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OpenTable Diners Reveal the Top 50 Restaurants for Foodies in the U.S.

September 21, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As restaurants around the country gear up for the bounty of fall and a busy dining season, 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 50 restaurants that are "fit for foodies."  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 San Francisco Bay Area, home to scores of innovative chefs, such as Daniel Patterson (Coi), Melissa Perello (Frances) and Thomas Keller (The French Laundry), made a strong showing, earning 13 places on the list. Chicago chefs Stefanie Izard and Graham Elliot helped the Windy City grab six awards, for second place. Meanwhile, New York City trailed with five wins, including Amanda Cohen's Dirt Candy. Seattle and the greater Boston area each boast five recipients, including a win for Boston's Barbara Lynch. Farther west, the Twin Cities scored a grand slam with four standout spots on the list: Hauteland, Heartland Restaurant and Piccolo. Arizona, Colorado, Philadelphia, Oregon and South Carolina, among others, are also represented.

"With great reviews from scores of foodies comes great responsibility, and these restaurants embrace that responsibility in powerful and creative ways," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer.   "These restaurants have been singled out for being able to satisfy the folks for whom dining is practically sport -- those avid, passionate eaters, often armed with cameras who take careful notes and relish every bite. While the restaurants on this list specialize in different cuisines and styles of cooking, each winner is pushing a boundary, maintaining an ethic, and practicing perfection with each dish."

Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between September 2010 and August 2011, the following 50 restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, received the highest scores for Fit for Foodies from OpenTable diners. For more information about this list, please visit

AbattoirAtlanta, Georgia
Ad HocYountville, California
AldeaNew York, New York
AnnisaNew York, New York
BergamotSomerville, Massachusetts
BibouPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
BlackbirdChicago, Illinois
Blue HillNew York, New York
BonsoireeChicago, Illinois
CaminoOakland, California
CanteenSan Francisco, California
Cascina SpinasseSeattle, Washington
CoiSan Francisco, California
CommisOakland, California
CommonwealthSan Francisco, California
Craigie on MainCambridge, Massachusetts
Dirt CandyNew York, New York
FIGCharleston, South Carolina
FondPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
ForageSalt Lake City, Utah
FrancesSan Francisco, California
Frasca Food and WineBoulder, Colorado
The French LaundryNapa, California
GatherBerkeley, California
Girl & The GoatChicago, Illinois
Graham ElliotChicago, Illinois
HatfieldsLos Angeles, California
Haute DishMinneapolis, Minnesota
Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct MarketMinneapolis, Minnesota
Hungry MotherCambridge, Massachusetts
Local 127Cincinnati, Ohio
MentonBoston, Massachusetts
Mistral KitchenSeattle, Washington
nocaPhoenix, Arizona
o yaBoston, Massachusetts
Osteria MozzaLos Angeles, California
Park KitchenPortland, Oregon
PiccoloMinneapolis, Minnesota
The PublicanChicago, Illinois
RangeSan Francisco, California
Saffron Restaurant & LoungeSan Francisco, California
SaisonSan Francisco, California
SproutChicago, Illinois
Spur GastropubSeattle, Washington
Staple & Fancy MercantileSeattle, Washington
The Tasting KitchenVenice, California
TilthSeattle, Washington
UbuntuNapa, California
wd-50New York, New York
Wexler'sSan Francisco, California

Diners can also find additional information on the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top Foodie Restaurants in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable "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 200 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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