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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants

January 23, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As we look forward to the romance of Valentine's Day, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, is pleased to announce the 2013 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Most Romantic 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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The list of winners, which includes Canlis in Seattle, Madrona Manor in Healdsburg, Calif., and White Barn Inn in Kennebunk, Maine, spans 32 states.  California restaurants earned 16 spots on the list, followed by Hawaii with 10 winners and Florida with eight. Virginia boasts seven winning restaurants, trailed by Ohio and Texas with six honorees apiece. Nevada, New York, and Tennessee all have five winning restaurants, while Arizona and Utah have four each. Colorado restaurants earned three spots, as did those in Illinois, Indiana, Maine, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and South Carolina. Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, Oregon, and Washington restaurants are also included, among others.

Cheese pleases, as fondue, especially that which is served at nationwide The Melting Pot restaurants, proved extremely popular for the fourth year in a row. American regional fare accounted for almost half the spots on the list. French cuisine was also well represented. Other popular cuisines included Italian, European/continental, and seafood.

"Diners can be certain that romance is always on the menu at each of these winning restaurants," said OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter. "From creating intimate settings and serving sensual foods that are fun to share and savor, this year's honorees are experts in setting the mood for guests seeking to celebrate their affection for one another."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012.  All restaurants with a minimum "overall" score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which "romantic" was selected as a special feature.

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

2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S.

AcquerelloSan Francisco, California

Addison at The Grand Del MarSan Diego, California

Alize at the Top of the Palms Casino ResortLas Vegas, Nevada

Armani'sTampa, Florida

Basil's RestaurantNarragansett, Rhode Island

Beach Walk Henderson Park InnDestin, Florida

Bella…On The RiverSan Antonio, Texas

Bertrand at Mister A'sSan Diego, California

Bouchard Restaurant and InnNewport, Rhode Island

Briarhurst ManorManitou Springs, Colorado

Brown's Beach House-The Fairmont OrchidKohala Coast, Hawaii

Cacharel RestaurantArlington, Texas

Cafe CentralEl Paso, Texas

Cafe MatisseRutherford, New Jersey

Cafe RenaissanceVienna, Virginia

CanlisSeattle, Washington

Capische — Wailea, Hawaii

Carmen at The DanforthPortland, Maine

Castle FallsOklahoma City, Oklahoma

The CellarFullerton, California

The Cellar RestaurantDaytona Beach, Florida

The CellarsVirginia Beach, Virginia

Chez FrancoisVermilion, Ohio

Chez Philippe-Peabody HotelMemphis, Tennessee

Different Pointe of ViewPhoenix, Arizona

Eagle's Nest-Hyatt RegencyIndianapolis, Indiana

Eiffel TowerLas Vegas, Nevada

The Elkridge Furnace InnElkridge, Maryland

Equus @ The Castle on the HudsonTarrytown, New York

Farmhouse Inn & RestaurantForestville, California

Fearrington House RestaurantPittsboro, North Carolina

Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante Maui — Wailea, Hawaii

Flagstaff HouseBoulder, Colorado

Fleur de LysSan Francisco, California

The French RoomDallas, Texas

Geja's CafeChicago, Illinois

Genoa RestaurantPortland, Oregon

GibraltarMiami, Florida

Goldmoor RestaurantGalena, Illinois

The Goodstone Inn & Estate RestaurantMiddleburg, Virginia

Il Cielo Gardens Restaurant & BarBeverly Hills, California

Isabela on GrandviewPittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Kai — Sheraton Wild Horse Pass ResortChandler, Arizona

Kamuela Provision Co.Waikoloa, Hawaii

La Caille RestaurantSandy, Utah

La Mer at HalekulaniHonolulu, Hawaii

LA Prime at The Westin Bonaventure HotelLos Angeles, California

LatitudesKey West, Florida

L'Auberge Restaurant on Oak CreekSedona, Arizona

The Left Bank-The Sanderling ResortDuck, North Carolina

The Library RestaurantMyrtle Beach, South Carolina

The Little DoorLos Angeles, California

Log HavenSalt Lake City, Utah

Madrona ManorHealdsburg, California

The Manor House RestaurantCasanova, Virginia

The Mansion at Nottoway PlantationWhite Castle, Louisiana

McNinch HouseCharlotte, North Carolina

The Melting Pot — National locations

Michael's-South Point CasinoLas Vegas, Nevada

Michel's at the Colony SurfHonolulu, Hawaii

Mona Lisa Fondue RestaurantManitou Springs, Colorado

The Old Inn on The Green — New Marlboro, Massachusetts

On The Marsh BistroKennebunkport, Maine

One if by Land, Two if by SeaNew York, New York

Orchids at Palm CourtCincinnati, Ohio

The Painted LadyNewberg, Oregon

Pamplemousse Le RestaurantLas Vegas, Nevada

Peter Shields InnCape May, New Jersey

Picasso-BellagioLas Vegas, Nevada

PrimavistaCincinnati, Ohio

Red Fish GrillMiami, Florida

The RefectoryColumbus, Ohio

Restaurant IrisMemphis, Tennessee

Ristorante MassimoPortsmouth, New Hampshire

River CafeBrooklyn, New York

RM Champagne SalonChicago, Illinois

Romeo's CafeMiami, Florida

Roof RestaurantSalt Lake City, Utah

Salacia Prime Steak and SeafoodVirginia Beach, Virginia

Sarento's Top of the 'I'Honolulu, Hawaii

Seven GlaciersGirdwood, Alaska

Shadowbrook RestaurantCapitola, California

Sir Winston's Aboard the Queen MaryLong Beach, California

The Sky RoomLong Beach, California

Son'z Maui at Swan Court-Hyatt Regency MauiLahaina, Hawaii

The Spiced PearNewport, Rhode Island

SpindletopHouston, Texas

Stonehouse at San Ysidro RanchSanta Barbara, California

The Studio, An Artistic Dining ExperienceHilton Head Island, South Carolina

Studio at Montage Laguna BeachLaguna Beach, California

Tidepools-Grand Hyatt Kauai — Poipu, Hawaii

The Tree Room — Sundance, Utah

'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge — Kaupulehu, Hawaii

V.MertzOmaha, Nebraska

The Villa By Barton G.Miami Beach, Florida

Water's EdgeLong Island City, New York

The WentworthJackson, New Hampshire

White Barn InnKennebunk, Maine

YamashiroHollywood, California

ZenkichiBrooklyn, New York

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Most Romantic 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 a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 26,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 385 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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