SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. 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