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Newport Restaurant Named as Top in Country by OpenTable

For the fourth year in a row, Bouchard Inn & Restaurant, located at 505 Thames St., Newport, has been named one of the top 100 best restaurants in America according to OpenTable diners. 

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America are generated from more than five million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between Nov. 14, 2012, and Nov. 15, 2013.

All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant’s average rating in the “overall” category along with that restaurant’s rating relative to others in the same metropolitan area and the average number of restaurants reviewed by diners who reviewed that restaurant.  

"These winning restaurants are conducted like great orchestras,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “All the players, from chefs and managers to wait staff and sommeliers, have artfully mastered their parts, and every instrument of hospitality, whether it be deft service or imaginative menus, is in harmony with one another to create a symphonic dining experience.”

Top 100 Best Restaurants in America according to OpenTable diners.

Acquerello – San Francisco, California

Afternoon Tea-The Phoenician – Scottsdale, Arizona

Artisanal Restaurant – Banner Elk, North Carolina

Atelier Crenn – San Francisco, California

Auberge du Soleil – Rutherford, California

Bacchanalia – Atlanta, Georgia

Bibou – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Binkley’s Restaurant – Cave Creek, Arizona

Bistro L’Hermitage – Woodbridge, Virginia

Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York

BOCA – Cincinnati, Ohio

Bones – Atlanta, Georgia

Bouchard Restaurant and Inn – Newport, Rhode Island

Bouley – New York, New York

Café Juanita – Kirkland, Washington

Café Matisse – Rutherford, New Jersey

Café Provence – Prairie Village, Kansas

Café Renaissance – Vienna, Virginia

Canoe – Atlanta, Georgia

Capital Grille – Dallas, Texas

Carpe Vino – Auburn, California

Charleston – Baltimore, Maryland

Charleston Grill – Charleston, South Carolina

Chez François – Vermilion, Ohio

Chez Nous French Restaurant – Humble, Texas

CityZen – Washington, D.C.

Colicchio & Sons-Main Dining Room – New York, New York

Coltello Ristorante Italiano – Crosswicks, New Jersey

Cúrate – Asheville, North Carolina

Daniel – New York, New York

Daniel-Lounge Seating – New York, New York

Del Posto – New York, New York

Eleven Madison Park – New York, New York

Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant – Forestville, California

Fat Canary – Williamsburg, Virginia

Fearrington House Restaurant – Pittsboro, North Carolina

Franklinville Inn – Franklinville, New Jersey

The French Laundry – Yountville, California

The French Room – Dallas, Texas

Gaetano’s & Ristorantino Mediterraneo – Forest Park, Illinois

Geronimo – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Girl & the Goat – Chicago, Illinois

goosefoot – Chicago, Illinois

Gotham Bar and Grill – New York, New York

Gramercy Tavern – New York, New York

Halls Chophouse – Charleston, South Carolina

Highlands Bar & Grill – Birmingham, Alabama

joan’s in the Park – Saint Paul, Minnesota

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – Chicago, Illinois

JORY Restaurant at The Allison Inn & Spa – Newberg, Oregon

JUNGSIK – New York, New York

Kai – Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort – Chandler, Arizona

The Kitchen Restaurant – Sacramento, California

L’Auberge Chez François – Great Falls, Virginia

L’Etoile Restaurant – Madison, Wisconsin

L20 – Chicago, Illinois

La Grenouille – New York, New York

Lawry’s The Prime Rib – Beverly Hills, California

Le Bernardin – New York, New York

Le Bistro – Incline Village, Nevada

Leis Family Class Act Restaurant – Kahului, Hawaii

Les Nomades – Chicago, Illinois

Mama’s Fish House – Paia, Hawaii

Marinus-Bernardus Lodge – Carmel Valley, California

Menton – Boston, Massachusetts

Michael’s – South Point Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada

Mille Fleurs – Rancho Santa Fe, California

n/naka – Los Angeles, California

Nahm Thai Cuisine – Alpharetta, Georgia

NAOE – Miami, Florida

Natalie’s at Camden Harbour Inn – Camden, Maine

Nicholas – Red Bank, New Jersey

Noisette – Portland, Oregon

Noord – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

o ya – Boston, Massachusetts

Orchids at Palm Court – Cincinnati, Ohio

The Painted Lady – Newberg, Oregon

Peninsula Grill – Charleston, South Carolina

Per Se – New York, New York

Rasika – Washington, D.C.

The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro – Columbus, Ohio

Restaurant August – New Orleans, Louisiana

Restaurant Iris – Memphis, Tennessee

Restaurant Lorena’s – Maplewood, New Jersey

Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar – Galveston, Texas

Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Saint Jacques French Cuisine – Raleigh, North Carolina

Saison – San Francisco, California

SeaBlue Restaurant & Wine Bar – North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Seasons Restaurant-Four Seasons – Washington, D.C.

Senza – Chicago, Illinois

ShinBay – Scottsdale, Arizona

Ski Tip Lodge – Keystone, Colorado

Sons & Daughters – San Francisco, California

Splendido – Beaver Creek, Colorado

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards – Santa Rosa, California

Talula’s Garden – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tony’s – St. Louis, Missouri

Vernick Food & Drink – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Vetri – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Restaurants in

America by visiting the OpenTable “Dining Check” blog.

About OpenTable Restaurant 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 restaurant reviews by verified diners,

establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.

About OpenTable

OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 12 million

diners per month via online bookings across approximately 30,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network

connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants

deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see

which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and

other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company’s website and mobile

apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet’s

most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to

manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its

inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 530 million diners around the world. The Company

is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the

United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the UK. OpenTable also owns and

operates toptable, the leading consumer destination site for restaurant reservations in the UK. More

information is available on http://www.opentable.com.

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service names are the trademarks of OpenTable, Inc. and/or its affiliates

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