OpenTable Diners Pick Top Outdoor Dining Spots

May 25, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time for the summer travel season, OpenTable, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN; www.opentable.com), a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, today announced the 50 winners of its Diners’ Choice Awards for Best Outdoor Dining in the United States. The list of winners is derived from more than seven million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The Gulf Coast city of Naples, Florida, home to pristine white-sand beaches, is also home to the nation’s best spots for outdoor dining, taking six places on the list. Eleven additional restaurants throughout the state of Florida were also winners. Eighteen winners hail from California and are scattered throughout The Golden State, from San Francisco to San Diego. Hawaii, America’s own tropical paradise, boasts eight winners, half of which are on the island of Maui. Arizona trails with three honorees, followed by New York with two, and Colorado, Las Vegas, and Texas each earned a single nod.

“Clearly, the cornerstone of great outdoor dining is a great location, but, really, there’s much more to it than that. The winning restaurants on this list have put great effort into creating an ambiance that maximizes their surroundings while also crafting a menu that will wow foodies,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable’s Chief Dining Officer. “These restaurants have shown diners that they don’t have to choose between one or the other. They can have it all – al fresco dining and amazing eats.”

Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between May 2010 and April 2011, the following 50 restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, received the highest scores from OpenTable diners. For more information about this list, please visit http://www.opentable.com/outdoor.

22 North – Lihue, Hawaii

A Fish Called Avalon – Miami Beach, Florida

BALEENnaples – Naples, Florida

Beachcomber Cafe-Crystal Cove – Newport Coast, California

Blue Agave Club – Pleasanton, California

Blue Moon Fish Co. – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Brown’s Beach House-The Fairmont Orchid – Kohala Coast, Hawaii

Cafe Blue – Volente, Texas

Caffe Riace – Palo Alto, California

Campiello – Naples, Florida

Capische – Wailea, Hawaii

Chautauqua Dining Hall – Boulder, Colorado

Circa59 at Riviera Palm Springs – Palm Springs, California

Cliff’s Edge – Los Angeles, California

Crazy About You – Miami, Florida

Duke’s Beach House Maui – Lahaina, Hawaii

El Chorro Lodge – Paradise Alley, Arizona

Fuego-Maya Hotel – Long Beach, California

Geoffrey’s Restaurant – Malibu, California

George’s Ocean Terrace – La Jolla, California

Gigino at Wagner Park – New York, New York

Handsome Harry’s Third Street Bistro – Naples, Florida

Hau Tree Lanai – Honolulu, Hawaii

House of Tricks – Tempe, Arizona

Hula Grill-Kaanapali – Lahaina, Hawaii

La Bottega – New York, New York

Latitudes – Key West, Florida

Lon’s at The Hermosa – Paradise Valley, Arizona

Marche Bacchus – Las Vegas, Nevada

Max’s Grille – Boca Raton, Florida

MiraMare – Naples, Florida

Nick’s Fishmarket Maui – Wailea, Hawaii

Nine One Five – Key West, Florida

Novo Restaurant – San Luis Obispo, California

Oceans 234 – Deerfield Beach, Florida

Plantation Gardens – Koloa, Hawaii

Poseidon – Del Mar, California

Red Fish Grill – Miami, Florida

The Restaurant at Ponte – Temecula, California

Sapphire Laguna – Laguna Beach, California

Sonoma Wine Garden – Santa Monica, California

Spencer’s Restaurant – Palm Springs, California

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Garden – Escondido, California

TART Restaurant @ Farmer’s Daughter Hotel – Los Angeles, California

Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant and Bar – Naples, Florida

Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant and Bar – Palm Desert, California

The Turtle Club – Naples, Florida

Vic and Angelo’s – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Wilshire – Santa Monica, California

Wish – Miami Beach, Florida

Diners can also find additional information on the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the US by visiting the OpenTable “Dining Check” blog at http://blog.opentable.com. To get the essential summer travel app, visit www.opentable.com/mobile. OpenTable mobile apps are available for Android, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, Nokia, Palm, and Windows.

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 toptable.com, a leading restaurant reservation site in the United Kingdom.

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