The Diner Reviews Are In: OpenTable Reveals The 100 Best Restaurants In America

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- From impeccable service to one-of-a-kind dining experiences, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today reveals its 100 Best Restaurants in America list for 2017. The list of the 100 Best Restaurants in America reflects the combined opinions of more than 12 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 26,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

OpenTable Reveals the 100 Best Restaurants in America

From restaurants with world-renowned chefs to breakthrough newcomers, the complete list showcases a diverse group of restaurants in 24 states and Washington, D.C. California and New York are tied at the top of the list, each boasting 19 winning restaurants, followed by Illinois and Pennsylvania with eight, Washington D.C. with seven and Texas with five. Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Ohio, and South Carolina all boast three winners while Hawaii, New Jersey, North Carolina and Virginia each have two. Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Washington are also represented.

While American, French, and Italian cuisine proved to be the most popular, there is a growing presence of globally inspired cuisines on the list, including Mediterranean, Japanese, Indian and Middle Eastern. The range of cuisines highlighted points to diners' growing appetites for more exotic flavors and destination-driven offerings.

"While the winning restaurants this year are each distinctive, they all consistently deliver exceptional dishes, impeccable hospitality, and a meal to remember," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "This year's honorees have risen to the challenge of providing outstanding experiences time and again to a nation of discerning guests."

The list is generated solely from diner reviews collected between November 1, 2016, and October 31, 2017. All restaurants with a minimum "overall" score and 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 "overall" category.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Best Restaurants in America for 2017 according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at https://www.opentable.com/m/best-restaurants-in-america-for-2017/.

2017 100 Best  Restaurants  in  America

1770 House - East Hampton, New York Arethusa al Tavolo - Bantam, Connecticut Atera - New York, New York Barclay Prime - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Barrique Venice - Venice, California Bavette's - Chicago, Illinois Benu - San Francisco, California Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar - Raleigh, North Carolina Bones - Atlanta, Georgia BONDST - New York, New York Buccan - Palm Beach, Florida Café Monarch - Scottsdale, Arizona Cafe Provence - Prairie Village, Kansas Charleston - Baltimore, Maryland Charleston Grill - Charleston, South Carolina Chez Billy Sud - Washington, D.C. chi SPACCA - Los Angeles, California   Coppa - Boston, Massachusetts CRUST - Miami, Florida Daniel - New York, New York Del Posto - New York, New York Double Knot - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Fishing With Dynamite - Manhattan Beach, California Frances - San Francisco, California Gabriel Kreuther - New York, New York Geronimo - Santa Fe, New Mexico Girl & the Goat - Chicago, Illinois Giulia Restaurant - Cambridge, Massachusetts Gramercy Tavern - New York, New York The Grill - The Ritz-Carlton, Naples - Naples, Florida Halls Chophouse - Charleston, South Carolina Harold Black - Washington, D.C. Heirloom Cafe - San Francisco, California Hersh's - Baltimore, Maryland Highlands Bar & Grill - Birmingham, Alabama The Inn at Little Washington - Washington, Virginia Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Multiple Locations JUNGSIK - New York, New York Kinship - Washington, D.C. Koi - West Hollywood, California Kokkari Estiatorio - San Francisco, California L'Auberge Chez Francois - Great Falls, Virginia La Grotta - Atlanta, Georgia Lahaina Grill - Lahaina, Hawaii L'Artusi - New York, New York Le Bilboquet - Dallas - Dallas, Texas Le Coucou - New York, New York Le Diplomate - Washington, D.C. Le Vallauris - Palm Springs, California Linwoods - Owings Mills, Maryland Mama's Fish House - Paia, Hawaii Marc Forgione - New York, New York Marcel's by Robert Wiedmaier - Washington, D.C. Marea - New York, New York Market Restaurant and Bar - Del Mar, California Mistral - Sherman Oaks - Sherman Oaks, California The Modern - Bar Room and Dining Room - New York, New York Momofuku Ko - New York, New York Neighborhood Services on Lovers Lane - Dallas, Texas Orchids at Palm Court - Cincinnati, Ohio Oriole - Chicago, Illinois Parc - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Per Se - New York, New York The Polo Bar - New York, New York Polo Lounge @ The Beverly Hills Hotel - Beverly Hills, California PRESS - St. Helena, California Quince - San Francisco, California Raoul's - New York, New York Rasika - Washington, D.C. Restaurant L - Cincinnati, Ohio Riccardo Enoteca - Chicago, Illinois Rich Table - San Francisco, California RL Restaurant - Chicago, Illinois RPM Restaurants -   Locations Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar - Galveston, Texas Ruth's Chris Steak House - Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge, Louisiana The Saddle River Inn - Saddle River, New Jersey Saint Jacques French Cuisine - Raleigh, North Carolina Shinsei Restaurant - Dallas, Texas SHU - Sushi House Unico - Bel Air - Bel Air, California Sotto - Cincinnati, Ohio Spinasse - Seattle, Washington St. Francis Winery & Vineyards - Santa Rosa, California Steve & Cookie's By the Bay - Margate, New Jersey Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch - Santa Barbara, California Sushi Nakazawa - Sushi Bar - New York, New York The Table at Season To Taste - Cambridge, Massachusetts Talula's Garden - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Toscana - Los Angeles, California Townsend - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania True Food Kitchen - Chicago - Chicago, Illinois Uchi - Dallas - Dallas, Texas UMI - Atlanta, Georgia Upland - New York, New York Vernick Food & Drink - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Vetri Cucina - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Yvonne's - Boston, Massachusetts Zahav - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Zero Restaurant + Bar - Charleston, South Carolina

About OpenTable Restaurant ReviewsOriginally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions. Only diners who recently honored an OpenTable reservation are invited to submit restaurant reviews. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 50 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.

About OpenTable:OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 24 million diners per month via online reservations across more than 43,000 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 over 1.4 billion diners around the world via online reservations. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States. Restaurants are  available for reservations in Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish languages.

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