California, New York, Florida, Illinois, and Texas Restaurants Have Greatest Number of Winners; New Restaurants Are Well Represented.

 

SAN FRANCISCO, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today revealed the 100 Hottest Restaurants in America for 2016. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Featuring stylish restaurants from celebrated chefs as well as those popular with celebrity diners, the complete list includes honorees in 27 states, such as The Nice Guy in West Hollywood, Santina in New York, and Talde in Jersey City. California has 25 winning restaurants, followed by New York with 15, and Florida and Illinois with seven each. Texas has five while Colorado andGeorgia have four winners apiece. Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Nevada each have three winners. Arizona, Kentucky, Michigan,Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, and Utah count two winners per state. Connecticut, Iowa, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Oklahoma,Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee are also represented.

The winning restaurants are highly regarded for their lively ambiance, and many feature vibrant bar and lounge scenes with an after-hours feel. New restaurants made a splash with more than a fifth opening their doors in 2015 alone. While American cuisine was quite popular, Asian, global, Italian, Mexican, and sushi eateries also made strong showings.

“The honorees on this list have each crafted a delicious recipe for a thrilling meal,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “From inventive fare with an international flair and enticing cocktail programs to energetic atmospheres and sexy surroundings, these restaurants have all the elements for a fresh, fun dining experience.”

The list of the 100 Hottest Restaurants in America is generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between March 1, 2015, and February 29, 2016. 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 “hot spot” category.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Hottest Restaurants in America according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/100-hottest-restaurants-in-america/.

2016 Top 100 Hottest Restaurants in America


40/40 Club
New York, New York
8 UpLouisville, Kentucky
AcornDenver, Colorado
Alley Cat Oyster BarCleveland, Ohio *
AsiaSFSan Francisco, California
B.B. King’s Blues ClubMemphis, Tennessee
B.B. King’s Blues ClubOrlando, Florida
Beauty and EssexNew York, New York
BestiaLos Angeles, California
BuccanPalm Beach, Florida
BuddakanNew York, New York
Café MartoranoFort Lauderdale, Florida
CassiaSanta Monica, California *
Chino LatinoMinneapolis, Minnesota
Cork & Pig Tavern #2Odessa, Texas
Culinary DropoutTempe, Arizona
CurrentSalt Lake City, Utah *
Departure Restaurant and LoungePortland, Oregon
Dinosaur Bar-B-QueRochester, New York
do Restaurant at the ViewAtlanta, Georgia
E.P.+L.P.West Hollywood, California *
Eight4NinePalm Springs, California *
El Camino Mexican Soul Food & Tequila BarDelray Beach, Florida
EmpireBoston, Massachusetts
Forno Kitchen and BarColumbus, Ohio *
GatoNew York, New York
Girl & the GoatChicago, Illinois
GjelinaVenice, California
The GreySavannah, Georgia
Gypsy KitchenAtlanta, Georgia
High Rooftop LoungeVenice, California
The Hudson RoomPeekskill, New York
.inkWest Hollywood, California
The IvyWest Hollywood, California
Izakaya DenDenver, Colorado
Juniper & IvySan Diego, California
Kettner ExchangeSan Diego, California
La EsquinaNew York, New York
The LarkSanta Barbara, California
LingerDenver, Colorado
Lolita Cocina & Tequila BarBoston, Massachusetts
Manhattan Beach PostManhattan Beach, California
Marble + RyeBuffalo, New York *
middle fork kitchen barLexington, Kentucky *
MomotaroChicago, Illinois
MUAOakland, California
The NestIndian Wells, California
The Nice GuyWest Hollywood, California
O-KuCharleston, South Carolina
Ophelia’s Electric SoapboxDenver, Colorado *
Palace BarMiami Beach, Florida
Palmilla Cocina Y TequilaHermosa Beach, California
Peck’s ArcadeTroy, New York *
Perch LALos Angeles, California
Pitch Coal-Fire PizzeriaOmaha, Nebraska
Pitch Pizzeria-WestOmaha, Nebraska *
PratoWinter Park, Florida
PumpWest Hollywood, California
Red GingerTraverse City, Michigan
Red Rooster HarlemNew York, New York
RepublicDetroit, Michigan
RepubliqueLos Angeles, California
The RestSalt Lake City, Utah
Rizzuto’s Oyster Bar and RestaurantWestport, Connecticut
RoCADes Moines, Iowa
Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila BarOrlando, Florida
Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las VegasLas Vegas, Nevada
RPM ItalianChicago, Illinois
SantinaNew York, New York *
Shakou SushiLibertyville, Illinois
Shakou SushiSt. Charles, Illinois
ShayaNew Orleans, Louisiana *
SoBe Restaurant & LoungeLanham, Maryland *
Spoon and StableMinneapolis, Minnesota
STK-NYC-MeatpackingNew York, New York
STK-The Cosmopolitan of Las VegasLas Vegas, Nevada
Streets-BKBrooklyn, New York *
Strip by StregaBoston, Massachusetts *
SumoMaya Mexican-Asian KitchenScottsdale, Arizona
Sur RestaurantWest Hollywood, California
TaldeJersey City, New Jersey *
Tao DowntownNew York, New York
Tao Restaurant and NightclubLas Vegas, Nevada
Tender Bar + KitchenPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Three Dots and a DashChicago, Illinois
Three MusesNew Orleans, Louisiana
Toca MaderaWest Hollywood, California *
ToutantBuffalo, New York *
The TropicalePalm Springs, California
Tsunami Shaw CenterBaton Rouge, Louisiana
UchiAustin, Texas
UchiDallas, Texas *
UchiHouston, Texas
UchikoAustin, Texas
UMIAtlanta, Georgia
Union 50Indianapolis, Indiana
UntitledChicago, Illinois
Vitello’sStudio City, California
Yokozuna-DowntownTulsa, Oklahoma
YsabelWest Hollywood, California *

*Indicates restaurants opened in 2015

Diners can also learn more about the 100 Hottest Restaurants in America by visiting the OpenTable blog.

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 customers across the United States as well as Australia,Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 38 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 The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 18 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 36,000 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 more than 1 billion 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 Australia, Canada,Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, and the UK.

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