OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Dining Hot Spots in the U.S.
Sunny states of California and Florida take top honors; New York, Illinois, and Nevada restaurants also well represented
SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — As we anticipate the warm days and cool spring nights, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to announce the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for Top 100 Hot Spot 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.
Winning restaurants are scattered throughout 21 states. California topped the list, taking 26 places on the list of winners. Florida follows with 18 winning restaurants. New York has its share of fashionable honorees, claiming 14 spots on the list. For the second year in a row, Illinois accounts for 11 winners, followed again by Nevada with seven standouts. Georgia and Texas restaurants earned three places apiece, while Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, and Tennessee each boast two. Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina are also represented. Cuisines at the winning restaurants are as eclectic as the list itself. American, Asian, Greek, Italian, Japanese, and Mexican fares are represented, as are pizza, sushi, and tapas, among others.
“This year’s winning restaurants have all the ingredients diners need to spice up any evening, whether it’s a midweek meal or a destination celebration,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “Beyond cool crowds, daring drink lists, and inventive menus, these hot spots are cultivating a sexy see-and-be-seen ambience that will make for a night to remember.”
The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants is generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between March 1, 2012 and February 28, 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 “hot spot” was selected as a special feature.
Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the top 100 hot spot restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/hotspots.
2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in the U.S. Ada Street - Chicago, Illinois B.B. King's Blues Club - Memphis, Tennessee Baoli Miami - Miami Beach, Florida Bavettes - Chicago, Illinois The Bazaar by Jose Andres - Los Angeles, California The Bazaar by Jose Andres at SLS Hotel South Beach - Miami Beach, Florida Beauty and Essex - New York, New York Bestia - Los Angeles, California BOA Steakhouse - West Hollywood, California The Boarding House - Chicago, Illinois Buccan - Palm Beach, Florida Buddakan - New York, New York Buddah Sky Bar - Delray Beach, Florida Campo - Reno, Nevada Catch - New York, New York Cavo - Astoria, New York Chambers Eat + Drink - San Francisco, California Chino Latino - Minneapolis, Minnesota Cleo-SBE - Los Angeles, California Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House - Chicago, Illinois Del Frisco's Grille - Dallas, Texas Departure Restaurant and Lounge - Portland, Oregon do Restaurant at the View - Atlanta, Georgia El Vez - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Firefly Tapas Kitchen Bar - Henderson, Nevada Fly Bar & Restaurant - Tampa, Florida The Food Market - Baltimore, Maryland FT33 - Dallas, Texas Gilt Bar - Chicago, Illinois Girl & the Goat - Chicago, Illinois Grille One Sixteen - Tampa, Florida Hakkasan - San Francisco, California Hendrick's Tavern - Roslyn, New York Herringbone - La Jolla, California Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue - Claremont, California Honu Kitchen and Cocktails - Huntington, New York HUB 51 - Chicago, Illinois The Hurricane Club - New York, New York ink. - Los Angeles, California Juvia - Miami, Florida Katana - West Hollywood, California Katsuya-Brentwood-SBE - Brentwood, California Katsuya-Hollywood-SBE - Los Angeles, California Lavo - Las Vegas, Nevada Linger - Denver, Colorado Lulu California Bistro - Palm Springs, California The Macintosh - Charleston, South Carolina Manhattan Beach Post - Manhattan Beach, California Mateo - Durham, North Carolina Mercato di Vetro - West Hollywood, California Miss Lily's - New York, New York Monsoon Asian Kitchen & Lounge - Babylon, New York MUA - Oakland, California N9NE Steakhouse - Las Vegas, Nevada Nada - Cincinnati, Ohio nopa - San Francisco, California Ouzo Bay - Baltimore, Maryland Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila - Hermosa Beach, California Paris Club - Chicago, Illinois Picca - Los Angeles, California Playground - Santa Ana, California Prato - Winter Park, Florida Provisions - Houston, Texas Red Ginger - Traverse City, Michigan Red Lantern - Boston, Massachusetts Restaurant IPO - Baton Rouge, Louisiana Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar - Fort Lauderdale, Florida Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar - West Palm Beach, Florida RPM Italian - Chicago, Illinois Searsucker - San Diego, California Searsucker - Scottsdale, Arizona Soco - Brooklyn, New York The Spence - Atlanta, Georgia The Stanton Social - New York, New York STK-Los Angeles - West Hollywood, California STK-Miami - Miami, Florida STK-NYC-Meatpacking - New York, New York STK-The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada Sub Zero Vodka Bar - St. Louis, Missouri SUGARCANE raw bar grill - Miami, Florida Sunda - Chicago, Illinois Sushi POP - Oviedo, Florida Sushi Roku - Scottsdale, Arizona SUSHISAMBA dromo - Miami Beach, Florida SUSHISAMBA strip - Las Vegas, Nevada Tao - New York, New York Tao Restaurant and Nightclub - Las Vegas, Nevada The Tasting Kitchen - Venice, California Toku Modern Asian - Manhasset, New York Trio Restaurant - Palm Springs, California The Tropicale - Palm Springs, California Tsunani Shaw Center - Baton Rouge, Louisiana TWO urban licks - Atlanta, Georgia Untitled - Chicago, Illinois Virago - Nashville, Tennessee Wang's in the Desert - Palm Springs, California Wynwood Kitchen and Bar - Miami, Florida Yardbird Southern Table & Bar - Miami Beach, Florida YOLO - Fort Lauderdale, Florida Zuma Japanese Restaurant - Miami, Florida
Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top Hot Spot restaurants in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter’s “Dining Check” blog.
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