OpenTable (NASDAQ:OPEN) Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants

Posted by: : Shayne HeffernanPosted on: September 23, 2013 OpenTable (NASDAQ:OPEN) Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants

Just in time for fabulous fall dining, OpenTable (NASDAQ:OPEN), the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to announce the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants 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.

With gifted chefs and inventive menus, the list of winners spans 26 states and includes Beast in Portland, Oregon, Moto in Chicago, and Vedge in Philadelphia. California accounts for 20 honorees, followed by Pennsylvania with 10 winners and Illinois with nine. Oregon and Washington restaurants each boast seven standouts apiece. Arizona, New York, and Texas all claim five winners. Colorado and Maine earned four spots, while both Minnesota and North Carolina have three. Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, and Missouri each have two winning restaurants. Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia restaurants are also represented. Restaurants serving American fare, including Californian, Northwest, and Southern, proved most popular; other notable cuisines on the list include French, Italian, Japanese, and vegetarian.

“These restaurants put the wow factor in everything they serve,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “Through pure imagination and ingenuity, they’re taking culinary creativity to another level with delicious dishes that are as fun to eat as they are to share on social media.”

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between September 1, 2012, and August 31, 2013. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “fit for foodies” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/foodies.

2013 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in the U.S.

a(MUSE.) – Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Acadia – Chicago, Illinois
All Spice – San Mateo, California
Altura – Seattle, Washington
Art Cafe 26 – Williamsburg, Virginia
Autre Monde – Berwyn, Illinois
Aviary – Portland, Oregon
Bar Lola – Portland, Maine
Barley Swine – Austin, Texas
Beast – Portland, Oregon
Beast and Bottle – Denver, Colorado
Belly and Trumpet – Dallas, Texas
Benu – San Francisco, California
Bibou – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bink’s Midtown – Phoenix, Arizona
Binkley’s Restaurant – Cave Creek, Arizona
Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York
BOCA – Cincinnati, Ohio
The Bocuse Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America – Hyde Park, New York
Canyon Kitchen – Sapphire, North Carolina
Carpe Vino – Auburn, California
Cascina Spinasse – Seattle, Washington
Castagna – Portland, Oregon
Chalkboard – Healdsburg, California
Commis – Oakland, California
Craigie on Main – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Crossroads – Los Angeles, California
Crudo – Phoenix, Arizona
Curate – Asheville, North Carolina
Driftwood – Dallas, Texas
The Farm and Fisherman – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant – Forestville, California
Feast – New York, New York
FIG – Charleston, South Carolina
Fishing With Dynamite – Manhattan Beach, California
Five Bistro – St. Louis, Missouri
Forage – Salt Lake City, Utah
Fore Street – Portland, Maine
Frances – San Francisco, California
Girasol – Studio City, California
Girl & the Goat – Chicago, Illinois
goosefoot – Chicago, Illinois
Gracie’s – Providence, Rhode Island
Grove – Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Grove – Delray Beach, Florida
Gwynnett St. – Brooklyn, New York
Heidi’s – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Highlands Bar & Grill – Birmingham, Alabama
How To Cook A Wolf – Seattle, Washington
Hugo’s Restaurant – Portland, Maine
Husk – Nashville, Tennessee
iNG Restaurant – Chicago, Illinois
ink. – Los Angeles, California
IRON at Marcus Pointe – Pensacola, Florida
Juno – Chicago, Illinois
Kabocha – Chicago, Illinois
Le Pigeon – Portland, Oregon
Lenoir Restaurant – Austin, Texas
Little Fish – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Maison – Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Manresa – Los Gatos, California
Moto Restaurant – Chicago, Illinois
n/naka – Los Angeles, California
Natural Selection – Portland, Oregon
Niche – Clayton, Missouri
The North Fork Table & Inn – Southold, New York
o ya – Boston, Massachusetts
Old Major – Denver, Colorado
Papilles – Los Angeles, California
The Pass – Houston, Texas
Piccolo – Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Pickled Heron – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Playground – Santa Ana, California
Poppy – Seattle, Washington
Posh – Scottsdale, Arizona
Primo – Rockland, Maine
The Pullman – Glenwood Springs, Colorado
The Restaurant at Meadowood – Saint Helena, California
Restaurant Alma – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Roe – Portland, Oregon
Root – New Orleans, Louisiana
Saison – San Francisco, California
Sbraga – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Serpico – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Seven Sows Bourbon and Larder – Asheville, North Carolina
ShinBay – Scottsdale, Arizona
Shorebreak Lodge – Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Sir and Star at the Olema – Olema, California
The Smoking Goat Restaurant – San Diego, California
Sons & Daughters – San Francisco, California
Spur Gastropub – Seattle, Washington
The Squeaky Bean – Denver, Colorado
Staple & Fancy Mercantile – Seattle, Washington
Takashi – Chicago, Illinois
Tilth – Seattle, Washington
Uptown Billiards Club – Portland, Oregon
Vedge – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Vernick Food & Drink – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Vetri – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Woodfire Grill – Atlanta, Georgia

Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable “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 20 million reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.

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