updated: 5/1/2013 4:11:31 PM

Restaurants Drawing National Praise For Breakfasts

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A pair of national restaurant websites is recognizing two Hoosier eateries for their morning offerings. OpenTable, an online reservation site, has included a Carmel bistro on its "Best Brunch" list and Urbanspoon, an international dining website, has named an Indianapolis restaurant one of the "Most Popular Breakfast Spots" in the country.

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OpenTable highlighted Petite Chou and Urbanspoon recognized 3 Sisters Cafe.

April 30, 2013

News Release

SAN FRANSISCO, Cal. - Just in time for Mother's Day, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, has announced the 2013 Diners' Choice Award winners for Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Winning restaurants, which include Belga Cafe in Washington, D.C., Cookshop in New York, and RESTAURANT at Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, are scattered throughout 26 states and the nation's capital. The coastal states of California and New York have the greatest number of best restaurants for brunch, with 17 and 13, respectively. The South made a strong showing, with Florida claiming 8 winning restaurants and Georgia with 7 honorees. Texas and Washington, D.C. restaurants earned five places apiece, while Colorado, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington each have four. Illinois and Pennsylvania each have three award winners, while Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, and Missouri have two. Arizona, Delaware, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin are also represented. Belgian, Creole, French, Mediterranean, and Mexican fare are featured; however, American cuisine handily dominates the list.

"Americans didn't invent brunch, but these winning restaurants have come to define it," says Caroline Potter , OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. "Whether its folks seeking to kick-start Saturday dining adventures or gather with loved ones over a sumptuous meal on a Sunday afternoon, brunch is a national pastime for foodies, friends, and families."

The Diners' Choice Awards for the Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants are generated from more than 5 million reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013. 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 "great for brunch" was selected as a special feature.

Based on this methodology, the following restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, comprise the Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S. according to OpenTable diners. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/bestbrunch.

2013 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S.

