OpenTable Reveals 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America


open-table1Ahead of Mother’s Day – the busiest Brunch Day of the Year – Restaurant Reviews Point to Top Spots for Brunch; Winners Scattered Across 26 States and Washington, D.C., including New York, California, and Maryland.

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of Mother’s Day, the most popular day to dine out for brunch,OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today unveiled the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

From restaurants serving traditional dishes and lavish buffets to those making fried chicken and waffles and plant-forward fare synonymous with brunch, the complete list features winning restaurants in 26 states and Washington, D.C., and includesBalthazar in New York, Gracias Madre in West Hollywood, and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami Beach. New York, arguably the birthplace of brunch as we have come to know and love it, comes out on top with 20 winning restaurants, followed byCalifornia with 16, Maryland with nine and Illinois with six. Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. boast five apiece, while North Carolina and Texas have four each. Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Virginia all have three winners, and Massachusetts,Minnesota, Missouri, and Oregon have two each. Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma,South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington state are also represented.

American fare, which is closely associated with local farm-to-table ingredients, is extremely popular at the winning restaurants, as are French and seafood-driven menus. However, a variety of cuisines are present including dim sum, Creole, Hawaiian, Latin/Spanish, Low Country, Mexican, and vegetarian.

“Brunch is a delicious way to savor the day on Mother’s Day or any weekend,” said OpenTable Chief Dining Officer, Caroline Potter. “Whether it’s for diners seeking kid-friendly food for their families or a fun, relaxing meal with friends, restaurants are putting out some of their most sublime creations during the day, and more and more, we’re seeing seasonal and on-trend ingredients making their way into mouthwatering brunch dishes and refreshing daytime cocktails.”

The 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America list is generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. 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 “brunch” category.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/best-brunch-restaurants-in-america-2016.

2016 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America

ACQUAForest Lake, Minnesota
AtchafalayaNew Orleans, Louisiana
BalthazarNew York, New York
Beachcomber Cafe – Crystal CoveNewport Coast California
Beatrix-River NorthChicago, Illinois
BeehiveBoston, Massachusetts
Big JonesChicago, Illinois
Blend on the WaterLong Island City, New York
Brennan’sNew Orleans, Louisiana
Brennan’s of HoustonHouston, Texas
Bristol Seafood GrillCreve Coeur, Missouri
Bristol Seafood GrillLeawood, Kansas
BrunchChicago, Illinois
Café LuxembourgNew York, New York
Café ModernFort Worth, Texas
Café MonteCharlotte, North Carolina
Central Park BoathouseNew York, New York
Cheever’s CaféOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Chez ZeeAustin, Texas
City CaféBaltimore, Maryland
The ClubhouseOak Brook, Illinois
Clyde’s of Chevy ChaseChevy Chase, Maryland
Clyde’s Willow Creek FarmAshburn, Virginia
CookshopNew York, New York
Corner KitchenAsheville, North Carolina
The Dead FishCrockett, California
Deerpark Restaurant-Biltmore EstateAsheville, North Carolina
El ChorroParadise Valley, Arizona
Farm & TableAlbuquerque, New Mexico
Farmers Fishers BakersWashington, D.C.
Fat HenJohns Island, South Carolina
The Food MarketBaltimore, Maryland
Founding Farmers-DCWashington, D.C.
Founding Farmers-Montgomery CountyPotomac, Maryland
Founding Farmers-Tysons – Tysons Corner, Virginia
GaslightBoston, Massachusetts
Geoffrey’s RestaurantMalibu, California
Georgia Brown’sWashington, D.C.
Gertrude’sBaltimore, Maryland
Gracias MadreWest Hollywood, California
Grand ConcoursePittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Great MapleSan Diego, California
Greens RestaurantSan Francisco, California
Hau Tree LanaiHonolulu, Hawaii
Iron RoosterAnnapolis, Maryland
The IvyWest Hollywood, California
JaneNew York, New York
Laduree SOHONew York, New York
LafayetteNew York, New York
Lake Elmo InnLake Elmo, Minnesota
Las BrisasLaguna Beach, California
Le DiplomateWashington, D.C.
The Liberty TavernArlington, Virginia
LingerDenver, Colorado
Little GoatChicago, Illinois
LuLu California BistroPalm Springs, California
The Majestic Yosemite HotelYosemite Village, California
MarseilleNew York, New York
MAX’s Wine Dive Houston-Washington Ave.Houston, Texas
Meriwether’s Restaurant & Skyline FarmPortland, Oregon
Oxford ExchangeTampa, Florida
ParcPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Perch LALos Angeles, California
Pier WCleveland, Ohio
Poor Calvin’sAtlanta, Georgia
Print Works BistroGreensboro, North Carolina
Queen Mary Champagne Sunday BrunchLos Angeles, California
The Rainbow RoomNew York, New York
Ray’s on the RiverSandy Springs, Georgia
RelishPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
The Rotunda at Neiman MarcusSan Francisco, California
Rue 57New York, New York
Rusty ScupperBaltimore, Maryland
Salty’s on Alki BeachSeattle, Washington
Salty’s on the ColumbiaPortland, Oregon
Sarabeth’s Central Park SouthNew York, New York
Sarabeth’s Park Avenue SouthNew York, New York
Sarabeth’s TriBeCaNew York, New York
South City Kitchen MidtownAtlanta, Georgia
The SouthernNashville, Tennessee
Spencer’s RestaurantPalm Springs, California
The Smith-East VillageNew York, New York
The Smith-Lincoln SquareNew York, New York
The Smith-MidtownNew York, New York
Summer House Santa MonicaChicago, Illinois
The Standard GrillNew York, New York
Sundy HouseDelray Beach, Florida
Tabard InnWashington, D.C.
Tavern on the GreenNew York, New York
Terrain Garden CaféGlen Mills, Pennsylvania
Tower Oaks LodgeRockville, Maryland
TownSan Carlos, California
Webster HouseKansas City, Missouri
White Dog Café – Wayne, Pennsylvania
Willa JeanNew Orleans, Louisiana
Woodberry KitchenBaltimore, Maryland
X20 Xaviars on the HudsonYonkers, New York
Yank Sing-Rincon CenterSan Francisco, California
Yardbird Southern Table & BarMiami Beach, Florida
Zingerman’s RoadhouseAnn Arbor, Michigan

Diners can also read more about the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2016 by visiting the OpenTable blog. And, to treat the mom in your life to a mid-day meal to remember, enter our Mother of All Brunches giveaway. Details can be found here.

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, Canada, Germany,Ireland, Japan and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 38 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 The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 18 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 36,000 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 more than 1 billion diners around the world.  OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and available throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, and the UK.

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