OpenTable Diners Have Spoken: The 100 Best Restaurants in America 2018

December 5, 2018 at 8:30 AM EST
Honorees span 23 states and Washington, D.C.; New York and California receive top honors

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG), revealed the 100 Best Restaurants in America 2018according to OpenTable diners. The list is a comprehensive look at the year's most beloved dining spots culled from more than 12 million verified diner reviews of over 28,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

From foodie-favorites with world-renowned chefs to breakthrough hidden gems, the list showcases the platform's comprehensive network of dining options for every occasion across the country. New York holds the most honorees with 24 winning restaurants followed by California with 15, Illinois with nine and Texas with eight. Pennsylvania boasts seven winners followed by Washington D.C. with six winners while Florida and Georgia each claim four. New to the list are Colorado, Michigan, Oregon and Rhode Island, with standout restaurants including Matsuhisa Denver, Phoenicia, AgriVino and The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn, respectively. Additional states represented include Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia and Washington.

While American and Italian proved to be the most popular cuisines, they were closely followed by French, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern. Hyperlocal cuisines including Californian, Hawaiian and Tex-Mex are also represented in the list. The diverse list points to an increase in appetite, from coast to coast, for adventurous eats, more exotic flavors, as well as travel-inspired dishes.

"The 100 Best Restaurants in America list gives voice to OpenTable's diner community by honoring the restaurants they love to visit and that consistently provide dining experiences that delight time and again," said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable. "The diversity of this year's list truly showcases how OpenTable helps diners find the right restaurant for every appetite and every occasion."

The list is generated solely from diner reviews collected between November 1, 2017, and October 31, 2018. All restaurants with a minimum "overall" score and 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.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Best Restaurants in America for 2018 according to OpenTable diners. The complete list can also be viewed at https://www.opentable.com/lists/best-restaurants-in-america-for-2018.

100 Best Restaurants in America for 2018

AgriVino - Carlton, Oregon

The Arthur J - Manhattan Beach, California

Atlas - Atlanta, Georgia

Auberge du Soleil - Rutherford, California

Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60th - New York, New York

The Bar Room at The Modern - New York, New York

Benu - San Francisco, California

Bistro 31 - Dallas, Texas

Blue Ridge Grill - Atlanta, Georgia

BOCA - Cincinnati, Ohio

Boka - Chicago, Illinois

BONDST - New York, New York

Bones - Atlanta, Georgia

Bouchard Restaurant and Inn - Newport, Rhode Island

Buccan - Palm Beach, Florida

Bull & Bear Steakhouse - Orlando, Florida

Cafe Monarch - Scottsdale, Arizona

Cafe Provence - Prairie Village, Kansas

The Capital Grille - Multiple Locations*

Casa Lever - New York, New York

Chez Billy SudWashington, D.C.

Chi SPACCA - Los Angeles, California

Costa Brava Bistro - Bellaire, Texas

Del Posto - New York, New York

The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn - Newport, Rhode Island

Double Knot - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ema - Chicago, Illinois

Estiatorio Milos - New York, New York

Frances - San Francisco, California

Gabriel Kreuther - New York, New York

Geronimo - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Gibsons Italia - Chicago, Illinois

Girl & the Goat - Chicago, Illinois

Gramercy Tavern - New York, New York

GW Fins - New Orleans, Louisiana

Highlands Bar & Grill - Birmingham, Alabama

Il Mulino New York - Downtown - New York, New York

Il Segreto - Bel Air, California

The Inn at Little Washington - Washington, Virginia

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Multiple Locations*

JUNGSIK - New York, New York

Kappo Masa - New York, New York

Kinship - Washington, D.C.

Koi - West Hollywood, California

Kokkari Estiatorio - San Francisco, California

KYU - Miami, Florida

L'ATELIER de Joël Robuchon - New York, New York

La Nouvelle Maison - Boca Raton, Florida

Lafayette Restaurant - Washington, D.C.

LArtusi - New York, New York

The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn - Newport, Rhode Island

Le Bilboquet - Dallas - Dallas, Texas

Le Diplomate - Washington, D.C.

Majorelle - New York, New York

Mama's Fish House - Paia, Hawaii

Maple & Ash - Chicago, Illinois

Marc Forgione - New York, New York

Marea - New York, New York

Market Restaurant and Bar - Del Mar, California

Matsuhisa Denver - Denver, Colorado

Mesero - Inwood Village - Dallas, Texas

The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Mistral - Sherman Oaks - Sherman Oaks, California

The Modern - New York, New York

Neighborhood Services - Lovers - Dallas, Texas

Noord - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Omakase Room by Tatsu - New York, New York

Oriole - Chicago, Illinois

Parc - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Phoenicia - Birmingham, Michigan

The Polo Bar - New York, New York

Quince - San Francisco, California

Raoul's - New York, New York

Rasika - Washington, D.C.

Rich Table - San Francisco, California

RL Restaurant - Chicago, Illinois

RPM Italian - Chicago, Illinois

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Saloon Restaurant - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Salum Restaurant - Dallas, Texas

Shinsei Restaurant - Dallas, Texas

SHU - Sushi House Unico - Bel Air - Bel Air, California

Sistina - New York, New York

Sotto - Cincinnati, Ohio

Steak 44 and Steak 48 – Multiple Locations*

Steve & Cookie's By the Bay - Margate, New Jersey

Sushi Ginza Onodera - NYC - New York, New York

Sushi Kaito - New York, New York

Sushi Kappo Tamura - Seattle, Washington

Sushi Nakazawa - Sushi Bar - New York, New York

The Table at Season To Taste - Cambridge, Massachusetts

Talula's Garden - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Terzo - San Francisco, California

Tosca Ristorante - Washington, D.C.

Toscana - Los Angeles, California

Tutta Pesca - Hoboken, New Jersey

Uchi- Dallas - Dallas, Texas

UMI - Atlanta, Georgia

Vetri Cucina - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Zahav - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

* Restaurants with multiple winning locations were counted one time.

About OpenTable Restaurant Reviews
Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions. Only diners who recently honored an OpenTable reservation are invited to submit restaurant reviews. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 75 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.

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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