100 Best Restaurants for Brunch: 2012 Diners’ Choice Award Winners!

This delish egg dish has me counting the days 'til the weekend!

Just in time for Mother’s Day, we are thrilled to announce the 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Best 100 Restaurants for Brunch in the United States.  These awards reflect the combined opinions of nearly 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The list of winners includes Five Points in New York, Proud Bird in Los Angeles, and Town’s End in San Francisco.

Winning restaurants hail from 23 states and Washington, D.C.  Restaurants in the Northeast and Pacific regions each account for 27 places on the list, including 24 in California and 23 in New York. The Southeast boasts 12 wins, with restaurants in Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina earning nods. The Mid-Atlantic region claims 18 spots, with seven wins in Washington, D.C., and six in Pennsylvania. Seven Great Lakes restaurants are among the honorees, with standouts in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Minnesota. Six Southwest restaurants are winners, five of which are in Texas. The Rocky Mountain and Central Plains regions are also represented with 2 and 1 wins, respectively.

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Spotlight on a Spotlight Winner: Congratulations to Nita Losoponkul!

Nita Losoponkul, who has never won anything her life — until now! — won a Spotlight certificate last week for her correct guess at our Los Angeles Secret Spotlight. She’s taking a home $50 of food and drink at Il Forno in Santa Monica. Nita shared some of her favorite restaurants, in LA and beyond, and revealed who she may share the Spotlight with!

OT: What is the name of your hometown?

NL: Roslyn, New York.

OT: What is your favorite food?

NL: Ooh, that’s a hard one! I don’t think there’s anything that I don’t like, but when it comes to cravings, Peruvian (Lomo Saltado)!

OT: Can you name some of your favorite restaurants?

NL: Town’s End (SF), 2117, Upstairs 2, Off Vine.

OT: Who are you taking to dinner with your free Spotlight certificate?

NL: If he behaves, perhaps my boyfriend!

OT: I’m sure he will, after reading this.

Cheers to your win, Nita! Diners, remember to make your guesses and you could be one of our lucky winners in the weeks to come!