Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Schnitzel

Dozens of countries serve their own style of schnitzel, from Austria to Ukraine.

Don’t call it a comeback — because schnitzel has never really been gone from our dining lexicon. However, schnitzel, in all its thin, crispy, breaded glory is showing up more and more often on menus in a city near you. From pork and veal to duck and sweetbread schnitzel — and everything in between, this simple dish has dozens and dozens of variations, old and new. Find out what OpenTable diners are saying about schnitzel in recent reviews — and share your fave version of this dish in the comments section. 

* Blaue Gans, New York, New York: “Craving schnitzel? Check it out! If you are looking for a meal from the homeland, this is the place! Delish! Low key atmosphere, great vibe!”

Central Michel Richard, Washington, D.C.: “Lamb shank, chicken schnitzel, and burgers were very good.”

Chicken and the Egg, Marietta, Georgia: “My husband ordered what I think was called pork schnitzel and it was VERY good. This reminded me of a restaurant that you would find in Napa Valley.”

Cypress Nook, Pompano Beach, Florida: “The food was authentic and amazing! We sampled a few of the specials — the goulash soup, which was as good as the goulash we had in Vienna, Austria, a few years ago, along with the bratwurst and schnitzel!”

G.E.B. (Graham Elliot Bistro), Chicago, Illinois: “The pork schnitzel with a rye-based coating is both unusual and my favorite.”

Goldener Hirsch, Park City, Utah: “I have eaten at this restaurant many times. No matter whether you order fondue, oysters, quail, elk, sturgeon, or wiener schnitzel, you will not be disappointed.”

The Grille at Peerce’s, Phoenix, Maryland: “I tried the chicken schnitzel and it was great!”

Continue Reading

OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Wine Lists in U.S.

Cheers to the 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for Top 100 Wine Lists in the U.S.!

As the time to toast the holidays draws near, we are pleased to announce the 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Restaurants with the Most Notable Wine Lists 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 list of winners, which includes Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, RN74 in Seattle, and Veritas in New York, spans 25 states and Washington, D.C.  California, renowned for its wine country, has the greatest number of winners with 17, followed by Maryland with nine winners and Washington with eight. Florida and New York boast six winning restaurants apiece, trailed by Texas and Virginia with five honorees, Colorado and South Carolina with four, and Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania with three each. The states of Connecticut, DelawareMassachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, and Tennessee all have two award winners. Washington, D.C. earned a single spot as did Arizona, Kansas, and Wisconsin. Restaurants serving American fare dominated the list; however, a variety of cuisines are represented, including French, Italian, Spanish, and tapasContinue Reading

The RAMMYS 2012: Congratulations to Washington, D.C.’s Winners + Honorees

OpenTable was proud to sponsor and attend the 2012 RAMMYS awards in Washington, D.C. Feting the area’s finest folks in food and dining, the RAMMYS are one of the best awards shows in the nation!

Last night’s honorees and winners include Tune Inn (Honorary Milestone Award), Adams-Burch (Joan Hisaoka Associate Member of the Year), Anthony A. Williams (Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award), Cafe Saint-Ex (Best Neighborhood Gathering Place), Founding Farmers (Best Power Spot), Black Jack (Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene), McCormick & Schmick’s (WHERE Magazine Visitors’ Choice Award), Jose Alex Medrano of B. Smith’s (Best Restaurant Employee), Reagan Corbett of Jackson 20 (Best Restaurant Manager), Fabrice Bendano of Adour (Best Pastry Chef), BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant (Best Upscale Casual Restaurant), Ed Witt of 701 Restaurant (Rising Culinary Star), Fiola (Best New Restaurant), Cork Wine Bar (Best Wine Program), Estadio (Best Beverage/Mixology Program), Bourbon Steak (Best Fine Dining Restaurant), Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe (Best Casual Restaurant), Jeff & Barbara Black (Restaurateurs of the Year), and Vikram Sunderam of Rasika (Chef of the Year). Congratulations to all the winners. And, peep some pics of the event in our slideshow below!

Save with Savored: Find Exclusive 30% Off Dining Deals in Your City

Don't miss your chance to save 30% with Savored offers!

Looking for ways to save on your next dining check? Check out the Savored offers available on OpenTable to save 30% off your bill.

To get started, simply search on the Savored tab on your metro start page for the date, time, and number of people in your party. Select the reservation that’s right for you and pay $10 to reserve. The restaurant is automatically notified of your purchase and when you dine there, the 30% discount on your meal will be discreetly deducted from your bill — no coupons, certificates, or paper tickets required!

There’s no limit on how much you can save; the 30% discount is good for your entire table no matter how much you spend. However, in some states, local law may prohibit the restaurant from including some or all alcoholic beverages in the discount.

Savored offers are currently available in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Book your Savored reservations today to start saving!