Restaurant reservation site OpenTable just released its annual ranking of the 100 best restaurants in America, and checking out every place on its list would be a delicious 2016 challenge if you’re planning for a visit Stateside.
OpenTable crunched the numbers from its user reviews, combing more than 5 million ratings written between November 1, 2004 and October 31, 2015. They then sorted the restaurants based on “overall” ratings, plus how they rated relative to others in their cities. Overall, they culled the list from more than 20,000 restaurants across the country, and the top 100 represent 28 states, plus the District of Columbia.
Diners gave their highest marks to American and French food, and usually favored established restaurants over newcomers. And if they could order a multi-course tasting menu, they were even happier. The winner, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, offers its tasting menu with wine pairings and beautiful views of Sonoma’s vineyard country.
Check out the top 10, and head to Open Table for the full list of 100 top restaurants.
1. St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Santa Rosa, California
2. Mama’s Fish House, Paia, Hawaii
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3. Halls Chophouse, Charleston, South Carolina
4. Sushi Nakazawa, New York, New York
5. Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, New York
6. Acquerello, San Francisco, California
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7. n/naka, Los Angeles, California
8. Daniel, New York, New York
9. Vetri, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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