Top 100 dining hot spots in the US revealed

Thursday 28, March 2013


Top 100 dining hot spots in the US revealed


2013 Diners' Choice Award winners for Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in the United States have been announced.


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 are scattered throughout 21 states. California topped the list, taking 26 places on the list of winners. Florida follows with 18 winning restaurants. New York has its share of fashionable honorees, claiming 14 spots on the list. For the second year in a row, Illinois accounts for 11 winners, followed again by Nevada with seven standouts. Georgia and Texas restaurants earned three places apiece, while Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, and Tennessee each boast two. Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina are also represented. Cuisines at the winning restaurants are as eclectic as the list itself. American, Asian, Greek, Italian, Japanese, and Mexican fares are represented, as are pizza, sushi, and tapas, among others.


"This year's winning restaurants have all the ingredients diners need to spice up any evening, whether it's a midweek meal or a destination celebration," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "Beyond cool crowds, daring drink lists, and inventive menus, these hot spots are cultivating a sexy see-and-be-seen ambience that will make for a night to remember."


The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants is generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between March 1, 2012 and February 28, 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 "hot spot" was selected as a special feature.


Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the top 100 hot spot 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 Hot Spot Restaurants in the US


  • Ada Street – Chicago, Illinois
  • B.B. King's Blues Club – Memphis, Tennessee
  • Baoli Miami – Miami Beach, Florida
  • Bavettes – Chicago, Illinois
  • The Bazaar by Jose Andres – Los Angeles, California
  • The Bazaar by Jose Andres at SLS Hotel South Beach – Miami Beach, Florida
  • Beauty and Essex – New York, New York
  • Bestia – Los Angeles, California
  • BOA Steakhouse – West Hollywood, California
  • The Boarding House – Chicago, Illinois
  • Buccan – Palm Beach, Florida
  • Buddakan – New York, New York
  • Buddah Sky Bar – Delray Beach, Florida
  • Campo – Reno, Nevada
  • Catch – New York, New York
  • Cavo – Astoria, New York
  • Chambers Eat + Drink – San Francisco, California
  • Chino Latino – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Cleo-SBE – Los Angeles, California
  • Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House – Chicago, Illinois
  • Del Frisco's Grille – Dallas, Texas
  • Departure Restaurant and Lounge – Portland, Oregon
  • do Restaurant at the View – Atlanta, Georgia
  • El Vez – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Firefly Tapas Kitchen Bar – Henderson, Nevada
  • Fly Bar & Restaurant – Tampa, Florida
  • The Food Market – Baltimore, Maryland
  • FT33 – Dallas, Texas
  • Gilt Bar – Chicago, Illinois
  • Girl & the Goat – Chicago, Illinois
  • Grille One Sixteen – Tampa, Florida
  • Hakkasan – San Francisco, California
  • Hendrick's Tavern – Roslyn, New York
  • Herringbone – La Jolla, California
  • Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue – Claremont, California
  • Honu Kitchen and Cocktails – Huntington, New York
  • HUB 51 – Chicago, Illinois
  • The Hurricane Club – New York, New York
  • ink. – Los Angeles, California
  • Juvia – Miami, Florida
  • Katana – West Hollywood, California
  • Katsuya-Brentwood-SBE – Brentwood, California
  • Katsuya-Hollywood-SBE – Los Angeles, California
  • Lavo – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Linger – Denver, Colorado
  • Lulu California Bistro – Palm Springs, California
  • The Macintosh – Charleston, South Carolina
  • Manhattan Beach Post – Manhattan Beach, California
  • Mateo – Durham, North Carolina
  • Mercato di Vetro – West Hollywood, California
  • Miss Lily's – New York, New York
  • Monsoon Asian Kitchen & Lounge – Babylon, New York
  • MUA – Oakland, California
  • N9NE Steakhouse – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Nada – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • nopa – San Francisco, California
  • Ouzo Bay – Baltimore, Maryland
  • Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila – Hermosa Beach, California
  • Paris Club – Chicago, Illinois
  • Picca – Los Angeles, California
  • Playground – Santa Ana, California
  • Prato – Winter Park, Florida
  • Provisions – Houston, Texas
  • Red Ginger – Traverse City, Michigan
  • Red Lantern – Boston, Massachusetts
  • Restaurant IPO – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar – West Palm Beach, Florida
  • RPM Italian – Chicago, Illinois
  • Searsucker – San Diego, California
  • Searsucker – Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Soco – Brooklyn, New York
  • The Spence – Atlanta, Georgia
  • The Stanton Social – New York, New York
  • STK-Los Angeles – West Hollywood, California
  • STK-Miami – Miami, Florida
  • STK-NYC-Meatpacking – New York, New York
  • STK-The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sub Zero Vodka Bar – St. Louis, Missouri
  • SUGARCANE raw bar grill – Miami, Florida
  • Sunda – Chicago, Illinois
  • Sushi POP – Oviedo, Florida
  • Sushi Roku – Scottsdale, Arizona
  • SUSHISAMBA dromo – Miami Beach, Florida
  • SUSHISAMBA strip – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Tao – New York, New York
  • Tao Restaurant and Nightclub – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • The Tasting Kitchen – Venice, California
  • Toku Modern Asian – Manhasset, New York
  • Trio Restaurant – Palm Springs, California
  • The Tropicale – Palm Springs, California
  • Tsunani Shaw Center – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • TWO urban licks – Atlanta, Georgia
  • Untitled – Chicago, Illinois
  • Virago – Nashville, Tennessee
  • Wang's in the Desert – Palm Springs, California
  • Wynwood Kitchen and Bar – Miami, Florida
  • Yardbird Southern Table & Bar – Miami Beach, Florida
  • YOLO – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Zuma Japanese Restaurant – Miami, Florida



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