100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America

100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America

California, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia Restaurants Earn Most Honors; Notable Cities include Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia and San Francisco

As locals and travelers continue to explore cities through their dining cultures this fall, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, today unveiled the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies 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.

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 for Foodies in America according to OpenTable diners.

2016 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America

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 for Foodies in America by visiting the OpenTable blog.