OpenTable Reveals 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America

SAN FRANCISCO  — As we look forward to the start of summer and prime travel season, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today unveiled the 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America for 2017. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 10 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 25,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Showcasing winners in major metropolitan areas as well as resort towns, the complete list features restaurants in 17 states, and includes Miro’s Restaurant in Palm Springs, Latitudes on Sunset Key in Key West, and El Chorro in Phoenix. California boasts 29 winning restaurants, followed by Florida with 28, and Arizona with 22. Hawaii has four standout restaurants, while South Carolina has three, and Nevada and Virginia have two. Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Mexico, and Washington, D.C. are also represented. While many of the winning restaurants serve American fare, other cuisines proved popular, particularly Italian, Mediterranean, and seafood.

“This year’s list of winners features eateries nestled in nature, many of which offer waterside dining experiences that can make you feel as though you’re traveling even if you’re close to home,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable’s Chief Dining Officer. “The popularity of these restaurants speaks to diners’ desire for their culinary adventures to also include picturesque views, garden patios, urban vistas and overall just a bit of nature and open-air.”

The 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America list is generated solely from more than 10 million verified OpenTable diner reviews collected between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017. 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 reviews for which “great for outdoor dining” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America for 2017 according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at

2017 100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America
ACQUA – Multiple locations
Adelle’sWheaton, Illinois
Bayside Seafood Grill & BarNaples, Florida
Beachcomber CafeNewport Coast, California
Bistro 821Naples, Florida
Blue Moon Fish Co.Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Boathouse at Sunday ParkMidlothian, Virginia
BocaBrandon, Florida
Brave New RestaurantLittle Rock, Arkansas
BRAVO Cucina ItalianaNaples, Florida
Bridges RestaurantDanville, California
BRIO Tuscan Grille – Multiple Locations
Cafe AmelieNew Orleans, Louisiana
Cafe BerlinWashington, D.C.
Cafe LurcatNaples, Florida
Café MonarchScottsdale, Arizona
Cafe PinotLos Angeles, California
CampielloNaples, Florida
Cedar Creek InnSan Juan Capistrano, California
Columbia Restaurant – Multiple locations
Continental NaplesNaples, Florida
Copley’s on Palm CanyonPalm Springs, California
Cress on Oak Creek at L’Auberge de SedonaSedona, Arizona
Cucina RusticaSedona, Arizona
Culinary Dropout at the YardPhoenix, Arizona
Da Vinci RistoranteMarco Island, Florida
Different Pointe of ViewPhoenix, Arizona
Duke’s Beach House MauiLahaina, Hawaii
El ChorroParadise Valley, Arizona
Farm & TableAlbuquerque, New Mexico
Fleet Landing Restaurant & BarCharleston, South Carolina
Frida’sLahaina, Hawaii
Gaylord’s at KilohanaLihue, Hawaii
George’s Ocean Terrace – San Diego, California
Gonza Tacos y TequilaDurham, North Carolina
GratitudeNewport Beach, California
Guppy’sIndian Rocks Beach, Florida
Hearth Restaurant and PubWindsor, Colorado
Hot Tin RoofKey West, Florida
The House BrasserieScottsdale, Arizona
Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine and Crafted CocktailsSarasota, Florida
Jake’sPalm Springs, California
Kaluz RestaurantFort Lauderdale, Florida
Kimo’s Restaurant Maui  – Lahaina, Hawaii
La Brasserie Bistro and BarLa Quinta, California
La Quinta CliffhouseLa Quinta, California
LailiSanta Cruz, California
Latitudes on Sunset KeyKey West, Florida
Lavender Bistro  – La Quinta, California
Le VallaurisPalm Springs, California
Little Beast RestaurantLos Angeles, California
Lon’s at The HermosaParadise Valley, Arizona
Marche BacchusLas Vegas, Nevada
MariposaSedona, Arizona
MediterranoNaples, Florida
Michaels RestaurantKey West, Florida
The Mill Kitchen and BarRoswell, Georgia
Miro’s RestaurantPalm Springs, California
Mitch’s on El Paseo Prime SeafoodPalm Desert, California
Molto TrattoriaNaples, Florida
MomedAtwater Village, California
MonarchScottsdale, Arizona
Morgan’s in the DesertLa Quinta, California
OcotilloPhoenix, Arizona
Olive & Ivy Restaurant & MarketplaceScottsdale, Arizona
Ophelia’s on the BaySarasota, Florida
Osteria TuliaNaples, Florida
Pacifica Seafood RestaurantPalm Desert, California
Panama Hotel & RestaurantSan Rafael, California
Paragary’sSacramento, California
Parkshore GrillSt. Petersburg, Florida
Passerelle BistroGreenville, South Carolina
Portico RestaurantRichmond, Virginia
PoseidonDel Mar, California
The Prado at Balboa ParkSan Diego, California
Quiessence at The Farm at South MountainPhoenix, Arizona
Red Fish GrillMiami, Florida
Renato’sPalm Beach, Florida
The Restaurant at Ponte – Temecula, California
Rick’s Cafe BoatyardIndianapolis, Indiana
Rita’s Kitchen at Camelback Inn, A J.W. Marriott Resort – Scottsdale, Arizona
Sale e Pepe – Marco Beach Ocean Resort –Marco Island, Florida
Saltus River GrillBeaufort, South Carolina
SASSIScottsdale, Arizona
Shore DinerSarasota, Florida
Si BonRancho Mirage, California
Spencer’s RestaurantPalm Springs, California
Spiga Cucina ItalianaScottsdale, Arizona
Stone Brewing World Bistro & GardensEscondido, California
Sundy HouseDelray Beach, Florida
Tom Hams LighthouseSan Diego, California
Tommy Bahama Restaurant & BarScottsdale, Arizona
Tonto Bar & GrillCave Creek, Arizona
The TropicalePalm Springs, California
The Turtle ClubNaples, Florida
Vin de SetSt. Louis, Missouri
Virtu Honest CraftScottsdale, Arizona
Vivace RestaurantTucson, Arizona
The Waterfront RestaurantAnna Maria, Florida
WildflowerTucson, Arizona
Zinc BistroScottsdale, Arizona

Diners can also read more about the 100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America by visiting the OpenTable blog.

About OpenTable Restaurant Reviews

Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions. Only diners who recently honored an OpenTable reservation are invited to submit restaurant reviews. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the United States, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 40 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.

Source: OpenTable

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