Just in time for Mother’s Day, we are thrilled to announce the 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of nearly 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The list of winners includes Five Points in New York, Proud Bird in Los Angeles, and Town’s End in San Francisco.
Winning restaurants hail from 23 states and Washington, D.C. Restaurants in the Northeast and Pacific regions each account for 27 places on the list, including 24 in California and 23 in New York. The Southeast boasts 12 wins, with restaurants in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina earning nods. The Mid-Atlantic region claims 18 spots, with seven wins in Washington, D.C., and six in Pennsylvania. Seven Great Lakes restaurants are among the honorees, with standouts in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Minnesota. Six Southwest restaurants are winners, five of which are in Texas. The Rocky Mountain and Central Plains regions are also represented with 2 and 1 wins, respectively.
The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch is generated from nearly 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “great for brunch” was selected as a special feature.
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