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OpenTable Reveals Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in America

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As we anticipate the romance of Valentine's Day, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to release its rankings of the 25 Most Romantic Cities in America.

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While our nation is known for its diverse food culture, our analysis revealed that romance is a popular dining trend in cities across America.  In order to provide a ranking of cities where romantic dining is inherently part of the culture, the OpenTable Most Romantic Cities Index was calculated using three variables: the percentage of restaurants rated "romantic" according to OpenTable diner reviews; the percentage of tables seated for two; and the percentage of people who dined out for Valentine's Day last year. 

"Throughout history, love, food and romance are inextricably tied together," said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer of OpenTable. "When we looked at the connection between the number of diners seeking to share a romantic meal and the array of area restaurants offering intimate dining experiences, the data clearly pointed to these as the top cities in which desire is celebrated over dinner."

The following cities, listed in order, comprise the Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in America. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/RomanticCities.

Top 25 Most Romantic Dining Cities in America

  1. San Antonio, Texas
  2. St. Louis, Missouri
  3. Providence, Rhode Island
  4. Atlantic City, New Jersey
  5. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  6. Salt Lake City, Utah
  7. Columbus, Ohio
  8. Houston, Texas
  9. Brooklyn, New York
  10. Louisville, Kentucky
  11. Austin, Texas
  12. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  13. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  14. Nashville, Tennessee
  15. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  16. Boston, Massachusetts
  17. Raleigh, North Carolina
  18. Santa Monica, California
  19. Portland, Oregon
  20. Baltimore, Maryland
  21. Kansas City, Missouri
  22. Indianapolis, Indiana
  23. Miami, Florida
  24. Los Angeles, California
  25. Phoenix, Arizona

For diners still searching for the right restaurant for Valentine's Day, OpenTable recently released the Diner's Choice List of the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. Diners can also find more tips and trends regarding Valentine's Day on the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog at: http://blog.opentable.com.

About OpenTable, Inc. OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating approximately 12 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 30,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company's website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 53- 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 UK. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant reservations in the UK. More information is available on http://www.opentable.com.

OpenTable, OpenTable.com, OpenTable logos, toptable and other service names are the trademarks of OpenTable, Inc. and/or its affiliates

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