OpenTable Diners Pick Top Outdoor Dining Spots

OpenTable Diners Pick Top Outdoor Dining SpotsJust in time for the summer travel season, OpenTable, Inc., a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, today announced the 50 winners of its Diners’ Choice Awards for Best Outdoor Dining   in the United States.  The list of winners is derived from more than seven million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The Gulf Coast city of Naples, Florida, home to pristine white-sand beaches, is also home to the nation’s best spots for outdoor dining, taking six places on the list.  Eleven additional restaurants throughout the state of Florida were also winners. Eighteen winners hail from California and are scattered throughout The Golden State, from San Francisco to San Diego. Hawaii, America’s own tropical paradise, boasts eight winners, half of which are on the island of Maui. Arizona trails with three honorees, followed by New York with two, and Colorado, Las Vegas, and Texas each earned a single nod.

“Clearly, the cornerstone of great outdoor dining is a great location, but, really, there’s much more to it than that.  The winning restaurants on this list have put great effort into creating an ambiance that maximizes their surroundings while also crafting a menu that will wow foodies,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable’s Chief Dining Officer.  “These restaurants have shown diners that they don’t have to choose between one or the other.  They can have it all – al fresco dining and amazing eats.”

Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between May 2010 and April 2011, the following 50 restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, received the highest scores from OpenTable diners.

22 North – Lihue, Hawaii
A Fish Called Avalon – Miami Beach, Florida
BALEENnaples – Naples, Florida
Beachcomber Cafe-Crystal Cove – Newport Coast, California
Blue Agave Club – Pleasanton, California
Blue Moon Fish Co. – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Brown’s Beach House-The Fairmont Orchid – Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Cafe Blue – Volente, Texas
Caffe Riace – Palo Alto, California
Campiello – Naples, Florida
Capische – Wailea, Hawaii
Chautauqua Dining Hall – Boulder, Colorado
Circa59 at Riviera Palm Springs – Palm Springs, California
Cliff’s Edge – Los Angeles, California
Crazy About You – Miami, Florida
Duke’s Beach House Maui – Lahaina, Hawaii
El Chorro Lodge – Paradise Alley, Arizona
Fuego-Maya Hotel – Long Beach, California
Geoffrey’s Restaurant – Malibu, California
George’s Ocean Terrace – La Jolla, California
Gigino at Wagner Park – New York, New York
Handsome Harry’s Third Street Bistro – Naples, Florida
Hau Tree Lanai – Honolulu, Hawaii
House of Tricks – Tempe, Arizona
Hula Grill-Kaanapali – Lahaina, Hawaii
La Bottega – New York, New York
Latitudes – Key West, Florida
Lon’s at The Hermosa – Paradise Valley, Arizona
Marche Bacchus – Las Vegas, Nevada
Max’s Grille – Boca Raton, Florida
MiraMare – Naples, Florida
Nick’s Fishmarket Maui – Wailea, Hawaii
Nine One Five – Key West, Florida
Novo Restaurant – San Luis Obispo, California
Oceans 234 – Deerfield Beach, Florida
Plantation Gardens – Koloa, Hawaii
Poseidon – Del Mar, California
Red Fish Grill – Miami, Florida
The Restaurant at Ponte – Temecula, California
Sapphire Laguna – Laguna Beach, California
Sonoma Wine Garden – Santa Monica, California
Spencer’s Restaurant – Palm Springs, California
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Garden – Escondido, California
TART Restaurant @ Farmer’s Daughter Hotel – Los Angeles, California
Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant and Bar – Naples, Florida
Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant and Bar – Palm Desert, California
The Turtle Club – Naples, Florida
Vic and Angelo’s – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Wilshire – Santa Monica, California
Wish – Miami Beach, Florida

OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 20,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 200 million diners around the world.  The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. OpenTable also owns and operates, a leading restaurant reservation site in the United Kingdom.