Top 100 restaurants in US dominated by American cuisine

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014. Filed under: Destinations Food & Dining Home & Garden
Restaurants that serve classic American fare lead a list of top 100 restaurants in the US. ©HLPhoto/

Restaurants that serve classic American fare lead a list of top 100 restaurants in the US.

(Relaxnews) – Though the foodie elite may prefer restaurants where foods are centrifuged, foamed and spherified, according to the latest restaurant ranking from user-generated online booking site OpenTable, the Everyman diner prefers a good old-fashioned steak.

Because topping the site’s 2014 Diners’ Choice Awards is not a fancy, exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant in New York or San Francisco, but a dining destination in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar, which serves classic American fare like surf and turf — steak and lobster with potato gratin and beans — lobster mac and cheese and shrimp and grits.

The ranking of OpenTable’s Top 100 Best Restaurants in America was compiled after weighing the more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected over the last year. Restaurants were ranked according to their rating in the “overall” category, as well as the number of qualifying reviews.

After SeaBlue, New York’s Sushi Nakazawa takes the second spot, followed by the Fearrington House Restaurant in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

American fare is the most popular cuisine on the top 100 list, which is also represented by Hawaiian, Italian, Japanese, seafood, Thai and vegan restaurants.

New York has the greatest number of restaurants (12), followed by California and Florida (which tie with 8), and North Carolina and Pennsylvania with six apiece.

Here are the top 10 restaurants according to diners from OpenTable:

1. SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 2. Sushi Nakazawa-Sushi Bar, New York, New York 3. Fearrington House Restaurant, Pittsboro, North Carolina 4. n/naka, Los Angeles, California 5. St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Santa Rosa, California 6. Ski Tip Lodge, Keystone, Colorado 7. Twenty Eight Atlantic at Wequassett Resort, East Harwich, Massachusetts 8. Kai – Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Chandler, Arizona 9. The French Room, Dallas, Texas 10. Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham, Alabama


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