OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Dining Hot Spots in the U.S.

   OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Dining Hot Spots in the U.S.

Sunny states of California and Florida take top honors; New York, Illinois,
and Nevada restaurants also well represented

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As we anticipate the warm days
and cool spring nights,  OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world's leading
provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to announce the 2013
Diners' Choice Award winners for Top 100 Hot Spot 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.


Winning restaurants are scattered throughout 21 states. California topped the
list, taking 26 places on the list of winners. Florida follows with 18
winning restaurants. New York has its share of fashionable honorees, claiming
14 spots on the list. For the second year in a row, Illinois accounts for 11
winners, followed again by Nevada with seven standouts. Georgia and Texas
restaurants earned three places apiece, while Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland,
and Tennessee each boast two. Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina are
also represented. Cuisines at the winning restaurants are as eclectic as the
list itself. American, Asian, Greek, Italian, Japanese, and Mexican fares are
represented, as are pizza, sushi, and tapas, among others.

"This year's winning restaurants have all the ingredients diners need to spice
up any evening, whether it's a midweek meal or a destination celebration,"
said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "Beyond cool crowds,
daring drink lists, and inventive menus, these hot spots are cultivating a
sexy see-and-be-seen ambience that will make for a night to remember."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants is generated
from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners
between March 1, 2012 and February 28, 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 "hot spot" was selected as a
special feature.

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

2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in the U.S.

Ada Street – Chicago, Illinois
B.B. King's Blues Club – Memphis, Tennessee
Baoli Miami – Miami Beach, Florida
Bavettes – Chicago, Illinois
The Bazaar by Jose Andres – Los Angeles, California
The Bazaar by Jose Andres at SLS Hotel South Beach – Miami Beach, Florida
Beauty and Essex – New York, New York
Bestia – Los Angeles, California
BOA Steakhouse – West Hollywood, California
The Boarding House – Chicago, Illinois
Buccan – Palm Beach, Florida
Buddakan – New York, New York
Buddah Sky Bar – Delray Beach, Florida
Campo – Reno, Nevada
Catch – New York, New York
Cavo – Astoria, New York
Chambers Eat + Drink – San Francisco, California
Chino Latino – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cleo-SBE – Los Angeles, California
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House – Chicago, Illinois
Del Frisco's Grille – Dallas, Texas
Departure Restaurant and Lounge – Portland, Oregon
do Restaurant at the View – Atlanta, Georgia
El Vez – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Firefly Tapas Kitchen Bar – Henderson, Nevada
Fly Bar & Restaurant – Tampa, Florida
The Food Market – Baltimore, Maryland
FT33 – Dallas, Texas
Gilt Bar – Chicago, Illinois
Girl & the Goat – Chicago, Illinois
Grille One Sixteen – Tampa, Florida
Hakkasan – San Francisco, California
Hendrick's Tavern – Roslyn, New York
Herringbone – La Jolla, California
Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue – Claremont, California
Honu Kitchen and Cocktails – Huntington, New York
HUB 51 – Chicago, Illinois
The Hurricane Club – New York, New York
ink. – Los Angeles, California
Juvia – Miami, Florida
Katana – West Hollywood, California
Katsuya-Brentwood-SBE – Brentwood, California
Katsuya-Hollywood-SBE – Los Angeles, California
Lavo – Las Vegas, Nevada
Linger – Denver, Colorado
Lulu California Bistro – Palm Springs, California
The Macintosh – Charleston, South Carolina
Manhattan Beach Post – Manhattan Beach, California
Mateo – Durham, North Carolina
Mercato di Vetro – West Hollywood, California
Miss Lily's – New York, New York
Monsoon Asian Kitchen & Lounge – Babylon, New York
MUA – Oakland, California
N9NE Steakhouse – Las Vegas, Nevada
Nada – Cincinnati, Ohio
nopa – San Francisco, California
Ouzo Bay – Baltimore, Maryland
Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila – Hermosa Beach, California
Paris Club – Chicago, Illinois
Picca – Los Angeles, California
Playground – Santa Ana, California
Prato – Winter Park, Florida
Provisions – Houston, Texas
Red Ginger – Traverse City, Michigan
Red Lantern – Boston, Massachusetts
Restaurant IPO – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar – West Palm Beach, Florida
RPM Italian – Chicago, Illinois
Searsucker – San Diego, California
Searsucker – Scottsdale, Arizona
Soco – Brooklyn, New York
The Spence – Atlanta, Georgia
The Stanton Social – New York, New York
STK-Los Angeles – West Hollywood, California
STK-Miami – Miami, Florida
STK-NYC-Meatpacking – New York, New York
STK-The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada
Sub Zero Vodka Bar – St. Louis, Missouri
SUGARCANE raw bar grill – Miami, Florida
Sunda – Chicago, Illinois
Sushi POP – Oviedo, Florida
Sushi Roku – Scottsdale, Arizona
SUSHISAMBA dromo – Miami Beach, Florida
SUSHISAMBA strip – Las Vegas, Nevada
Tao – New York, New York
Tao Restaurant and Nightclub – Las Vegas, Nevada
The Tasting Kitchen – Venice, California
Toku Modern Asian – Manhasset, New York
Trio Restaurant – Palm Springs, California
The Tropicale – Palm Springs, California
Tsunani Shaw Center – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
TWO urban licks – Atlanta, Georgia
Untitled – Chicago, Illinois
Virago – Nashville, Tennessee
Wang's in the Desert – Palm Springs, California
Wynwood Kitchen and Bar – Miami, Florida
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar – Miami Beach, Florida
YOLO – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Zuma Japanese Restaurant – Miami, Florida

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top Hot Spot
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.

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