Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants

With summer right around the corner, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), 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 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in the United States.  These awards reflect the combined opinions of nearly 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.California’s great outdoors is clearly great for dining, with 36 winning restaurants in the state, including 11 in the Los Angeles area, eight each in Palm Desert-Palm Springs and San Diego, and five in the Bay Area. Florida restaurants claimed 30 spots on the list, with an impressive 17 in the Miami area and nine wins in the city of Naples alone. The Aloha State of Hawaii is home to 16 winning restaurants, nine of which are on the island of Maui. Arizona and New York boast four wins apiece, followed by three in Texas, and two in both Louisiana and Virginia. Other states represented include Colorado, Illinois, and Nevada.

“Dining al fresco makes a meal feel more special – and more social,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable’s Chief Dining Officer. “Whether you’re enjoying a table with a view, terrific weather, or engaging in a bit of people watching, outdoor dining is an event in and of itself.  And, the fabulous food at these winning restaurants complements the entire experience, making these tables some of the most coveted reservations.”

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Best 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining is generated from nearly 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2011 and April 30, 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 “outdoor dining” was selected as a special feature.

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

2012 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Best 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S.

A Fish Called Avalon – Miami Beach, Florida
Adobe Grill @ La Quinta Resort – La Quinta, California
Alexander’s – Naples, Florida
BALEENnaples – Naples, Florida
Barbatella – Naples, Florida
Beachcomber Cafe-Crystal Cove – Newport Coast, California
Bimini Boatyard – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Blue Agave Club – Pleasanton, California
Blue Coyote Bar & Grill – Palm Springs, California
Blue Dragon Restaurant – Kamuela, Hawaii
Blue Moon Fish Co. – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Bridge House Tavern – Chicago, Illinois
Brockton Villa – San Diego, California
Brown’s Beach House-The Fairmont Orchid – Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Cafe Amelie – New Orleans, Louisiana
Cafe Luna – Naples, Florida
Cafe Malaga – McKinney, Texas
Cafe Pinot – Los Angeles, California
Cafe Sambal-Mandarin Oriental Miami – Miami, Florida
Cafe Santorini – Los Angeles, California
Caffe Riace – Palo Alto, California
Campiello – Naples, Florida
Capische – Wailea, Hawaii
Chart House Restaurant  – Miami, Florida
Chautauqua Dining Hall – Boulder, Colorado
Dada – Delray Beach, Florida
Deck 84 – Delray Beach, Florida
Duke’s Beach House – Lahaina, Hawaii
Edendale – Hollywood, California
El Chorro – Paradise Valley, Arizona
Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante – Wailea, Hawaii
Five Palms Beach Grill – Kihei, Hawaii
Gannon’s – Wailea, Hawaii
Gaylord’s at Kilohana – Lihue, Hawaii
Geoffrey’s Restaurant – Malibu, California
George’s Ocean Terrace – La Jolla, California
GG’s Waterfront Bar & Grill – Hollywood, Florida
Gigino at Wagner Park – New York, New York
Handsome Harry’s Third Street Bistro – Naples, Florida
Hau Tree Lanai – Honolulu, Hawaii
The House at Secret Garden – Phoenix, Arizona
House of Tricks – Tempe, Arizona
Hula Grill-Kaanapali – Maui – Hawaii
Jackalope Ranch – Palm Springs, California
Jake’s – Palm Springs, California
Japengo – Lahaina, Hawaii
JB’s On the Beach – Miami, Florida
JRDN Restaurant – San Diego, California
Katsuya-Glendale-SBE – Los Angeles, California
La Bottega – New York, New York
Latitudes – Key West, Florida
Lavendar Bistro – La Quinta, California
Lon’s at The Hermosa – Paradise Valley, Arizona
Marche Bacchus – Las Vegas, Nevada
Martinique Bistro – New Orleans, Louisiana
Max’s Grille – Boca Raton, Florida
Metro Lafayette – Lafayette, California
Milagros – Redwood City, California
MiraMare – Naples, Florida
Nick’s Fishmarket – Wailea, Hawaii
Nine One Five – Key West, Florida
Novo Restaurant – San Luis Obispo, California
Oceans 234 – Deerfield Beach, Florida
Olive and June – Austin, Texas
Ophelia’s on the Bay – Sarasota, Florida
Ovations at Wolf Trap – Vienna, Virginia
Paradise Cove Beach Cafe – Los Angeles, California
Perch LA – Los Angeles, California
Pier 23 Cafe – San Francisco, California
Pier 45 – Rochester, New York
Plantation Gardens – Koloa, Hawaii
Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii
Portico Restaurant – Richmond, Virginia
Poseidon – Del Mar, California
Purple Palm Restaurant – Palm Springs, California
Red Fish Grill – Miami, Florida
Renato’s – Miami, Florida
The Restaurant at Ponte – Temecula, California
RESTAURANT at Sunset Marquis – West Hollywood, California
Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar – Boca Raton, Florida
Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai – Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Sapphire Laguna – Laguna Beach, California
Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado – Coronado, California
Sonoma Wine Garden – Santa Monica, California
Spencer’s Restaurant – Palm Springs, California
Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort – Laguna Beach, California
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, California
Sundowners on The Bay – Key Largo, Florida
Sundy House – Delray Beach, Florida
Sunset Cove – Tarrytown, New York
Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar – Naples, Florida
Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar – Palm Desert, California
Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar – Kihei, Hawaii
Trio On The Bay – North Bay Village, Florida
The Turtle Club – Naples, Florida
Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant – San Diego, California
Vic and Angelo’s – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Villa Sorriso – Pasadena, California
Wilshire – Santa Monica, California
Woodshed Smokehouse – Fort Worth, Texas

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

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