OpenTable is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards for the top 50 fit for foodies restaurants. 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 the ultimate guide for those for whom dining is sport!
The San Francisco Bay Area, home to scores of innovative chefs, such as Daniel Patterson (Coi), Melissa Perello (Frances) and Thomas Keller (The French Laundry), bested the nation, earning 13 places on the list. Chicago chefs Stefanie Izard and Graham Elliot helped the Windy City grab six awards, for second place. Meanwhile, New York City trailed with five wins, including Amanda Cohen’s Dirt Candy. Seattle and the greater Boston area each boast five recipients, including a win for Boston’s Barbara Lynch. Farther west, the Twin Cities scored a grand slam with four standout spots on the list: Haute Dish, Heartland Restaurant, Piccolo, and Saffron. Arizona, Colorado, Philadelphia, Oregon and South Carolina, among others, are also represented.