100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America



100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America

Restaurants Opening in 2015 Earn 25 Spots; New York, California, Minnesota, Oregon, and Texas Restaurants Make Strongest Showing, Standout Cities include Austin, Brooklyn, Minneapolis, Portland, and Seattle

As we anticipate dining on the most delicious ingredients of the late summer harvest at restaurants around the nation, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today unveiled the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America for 2015. 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.

Showcasing both new and established restaurants in some of the nation’s most rapidly growing dining destinations, the complete list features winning restaurants in 22 states and the District of Columbia, and includes Al’s Place in San Francisco, La Vara in Brooklyn, and Parachute in Chicago. New York has 12 winning restaurants, followed by California with 11, Texas with nine, and Minnesota and Oregon with eight each. Colorado, Illinois, and Pennsylvania each have six honorees, while Washington boasts five. Arizona, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Virginia have three each. Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin all have two eateries. Connecticut, Florida, Nebraska, and Ohio are also represented.

Newer restaurants proved most popular, with a quarter of the eateries having opened in 2015 alone, and the majority of honorees were founded in the last five years. Restaurants serving American fare dominate the awards; however, the list represents cuisines from every corner of the globe, including Asian, Basque, French, Israeli, Mexican, Middle Eastern, and Scandinavian.

“This year’s honorees are where the culinary magic happens, where the rules of fine dining are being rewritten,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “Whether they’re reviving forgotten cooking techniques, championing the latest sustainable ingredient, or creating unexpectedly delicious and unique flavor pairings, these restaurants are where you can truly wow the foodies in your life.”

The list of the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between August 1, 2014, and July 31, 2015. 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 “fit for foodies” category.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America according to OpenTable diners.

2015 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America

Aatxe – San Francisco, California
Acorn – Denver, Colorado
Al’s Place – San Francisco, California
Alchemy Restaurant and Bar – Ashland, Oregon
All Purpose – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
AQUAGRILL – New York, New York
Aviary – Portland, Oregon
Bar Avignon – Portland, Oregon
Beast – Portland, Oregon
Bibou – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Birch – Los Angeles, California
Blackbelly Market – Boulder, Colorado
Brewer’s Table – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Castagna – Portland, Oregon
Centrolina – Washington, D.C.
Corner Table – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Crudo – Phoenix, Arizona
Cúrate – Asheville, North Carolina
Cypress – Tallahassee, Florida
D’Vine Bar – Sparkill, New York
Dirt Candy – New York, New York
Dover – Brooklyn, New York
Fat Rice – Chicago, Illinois
Fig & Olive – Washington, D.C.
Foreign & Domestic – Austin, Texas
Garland – Raleigh, North Carolina
goosefoot – Chicago, Illinois
Grove – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Heirloom – Charlotte, North Carolina
ink. – Los Angeles, California
Inovasi – Lake Bluff, Illinois
joan’s in the Park – Saint Paul, Minnesota
The Kitchen – Boulder, Colorado
L’Opossum – Richmond, Virginia
La Cuchara – Baltimore, Maryland
La Fresca – Minneapolis, Minnesota
La Vara – Brooklyn, New York
Lenoir Restaurant – Austin, Texas
Local Roots – Roanoke, Virginia
Luksus – Brooklyn, New York
Maison Premiere – Brooklyn, New York
Manresa – Los Gatos, California
Marigold Kitchen – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
mfk. – Chicago, Illinois
mkt. – Seattle, Washington
Modern Love – Omaha, Nebraska
Niche – Clayton, Missouri
Noord – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nostrano – Madison, Wisconsin
Oakhart Social – Charlottesville, Virginia
Octavia – San Francisco, California
Odd Duck – Austin, Texas
Odys and Penelope – Los Angeles, California
olea – New Haven, Connecticut
Ophelia’s – Denver, Colorado
The Palace – San Francisco, California
Parachute – Chicago, Illinois
Park Kitchen – Portland, Oregon
The Peached Tortilla – Austin, Texas
Piccolo – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Playground – Santa Ana, California
the plimoth – Denver, Colorado
Pok Pok NY – Brooklyn, New York
Poppy – Seattle, Washington
The Populist – Denver, Colorado
Posh – Scottsdale, Arizona
Publico – St. Louis, Missouri
Qui Restaurant – Austin, Texas
Rebelle – New York, New York
Renata – Portland, Oregon
Republic – Detroit, Michigan
Restaurant 213 – Fruitland, Maryland
Sac-a-Lait – New Orleans, Louisiana
Saffron Restaurant & Lounge – Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Salty Sow – Austin, Texas
Santa Monica Yacht Club SMYC – Santa Monica, California
Sarma – Somerville, Massachusetts
Senti – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Shaya – New Orleans, Louisiana
ShinBay – Scottsdale, Arizona
Soto – Cedar Park, Texas
Spoon and Stable – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Spur Gastropub – Seattle, Washington
Square Root – New Orleans, Louisiana
Tallulah’s – Seattle, Washington
TETE Charcuterie – Chicago, Illinois
Toutant – Buffalo, New York
Townsman – Boston, Massachusetts
The Trattoria – Saint James, New York
Tray Kitchen – Seattle, Washington
Uchi – Austin, Texas
Uchi – Dallas, Texas
Uptown Billiards Club – Portland, Oregon
Valette – Healdsburg, California
Vedge – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Veritas Tavern – Delaware, Ohio
Vinateria – New York, New York
Will BYOB – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Woods Hill Table – Concord, Massachusetts
ZZest Market & Café – Rochester, Minnesota

Diners can also read more about the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America by visiting the OpenTable blog.