From savory-comfort food to fresh fish from the dock, food is not only a preferred item to talk over, but in the age of the foodie, is something that is constantly talked about. OpenTable, a leading provider of online restaurant reservations, revealed the Top 100 Restaurants in America for 2019, according to OpenTable users. From one-of-a-kind dining experiences to local favorites, the list highlights top restaurants across the country based on verified reviews submitted by diners.
“Whether a restaurant has received national accolades or is built on local fanfare, our Top 100 reflects diners’ favorite culinary experiences across the country,” said Andrea Johnston, chief operating officer at OpenTable. “What ultimately ties these restaurants together is their excellent hospitality paired with incredible dishes, which is why diners are applauding them with rave reviews.”
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Last year California had the second-most restaurants, but this year the Golden State took first with 22 featured restaurants. Florida, New York and Pennsylvania tied for second with seven restaurants each, and Illinois followed closely behind with six. And with that, here are five restaurants that were voted “Best Overall” in their respective state.
Artisan (Elkhart, Indiana)
Artisan offers a reimagined take on Midwestern cuisine, showcasing farm-fresh ingredients to create a menu both classic and utterly approachable. Guests can indulge in timeless steakhouse fare, richly flavorful ribeyes, classic side dishes, and house made desserts, paired with strong cocktails and a well-curated wine list.
Bites at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples (Naples, Florida)
Bites at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples offer diners more than just a table and food. The lobby lounge offers live music every night, and an ambiance that adds to the experience. Guests can sample smaller portions of cuisine inspired by The Grill menu, including mini crab cakes, beef short rib sliders and shrimp pot stickers along with an award-winning wine list and cocktails.
Geronimo (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Geronimo was not only on OpenTable’s list, but was ranked fifth in TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice 2019 Best Restaurants in the United States. Geronimo is also New Mexico’s only Mobil 4-star and AAA 4 diamond rated restaurant. It’s elegant fine dinning, from sweet corn and lobster chowder to charcoal-roasted beet salad, Geronimo offers an experience to diners. Not to mention, the restaurant is housed in a 1756 Adobe-style home.
Le Yaca (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Rich in history, Le Yaca first came to the states in the 1980’s and has been a favorite ever since. The French-style cuisine allows guests to feel at home, all the while offering a dining experience meant to transport diners to France through the food.
Table 128 Bistro and Bar (Clive, Iowa)
Table 128 is a neighborhood restaurant that welcomes locals and travelers alike, featuring eclectic, modern American cuisine with local, seasonally inspired ingredients. Their seasonal menus are focused on flavor, and balance, all while being served in a warm, comfortable, casual atmosphere.