OpenTable Diners Pick Top 100 Restaurants of 2011

To celebrate another amazing year in fine dining, OpenTable, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPEN; www.opentable.com), a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, is pleased to announce the Diners’ Choice Awards for the  top 100 best restaurants in the United States.  The list of winners is derived from more than 10 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The honorees span 34 states and Washington, D.C., and include Canlis in Seattle, Barbara Lynch’s Menton in Boston and John Besh’s Restaurant August in New Orleans. North Carolina tied the dining mecca of California with ten winning restaurants, while New York eateries claimed seven spots. South Carolina, Texas and Virginia each took six places. Colorado and Ohio restaurants earned four wins apiece, and Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts and Minnesota all won three nods. States also represented on the list of winners include Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Rhode Island and Tennessee, among others.

“The restaurants on this list are wonderfully varied, but they have one overwhelming quality in common – each establishment is taking every opportunity to deliver a superb dining experience,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable’s Chief Dining Officer.  “Quality and consistency in the food, service and setting  are the hallmarks of the very best restaurants, and all three elements can be found in abundance by diners visiting any of these honorees.”

Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between December 2010 and November 2011, the following 100 restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, received the highest scores from OpenTable diners for being the best overall restaurants in the U.S. For more information about this list, please visit http://www.opentable.com/bestoverall.

Acqua Restaurant & Wine Bar – White Bear Lake, Minnesota

Addison at The Grand Del Mar – San Diego, California

Ambience – Carmichael, California

Artisanal Restaurant – Banner Elk, North Carolina

Bibou – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Binkley’s Restaurant – Cave Creek, Arizona

Bistro L’Hermitage – Woodbridge, Virginia

Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York

Bones – Atlanta, Georgia

Bottega – Birmingham, Alabama

Bouchard Restaurant and Inn – Newport, Rhode Island

Boulevard Bistro – Elk Grove, California

Cafe Juanita – Kirkland, Washington

Cafe Renaissance – Vienna, Virginia

Canlis – Seattle, Washington

Carpe Vino – Auburn, California

Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse – Downers Grove, Illinois

Charleston – Baltimore, Maryland

Charleston Grill – Charleston, South Carolina

Chef and The Farmer – Kinston, North Carolina

Chez Francois – Vermilion, Ohio

Chez Nous French Restaurant – Humble, Texas

Chimney Park – Windsor, Colorado

Coach House – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Congress – Austin, Texas

The Copper Door – Hayesville, North Carolina

Corbett’s Fine Dining – Louisville, Kentucky

Daniel – New York, New York

Dewz – Modesto, California

The Dining Room – Biltmore Estate – Asheville, North Carolina

Eleven Madison Park – New York, New York

Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant – Forestville, California

Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina

FIG – Charleston, South Carolina

Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar – Memphis, Tennessee

Forage – Salt Lake City, Utah

The French Laundry – Yountville, California

The French Room – Dallas, Texas

The Gamekeeper – Boone, North Carolina

Genoa Restaurant – Portland, Oregon

The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant – Middleburg, Virginia

Gracie’s – Providence, Rhode Island

Hall’s Chophouse – Charleston, South Carolina

Hamptons – Sumter, South Carolina

Harry’s Restaurant – Manhattan, Kansas

Herons – Cary, North Carolina

Highlands Bar & Grill – Birmingham, Alabama

The Hobbit – Orange, California

Jens’ Restaurant – Anchorage, Alaska

Kai – Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort – Chandler, Arizona

The Kitchen Restaurant – Sacramento, California

La Belle Vie – Minneapolis, Minnesota

La Mer at Halekulani – Honolulu, Hawaii

L’Auberge Chez Francois – Great Falls, Virginia

Le Bernardin – New York, New York

Le Yaca – Williamsburg, Virginia

Les Nomades – Chicago, Illinois

L’Etoile Restaurant – Madison, Wisconsin

The Little Dipper – Wilmington, North Carolina

Madrona Manor – Healdsburg, California

Mahogany Prime – Omaha, Nebraska

Mama’s Fish House – Paia, Hawaii

Marcel’s – Washington, D.C.

The Melting Pot – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Menton – Boston, Massachusetts

Metro Wine Bar & Bistro – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Michael’s – South Point Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada

NAOE – Sunny Isles, Florida

Niche – St. Louis, Missouri

Nicholas – Red Bank, New Jersey

The North Fork Table & Inn – Southold, New York

o ya – Boston, Massachusetts

On the Square – Tarboro, North Carolina

Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio

Palace Arms at the Brown Palace – Denver, Colorado

Peninsula Grill – Charleston, South Carolina

Pepper Tree Restaurant – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Per Se – New York, New York

The Precinct – Cincinnati, Ohio

Primo – Rockland, Maine

The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro – Columbus, Ohio

Restaurant Alma – Minneapolis, Minnesota

Restaurant August – New Orleans, Louisiana

Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar – Galveston, Texas

Russell’s Steaks, Chops, and More – Williamsville, New York

Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Jacksonville, Florida

Saint Jacques French Cuisine – Raleigh, North Carolina

Sedgley Place – Greene, Maine

Sonoma – Princeton, Massachusetts

Splendido – Beaver Creek, Colorado

St. John’s Restaurant – Chattanooga, Tennessee

Sushi POP – Oviedo, Florida

Tony’s – St. Louis, Missouri

Uchi – Austin, Texas

Uchiko – Austin, Texas

Vetri – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Vie – Western Springs, Illinois

Vintage Tavern – Suffolk, Virginia

White Barn Inn – Kennebunk, Maine

Woodfire Grill – Atlanta, Georgia

Diners can also find additional information on the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Best Overall Restaurants in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter’s “Dining Check” blog at http://blog.opentable.com.