OpenTable Diners Have Spoken: The 100 Best Restaurants in America 2018

Today, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG), revealed the 100 Best Restaurants in America 2018 according to OpenTable diners. The list is a comprehensive look at the year’s most beloved dining spots culled from more than 12 million verified diner reviews of over 28,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

From foodie-favorites with world-renowned chefs to breakthrough hidden gems, the list showcases the platform’s comprehensive network of dining options for every occasion across the country. New York holds the most honorees with 24 winning restaurants followed by California with 15, Illinois with nine and Texas with eight. Pennsylvania boasts seven winners followed by Washington D.C. with six winners while Florida and Georgia each claim four. New to the list are Colorado, Michigan, Oregon and Rhode Island, with standout restaurants including Matsuhisa Denver, Phoenicia, AgriVino and The Dining Room at Castle Hill Inn, respectively. Additional states represented include Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia and Washington.

While American and Italian proved to be the most popular cuisines, they were closely followed by French, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern. Hyperlocal cuisines including Californian, Hawaiian and Tex-Mex are also represented in the list. The diverse list points to an increase in appetite, from coast to coast, for adventurous eats, more exotic flavors, as well as travel-inspired dishes.

“The 100 Best Restaurants in America list gives voice to OpenTable’s diner community by honoring the restaurants they love to visit and that consistently provide dining experiences that delight time and again,” said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable. “The diversity of this year’s list truly showcases how OpenTable helps diners find the right restaurant for every appetite and every occasion.”

The list is generated solely from diner reviews collected between November 1, 2017, and October 31, 2018. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and 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 “overall” category.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Best Restaurants in America for 2018 according to OpenTable diners. The complete list can also be viewed at

100 Best Restaurants in America for 2018

AgriVinoCarlton, Oregon

The Arthur JManhattan Beach, California

AtlasAtlanta, Georgia

Auberge du SoleilRutherford, California

Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60thNew York, New York

The Bar Room at The ModernNew York, New York

BenuSan Francisco, California

Bistro 31Dallas, Texas

Blue Ridge GrillAtlanta, Georgia

BOCACincinnati, Ohio

BokaChicago, Illinois

BONDSTNew York, New York

BonesAtlanta, Georgia

Bouchard Restaurant and InnNewport, Rhode Island

BuccanPalm Beach, Florida

Bull & Bear SteakhouseOrlando, Florida

Cafe MonarchScottsdale, Arizona

Cafe ProvencePrairie Village, Kansas

The Capital Grille – Multiple Locations*

Casa LeverNew York, New York

Chez Billy SudWashington, D.C.

Chi SPACCALos Angeles, California

Costa Brava BistroBellaire, Texas

Del PostoNew York, New York

The Dining Room at Castle Hill InnNewport, Rhode Island

Double KnotPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

EmaChicago, Illinois

Estiatorio MilosNew York, New York

FrancesSan Francisco, California

Gabriel KreutherNew York, New York

GeronimoSanta Fe, New Mexico

Gibsons ItaliaChicago, Illinois

Girl & the GoatChicago, Illinois

Gramercy TavernNew York, New York

GW FinsNew Orleans, Louisiana

Highlands Bar & GrillBirmingham, Alabama

Il Mulino New York – DowntownNew York, New York

Il SegretoBel Air, California

The Inn at Little WashingtonWashington, Virginia

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – Multiple Locations*

JUNGSIKNew York, New York

Kappo MasaNew York, New York

KinshipWashington, D.C.

KoiWest Hollywood, California

Kokkari EstiatorioSan Francisco, California

KYUMiami, Florida

L’ATELIER de Joël RobuchonNew York, New York

La Nouvelle MaisonBoca Raton, Florida

Lafayette RestaurantWashington, D.C.

LArtusiNew York, New York

The Lawn at Castle Hill InnNewport, Rhode Island

Le Bilboquet – DallasDallas, Texas

Le DiplomateWashington, D.C.

MajorelleNew York, New York

Mama’s Fish HousePaia, Hawaii

Maple & AshChicago, Illinois

Marc ForgioneNew York, New York

MareaNew York, New York

Market Restaurant and BarDel Mar, California

Matsuhisa DenverDenver, Colorado

Mesero – Inwood VillageDallas, Texas

The Metro Wine Bar & BistroOklahoma City, Oklahoma

Mistral – Sherman OaksSherman Oaks, California

The ModernNew York, New York

Neighborhood Services – LoversDallas, Texas

NoordPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

Omakase Room by TatsuNew York, New York

OrioleChicago, Illinois

ParcPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

PhoeniciaBirmingham, Michigan

The Polo BarNew York, New York

QuinceSan Francisco, California

Raoul’sNew York, New York

RasikaWashington, D.C.

Rich TableSan Francisco, California

RL RestaurantChicago, Illinois

RPM ItalianChicago, Illinois

Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Baton RougeBaton Rouge, Louisiana

Saloon RestaurantPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

Salum RestaurantDallas, Texas

Shinsei RestaurantDallas, Texas

SHU – Sushi House Unico – Bel AirBel Air, California

SistinaNew York, New York

SottoCincinnati, Ohio

Steak 44 and Steak 48 – Multiple Locations*

Steve & Cookie’s By the BayMargate, New Jersey

Sushi Ginza Onodera – NYCNew York, New York

Sushi KaitoNew York, New York

Sushi Kappo TamuraSeattle, Washington

Sushi Nakazawa – Sushi BarNew York, New York

The Table at Season To TasteCambridge, Massachusetts

Talula’s GardenPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

TerzoSan Francisco, California

Tosca RistoranteWashington, D.C.

ToscanaLos Angeles, California

Tutta PescaHoboken, New Jersey

Uchi- DallasDallas, Texas

UMIAtlanta, Georgia

Vetri CucinaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

ZahavPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

* Restaurants with multiple winning locations were counted one time.

About OpenTable Restaurant Reviews
Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions. Only diners who recently honored an OpenTable reservation are invited to submit restaurant reviews. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 75 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.

About OpenTable
OpenTable, part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BKNG), is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 26 million diners per month via online reservations across more than 47,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company’s website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet’s most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated over 1.6 billion diners via online reservations around the world. OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdomand the United States. Restaurants are available for reservations in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish languages.

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