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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants

May 22, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer right around the corner, 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 2012 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in the United States.  These awards reflect the combined opinions of nearly 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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California's great outdoors is clearly great for dining, with 36 winning restaurants in the state, including 11 in the Los Angeles area, eight each in Palm Desert-Palm Springs and San Diego, and five in the Bay Area. Florida restaurants claimed 30 spots on the list, with an impressive 17 in the Miami area and nine wins in the city of Naples alone. The Aloha State of Hawaii is home to 16 winning restaurants, nine of which are on the island of Maui. Arizona and New York boast four wins apiece, followed by three in Texas, and two in both Louisiana and Virginia. Other states represented include Colorado, Illinois, and Nevada.

"Dining al fresco makes a meal feel more special — and more social," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer. "Whether you're enjoying a table with a view, terrific weather, or engaging in a bit of people watching, outdoor dining is an event in and of itself.  And, the fabulous food at these winning restaurants complements the entire experience, making these tables some of the most coveted reservations."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Best 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining is generated from nearly 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. 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 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at

2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Best 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S.

A Fish Called AvalonMiami Beach, Florida
Adobe Grill @ La Quinta ResortLa Quinta, California
Alexander'sNaples, Florida
BALEENnaples Naples, Florida
BarbatellaNaples, Florida
Beachcomber Cafe-Crystal CoveNewport Coast, California
Bimini BoatyardFort Lauderdale, Florida
Blue Agave Club Pleasanton, California
Blue Coyote Bar & GrillPalm Springs, California
Blue Dragon RestaurantKamuela, Hawaii
Blue Moon Fish Co.Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Bridge House TavernChicago, Illinois
Brockton VillaSan Diego, California
Brown's Beach House-The Fairmont OrchidKohala Coast, Hawaii
Cafe AmelieNew Orleans, Louisiana
Cafe LunaNaples, Florida
Cafe MalagaMcKinney, Texas
Cafe PinotLos Angeles, California
Cafe Sambal-Mandarin Oriental MiamiMiami, Florida
Cafe SantoriniLos Angeles, California
Caffe RiacePalo Alto, California
CampielloNaples, Florida
Capische — Wailea, Hawaii
Chart House Restaurant  — Miami, Florida
Chautauqua Dining HallBoulder, Colorado
DadaDelray Beach, Florida
Deck 84Delray Beach, Florida
Duke's Beach HouseLahaina, Hawaii
EdendaleHollywood, California
El ChorroParadise Valley, Arizona
Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante — Wailea, Hawaii
Five Palms Beach GrillKihei, Hawaii
Gannon's — Wailea, Hawaii
Gaylord's at KilohanaLihue, Hawaii
Geoffrey's RestaurantMalibu, California
George's Ocean TerraceLa Jolla, California
GG's Waterfront Bar & GrillHollywood, Florida
Gigino at Wagner ParkNew York, New York
Handsome Harry's Third Street BistroNaples, Florida
Hau Tree LanaiHonolulu, Hawaii
The House at Secret GardenPhoenix, Arizona
House of TricksTempe, Arizona
Hula Grill-Kaanapali — Maui — Hawaii
Jackalope RanchPalm Springs, California
Jake'sPalm Springs, California
JapengoLahaina, Hawaii
JB's On the BeachMiami, Florida
JRDN RestaurantSan Diego, California
Katsuya-Glendale-SBELos Angeles, California
La BottegaNew York, New York
LatitudesKey West, Florida
Lavendar BistroLa Quinta, California
Lon's at The HermosaParadise Valley, Arizona
Marche BacchusLas Vegas, Nevada
Martinique BistroNew Orleans, Louisiana
Max's GrilleBoca Raton, Florida
Metro LafayetteLafayette, California
MilagrosRedwood City, California
MiraMareNaples, Florida
Nick's Fishmarket — Wailea, Hawaii
Nine One FiveKey West, Florida
Novo RestaurantSan Luis Obispo, California
Oceans 234Deerfield Beach, Florida
Olive and JuneAustin, Texas
Ophelia's on the BaySarasota, Florida
Ovations at Wolf TrapVienna, Virginia
Paradise Cove Beach CafeLos Angeles, California
Perch LALos Angeles, California
Pier 23 CafeSan Francisco, California
Pier 45Rochester, New York
Plantation GardensKoloa, Hawaii
Plumeria Beach House — Kahala, Hawaii
Portico RestaurantRichmond, Virginia
PoseidonDel Mar, California
Purple Palm RestaurantPalm Springs, California
Red Fish GrillMiami, Florida
Renato'sMiami, Florida
The Restaurant at Ponte Temecula, California
RESTAURANT at Sunset MarquisWest Hollywood, California
Rocco's Tacos & Tequila BarBoca Raton, Florida
Sam Choy's Kai LanaiKailua-Kona, Hawaii
Sapphire LagunaLaguna Beach, California
Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del CoronadoCoronado, California
Sonoma Wine GardenSanta Monica, California
Spencer's Restaurant Palm Springs, California
Splashes at Surf & Sand ResortLaguna Beach, California
Stone Brewing World Bistro & GardensEscondido, California
Sundowners on The BayKey Largo, Florida
Sundy HouseDelray Beach, Florida
Sunset CoveTarrytown, New York
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & BarNaples, Florida
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & BarPalm Desert, California
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & BarKihei, Hawaii
Trio On The BayNorth Bay Village, Florida
The Turtle ClubNaples, Florida
Veranda Fireside Lounge & RestaurantSan Diego, California
Vic and Angelo'sPalm Beach Gardens, Florida
Villa SorrisoPasadena, California
Wilshire Santa Monica, California
Woodshed SmokehouseFort Worth, Texas

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the top restaurants for outdoor dining 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 can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 15 million reviews by verified diners, establishing 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 25,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 325 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 United Kingdom. OpenTable also owns and operates, a leading restaurant reservation site in the United Kingdom.     

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