Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants

Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants

As we look forward to warm summer days and balmy nights, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to announce the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the United States. 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.

Winning restaurants, which include Geoffrey’s Restaurant in Malibu, California, Latitudes in Key West, Florida, and Plumeria Beach House in Kahala, Hawaii, are located in 15 states and the nation’s capital. California restaurants swept close to half the spots on the list with 42 winning restaurants. The island state of Hawaii followed with 20 top outdoor dining restaurants, and Florida was not far behind with 16 honorees. Arizona restaurants claimed five spots on the list and New York took three spots. Missouri, Rhode Island, and Texas each have two winners. Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are also represented. American fare was extremely popular, as were seafood and regional cuisines, including Hawaiian and Californian.

“At the winning restaurants, al fresco dining is a true celebration of time and place,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “With the emphasis on fresh, local ingredients that complement the vibrant outdoor ambience at these eateries, diners feel as though they’ve got the best seat in the house to appreciate the season.”

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2012 and April 30, 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 “outdoor dining” was selected as a special feature.

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

2013 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for Top 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S.

Auberge du Soleil – Rutherford, California
Beach Tree at the Hualalai – Kaupulehu, Hawaii
Beachcomber Cafe – Crystal Cove – Newport Coast, California
Bella Vista at Four Seasons Resort – The Biltmore – Santa Barbara, California
Belmont Brewing Company – Long Beach, California
Blue Agave Club – Pleasanton, California
Blue Dragon Restaurant – Kamuela, Hawaii
Blue Moon Fish Co. – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Boat House Waterfront Dining – Tiverton, Rhode Island
Brockton Villa – La Jolla, California
Brown’s Beach House -The Fairmont Orchid – Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Cafe Amelie – New Orleans, Louisiana
Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens – Corona Del Mar, California
Cafe Malaga – McKinney, Texas
Cafe Sambal-Mandarin Oriental – Miami, Florida
Cafe Secret – Del Mar, California
Caffe Riace – Palo Alto, California
Capische – Wailea, Hawaii
Carbon Beach Club Restaurant at Malibu Beach Inn – Malibu, California
Chart House Restaurant – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Citron at the Viceroy Palm Springs – Palm Springs, California
Coliseum Pool & Grill – The Resort at Pelican Hill – Newport Coast, California
Corks at Russian River Vineyards – Forestville, California
Crazy About You – Miami, Florida
Dada – Delray Beach, Florida
Deck 84 – Delray Beach, Florida
Duke’s Beach House Maui – Lahaina, Hawaii
El Chorro – Paradise Valley, Arizona
Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante Maui – Lahaina, Hawaii
Fuego-Maya Hotel – Long Beach, California
Gannon’s – Wailea, Hawaii
Gaylord’s at Kilohana – Lihue, Hawaii
Geoffrey’s Restaurant – Malibu, California
George’s Ocean Terrace – La Jolla, California
Gram & Dun – Kansas City, Missouri
Hau Tree Lanai – Honolulu, Hawaii
Highland’s Garden Cafe – Denver, Colorado
House of Tricks – Tempe, Arizona
Hula Grill – Kaanapali – Lahaina, Hawaii
Island Lava Java Bistro – Kailua, Hawaii
The Ivy – West Hollywood, California
Jake’s – Palm Springs, California
Japengo – Maui – Lahaina, Hawaii
JB’s On The Beach – Deerfield Beach, Florida
JRDN Restaurant – San Diego, California
Kamuela Provision Co. – Waikoloa, Hawaii
L’Appart Resto – San Anselmo, California
Las Campanas – Riverside, California
Latitudes – Key West, Florida
L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek – Sedona, Arizona
Lavender Bistro – La Quinta, California
Le Diplomate – Washington, D.C.
Lon’s at The Hermosa – Paradise Valley, Arizona
Mantee Cafe – Studio City, California
Marche Bacchus – Las Vegas, Nevada
Michael’s Steak Chalet – Osage Beach, Missouri
Nine One Five – Key West, Florida
Novo Restaurant – San Luis Obispo, California
The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill – Patchogue, New York
Oasis – Kapaa, Hawaii
Oceans 234 – Deerfield Beach, Florida
Ola at Turtle Bay – Kahuku, Hawaii
Ophelia’s on the Bay – Sarasota, Florida
Pacific’O – Lahaina, Hawaii
Peacock Garden Cafe – Coconut Grove, Florida
Perch LA – Los Angeles, California
Pier 23 Cafe – San Francisco, California
Pier 45 – Rochester, New York
Pietro’s Italian Restaurant – Lodi, California
Plantation Gardens – Koloa, Hawaii
Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii
Portico Restaurant – Richmond, Virginia
Poseidon – Del Mar, California
Red Fish Grill – Miami, Florida
Red Hat on the River – Irvington, New York
The Restaurant at Ponte – Temecula, California
RESTAURANT at Sunset Marquis – West Hollywood, California
Rita’s Kitchen at Camelback Inn – Scottsdale, Arizona
Rumours East – Nashville, Tennessee
Rustic, Francis’s Favorites – Geyserville, California
Safari Restaurant Room – Newport, Rhode Island
Sam Choy’s Ka Lanai – Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado – Coronado, California
Sonoma Wine Garden – Santa Monica, California
Spencer’s Restaurant – Palm Springs, California
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, California
Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch – Santa Barbara, California
Sunnyside – Tahoe City, California
Sunset Terrace-Grove Park Inn – Asheville, North Carolina
Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar – Naples, Florida
‘Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii
Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant – San Diego, California
Villetta Brentwood – Santa Monica, California
West Shore Cafe – Homewood, California
Wilshire – Santa Monica, California
Woodshed Smokehouse – Fort Worth, Texas
Zin Bistro Americana – Westlake Village, California
Zoubi – New Hope, Pennsylvania

Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable “Dining Check” blog.