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OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Reveal Top 100 Best Restaurants in America

December 17, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As we cheer the end of another year of delicious dining, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is pleased to celebrate the 2014 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America and highlight the Top 10 honorees. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.


The Top 10 Best Restaurants in America, in rank order, include:

  1. SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar - North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  2. Sushi Nakazawa-Sushi Bar - New York, New York
  3. Fearrington House Restaurant - Pittsboro, North Carolina
  4. n/naka - Los Angeles, California
  5. St. Francis Winery & Vineyards - Santa Rosa, California
  6. Ski Tip Lodge - Keystone, Colorado
  7. Twenty Eight Atlantic at Wequassett Resort - East Harwich, Massachusetts
  8. Kai - Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort - Chandler, Arizona
  9. The French Room - Dallas, Texas
  10. Highlands Bar and Grill - Birmingham, Alabama

The Top 10 Best Restaurants in America are as diverse as our appetites, from intimate and sleek newcomer Sushi Nakazawa with just 25 seats to the lively, perennially revered 124-seat Highlands Bar and Grill. What they all share is an unmatched level of consistency and attention to detail, which can be found in their superior service, careful sourcing of local ingredients, and commitment to excellence and hospitality.

Lauding both recently opened as well as longstanding restaurants that feature everything from à la carte to intricate tasting menus, the complete list includes award winners in 32 states and Washington, D.C., such as Eleven Madison Park in New York, Laurel in Philadelphia, and Saison in San Francisco. There are 35 repeat winners from 2013, eight of which again cracked the top 10, and 65 new honorees.

New York has the greatest number of winners with 12, followed by California and Florida with eight each; North Carolina and Pennsylvania with six apiece; and Oregon and Texas earning five each. Illinois has four, and Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, Nebraska, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Virginia all have three winners. Colorado, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, Tennessee, and Washington have two award winners apiece. Alaska, Alabama, Connecticut, Kansas, Maryland, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin are also represented.

Dinner-only restaurants dominate the list, with 59 winners. While American fare restaurants are most popular, the eclectic array of cuisines on the list includes global, Hawaiian, Italian, Japanese, seafood, Thai, and vegan. More than 25 percent of honorees indicate they offer gluten-free options.

"The whole is greater than the sum of the carefully designed parts at these acclaimed restaurants," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "At every meal, the honorees strive to master perfection through a uniquely thoughtful approach to hospitality that includes flawless service, exceptional food and dazzling cocktails."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between December 1, 2013, and November 30, 2014. All restaurants with a minimum "overall" score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant's average rating in the "overall" category.  

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

2014 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America

Abe Fisher - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Acanto - Chicago, Illinois
All Purpose - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Altius - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Antebellum - Flowery Branch, Georgia
Ariana - Bend, Oregon
Atera - New York, New York
Bacchanalia - Atlanta, Georgia
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés - Las Vegas, Nevada
Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar - Raleigh, North Carolina
Blue Hill at Stone Barns - Pocantico Hills, New York
Bodean Seafood - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Bolete Restaurant - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Bouchard Restaurant and Inn - Newport, Rhode Island
Boulevard Bistro - Elk Grove, California
Café 2825 - Atlantic City, New Jersey
Café Monarch - Scottsdale, Arizona
Camp Verde General Store and Restaurant - Camp Verde, Texas
Carlos' Bistro - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Carpe Vino - Auburn, California
The Cellars - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Charleston - Baltimore, Maryland
Chef's Table at the Edgewater - Winter Garden, Florida
The Chop House - Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ciao Osteria - Centreville, Virginia
Circle Brunch-The Breakers - Palm Beach, Florida
Collage Restaurant - St. Augustine, Florida
The Copper Door - Hayesville, North Carolina
Dai Due - Austin, Texas
Daniel - New York, New York
Daniel-Lounge Seating - New York, New York
Del Frisco'sDouble Eagle Steak House - Washington, D.C.
Eleven Madison Park - New York, New York
Enzo's on the Lake - Longwood, Florida
Erling Jensen The Restaurant - Memphis, Tennessee
Fearrington House Restaurant - Pittsboro, North Carolina
The Flatiron Café - Omaha, Nebraska
Forage - Salt Lake City, Utah
Fortify Kitchen and Bar - Clayton, Georgia
Franklinville Inn - Franklinville, New Jersey
The French Room - Dallas, Texas
goosefoot - Chicago, Illinois
Halls Chophouse - Charleston, South Carolina
Hamptons - Sumter, South Carolina
Herons - Cary, North Carolina
Highlands Bar and Grill - Birmingham, Alabama
The Joel Palmer House - Dayton, Oregon
Kai - Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort - Chandler, Arizona
L'Auberge Chez François - Great Falls, Virginia
La Grenouille - New York, New York
La Mer at Halekulani - Honolulu, Hawaii
Laurel - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Le Bernardin - New York, New York
Les Nomades - Chicago, Illinois
Maison Blanche - Longboat Key, Florida
Mama's Fish House - Paia, Hawaii
Marx Bros. Café - Anchorage, Alaska
May Kitchen + Bar - Vashon, Washington
Meadowsweet - Brooklyn, New York
Michael's - South Point Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada
Modern Love - Omaha, Nebraska
Montalcino Ristorante Italiano - Issaquah, Washington
The Mulefoot Gastropub - Imlay City, Michigan
n/naka - Los Angeles, California
NAOE - Miami, Florida
Natural Selection - Portland, Oregon
o ya - Boston, Massachusetts
Ocean - Kennebunkport, Maine
Orchids at Palm Court - Cincinnati, Ohio
The Painted Lady - Newberg, Oregon
Perry Street Brasserie - Galena, Illinois
Rafain Brazilian Steakhouse - Fort Worth, Texas
Red Hill Station - San Francisco, California
Renaissance Café - Assaria, Kansas
The Restaurant at Meadowood - Saint Helena, California
Restaurant Iris - Memphis, Tennessee
Restaurant Lorena's - Maplewood, New Jersey
Roe - Portland, Oregon
Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar - Galveston, Texas
Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More - Williamsville, New York
Saint Jacques French Cuisine - Raleigh, North Carolina
Saison - San Francisco, California
SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar - North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Seasons 52 - Sarasota, Florida
Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern - Raleigh, North Carolina
ShinBay - Scottsdale, Arizona
Ski Tip Lodge - Keystone, Colorado
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards - Santa Rosa, California
Sushi Nakazawa-Sushi Bar - New York, New York
The Tailor and the Cook - Utica, New York
Talula's Daily-Secret Supper Club - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thomas Henkelmann-Homestead Inn - Greenwich, Connecticut
The Trattoria - Saint James, New York
Twenty Eight Atlantic at Wequassett Resort - East Harwich, Massachusetts
'ULU Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge - Kaupulehu, Hawaii
Ulele - Tampa, Florida
V.Mertz - Omaha, Nebraska
Watertable - Huntington Beach, California
White Barn Inn - Kennebunk, Maine
Wyebrook Farm Market & Café - Honey Brook, Pennsylvania

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Restaurants in America by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog.

About OpenTable Restaurant 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, Germany and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 28 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews. 

About OpenTable
OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 15 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 32,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company's website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 700 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.

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