In celebration of the local restaurants diners return to time and again, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to honor the 2014 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Best Neighborhood Gem 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.
Highlighting eateries that contribute to the character of their neighborhoods, the complete list includes award winners in more than half the states in the nation and Washington, D.C….
Although American fare is the most popular cuisine, Italian cuisine was a close second, with 25 restaurants specializing in dishes inspired by Lo Stivale, or The Boot. French fare is popular as well, as are seafood and southern menus.
“The winning restaurants on this list are in many ways the heart and soul of their neighborhoods, offering much more than delicious meals,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “They provide a place that inspires a real sense of community and pride, making local area foodies feel right at home, night after night.”
The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in America are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between June 1, 2013, and May 31, 2014. 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 “neighborhood gem” was selected as a special feature.
Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in America according to OpenTable diners.
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