En Fuego! The 100 Hottest Restaurants in America 2016 #OpenTable100

This spring, you’re invited to add some serious  sizzle to your next dining experience at one of the 100 Hottest Restaurants in America 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.

100 Hottest Restaurants in America 2016

Featuring stylish restaurants from celebrated chefs as well as those popular with celebrity diners, the complete list includes honorees in 27 states, such as Santina in New York, and Talde in Jersey City. California has 25 winning restaurants, followed by New York with 15 and Florida and Illinois with seven each. Texas has five while Colorado and Georgia have four winners apiece. Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Nevada each have three winners. Arizona, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, and Utah count two winners per state. Connecticut, Iowa, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Tennessee are also represented.

The winning restaurants are highly regarded for their lively ambience, and many feature vibrant bar and lounge scenes with an after-hours feel. New restaurants made a splash with more than a fifth opening their doors in 2015 alone. While American cuisine was quite popular, Asian, global, Italian, Mexican, and sushi eateries also made strong showings.

Don’t miss our slideshow for a glimpse inside some of this year’s winning restaurants.

Chef Gavin Kaysen of winning restaurant Spoon and Stable in Minneapolis and chef Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster Harlem will be taking over our Instagram to celebrate the 100 Hottest Restaurants in America 2016. Be sure to join him! And follow the hashtag #OpenTable100 on Instagram and Twitter as some of our favorite food and lifestyle mavens visit hotspots in select cities.

You can also read about the top trends emerging from the hottest restaurants in America on our Open for Business blog.

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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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