50 Best Brunches in the U.S. Chosen by OpenTable Diners

OpenTable has announced the 50 winners of its Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top Restaurants for Brunch 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.

In a nod to its reputation as home to the beloved bagel and a schmear, New York City captured 11 spots on the Best Brunch list, earning the greatest number of winners over any other city. California was also a big winner, taking 21 spots in 14 cities including Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. Other honorees are scattered throughout the continental United States, including Austin, Texas; Arlington, Virginia; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Louisville, Kentucky; and Pittsboro, North Carolina.

“The difference between a good brunch and a great brunch lies beyond serving delicious dishes and a terrific Bloody Mary,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable’s Chief Dining Officer. “It’s about creating the right atmosphere for all kinds of diners, from a bunch of friends catching up over crepes and cocktails to informal daytime family gatherings that are as adult-friendly as they are kid-friendly. And, the Best Brunch Diners’ Choice winners have proven that they have the perfect recipe for a standout brunch.”

Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between April 2010 and March 2011, the following 50 restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, received the highest scores from OpenTable diners. For more information about this list, please visit http://www.opentable.com/bestbrunch.

94th Aero Squadron – San Diego – San Diego, California
94th Aero Squadron-Van Nuys – Van Nuys, California
Allgauer’s – Lisle, Illinois
Back Bay Bistro – Newport Beach, California
Bananas Modern American Diner – Orlando, Florida
Beacon Bar and Grill – Washington, D.C.
Bedford Post – The Barn – Bedford, New York
Big Jones – Chicago, Illinois
Café Fleuri – Boston, Massachusetts
Capitol Garage – Sacramento, California
Chez Zee – Austin, Texas
Cupping Room Café – New York, New York
Einstein’s – Atlanta, Georgia
Elements Café – Pasadena, California
Ellyngton’s at the Brown Palace – Denver, Colorado
Essex – New York, New York
The Farm of Beverly Hills – Beverly Hills, California
Fearrington Granary – Pittsboro, North Carolina
Five Points – New York, New York
Friend of a Farmer – New York, New York
The Front Page – Arlington, Virginia
Garden Court – San Francisco, California
Hell’s Kitchen Minneapolis – Minneapolis, Minnesota
HS Lordships – Berkeley, California
Humphrey’s Restaurant – San Diego, California
Hundred Acres – New York, New York
i. Cugini – Santa Monica, California
Jane – New York, New York
La Note Restaurant Provencal – Berkeley, California
Lime – San Francisco, California
Luminarias – Monterey Park, California
Magic Flute – San Francisco, California
Museum Café – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien – New York, New York
North End Café – Louisville, Kentucky
Odyssey – Granada Hills, California
Parks Edge – Atlanta, Georgia
Poco – New York, New York
Queen Mary Champagne Sunday Brunch – Long Beach, California
Sarabeth’s Central Park South – New York, New York
Sarabeth’s West – New York, New York
Shanghai Red’s – Marina Del Rey, California
Simon @ Palms Place – Las Vegas, Nevada
The Smith – New York, New York
Sundy House – Delray Beach, Florida
TART Restaurant – Los Angeles, California
Ted’s Bulletin – Washington, D.C.
Top of the Mark – San Francisco, California
Town’s End Restaurant – San Francisco, California
Triptych – San Francisco, California

Diners can also find additional information on the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Best Restaurants for Brunch in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable “Dining Check” blog at http://blog.opentable.com.

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 toptable.com, a leading restaurant reservation site in the United Kingdom.