As restaurants around the nation prepare for a delicious weekend of Mother’s Day dining, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, has announced the 2014 Diners’ Choice Awards winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants for Brunch in America. 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.
Highlighting restaurants serving inspired twists on brunch classics, the complete list includes award winners in 28 states and Washington, D.C., such as Chicken and the Egg in Marietta, Georgia, Hundred Acres in New York City, and South End Buttery in Boston. California claims the greatest number of winning restaurants with 12, followed by New York with 10, and Washington, D.C., with eight. Florida and Texas have seven each, while Illinois has six and Pennsylvania has five. Colorado, Georgia, and North Carolina boast four winners apiece, while Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Virginia, and Washington have three. Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and New Jersey each have two honorees. Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin are also represented. The majority of best brunch restaurants specialize in American cuisine, but several international fares are popular, including Belgian, French, Latin and Mediterranean.
“This year’s winning restaurants have recognized that brunch has become a national pastime for diners across America,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “With delightful, handcrafted cocktails and fresh and flavorful dishes that range from comfortingly familiar to deliciously adventurous, the best brunch restaurants have created the ideal meal at which to celebrate the weekend, as well as special occasions.”
The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants for Brunch in America are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. All restaurants with a minimum 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 “brunch” category along with a minimum “overall” rating.
Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Brunch Restaurants in America according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/best-brunch-restaurants-in-america/.
2014 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Restaurants for Brunch in America
606 R&D – Brooklyn, New York
94th Aero Squadron – Miami, Florida
94th Aero Squadron – San Diego, California
Allgauer’s – Lisle, Illinois
Amelia’s Bistro – Jersey City, New Jersey
Archetype (fka French Blue) – St. Helena, California
Atchafalaya Restaurant – New Orleans, Louisiana
Beau Monde – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Belga Café – Washington, D.C.
Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort-The Biltmore Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara, California
Big Jones – Chicago, Illinois
Biltmore Brunch – Coral Gables, Florida
Bixby’s – St. Louis, Missouri
Bonnie Ruth’s Café et Patisserie – Frisco, Texas
Broadway Cellars – Chicago, Illinois
Brockton Villa – La Jolla, California
The Café at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead – Atlanta, Georgia
Café Fleuri – Boston, Massachusetts
Café Modern – Fort Worth, Texas
Café Monte – Charlotte, North Carolina
Café Sebastienne – Kansas City, Missouri
Canyon Café at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort – Tucson, Arizona
Chez Zee – Austin, Texas
Chicken and the Egg – Marietta, Georgia
Circle Brunch-The Breakers – Palm Beach, Florida
The Classic Cup – Kansas City, Kansas
Cooperage Inn Restaurant – Baiting Hollow, New York
Corner Café – Atlanta, Georgia
Croc’s 19th Street Bistro – Virginia Beach, Virginia
The Crystal Room at Le Pavillon Hotel – New Orleans, Louisiana
Cupping Room Café – New York, New York
Datz – Tampa, Florida
Deerfield – Newark, Delaware
Deerpark Restaurant – Asheville, North Carolina
The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa – Snoqualmie, Washington
East Bank Club-Maxwell’s at the Club – Chicago, Illinois
Ellyngton’s at the Brown Palace – Denver, Colorado
Envoy – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Founders Inn Swan Terrace Grill – Virginia Beach, Virginia
The Front Page – Washington, D.C.
Garden Court – San Francisco, California
Garden Terrace at The Inverness Hotel – Englewood, Colorado
Gertrude’s – Baltimore, Maryland
Grand Concourse – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Great Maple – San Diego, California
Greenhouse at the Jefferson Hotel – Washington, D.C.
The Hamilton Inn – Jersey City, New Jersey
Harding House – Nashville, Tennessee
Hilltop House Restaurant – Fayetteville, North Carolina
Hundred Acres – New York, New York
Jane – New York, New York
Kingsbury Street Café – Chicago, Illinois
Lake Elmo Inn – Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Lake Terrace-The Broadmoor – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level One – Washington, D.C.
M ST. Café -St. Paul, Minnesota
Macondo – New York, New York
Magic Flute – San Francisco, California
Mama Kim Eats – Sacramento, California
Max’s Wine Dive – Dallas, Texas
Max’s Wine Dive – Houston, Texas
Mountain View Restaurant at Cheyenne Mountain Resort – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mrs. K’s Toll House – Silver Spring, Maryland
Naupaka Terrace-JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa – Kapolei, Hawaii
Nellie’s Sports Bar – Washington, D.C.
Normandie Farm – Potomac, Maryland
Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien – New York, New York
Oasis Café – Salt Lake City, Utah
Olivia – Austin, Texas
Oxford Exchange – Tampa, Florida
Parrot Cage-Washburne Culinary Institute – Chicago, Illinois
Peacock Garden Café – Coconut Grove, Florida
Petite Chou – Carmel, Indiana
Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii
Pond House Café – West Hartford, Connecticut
Ports O Call – San Pedro, California
Queen Mary Champagne Sunday Brunch – Long Beach, California
Radish – San Francisco, California
Restaurant506 at The Sanford House – Arlington, Texas
Rosebud – Atlanta, Georgia
The Roycroft Inn – East Aurora, New York
Salty’s on Alki Beach – Seattle, Washington
Santorini – Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Seasons Restaurant – Washington, D.C.
Soco – Brooklyn, New York
South End Buttery – Boston, Massachusetts
Station – Brooklyn, New York
Styer’s Garden Café – Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
Sundy House – Delray Beach, Florida
Tap Room-Hotel Bethlehem - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Ted’s Bulletin – Washington, D.C.
Ted’s Bulletin-14th Street – Washington, D.C.
Tilikum Place Café – Seattle, Washington
Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge & Conference Center – Nebraska City, Nebraska
TJ’s at The Jefferson Hotel – Richmond, Virginia
Toast – Birmingham, Alabama
Top of the Mark – San Francisco, California
Valley Green Inn – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
V’s Italiano Ristorante – Independence, Missouri
Weathervane Restaurant – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Brunch Restaurants in America by visiting the OpenTable “Dining Check” blog.