OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Best Restaurants of 2012

       OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Best Restaurants of 2012

Restaurants in 27 states and Washington, D.C. recognized; California, New
York, Virginia, Arizona, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania among states with
strongest showings

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --As we reflect on a fabulous year
of fine dining, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), 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 2012 Diners'
Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Best 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.


The list of winners, which includes Eleven Madison Park in New York City,
Manresa in Los Gatos, Calif., and o ya in Boston, spans 27 states and
Washington, D.C. California restaurants earned 24 spots on the list, followed
by New York with 18 winners. Virginia boasts six winning restaurants, trailed
by Arizona, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania with four honorees apiece. North
Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, and Washington, D.C. all have three
winning restaurants, while Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland,
Minnesota, Missouri, and Ohio have two each. Connecticut earned a single spot,
as did Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina,
and Tennessee. Restaurants serving American fare dominated the list; French
cuisine is also strongly represented.

"This year's honorees have accomplished what every restaurant aspires to –
making guests feel as though they have had a truly singular dining
experience," said OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter. "These best
overall restaurants are consistently getting it right on every level, from top
flight ambiance and service to cocktail lists and menus that positively dazzle

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the U.S. are
generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable
diners between December 1, 2011 and November 30, 2012. All restaurants with a
minimum 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 along with that
restaurant's rating relative to others in the same metropolitan area and the
average number of restaurants reviewed by diners who reviewed that restaurant.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical
order, comprise the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the U.S. according to
OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at

2012 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in the U.S.

Acquerello – San Francisco, California
Addison at The Grand Del Mar – San Diego, California
Altura – Seattle, Washington
Andrea at Pelican Hill – Newport Coast, California
Annisa – New York, New York
Artisanal Restaurant – Banner Elk, North Carolina
The Ashby Inn – Paris, Virginia
Atelier Crenn – San Francisco, California
Auberge du Soleil – Rutherford, California
Bacchanalia – Atlanta, Georgia
The Belvedere – Beverly Hills, California
Bibou – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Binkley's Restaurant – Cave Creek, Arizona
Bistro L'Hermitage – Woodbridge, Virginia
Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York
Bouchard Restaurant and Inn – Newport, Rhode Island
Bouley – New York, New York
Café Provence – Prairie Village, Kansas
Café Renaissance – Vienna, Virginia
Canlis – Seattle, Washington
Capital Grille – Kansas City, Missouri
Capital Grille – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Carpe Vino – Auburn, California
Castle Hill Inn – Newport, Rhode Island
Chachama Grill – East Patchogue, New York
Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse – Downers Grove, Illinois
Charleston – Baltimore, Maryland
Charleston Grill – Charleston, South Carolina
Chez Francois – Vermilion, Ohio
Chez Nous French Restaurant – Humble, Texas
CityZen – Washington, D.C.
Commis – Oakland, California
Cottage Place Restaurant – Flagstaff, Arizona
Daniel – New York, New York
Daniel-Lounge Seating – New York, New York
Del Posto – New York, New York
Eleven Madison Park – New York, New York
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant – Forestville, California
Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina
Fountain Restaurant – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The French Laundry – Yountville, California
The French Room – Dallas, Texas
Geronimo – Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant – Middleburg, Virginia
Gracie's – Providence, Rhode Island
Gramercy Tavern – New York, New York
Hannas Prime Steak – Rancho Santa Margarita, California
The Hobbit – Orange, California
Jean Georges – New York, New York
Joseph Tambellini – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
JUNGSIK – New York, New York
Kai – Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort – Chandler, Arizona
Keiko à Nob Hill – San Francisco, California
King Umberto – Elmont, New York
The Kitchen Restaurant – Sacramento, California
La Ciccia – San Francisco, California
La Folie – San Francisco, California
La Grenouille – New York, New York
L'Auberge Chez Francois – Great Falls, Virginia
Le Bernardin – New York, New York
Le Vallauris – Palm Springs, California
Le Yaca – Williamsburg, Virginia
L'Espalier – Boston, Massachusetts
The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach, California
Mama's Fish House – Paia, Hawaii
Manresa – Los Gatos, California
Marcel's – Washington, D.C.
Marinus-Bernadus Lodge – Carmel Valley, California
Menton – Boston, Massachusetts
Michael's – South Point Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada
The Modern-Dining Room – New York, New York
n/naka – Los Angeles, California
NAOE – Miami, Florida
Nicholas – Red Bank, New Jersey
Norman's at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando – Orlando, Florida
The North Fork Table & Inn – Southold, New York
o ya – Boston, Massachusetts
ON20 – Hartford, Connecticut
Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio
The Painted Lady – Newberg, Oregon
Palace Arms at The Brown Palace – Denver, Colorado
Per Se – New York, New York
Perry Street Brasserie – Galena, Illinois
Providence – Los Angeles, California
Restaurant Alma – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Restaurant Iris – Memphis, Tennessee
Rover's – Seattle, Washington
Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar – Galveston, Texas
Saint Jacques French Cuisine – Raleigh, North Carolina
Saison – San Francisco, California
Scalini Fedeli – New York, New York
ShinBay – Scottsdale, Arizona
Sonoma – Princeton, Massachusetts
Splendido – Beaver Creek, Colorado
Studio at Montage Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach, California
Tony's – St. Louis, Missouri
Tosca Ristorante – Washington, D.C.
Vetri – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
VOLT – Frederick, Maryland
Woodfire Grill – Atlanta, Georgia

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best
Restaurants in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline
Potter's "Dining Check" blog.

About OpenTable Reviews
Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps
diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions. Diners who
recently honored an OpenTable reservation are invited via email to submit
restaurant feedback using an online form. Visitors to OpenTable can access
reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United
States, Canada and the UK. The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more
than 15 million reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of
the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.

About OpenTable, Inc.
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reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for
restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online
restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a
computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 26,000
restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than
385 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.

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