Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S.: 2011 Diners’ Choice Award Winners Revealed

Menton, one of the newest restaurants from Chef Barbara Lynch is among Boston's most coveted reservations.

OpenTable is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards for top 100 best overall restaurants in the U.S. Derived from more than 10 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the list of honorees is a terrific dining guide for the year ahead!

The honorees span 34 states and Washington, D.C., and include Canlis in Seattle, Barbara Lynch’s Menton in Boston and John Besh’s Restaurant August in New Orleans. North Carolina tied the dining mecca of California with ten winning restaurants, while New York eateries claimed seven spots. South Carolina, Texas and Virginia each took six places. Colorado and Ohio restaurants earned four wins apiece, and Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts and Minnesota all won three nods. States also represented on the list of winners include Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Rhode Island, and Tennessee, among others.

Congratulations to this year’s winners. Diners, how many of our best-of restaurants have you dined at? Tell us here or join the discussion on Facebook!


  1. Elle Stockton says

    Oh, Mama’s!

    What is it about Mama’s Fish House that conjured up a Wedding Reception and Dinner beyond our wildest dreams?

    Was it the beautiful oceanfront open air dining or basking in the glow of our Maui sunset? Could it have been Mama’s exquisite cuisine artfully prepared and orchestrated to perfection by Executive Chef Perry Bateman? Or, perhaps it was Pastry Chef Lezley Jacintho’s sumptuous white wedding cake and fresh mango mousse filling decorated with cascading fresh Hawaiian flowers.

    Maybe it was the special attention given to us and all of our wedding party by Perry Bateman, Hoku, Tim, and all of Mama’s staff who graciously stopped by to offer their aloha on our wedding day. We believe the people and their ability to go beyond perfection plus their desire to please made
    our wedding reception and dinner exactly what it is, was and always will be. . .like none other. . .the most memorable and cherished event in our lives.

    Aloha to Mama’s Fish House Family,

    Elle Stockton and Mark Hirshfeld

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