Top 100 Best Restaurants for Service



Top 100 Best Restaurants for Service

In honor of the art of excellence in restaurant hospitality, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, has announced the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants for Service in the United States and highlight the Top 10 honorees for hospitality.  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 Top 10 Best Restaurants for Service in the U.S., in rank order, include:

1.  Kai – Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort – Chandler, Arizona
2.  The French Laundry – Yountville, California
3.  NAOE – Miami, Florida
4.  ON20 – Hartford, Connecticut
5.  Vetri – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6.  Saison – San Francisco, California
7.  The Kitchen Restaurant – Sacramento, California
8.  Addison at The Grand Del Mar – San Diego, California
9.  The Painted Lady – Newberg, Oregon
10.  Palace Arms at the Brown Palace – Denver, Colorado

“Providing high-caliber hospitality to diners is both a calling and a craft,” said OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter . “From owners and executive chefs to servers and line cooks, the passionate professionals at these restaurants are creating carefully orchestrated, personalized dining experiences that appear effortless yet make guests feel appreciated and indulged all at once.”

The complete list of winners, which includes Eleven Madison Park in New York City, goosefoot in Chicago, and La Belle Vie in Minneapolis, spans 28 states, including Alaska and Hawaii.  California restaurants earned 14 spots on the list, followed by New York with 10 winners and Florida and North Carolina with eight apiece. South Carolina and Virginia each boast six winning restaurants, trailed by Illinois with five and Pennsylvania with four. Arizona, Georgia, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington all have three honorees, while Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Oregon, and Utah have two each. Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nevada restaurants are also included.

Restaurants serving American regional fare accounted for more than half the winners on the list of 100. French cuisine was also well represented. Other popular cuisines included Italian, European/continental, and Japanese.

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Restaurants with the Best Service in the U.S. are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between February 1, 2012 and January 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 highest average rating in the service category.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Best Restaurants for Service in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners.  The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/bestservice.

2013 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Restaurants with the Best Service in the U.S.

Acquerello – San Francisco, California
Addison at The Grand Del Mar – San Diego, California
Alexander’s – Roanoke, Virginia
Arabellas Italian Ristorante – Winter Haven, Florida
Artisanal Restaurant – Banner Elk, North Carolina
The Ashby Inn – Paris, Virginia
Atera – New York, New York
Aubergine at L’Auberge – Carmel, California
Bald Headed Bistro – Cleveland, Tennessee
Bibou – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Binkley’s Restaurant – Cave Creek, Arizona
Bistro L’Hermitage – Woodbridge, Virginia
Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York
Boca – Cincinnati, Ohio
Bones – Atlanta, Georgia
Boulevard Bistro – Elk Grove, California
BV Tuscany Italian Restaurant – Teaneck, New Jersey
Cafe Baci – Sarasota, Florida
Cafe Juanita – Kirkland, Washington
Cafe Renaissance – Vienna, Virginia
Canlis – Seattle, Washington
Caviar Russe – New York, New York
The Cellar Restaurant – Daytona Beach, Florida
Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse – Downers Grove, Illinois
Charleston – Baltimore, Maryland
Charleston Grill – Charleston, South Carolina
Chef Mavro – Honolulu, Hawaii
Chez Francois – Vermilion, Ohio
Chez Nous French Restaurant – Humble, Texas
Commis – Oakland, California
The Copper Door – Hayesville, North Carolina
Cottage Place Restaurant – Flagstaff, Arizona
Daniel-Lounge Seating – New York, New York
The Dining Room-Biltmore Estate – Asheville, North Carolina
Eleven Madison Park – New York, New York
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant – Forestville, California
Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina
The French Laundry – Yountville, California
The French Room – Dallas, Texas
Genoa Restaurant – Portland, Oregon
goosefoot – Chicago, Illinois
The Grill-The Ritz Carlton – Naples, Florida
Hamptons – Sumter, South Carolina
Hannas Prime Steak – Rancho Santa Margarita, California
The Hobbit – Orange, California
The Inn at Turkey Hill – Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Jens’ Restaurant – Anchorage, Alaska
JUNGSIK – New York, New York
Kai – Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort – Chandler, Arizona
The Kitchen Restaurant – Sacramento, California
L20 – Chicago, Illinois
La Belle Vie – Minneapolis, Minnesota
La Grenouille – New York, New York
La Mer at Halekulani – Honolulu, Hawaii
L’Auberge Chez Francois – Great Falls, Virginia
Le Bernardin – New York, New York
The Left Bank-The Sanderling Resort – Duck, North Carolina
The Library Restaurant – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
LJ’s & The Kat Lounge – Hagerstown, Maryland
Manresa – Los Gatos, California
The Melting Pot – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The Melting Pot – Savannah, Georgia
Menton – Boston, Massachusetts
Mille Fleurs – Rancho Santa Fe, California
n/naka – Los Angeles, California
NAOE – Miami, Florida
New York Prime – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Nicholas – Red Bank, New Jersey
Norman’s at the Ritz-Carlton – Orlando, Florida
o ya – Boston, Massachusetts
ON20 – Hartford, Connecticut
Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio
The Painted Lady – Newberg, Oregon
Palace Arms at the Brown Palace – Denver, Colorado
Peninsula Grill – Charleston, South Carolina
Per Se – New York, New York
Restaurant Iris – Memphis, Tennessee
Restaurant Lorena’s – Maplewood, New Jersey
Rover’s – Seattle, Washington
Rudy & Paco’s Restaurant & Bar – Galveston, Texas
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Lake Mary, Florida
Ruth’s Chris Steak House-Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs – Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Ryan’s Restaurant – Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Saint Jacques French Cuisine – Raleigh, North Carolina
Saison – San Francisco, California
Salt, The Grill-Ritz-Carlton – Amelia Island , Florida
Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern – Raleigh, North Carolina
Senza – Chicago, Illinois
St. John’s Restaurant – Chattanooga, Tennessee
Sterling’s Seafood Steakhouse at Silver Legacy Resort Casino – Reno, Nevada
Terrapin Restaurant – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Tony’s – St. Louis, Missouri
The Tree Room – Sundance, Utah
TRU – Chicago, Illinois
Vetri – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
White Barn Inn – Kennebunk, Maine
Woodfire Grill – Atlanta, Georgia
Yono’s Restaurant – Albany, New York

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