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OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America

Standout Scenic Restaurants Cover 28 States; California, Washington, Hawaii, and Florida Claim Greatest Number of Winners

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of summer vacation season, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is pleased to honor the 2014 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Featuring restaurants showcasing both natural and urban beauty that attract locals and travelers alike, the complete list includes award winners in 28 states, such as Chart House Restaurant in Monterey, California, Top of Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Water's Edge in Long Island City, New York. The geographically diverse state of California handily dominates with 38 winning restaurants. Washington follows with seven honorees, Hawaii with five, and Florida with four. Arizona, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Wyoming each have three award winners. Michigan and New Jersey have two apiece. Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Virginia are also represented.

Diners delighted most in scenic views of the water, with oceanfront restaurants proving most popular, followed closely by lakeside and riverfront eateries. Cityscape establishments and those in natural settings were equally common on the list. American cuisine was most prevalent, followed by seafood. Chinese, French, Italian, Peruvian, and Polynesian fares are also present on the list.

"The spectacular vistas at these winning restaurants are as stunning as the delicious dishes the chefs are presenting," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "From breathtaking waterfront seating to sweeping city views, these restaurants represent the very best in destination dining around our beautiful country."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. 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 qualifying reviews for which "scenic view" was selected as a special feature. 

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/m/best-scenic-view-restaurants-in-america.

2014 Diners' Choice Award Winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America

360 Steakhouse-Harrah'sCouncil Bluffs, Iowa
A CapriceTiburon, California
Aerie Restaurant & LoungeAcme, Michigan
Alchemy Restaurant at Copperwynd ResortFountain Hills, Arizona
Armani'sTampa, Florida
ArniesMukilteo, Washington
Bali Hai RestaurantSan Diego, California
Baxter's Lakeside GrilleLake Ozark, Missouri
Beach House Restaurant at Lovers PointPacific Grove, California
Beau's On The RiverCuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Bertrand at Mister A'sSan Diego, California
Boat House Waterfront DiningTiverton, Rhode Island
Bon AppetitDunedin, Florida
Bridges RestaurantGrasonville, Maryland
Calcutta Grill-Golf Club at NewcastleNewcastle, Washington
California Market at Carmel HighlandsCarmel, California
Cannons Seafood GrillDana Point, California
Canyon KitchenSapphire, North Carolina
Castle Hill InnNewport, Rhode Island
The Celestial SteakhouseCincinnati, Ohio
Chart HouseAtlantic City, New Jersey
Chart HouseCardiff, California
Chart HouseDana Point, California
Chart HouseMonterey, California
Chart HouseNewport, Kentucky
Chart HousePortland, Oregon
Christy HillTahoe City, California
Compass Arizona Grill-Hyatt RegencyPhoenix, Arizona
CouloirTeton Village, Wyoming
Cusp Dining & DrinksLa Jolla, California
Different Pointe of ViewPhoenix, Arizona
Dockside RestaurantYork Harbor, Maine
The Duck Club Restaurant at the Bodega Bay LodgeBodega Bay, California
Eagle's Nest-Hyatt RegencyIndianapolis, Indiana
El Encanto Dining RoomSanta Barbara, California
The Fish MarketSan Diego, California
Flagstaff HouseBoulder, Colorado
Gar Woods Grill and Pier RestaurantCarnelian Bay, California
Giada-The CromwellLas Vegas, Nevada
Glass-wine. bar. kitchen. at Ledges HotelHawley, Pennsylvania
The Granary RestaurantJackson Hole, Wyoming
The Grandview Restaurant and Lounge at The Geneva InnLake Geneva, Wisconsin
Harbor HouseMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Harbor RestaurantSanta Barbara, California
High Finance Restaurant at the Top of the TramAlbuquerque, New Mexico
The Hobbit RestaurantOcean City, Maryland
Isabela on GrandviewPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Island Lava Java BistroKailua, Hawaii
Island PrimeSan Diego, California
Ivar's Mukilteo LandingMukilteo, Washington
Ivar's Salmon HouseSeattle, Washington
Jake's Del MarDel Mar, California
JJ AstorDuluth, Minnesota
Kimball's KitchenDuck, North Carolina
La CostaneraMontara, California
Lone Eagle GrilleIncline Village, Nevada
The Marine RoomLa Jolla, California
McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood RestaurantSan Francisco, California
Michel's at the Colony SurfHonolulu, Hawaii
Monterey Bay Fish Grotto-Mt. WashingtonPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
MoonrakerPacifica, California
Moss Beach DistilleryMoss Beach, California
Mural Room-Grand Teton Lodging CompanyMoran, Wyoming
Nick's CoveMarshall, California
OceanKennebunkport, Maine
Orange County Mining Co.Santa Ana, California
Pacific's Edge RestaurantCarmel, California
Panini Bay Waterfront RestaurantTuckerton, New Jersey
PrimavistaCincinnati, Ohio
Queensview SteakhouseLong Beach, California
Ray's BoathouseSeattle, Washington
Reading Room Restaurant at The Bar Harbor InnBar Harbor, Maine
The Restaurant at Patowmack FarmLovettsville, Virginia
River CrabSt. Clair, Michigan
River's EndJenner, California
Sea VenturePismo Beach, California
Seaglass Restaurant and LoungeSalisbury, Massachusetts
Seasons At The Ocean HouseWesterly, Rhode Island
Seven SeasHartland, Wisconsin
Severn InnAnnapolis, Maryland
The Signature Prime Steak & SeafoodHonolulu, Hawaii
Sorrento's RistoranteChelan, Washington
The SpinnakerSausalito, California
Spinner's Rooftop Revolving Bistro & Lounge-Grand Plaza Hotel – St. Pete Beach, Florida
Summit House RestaurantEnumclaw, Washington
Sunset Terrace-Omni Grove Park InnAsheville, North Carolina
Sutro's at the Cliff HouseSan Francisco, California
Tom Ham's LighthouseSan Diego, California
Top of the MarkSan Francisco, California
Top of the World Restaurant-Stratosphere HotelLas Vegas, Nevada
Top of WaikikiHonolulu, Hawaii
'Ulu Ocean Grill and Sushi Lounge – Kaupulehu, Hawaii
Vast-Devon TowerOklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Veranda RestaurantFallbrook, California
Vue on 30ASanta Rosa Beach, Florida
Water's EdgeLong Island City, New York
West at Hotel AngelenoLos Angeles, California
West Shore CaféHomewood, California
World FamousSan Diego, California
WP24 by Wolfgang PuckLos Angeles, California

Diners can also read more about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Scenic View 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, Germany and the UK.  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 25 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews. 

About OpenTable
OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 15 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 31,000 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 620 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.

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