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OpenTable Diners Pick Top 100 Restaurants of 2011

December 13, 2011


SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate another amazing year in fine dining, OpenTable, Inc. (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 Diners' Choice Awards for the  top 100 best restaurants in the United States.  The list of winners is derived from more than 10 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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The honorees span 34 states and Washington, D.C., and include Canlis in Seattle, Barbara Lynch's Menton in Boston and John Besh's Restaurant August in New Orleans. North Carolina tied the dining mecca of California with ten winning restaurants, while New York eateries claimed seven spots. South Carolina, Texas and Virginia each took six places. Colorado and Ohio restaurants earned four wins apiece, and Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts and Minnesota all won three nods. States also represented on the list of winners include Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Rhode Island and Tennessee, among others.

"The restaurants on this list are wonderfully varied, but they have one overwhelming quality in common — each establishment is taking every opportunity to deliver a superb dining experience," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer.  "Quality and consistency in the food, service and setting  are the hallmarks of the very best restaurants, and all three elements can be found in abundance by diners visiting any of these honorees."

Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between December 2010 and November 2011, the following 100 restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, received the highest scores from OpenTable diners for being the best overall restaurants in the U.S. For more information about this list, please visit

Acqua Restaurant & Wine BarWhite Bear Lake, Minnesota

Addison at The Grand Del MarSan Diego, California

AmbienceCarmichael, California

Artisanal RestaurantBanner Elk, North Carolina

BibouPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

Binkley's RestaurantCave Creek, Arizona

Bistro L'HermitageWoodbridge, Virginia

Blue Hill at Stone BarnsPocantico Hills, New York

BonesAtlanta, Georgia

BottegaBirmingham, Alabama

Bouchard Restaurant and InnNewport, Rhode Island

Boulevard BistroElk Grove, California

Cafe JuanitaKirkland, Washington

Cafe RenaissanceVienna, Virginia

CanlisSeattle, Washington

Carpe VinoAuburn, California

Chama Gaucha Brazilian SteakhouseDowners Grove, Illinois

CharlestonBaltimore, Maryland

Charleston GrillCharleston, South Carolina

Chef and The FarmerKinston, North Carolina

Chez FrancoisVermilion, Ohio

Chez Nous French RestaurantHumble, Texas

Chimney ParkWindsor, Colorado

Coach HouseOklahoma City, Oklahoma

CongressAustin, Texas

The Copper DoorHayesville, North Carolina

Corbett's Fine DiningLouisville, Kentucky

DanielNew York, New York

DewzModesto, California

The Dining RoomBiltmore EstateAsheville, North Carolina

Eleven Madison ParkNew York, New York

Farmhouse Inn & RestaurantForestville, California

Fearrington House RestaurantPittsboro, North Carolina

FIGCharleston, South Carolina

Flight Restaurant & Wine BarMemphis, Tennessee

ForageSalt Lake City, Utah

The French LaundryYountville, California

The French RoomDallas, Texas

The GamekeeperBoone, North Carolina

Genoa RestaurantPortland, Oregon

The Goodstone Inn & Estate RestaurantMiddleburg, Virginia

Gracie'sProvidence, Rhode Island

Hall's ChophouseCharleston, South Carolina

Hamptons - Sumter, South Carolina

Harry's RestaurantManhattan, Kansas

HeronsCary, North Carolina

Highlands Bar & GrillBirmingham, Alabama

The HobbitOrange, California

Jens' RestaurantAnchorage, Alaska

Kai — Sheraton Wild Horse Pass ResortChandler, Arizona

The Kitchen RestaurantSacramento, California

La Belle VieMinneapolis, Minnesota

La Mer at HalekulaniHonolulu, Hawaii

L'Auberge Chez FrancoisGreat Falls, Virginia

Le BernardinNew York, New York

Le YacaWilliamsburg, Virginia

Les NomadesChicago, Illinois

L'Etoile RestaurantMadison, Wisconsin

The Little DipperWilmington, North Carolina

Madrona ManorHealdsburg, California

Mahogany PrimeOmaha, Nebraska

Mama's Fish HousePaia, Hawaii

Marcel'sWashington, D.C.

The Melting PotMyrtle Beach, South Carolina

MentonBoston, Massachusetts

Metro Wine Bar & BistroOklahoma City, Oklahoma

Michael's — South Point CasinoLas Vegas, Nevada

NAOESunny Isles, Florida

NicheSt. Louis, Missouri

NicholasRed Bank, New Jersey

The North Fork Table & InnSouthold, New York

o yaBoston, Massachusetts

On the SquareTarboro, North Carolina

Orchids at Palm CourtCincinnati, Ohio

Palace Arms at the Brown PalaceDenver, Colorado

Peninsula GrillCharleston, South Carolina

Pepper Tree RestaurantColorado Springs, Colorado

Per SeNew York, New York

The PrecinctCincinnati, Ohio

PrimoRockland, Maine

The Refectory Restaurant & BistroColumbus, Ohio

Restaurant AlmaMinneapolis, Minnesota

Restaurant AugustNew Orleans, Louisiana

Rudy & Paco Restaurant & BarGalveston, Texas

Russell's Steaks, Chops, and MoreWilliamsville, New York

Ruth's Chris Steak HouseJacksonville, Florida

Saint Jacques French CuisineRaleigh, North Carolina

Sedgley PlaceGreene, Maine

SonomaPrinceton, Massachusetts

SplendidoBeaver Creek, Colorado

St. John's RestaurantChattanooga, Tennessee

Sushi POPOviedo, Florida

Tony'sSt. Louis, Missouri

UchiAustin, Texas

UchikoAustin, Texas

VetriPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

VieWestern Springs, Illinois

Vintage TavernSuffolk, Virginia

White Barn InnKennebunk, Maine

Woodfire GrillAtlanta, Georgia

Diners can also find additional information on the Diners' Choice Awards for the Best Overall Restaurants in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter's "Dining Check" blog at

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 10 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 20,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 250 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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