The 100 Best Restaurants USA 2016 for foodies announced OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN). 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.

Highlighting oft-lauded fine dining and fine casual dining restaurants in well-known and emerging food cities, the complete list features restaurants in 30 states and the District of Columbia, and includes Acquerello in San Francisco, Boka in Chicago, and Zahav in Philadelphia. California has 17 winning restaurants, followed by New York with nine, Pennsylvania with eight, Virginia with six, and Illinois and New Jersey with five each. North Carolina and Texas each have four honorees, while Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, and Washington, D.C. have three each. Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington state all have two eateries. Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, New Mexico, Nevada, and Rhode Island are also represented.

Established restaurants have a strong presence on the list, although newcomers, such as Gabriel Kreuther in New York and Shaya in New Orleans, are sprinkled throughout. The most popular cuisine is American by far; however, French and Italian fares are also prevalent. Other cuisines include Asian, Hawaiian, Israeli, and Persian.

“These standout restaurants are delicious destinations for the most passionate eaters — those for whom dining out is practically sport,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer.  “Using ingredients both humble and exotic and drawing culinary inspiration from around the globe, this year’s honorees consistently offer thrilling experiences sure to please even the most discerning diners.”

The 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America list is generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners between August 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016. 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 qualifying reviews for which “fit for foodies” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Best Restaurants USA 2016 for foodies according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at

100 Best Restaurants USA 2016

A Toute Heure – Cranford, New Jersey
Acquerello – San Francisco, California
Addison Restaurant – San Diego, California
Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen – Memphis, Tennessee
Angelini Osteria – Los Angeles, California
Antebellum – Flowery Branch, Georgia
Arethusa al Tavolo – Bantam, Connecticut
Artisanal Restaurant – Banner Elk, North Carolina
bha! bha! Persian Bistro – Naples, Florida
Bibou – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar – Raleigh, North Carolina
Bistro L’Hermitage – Woodbridge, Virginia
Bliss Restaurant – San Antonio, Texas
Blue Hill – New York, New York
Bluestem – Kansas City, Missouri
Boka – Chicago, Illinois
Bolete Restaurant – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Bouchard Restaurant and Inn – Newport, Rhode Island
Bouley – New York, New York
Brindille – Chicago, Illinois
Café Juanita – Kirkland, Washington
Café Provence – Prairie Village, Kansas
Carlos’ Bistro – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Castagna – Portland, Oregon
Charleston – Baltimore, Maryland
Charleston Grill – Charleston, South Carolina
Costa Brava Bistro – Bellaire, Texas
The Crossing – Clayton, Missouri
Degustation – New York, New York
Del Posto – New York, New York
Erling Jensen The Restaurant – Memphis, Tennessee
Fat Canary – Williamsburg, Virginia
Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina
Fishing With Dynamite – Manhattan Beach, California
The French Room – Dallas Texas
Fruition – Denver, Colorado
Gabriel Kreuther – New York, New York
Geronimo – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Girl & the Goat – Chicago, Illinois
The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant – Middleburg, Virginia
goosefoot – Chicago, Illinois
Gramercy Tavern – New York, New York
GW Fins – New Orleans, Louisiana
Highlands Bar & Grill – Birmingham, Alabama
Hostaria Piave – Redondo Beach, California
Il Terrazzo Carmine – Seattle, Washington
Jacques’ Brasserie at L’Auberge Chez Francois – Great Falls, Virginia
joan’s in the Park – Saint Paul, Minnesota
Kai – Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass Resort – Chandler, Arizona
Keiko à Nob Hill – San Francisco, California
The Kitchen Restaurant – Sacramento, California
L’Auberge Chez François – Great Falls, Virginia
L’Opossum – Richmond, Virginia
La Nouvelle Maison – Boca Raton, Florida
Lahaina Grill – Lahaina, Hawaii
Le Cirque-Bellagio – Las Vegas, Nevada
Le Vallauris – Palm Springs, California
Les Nomades – Chicago, Illinois
Linwoods – Owings Mill, Maryland
Maison Blanche – Longboat Key, Florida
Mama’s Fish House – Paia, Hawaii
Manresa – Los Gatos, California
Marcel’s by Robert Wiedmaier – Washington, D.C.
Marché Moderne – Costa Mesa, California
Market Restaurant and Bar – Del Mar, California
The Modern-Dining Room – New York, New York
Monarch – Scottsdale, Arizona
o ya – Boston, Massachusetts
Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio
The Oxford House Inn – Fryeburg, Maine
Plume at the Jefferson Hotel – Washington, D.C.
Providence – Los Angeles, California
Quince Restaurant – San Francisco, California
Rasika – Washington, D.C.
Restaurant August – New Orleans, Louisiana
The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge – Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Restaurant Lorena’s – Maplewood, New Jersey
Rich Table – San Francisco, California
Roe – Portland, Oregon
The Saddle River Inn – Saddle River, New Jersey
Sette – Bernardsville, New Jersey
Shaya – New Orleans, Louisiana
Ski Tip Lodge – Keystone, Colorado
Sotto – Cincinnati, Ohio
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards – Santa Rosa, California
The Table at Season To Taste – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Talula’s Daily-Secret Supper Club – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Talula’s Garden – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Terra Restaurant – St. Helena, California
Terrapin Creek Café & Restaurant – Bodega Bay, California
Thomas Henkelmann-Homestead Inn – Greenwich, Connecticut
Toscano Ristorante – Bordentown, New Jersey
Townsend – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Trattoria – Saint James, New York
Trattoria L’incontro – Astoria, New York
Uchi – Dallas, Texas
Vernick Food & Drink – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Vetri – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Zahav – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Diners can also read more about the 100 Best Restaurants USA 2016 for foodies 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 partners across the United States, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 40 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 20 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 38,000 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 billion diners around the world.  OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and available throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, and the UK.

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