, Arizona
The Tropicale - Palm Springs, California
The Turtle Club - Naples, Florida
Vin de Set - St. Louis, Missouri
Virtu Honest Craft - Scottsdale, Arizona
Vivace Restaurant - Tucson, Arizona
The Waterfront Restaurant - Anna Maria, Florida
Wildflower - Tucson, Arizona
Zinc Bistro - Scottsdale, Arizona

Diners can also read more about the 100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America by visiting the OpenTable blog.

About OpenTable Restaurant Reviews

Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions. Only diners who recently honored an OpenTable reservation are invited to submit restaurant reviews. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 40 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.

About OpenTable:

OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 22 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 42,000 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 over 1 billion diners around the world.  OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom and the United States.


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