Lighthouse Sound made the Top 100 list! http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130807-908715.html
Winning restaurants span 29 states, including Alaska and Hawaii; La Jolla, Portland, and Seattle are the top scenic cities SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — At the height of summer vacation season, OpenTable (NASDAQ: OPEN), the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to announce the 2013 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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110606/MM07085LOGO ) With spectacular views of natural wonder and city landmarks, the list of winners spans 29 states and includes Canlis in Seattle, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck in Dallas, and Top of the Hub in Boston. The picturesque state of California makes a strong showing with 22 honorees. Washington follows with seven top scenic restaurants, trailed by Maryland, Nevada, and New York, with six winners each. Oregon restaurants claim five spots on the list, and Massachusetts and North Carolina have each earned four spots apiece. Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania all boast three winners. Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin each have two winning restaurants. Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Utah are also represented. Eateries specializing in American fare, including Californian and Pacific Northwest regional, proved particularly popular, as did seafood restaurants. “A table at any of these winning restaurants is sure to be the crown jewel of your travel and dining experiences,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “In a single sitting, you can take in the very best vistas of each city while feasting on fresh, local ingredients and specialties to help you capture the true essence of the region.” The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013. 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 qualifying reviews for which “scenic view” was selected as a special feature. Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/scenic. 2013 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in the U.S. A Caprice — Tiburon, California ACQUA — Forest Lake, Minnesota Allegheny Grille — Foxburg, Pennsylvania Baxter’s Lakeside Grille — Lake Ozark, Missouri Beach Walk Henderson Park Inn — Destin, Florida Beachcomber Cafe-Crystal Cove — Newport Coast, California BeachHouse Bar + Grill — Kirkland, Washington Bertand at Mister A’s — San Diego, California Big Water Grille — Incline Villa, Nevada Boat House Waterfront Dining — Tiverton, Rhode Island Brockton Villa — La Jolla, California Canlis — Seattle, Washington Canyon Kitchen — Sapphire, North Carolina Castle Hill Inn — Newport, Rhode Island The Celestial Steakhouse — Cincinnati, Ohio Chart House — Lake Tahoe, Nevada Chart House — Portland, Oregon Chart House — San Antonio, Texas Chart House — Weehawken, New Jersey Chateau Morrisette — Floyd, Virginia Coach Insignia — Detroit, Michigan Crow’s Nest-Hotel Captain Cook — Anchorage, Alaska Cusp Dining & Drinks — La Jolla, California Different Pointe of View — Phoenix, Arizona Dockside Restaurant — York Harbor, Maine Edgewood Restaurant — Stateline, Nevada Eiffel Tower — Las Vegas, Nevada Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck — Dallas, Texas Flagstaff House — Boulder, Colorado The Gelston House — East Hadda, Connecticut George’s Ocean Terrace — La Jolla, California The Grandview Restaurant and Lounge at The Geneva Inn — Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Harbor House — Milwaukee, Wisconsin Harbour Lights — Saint Michael, Maryland Hemingway’s Restaurant-Bay Bridge Marina — Stevensville, Maryland High Finance Restaurant at the Top of the Tram — Albuquerque, New Mexico Highlawn Pavilion — West Orange, New Jersey The Hobbit Restaurant — Ocean City, Maryland Isabela on Grandview — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania James Landing Grille at the Marina — Williamsburg, Virginia Kentmorr Restaurant — Stevensville, Maryland Kimball’s Kitchen — Duck, North Carolina La Marina — New York, New York Landfall Restaurant — Woods Hole, Massachusetts Las Brisas — Laguna Beach, California Le Vigne at Montaluce Winery — Dahlonega, Georgia Lighthouse Sound — Bishopville, Maryland Mandarin Bar-Mandarin Oriental — Las Vegas, Nevada The Marine Room — La Jolla, California McLoone’s Pier House — Long Branch, New Jersey Michael’s Steak Chalet — Osage Beach, Missouri Monterey Bay Fish Grotto-Mt. Washington — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Moonshadows — Malibu, California Noble Rot — Portland, Oregon North Shore Grill — Lakeville, New York Ocean — Kennebunkport, Maine Old Fort Pub — Hilton Head Island, South Carolina ON20 — Hartford, Connecticut Orange County Mining Co. — Santa Ana, California Pacific’s Edge Restaurant — Carmel, California Palisade — Seattle, Washington Pier 45 — Rochester, New York Portland City Grill — Portland, Oregon Primavista — Cincinnati, Ohio Quartet — Portland, Oregon R Lounge at Two Times Square — New York, New York The Restaurant at Alderbrook — Union, Washington Rhumb Line — Ventura, California River Crab — St. Clair, Michigan River’s End — Jenner, California Roof Restaurant — Salt Lake City, Utah Salute E Vita Ristorante — Richmond, California Sarento’s Top of the ‘I’ — Honolulu, Hawaii Sea Venture — Pismo Beach, California Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge — Salisbury, Massachusetts Seven Glaciers — Girdwood, Alaska Severn Inn — Annapolis, Maryland Sierra Mar-Post Ranch Inn — Big Sur, California Six Seven Restaurant & Lounge — Seattle, Washington Skates on the Bay — Berkeley, California SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle — Seattle, Washington The Spinnaker — Sausalito, California Stone Cliff Inn — Carver, Oregon Summit House Restaurant — Enumclaw, Washington Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree — Atlanta, Georgia Sunset Terrace-Grove Park Inn — Asheville, North Carolina Sutro’s at the Cliff House — San Francisco, California Table at Crestwood — Boone, North Carolina Tom Ham’s Lighthouse — San Diego, California Top of the Hub — Boston, Massachusetts Top of the Point — West Palm Beach, Florida Top of the Riverfront-Millennium Hotel — St. Louis, Missouri Top of the World Restaurant-Stratosphere Hotel — Las Vegas, Nevada Topside Waterfront Restaurant — Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Twenty Eight Atlantic at Wequassett Resort — East Harwich, Massachusetts ‘Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge — Kaupulehu, Hawaii View — Oakdale, New York The View Restaurant at the Mirror Lake Inn — Lake Placid, New York West Shore Cafe — Homewood, California Wind & Sea Restaurant — Dana Point, California Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable “Dining Check” blog. About OpenTable Reviews Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions. Diners who recently honored an OpenTable reservation are invited via email to submit restaurant feedback using an online form. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada and the UK. The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 20 million reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.