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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Wine Lists

October 24, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the time to toast the holidays draws near, 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 with the Most Notable Wine Lists 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 Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, RN74 in Seattle, and Veritas in New York, spans 25 states and Washington, D.C.  California, renowned for its wine country, has the greatest number of winners with 17, followed by Maryland with nine winners and Washington with eight. Florida and New York boast six winning restaurants apiece, trailed by Texas and Virginia with five honorees, Colorado and South Carolina with four, and Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania with three each. The states of Connecticut, Denver, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, and Tennessee all have two award winners. Washington, D.C. earned a single spot as did Arizona, Kansas, and Wisconsin. Restaurants serving American fare dominated the list; however, a variety of cuisines are represented, including French, Italian, Spanish, and tapas.

"These winning restaurants understand that the right sip brings out the best in every bite," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "Each honoree has created thoughtful wine lists that go beyond merely complimenting their dishes. The offerings manage to educate and excite diners at different price points so that discovering a new wine or revisiting a familiar varietal is accessible to virtually every guest."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Wine Lists are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between October 1, 2011 and September 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 "Notable Wine List" was selected as a special feature.

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

2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Wine Lists in the U.S.

20 BrixMilford, Ohio
360 BistroNashville, Tennessee
The 3rd Corner Wine Shop & BistroPalm Desert, California
4 Olives RestaurantManhattan, Kansas
AcquerelloSan Francisco, California
Addison at The Grand Del MarSan Diego, California
Aida Bistro & Wine BarColumbia, Maryland
Andre's Bouchee Bistro and Wine Bar Carmel, California
Angelina's RistoranteBonita Springs, Florida
Artisanal RestaurantBanner Elk, North Carolina
AureoleLas Vegas, Nevada
Barolo GrillDenver, Colorado
Bin 36Chicago, Illinois
BIN 38San Francisco, California
Bistro BlancGlenelg, Maryland
Block 7Houston, Texas
BonterraCharlotte, North Carolina
BouchonSanta Barbara, California
BuckheadsRichmond, Virginia
CanlisSeattle, Washington
Carpe VinoAuburn, California
Casa D'AngeloFort Lauderdale, Florida
'Cesca CharlestonCharleston, South Carolina
Chez FrancoisVermilion, Ohio
Cinghiale-EnotecaBaltimore, Maryland
Copia Restaurant and Wine GardenSt. Louis, Missouri
Cork RestaurantChandler, Arizona
The Curious GrapeArlington, Virginia
daryl RestaurantNew Brunswick, New Jersey
DOC Wine BarLombard, Illinois
Domaine HudsonWilmington, Delaware
Eno Vino Wine Bar and BistroMadison, Wisconsin
Enotria RestaurantSacramento, California
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine BarWest Hartford, Connecticut
Flyte World Dining & WineNashville, Tennessee
Frasca Food and WineBoulder, Colorado
Grand Cru Wine Bar & BistroArlington, Virginia
GrapeseedBethesda, Maryland
Graziano'sCoral Gables, Florida
Hampton Street VineyardColumbia, South Carolina
The HobbitOrange, California
Indulge Bistro & Wine BarHighlands Ranch, Colorado
Iron Bridge Wine CompanyColumbia, Maryland
Iron Bridge Wine CompanyWarrenton, Virginia
The Joel Palmer HouseDayton, Oregon
La Famiglia RistorantePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
La SirenaWest Palm Beach, Florida
Los Olivos Wine Merchant & CafeLos Olivos, California
Marche BacchusLas Vegas, Nevada
Max's Wine DiveAustin, Texas
Max's Wine DiveSan Antonio, Texas
Mercy Wine BarDallas, Texas
MetrovinoPortland, Oregon
Morrell Wine Bar & CaféNew York, New York
Napa & CompanyStamford, Connecticut
Novita Wine Bar TrattoriaGarden City, New York
On The SquareTarboro, North Carolina
Pairings BistroBel Air, Maryland
The Pluckemin InnBedminster, New Jersey
Porter's SteakhouseCollinsville, Illinois
PressSaint Helena, California
Proof RestaurantWashington, D.C.
Purple Cafe and Wine BarBellevue, Washington
Purple Cafe and Wine BarKirkland, Washington
Purple Cafe and Wine BarSeattle, Washington
Purple Cafe and Wine BarWoodinville, Washington
Red Fish RestaurantHilton Head Island, South Carolina
Red Newt BistroHector, New York
The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro Columbus, Ohio
ReserveGrand Rapids, Michigan
Ristorante PanoramaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
RN74Seattle, Washington
Robust Webster Groves, Missouri
The Royce at the LanghamPasadena, California
SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine BarNorth Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Sip RestaurantIssaquah, Washington
Soif Wine Bar RestaurantSanta Cruz, California
Sonoma GrillePittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sonoma Wine Bar & BistroVirginia Beach, Virginia
Stone Balloon WinehouseNewark, Delaware
Stonehome Wine Bar & RestaurantBrooklyn, New York
Tannin Wine Bar and KitchenKansas City, Missouri
The Tasting Room @ City CentreHouston, Texas
The Tasting Room Wine & TapasSaint Augustine, Florida
Tastings Wine Bar and BistroFoxboro, Massachusetts
TroquetBoston, Massachusetts
Two 40 South Restaurant & Wine BarBrea, California
UndiciRumson, New Jersey
UPSTAIRS 2Los Angeles, California
Venice Ristorante & Wine BarDenver, Colorado
VeritasNew York, New York
Vertical Wine BistroPasadena, California
Vines Grille and Wine BarOrlando, Florida
Vino RosinaBaltimore, Maryland
VinologyAnn Arbor, Michigan
Whitehouse-CrawfordWalla Walla, Washington
Wine 30New York, New York
The Wine Kitchen on the CreekFrederick, Maryland
Wine Market BistroBaltimore, Maryland
The Winery Restaurant & Wine BarTustin, California

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Wine Lists 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 25,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 350 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, a leading restaurant reservation site in the UK.      

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