OpenTable Reveals its 2019 List of the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America

Restaurants in California, New York and Illinois Boast The Most Honorees With 24 States and Washington, D.C. Represented on the List

Diners Can Give Moms the Gift of Being Truly Present at Brunch by Opting Into #DiningMode

OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), today released its annual list of the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2019. OpenTable data shows that 81 percent of diners book their Mother’s Day reservations two weeks in advance, so the list comes at the perfect time to help diners find the best brunch eatery to celebrate the mother figure in their lives. Featuring restaurants coast-to-coast, across 24 states and Washington, D.C., the list is a comprehensive look at the best brunch spots in the country. The Best Brunch Restaurants in America list was culled from more than 12 million verified diner reviews of over 30,000 restaurants in 50 states and Washington, D.C.

From restaurants with magnificent views like Geoffrey’s Restaurant in Malibu, Calif., to brunch institutions like Sadelle’sin New York, to acclaimed eateries like Somerset in Chicago, the Best Brunch Restaurants list features a wide variety of restaurants. California is the most recognized state on the list with 16 restaurants honored, followed by New York with 12 winning restaurants and Illinois and Pennsylvania with eight each. Florida, Texas and Washington, D.C. each boast seven winning restaurants and Louisiana claims five honorees.

The annual list comes on the heels of OpenTable’s national #DiningMode campaign, a challenge to diners to set aside their phones while dining with mom and connect with those around them this Mother’s Day. Diners are now encouraged to give moms the gift of being truly present at a celebratory brunch at any of this year’s winning restaurants making honoring the mom in your life easy and more rewarding.

“On Mother’s Day 2018, we seated more diners than any other day that year and recognize that celebrating mom is a priority for our diners,” said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer at OpenTable. “The honorees on this year’s best brunch list are creating experiences that will dazzle her and make embracing our #DiningMode challenge a snap, with sublime drinks and dishes and friendly service. You won’t be tempted to pick up your phone on May 12 at any of these spots.”

The 100 Best Brunch Restaurants list is generated solely from diner reviews collected between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. The overall score is made up of unique data points, such as overall diner rating, user klout, total number of reviews and regional overall rating. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the sum of tags for which “brunch” was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2019 according to OpenTable diners, are as follows (in alphabetical order):

100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2019
Ambar – Multiple Locations     
Atchafalaya Restaurant – New Orleans, Louisiana 
Balthazar – New York, New York
Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Beachcomber Cafe – Crystal Cove – Newport Coast, California 
Beatrix – Multiple Locations 
Brennan’s – New Orleans, Louisiana
Brennan’s of Houston – Houston, Texas
Bristol Seafood Grill – Multiple Locations       
The Butcher, The Baker, The Cappuccino Maker – West Hollywood, California
Bud & Marilyn’s – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Café Ba-Ba-Reeba – Chicago, Illinois 
Cafe Fiorello – New York, New York 
Cafe Luxembourg – New York, New York 
Cafe Monte – Charlotte, North Carolina 
Cappy’s Restaurant – San Antonio, Texas 
Carmine’s – 44th Street – New York, New York 
Catch LA – West Hollywood, California
Chart House Restaurant – Weehawken, New Jersey 
Chez Zee – Austin, Texas
Cookshop – New York, New York 
The Copper Hen – Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Dandelion – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa – Snoqualmie, Washington 
Duke’s – Huntington Beach, California
Emmaline – Houston, Texas 
Farmers & Distillers – Washington, D.C.
Farmers Fishers Bakers – Washington, D.C. 
Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens – Corona Del Mar, California 
Founding Farmers – Multiple Locations           
The Gage – Chicago, Illinois 
Gandy Dancer – Ann Arbor, Michigan
Geoffrey’s Restaurant – Malibu, California 
Gertrude’s – Baltimore, Maryland
Giada – The Cromwell – Las Vegas, Nevada 
Grace’s – Houston, Texas 
The Grand Marlin of Pensacola Beach – Pensacola, Florida 
Great Maple – San Diego, California 
Green Valley Grill – Greensboro, North Carolina 
The Hamilton – Washington, D.C.
The Hampton Social – River North – Chicago, Illinois 
Harbor House – Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
Hell’s Kitchen – Caesars Palace Las Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada
The Henry – Phoenix, Arizona 
HEXX kitchen + bar – Las Vegas, Nevada
Ida Claire – Addison, Texas
The Ivy – West Hollywood, California 
Jake’s Del Mar – Del Mar, California 
Kyle G’s Prime Seafood – Jensen Beach, Florida 
Lafayette – New York, New York 
Lake Elmo Inn – Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Le Diplomate – Washington, D.C.
Le Moo – Louisville, Kentucky
Lindey’s – Columbus, Ohio 
Little Goat – Chicago, Illinois 
Lola Seattle – Seattle, Washington 
Louie Bossi Ristorante – Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
The Love – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Maggiano’s – South Coast Plaza – Costa Mesa, California 
Mama’s Fish House – Paia, Hawaii 
Mere Bulles – Brentwood, Tennessee 
Mon Ami Gabi – Las Vegas, Nevada
Muriel’s Jackson Square – New Orleans, Louisiana 
Oxford Exchange – Tampa, Florida
Palace – Miami Beach, Florida 
Palace Café – New Orleans, Louisiana 
Parc – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Perch LA – Los Angeles, California 
Pier W – Cleveland, Ohio 
Poor Calvin’s – Atlanta, Georgia 
Print Works Bistro – Greensboro, North Carolina 
The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus – San Francisco, California
Sadelle’s – New York, New York 
Salty’s – Multiple Locations      
Sarabeth’s Park Avenue South – New York, New York 
Shaw’s Crab House – Chicago, Illinois 
The Smith – Multiple Locations
Somerset – Chicago, Illinois 
Spencer’s Restaurant – Palm Springs, California
Stanford Grill – Columbia, Maryland
Succotash – Penn Quarter DC – Washington, D.C.
Summer House Santa Monica – Chicago, Illinois 
Suraya – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Talula’s Garden – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Tavern on the Green – New York, New York 
Terrain Garden Cafe – Glen Mills, Pennsylvania 
The Tropicale – Palm Springs, California 
Top of the Hub – Boston, Massachusetts 
Tower Oaks Lodge – Rockville, Maryland
Town – San Carlos, California 
Tupelo Honey – Downtown Asheville – Asheville, North Carolina 
Ulele – Tampa, Florida 
Unconventional Diner – Washington, D.C.
Upland – New York, New York
Whiskey Cake – Plano, Texas 
White Dog Cafe – Wayne, Pennsylvania
Willa Jean – New Orleans, Louisiana 
X2O Xaviars on the Hudson – Yonkers, New York
Yank Sing – Rincon Center – San Francisco, California 
Yardbird – Multiple Locations

The complete list may also be viewed at: https://www.opentable.com/lists/us-best-brunch-restaurants-2019.  To learn more about the #DiningMode campaign, visit: https://www.opentable.com/diningmode. Join the conversation with #DiningMode.

Source: Open Table

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