Just in time for Mother’s Day, OpenTable, a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, is pleased to announce the 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of nearly 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Winning restaurants hail from 23 states and Washington, D.C. Restaurants in the Northeast and Pacific regions each account for 27 places on the list, including 24 in California and 23 in New York. The Southeast boasts 12 wins, with restaurants in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina earning nods. The Mid-Atlantic region claims 18 spots, with seven wins in Washington, D.C., and six in Pennsylvania. Seven Great Lakes restaurants are among the honorees, with standouts in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Minnesota. Six Southwest restaurants are winners, five of which are in Texas. The Rocky Mountain and Central Plains regions are also represented with 2 and 1 wins, respectively.
“The best brunches in the nation are being served at restaurants that have the ability to turn this meal into a celebration of the most leisurely days of the week,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable’s Chief Dining Officer. “Offering terrific twists on the dishes diners of all ages crave, this year’s honorees have mastered the art of making brunch fun for everyone.”
The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch is generated from nearly 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “great for brunch” was selected as a special feature.
Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/bestbrunch.
2012 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch in the U.S.
56th Fighter Group – East Farmingdale, New York
94th Aero Squadron – Miami, Florida
94th Aero Squadron – San Diego, California
94th Aero Squadron – Van Nuys, California
100th Bomb Group – Cleveland, Ohio
Allgauer’s – Lisle, Illinois
Ana Beall’s Tea Room – Westfield, New Jersey
B Matthews Eatery – Savannah, Georgia
Back Bay Bistro – Newport Beach, California
Bananas Modern American Diner – Orlando, Florida
Bedford Post-The Barn – Bedford, New York
Belga Cafe – Washington, D.C.
Big Jones – Chicago, Illinois
Biltmore Brunch – Coral Gables, Florida
The Bistro at Childress Vineyards – Lexington, North Carolina
Bixby’s – St. Louis, Missouri
BLD – Los Angeles, California
Brady’s Landing – Houston, Texas
Broadway Cellars – Chicago, Illinois
Brockton Villa – La Jolla, California
Buttons Food and Music – Fort Worth, Texas
Cafe Fleuri – Boston, Massachusetts
Cafe Modern – Fort Worth, Texas
Cafe Monte – Charlotte, North Carolina
Capitol Garage – Sacramento, California
Castaway – Burbank, California
Chez Zee – Austin, Texas
Cookshop – New York, New York
Cooperage Inn Restaurant – Baiting Hollow, New York
Cupping Room Cafe – New York, New York
Deerfield – Newark, Delaware
The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa – Snoqualmie, Washington
Einstein’s – Atlanta, Georgia
Ellyngton’s at the Brown Palace – Denver, Colorado
Essex – New York, New York
FARMiCiA – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fearrington Granary – Pittsboro, North Carolina
Five Points – New York, New York
Friend of a Farmer – New York, New York
The Front Page – Washington, D.C.
Garden Court – San Francisco, California
Generations Restaurant – Media, Pennsylvania
Gertrude’s – Baltimore, Maryland
Grand Concourse – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Henry’s Restaurant – New York, New York
HS Lordships – Berkeley, California
Humphreys Restaurant – San Diego, California
Hundred Acres – New York, New York
Ironside – San Francisco, California
Jane – New York, New York
Kelties Restaurant and Catering – Westfield, Indiana
La Note Restaurant Provencal – Berkeley, California
Lake Elmo Inn – Lake Elmo, Minnesota
L’Enfant Cafe & Bar – Washington, D.C.
Level One – Washington, D.C.
Lucile’s – Fort Worth, Texas
LuLu’s – Richmond, Virginia
Luminarias – Monterey Park, California
Madhatter – Washington, D.C.
Magic Flute – San Francisco, California
Masa – Boston, Massachusetts
Mountain View Restaurant at Cheyenne Mountain Resort – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mrs. K’s Toll House – Silver Spring, Maryland
Museum Cafe – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien – New York, New York
North End Cafe – Louisville, Kentucky
Odyssey – Granada Hills, California
Paradou – New York, New York
Parks Edge – Atlanta, Georgia
Parrot Cage-Washburne Culinary Institute – Chicago, Illinois
Pastis – New York, New York
Peacock Alley – New York, New York
Peacock Cafe – Washington, D.C.
Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii
Poco – New York, New York
Pond House Cafe – West Hartford, Connecticut
Proud Bird – Los Angeles, California
Queen Mary Champagne Sunday Brunch – Los Angeles, California
R Gang Eatery – San Diego, California
The Reef – Long Beach, California
Rosebud – Atlanta, Georgia
The Roycroft Inn – East Aurora, New York
Salty’s on Alki – Seattle, Washington
Sanfords Restaurant – Astoria, New York
Sarabeth’s Central Park South – New York, New York
Sarabeth’s East – New York, New York
Sarabeth’s TriBeCa – New York, New York
Sarabeth’s West – New York, New York
Shanghai Red’s – Marina Del Rey, California
The Smith-East Village – New York, New York
South End Buttery – Boston, Massachusetts
Styer’s Garden Cafe – Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
Sundy House – Delray Beach, Florida
Tap Room-Hotel Bethlehem – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
TART Restaurant @ Farmer’s Daughter Hotel – Los Angeles, California
Ted’s Bulletin – Washington, D.C.
Tom Hams Lighthouse – San Diego, California
Top of the Mark – San Francisco, California
Town’s End Restaurant – San Francisco, California
Valley Green Inn – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the top restaurants for brunch in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter’s “Dining Check” blog.