OpenTable Diners Name Top 100 Kid-Friendly Restaurants

OpenTable Diners Name Top 100 Kid-Friendly RestaurantsSchool is out for summer, and OpenTable, Inc., a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, is celebrating by announcing the 100 winners of its Diners’ Choice Awards for Kid-Friendly Restaurants in the United States.  The list of winners is derived from more than ten million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The state of California boasts 26 winning spots on the list, including 13 in the San Francisco vicinity alone — a boon for Bay Area babies and their parents. The Midwest is also best, with Illinois and Minnesota claiming 12 spots each. Massachusetts and New York earned 11 and 12 nods, respectively. Other stand-out states include Pennsylvania and Ohio, as well as Washington D.C. Winners also represented Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Rhode Island, among others. Italian fare proved popular with families, with a strong showing from Buca de Beppo restaurants as well as Manhattan favorites Carmine’s 91st Street and Carmine’s Midtown, as well as several others.

“When you’re dining out with kids, you really want to find a restaurant that has something for everyone at the table – a cool cocktail and fine food for the adults, a menu that appeals to young diners, and friendly service,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable’s Chief Dining Officer.  “The good news is that there are 100 restaurants – and, let’s face it, many, many more – where families can enjoy all of that. From the fun of upscale barbecue restaurants and Japanese steakhouses to the comforts of new and classic Italian cuisine, these winning restaurants make it easier than ever for families to find a spot sure to please diners of every age.”

Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between June 2010 and May 2011, the following 50 restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, received the highest scores from OpenTable diners.

5 Napkin Burger – New York, New York
The American Sector @ The National WWII Museum – New Orleans, Louisiana
Aquarium Restaurant – Denver, Colorado
Axel’s Bonfire – Blaine, Minnesota
Axel’s Bonfire – Savage, Minnesota
Axel’s Bonfire – Woodbury, Minnesota
Big Bowl – Lincolnshire, Illinois
Big Bowl – Reston, Virginia
Black Angus Steakhouse-Blossom Hill – San Jose, California
Black Angus Steakhouse-Dublin – Dublin, California
Boca Chica Restaurant – St. Paul, Minnesota
The Brooklyn Diner Times Square – New York, New York
Buca di Beppo – Brea, California
Buca di Beppo – Burnsville, Minnesota
Buca di Beppo – Campbell, California
Buca di Beppo – Chicago, Illinois
Buca di Beppo – Claremont, California
Buca di Beppo – Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Buca di Beppo – Orlando, Florida
Buca di Beppo – Indianapolis, Indiana
Buca di Beppo – Irvine, California
Buca di Beppo – Lexington, Massachusetts
Buca di Beppo – Lombard, Illinois
Buca di Beppo – Maple Grove, Minnesota
Buca di Beppo – Minneapolis, St. Paul (Downtown/Uptown)
Buca di Beppo – Orland Park, Illinois
Buca di Beppo – Palo Alto, California
Buca di Beppo – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Buca di Beppo – Sacramento, California
Buca di Beppo – San Francisco, California
Buca di Beppo – San Jose, California
Buca di Beppo – Seekonk, Boston, Massachusetts
Buca di Beppo – Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Buca di Beppo – St. Paul, Minnesota
Buca di Beppo – Universal City, California
Buca di Beppo – Wheeling, Illinois
Buca di Beppo – Worthington, Ohio
Burger Jones – Calhoun, Minnesota
Carmine’s – 91st Street, New York, New York
Carmine’s Midtown – New York, New York
Cioppino’s On The Wharf – San Francisco, California
Clyde’s of Chevy Chase – Washington, D.C.
D.B.A. Barbecue – Atlanta, Georgia
Dee’s – Forest Hills, New York
Dinosaur Bar B Que – New York, New York
Dish Mill Valley – Mill Valley, California
Durgin Park – Boston, Massachusetts
El Cholo Cafe – Pasadena, California
F. McLintocks Saloon & Dining House – Pismo Beach, California
Fenicci’s of Hershey – Hershey, Pennsylvania
Fire + Ice – Boston, Massachusetts
Fire + Ice – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Fire + Ice Grill + Bar – Anaheim, California
Fire + Ice – Providence, Rhode Island
Good Earth Edina – Edina, Minnesota
Graziano’s – Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Guadalajara Grill – Tucson, Arizona
Gus’s BBQ – South Pasadena, California
Harry Caray’s Tavern – Chicago, Illinois
Hill Country Barbecue Market – Washington, D.C.
Houlihan’s Restaurant – Park Ridge, Illinois
House of Japan – Dublin, Ohio
House of Japan – Columbus, Ohio
K’ya Street Fare – Anaheim, California
Kyoto Palace Restaurant – Campbell, California
L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge – Chicago, Illinois
Landmarc [At the Time Warner Center] – New York, New York
Maggiano’s – Bellevue, Washington
Maggiano’s – Hackensack, New Jersey
Max Brenner – Las Vegas, Nevada
Max Brenner – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Max Brenner – Union Square – New York, New York
Mity Nice Grill – Chicago, Illinois
Mozza Mia – Edina, Minnesota
Ninja – New York, New York
Not Your Average Joe’s – Watertown, Massachusetts
Not Your Average Joe’s – Westborough, Massachusetts
Pacific Catch – Sunset District – San Francisco, California
Papa Razzi – Wellesley, Massachusetts
Paradise Cove Beach Cafe – Malibu, California
Park Chalet – San Francisco, California
Percy Street Barbecue – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Pirates’ House – Savannah, Georgia
The Prickly Pear Cantina – Danville, California
Proud Bird – Los Angeles, California
R J Grunt’s – Chicago, Illinois
Raglan Road Irish Pub – Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Rawhide Steakhouse at Wild Horse Pass – Chandler, Arizona
Rizzuto’s Wood-Fired Kitchen & Bar – Westport, Connecticut
Rye Grill and Bar – Rye, New York
Sambuca – New York, New York
Sam’s Chowder House – Half Moon Bay, California
Scoozi – Chicago, Illinois
Summer Shack – Boston, Massachusetts
Summer Shack – Cambridge, Massachusetts
Ted’s Bulletin – Washington, D.C.
The Twisted Fork – Raleigh, North Carolina
Virgil’s – New York, New York
Waikiki Starlight Luau – Honolulu, Hawaii
Yankee Pier – Larkspur, California

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