OpenTable Tops 10 Million Online Restaurant Reviews, Thanks to Diners Like You!

Here's to you and the next 10,000,000 reviews!

We are thrilled to announce that the OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 10 million reviews by verified diners. Created to benefit both diners and restaurateurs, OpenTable is grateful to our diners for contributing authentic, timely reviews that reflect their experiences at the restaurants they frequent.

“OpenTable reviews provide us with valuable feedback from guests that we use in grading ourselves,” said Kevin Boehm, co-founder of Boka Restaurant Group which includes widely acclaimed Girl & the Goat, GT Fish & Oyster, and Perennial Virant.  “Best of all, OpenTable reviews help us show our guests better hospitality by giving us insight into their needs, likes, and dislikes.  And having the ability to reach out to guests via email gives us a valuable recovery tool if we have made a misstep.”

We checked in with Emilie De Leon, a frequent OpenTable diner, for her take on our reviews. She shares, “OpenTable reviews have always been a part of my food adventures,” said De Leon, an avid foodie and blogger. “I can always count on and trust its reviews to be constructive, detailed, and to the point, and that helps me decide where to dine. They’re a must for the no-nonsense foodie,” she adds.

Thanks to every diner who has taken the time to share their thoughts with everyone on the OpenTable network. We look forward to your continued contributions — as do your fellow foodies.

50 Hottest Restaurants in the US + Top 10 Hottest New Restaurants: 2011 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award Winners Revealed!

Did your favorite hot spot make our list?

On the heels of the arrival of spring, our Diners’ Choice Awards are heating up! We are pleased to announce the 50 winners of the 2011 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top Hot Spot RestaurantsThe list of winners is derived from 7 million+ reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The winners, which include The Bazaar by José AndrésGirl & the Goat, and The Standard Grill, clearly shows that new restaurants are making a big splash with diners while established restaurants are easily sustaining their incredible appeal. Los Angeles, City of Angels and celebrities, proved itself the city of hot spots, with 11 winning restaurants, while New York boasts eight winning hot spots. Ten restaurants from the Sunshine State, including six in Miami alone, were named top hot spots. And, in a surprise, the Midwest bested Sin City, with six winning restaurants in Chicago versus Vegas’s four honorees. The Twin Cities received twin honors, with two restaurants earning places on the list. Additional cities with wins include Boston, Charleston, Cincinnati, Portland, and Scottsdale, among others. Read the full list here.

In a nod toward OpenTable diners’ love of trying new restaurants, 15 of the winning restaurants are new, opening their doors within the past year. The Top 10 Hottest New Restaurants are, in order of popularity:

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