OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Late Night Dining Restaurants

As hot summer days stretch into cool summer nights, 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 the Top 100 Late Night Dining Restaurants in the United States.  These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The list of winners, which includes celebrity-magnet The Darby in New York, Top Chef winner Ilan Hall’s The Gorbals in Los Angeles, and the critically acclaimed nopa in San Francisco, covers 24 states and Washington, D.C.  California, New York, and Georgia have the greatest number of winning restaurants, with 16, 12, and 11, respectively.  Nevada counts 8 winners, followed by Florida with six, and North Carolina and Washington, D.C. with five each.  Illinois and Texas boast four winners apiece, with Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, and Tennessee with three each.  Hawaii, Oregon, and Pennsylvania have two winners each. Other states represented include Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, and South Carolina.  American cuisine easily proved the most popular late-night pick, with more than 30 winners serving homegrown fare.

“The top late-night dining restaurants are a hit with foodies, fun seekers, and industry insiders,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable’s Chief Dining Officer. “From hot culinary creations, cool cocktail programs, and soundtracks to match, these winning restaurants have high-energy atmospheres that will make any diner want to stay up past bedtime.”

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Late Night Dining Restaurants is generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between August 1, 2011 and July 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 “late night find” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Late Night Dining Restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at

2012 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Late Night Dining Restaurants in the U.S.

28 Degrees – Boston, Massachusetts
77 South – Leawood, Kansas
Adelphia Restaurant – Deptford, New Jersey
Ajna Bar – New York, New York
Azucar Cuban Cuisine & Cigars – Jersey City, New Jersey
B.B. King’s Blues Club – Nashville, Tennessee
B.B. King’s Blues Club – Las Vegas, Nevada
B.B. King’s Blues Club – Memphis, Tennessee
B.B. King’s Blues Club – Orlando, Florida
B.B. King’s Blues Club – West Palm Beach, Florida
Bambino Bar & Kitchen – Buffalo, New York
Bananas Modern American Diner – Orlando, Florida
Bar Cento – Cleveland, Ohio
Beauty and Essex – New York, New York
Birraporetti’s – Houston, Texas
Biscuits & Blues – San Francisco, California
Bistro Francais – Washington, D.C.
Bradstreet Craftshouse Restaurant – Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Brown Street Club – Greenville, South Carolina
Buttons Food and Music – Addison, Texas
Buttons Food and Music – Fort Worth, Texas
Café Circa – Atlanta, Georgia
Casa di Amore – Las Vegas, Nevada
Cavo – Astoria, New York
Chambers Eat + Drink – San Francisco, California
Chapter One: the modern local – Santa Ana, California
Chino Latino – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro – Atlanta, Georgia
Crossroads at House of Blues – Houston, Texas
The Darby – New York, New York
Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen – Boston, Massachusetts
Departure Restaurant and Lounge – Portland, Oregon
Dick’s Last Resort – Chicago, Illinois
do Restaurant at the View – Atlanta, Georgia
Draft – Raleigh, North Carolina
The Drawing Room – Chicago, Illinois
Eclipse di Luna – Atlanta, Georgia
Eclipse di Luna-Park Place – Atlanta, Georgia
Eulogy Belgian Tavern – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
First Food & Bar – Las Vegas, Nevada
Fly Bar & Restaurant – Tampa, Florida
Frank Ski’s Restaurant & Lounge – Atlanta, Georgia
Fujimar (fka Lima) – Washington, D.C.
Gilt Club – Portland, Oregon
Globe – San Francisco, California
The Gorbals – Los Angeles, California
Green Russell – Denver, Colorado
Guantanamera – New York, New York
Gyu-Kaku – Honolulu, Hawaii
Gyu-Kaku – Pasadena, California
Gyu-Kaku – Torrance, California
H Street Country Club – Washington, D.C.
The Hamilton – Washington, D.C.
Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue – Claremont, California
Holsteins-The Cosmpolitan of Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada
The Jazz Kitchen – Indianapolis, Indiana
Latin Quarter at Universal CityWalk – Orlando, Florida
Loca Luna – Atlanta, Georgia
Lola – St. Louis, Missouri
Lucky’s Lounge – Boston, Massachusetts
Mez – Charlotte, North Carolina
MPD Restaurant – New York, New York
MUA – Oakland, California
Mulberry Project – New York, New York
Nacional 27 – Chicago, Illinois
Negril Village – New York, New York
The Nest – Indian Wells, California
Nine Fine Irishmen-New York New York – Las Vegas, Nevada
nopa – San Francisco, California
Oola – San Francisco, California
Osso Restaurant & Lounge – Charlotte, North Carolina
Patria Restaurant and Mixology Lounge – Rahway, New Jersey
Perch LA – Los Angeles, California
POP Champagne & Dessert Bar – Pasadena, California
Restaurant Aura – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Rooftop 120 – Glastonbury, Connecticut
Rum Bar – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sanctuaria – St. Louis, Missouri
SAX restaurant & lounge – Washington, D.C.
Scene Restaurant & Lounge – Huntsville, Alabama
Shokudo – Honolulu, Hawaii
Shout – Atlanta, Georgia
Smoke Jazz and Supper Club – New York, New York
SOB’s – Sounds of Brazil – New York, New York
Soco – Brooklyn, New York
Solas – Raleigh, North Carolina
Starlite – San Diego, California
Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro – Asheville, North Carolina
Strip – Atlanta, Georgia
Sub Zero Vodka Bar – St. Louis, Missouri
Sugar Factory – Las Vegas, Nevada
Suzy Wong’s House of Yum – Nashville, Tennessee
Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint – Atlanta, Georgia
Tao Restaurant and Nightclub – Las Vegas, Nevada
Taverna Opa – Orlando, Florida
Three Aces – Chicago, Illinois
Todd English P.U.B. – Las Vegas, Nevada
Tsunami – San Francisco, California
Twist – Atlanta, Georgia
World Café Live at The Queen – Wilmington, Delaware

Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Late Night Dining restaurants in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter’s “Dining Check” blog.