On Our Plate: 100 Best Restaurants; Top Dining Trends for 2012; Washington, D.C. Restaurant Week Reservations Are Open; Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Picture yourself dining out for less at D.C.'s finest restaurants during Winter Restaurant Week!

Happenings on and around OpenTable…

* We’re celebrating our last round of Diners’ Choice Awards for 2011 — and we saved the best for last, literally. Congratulations to the honorees for Top 100 Best Overall Restaurants in the U.S.

* We’re getting ahead of ourselves — thanks to our VIP diners. We’ve rounded up the top 10 dining trends for 2012, according to our most avid diners.

* Washington, D.C. Restaurant Week reservations are now live! Book your tables today to enjoy $20.11 lunches + $35.11 dinners from January 9-15, 2012.

* Christmas Eve and Christmas Day reservations are open! Check your metro start page for details on where to dine over the holidays!

* Not sure how to ring in 2012? Check out our round-up of restaurants that are celebrating New Year’s Eve in style!

* What do Meatless Mondays mean to you? Let us know if you eschew meat on the first day of the week in this dining poll.