OpenTable Reviews Reveal #DinersChoice Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America

In honor of summer vacation season, we are pleased to honor the 2014 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Featuring restaurants showcasing both natural and urban beauty that attract locals and travelers alike, the complete list includes award winners in 28 states, such as Chart House Restaurant in Monterey, California, Top of Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Water’s Edge in Long Island City, New York. The geographically diverse state of California handily dominates with 38 winning restaurants. Washington follows with seven honorees, Hawaii with five, and Florida with four. Arizona, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Wyoming each have three award winners. Michigan and New Jersey have two apiece. Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Virginia are also represented.

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‘Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge in Kaupulehu, Hawaii

 

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OpenTable for Google Glass: #TravelThroughGlass with New Glassware

Waterbar-Google-GlassThis week, Google Glass announced the launch of a suite of new Glassware apps designed to enrich and simplify travel experiences for everyone from business travelers to day trippers and world explorers, including OpenTable for Google Glass.

GlassTravel400wThe OpenTable Glassware app allows diners to find restaurant reservations nearby — or at a distance — just with a couple of verbal commands and a few swipes. Enhance your exploration of wherever you are with not-to-be-missed historical sights to see and the hippest places to hangout, courtesy of Field Trip and Foursquare. TripIt makes sure you have your most up-to-the-minute trip itinerary at all times, including your OpenTable restaurant reservations. Google provides you with all the information you need instantaneously, including how to get to your next stop by bicycle, by car, or by foot. And, World Lens instantly translates printed words, making navigating foreign lands even easier (and it will also help you forgive yourself for forgetting four years of high-school French).

Are you planning to #TravelThroughGlass this summer? Share your experiences on Google+ and Twitter using that hashtag. Bon voyage!

 

Laying Claim to Hummus; News on Your Next Receipt; Year of the Sandwich + More

The Zohan attributes his skills and energy to a steady diet of hummus. And all his years as a Mossad agent. 

Food and dining news from around the web and the world…

* Don’t mess with the Zohan. That’s probably his hummus you’re eating. [Wall Street Journal]

* Need another reason to carefully read your restaurant receipt? You can catch up on the day’s news! [Forbes]

* The flip side to the world’s worst work shirts? A Miami Beach restaurant welcomes diners who pay in pesos. [Florida Today]

* Where do the world’s top chefs eat abroad? At really amazing eateries. Duh! [Guardian]

* Remember that whole thing about one man’s trash is another’s tasting menu? Well, these poor people really were eating trash. Ewww. [Global Post]

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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants

The Crow's Nest at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, offers pristine views of the city -- and unmatched vistas of Mt. McKinley!

Just in time for summer travel and staycations, we are pleased to announce the 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The winners span 29 states with California handily outpacing the pack with37 honorees. Washington came in a distant second with eight winning restaurants, followed by five winners in New York and Illinois. Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas count three winning restaurants each, while Alaska, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin have two each. Other states represented include Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Utah. The Chart House, renowned for selecting some of the nation’s most stunning sites for their restaurants, earned 10 of the 100 spots on the list.

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