The restaurant reservation platform OpenTable Inc. announced the list of top 10 hottest new restaurants, which are among the 50 winners of OpenTable's Diners' Choice Awards for the Top Hot Spot Restaurants in the United States.
OpenTable said the list of winners is derived from more than 7 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The winners clearly shows that new restaurants are making a big splash with diners while established restaurants are easily sustaining their incredible appeal, the company stated in its blog.
Out of the 50 winners, Los Angeles, City of Angels and celebrities, is also the city of hot spots, with 11 winning restaurants situated within its city limits. New York, aka the city that never sleeps, stayed true to its name with an impressive eight winning hot spots.
Down in Florida, the sun isn't the only thing that's hot; 10 restaurants from the Sunshine State, including 6 in Miami alone, were named top hot spots.
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In a surprise, the Midwest bested Vegas as Chicago boasts 6 winning restaurants versus Sin City's four honorees. The Twin Cities received twin honors, with two restaurants earning places on the list. Other cities with wins include Boston, Charleston, Cincinnati, Portland, and Scottsdale, among others.
These awards, in particular, are really a win for the industry. They demonstrate that new restaurants can immediately make a splash with diners, as well as proving that established restaurants are sustaining their incredible appeal, said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer.
The spotlight is shared by celebrity chefs and seasoned restaurateurs as well as hip newcomers, and the cuisine ranges from sexy sushi and Latin fusion to New American and sleek steakhouse fare. It's truly one of our more exciting and eclectic lists, showcasing the best places to see and be seen, Potter concluded.
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