It was a strong year for West Coast restaurants, according to OpenTable’s recently released list of the 100 best restaurants in the U.S. in 2019. The Golden State housed nearly a quarter of the total list with outposts up and down the coast, including Acquerello, Benu, and Birdsong in San Francisco, all the way down Highway 1 to The Dock in Newport Beach and Hachi in Carson, California.

who's who?The Most Influential Food People of the Past DecadeThe annuals list, generated from diner reviews collected from the popular restaurant booking platform between Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2019, featured 22 total restaurants from California, while New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida tied for second place with seven restaurants each making the cut.

American and Italian cuisines were represented most-heavily with favorites like Chicago’s The Girl & The Goat and New York’s Atera landing in the top 100, but French food made a strong showing with representation in all corners of the country from Cafe Provence in Prairie, Kansas, to Boston’s Brassica Kitchen.

To qualify for the top 100, each restaurant had to have been part of the OpenTable platform for the past 12 consecutive months with a minimum overall rating and a minimum number of qualifying reviews for consideration. From there, they were sorted and ranked according to data points, like overall diner rating, total number of reviews, and regional overall rating. 

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The annual list follows OpenTable’s year-end dining report, a more interpretive look at popular dining trends this year which saw a rise in farmer-owned restaurants and an uptick in reviews surrounding keto and plant-based food dining.

Here are the top 100 restaurants in America for 2019, according to OpenTable (in alphabetical order):

Acquerello – San Francisco, California 

Addison Restaurant – San Diego, California 

Ambra – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Anjelica’s Restaurant – Sea Bright, New Jersey

Antebellum – Flowery Branch, Georgia 

The Artichoke Restaurant & Bar – Vinita, Oklahoma

Artisan – Elkhart, Indiana 

Arturo Boada Cuisine – Houston, Texas

Atera – New York, New York

Bar Mingo – Portland, Oregon

Barrique Venice – Venice, California 

Benu – San Francisco, California 


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Bibou – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Birdsong – San Francisco, California 

Bistro 31 – Dallas, Texas

Bistro Barbes – Denver, Colorado

Bistro Daisy – New Orleans, Louisiana 

Bites at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples – Naples, Florida

BOCA – Cincinnati, Ohio 

Brassica Kitchen – Boston, Massachusetts


Brewery Bhavana – Raleigh, North Carolina 

Buccan – Palm Beach, Florida

Bull & Bear Steakhouse – Orlando, Florida 

Cafe Monarch – Scottsdale, Arizona

Cafe Provence – Prairie Village, Kansas

Carlos’ Bistro – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Chimney Park – Windsor, Colorado

Clark’s Oyster Bar – Austin, Texas 

Collage Restaurant – St. Augustine, Florida

Crawford & Son – Raleigh, North Carolina

The Crossing – Clayton, Missouri

CRUST – Miami, Florida 

The Dock – Newport Beach, California

Double Knot – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eatt – Las Vegas, Nevada


Elizabeth’s Gone Raw – Washington, D.C.

The Family Jones Spirit House – Denver, Colorado

Fishing With Dynamite – Manhattan Beach, California 

Geronimo – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Girl & the Goat – Chicago, Illinois

Guiso Latin Fusion – Healdsburg, California 

Hachi – Carson, California 

Hannas Prime Steak – Rancho Santa Margarita, California 

Holdfast Dining – Portland, Oregon


Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – Multiple Locations*  

Joel Robuchon – MGM Grand – Las Vegas, Nevada 

Kai | Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass – Phoenix, Arizona 

Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens – Fulton, California

Kenzo Napa – Napa, California 

The Kitchen Restaurant – Sacramento, California 

Krave Restaurant – Tequesta, Florida

KUSAKABE – San Francisco, California

L’Auberge Chez Francois – Great Falls, Virginia

L’ATELIER de Joël Robuchon – New York, New York

Lahaina Grill – Lahaina, Hawaii 

Le Diplomate – Washington, D.C.


Le Yaca – Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Little Owl – New York, New York 

Mabel Gray – Hazel Park, Michigan

Mama’s Fish House – Paia, Hawaii 

Maple & Ash – Chicago, Illinois

Mercato Stellina Pizzeria – Bellevue, Washington

NANCY – St. Simons Island, Georgia 

NoJa – Mobile, Alabama

Noord – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ocean 44 – Scottsdale, Arizona

Olce Pizza Grille – Cedars, Pennsylvania 

Oriole – Chicago, Illinois

Partage – Las Vegas, Nevada

Petrossian Restaurant & Boutique – West Hollywood, California 

Phoenicia – Birmingham, Michigan


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Quince – San Francisco, California 

Rainbow Palace – Fort Lauderdale, Florida 

The Restaurant at Convict Lake – Mammoth Lakes, California 

The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge – Blowing Rock, North Carolina 

Restaurant Guy Savoy – Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, Nevada

Riccardo Trattoria – Chicago, Illinois

Rosmarino Osteria Italiana – Newberg, Oregon

RPM Steak – Chicago, Illinois

Scalini Fedeli – New York, New York 

Seven Hills – San Francisco, California 

Sotto – Cincinnati, Ohio 


St. Anselm– Washington, D.C.

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards – Santa Rosa, California 

Steak 44 – Phoenix, Arizona

Steve & Cookie’s By the Bay – Margate, New Jersey 

Sushi House – Leawood, Kansas

Sushi Kaito – New York, New York

Table 128 Bistro + Bar – Clive, Iowa

The Table at Season To Taste – Cambridge, Massachusetts

Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro – Birmingham, Michigan

Tempura Matsui – New York, New York 


Terrapin Creek Cafe & Restaurant – Bodega Bay, California 

Terzo – San Francisco, California 

The WineSellar & Brasserie – San Diego, California 

Tomo Sushi & Ramen – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Two Fish – Haddonfield, New Jersey

Vernick Coffee Bar – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Willow Restaurant – Portland, Oregon 

Yopparai – New York, New York

Find more information on Open Table’s Top 100 Restaurants in America for 2019 here

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