Top 100 American Fare Restaurants

Top 100 American Fare Restaurants

Just in time for the holiday dining season, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, has announced the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

With a strong showing from restaurants in America’s heartland, the winners are scattered throughout 29 states and Washington, D.C., and include Bluestem in Kansas City, Lola-A Michael Symon Restaurant in Cleveland, and Senza in Chicago. Ohio and Texas take top honors with eight winners apiece, followed by South Carolina with seven.  California, Colorado, New Jersey, and New York each boast six winning restaurants. Maryland and Pennsylvania both claim five winners apiece, while Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia each have four honorees. Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, and Kentucky all have three winning eateries; and Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Utah have two. Hawaii, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon are also represented.

“Drawing on inspiration from all corners of our diverse culture and rich agricultural heritage, the honorees have proven that our nation’s cuisine has truly come of age,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “A dining experience at any of these winning restaurants will make you feel like you’re home for the holidays – even if you’re not.”

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the U.S. are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between November 1, 2012, and October 31, 2013. 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 “American cuisine” was selected as a special feature.

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

2013 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the U.S.

A Toute Heure – Cranford, New Jersey
Americano – Bratenahl, Ohio
Annie Gunn’s – Chesterfield, Missouri
Annisa – New York, New York
The Artichoke Restaurant & Bar – Langley, Oklahoma
Artisanal Restaurant – Banner Elk, North Carolina
Aspen Grille – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Bartlett Pear Inn – Easton, Maryland
Baxter’s Lakeside Grille – Lake Ozark, Missouri
Bistro Vis À Vis – Greenbrae/Larkspur, California
Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York
The Blue Ox – Lynn, Massachusetts
Bluestem – Kansas City, Missouri
BOCA – Cincinnati, Ohio
Bouquet Restaurant and Wine Bar – Covington, Kentucky
Café Mahjaic-Lotus Inn – Lotus, California
Café Matisse – Rutherford, New Jersey
Canoe – Atlanta, Georgia
Castagna – Portland, Oregon
The Cellars – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Charleston – Baltimore, Maryland
Charleston Grill – Charleston, South Carolina
Chef’s Table at the Edgewater – Winter Garden, Florida
The Classic Café – Roanoke, Texas
Coldwater Café & Catering – Tipp City, Ohio
Colicchio & Sons-Main Dining Room – New York, New York
Communal – Provo, Utah
Courtright’s – Willow Springs, Illinois
Cuvee Bistro – Destin, Florida
DANTE – Tremont, Ohio
Eleven Madison Park – New York, New York
Ellerbe Fine Foods – Fort Worth, Texas
Elliott’s on Linden – Pinehurst, North Carolina
Fearing’s – Dallas, Texas
FIG — Charleston, South Carolina
fire food and drink – Cleveland, Ohio
Flagstaff House – Boulder, Colorado
The Flatiron Café – Omaha, Nebraska
Flight Restaurant & Wine Bar – Memphis, Tennessee
The French Laundry – Yountville, California
Grace – Fort Worth, Texas
Gramercy Tavern – New York, New York
Grove – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Harper’s Table – Suffolk, Virginia
Herons – Cary, North Carolina
joan’s in the Park – Saint Paul, Minnesota
John Bentley’s – Redwood City, California
Jonathan at Gratz Park – Lexington, Kentucky
K Restaurant – Orlando, Florida
Lahaina Grill – Lahaina, Hawaii
Lake Terrace-The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Lilac – Billings, Montana
LJ’s & The Kat Lounge – Hagerstown, Maryland
Local Seasonal Kitchen – Ramsey, New Jersey
Lola-A Michael Symon Restaurant – Cleveland, Ohio
Masraff’s – Houston, Texas
Mica – Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
The Mill at 2T – Tariffville, Connecticut
Millwright’s – Simsbury, Connecticut
Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails – Alpharetta, Georgia
Mokomandy – Sterling, Virginia
Nana’s Restaurant – Durham, North Carolina
Niche – Clayton, Missouri
Ocean 235 -Easton, Pennsylvania
Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio
The Parson’s Table – Little River, South Carolina
Paseo Grill – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Patti’s 1880’s Settlement – Grand Rivers, Kentucky
Peli Peli – Houston, Texas
Peninsula Grill – Charleston, South Carolina
Per Se – New York, New York
Peter Shields Inn – Cape May, New Jersey
Pizzeria Seven Twelve – Orem, Utah
The Prime Rib – Baltimore, Maryland
Pura Vida by Brandt – Cleveland, Ohio
Ranch House Restaurant at Devil’s Thumb Ranch – Tabernash, Colorado
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm – Lovettsville, Virginia
Root Down – Denver, Colorado
The Root Restaurant & Bar – White Lake, Michigan
Saddle Peak Lodge – Calabasas, California
The Schoolhouse at Cannondale – Wilton, Connecticut
Seasons Restaurant-Four Seasons – Washington, D.C.
Senza – Chicago, Illinois
The Settlers Inn – Hawley, Pennsylvania
Sides Hardware and Shoes-A Brothers Restaurant – Los Olivos, California
Silo Elevated Cuisine-1604 – San Antonio, Texas
Silo Elevated Cuisine-Alamo Heights – San Antonio, Texas
Ski Tip Lodge – Keystone, Colorado
Splendido – Beaver Creek, Colorado
St. Johns’ Restaurant – Chattanooga, Tennessee
Story – Prairie Village, Kansas
Sullivan’s Metropolitan Grill – Anderson, South Carolina
Talula’s Garden – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tristan – Charleston, South Carolina
Vernick Food & Drink – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Vie – Western Springs, Illinois
VOLT – Frederick, Maryland
Washington Inn – Cape May, New Jersey
Whispers – Spring Lake, New Jersey
White Barn Inn – Kennebunk, Maine

Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top American Fare Restaurants in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable “Dining Check” blog.