SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As we look forward to warm summer days and balmy nights, 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 Outdoor Dining 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, which include Geoffrey's Restaurant in Malibu, California, Latitudes in Key West, Florida, and Plumeria Beach House in Kahala, Hawaii, are located in 15 states and the nation's capital. California restaurants swept close to half the spots on the list with 42 winning restaurants. The island state of Hawaii followed with 20 top outdoor dining restaurants, and Florida was not far behind with 16 honorees. Arizona restaurants claimed five spots on the list and New York took three spots. Missouri, Rhode Island, and Texas each have two winners. Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are also represented. American fare was extremely popular, as were seafood and regional cuisines, including Hawaiian and Californian.
"At the winning restaurants, al fresco dining is a true celebration of time and place," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "With the emphasis on fresh, local ingredients that complement the vibrant outdoor ambience at these eateries, diners feel as though they've got the best seat in the house to appreciate the season."The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2012 and April 30, 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 "outdoor dining" was selected as a special feature. Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/outdoor. 2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S. Auberge du Soleil – Rutherford, California Beach Tree at the Hualalai – Kaupulehu, Hawaii Beachcomber Cafe - Crystal Cove – Newport Coast, California Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort - The Biltmore – Santa Barbara, California Belmont Brewing Company – Long Beach, California Blue Agave Club – Pleasanton, California Blue Dragon Restaurant – Kamuela, Hawaii Blue Moon Fish Co. – Fort Lauderdale, Florida Boat House Waterfront Dining – Tiverton, Rhode Island Brockton Villa – La Jolla, California Brown's Beach House -The Fairmont Orchid – Kohala Coast, Hawaii Cafe Amelie – New Orleans, Louisiana Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens – Corona Del Mar, California Cafe Malaga – McKinney, Texas Cafe Sambal-Mandarin Oriental – Miami, Florida Cafe Secret – Del Mar, California Caffe Riace – Palo Alto, California Capische – Wailea, Hawaii Carbon Beach Club Restaurant at Malibu Beach Inn – Malibu, California Chart House Restaurant – Fort Lauderdale, Florida Citron at the Viceroy Palm Springs – Palm Springs, California Coliseum Pool & Grill - The Resort at Pelican Hill – Newport Coast, California Corks at Russian River Vineyards – Forestville, California Crazy About You – Miami, Florida Dada – Delray Beach, Florida Deck 84 – Delray Beach, Florida Duke's Beach House Maui – Lahaina, Hawaii El Chorro – Paradise Valley, Arizona Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante Maui – Lahaina, Hawaii Fuego-Maya Hotel – Long Beach, California Gannon's – Wailea, Hawaii Gaylord's at Kilohana – Lihue, Hawaii Geoffrey's Restaurant – Malibu, California George's Ocean Terrace – La Jolla, California Gram & Dun – Kansas City, Missouri Hau Tree Lanai – Honolulu, Hawaii Highland's Garden Cafe – Denver, Colorado House of Tricks – Tempe, Arizona Hula Grill - Kaanapali – Lahaina, Hawaii Island Lava Java Bistro – Kailua, Hawaii The Ivy – West Hollywood, California Jake's – Palm Springs, California Japengo - Maui – Lahaina, Hawaii JB's On The Beach – Deerfield Beach, Florida JRDN Restaurant – San Diego, California Kamuela Provision Co. – Waikoloa, Hawaii L'Appart Resto – San Anselmo, California Las Campanas – Riverside, California Latitudes – Key West, Florida L'Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek – Sedona, Arizona Lavender Bistro – La Quinta, California Le Diplomate – Washington, D.C. Lon's at The Hermosa – Paradise Valley, Arizona Mantee Cafe – Studio City, California Marche Bacchus – Las Vegas, Nevada Michael's Steak Chalet – Osage Beach, Missouri Nine One Five – Key West, Florida Novo Restaurant – San Luis Obispo, California The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill – Patchogue, New York Oasis – Kapaa, Hawaii Oceans 234 – Deerfield Beach, Florida Ola at Turtle Bay – Kahuku, Hawaii Ophelia's on the Bay – Sarasota, Florida Pacific'O – Lahaina, Hawaii Peacock Garden Cafe – Coconut Grove, Florida Perch LA – Los Angeles, California Pier 23 Cafe – San Francisco, California Pier 45 – Rochester, New York Pietro's Italian Restaurant – Lodi, California Plantation Gardens – Koloa, Hawaii Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii Portico Restaurant – Richmond, Virginia Poseidon – Del Mar, California Red Fish Grill – Miami, Florida Red Hat on the River – Irvington, New York The Restaurant at Ponte – Temecula, California RESTAURANT at Sunset Marquis – West Hollywood, California Rita's Kitchen at Camelback Inn – Scottsdale, Arizona Rumours East – Nashville, Tennessee Rustic, Francis's Favorites – Geyserville, California Safari Restaurant Room – Newport, Rhode Island Sam Choy's Ka Lanai – Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado – Coronado, California Sonoma Wine Garden – Santa Monica, California Spencer's Restaurant – Palm Springs, California Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, California Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch – Santa Barbara, California Sunnyside – Tahoe City, California Sunset Terrace-Grove Park Inn – Asheville, North Carolina Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar – Naples, Florida 'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant – San Diego, California Villetta Brentwood – Santa Monica, California West Shore Cafe – Homewood, California Wilshire – Santa Monica, California Woodshed Smokehouse – Fort Worth, Texas Zin Bistro Americana – Westlake Village, California Zoubi – New Hope, Pennsylvania Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable " Dining Check" blog. 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