OpenTable Uncorks the 100 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers in America

September 20, 2018 at 8:30 AM EDT
Honorees Span 26 States and Washington, D.C. Serving Up Crisp Whites, Tangy Rosés and Velvety Reds; Restaurants in New York and California Receive Most Honors

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvest season is here! In celebration of crush season, a magical and exhilarating time for winemakers, as ripened grapes journey from vine to barrel, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), today released its 100 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers in America. Featuring restaurants across 26 states, from sizzling steakhouses to Italian cucinas, French brasseries to seafood eateries, the list offers wine lovers everywhere the opportunity to pair an upcoming dining experience with the perfect vintage. 

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Featuring exquisite vintage wines from renowned wineries as well as those harvested from local vineyards, the list highlights some of the country's best, including Bottega Napa Valley in California, Balthazar in New York and Sixty Vines in Texas. New York is the most recognized state, with 12 restaurants on the list, followed by California with ten and Nevada and Texas with eight apiece. Additional states represented include Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and the district of Washington, D.C.

"Whether you're a wine aficionado or a novice looking to expand your palate, this year's list showcases a variety of restaurants that carefully curate the finest wine selections to complement their menus," said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable. "From deep dives with sommeliers to approachable tastings to find the perfect pairing for any meal, these winning restaurants have earned rave reviews for their stellar dining experiences and impressive wine offerings.

The 100 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers list is generated solely from more than 12 million verified OpenTable diner reviews for more than 28,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. collected between August 1, 2017, and July 31, 2018. 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 reviews for which "notable wine list" was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the 100 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers in America according to OpenTable diners, are as follows (in alphabetical order):

100 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers in America
Abe and Louie's BostonBoston, Massachusetts
Al Biernat'sOak LawnDallas, Texas
AltiusPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Angelina's RistoranteBonita Springs, Florida
Annie Gunn'sChesterfield, Missouri
BalthazarNew York, New York
Barolo GrillDenver, Colorado
The Bistro at Gervasi VineyardCanton, Ohio
Bistro JeantyYountville, California
Bohanan's Prime Steaks and SeafoodSan Antonio, Texas
BonesAtlanta, Georgia
Bottega Napa ValleyYountville, California
BouchonYountville, California
BoulevardSan Francisco, California
Boulud SudNew York, New York
Brennan'sNew Orleans, Louisiana
Butcher & SingerPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Café MonarchScottsdale, Arizona
Campiello – NaplesNaples, Florida
Carlo & JohnnyCincinnati, Ohio
CharlestonBaltimore, Maryland
Charleston GrillCharleston, South Carolina
Charley's Steak HouseTampaTampa, Florida
Chicago Cut SteakhouseChicago, Illinois
Collage RestaurantSt. Augustine, Florida
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant – Multiple Locations
Del Frisco'sDouble Eagle Steak House – Multiple Locations
Del PostoNew York, New York
Delmonico SteakhouseLas Vegas, Nevada
Devon Seafood + Steak – HersheyHershey, Pennsylvania
Eiffel TowerLas Vegas, Nevada
Emeril's RestaurantNew Orleans, Louisiana
Filomena RistoranteWashington, D.C.
Five Sixty by Wolfgang PuckDallas, Texas
Flight Restaurant & Wine BarMemphisMemphis, Tennessee
Gallaghers SteakhouseManhattanNew York, New York
GeronimoSanta Fe, New Mexico
Giada – The CromwellLas Vegas, Nevada
Gibsons Bar & SteakhouseChicagoChicago, Illinois
Gordon Ramsay Steak – Paris Las VegasLas Vegas, Nevada
Gotham Bar and GrillNew York, New York
Gramercy TavernNew York, New York
Grill 23 & BarBoston, Massachusetts
GW FinsNew Orleans, Louisiana
House of Prime RibSan Francisco, California
Hugo's Cellar – Four QueensLas Vegas, Nevada
Iron Bridge Wine CompanyColumbiaColumbia, Maryland
J. Gilbert's – Wood Fired Steaks & Seafood – GlastonburyGlastonbury, Connecticut
Jeff Ruby's SteakhouseNashvilleNashville, Tennessee
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – Multiple Locations
Killen's SteakhousePearland, Texas
L'Auberge Chez FrancoisGreat Falls, Virginia
Le CoucouNew York, New York
Le DiplomateWashington, D.C.
Mama's Fish HousePaia, Hawaii
Manny's SteakhouseMinneapolis. Minnesota
Maple & AshChicago, Illinois
MareaNew York, New York
MariposaSedona, Arizona
Mastro's Ocean ClubNewport BeachNewport Beach, California
The Metropolitan GrillSeattle, Washington
Mitchell's Ocean Club – Easton Town CenterColumbus, Ohio
The ModernNew York, New York
Mon Ami GabiLas VegasMain Dining RoomLas Vegas, Nevada
Mustards GrillYountville, California
NostranaPortland, Oregon
Old Ebbitt GrillWashington, D.C.
OMBRA Cucina ItalianaHilton Head Island, South Carolina
The Olde Pink House RestaurantSavannah, Georgia
Osteria MozzaLos Angeles, California
PanoramaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse – Multiple Locations
ParcPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
PassionfishPacific Grove, California
Peninsula GrillCharleston, South Carolina
Perry's Steakhouse & GrilleBirminghamBirmingham, Alabama
Petit Louis Bistro – Roland ParkBaltimore, Maryland
Pier WCleveland, Ohio
Portland City GrillPortland, Oregon
QuartinoChicago, Illinois
The Refectory Restaurant & BistroColumbus, Ohio
Restaurant AugustNew Orleans, Louisiana
Restaurant R'evolutionNew Orleans, Louisiana
RingSide Steakhouse – UptownPortland, Oregon
River CafeBrooklyn, New York
RPM ItalianChicago, Illinois
RPM SteakChicago, Illinois
Shanahan's SteakhouseDenver, Colorado
SINATRA – Encore at Wynn Las VegasLas Vegas, Nevada
Sixty Vines – PlanoPlano, Texas
Sparks Steak HouseNew York, New York
St. Elmo Steak HouseIndianapolis, Indiana
Steak 44  – Phoenix, Arizona
Steak 48 – HoustonHouston, Texas
Top of the HubBoston, Massachusetts
Top of the World RestaurantStratosphere HotelLas Vegas, Nevada
Trattoria LisinaDriftwood, Texas
UleleTampa, Florida
Vintana Wine & DineEscondido, California
Vivace RestaurantTucson, Arizona

The complete list may also be viewed at https://www.opentable.com/lists/best-wine-lists-2018.

About OpenTable
OpenTable, part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 26 million diners per month via online reservations across more than 47,000 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 1.6 billion diners via online reservations around the world. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States. Restaurants are available for reservations in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish languages.

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