Hawaii Restaurants Among Best for Outdoor Dining

Capische | www.capische.comHawaii is home to 16 of the Top 100 restaurants for outdoor dining, and nine of those are on the island of Maui, according to online restaurant reservations service OpenTable.

The 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in the United States reflect the combined opinions of nearly 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

In addition to the Aloha State, California’s great outdoors is clearly great for dining, with 36 winning restaurants in the state, including 11 in the Los Angeles area, eight each in Palm Desert-Palm Springs and San Diego, and five in the Bay Area. Florida restaurants claimed 30 spots on the list, with an impressive 17 in the Miami area and nine wins in the city of Naples alone. Arizona and New York boast four wins apiece, followed by three in Texas, and two in both Louisiana and Virginia. Other states represented include Colorado, Illinois, and Nevada.

“Dining al fresco makes a meal feel more special – and more social,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable’s Chief Dining Officer. “Whether you’re enjoying a table with a view, terrific weather, or engaging in a bit of people watching, outdoor dining is an event in and of itself. And, the fabulous food at these winning restaurants complements the entire experience, making these tables some of the most coveted reservations.”

The Diners’ Choice Awards for the Best 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining is generated from nearly 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of qualifying reviews for which “outdoor dining” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed online.

Hawaii Restaurants in the Top 100 for Outdoor Dining

  • Capische – Wailea, Hawaii
  • Duke’s Beach House – Lahaina, Hawaii
  • Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante – Wailea, Hawaii
  • Five Palms Beach Grill – Kihei, Hawaii
  • Gannon’s – Wailea, Hawaii
  • Gaylord’s at Kilohana – Lihue, Hawaii
  • Hau Tree Lanai – Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Hula Grill-Kaanapali – Maui – Hawaii
  • Japengo – Lahaina, Hawaii
  • Nick’s Fishmarket – Wailea, Hawaii
  • Plantation Gardens – Koloa, Hawaii
  • Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii
  • Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai – Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  • Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar – Kihei, Hawaii

The remaining Diners’ Choice Award Winners for the Best 100 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in the U.S. for 2012:

  • A Fish Called Avalon – Miami Beach, Florida
  • Adobe Grill @ La Quinta Resort – La Quinta, California
  • Alexander’s – Naples, Florida
  • BALEENnaples – Naples, Florida
  • Barbatella – Naples, Florida
  • Beachcomber Cafe-Crystal Cove – Newport Coast, California
  • Bimini Boatyard – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Blue Agave Club – Pleasanton, California
  • Blue Coyote Bar & Grill – Palm Springs, California
  • Blue Moon Fish Co. – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Bridge House Tavern – Chicago, Illinois
  • Brockton Villa – San Diego, California
  • Cafe Amelie – New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Cafe Luna – Naples, Florida
  • Cafe Malaga – McKinney, Texas
  • Cafe Pinot – Los Angeles, California
  • Cafe Sambal-Mandarin Oriental Miami – Miami, Florida
  • Cafe Santorini – Los Angeles, California
  • Caffe Riace – Palo Alto, California
  • Campiello – Naples, Florida
  • Chart House Restaurant – Miami, Florida
  • Chautauqua Dining Hall – Boulder, Colorado
  • Dada – Delray Beach, Florida
  • Deck 84 – Delray Beach, Florida
  • Edendale – Hollywood, California
  • El Chorro – Paradise Valley, Arizona
  • Geoffrey’s Restaurant – Malibu, California
  • George’s Ocean Terrace – La Jolla, California
  • GG’s Waterfront Bar & Grill – Hollywood, Florida
  • Gigino at Wagner Park – New York, New York
  • Handsome Harry’s Third Street Bistro – Naples, Florida
  • The House at Secret Garden – Phoenix, Arizona
  • House of Tricks – Tempe, Arizona
  • Blue Dragon Restaurant – Kamuela, Hawaii
  • Brown’s Beach House-The Fairmont Orchid – Kohala Coast, Hawaii
  • Jackalope Ranch – Palm Springs, California
  • Jake’s – Palm Springs, California
  • JB’s On the Beach – Miami, Florida
  • JRDN Restaurant – San Diego, California
  • Katsuya-Glendale-SBE – Los Angeles, California
  • La Bottega – New York, New York
  • Latitudes – Key West, Florida
  • Lavendar Bistro – La Quinta, California
  • Lon’s at The Hermosa – Paradise Valley, Arizona
  • Marche Bacchus – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Martinique Bistro – New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Max’s Grille – Boca Raton, Florida
  • Metro Lafayette – Lafayette, California
  • Milagros – Redwood City, California
  • MiraMare – Naples, Florida
  • Nine One Five – Key West, Florida
  • Novo Restaurant – San Luis Obispo, California
  • Oceans 234 – Deerfield Beach, Florida
  • Olive and June – Austin, Texas
  • Ophelia’s on the Bay – Sarasota, Florida
  • Ovations at Wolf Trap – Vienna, Virginia
  • Paradise Cove Beach Cafe – Los Angeles, California
  • Perch LA – Los Angeles, California
  • Pier 23 Cafe – San Francisco, California
  • Pier 45 – Rochester, New York
  • Portico Restaurant – Richmond, Virginia
  • Poseidon – Del Mar, California
  • Purple Palm Restaurant – Palm Springs, California
  • Red Fish Grill – Miami, Florida
  • Renato’s – Miami, Florida
  • The Restaurant at Ponte – Temecula, California
  • RESTAURANT at Sunset Marquis – West Hollywood, California
  • Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar – Boca Raton, Florida
  • Sapphire Laguna – Laguna Beach, California
  • Sheerwater Restaurant at the Hotel Del Coronado – Coronado, California
  • Sonoma Wine Garden – Santa Monica, California
  • Spencer’s Restaurant – Palm Springs, California
  • Splashes at Surf & Sand Resort – Laguna Beach, California
  • Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido, California
  • Sundowners on The Bay – Key Largo, Florida
  • Sundy House – Delray Beach, Florida
  • Sunset Cove – Tarrytown, New York
  • Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar – Naples, Florida
  • Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar – Palm Desert, California
  • Trio On The Bay – North Bay Village, Florida
  • The Turtle Club – Naples, Florida
  • Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant – San Diego, California
  • Vic and Angelo’s – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
  • Villa Sorriso – Pasadena, California
  • Wilshire – Santa Monica, California
  • Woodshed Smokehouse – Fort Worth, Texas

Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the top restaurants for outdoor dining in the U.S. by visiting OpenTable Chief Dining Officer Caroline Potter’s “Dining Check” blog.

About OpenTable Reviews

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About OpenTable, Inc.

OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 25,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 325 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 United Kingdom. OpenTable also owns and operates, a leading restaurant reservation site in the United Kingdom.

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