OpenTable Announces the 2013 Diners' Choice Award Winners for Top 100 Best Restaurants

Mar 07, 2013 Industry News
Industry News

In honor of the art of excellence in restaurant hospitality, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to announce the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants for Service in the United States and highlight the Top 10 honorees for hospitality. 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 Top 10 Best Restaurants for Service in the U.S., in rank order, include:

  • Kai – Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort – Chandler, Arizona
  • The French Laundry – Yountville, California
  • NAOE – Miami
  • ON20 – Hartford, Connecticut
  • Vetri – Philadelphia
  • Saison – San Francisco, California
  • The Kitchen Restaurant – Sacramento, California
  • Addison at The Grand Del Mar – San Diego
  • The Painted Lady – Newberg, Oregon
  • Palace Arms at the Brown Palace – Denver

"Providing high-caliber hospitality to diners is both a calling and a craft,” says OpenTable chief dining officer Caroline Potter. “From owners and executive chefs to servers and line cooks, the passionate professionals at these restaurants are creating carefully orchestrated, personalized dining experiences that appear effortless yet make guests feel appreciated and indulged all at once.”

The complete list of winners, which includes Eleven Madison Park in New York City, goosefoot in Chicago, and La Belle Vie in Minneapolis, spans 28 states, including Alaska and Hawaii. California restaurants earned 14 spots on the list, followed by New York with 10 winners and Florida and North Carolina with eight apiece. South Carolina and Virginia each boast six winning restaurants, trailed by Illinois with five and Pennsylvania with four. Arizona, Georgia, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington all have three honorees, while Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Oregon, and Utah have two each. Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nevada restaurants are also included.

Restaurants serving American regional fare accounted for more than half the winners on the list of 100. French cuisine was also well represented. Other popular cuisines included Italian, European/continental, and Japanese.

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Restaurants with the Best Service in the U.S. are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between February 1, 2012 and January 31, 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 highest average rating in the service category.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Best Restaurants for Service in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/bestservice.

2013 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Restaurants with the Best Service in the U.S.:

  • Acquerello – San Francisco
  • Addison at The Grand Del Mar – San Diego
  • Alexander’s – Roanoke, Virginia
  • Arabellas Italian Ristorante – Winter Haven, Florida
  • Artisanal Restaurant – Banner Elk, North Carolina
  • The Ashby Inn – Paris, Virginia
  • Atera – New York
  • Aubergine at L’Auberge – Carmel, California
  • Bald Headed Bistro – Cleveland, Tennessee
  • Bibou – Philadelphia
  • Binkley’s Restaurant – Cave Creek, Arizona
  • Bistro L’Hermitage – Woodbridge, Virginia
  • Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York
  • Boca – Cincinnati
  • Bones – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Boulevard Bistro – Elk Grove, California
  • BV Tuscany Italian Restaurant – Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Café Baci – Sarasota, Florida
  • Café Juanita – Kirkland, Washington
  • Café Renaissance – Vienna, Virginia
  • Canlis – Seattle
  • Caviar Russe – New York
  • The Cellar Restaurant – Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse – Downers Grove, Illinois
  • Charleston – Baltimore
  • Charleston Grill – Charleston, South Carolina
  • Chef Mavro – Honolulu
  • Chez Francois – Vermilion, Ohio
  • Chez Nous French Restaurant – Humble, Texas
  • Commis – Oakland, California
  • The Copper Door – Hayesville, North Carolina
  • Cottage Place Restaurant – Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Daniel-Lounge Seating – New York, New York
  • The Dining Room-Biltmore Estate – Asheville, North Carolina
  • Eleven Madison Park – New York
  • Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant – Forestville, California
  • Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina
  • The French Laundry – Yountville, California
  • The French Room – Dallas
  • Genoa Restaurant – Portland, Oregon
  • goosefoot – Chicago
  • The Grill-The Ritz Carlton – Naples, Florida
  • Hamptons – Sumter, South Carolina
  • Hannas Prime Steak – Rancho Santa Margarita, California
  • The Hobbit – Orange, California
  • The Inn at Turkey Hill – Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Jens’ Restaurant – Anchorage, Alaska
  • JUNGSIK – New York
  • Kai – Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort – Chandler, Arizona
  • The Kitchen Restaurant – Sacramento, California
  • L20 – Chicago
  • La Belle Vie – Minneapolis
  • La Grenouille – New York
  • La Mer at Halekulani – Honolulu
  • L’Auberge Chez Francois – Great Falls, Virginia
  • Le Bernardin – New York
  • The Left Bank-The Sanderling Resort – Duck, North Carolina
  • The Library Restaurant – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • LJ’s & The Kat Lounge – Hagerstown, Maryland
  • Manresa – Los Gatos, California
  • The Melting Pot – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • The Melting Pot – Savannah, Georgia
  • Menton – Boston
  • Mille Fleurs – Rancho Santa Fe, California
  • n/naka – Los Angeles
  • NAOE – Miami
  • New York Prime – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Nicholas – Red Bank, New Jersey
  • Norman’s at the Ritz-Carlton – Orlando, Florida
  • o ya – Boston
  • ON20 – Hartford, Connecticut
  • Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati
  • The Painted Lady – Newberg, Oregon
  • Palace Arms at the Brown Palace – Denver
  • Peninsula Grill – Charleston, South Carolina
  • Per Se – New York
  • Restaurant Iris – Memphis, Tennessee
  • Restaurant Lorena’s – Maplewood, New Jersey
  • Rover’s – Seattle
  • Rudy & Paco’s Restaurant & Bar – Galveston, Texas
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Lake Mary, Florida
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House-Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs – Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Ryan’s Restaurant – Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Saint Jacques French Cuisine – Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Saison – San Francisco
  • Salt, The Grill-Ritz-Carlton – Amelia Island, Florida
  • Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern – Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Senza – Chicago
  • St. John’s Restaurant – Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Sterling’s Seafood Steakhouse at Silver Legacy Resort Casino – Reno, Nevada
  • Terrapin Restaurant – Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Tony’s – St. Louis, Missouri
  • The Tree Room – Sundance, Utah
  • TRU – Chicago
  • Vetri – Philadelphia
  • White Barn Inn – Kennebunk, Maine
  • Woodfire Grill – Atlanta
  • Yono’s Restaurant – Albany, New York 

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

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