As we look forward to the start of summer and prime travel season, we’re excited to unveil the 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America 2017. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 10 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 25,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Showcasing winners in major metropolitan areas as well as resort towns, the complete list features restaurants in 17 states and includes Miro’s Restaurant in Palm Springs, The Turtle Club in Naples (pictured), and El Chorro in Phoenix. California boasts 29 winning restaurants, followed by Florida with 28, and Arizona with 22. Hawaii has four standout restaurants, while South Carolina has three, and Nevada and Virginia have two. Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Mexico, and Washington, D.C. are also represented. While many of the winning restaurants serve American fare, other cuisines proved popular, particularly Italian, Mediterranean, and seafood.
The 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America list is generated solely from more than 10 million verified OpenTable diner reviews collected between May 1, 2016, and April 30, 2017. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of reviews for which “great for outdoor dining” was selected as a special feature.
Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America for 2017, according to OpenTable diners:Continue Reading