OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Reveal Top 100 Dining Hot Spots in America

2014-03-13
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  • Winning Restaurants Span 21 States, with California, New York, Florida, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, and Nevada Claiming Greatest Number of Hot Spots

    As we bid adieu to the polar vortex, we look forward to warm spring weather and a hot dining scene, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to honor the 2014 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

    Showcasing restaurants with sophisticated chefs and a fashionable clientele, the complete list features award winners in 21 states and includes ABC Cocina in New York, ink. in Los Angeles, and RPM Italian in Chicago. California boasts the greatest number of winning restaurants with 21, followed by New York with 16, and Florida with 14. Illinois and Texas have eight and six, respectively. Georgia and Nevada both have five winning restaurants. Massachusetts, Ohio, and Pennsylvania claim three winners apiece, while Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, and Tennessee have two. Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, and South Carolina are represented as well. International cuisines reign supreme at these hot spots, with winning restaurants serving Asian, Caribbean, Latin, Mediterranean, Mexican, and Peruvian fare, among others. Pizza, sushi, and tapas are also popular.

    "Atmospheres of energy and delight greet diners the moment they step inside any of this year's award-winning restaurants," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "Specializing in engaging hospitality, mouthwatering dishes in which every bite excites, and drinks to captivate cocktail enthusiasts, each honoree is a destination for outstanding dining adventures."

    The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between March 1, 2013, and February 28, 2014. All restaurants with a minimum 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 "hot spot" category along with a minimum "overall" rating.

    Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/hottest-restaurants-in-america/.  

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

    5Church – Charlotte, North Carolina
    ABC Cocina – New York, New York
    Acabar – Hollywood, California
    Acorn – Denver, Colorado
    Andrea's – Las Vegas, Nevada
    Aventura – Ann Arbor, Michigan
    B.B. King's Blues Club – Memphis, Tennessee
    Baku – Charlotte, North Carolina
    Baoli Miami – Miami Beach, Florida
    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
    Buccan – Palm Beach, Florida
    Buddakan – New York, New York
    Butcher and The Rye – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Cafe Fresco-Center City – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Cafe Martorano – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Campo – Reno, Nevada
    Catch – New York, New York
    Charlie Bird – New York, New York
    Chino Latino – Minneapolis, Minnesota
    The Church Key – West Hollywood, California
    Cleo-SBE – Los Angeles, California
    Cucina Enoteca – Del Mar, California
    Del Frisco's Grille – Fort Worth, Texas
    Del Frisco's Grille – Houston, Texas
    Departure Restaurant and Lounge – Portland, Oregon
    do Restaurant at the View – Atlanta, Georgia
    Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa – Dallas, Texas
    El Vez – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Empire – Boston, Massachusetts
    FT33 – Dallas, Texas
    Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill – Dallas, Texas
    Girl & the Goat – Chicago, Illinois
    Gjelina – Venice, California
    Hakkasan – Beverly Hills, California
    Hakkasan – Las Vegas, Nevada
    Hobnob Kitchen and Bar – Naples, Florida
    ink. – Los Angeles, California
    The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges – Pound Ridge, New York
    Juvia – Miami, Florida
    Katana – West Hollywood, California
    Katsuya-Hollywood-SBE – Los Angeles, California
    Katsuya at SLS Hotel South Beach – Miami Beach, Florida
    KaZe – Cincinnati, Ohio
    KD's Southern Cuisine – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    La Esquina – New York, New York
    The Lark – Santa Barbara, California
    Laurel Hardware – Los Angeles, California
    Lavo – New York, New York
    Linger – Denver, Colorado
    Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar – Boston, Massachusetts
    Manhattan Beach Post – Manhattan Beach, California
    Manon – New York, New York
    Mill House Brewing Company – Poughkeepsie, New York
    Miss Lily's – New York, New York
    MUA – Oakland, California
    Nico Osteria – Chicago, Illinois
    O-Ku – Charleston, South Carolina
    The Pearl – Columbus, Ohio
    Pitch Coal-Fire Pizzeria – Omaha, Nebraska
    Prato – Winter Park, Florida
    Red Ginger – Traverse City, Michigan
    Red Lantern – Boston, Massachusetts
    Republique – Los Angeles, California
    Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar – Orlando, Florida
    RPM Italian – Chicago, Illinois
    S3 Restaurant – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Savor – Dallas, Texas
    Searsucker – San Diego, California
    Seasalt and Pepper – Miami, Florida
    Shakou Sushi – Libertyville, Illinois
    Siena Tavern – Chicago, Illinois
    Soco – Brooklyn, New York
    Sotto – Cincinnati, Ohio
    St. Cecilia – Atlanta, Georgia
    The Stanton Social – New York, New York
    STK-Atlanta – Atlanta, Georgia
    STK-Los Angeles – West Hollywood, California
    STK-NYC-Meatpacking – New York, New York
    STK-The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada
    Sub Zero Vodka Bar – St. Louis, Missouri
    Sunda – Chicago, Illinois
    Sur Restaurant – West Hollywood, California
    Swine Southern Table & Bar – Coral Gables, Florida
    Tanta – Chicago, Illinois
    Tao Downtown – New York, New York
    Tao Restaurant and Nightclub – Las Vegas, Nevada
    Toku Modern Asian – Manhasset, New York
    The Tropicale – Palm Springs, California
    Tsunami – Lafayette, Louisiana
    Tsunami Shaw Center – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    TWO urban licks – Atlanta, Georgia
    UMI – Atlanta, Georgia
    Untitled – Chicago, Illinois
    Virago – Nashville, Tennessee
    YOLO – Fort Lauderdale, Florida


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