OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Reveal Top 100 Best Restaurants in America; Plus Top 10 Ranked

The stunning + delicious duck breast served at goosefoot is just one of the many dishes that helped the Chicago restaurant earn top 10 honors this year.

As we toast a remarkable year of fine dining, we are pleased to announce the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America and highlight the Top 10 honorees.

These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The Top 10 Best Restaurants in America, in rank order, include:

  1. St. Francis Winery & Vineyards – Santa Rosa, California
  2. Mama’s Fish House – Paia, Hawaii
  3. n/naka – Los Angeles, California
  4. Halls Chophouse – Charleston, South Carolina
  5. Charleston – Baltimore, Maryland
  6. o ya – Boston, Massachusetts
  7. Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio
  8. Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina
  9. The French Laundry – Yountville, California
  10. goosefoot – Chicago, Illinois

The Top 10 Best Restaurants in America are as distinct as they are deserving, with each winning restaurant creating one-of-a-kind dining adventures across an array of cuisines and service styles. From Thomas Keller’s legendary French Laundry to relative newcomer goosefoot, both of which specialize in mind-blowing multi-course meals, to the intimate settings of the counter at o ya and the dining room at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, which seat under 20 diners at a time, the Top 10 restaurants are a reflection of the new definition of fine dining.

Standing out in a highly competitive field of exceptional chefs and restaurateurs, the complete list of honorees are scattered among 30 states and Washington, D.C., and include Del Posto in New York City, Noisette in Portland, Oregon, and Rasika in Washington, D.C. California and New York boast the greatest number of winning restaurants with 14 and 13, respectively, followed by Illinois with seven. New Jersey and Pennsylvania, each boast five winning restaurants. Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia claim four winners apiece, while Washington, D.C., and Oregon have three. Colorado, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Nevada have two. Alabama, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, and Wisconsin also have winning eateries. While American fare restaurants have the greatest number of winners, followed by those serving French food, an eclectic array of cuisines are represented, including English, Indian, Korean, Spanish, and Thai.

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between November 14, 2012, and November 15, 2013. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant’s average rating in the “overall” category along with that restaurant’s rating relative to others in the same metropolitan area and the average number of restaurants reviewed by diners who reviewed that restaurant. The complete list may also be viewed at

Have you dined at any of this year’s winning restaurants? Let us know here or over on Facebook.


  1. Jean Cardillo says

    Yes, we went to “Mama’sFish House” right before we left Maui, that was on August 16, 2013, while we were celebrate our First Wedding Anniversary. The Seafood fresh and Delicious, The restaurant beautiful.

  2. Greg Sturtz says

    I am honestly a bit stunned that the Pig & Pickle in Scottsdale didn’t make the list. Granted it’s just had its 1st year anniversary but the food is beyond amazing in my experience. The food is innovative and delicious, the staff is very nice and accomidating plus the atmosphere is very pleasent.

  3. says

    My husband’s company had a trip to Hawaii this past week for corp. meetings and spouses went as well – two different groups of 8 and 12 went on separate nights and were very pleased by the service, the ambience and the exquisite preparation of the meals – deserts to die for and I wouldn’t mind another Mai Tai! A beautifully managed restaurant!

  4. gourmetgal says

    Sure, Mama’s is a great tourist restaurant with a stunning setting and fresh seafood. Here the ambiance is the thing but to rank Mama’s higher than Michelin 3 starred French Laundry? These types of rankings need to be taken with a grain of salt. None on the list are “The Best” just the most reviewed with positive 5 star scores. Mama’s is a huge tourist operation versus the tiny, exclusive French Laundry…not even in the same league.

  5. Judy Appe says

    orry, but a list of the top 10 in the S that doesn’t include ANY from New Orleans is certainly offbase

  6. Rick Fifield says

    What I love about this that Open Table users are the ones that decided what the best places were by how they were reviewed. So if your favorite place wasn’t listed then make sure you review the restaurant after your meal.

  7. Paul Sedway says

    You are diminishing your brand with these nonsensical lists. There is either gaming or impropriety going on — or something is inherently flawed. I eat out A LOT, often using OT, and have a second home nearby in Napa. I have never heard of your Best Restaurant in America in Santa Rosa!

    Paul Sedway

  8. Jamie Freedman says

    I went to the Fearrington House Restaurant in North Carolina to celebrate after taking the 10-year recertification exam for Medical Oncology. The food was exquisite, presented like art, and service impeccable. The sommelier taught us what it takes to be a master sommelier, which he was trying to become and subsequently we watched the movie SOMM to find out what it’s about. The insane passion to become a master sommelier is the standard that Fearrington holds themselves too, and what I needed to do to take the board exams.

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