94th Aero Squadron – Miami, Florida
94th Aero Squadron – San Diego, California
Allgauer’s – Lisle, Illinois
Atchafalaya Restaurant – New Orleans, Louisiana
B Matthews Eatery – Savannah, Georgia
Bananas Modern American Diner – Orlando, Florida
Beau Monde – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Belga Cafe – Washington, D.C.
Bella Vista at Four Season Resort-The Biltmore Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara, California
Bernardo’s @ the Hotel Galvez – Galveston, Texas
Big Jones – Chicago, Illinois
Biltmore Brunch – Coral Gables, Florida
Bistro La Bon – Charlotte, North Carolina
Bixby’s – St. Louis, Missouri
Brockton Villa – La Jolla, California
The Cafe at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead – Atlanta, Georgia
Cafe Fleuri – Boston, Massachusetts
Cafe Modern – Fort Worth, Texas
Cafe Monte – Charlotte, North Carolina
Cafe Sebastienne – Kansas City, Missouri
Chateau Morrisette – Floyd, Virginia
Chez Zee – Austin, Texas
Circle Brunch-The Breakers – Palm Beach, Florida
Cookshop – New York, New York
Cooperage Inn Restaurant – Baiting Hollow, New York
Corner Shop Café – New York, New York
Croc’s 19th Street Bistro – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Croissants Bistro and Bakery – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The Crystal Room at Le Pavillon Hotel – New Orleans, Louisiana
Datz – Tampa, Florida
Deerfield – Newark, Delaware
Deerpark Restaurant – Asheville, North Carolina
Di Valletta Restaurant – Greensboro, North Carolina
The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa – Snoqualmie, Washington
Einstein’s – Atlanta, Georgia
Ellyngton’s at the Brown Palace – Denver, Colorado
Envoy – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
French Blue – St. Helena, California
Garden Court – San Francisco, California
Garden Terrace at The Inverness Hotel – Englewood, Colorado
Gertrude’s – Baltimore, Maryland
Gramercy Terrace – New York, New York
Grand Concourse – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Greenbriar Inn – Boulder, Colorado
Hawaii Prince-Prince Court – Honolulu, Hawaii
Hillbilly Tea – Louisville, Kentucky
Humphreys Restaurant – San Diego, California
Jane – New York, New York
Kravings – Tarzana, California
La Note Restaurant Provencal – Berkeley, California
Lake Elmo Inn – Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Lake Rabun Hotel and Restaurant – Lakemont, Georgia
Las Brisas – Laguna Beach, California
Library Bistro – Seattle, Washington
Lucile’s – Fort Worth, Texas
M ST. Cafe -St. Paul, Minnesota
Magic Flute – San Francisco, California
Max’s Wine Dive – Houston, Texas
Mission Inn Restaurant – Riverside, California
Mister Collins – Bal Harbour, Florida
Mountain View Restaurant at Cheyenne Mountain Resort – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mrs. K’s Toll House – Silver Spring, Maryland
Museum Cafe – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Nellie’s Sports Bar – Washington, D.C.
Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien – New York, New York
North End Cafe – Louisville, Kentucky
Oasis Cafe – Salt Lake City, Utah
O’Neill’s Bar & Grill – Mission Viejo, California
Palm Court at The Scottsdale Resort – Scottsdale, Arizona
Parks Edge – Atlanta, Georgia
Parrot Cage-Washburne Culinary Institute – Chicago, Illinois
Pasha Mezze – Norfolk, Virginia
Pastis – New York, New York
Peacock Garden Cafe – Coconut Grove, Florida
Petite Chou – Carmel, Indiana
Plumeria Beach House – Kahala, Hawaii
Ports O Call – San Pedro, California
Queen Mary Champagne Sunday Brunch – Los Angeles, California
RESTAURANT at Sunset Marquis – West Hollywood, California
Rosebud – Atlanta, Georgia
The Roycroft Inn – East Aurora, New York
Salty’s at Redondo Beach – Des Moines, Washington
Salty’s on Alki – Seattle, Washington
Sanfords Restaurant – Astoria, New York
Sarabeth’s Central Park South – New York, New York
Sarabeth’s West – New York, New York
Seasons Restaurant – Washington, D.C.
The Smith-East Village – New York, New York
Soco – Brooklyn, New York
Sophia’s Restaurant at The Fairview Inn – Jackson, Missouri
South End Buttery – Boston, Massachusetts
Sun in my Belly-Neighborhood Cafe – Decatur, Georgia
Sundy House – Delray Beach, Florida
Ted’s Bulletin – Washington, D.C.
TJ’s at The Jefferson Hotel – Richmond, Virginia
Tom Hams Lighthouse – San Diego, California
Top of the Mark – San Francisco, California
Town Hall – Washington, D.C.
Valley Green Inn – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Diners can also read more about the Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 restaurants for brunch in the U.S. by visiting the OpenTable "Dining Check" blog.

Source: Open Table

April 30, 2013

News Release

SEATTLE, Wash. - Urbanspoon, the leading mobile restaurant discovery application and reservation management system, today announced their list of Urbanspoon's Most Popular Breakfast Spots. Just in time to make plans for Mother's Day, the list features 101 of the most popular U.S. locations within the Urbanspoon community. Topping the list, 83% of the selected locations fall into the "Cheap Eats" or "Moderately Priced" categories. On the menu front, 30% of the restaurants featured serve a "traditional American breakfast" (think Denver omelets and pancakes.) Popular themes include American Diners (16 spots) and Southern/Soul/Cajun restaurants (15 spots). In addition, most locations featured on the list claim to be Kid-Friendly making them perfect for Mother's Day.

"Breakfast is the perfect meal to celebrate with family," said Patrick O'Donnell co-founder, Urbanspoon. "From French Toast & Croque-Madame to my favorite, Dim Sum. Our list gives diners inspiration across 31 states and 60 cities for the most important meal of the day."

The selected restaurants on Urbanspoon's Most Popular Breakfast Spots received the most positive reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, the Urbanspoon community, and diners. Florida claims the most spots on the lineup with 12 entries, followed closely behind by Texas (10) and California (7).

The complete list is included below and is available online at: http://blog.urbanspoon.com/blog/2013/04/101-great-breakfasts-in-the-u-s

To see which restaurants still have reservations available, check out Urbanspoon.

