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

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Dec 6, 2018
Original Article: "OpenTable Diners Have Spoken: The 100 Best Restaurants in America 2018"

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 Sud  Washington, 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.

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