SAN FRANCISCO — OpenTable, the leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group, has unveiled the 100 Best Restaurants in America for 2016. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 10 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 24,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Showcasing long-running and new eateries, the complete list features restaurants in 30 states and the District of Columbia, and includes Oriole in Chicago, Le Coucou in New York, and Zahav in Philadelphia. New York has 13 winning restaurants, followed by California with 12 and Virginia with seven. Florida and Texas each have six winners.
Similar to last year’s list, established restaurants account for the majority of winners; however, several restaurants that opened in 2016, such as Oriole, earned spots. Fine dining and casual elegant dining establishments make up the majority of the list. Most eateries in the top 100 embrace sustainability, seasonality, and house-made ingredients, including cheese and charcuterie. While American and French cuisines are the most popular, global flavors are present on many of the menus, from regional Italian dishes to Middle Eastern specialties.
“The common thread running through this list of winning restaurants is excellence in hospitality,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “Whether creating one-of-a-kind fine-dining experiences or serving up incredible fare in a more casual setting, this year’s honorees are consistently earning rave reviews from diners.”
The list of the 100 Best Restaurants in America is generated solely from more than 10 million verified OpenTable diner reviews collected between November 1, 2015, and October 31, 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 “overall” category along with that restaurant’s rating relative to others in the same metropolitan area.
Here are the top restaurants in alphabetical order:
SANTA CLARA — Home prices have returned to the boom levels of a decade ago — which foreshadowed the bursting of the real estate “bubble” and the onset of The Great Recession — but today’s housing market is starkly different, according to data released from realtor.com. Backed by tighter lending standards and more solid economic […]
Netflix has closed a first look deal with production company Dark Horse Entertainment. Under the new deal, Dark Horse Entertainment will give Netflix a first look at its new projects for both film and TV and has started exploring future projects together. Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg and Paul Schwake signed on to […]
SUNNYVALE — LinkedIn, the Internet’s leading professional business network and a division of Microsoft, has agreed to purchase Redwood City-based Glint for at least $400 million according to CNBC. Glint is a leader in employee engagement. It delivers an enterprise-grade platform designed to help organizations do their best work, develop their skills, and improve business […]