Alabama
Birmingham
Trattoria Centrale

Gulf Shores
Kitty's Kafe

Orange Beach
Duck's Diner

Tuscaloosa
City Cafe

Arizona
Phoenix
Matt's Big Breakfast

California
Los Angeles
26 Beach Restaurant
Gjelina
The Griddle Cafe

San Diego
Hash House a Go Go

SF Bay Area
Tartine Bakery

Colorado
Colorado Springs
Over Easy, A Daytime Eatery

Denver
Snooze

Florida
Florida Keys
Blue Heaven

Fort Myers
Heavenly Biscuit

Jacksonville
Maple Street Biscuit Company
Metro Diner

Miami
Puerto Sagua
Versailles Restaurant

Orlando
Ohana

Panama City
Andy's Flour Power Bakery

St Augustine
Casa Maya

Tallahassee
Angelette's Cajun Kitchen

Tampa Bay
Datz Tampa
Lenny's

Georgia
Atlanta
Empire State South

Savannah
Goose Feathers Bakery and Cafe
Henry's
Huey's On The River
Sisters of the New South Restaurant

Hawaii
Honolulu
Duke's Waikiki

Wailea
Kihei Caffe

Illinois
Chicago
XOCO
Yolk

Indiana
Indianapolis
3 Sisters Cafe

Kentucky
Lexington
Doodle's Breakfast & Lunch

Louisville
Highland Morning

Louisiana
Baton Rouge
Louie's Cafe

Lafayette
The French Press

New Orleans
Camellia Grill
Coulis
Johnny's Po-Boys
Ruby Slipper Cafe

Massachusetts
Boston
The Paramount

Maryland
Baltimore
Blue Moon Cafe

Minnesota
Twin Cities
Good Day Cafe

Missouri
St. Louis
Rooster

North Carolina
Asheville
Early Girl Eatery
Tupelo Honey Cafe

Charlotte
Amelie's French Bakery & Cafe

Nebraska
Omaha
11-Worth Cafe

New Mexico
Albuquerque
Sophia's Place

Nevada
Las Vegas
Bouchon
Peppermill Cafe & Lounge

New York
Long Island
Maureen's Kitchen

New York
Balthazar
Cafeteria

Ohio
Cincinnati
Taste of Belgium Bistro

Cleveland
The Blue Door Cafe & Bakery

Columbus
Northstar Cafe

Oklahoma
Oklahoma City
Cafe Kacao
Classen Grill
Diner
Ingrid's Kitchen
Kitchen No. 324

Oregon
Portland
Mother's Bistro & Bar
Tin Shed Garden Cafe

Seaside
Firehouse Grill

Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh
Deluca's
E2
Waffles INCaffeinated

South Carolina
Charleston
Hominy Grill
Page's Okra Grill
The Early Bird Diner

Rock Hill
The YOLK

Tennessee
Chattanooga
Bluegrass Grill

Memphis
Brother Juniper's College Inn

Nashville
Fido
Loveless Cafe
Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant
The Southern Steak & Oyster

Texas
Austin
Magnolia Cafe South
Old Pecan Street Cafe

El Paso
D'Lox

Houston
Black Walnut Cafe
Empire Cafe
Niko Niko's Greek
Tiny Boxwood's Cafe

San Antonio
Guenther House
Magnolia Pancake Haus (Embassy Oaks)
Magnolia Pancake Haus (Huebner Road)

Virginia
Hampton Roads
757 Crave Breakfast & Lunch On The Water
Citrus Breakfast & Lunch
The Egg Bistro

Richmond
The Black Sheep

Washington
Seattle
5 Spot
Cafe Presse
Le Pichet
Lola
Skillet Diner

Washington DC
Old Ebbitt Grill

Wisconsin
Milwaukee
Honeypie

Urbanspoon is a leading online local restaurant guide that aggregates reviews professional food critics, bloggers and diners. Available online, through its popular iPhone, Android, Blackberry and now iPad applications, Urbanspoon provides reviews for restaurants throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Urbanspoon is an operating business of IAC. For more information, visit www.urbanspoon.com.

Source: Urbanspoon

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