2016 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America

As we celebrate love and romance in honor of Valentine’s Day, we are pleased to announce the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2016. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Featuring beloved restaurants adept at delivering hospitality with a personal touch, often from owner-operators, the complete list spans 33 states and includes honorees such as The Cellars in Virginia Beach, Forbes Island in San Francisco, and Zenkichi in Brooklyn. California has 15 winning restaurants, followed by New York and Virginia with 8 apiece, Colorado with 7, and Arizona, Florida, and Texas with six each. Hawaii and Nevada each have five winners while North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina each boast four. Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Washington count two winners per state. Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Utah are also represented.

Exceptional ambience is the common thread at the winning restaurants, from those set in historic buildings, such as the Rainbow Room atop 30 Rockefeller Center, to those associated with cozy inns and luxe resorts, including Duling Kurtz House and Tidepools at the Grand Hyatt Kauai. Establishments serving American and French cuisines dominate the list; however, Italian restaurants and steakhouses also proved popular, as did those specializing in perennial favorite fondue.

The list of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America is generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between December 7, 2014, and December 6, 2015. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were then sorted according to Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “romantic” was selected as a special feature. “

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 2016 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, according to OpenTable diners:Continue Reading

Introducing the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada 2015

100 Best Restaurants in Canada 2015

We are pleased to announce the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada 2015. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 275,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 1,600 restaurants across Canada.

The 100 Best list includes award winners from seven provinces, with 41 Ontario restaurants, including Auberge du Pommier,  represented, 20 from British Columbia, such as Hawksworth Restaurant, 19 from Alberta, including Rouge, and 17 from Québec, such as Le Serpent.

For the second year in a row, French fare was the most popular choice among Canadian diners, with Canadian and Italian cuisines placing second and third. Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Syrian cuisines ranked in the Top 100 as well.

The 100 Best Restaurants in Canada are amassed from more than 275,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners who dined at Canadian restaurants between December 1, 2014, and November 30, 2015. 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.Continue Reading

OpenTable Named a Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2016, Wins Employees’ Choice Award

Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2016We are thrilled to announce that OpenTable has been selected  as one of the Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2016. The Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards are based entirely on employee feedback and honor various companies and leaders throughout the world.

The People + Culture team at OpenTable are particularly proud of this honor because it is based on feedback from employees who have voluntarily and anonymously posted their views on Glassdoor, the fastest-growing jobs and recruiting marketplace. To determine the winners of the awards, Glassdoor evaluates all company reviews shared by employees over the past year.

The remarks we have received on Glassdoor have been overwhelmingly positive. OpenTable employees have praised the company for our collaborative environment, great work/life balance, rewarding work, a fun, inclusive culture, and, of course, our awesome happy hours! Below are just a few examples of feedback shared on Glassdoor that contributed toward this win.Continue Reading

Announcing the 2015 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in Canada

Best Restaurants for Groups in CanadaThe holidays are here — and you know what that means: family, friends, and food! Because we know Canadian foodies are going to be dining out in larger party sizes than ever to celebrate all month long, we’re excited to unveil the first ever 2015 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in Canada. The results reflect the combined opinions of more than 275,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 1,600 restaurants in Canada.

The list features restaurants from seven provinces which OpenTable diners have ranked as favourites when dining in groups of five or more. Ontario leads all provinces with 57 winning restaurants including Momofuku DAISHŌ in Toronto. Alberta follows with 17, such as The Italian Farmhouse in Bragg Creek, British Columbia with 16 like Bauhaus Restaurant in Vancouver, and Québec with six such as ONoir in Montreal. The 2015 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in Canada are…Continue Reading